CLUBS AND GROUPS
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.
Brit Club lunch on Saturday, May 25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, May 27 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 monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The theme of the next meeting on Tuesday, May 28 is “Home Cooking.” Club meets at the Tsawwassen Mills Training Room (enter at Entrance 4, turn left past Old Navy, and it's between Yogibo Bean Bags & Yogen Fruz). Ambassadors always welcome guests. For more information contact Dawn at email@example.com.
Are you recently bereaved with limited shopping and cooking skills? Are you lacking confidence in the kitchen? Would you like to meet other adults in similar circumstances? A home-cook-led demo/hands-on group will teach cooking basics in a safe and fun environment. Not appropriate for those with significant food allergies. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner from 10 a.m. to noon on four Wednesdays, May 29 to June 19. To register call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.
Interested in house plants? On Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library, join Taylor Togal from Sunnyside Nursery for House Plants: Bring Nature Indoor and learn about which plants to choose and how to look after them.
Keynote speaker Dr. David Bird will present Watching Birds Naked, a humourous but educational slide show on the sensory ecology of birds. It will be presented to Delta Nature on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen. All ages welcome to the free event.
Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? Then consider joining a safe and supportive group for bereaved adults where you will have opportunities to share with and listen to others in similar situations, and to learn to navigate your grief process. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for six Wednesdays beginning June 5. To pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.
Enhance your basic knowledge about dementia at Getting to Know Dementia on Thursday, June 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Learn about the different types of support services, education and information available at any stage of the journey. Registration required. To register, contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 604-449-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab your imagination and get ready to visit a land of magic, monsters and mortals with Dungeons & Dragons in the Tsawwassen Library on Thursday, June 6 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. New and experienced players are welcome. Pizza will be provided. For teens 13+. Space is limited so registration is required. This free program will run on the first Thursday of every month: June 6, July 4 and Aug. 1.
Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a two-and-a-half-hour amble around Boundary Bay Regional Park on Wednesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy the abundance of resident and summer species, including shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and smaller birds. The free Delta Nature outing will end with beverage and snack at historic Cammidge House. Meet at Cammidge House. Info: 604-940-9296 or email@example.com.
Summer Camp 2019 (Camp World) for ages six to 11 will be held at Ladner United Church from July 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 604-946-6254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information. Cost is $120. Rate is reduced for more than one child in family.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl at email@example.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: 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.
Deltones Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fraser Health Unit, 4470 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner. Speakers from all levels can benefit from practical, face-to-face learning program. Guests are always welcome. Email email@example.com or call Lorna at 604-328-6971 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a free Community Resources, Support Systems & How to Access Them in Delta workshop on Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to noon. Register by calling 604-946-1411.
A presentation titled Understanding Dementia – Coping with Behaviour Changes will be held at KinVillage Community Centre from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Pre-registration is required for this presentation for caregivers. Call 604-449-5000. Free to attend; donations to the Alzheimer Society appreciated.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosts an Intro to Summer Luncheon with entertainment by Sincerely Yours on Friday, May 31 at noon. Members are $15, non-members $17. Tickets available at McKee front desk.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner will host a week-long salute to adults 50+ with Seniors Week activities from June 3 to 7. There will be special events daily.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre’s annual Strawberry Tea Social will be held Friday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Members are $6, guests $8. Members 90+ are free. Tickets available at McKee front desk.
KinVillage Travel is hosting a trip that includes lunch at the Sylvia Hotel followed by a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium on Thursday, June 20. 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 $79 for members and $82 for guests. Call 604-943-0225.
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 Thursday, July 25. 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 Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is looking into offering beginners ukulele lessons if there is support from the community. If you are interested, leave your name and phone number at the front desk by calling 604-946-1411.
Line Dancing with Susana, Latin and ballroom-style classes, are offered at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Classes are at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. on Fridays for beginners. No partner required.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is holding Sing-a-long Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. If you enjoy singing for fun, come by and join in.
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.
Ladner Save-On-Foods will host a shred-a-thon to benefit Delta Gymnastics on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Protect your identity and your personal information by properly shredding it instead of putting it in your recycling.
Tsawwassen United Church extends a broad invitation to all artists, artisans, musicians and the public to its seventh annual Transformation Arts Fair Weekend that runs all day on Sunday, May 26. The doors will be open for a public viewing gallery from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. A soup and bun lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The monthly Jazz Vespers Evening will complete the day at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.tsawwassenunited.org or call 604-943-2911.
The 15th annual Ladner Bandfest will be held June 1 and 2. The event brings amateur community concert bands to Ladner for continuous free 40-minute concerts on two stages throughout the weekend between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Memorial Park. A highlight is a performance by the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. For more information visit https://www.ladnerbandfest.org.
Radina Photography and Alongside You, an integrated health clinic, have partnered to produce Celebrating Resilience, a gallery showing combining photography and storytelling to help people celebrate the resilience they have built working through life’s challenges. Showcasing the stories of nine Delta residents, this project seeks to reduce stigma and raise awareness about mental health issues and to raise funds for Alongside You’s Step Forward fund, a program that subsidizes service for those needing financial assistance. The event is free and people of all ages and abilities are welcome to celebrate on Saturday, June 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Stir Coffee House in Ladner. For more information, call 604-283-7827 or email email@example.com.
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.
Laurel Johnson and Cecilia Mavrow will have an art exhibit in the meeting room of the Tsawwassen Library throughout May.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (email@example.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.