New date for North Delta Family Day coincides with Father’s Day

Sunday marks 49th year for the community parade and festival

Baseball players in the North Delta Family Day parade in 2012.

A new date is noteworthy for North Delta Family Day, set for this Sunday, June 19.

The annual event is being held a week earlier than in previous years.

“Last year, there wasn’t much community participation, so we’ve moved it to the weekend before school ends. We’ll see if that helps,” said Doug Fitzpatrick, a director with North Delta Lions.

“It’s Father’s Day, so we’re hoping everyone brings their dads.”

The service group has sponsored the event since 1970.

“It’s a format we’ve done for many years, and this is the 49th year of the event,” Fitzpartrick said of the gathering, which was sponsored by Delta Ratepayers Association in its early years.

On Sunday, a parade of close to 60 floats will kick things off starting at 11 a.m. – from Burnsview Secondary, along 112th Street and on to North Delta Community Park, at 11415 84th Avenue. There, a Lions-hosted barbecue will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salmon and other food. Live entertainment and 40-plus community displays will be featured in an adjacent field.

From 1967 to 2007, the picnic part of North Delta Family Day was held at Annieville Lions Park, where Delta’s first natural, unstructured playground will soon be built. The project, expected to be completed in fall, will include a log fort with a slide, log climber, leaping posts and a mini-zipline.

The project is a community cost-sharing project in partnership with the Corporation of Delta and North Delta Lions Club, with additional funding through an Otter Co-op community spaces grant.

CLICK HERE to read more about the playground at Annieville.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

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