It was an opening two years in the making.
On Saturday, the City of Delta held a day-long celebration, officially opening the North Delta Centre for the Arts to the public.
During the celebration, there were arts and crafts stations for families, entertainment and food trucks and an official ribbon cutting and cake cutting ceremony with city officials.
“I’m pleased to celebrate this tremendous facility to advance art, culture, and performances in our community,” said Mayor George Harvie. “We have an active and very creative arts and culture community and this new facility will serve as a vibrant hub of artistic opportunity in Delta. Since taking office, establishing an appropriate facility to hold our North Delta council meetings has been a key priority for this Council as we alternate meetings between the north and south, and this facility will serve us well into the future.”
Located next to the North Delta Recreation Centre, the Centre for the Arts features nearly 11,000 square feet of space, providing opportunities for a variety of cultural activities and community events.
Replacing the Firehall Centre for the Arts, the North Delta Centre for the Arts includes a 120-seat theatre with retractable seating, state-of-the-art sound, a large foyer, concession, and multiple music and meeting rooms.
The new Centre for the Arts also provides a formalized space for council meetings held in North Delta. While the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the grand opening of the new Centre for the Arts, council meetings have been held there since the fall of 2020.
Visit Delta’s website to learn more about this facility at: Delta.ca/NDCA.