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CLUBS AND GROUPS The Delta Photo Club winds up with its AGM at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Meetings will resume in September and photographers of all levels are invited to join.

CLUBS AND GROUPS

The Delta Photo Club winds up with its AGM at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Meetings will resume in September and photographers of all levels are invited to join.

Are you interested in your library? eBooks? Volunteering? The Delta Friends of the Library invite you to Ladner Pioneer Library on Wednesday, May 30 for an evening that includes a Delta Friends of the Library meeting at 7 p.m., along with an eBook information session at 7:30 p.m. There will be a KOBO giveaway door prize at the end of the evening.

Delta Model Railway Club meets Friday, June 1, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Ladner Baptist Church, 5624 Ladner Trunk Road (gym entrance). All are welcome, HO and N Scale Layouts. Visit www.DeltaModelRailwayClub.com for more information.

Calling all residents interested in improving their public speaking! Ambassadors Toastmasters meets at South Delta Public Library on Tuesday, June 5, 7 - 8:45 p.m. http://4666.toastmastersclubs.org.

The Delta Chamber of Commerce presents a Women's Small Business Workshop - The Six Keys to Marketing Success on June 6 at the Delta Town & Country Inn from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It costs $20.

Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a 2.5-hour amble through the beautiful natural regional park overlooking Boundary Bay. Enjoy the abundance of resident and migratory inhabitants, including shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and smaller birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. The outing will end with beverage and snack at historic Cammidge House. Meet: Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park, Tsawwassen. 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, June 6. Rain or shine

Info: 604-940-9296 or tom.bearss@dccnet.com. Hosts: Delta Nature. No charge for events; voluntary donation for snacks.

Please join the Delta Naturalists for our June presentation. We'll be meeting on June 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Everyone is welcome. Our speaker is Elyse Curley from the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society. Her presentation, 'Forever Wild' will highlight all of British Columbia's new potential national parks. Also included will be the benefits of having national parks and how members of the public can get involved in national park establishment. For more information, call Joanne at 604-946-2240.

Go Green Delta Book + Film Program presents a book discussion on A Nature Guide

to Boundary Bay by Anne Murray on Wednesday, June 13 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Public Library. The author will be in attendance. For more info contact carolvignale@gmail.com.

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our website at www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts July 7.

French classes (beginners advanced and conversation) are available for adults at Ecole Bois Joli, 785-49th St., Tsawwassen. For more info call PAC of Ecole Bois Joli at 604-948-7077.

Get comfortable with using the Internet on Wired Wednesdays. Drop in for 60-minute hands-on courses on Wednesday from 9 - 10 am at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St.

One-to-One individual help is available for Internet, email and library database questions at both the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta or the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. Call to make an appointment. Ladner Pioneer Library: 604-946-6215. Tsawwassen Library: 604-943-2271.

AL-ANON Family Groups announces that the Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. meetings have relocated to 5061-12th Avenue in Tsawwassen.

South Asian Ladies, meet and share your morning with other South Asian women. Compare recipes, share stories and meet new friends. Tea and snacks provided. Join us Monday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon at Deltassist, 9097-120th St., North Delta. For more information, call 778-686-0453. A partnership between Deltassist and Sahara Services Society.

The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Join photographers of all skills levels at these fun and informative weekly photo meetings. For further information, see www.deltaphotoclub.com or contact Karoline at publicity@deltaphotoclub.com.

One-to-One individual help is available for Internet, email and library database questions at both the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., or the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St. Call to make an appointment. Ladner Pioneer Library: 604-946-6215. Tsawwassen Library: 604-943-2271.

Always wanted to write your personal history? If you don't do it who will? Join the Tsawwassen Writing Group at Tsawwassen Library the second and fourth Thursday morning each month at 10:30 until noon. Phone Belle Curd at 604-948-5441 or just show up.

