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South Delta Newcomers welcomes new and returning members from Tsawwassen, Ladner and Point Roberts to its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen. This month’s guest speaker, Capt. Erica Brockhausen of BC Ferries, will share her experiences with the wind, waves, sights and sounds of the ocean. Meeting time is 7:15 p.m.


A Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. The group is for people living with Parkinson's and/or the people who care for them. For more information call Gloria at 604-948-0156.


All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free community meal every month. The next meal is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.


Start planning for spring with the South Delta Garden Club. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, a favourite speaker Gwen Odermatt, owner of Petals and Butterflies Nursery, will return to speak to the club about new introductions to create a bird and bee friendly landscape. The club meets at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. meeting. New members are always welcome. Annual fee is $30. Guest fee for this meeting is $5.


Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters, an award-winning Toastmasters Club specializing in public speaking and leadership training, invites the public for an evening of fun and learning on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsawwassen Mills Training Room. The club guarantees it to be an evening of laughter and learning. The meeting is an open house and the theme is "Cell Phone Etiquette.” Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Leah at


Deltassist is offering a Caregiver Skills Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 9097 Scott Rd. Develop skills to support your child or loved one emotionally and behaviourally. For more information or to register, call Ravin at 604-594-3455 ext. 107 or email


The Canadian Federation of University Women South Deltameets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen at 7:15 p.m. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Jan. 28. This meeting is open to the public. Guest speaker is Katie Baker, director of programs at Minerva BC. There will be time for questions and discussion throughout.

Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in the Tsawwassen Library every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. The next meeting dates are: Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and 25. These meetings are not classes and are not suitable for beginners. For more information, call or text Aidan at 360-350-9155.


Restorative Yoga for people living with cancer. Join a free yoga group where body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. Sessions held at Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner on Thursdays, Jan. 30 to April 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.


French language preschool Lutins du Bois is accepting applications for January 2020. Program offers short and long classes (2.5 and four hours). Non-French speaking children welcome. Preschool is located in Ecole du Bois-Joli in Tsawwassen. Call 604-948-1222 or e-mail:


Taoist tai chi is a set of gentle movements for people of all ages to improve health and balance. Beginning classes are held in Tsawwassen on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. David’s Anglican Church and in Ladner on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Beginners can start anytime. Arrive 15 minutes early and bring cheque or cash to register. For more information call 604-681-6609 or visit


Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? Then consider joining a safe and supportive free group for bereaved adults to share with and listen to others in similar situations, and learn to navigate your grief process. Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, six Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 26 to April 1. For more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604-948-0660.


Are you an adult living with cancer or serious illness and would like to relax body and mind? Then join the Centre for Supportive Care’s free Relaxation Circle where you will learn and practice relaxation techniques and experience soothing touch by volunteers, guided imagery and live music by a music therapist. Open to family members and friends too. No need to register, just show up on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 604-948-0660.


The Knitting Sisters meet the first and third Saturday of the month at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner from 10 a.m. to noon. New members welcome. For information call Brenda at 604-868-6015 or email:


The Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards (TOOBs) has been quietly helping many South Delta groups and individuals since 1984. The club's fundraising is done through food services at community events such as the Ladner Bandfest and the Tsawwassen Sun Festival. If you are interested in joining a group of energetic volunteers or just interested getting more information about TOOBs, call Norm Sayfy at 604-551-5842.


Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 8 Delta is looking for men and women to join the all-volunteer group dedicated to saving lives on the waters around Delta. Those interested in learning the latest in search and rescue, first aid, navigation and seamanship can visit or email


Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Would you like to get together with like-minded people to share ideas, techniques and good conversation? Knit & Stitch is offered at all three Delta libraries. It runs Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library, Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at George Mackie Library. All ages and abilities are welcome.


The Canadian Lifeboat Institution is interviewing potential volunteers to serve as crew or support personnel for its Delta Lifeboat. Professional training is given in seamanship, navigation, medical, and search and rescue techniques. Contact John at 604-760-5218 for more information.


Mental Health Resiliency Support Group offered by Canadian Mental Health Association welcomes anyone who lives with a mental illness/mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. The group provides a safe environment to share your struggles and triumphs. Peer facilitators lead the group, provide support and educate on topics that help members to cope and move forward in an encouraging way. Group meets twice a month on Thursdays in the Ladner office. Call 604-943-1878 or email for more details and to register before your first meeting.


