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PHOTO (LEFT) BY GORD GOBLE
Delta Street has been a construction zone since January, but all the mess and inconvenience will be worth it come fall when work on the prominent stretch of Ladner Village is complete. A rendering of the finished project (right) is provided by municipal hall.
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Part of South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy, $6 million undertaking to be complete by fall
It’s been a messy start to the year in Ladner Village, but the transformation of Delta Street continues on schedule. Phase 1 of the Corporation of Delta’s Delta Street Revitalization Project was recently completed and Phase 2 is underway with crews concentrating on the area between Bridge and Trenant streets.
“I think things have been going fairly well,” said municipal engineering director Steven Lan. The major overhaul of the street began back in January with the removal of the trees, several of which were transplanted to other areas in the community. The trees were removed because they were causing the pavement to heave, creating a
safety hazard for pedestrians, as well as drainage issues. New trees will be planted with tree cell technology, which will promote growth and will include a root barrier to help prevent roots from heaving the hard surfaces. The project began with watermain replacement between 48th Avenue and Chisholm Street. That has
been followed by road and sidewalk construction, which is being done on a block-by-block basis in order to minimize disruptions to parking and pedestrian access for long periods of time. The project is part of the South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy, aimed in part at revitalizing South Delta’s infrastructure and strengthen-
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bollards, banner poles and garbage/recycling receptacles. Lan said the project is on schedule for completion this fall. Information about the project, as well as maps of alternate parking locations during construction, can be found on Delta’s website at delta.ca as well as at the project office, 4811 Delta St.
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Work being done on Delta Street is just the latest change to Ladner’s commercial core, which has continually evolved since the area was settled in the 1870s. On the following pages we take a look back, with the help of the Delta Museum and Archives, at some of the buildings of yesteryear and what stands in their place today.
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DELTA MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO #1974-003-330 (ABOVE) AND PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE (BELOW)
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Now home to an office building (and the former home of the Optimist), the corner of Delta and Bridge streets used to be home to the Ladner Gulf Service Station. This photo taken circa 1972 also shows the Delta Historical Museum, which was renamed the Delta Museum and Archives in 1979, and the Surrey Co-operative Association building and feed tower.
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Village was once home to a theatre
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DELTA MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO #1979-026-409 (ABOVE) AND PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE (BELOW)
Now home to Delta Carpets and Floor Design, this stretch of 48th Avenue, formerly known as Westham Street, was home to the Ladner Theatre. Dr. Gregory’s office was upstairs on the north side and at the back on the east side was a restaurant owned by Mrs. Mowatt and Mrs. Bell. Photo circa 1948.
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‘Doctor’s House’ doubled as an office
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DELTA MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO #1980-052-194 (ABOVE) AND PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE (BELOW)
Photo circa 1912. The Ellis family home was situated on Delta and Bridge streets across from municipal hall, which later became home to the Delta Museum and Archives. It’s believed the home was owned by W.R. (Will) Ellis and family from 1911 until 1919. The home became known as the “Doctor’s House.” It was built by Dr. J.W. Woodley in 1902 and housed a series of doctors who used it as a residence and office. The home was demolished in 1949 to make way for the Ladner Hotel and is currently home to a mixed-use commercial and office building.
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DELTA MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO #1979-26-582 (ABOVE) AND PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE (BELOW)
Photo circa 1960. The corner of 48th Avenue and Delta Street used to be home to the Ferry Service Garage Shell Station, which was owned by Walt Umiker. Ladner United Church can be seen in the background. The site is now occupied by a dental office and a deli.
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Driving back in time on Trunk Road
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DELTA MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES PHOTO #2011-023-011 (ABOVE) AND PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE (BELOW)
Ladner Trunk Road looks a lot different today than it did when this photo was taken in 1953. This photo was taken looking west along Trunk Road from Maple Road (now known as 53rd Street). The photo shows a few homes and no cars on what is now a bustling thoroughfare in Ladner that is home to many businesses. The powerlines that can be seen in the photo were installed in 1913, and have long-since been replaced.
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Campaigns shine light on what Ladner offers
Ladner has been feeling the love on social media. Two recently-launched campaigns have aimed to highlight what makes Ladner a great place to live, work and play, and shop. The Ladner Business Association implemented a campaign earlier this year aimed at shining a spotlight on local businesses, and business owners, as well as places to visit. The association has a new social media team in place and is using blogs, Twitter (@DiscoverLadner), Facebook (facebook. com/discoverladner) and Instagram (DiscoverLadner), and the hashtag #DiscoverLadner, to share businesses, people and places around Ladner. Ladner Business Association president
Andrea Frustaci said that with the mega malls at Tsawwassen First Nation scheduled to open later this year, the association
wanted to do more to actively promote Ladner, not only locally but throughout the region. A local photography group last month launched an initiative aimed at finding out just what makes Ladner awesome. The Ladner is Awesome
Instagram Contest and Campaign was organized by the dioptiks photography collective with the aim of celebrating the people, places, organizations and businesses that make Ladner special. With an entry deadline of May 28, people were encouraged to take a photo of something to do with Ladner — a person, place or business — post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ladnerisawesome and an explanation of what makes Ladner great. Those who had their picture taken and posted were then recognized with a “you’ve been awesomed” sticker or postcard. The campaign culminated with a show of the photos at Stir Coffee House. As well, several of the best photos are on display at the Ladner London Drugs’ inspiration wall until the end of the month.
