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CLUBS AND GROUPS Restorative Yoga for People Living with Cancer is held every second Thursday (Aug. 17) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is facilitated by yoga instructor. Maureen Dufresne. No previous yoga experience is necessary.


Restorative Yoga for People Living with Cancer is held every second Thursday (Aug. 17) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and is facilitated by yoga instructor. Maureen Dufresne. No previous yoga experience is necessary. This yoga supports the body in poses lying down or seated, in stillness with breathing awareness. This encourages the release of muscle tension and flexibility and balances the body/mind connection.No fee. Pre-register by phoning Maureen at 604-948-0660.

An Adult Colouring Club will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month (Aug. 22) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. Colouring is not just for kids anymore. Why colour? It reduces stress and improves your focus, it is fun and creative, and you meet new people. All supplies provided.

Living with Cancer Support Group meets every second Thursday (Aug. 24) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Facilitated by social worker Madison Statler, the group is for people living with cancer at any stage-diagnosis, treatment or in remission. Participants often share experiences and feel less isolated as they connect with others facing similar challenges. No fee. Pre-register by contacting Madison at or 604-948-0660.

Curious about Taoist Tai Chi arts? Come to a free class in Ladner's Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. More information at:

Delta Spinners & Weavers invite you to join them on the third Monday of each month. Bring your creative spirit to be encouraged as a beginner or reacquaint yourself with these traditions in a casual, friendly setting.August meeting: 1 p.m.,Monday, Aug. 21 at Kirkland House 4140 Arthur Dr., Ladner. Contact

Teen Night: Pizza and Games on Thursday, Aug. 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ladner Pioneer Library. Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

Knit & Stitch, Mondays until Aug. 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Ladner Pioneer Library. Knitting, crocheting, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect across the generations.Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques and good conversation.

The Low Vision support group meets Sept. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Paulette Tattersall will bring news from ElderCollege Delta.

South Delta Outdoor Grass Volleyball Association invite you to drop-in for an evening of co-ed volleyball fun.We play every Tuesday night in July and August at 7 p.m. on the East Winskill grass field (beside Ocean Palace). The cost is $2 per person to cover the rental of the field. Come and meet like-minded volleyball enthusiasts. All skill levels are welcomed.

The South Delta Newcomers and Alumnae group doesn't take the summer off. The group doesn't have a monthly meeting however it still has lots of scheduled events for you to meet new friends and learn what Tsawwassen, Ladner and Point Roberts have to offer. Java on the beach, corn roasts, picnics, walking tours are just a few. If you are interested in finding out more about the community and meeting new and sometimes old friends, email for more information.

Toss aside the mid-day doldrums and volunteer at FINDS Children's Thrift Store. Reach Child and Youth Development Society is seeking exuberant and friendly volunteers to staff the store in the heart of Ladner Village. Shifts are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. If you're interested in volunteering, email Rae-Anne at or call and leave your name and phone number at 604-946-6622 ext. 300.

Come join us for slopitch practice. Men and ladies. Every Friday at 11 a.m. at Pebble Hill Park, Tsawwassen. Everyone welcome.Call 604-946-6370 or just come to the park.


An ice cream social with Susan Skemp's Motown Show will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Cost is $3 for members $5 for non-members.

eCleCtiC café -Songs from Howard Solverson's varied repertoire, along with a guest, in a coffee house setting. Saturday, Aug. 26, 7 to 9 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Members $4; guests $6. Coffee, tea & cookies will be served.

KinVillage Travel has a trip to the Edgewater Casino Monday, Oct. 2. It costs $8 for members and $9 for non-members. Call 604-943-0225.


Enjoy stories, songs and dancing at a pair of shows with ventriloquist Kellie Haines and her puppet friends Magrau the bird and Kamilla the frog on Thursday, Aug. 17. She will perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library.

Meet the FVRL's newest addition to the collection on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Tsawwassen Library. Sphero SPRK+ is a spherical robot toy, capable of rolling around, changing colours, running programs and being controlled by a smartphone or tablet. There will be a Sphero Maze to test your driving skills and different stations to try your hand at programming.

Hockey Season at the Cottage, starting Monday, Aug. 21, at Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St. Tsawwassen. Hockey skates, guards, sticks, pucks, helmets, some hockey equipment, and ladies skates.

Summer Clearance sale for the Dogwood Gift Shop at Delta Hospital. The sale will be in the Courtyard Cafe of the hospital Monday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Select items only but some great buys.

Car Boot Sale Saturdays at Centennial Beach parking lot, Boundary Bay Regional Park, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 for two parking stalls. First-come, first-served. For more information see or call Tom at 604-940-9296. Upcoming dates: Aug. 26, Sept. 9.

Join Self-Management BC in celebrating 15 Years of teamwork with partners the University of Victoria and the Ministry of Health at 4907 Chisholm St. on Aug. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A light lunch will be provided and special activities are planned between 12 to 1 p.m. Please RSVP to by Aug. 20.

The Delta Senior Secondary class of 1972 is having a 45th reunion barbecue and barn dance extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Roddick Barn, 4315 Tamboline Rd., Ladner. Tickets are $45 and available through www.eventbrite. com.

The Rotary Club of Ladner is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a gala dinner and dance on Saturday, Sept. 23. Club is looking for alumni Rotarians and other community leaders to attend.For ticket information, email guillermo.bustos@hotmail. com.


Loades of Music Concert Band (formerly McKeesical Daytime Band) has grown and with a new name, new venue and new time the group welcomes new members to participate with other musicians for a daytime concert band experience. The annual membership cost is $50 with sessions being held every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4737-57th St., Ladner. Participants must provide their own instrument and regular attendance and home practice are encouraged.Band sessions resume Thursday, Sept. 14. For more information email The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, or e-mail ( the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).