Coming events: Bring your stuffie to the Ladner library for a storytime and sleepover

CLUBS AND GROUPS

 

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The Ladner Pioneer Library’s annual Stuffie Storytime and Sleepover is on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Register your stuffed friend then bring him along with you for a cozy pyjama storytime before their sleepover. The stuffed friends can be picked up the next day at 11 a.m. Limited space; registration required. 

 

Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters, an award-winning Toastmasters club, will be hosting a table at the July 4 Delta Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business: Cocktails and Conversation at Harris Barn (4140 Arthur Dr.) from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Drop by the table to learn how Toastmasters can benefit you and your organization. During the summer months, the club co-hosts meetings with the Deltones Toastmasters Club. The July schedule is: Thursday, July 4 from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Deltones in Ladner and Tuesday, July 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsawwassen Mills Training Room. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Dawn at dmcfitz@me.com.

 

All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.

 

Cyclists who want to ride with others for fun and fitness can meet in the Ladner Pioneer Library parking lot Tuesdays and Thursdays weather permitting. The group leaves at 10 a.m. If you can cycle 25, 40 or 65 kilometres at 20 to 30 km/h or aspire to it, contact Bob at 604-943-1603 for more information.

 

Delta Deas Rowing Club has published its “Learn to Row” schedule for summer 2019. All programs take place at Deas Island Regional Park in Delta. Rowing is a “sport for life” and the club offers programs for high school students as well as adults from 18 to 88 years of age. Sessions are available at a wide range of times during the week and weekend. Information is at www.deltadeas.com or by email at learntorow@deltadeas.com.

 

Kings Links Ladies Golf Club is welcoming new members. The club plays every Tuesday morning until mid-October. Come out and enjoy fun competitions on a challenging course. For more information, contact Jennifer at j.ellen@telus.net or Cheryl at ourcoach@gmail.com.

 

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: brenda.ruby@icloud.com.

 

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 www.rcmsardelta.com or email info@rcmsardelta.com.

 

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. 

 

Delta Hospice Society offers a Drop-In Relaxation Circle, led by a music therapist, for those living with cancer or serious illness, as well as their family members and friends, every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner. Program is complimentary.

 

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.

 

50+/SENIORS

 

Canada Day celebration at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Friday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment by Music Variations. Cake and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

McKee’s Country BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be entertainment, burgers, salads and dessert, and a cash bar. Members are $15, non-members $17. Tickets on sale June 10.

 

KinVillage Travel is going to Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Granville Island and on a boat ride on Monday, July 29. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 10 a.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 10:15 a.m., returning at approximately 4 p.m. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for guests. Call 604-943-0225.

 

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

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre needs new members for its carpet bowling club that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is only 50 cents.

 

A Modelers Club meets at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Members build models of all scales, discuss the hobby, and share tips and secrets. Members must have a current McKee membership.

 

KinVillage Travel will be having lunch at Troll’s in Horseshoe Bay followed by a visit to Lonsdale Quay on Monday, Aug. 26. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 9:45 a.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 10 a.m., returning at approximately 4 p.m. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for guests. Call 604-943-0225.

 

KinVillage Travel will be having lunch at Newlands Golf Course followed by a visit to the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Monday, Sept. 9. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 10 a.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 10:15 a.m., returning at approximately 4 p.m. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for guests. Call 604-943-0225.

 

KinVillage Travel will be going to Parq Casino Vancouver on Friday, Oct. 25. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 9 a.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 9:15 a.m., returning at approximately 3:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for members. Call 604-943-0225.

 

FUNDRAISERS

 

The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, is the place to pick up your summer reading material. Books will be featured the week of July 1.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

The Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner’s Trenant Park Square will host a free presentation about Vancouver’s cruise industry on Thursday, June 27 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. RSVP required. Visit https://www.portvancouver.com/delta.

 

The Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner’s Trenant Park Square will host a free presentation about reducing shipping impact on whales on Wednesday, July 24 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and 7 to 8:15 p.m. RSVP required. Visit https://www.portvancouver.com/delta.

 

The Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan is coming to the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner’s Trenant Park Square on Wednesday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Touch a sea star, examine a sea urchin and be amazed by the wonders of the marine world through their mobile aquarium.

 

ARTS

 

Tsawwassen United Church hosts Jazz Vespers on Sunday, June 30. The 7 p.m. service features Ben Lockwood and musicians along with Rev. Dan Kirkegaard accompanying with scripture and reflections. Everyone is invited. No fee but a collection is passed around for the musicians.

 

Local artist Corinne Bucher is the featured artist at the Tsawwassen Library in June. Her exhibit is titled: If the Ocean could talk, would you listen? It’s on view in the meeting room during regular library hours until June 30.

 

Registration is now open for Delta Community Music School’s annual student jazz workshop. Part of the South Delta Jazz Festival, the workshop runs from Tuesday, July 2 to Saturday, July 6. The one-week program is designed to give musicians the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of jazz improvisation and performance. More information at www.southdeltajazzfestival.com.

 

If you love music and have a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument, then join Loades of Music Concert Band. Share the joy of making music with other adult musicians. Annual fee is $50 with regular attendance and home practice encouraged. Cultivate a love of playing band music every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Contact loadesofmusic@gmail.com.

 

The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (events@delta-optimist.com), mail or drop off the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations. No phone calls, please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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