Delta Play Day expands in its second year

Delta, it’s time to play.

Delta Gymnastics, Delta Kids and the City of Delta are inviting the community to Delta Play Day, a free indoor and outdoor event on Sunday, Aug. 12.

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Set to run from noon to 4 p.m., Delta Play Day has been designed to bring families together in a lively and entertaining atmosphere.

“Last year we launched this event as we celebrated Canada’s 150 and our goal was to create an exciting active event for our community’s children and youth,” says Diane Steiner, Delta Gymnastics community program coordinator and Delta Play Day committee member. “This year, we are very excited to combine our efforts and expand the scope of our plans by partnering with Delta Kids and the City of Delta and with support of United Way to deliver a much larger event.”

Delta Gymnastics, which will anchor the event, is located next to the Ladner Leisure Centre in the heart of Ladner’s civic centre.

“We are lucky to have a perfect location to hold this type of community festival,” says Steiner. “It allows all Delta Play Day partners the space that provides many options to explore movement in an enjoyable and safe way.”

There will be many “try it” activities delivered in mini sessions of about 30 minutes each to allow variety and exploration that should have everyone sweating and smiling.

Options include martial arts, trampoline, gymnastics, yoga, dance, cheerleading and parkour as well as skateboarding, slacklining, soccer, basketball, a bouncy air track and more.

There will be food available for purchase from the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club and ice cream from Mario’s. Participants should come equipped with water bottles to fill from water stations as the event is all about sustainability, says Steiner.

The City of Delta is hosting a recycling station as well as a pop-up Adventure Playground, and the Fraser Valley Regional Library will also be on hand with story and music sessions.

The activities will end at 3 p.m. and the finale will include an outdoor puppet show from 3:15 to 4 p.m.

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