Delta's heritage sites provide a tangible link to our vibrant past and are a valuable part of our community pride, identity, local economy and tourist potential.
Every February, the City recognizes Heritage Week with awards that recognize efforts to preserve and protect the community's buildings, history and traditions. Events which celebrate Delta's culture and heritage also take place during this week.
Heritage Week in 2022 will be from February 21 to 27. Visit Heritage BC's website for more information about Heritage Week.
Heritage Conservation Grants
In 2017, Delta established a fund to support heritage conservation and encourage the retention and maintenance of heritage properties in Delta’s urban and rural areas, as a key recommendation of Delta's Heritage Strategy. Through Delta’s Heritage Conservation Grant Program, owners of heritage buildings in Delta may apply for up to a maximum of $30,000 (50% cost-sharing) from the Heritage Conservation Grant Fund for repairs and restorations that would preserve and protect their heritage building.
Heritage Advisory Commission Scholarship
Delta's Heritage Advisory Commission (HAC) Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school student residing in Delta. This scholarship is provided in an effort to encourage students to display an interest in local or regional heritage, as demonstrated through an original piece of work. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is applied to a student's post-secondary studies.
Delta has implemented a number of awards to recognize heritage preservation contributions. The Heritage Advisory Commission (HAC) selects recipients for Delta's Heritage Award of Merit and Friends of Heritage Award annually.
- Heritage Awards of Merit are conferred to projects, individuals or groups for their contribution in conserving a valuable part of Delta's history. Awards may be granted to urban or rural projects in the area of preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive re-use and may be considered for their exterior or interior characteristics. Heritage Award of Merit winners receive a brass plaque to commemorate their heritage building.
- Friends of Heritage Awards are conferred to a project, individual or group who promotes heritage conservation and awareness in the areas of education, publication or advocacy.
Nominations for the 2022 Heritage Awards are now being accepted. Please review the criteria and submit your nomination by January 10, 2022.