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Delta Street is often used as a venue for annual activities, such as the Tour de Delta and Quilt Walk and Car Show, but these events aren’t letting a little construction get in the way of a good time. Many events that usually use Delta Street have simply made a few changes this year. The ever-popular Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium, which sees fast and furious cycling action on the streets of Ladner Village every summer, has a new route this year. The racers will be at the ready at the starting line at 48th Avenue and Haviland Street and the revised route will take cyclists along 48th Avenue and Laidlaw to 47A Avenue and onto Elliott Street. This year’s race, set for Saturday, July 9, will also include an exciting elimination component. For more information on this year’s Tour de Delta, visit www.tourdedelta.ca.
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The Grand Prix of Art — Delta is back again for a second year. Hosted by Artists in the Village and the Corporation of Delta, and presented by the Travelingbrush.com, it’s set for Sunday, July 17 in Ladner Village. Participating artists are assigned painting locations at random and them given three hours to complete an original painting. The pieces are then put on display for sale and voting by the public. Organizer Mary Ann Burrows with Artists in the Village said the construction won’t be an issue for this year’s event. “We’re just not using as much of Delta Street,” she said. For more information about the Grand Prix of Art — Delta, visit grandprixofart.ca/delta. Preparations for the Ladner Business Association’s annual Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show, which hits the
streets of Ladner Village every August, are in full swing, including a slight change to the layout this year. Set for Sunday, Aug. 21, the show usually sees cars and quilts on display along Delta Street and 48th Avenue. The location for this year’s event hasn’t been finalized yet but chair Adina Shore says organizers are working to make it bigger than ever. In addition to the classic cars and colourful quilts, organizers have lined up some entertainment with a 17-piece Deep Cove Big Band and rockabilly band The Lounge Hounds. Sharkey’s Seafood Bar and Grille will turn its entire parking lot into a beer garden, there will be popular Vancouver food trucks on hand as well as vendors selling everything retro, antique and collectable. And last year’s popular Pin-Up Pageant returns. For more on this year’s show, visit www.quiltwalkcarshow.com.
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Market celebrating 20 years in Ladner Popular event attracts upwards of 10,000 visitors to each of seven dates throughout summer
A long-time staple of summer in Ladner is celebrating a milestone this year — 2016 marks the 20th season for the Ladner Village Market. The popular outdoor market was started in 1996 by two local business owners with a vision of bringing an English-style market to the heart of Ladner Village. Two years later, a group of merchants on 48th Avenue took over, saving the market from shutting down. Over the years, the market has grown and evolved into what it is today. “It’s grown beautifully,” says Tracey McKnight, one of the market organizers. “It’s hard to believe it’s 20 years.” McKnight and her husband Bill got involved with the market 18 years ago. Over the years it has become a well-respected event throughout the Lower Mainland. In 2000, the market adopted a “make it, bake it, grow it” policy for new vendors, meaning there is no resale or wholesale
the first to require all food vendors to carry liability insurance and demonstrate safe food handling procedures. In addition to the vendors, each market features live music throughout the day, as well as face painting and balloon artists to help keep the kids entertained.
PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE
New Ladner Village Market vendors must adhere to the “make it, bake it, grow it” policy, so there are no resale or wholesale products. products. That same year, the Ladner Village Market became a founding member of the B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets. The open-air market spans three blocks on 48th Avenue from Elliott Street to Delta Street and features vendors, local merchants and live outdoor entertainment — and
it draws big crowds to Ladner Village seven times throughout the summer, rain or shine. The market isn’t just for locals. Ladner Village Market is advertised in 10 community newspapers from the border to the North Shore and from the Strait of Georgia to Langley, as well as in select tourism brochures,
maps and magazines. It attracts upwards of 10,000 visitors per market. In addition to creative artists working in wood, glass, pottery, photography, jewelry and fabric, the market features a full complement of eateries and food artisans, all of which follow Fraser Health guidelines. In fact, Ladner Village Market was one of
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Sunday, June 12 marked the first market Sunday of the 2016 season. The remaining dates include: June 26, July 10 and 24, Aug. 14 and 28, and Sept. 11. The market runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.ladnervillagemarket.com.
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