City of Delta

What's Happening: Cultural Services In Delta

April - June 2024

Spring has truly sprung in Delta! Flowers are beginning to bloom and the blue skies are replacing the cloudy skies. Break out of hibernation with a movie night, live theatre, concerts, or classes! There is a little bit of something for everyone this spring.

You can find the most up-to-date information on Delta’s Cultural Services programs and events at

Upcoming Events & Programs

Community piano painted by local artist Addyson Murray. You can follow her @addysonmurrayart!

New Programs

Kids shouldn’t have all the fun, right? Cultural Services is offering some pretty cool programs for kids, even the grown ones!

Do you like to dance? Draw? Paint? Whatever your choice, we have the program for you. Choose from pottery, dance, textile arts and adult visual art classes.

Register now before they fill up.


$5 Movie Nights

North Delta Centre for the Arts presents $5 Movie Nights. Sit back in the comfy theatre seats and watch a movie for only $5. Free popcorn is included with movie ticket. Additional snacks and pop available for purchase at concession.

  • Friday, April 12 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 6-8pm
  • Friday, April 12 – Dungeons & Dragons, 8:20-10:45pm
  • Friday, May 3 – Paw Patrol, 6:30pm
  • Friday, May 3 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem, 8:15pm
  • Saturday, May 25 – Barbie, 7pm

Sonic 2 Tickets

Dungeons & Dragons Tickets

Paw Patrol Tickets

Teenage Mutant Ninga Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Tickets

Barbie Tickets

Delta Matinee Series

Two fantastic chamber music concerts are happening at the North Delta Centre for the Arts this spring! Concerts are Tuesday afternoons at 1pm, with doors at 12:30pm. Partnering with the City of Delta, Vancouver Chamber Music Society exists to enrich cultural lives, inspire communities, and advance public appreciation for classical music. Tickets available at the door or in advance.

  • Tuesday, April 9 – VAM Chamber Players “Paris in Spring”
  • Tuesday, May 14 – New Orford String Quartet

Purchase tickets

COMPOSED Festival of Poetry and Writing – April 18-20

In partnership with the City of Delta, Delta Literary Arts Society bring you COMPOSED. Three days of FREE events for Delta writers, poets and the public who want to know anything and everything literary.

  • Thursday, April 18, 7pm – Tsawwassen Arts Centre – Writers in your Hood feature an all-Delta panel
  • Friday, April 19, 7pm – Harris Barn – Short Film Festival
  • Saturday, April 20, 10am-8pm – North Delta Centre for the Arts – Festival of Poetry & Writing. SLAM poetry at 6pm.

Learn more


Written by Nick Payne and directed by City staff, Constellations is Delta’s second in-house production. Rob Fawcett and Rachel Ruecker star in ths two-person performance that narrates the enchanting love between Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a physicist. Constellations challenges our understanding of time and space, showcasing the myriad possibilities that love can offer. Performances are on April 26 and April 27, 7:30pm, at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. Discount for seniors and groups of 4 or more.

April 26 Tickets

April 27 Tickets

Seasonal Events

Youth Week May 1-7

Calling all 13-18 year olds! Mark your calendars as Youth Week runs from May 1-7! Cultural Services has teamed up with other departments to offer a fantastic week of FREE events. Choose from tarot reading, escape room challenges, anime or painting classes, or a special May 4th Movie Night featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Registration for Delta-residents is open now, with non-residents available to register on April 23. 

Learn more

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park is coming to a park near you! Delta’s popular summer series returns this June so dust off your favourite lawn chair and blanket, sit back, and enjoy some great music. The schedule will be available at the end of April!

View the schedule

Ladner Village Market

The Ladner Village Market is a first-class village market that brings together "Make It, Bake It, Grow It" vendors, community organizations, and 48 Avenue merchants to create a community-enhancing event in Ladner Village.

Featuring over 160 artisan vendors each day, the Ladner Village Market is one of Western Canada’s largest open air markets. Spread over three blocks on 48 Avenue from Delta Street to Elliott Street on the second and fourth Sundays in June, July, and August and the second Sunday of September. Entry is free.

Our first market of the 2024 season is June 9. See you there!

Summer Programs and Camps

Registration is open for full day summer camps. Due to the immense demand for summer camps last year, Cultural Services is offering even more full days camps this this year. Some camps are filling up fast, so if the one you want is full, please add your name to our waitlist.


