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Ambassadors advance in public speaking contest

Katherine Praski and Reg Boaler took home honours last week as the Ambassadors Toastmasters held their annual fall speech competition.

Entries almost double in Junior Authors contest

Young writers from around the province were invited this summer to send in stories for Delta's fourth annual Junior Authors Short Story Contest. A record 80 entries were received from 16 municipalities ranging from Vancouver Island to the Cariboo.

Delta Hospital's 'Mini-Home' finds new home with winner in Ladner

The Delta Hospital Foundation picked the winning ticket in its Mini-Home Lottery this week. With over 2,000 tickets sold and almost $15,000 in sales, the farmthemed family activity centre has found its permanent home with Susan Norton-Kiss of Ladner.

Firefighters hold out boots for MD

Delta firefighters will be holding out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada at several locations today and tomorrow.

Deltassist holding AGM next week in North Delta

Deltassist's annual general meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the social services agency's North Delta office, 9097 Scott Rd.

All kinds of baby information in one place at inaugural fair

Expectant parents, new parents, grandparents and families are invited to attend the inaugural South Delta Baby Fair next month.

Time running out on Mini-Home Lottery

Less than one week remains to buy tickets in the Delta Hospital Foundation's Mini-Home Lottery. With over 75 per cent sold, purchasers must get their tickets by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to be eligible to win.

Naturalists from all over B.C. to gather in Delta next week

Naturalists will descend on South Delta next week. The Delta Naturalists' Society is hosting, for the first time ever, the B.C. Nature Weekend and Fall General Meeting from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. It's not open to the public.

Entertainment at libraries for Monday's Pro-D Day

Children in primary grades and their parent/caregiver(s) are invited to drop by their local library on Monday, the first non-instructional day of the new school year.

Show your spelling talent by taking part in bees at both local libraries

Spelling enthusiasts who are currently in grades 6 or 7 are invited to showcase their skills by competing in the Fraser Valley Regional Library's Sport of Spelling.
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