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CLUBS AND GROUPS 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.


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.

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.

Conversation Circle: Practice Your English, Wednesdays until Aug. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place, then join weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food and current events.

Taoist Tai Chi arts, a practice to exercise the entire body, calm the mind and transform you into a healthier, more relaxed, and happy person. There is a new class schedule for fall. New Beginning classes: Thursdays 7 to 9 p.m. at Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave., starting Sept. 7, and Mondays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115-51A St., starting Oct. 2. Continuing classes are ongoing from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at St. David’s Anglican Church and Wednesdays at Ladner United Church.

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 slo-pitch 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.

Ambassadors Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters: The club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Tsawwassen Mills Mall Training Room located at Entry 4 between Karma Athletics and Yogigo; 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in and see how a Toastmasters club meeting is run. Come and see how Toastmasters can help you gain confidence and skill at public speaking as well as with leadership skills in a safe, encouraging environment. For more info, contact

Do you want to row? Delta Deas Rowing Club is offering learn to row to all youth and adults. Come and try this amazing sport. The best way to stay fit. Call 604-946-3074 or email us at

Interested in losing weight in a friendly and supportive environment? TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Delta Health Unit, 4470 Clarence Taylor Way.


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.


There is a Hotdog Day dementia care fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wexford, 1737-56th St., Tsawwassen. Call 604-948-4477 for more information.


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.

UVic Self-Management BC - Ladner office - is celebrating 15 years with an Open House on Aug. 30. Visit the old Massey’s Marine Building at 4907 Chisholm Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. if you want to know more about how to take charge of your health. Call 604-940-1273 for more info.

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 available through

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


Join a daytime concert band. Weekly band sessions start Thursday, Sept. 14 at 4737-57th St., Ladner. You may wish to refresh your instrument skills by taking this daytime opportunity to cultivate a love of playing band music. Formerly called the McKeesical Daytime Concert Band, our adult members are woodwind, brass and basic percussion players. Participants must provide their own instrument and regular attendance and home practice is encouraged. The only cost will be the annual membership fee of $50. For more information, email

The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a non-profit 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).