If you are not looking for a full day, there are also some partial day camps and weekly programs available.

Try these new and creative full day camps:

  • Art & Active
  • Create a Play
  • Into the Spotlight
  • Movie Making
  • Art around the Word
  • Oceans Alive
  • Delta’s Story Time Camp

Registration the rest of our summer programming opens May 16.

Back by popular demand are the Heritage Walks in North 40 and Ladner Village and the Boundary Bay Cemetery Walk.

Learn more

Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre Updates

Did you know that entry into the Disocvery Centre is always FREE? We are open 7 days a week. For hours, visit

Learn by using touchscreens in the gallery and creating new land forms in our sand table. Watch the extremely popular water table demonstration on how Delta was formed over 9000 years and activate the animals in the habitat theatre. Discover Delta today!

NEW - The Discovery Centre is offering Sensory-Friendly Mornings

  • Every Saturday from 11am-12pm
  • Every Monday from 9-10am
  • All ages
  • Registration Recommended

Sensory Friendly Mornings offer neurodivergent individuals, their families, and caregivers the ability to visit the Discovery Centre before they open to the public. Visitors will enjoy a calm, relaxed, and safe atmosphere. Adaptations will be made to the exhibits for a more relaxed visit.

All Cultural Services staff are trained by Canucks Autism Network.

For more information on Sensory Friendly Mornings or the Discovery Centre, visit

Heritage Fair – May 3

Good luck to the four schools, 14 classes and all 24 students participating in the Heritage Fair being held at the Discovery Centre on Friday, May 3.

Please note the following hours for Discovery Centre this Spring

  • Friday May 3 – CLOSED – Heritage Fair
  • Monday May 20 – 12-5pm

Youth Led Tours

Do you enjoy history? Are you looking for volunteers hours to graduate? If that’s you and you’re between the ages of 13-18, become a Discovery Centre gallery tour guide for the summer. To apply email

Archives Update

This has been a busy couple months at the Delta Archives as we fully processed high profile collections. In late January, work was completed on the Oikawa Family Fonds, a large photo album documenting a Japanese-Canadian family that lived in Sunbury. The photos do a great job of showing the Japanese community in Sunbury, as well as documenting the physical landscape of the region during that mid-1930s to early-1940s period.

In February and early March, work was completed on the Carlson Family Fonds. This is a collection of five photo albums that documented the Carlson family of Annacis Island and their extended family elsewhere in the Lower Mainland and BC Coast. This is one of the Archives’ largest photo collections and a true treasure for its significant documentation of Annacis Island’s history and heritage.

Also in March, we finished processing the Falk Family Fonds, a collection of photos that were scanned last year from Susan Hopkins, a descendent of that family. Like the Carlson photos, the Falk photos document a Scandinavian family that farmed long-term on Annacis Island.

The Joyce Carter Fonds went online in March. This consists of 100 photos from Joyce Carter during her career at Annieville Elementary School. This further builds up our representation of modern schools history in Delta, and in North Delta in particular. Descriptions were also completed for the Harada Family Fonds, photos that were scanned years ago that document a Japanese-Canadian family that lived on the southern shore of Westham Island. View all these collections out at

We encourage you to listen to our large collection of oral histories, including our new interviews with Gary Bowing, Lydia Elder, Don DeMill, Wally Kiss, and Ron Smith.

Later in April, look forward to interviews with military historian Michael DesMazes and retired RCMP officer John Buis.

Cultural Community Spotlight

The photo above depicts the construction of the Falk barn on Annacis Island in the early 1930s - Delta Archives, 2023-035-068. Courtesy of Delta Heritage Society.

Delta works with great cultural community partners. A reminder to visit their websites to find out what they are up to.

Delta Potters Association –

Delta Heritage Society –

Delta Literary Arts Society –

The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild –

Delta Youth Theatre –

Delta Choral Society -

The Sidekicks Players Club –

Delta Concert Band –

Delta Ukulele Circle -

The Delta Rockhounds Society - Delta Rockhound Gem & Mineral Club | Facebook

Delta Stageworks –

Kirkland House Foundation –

North Delta Potters Guild –

Watershed Artworks Society –

South Delta Artists Guild –

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