Wondering about your breast cancer risk? Join our free group sessions on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. to learn how to prevent breast cancer through healthy lifestyle changes. Limited space available - reserve by phone 604-603-5140 or email info.bcprac@ubc.ca. The Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic is a project of the CCS-UBC Cancer Prevention Centre and receives funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC/Yukon. The clinic is located at BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre. http://breastcancerprevention.med.ubc.ca

Do you have OCD? Are you supporting someone with OCD? Canadian Mental Health, Delta Branch offers a support group on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9 pm @ 11715-72nd Avenue (house). The group is facilitated by a counselling psychologist with specialized training in the treatment of OCD. Meetings are free, please call 604-943-1878 to register for your first meeting.

Feeling down? Depressed? Suffering from bipolar disorder or some symptoms?

Help is close at hand. A Support Group led by a peer facilitator meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Meetings are held at the CMHA's new location, 4871 Delta St., Ladner. Need informative brochures? The office is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Call 604-943-1878.

Are you helping/supporting someone with a mental health disorder? Or are you concerned about someone displaying some symptoms of mental health problems? Plan to attend the Family Support Group that meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Education Conference Room, Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Ladner. Call 604-943-1878.

The Delta Stamp Club meets at the Tsawwassen Library at 7:30 p.m. and talk about, trade or otherwise exchange stamps. The meetings are every second and fourth Tuesdays of every month and last approximately one and a half hours. New members are very welcome, and no one needs to be an expert on philately just interested. Come and check us out, we would love to see you. Contact Nellie at 604-940-3803 for more information.

Do you enjoy volunteering? Interacting with pre-school age children in a social/recreational "play-school" setting? Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC is seeking volunteers to help out in our Family Resource Centres in North Delta and Ladner. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, Monday to Friday Volunteer screening includes a criminal record check, two references and volunteer orientations. For more information please contact Donna Burke, Volunteer Coordinator, 604-591-9262, extension 131 or e-mail: donnab@bgccs.bc.ca.

B.C. Guide Dog Services needs volunteers to help raise a future guide dog for the blind or autism support dog for a child. The dog will live with you from seven weeks-15 months of age. 24/7 staff support. Food and vet expenses covered. Adult must be at home during the day or be able to bring dog to work. www.bcguidedog.com or call Linda at 604-940-4504.

Tsawwassen Badminton Club welcomes new players of all standards of

play. We are a "drop-in" club and meet each Monday & Friday evening at

Delta Christian School, Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner at 7:30 p.m. Work off some of your unwanted Christmas pounds at our friendly and social club which can offer some levels of informal coaching as well as competitive play. Call Peter Edwards on 604 940 0844 for further information.

The Tsawwassen Tennis Club is looking for ladies to play day or night league spring 2012. Organized competitive fun tennis. For more information email chavdale@dccnet.com or call 604-219-4232.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is accepting volunteer applications. Be part of this highly skilled group of men and women that provides a service to the community by performing marine search and rescue. All new members are provided with in-depth training and all abilities are welcome. Visit deltasar.bc.ca for more information.

Delta Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers in many areas. We help provide care and comfort to those that need the services of our hospital. We urgently require a coordinator for the following areas: Ways and Means, office, caf and last but not least, the gift shop. We also need a new vice-president. If you can give a few hours a week, we need you! Please call the auxiliary office at 604-946-1121 local 783212.

Deltassist presents at no cost "Positive Parenting Workshops" for parents of children 5-12 years. Workshops are currently being offered every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:15 p.m. until March 20 at the Deltassist office in North Delta - 9097-120th St. Please call 604-594-3455 for more information.

Get comfortable with using the Internet. Tsawwassen Library offers drop-in hands-on 60-minute courses on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Open to everyone. Registration is not required. Individual help is available at Ladner Pioneer Library and Tsawwassen Library for Internet, email and library database questions. By appointment only. Please visit or call the Information Desk to book an appointment. Ladner Pioneer Library - 604-946-6215. Tsawwassen Library - 604-943-2271.

