From ‘Sketchin’ the Collection to Road Trip Bingo, activities to mark Heritage Week

The City of Delta is encouraging the community to honour its past by taking part in a number of activities to celebrate Heritage Week 2020.

Set to run from Feb. 17 to 23, this year’s theme is Bringing the Past into the Future.

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During the week, Delta’s parks, recreation and culture department has organized a number of events for the public to participate in:

Pop-up museums will be held at South Delta Recreation Centre in Tsawwassen and Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta.

‘Sketchin’ the Collection will be held at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. The free drop-in will allow participants a chance to take a look at a few of the artifacts stored behind closed doors at the museum. Participants are asked to bring their pencils, sketchbooks and curiosity and take home a few drawings of antique treasures.

From Dogfights to Dog Walks is a walking tour at the North 40 Park Reserve from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 23. While the North 40 is an off-leash park today, it was once home to dogfighter pilots. Join Delta staff on a walk around the park and explore the history of Delta’s former Canadian Armed Forces station. Participants are asked to bring a reusable mug for a hot beverage to enjoy on the walk. The free event is open to all.

Delta Road Trip Bingo starts on Feb. 17 (Family Day) where you can pick up a bingo sheet from the Tsawwassen Arts Centre and North Delta Arts Centre, Delta Archives and participating recreation centres. The sheets will include historic, important and famous buildings all across Delta. Families can work all week on spotting the buildings during their usual activities or make a day of it and explore. Once complete, return the sheets to receive a small prize.

A Three-minute Film Festival originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21 at the North Delta Arts Centre has been cancelled.

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