January 2022


CategoriesRecipientBanner & Description
Delta HeritageLinda Wong

Beauty at Dusk: As we all know, Delta has a beautiful natural environment, as well as many old and new buildings. In this design, I added the historically valuable building Harris Barn and the modern building Alex Fraser Bridge. I hope that through this banner, everyone can discover more about Delta.

Discover DeltaLucy Yepes Ramirez

Delta Under the Sun: My design shows the sunny weather in Delta, the common windy weather, the farm's landscape ready to grow seasonal fruits and vegetables, and the water with the typical cattails plants that surround Delta.

Emerging ArtistNoella Yang

Peripherals of Bird’s Eye: To capture Delta’s beauty is to look upon the perspectives of its natural domains. From the bald eagles gazing across vast and vivid skies to the signature grey blue heron lingering near Tsawwassen’s shores; it is an ethereal gift.

Aspiring ArtistKirkland Dewsbury

Flower Next Door: The painting is of poppies on Westham Island.

Honourable MentionRobyn Gill

Sunset over Burns Bog: A great way to represent Delta’s glory is by experiencing all the beautiful sunsets and scenery it has to offer.

January 2021


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Delta HeritageDorothy Jean Hobbs

Our Historic Airways and Waterways: This year Delta's Boundary Bay airport made the news for being the busiest airport in Canada. In honour of that I painted the buildings and aircraft that have been there since the early years. In the harbour is the ferry called New Delta that used to transport people from Richmond to Ladner. The multi-coloured heron represents the diversity of people in our city.

Discover DeltaLeanne Trepke
The View from Here: As a resident of North Delta, there is so much to discover at our doorstep from the forests of Watershed Park to the trails of Burns Bog; and nature everywhere you look. This painting is a view looking west towards Vancouver Island from the Sunshine Hills neighbourhood where an “eagle tree” proudly stands at the edge of Cougar Canyon. Red sky in the morning sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailors delight and what a delight it is!
Emerging ArtistRegina Lee
Deas Island View: This design was inspired by the view of Deas Island regional park. I added in the great blue heron to represent Ladner. And as we know, Deas Island was famous for its canoes. I hope this illustration can inform residents of Delta to cherish and treasure the beauty in nature.
Aspiring ArtistSamantha Neufeld
Simply Fishing at Sunset: I attempted to create a simpler look of a fishing scene in South Delta. The unique color palate represents a stunning sunset in this beautiful city. This piece of art reflects this category because it’s unique.
Honourable MentionPriya Sharma
Delta's Beauty: For my design, I wanted to include aspects of Delta's Burns Bog that are unique and beautiful. I focus on plants like cloudberry and bog bilberry, and include a greater sandhill crane, which are all associated with the bog. I also wanted to show the stunning view of the Alex Fraser Bridge as seen from Delta. These are all aspects of Delta that I love and find beautiful.
January 2020


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Delta HeritageMilana Lobkova

Nature at Dawn: In this design, I really wanted to show how local indigenous history balanced with day to day nature's beauty, including the iconic animals, and the beautiful sunrise we get to enjoy every day.

The Delta Heritage winner was selected in consultation/the support of Tsawwassen First Nation.

Discover DeltaMary Ann BurrowsWe Grow Food: I live on 72 acres of lush farmland in East Ladner. I watch the tractors till the fields every spring turning over our rich soil preparing the earth to grow potatoes, corn peas and more with the beautiful Boundary Bay and Mount Baker in the background. More than ever, this year, we value and appreciate our Delta land that grows food for many people.
Emerging ArtistMary NeufeldA Scenic View of Delta: For my design, I wished to capture the beauty of Delta. There are many things that I love about Delta. Some of my favourites are: the ocean, the beautiful weather, the farmer's fields, and the wildlife, including herons. I have included all my favourite parts of Delta in my art work.
Aspiring ArtistRandi CunninghamHungry Heron: This painting shows my favourite aspects of Delta and how the rich wildlife and history of farming are all connected by the land and waters in our area. I am proud to call this place home.
January 2019


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Delta HeritageDorothy HobbsWhere Land Meets the Sea: This is the map of where Delta joins into the Salish Sea. We have three main types of sea vessels that impact our economy: ferries, container ships, and fishing boats. The snowbird represents the tourist attraction on Westham Island. The tri-colour water theme is for North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen.
Discover DeltaKathy LaneHome: The design is divided into roughly thirds. Each third represents one of Ladner (the land), Tsawwassen (the sea), and North Delta (sunny skies). Scattered into the design are other images synonymous with Delta: the Fraser River, a heron, fish, corn, blueberries, and strawberries. Included is our landmark bridge as an invitation to cross the Fraser River and discover Delta.
Child & YouthEarl MelgarFishing: A simplistic view of the fishing docks of Delta and a blue heron.
Honourable MentionElla BerkeyThe Nature of Delta: There are so many herons in Delta and I can go close to them when they stand still. Delta has so much nature, including trees which gives us air and there are also beautiful flowers.
January 2018