You are invited to join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with Parkinson's, good humour and more at Tsawwassen Parkinson's Support Group meetings on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the KinVillage Community Centre, multi-purpose room, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. For more information please contact: Robbin Jeffereys, Parkinson Society British Columbia, 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.ca.

Scrabble Club at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 - 8:30 pm. All ages and experience welcome.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women's organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is "Life Learning and Friendship." Call Joyce at 604-940-0106 or Alice at 604-946-4998 if you are interested in joining.

The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Ladner/Tsawwassen is in need of more volunteer drivers to take patients to and from their treatment. Training and dispatch are provided. Time commitments are flexible. If you are interested in further information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Christian Chenard, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 604-533-1668 Ext 338 or email fvrvolengagement@bc.cancer.ca.

There are free drop-in programs for children 0-6 years and their parent/caregiver at South Delta Family Resource Centre/Ladner ECD Hub at unit 205-5000 Bridge Street. Activities include crafts, snack, play-based activities, stories and rhyme time. Open daily from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Open throughout the year. Call 604-946-3933.

Are you interested in making a real and profound difference in the lives of people caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? Come join the Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s team of dedicated support facilitators. A commitment of three to six hours a month over a one-year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony Kupferschmidt for more information: 604-238-7390 or e-mail: anthony@alzheimerbc.org. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

The Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for morning, afternoon and evening shifts on any day of the week. There is also a need for volunteers interested in books to join the book team. Please call

604-948-0660 and leave a message for Sandy Schmidt at ext.333.

The volunteer "Delta Marine Unit" needs volunteers for organizing fund raising and events. Crew volunteers are also needed to train for this important humanitarian service. Saving lives and property at sea. If you love boating and the sea, you'll love this. We operate an enclosed all weather fast response lifeboat. We are based in Ladner Harbour. If you want to help, please call Chris Scurr at 604-946-7641 for details.

The Ladner/Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club invites new and old members to join us, the first and third Mondays of each month at Kin House in Ladner. Join the only all-Canadian service club. Come have fun, meet our neighbours and help make our community a better place to live and raise our families. Supper is at 6:30 p.m., the meeting is a 7 p.m. and the fun follows. There is no age limit for members as there was in the past. For more information please call 604-946-8711. Leave a message.

Supportive Care - for people with cancer, other life-threatening or progressive illness and those who are grieving. Relaxation Group (Drop-in, Tuesday at 10 a.m.), Bereavement Walking Group (Drop-in Wednesday at 10 a.m.), Caregivers' Group, and Grief Groups. Call the Centre for Supportive Care at 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner; 604-948-0660 for more information.

Tsawwassen Badminton Club welcomes new adult players - all ages and capabilities. We are a sociable group with various levels of play. We meet on Monday evenings at South Delta Secondary School and on Friday evenings at Ladner Christian School (Ladner Trunk). 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. both evenings. Call Peter Edwards on 604-940-0844 for additional information or email pedwards7@cs.com.

Knitting Sisters Group. If you would like to knit or crochet for worthy causes please contact Alice at Gisborne@dccnet.com or 604-946-3060. Drop in sessions first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 am - noon at the McKee Senior Centre in Ladner. Donated yarn always welcome and appreciated.

Learn to Row sessions for adults and youth are beginning soon at Delta Deas Rowing Club. Call 604-946-3074 or visit deltadeas.com for more information.

The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Royal Oaks Social Room, 1100-56th Street at 7:15 p.m. With monthly guest speakers and interest groups, the club is dedicated to the promotion of education and improvement of the status of women. New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl at 604-943-4634 or Anna at 604-943-0042.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is accepting volunteer applications. Be a part of this highly skilled group of men and women that provides a service to the community by performing marine search and rescue. All new members are provided with in-depth training and all abilities are welcome. Visit deltasar.bc.ca for more information.

The Winskill Otters Masters Swim Club, for ages 18 and over, welcomes swimmers all abilities. It meets Sundays from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m., or 8 to 9 p.m. For more information visit: www.winskillotters.com or call 604-940-3375.