Have you attended a suicide bereavement support group and want to connect with others with similar experiences on an ongoing or occasional basis? Then join the Centre for Supportive Care’s drop-in, free Suicide Bereavement Alumni Group. Open to all communities. No commitment to attend every month. Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Must register prior to attending. Call Teresa at 604-948-0660.


Country Meadows Ladies Golfis now welcoming new members for the 2020 golf season that runs on Tuesdays from April to October. You can apply directly online at: or contact membership chair at:




Ukulele lessons, Beginners Level 1, at KinVillage Community Centre run from 11 a.m. to noon, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25. Drop-in costs $8/$10 or $42 (members)/$54 (non-members) for all six classes. No musical training required. You will be playing songs after your first class.


McKee Walking Club walks rain or shine every Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Meet in the lobby of McKee Seniors Recreation Centre.


New programs at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre for 2020 include: Back to Basics-Computer, Genealogy 101, Managing your photos – computer, Meditation with Ivan, Pilates, Waltz (modern) and Rhumba (Latin).


McKee Seniors Recreation Centre offers a pair of free workshops: Dementia Friends presentation by the Alzheimer Society of BC on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. and Resilience as we Age presented by Eva on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.


Aging, An Olympic Event, runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24at KinVillage Community Centre. As we embrace our senior years, are we as active as we used to be? Join for an afternoon with Debbie Cheong, Osteofit provincial coordinator, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. What do we need to do to remain independent? How do we reduce the risk of falls? Register in advance for free event by calling 604-943-0225.


If you love reading, join the McKee book club. It meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Sign up at customer service desk at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre.


Happy Hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at KinVillage Community Centre. Free entertainment with Don and Dave of Cut & Dried. Cash bar. Grab a few friends or come on your own to socialize, enjoy snacks and drinks, listen and/or dance to music and wind down from the week. Tips appreciated.


Giant Book Sale at KinVillage Community Centre on Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1. Centre is accepting books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games up to Jan. 27. Drop off inside community centre at 5430-10th Ave., Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. only. Centre cannot accept VHS tapes, digests, magazines, computer books, textbooks or encyclopedia.


Free chronic conditions self-management program at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Thursdays, Jan. 30 to March 5. Register at customer service desk.


Robbie Burns Luncheon at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Friday, Jan. 31 at noon. Tickets are $16 for members, $18 for guests. Entertainment by Piper & the Flannigans. Tickets on sale at customer service desk.


Shari’s Saturday Social Dance at KinVillage Community Centre on Feb. 8. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The theme is hearts and flowers. Dress optional but glitz and glamour always welcome. Enjoy the warm atmosphere. Dance to a wide variety of great CD music. Tickets available at the door - cash or cheque only. $12 for members, $14 for guests. Mid-evening tea, coffee and assorted goodies. To reserve a table, call Shari at 604-943-8755.


Bingo anyone? KinVillage Community Centre hosts the longest running and richest bingo in Tsawwassen. Play 11 games, including Bonanza, for only $7.50 every Wednesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Before you play you can enjoy great food at reasonable prices in the on-site Buenos Dias Café.


A mix of gentle chair yoga, meditation and stretch is offered from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursdays at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. $5 for members or $6 for non-members per class or purchase a 10 punch card for $40 or $60.




The Tsawwassen Multicultural Promotion Association presents its Chinese Spring Festival Gala this Saturday night, Jan. 18. Starting at 6 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre (5410 10th Ave.) the community is invited to help celebrate the Chinese New Year with food starting at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $10 for seniors. Kids under 10 are free. For more information, contact Marlene at or call 778-990-1109.



Learn to paint watercolours at KinVillage with Laurel Johnson. Classes are Wednesdays at Vidal Court dining room from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Register and get a flexibility pass at Kin Village. Ten two-hour classes for $70. For a supply list, email:


Beloved children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond returns to Delta for a pair of shows. The family concerts will be on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at Burnsview Secondary in North Delta and Sunday, Jan. 26 at South Delta Secondary at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Eventbrite or through Delta French Immersion schools. The concerts are being sponsored by the Delta School District and Canadian Parents for French.


Did you have fun playing in a band in high school? If so, dust off your instrument, contact Curt Jantzen, and then join the Delta Music Makers in Ladner on Tuesday evenings. The concert band is a fun group of adults who love to rehearse and play concerts in the community. Contact


Loades of Music daytime concert band rehearses Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Registration fee is $50 per year. This year the band would like to add players to its brass section that play either trumpet or trombone.


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