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Delta HeritageSavina Purewal
Savina’s banner, Delta Wetlands, Boundary Bay, illustrates the wildlife and beautiful ocean and wetlands of Delta’s Boundary Bay area at sunset.
Discover DeltaDave Stevens
Dave’s banner is entitled Bog Walk, acknowledging the bog’s significance, illustrating that Burns Bog is unique and worth the many visits people make there. Within the sightlines of house and the noises of the roadways, there lays a beautiful area filled with wildlife, from fish in the stream to eagles in the air.  Dave is a previous winner from the City’s 2014 banner design contest.
Child & YouthGali Kenig
Gali’s banner, The Birds of Delta, is a wonderful representation of the three communities of Delta. The heron symbolizes Ladner, the bald eagle symbolizes North Delta, and the Coast Salish eagle symbolizes Tsawwassen.
January 2017


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Grand Prize
Riley BoucheyRiley's banner, We Are All Connected, represents the dependency of farmers, fisherman, nature, and wildlife all have on one another. Shades of blue are accented by splashes of colour as Riley beautifully portrays our reliance on our surroundings. Riley is the first ever Youth/Child Category Grand Prize Winner.
North DeltaMarlene Graham
Marlene is recognized for her photograph of Brunswick Point, entitled Our Future, Our Past. The image depicts the remains of an old fishing cannery silhouetted against a breathtaking sunset.
South DeltaDorothy Hobbs
Dorothy's dynamic and colourful piece, View of Mount Baker from Centennial Beach, is a mutli-layered work that acknowledges the diversity within Delta's three communities through the image of Delta's two iconic birds, the heron and the eagle.
January 2016


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Grand Prize
South Delta
Victoria Heryet

Victoria’s banner, entitled Sentinels, shows off the noble bald eagles that hunt and feed along the Fraser Delta. Her banner design has a diverse palate and provides an empowering perspective of these striking birds.

North DeltaCathey Tyler
Cathey’s Three Grande Ladies is an incredibly detailed representation of Delta’s architectural heritage. The three pristinely drawn houses are Burrvilla, which was built on River Road in 1906, Kirland House which was built in 1911 and Cammidge house, which was completed in 1914.
Child/YouthSena Kholmatov
Sena’s piece The Beauty of our Heritage includes three vital aspects of Delta’s heritage: farming, fishing/dependence on the water, and the first nations community. Sena’s work is full of colour and clearly depicts each pillar in four well-drawn images.
January 2015


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Grand Prize
South Delta

Gary NayWith Ours to Preserve, Gary Nay captures very distinct characteristics of Delta’s identity. With nautical, aboriginal, and agricultural themes Nay describes his grand prize winning design as “a journey through time and space”. Paired with soft, earthy tones, Nay’s piece beautifully unites Delta’s past and present.
North DeltaCathey TylerCathey Tyler’s River of Life pays significant homage to Delta’s First Nation’s heritage. Creatively using flowing green lines to induce a feeling of movement, Tyler says her design “honours First Nation history along the [Fraser] River”. Tyler’s work recognizes the life that relies upon the river, creating a parallel to our contemporary dependency on the Fraser.
Child/YouthLuna Nanahoshi
The vibrancy of Luna Nanahoshi’s Salish Sea is undeniably its most apparent quality. The diversity of colour plays a dual role, as the red, white, and black are symbolic colours of the Tsawwassen First Nation, while the colourful water represents the changing of the seasons. The First Nations imagery also serves a specific purpose, as Nanahoshi describes “the salmon, kayak, and crane are symbols of Delta.”
January 2014



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Grand Prize
South Delta

Victoria Heryet
Heryet’s grand prize winning design, Symbiotic Harmony, features historic Ladner harbour, golden hues and Delta’s abundant wildlife and nature. Heryet says, “the banner encapsulates everything that Delta offers during the graceful transition from winter to spring.”
North DeltaDave Stevens
Stevens’ design, Cultural Heritage, uses vibrant rainbow-inspired colours and facial hair as a creative and original way to indicate time periods from North Delta’s past (1860, 1880, 1900, 1930, 1960, 2000) and present. The first head represents the Coast Salish First Nation in 1860.
Child/YouthEmily Kettleson
A young Tsawwassen resident, Kettleson’s design, A Bite of Summer, is a playful array of “untouched, half-eaten and one-bite-missing ice cream treats,” and showcases the beach lifestyle residents have enjoyed for generations. “I wanted to show that Tsawwassen is a great place to enjoy the summer season,” says Kettleson.