CLUBS AND GROUPS
Delta Falcons junior field hockey spring registration is now open for U10 Boys & Girls/U11-18 Girls. Early bird discount until Jan. 1. Visit www.falcons.ca for more information.
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 www.taoist.org.
South Delta Newcomers welcomes new and returning members from Tsawwassen, Ladner and Point Roberts to its November monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen (adjacent to the South Delta Recreation Centre). Brighten up your day listening to the wonderful voice of Jana Seale.
Brit Club lunch on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Legion. You don’t have to be British to attend, you just have to like Britain. Lunch will consist of soup, sandwiches, light dessert and coffee at a reasonable cost. Outings to be discussed. RSVP to Gwen Halston at 604-940-1269, Roy Bilson at 604-308-3699 or email email@example.com.
The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen at 7:15 p.m. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Membership is open to women to come together with other like-minded women to improve the status of women, and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. A university degree is not required. Join to discuss important current issues, hear a variety of speakers and take part in special interest groups. For further information contact Cheryl at 604-943-4634 or Ann at 604-943-3990.
Delta Housing Be Mine Society AGM on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children, 5050-47th Ave., Ladner. Everyone is welcome. Register at deltahbms.com.
Ozobot Snow Plow Challenge at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Design and construct a snow plow for Ozobot robots and then drive these tiny robots using drag-and-drop code to clear the snowy track. Ages eight to 12. Registration is required. Visit Events Page at www.fvrl.ca to register.
Acorn TV is now available for free with your Fraser Valley Regional Library card and the app rbDigital. On Friday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Tsawwassen Library, learn how to access Acorn TV on your computer, tablet and TV. Bring your library card, PIN and any passwords you may need to download apps.
Celebrate-a-Life tribute card event at Delta Hospice’s Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner is an opportunity to honour those who are important to you whether they have passed, or are in your minds and hearts during difficult times. Visit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, from Dec. 2 to 31.
Delta Nature presents A Photo Safari through South and East Africawith David Hoar and Noreen Rudd.The talk will cover areas from Cape Town to Kilimanjaro with diverse and varied lands and peoples but their focus will be on the birds and beasts. The talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen. All ages are welcome and the event is free. Contact president Tom Bearss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to practice your Spanish conversation? Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in the Tsawwassen Library every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming dates are: Dec. 3 and 17. They are not classes and are not suitable for beginners. For more information call or text Aidan at 360-350-9155
The Delta Photo Club welcomes back Francois Cleroux on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for a presentation on “Tripod-ology” from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre. Guests are always welcome to attend for a $10 fee at the door. See more details at www.deltaphotoclub.com.
The next Dungeons & Dragons is on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. Grab your imagination and get ready to visit a land of magic, monsters and mortals. New and experienced players are welcome. Pizza will be provided. For teens ages 13+. Space is limited so register today.
Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters’ next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsawwassen Mills Training Room. The club guarantees it will be an evening of laughter and learning. The meeting is an open house and the theme is "Winter is Coming.”
All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
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 email@example.com for more details and to register before your first meeting.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
Tai Chi – A free introduction will be offered at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosts a Holiday Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 22 at noon. Lunch will consist of ham and scalloped potatoes, dessert and coffee/tea. Members: $16, guests: $18.
Free first aid & CPR workshop at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Monday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at 604-946-1411.
Happy Social Hour on Friday, Nov. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Live entertainment and free admission.
ElderCollege Delta invites all those interested in hearing Dr. Gaoheng Zhang talk about the fashion industry and its pursuit of name brand clothing for price conscious customers. The “Made in Italy” tag implies high end, well-made clothing but where is it made and by whom? Presentation takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Cedar Park Church in Ladner from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is free to all ElderCollege members. For those who are not members, membership can be bought at the door for $10 per year.
eCleCtiC café on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. With the dark, rainy evenings upon us, join Howard Solverson and his guest as they present an eclectic mix of live music in a comfy coffee house setting. Members $5; non-members $7. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served.
Free dementia presentation at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Register at 604-946-1411.
Delta Music Makers Wine & Cheese event at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Members: $8. Guests: $10.
KinVillage Travel will be going to the Sylvia Hotel overlooking English Bay for a full turkey dinner followed by a train ride through Stanley Park or Fly Over Canada at Canada Place on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 3:45 p.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 4 p.m., returning at approximately 10:30 p.m. Cost is $90 for members and $95 for non-members. KinVillage Travel is open 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at KinVillage Community Centre.
New Year’s Eve dinner/dance tickets on sale now at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Enjoy chef Adrian’s spectacular dinner, then dance to Scott Robertson’s Swing Patrol on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $60 for members, $65 for guests.
Volunteers needed for Fridays in the KeeCafe at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre and at the front desk (computer skills required). For further information, contact Jacqui at 604-946-1411.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre now has “Friends & Food” community table Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at McKee Café. Eat a good meal with a new friend.
Farm to Table at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers selling their goods. Cash sales and bring your own bags.
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.
St. David’s Anglican Church in Tsawwassen is hosting a European-style Christmas Market and Keen Footwear Sale on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Semi-annual sale of Keen footwear will again be part of Boots, Books and Baking theme at church’s Christkindlemarkt. Sankt Nikolas will mingle with fair-goers in the legendary dress of the bishop-figure saint, inviting all to visualize another time and place. Traditional German stollen available with morning coffee/tea in St. David’s café. Snacks and lunch also available.
Ladner United Church’s Christmas Village Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Christmas baskets, collectibles, baking, crafts and more.
Port Guichon Winter Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port Guichon Elementary. Books, cards, crochet, knitting, signs, candles, soaps, fairy gardens, Ladner calendars, pies, bake sale, concession, raffle and many other things. For table rentals or more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley Ukulele Christmas Concert will be held at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. Donations gratefully accepted.
Delta Choral Society presents the Delta Children’s and Chamber Choirs in concert at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Did you have fun playing in a band in high school? If so, dust off your instrument, contact Curt Jantzen, and then join us in Ladner Tuesday evenings. The Delta Music Makers Concert Band is a fun group of adults who love to rehearse and play concerts in the community. Especially needed now are trumpets and clarinets, or any instrument except alto sax (that section is full). Contact email@example.com.
Loades of Music daytime concert band has commenced a new season. 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.
The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), mail or drop off the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations. No phone calls, please.