Celebrate BC Heritage Week in Delta
Feb 15, 2019
The City of Delta will celebrate BC Heritage Week from February 18 to 24, 2019, by welcoming residents and families to free heritage-themed events.
Heritage Advisory Commission Scholarship
As part of Heritage Week, the City is offering a Heritage Advisory Commission Scholarship that is available to a graduating high school student residing in Delta. Applications for this $1,000 scholarship will be accepted from February 18 to May 31, 2019. Heritage conservation grants are also available to support the repair and restoration of heritage buildings. For more information on the heritage scholarship and grant opportunities, visit delta.ca/heritage.
“Heritage in all its forms has the power to bring people together and strengthen a sense of community and belonging,” said Mayor George V. Harvie. “During Heritage Week, I encourage residents to partake in our events, celebrating aspects of Delta’s unique cultural heritage.”
The City is proud to present the following events during Heritage Week:
Vintage Movie Night, February 20 from 6 pm – 8pm at Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Vintage movie night features movies with historical commentary from Delta Heritage Society’s film and video collection. Enjoy fresh-popped popcorn while these films take you back in time, to Delta in the 1930s and community and family life in 1949.
CultureFest, February 23 from 11 am – 3pm at North Delta Recreation Centre
To share information about Delta’s Heritage, the City is hosting CultureFest - a free one-day cultural festival celebrating Delta’s many cultures through arts, performances, foods, and crafts.
Heritage Day at Cammidge House, February 24 from 1 pm – 4pm
Step back in time for an afternoon of tea at the Cammidge House and try your hand at some old fashioned crafts.
A national initiative organized at the provincial level by Heritage BC, Heritage Week encourages everyone to visit the many unique places and spaces in our communities and share experiences with the world. The theme this year is Heritage: the tie that binds. Heritage in all its forms, including public gathering spaces, memorabilia and artifacts, has the power to bring people together and create a sense of belonging.
For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.