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City Recognizes Heritage Commission Scholarship Winner
Council presented the 2019 Heritage Commission Scholarship to Stuart Yahn, a recent South Delta Secondary School graduate. Stuart was awarded $1,000 towards post-secondary education for his presentation on the history of shipbuilding in Delta. Stuart’s interest in shipbuilding was inspired by his father and together they have visited many shipyards throughout British Columbia.
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Delta’s Birds and Biodiversity Conservation Strategy
Council received an update on Delta’s Birds and Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. The strategy aims to identify, protect, promote, enhance, and monitor the biodiversity of Delta's globally significant bird population within urban, agricultural, industrial, and natural habitats. Council approved the recommendation that staff move forward with implementing the next steps of the strategy, including forming an information sharing group and “Birds Love Delta” campaign to increase bird awareness in Delta. View the presentation and the staff report.
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Support for the Dutch Liberation Canadian Society
Council received a presentation from the Dutch Liberation Canadian Society regarding the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. The society partners with local organizations to honour Canadian soldiers, sailors, and airmen through various community events and activities. Council requested that staff report back with suggestions for ways that the City can support the society’s anniversary event. View the presentation.