The Delta Stamp Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. New members are always welcome.

Drop-in Bereavement Walking Group - Be physically active, receive peer support and socialize with others who have experienced the loss of a significant person. Join men and women of all ages for fresh air and a short or longer walk, followed by refreshments at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence

Taylor Crescent, Ladner). For more information call 604-948-0660.

Drop-in Relaxation Circle - Are you living with Cancer? Are you a caregiver? Are you grieving a death? Join the Relaxation Circle Tuesdays at 10 am. Using music and guided imagery, learn to relax, improve your focus, and reduce your stress. For more information call the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner) at 604-948-0660.

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our website at www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.

Toastmasters in Tsawwassen Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? Do you want to learn leadership skills? Ambassadors Toastmasters Club meets twice a month in Tsawwassen. For more info, see: www.AmbassadorsToastmasters.org.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women's organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is "Life Learning and Friendship." Call Elenor at 604-943-2868 or Dede at 604-946-3119 if you're interested in joining.

If you like a good read and a lively discussion, the Book Ends are welcoming new members to their monthly book club meeting. Meeting held the second Thursday of the month. Call Hanna for details at 604-940-1264.

An RAOB GLE Buffaloes group has formed locally and is looking for new and old members. Contact Jeff at 604-946-4794 for more information.

Ladner Early Child Development Hub, 205-5000 Bridge St., hosts the following:

Drop in programs Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Mother Goose on Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Mom's Group on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Call 604-946-3933 for details.

The DYSL Discoveries Thrift Store, 1308-56th St., Tsawwassen, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Visit www.dyslsociety.com.

The South Fraser Gogos meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to hear what groups of Canadian grandmothers are doing to help African grandmothers left to look after their orphaned grandchildren on little to no resources. For more information contact Jesse Pringle at 604-946-1012 or gogojess@telus.net.

Ladner Business Association weekly meetings have moved to the Royal Canadian Legion #61, 4896 Delta St., Ladner. All members and those interested in our local business community - see you Thursdays at 8 a.m.

Do you want to be a speaker people listen to? Do you want your presentations to be strong and convincing? Do you want to fill a room with laughter, and move a crowd to tears? Do you want to participate and learn in a supportive club atmosphere? Then join Deltones Toastmasters in Ladner every second and fourth Wednesday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Fraser Health Unit (beside Delta municipal hall). Call David at 604-946-4048 for more information or visit deltonestoastmasters.ca.

Delta Potters are accepting new members. To register for the coming year contact Carole Clancey at 604-943-5987. For more information visit deltapotters.com.

Gateway Society, Services for Persons with Autism has been providing outreach and residential services to adults and children throughout the province for 31 years from our base in Ladner. The group is looking for volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors. Accounting, business, legal or fundraising experience would be particularly valuable. Contact Barbara Baydala at 604-946-0401 for further information.

Delta Deas Rowing Club is offering interested youths and adults an opportunity to learn to row. This is your chance to try a great sport. For more information call 604-946-3074 or visit www.deltadeas.com.

Moments for Moms, a morning out for moms in the community to be encouraged as a parent, meets at the South Delta Baptist Church every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Contact South Delta Baptist Church at 604-943-8244 to attend. For more information contact Donna Makelki at 604-948-5443 or dmakelki@telus.net.

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Beach Grove Golf Club.

The Delta Rock and Gem Club meets every third Monday of the month at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. There are educational programs and workshops. For more information call 604-943-4568.

Boundary Bay I.O.D.E., a ladies Canadian charity organization, meets the second Tuesday evening each month. New members welcome. For information contact June Langsford at 604-943-2296.

Delta Chess Club welcomes players of all abilities for games on Thursday at 7 p.m. at South Delta Library. Contact Chris Ludwig at 604-275-4762.

SENIORS

The Kin Jam band invites everyone to listen and/or dance to their music the second and fourth Tuesday of each week from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. At KinVillage Community Centre. Admission is free.

