Celebrate Heritage Week in Delta!
Jan 29, 2018
From February 17-25, Delta will celebrate Heritage Week with a variety of events, displays, and awards for heritage preservation and restoration. Heritage Week is presented by Delta’s Heritage Advisory Commission, in partnership with Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Council.
“Delta’s heritage is the foundation of our vibrant and sustainable community; Heritage Week reminds us of Delta’s rich history, something which we are proud to honour,” says Mayor Lois E. Jackson.
The Mayor will announce the opening of Heritage Week and present Friends of Heritage Awards at the Council meeting in North Delta on February 19 at 7 pm
at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760-88th Avenue.
Join a workshop or performance
Delta’s Parks, Recreation and Culture department is celebrating Heritage Week 2018 through two events on Saturday, February 17 at the Harris Barn
in Ladner (schedule listed here
) and on Saturday, February 24 at Sunbury Hall
(schedule listed here
) in North Delta from 10 am-5:30 pm. Our theme of “Cultural Traditions” will focus on the diversity of our community and the many traditions shared by Delta residents. Both events will feature activity booths, hands-on workshops, food, vendors, and performances celebrating cultural heritage in Delta.
Printable Schedule for Harris Barn can be found here.
Printable schedule for Sunbury can be found here.
Take part in the Heritage Photo Hunt on Social Media
As part of Heritage Week, starting on February 17, we invite you to either guess what the photo is about, or search for the image in the archives database at dmasociety.org. Make sure you tell us when and where you think the image was taken. Reply with your answer to #DeltaHeritage. Grand prize is a framed picture of one of the heritage photos used in the contest. Prize will be awarded by draw from the received answers. Answers will be posted the following day. Join us on facebook, twitter and Instagram to play along.
Enjoy a self guided tour
Participants can download their walking tour pamphlet online and print it out or use a cell phone to explore the cemeteries. Self guided walking tours include both North Delta and South Delta Cemetery.
North Delta Self Guided Cemetery Tour
Boundary Bay Cemetery Tour
Heritage Advisory Commission (HAC) invites you to explore your neighborhoods fascinating history with the Heritage Passports. Find out more info here.
Rural Heritage Driving Tour
Delta's Heritage Advisory Commission (HAC) invites you to embark on a tour of Delta's rural heritage and discover the memory of its agricultural roots. Find out more info here.
Grand Opening Of Delta Historic Municipal Hall
Date: Saturday, February 24
Time: 11 am
Location: 4858 Delta Street
Celebrate the opening of this restored Delta icon
Tea at Cammidge House
Date: Sunday, February 25
Time: 1–4 pm
Enjoy tea and heritage displays at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Park
Heritage Scholarship - February 19–May 31
Applications accepted starting February 19, 2018 for the $1,000 Delta Heritage Scholarship. Deadline is May 31, 2018.
*New* Heritage Conservation Grants
Up to $15,000 available for the repair and restoration of heritage buildings. Information and applications at Delta.ca/heritage