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CLUBS AND GROUPS The Delta Ringette Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 7-9 pm at the North Delta Recreation Centre at 11405-84th Ave., North Delta.


The Delta Ringette Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 7-9 pm at the North Delta Recreation Centre at 11405-84th Ave., North Delta.

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club has a garage, plants and bake sale Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Household items, plants, mostly perennials, home baking tabl, fresh scones and refreshments available. Ladner Lawn Bowling Club, 5128-47th. Ave., Ladner. Call 604-946-6722.

International Folk Dancing - Drop-in classes are led by volunteer Julia Erdmann every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. until May 17 on the beautiful sprung dance floor at KinVillage Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Beginners welcome and no partner necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Per class cost: $3 for members, $4 for non-members.

Excited about starting your vegetable garden, but don't know where to start? Whether you garden in a community plot, in your own backyard or on a balcony, these workshops will help you enjoy your time in the dirt. Where: 6400 3rd Ave, Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen. Date: May 6. Time: 11am-noon. Spaces are limited, RSVP required. Call 604-946-9828 or e-mail

On May 7 the Delta Chamber of Commerce has a "How Sustainability Can Help Your Business" breakfast at Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar, 8701-120th St., Delta.

Registration and networking: 7:30 - 8 a.m. Panel discussion: 8 - 9 a.m. Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. To register go to

The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on May 9. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested in learning about this healing modality. For more info call Selena at 604-952-4175.

May 9, 7 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library. Please join Go Green Book & Film in a viewing and discussion of NFB documentary "Radiant City" with Sepia Sharma from Fraser Health as guest facilitator.

Join the Delta Naturalists for our May presentation. We'll be meeting on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Everyone is welcome. Patricia Fleming will be speaking on the "Feed the Bees" program and why it is important to support healthy pollinator populations. Her talk will include actions we can all take and what to plant to "Feed the Bees". She is the Executive Director of the Earthwise Society, a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainability through education. For more information, call Joanne at 604-946-2240.

Are you spring cleaning your book collection? Donate your castoffs to any one of the three Delta libraries before May 18 in anticipation of Ladner Pioneer Library's Annual Book Sale on Saturday, May 26, 10 am - 4 pm.

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 or contact Karoline at

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.

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:

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. 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 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 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

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

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: To learn more about our programs and services, please visit

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

Knitting Sisters Group. If you would like to knit or crochet for worthy causes please contact Alice at 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 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 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: 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 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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. Drop-ins and beginners are welcome to International Folk Dancing Classes Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. until May 17. Cost per class $3 members and $4 non-members. Drop ins and beginners are welcome to join Karen's Zumba classes on Fridays starting April 13th. Cost per class $7 members $8 non-Members. Cribbage players welcome on Fridays at 1 p.m.

South Delta Seniors Travel has a Tulalip Resort and Casino trip May 28 to 30. Members: $305 pp. Non-members: $330 pp. Visits to Woodland Park Zoo, Bellevue Shopping Centre, Seattle Premium Outlets. Call 604-943-0225.

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.


Gwen's Growing and Giving plant sale is set for May 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 5016-58A St., Ladner. Prices start at $1 for a good part of the product for sale. Proceeds will go to Delta Hospice and OWL. Plant donors can contact Pam at 604-940-4274.

There will be a garage sale fundraiser on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Port Guichon Elementary, 4381-46A St., Ladner.

The South Fraser Gogos invite you to join us on Saturday, May 12 at the Ladner United Church at 4960-48th Ave. in Ladner. We will be holding our annual 'Books, Baskets & Buns Sale' from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A selection of good quality used books, CDs and DVDs along with an assortment of unique creations perfect for birthday, Mother's Day or hostess gifts will be available for sale. Bring a friend and stay for lunch. The Ladner United Church Ladies will be providing refreshments, including a bun lunch with proceeds going to the Ladner United Church Building Fund. Net proceeds from the sale of books and gift items will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. For more information, please contact Avril at 604-946-8402.


Wednesday, May 2 is McHappy Day! Come in to Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald's restaurants on May 2 and purchase a McMuffin, Happy Meal or Big Mac and $1 will go to local children's charity Reach Child and Youth Development Society. There will be lots of fun things like face painting, balloon animals, music and entertainment.

Come and be a part of Ecole South Park's Spring Fling 2012! The Spring Fling Organizing Committee is well under way to create a spring fair "extra-ordinaire". We have lots of fun things going on like jumping castles, slides, games, cakewalk, Scandinavian raffle, hamster balls, loads of prices, barbeque with pulled pork, hotdogs,and french crepes, cotton candy, popcorn etc. Bring your whole family to 735 Gilchrist Drive on Friday, May 11. There will also be a plant sale going on from noon to 6 p.m.

Ladner Elementary School has a Spring Carnival on Friday, May 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring fun family activities, games, prizes, food, plant sale, raffles and more.

Enjoy the Spring Fling at All Saints Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner on Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be hanging baskets, an attic treasure table, a bake table and more. Call 604-946-8413 for more information.

Ladner United Church's Annual Garage Sale is on Saturday, May 26 at 4960-48th Ave., Ladner. Call 604-946-6254. Doors open from 8 a.m. to noon. Heavenly selection!


South Delta Artists Guild March/April show "Bloomin Art" For the home and garden enthusiasts, come and select a painting or sculpture for your home or garden. Come enjoy the spring theme. Longhouse Gallery 1710 56th St., Tsaw. The gallery is open Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm. Check out the workshop for a variety of art classes.

Delta School District offers the ArtStretch Program for students in grades 5 to 7 who demonstrate extraordinary talent and passion in the visual arts. The ArtStretch Program celebrates Symphony of Colour with a gallery exhibit of student artwork to be displayed at the Delta School Board Office located at 4585 Harvest Drive in Ladner. The exhibit is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 through to Friday, May 11.

Ovation Performance Series announces the last concert of the season on Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. at Cedar Park Church (5300 44th Avenue, Ladner), featuring the talented vocal quartet, The K Sisters, featuring lively swing & early jazz music of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at Cedar Park Church from Tuesday-Friday (9am-3pm). Proceeds support the Little House Society. For more info, 604-946-7410.

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 ( the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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