At KinVillage Community Centre: Bingo takes place every Wednesday starting at 1 p.m. and running until approx. 3 p.m. Card costs vary. Cost per class $3 members and $4 non-members. Drop ins and beginners are welcome to join Karen's Zumba classes on Fridays. Cost per class $7 members $8 non-Members. Cribbage players welcome on Fridays at 1 p.m.

McKee Computer Club meets Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. 604-946-1411.

The Circle of Friends monthly meeting is no longer at McKee House. We now meet at Ladner McDonald's restaurant on the last Monday of the month at 5 p.m. Call Lesley at 604-946-8402 for more information.

FUND RAISERS

There will be a charity barbecue in support of MS on Saturday, June 2 in front of M&M Meat Shop in Tsawwassen, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Tsawwassen Shrine Club presents a salmon barbecue on Sunday, June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at Ladner Harbour Park. It costs $10 for adults. Enjoy barbecued salmon and help Shriners support community activities. For more information call 604-943-3548.

Benediction Lutheran Church is having a concert/bake sale/silent auction Sunday, June 3. The doors open at 2 p.m. and the concert begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth 11-15 years old and free for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at the church office, from members of the church and at the door. Benediction Lutheran Church is at the corner of 6th Ave. & 56th St. in Tsawwassen. Local musical talent will be performing selections of jazz, blues and pop for everyone to enjoy.

Highlights of the Keyboard Road recital - One Piano...Four Hands with Jane Pallan and Eleonor Hsia. Final fundraiser for the Solas youth team going to Scotland in July, June 9 at 2 p.m. at Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave. Admission by donation.

KEEN Footwear and Bag Sale Saturday June 16, noon to 4 p.m. at St. David's Anglican Church, 1115-51a St., Tsawwassen. Mostly men's size 9, women's size 7 and kids size 1, plus a few styles in all sizes. Profits to benefit St. David's. Cash only please.

SPECIAL EVENTS

DYSL (Delta Youth Support Line) will be holding a barbecue at the DYSL Wearhouse ThriftStore, at 1308-56th St. in Tsawwassen on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come enjoy some great music, enjoy a hotdog and drink and support the youth of Delta.

Saturday, June 2 - jewelry, watches, sunglasses, and 'Designer Collections' at the Hospice Cottage Thrift Store, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen.

Twice monthly car boot sales at Centennial Beach Parking lot, 8:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday (Weather permitting) Only $10 per space. First sale will be June 9, - next sale June 23. Sell treasures - buy treasures! Hosted by Cammidge House Volunteer Committee Boundary Bay Regional Park. For more information call Beth 604-940-9824.

A Father's Day Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Boundary Bay Regional Park (use Cammidge House entrance off Boundary Bay Road). It costs $5 for adults and $3 for children. There will be entertainment and fun activities. Hosted by the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions, Cammidge House Volunteers and Metro Vancouver. Call 604-224-5739 for more information.

ARTS

Delta Arts Council Call For Artists and Artisans: Gallery in the Garden at Wellbrook Winery will take place July 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for artists: Submission cut off date is 3 p.m. on June 15. Entrance for vendors is dependent upon approval by the Delta Arts Council (DAC) executive board members or staff members. Please send up to three jpeg photos of your work and a brief description of your work attention: Lara West to galleryinthegardenDAC@gmail.com. Please see http://www.deltaartscouncil.ca/page/gallery_in_the_garden for more information.

Come to Gallery in the Garden - July 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellbrook Winery, 4626-88th St., Delta. Gallery in the Garden is an artisan marketplace where local talent exhibit and sell all forms of visual arts (clay, stone, wood, acrylic, glass, photography, silk, oil, watercolour, fabric, metal, pen & ink and more.) Fun for the whole family: face painting, blueberry pies, fudge, juice tasting, wine tasting, music, pottery wheel throwing demo, art, art and more art. Entrance by donation (suggested minimum $5). See: http://www.deltaartscouncil.ca/page/gallery_in_the_garden for more information.

The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).