CLUBS AND GROUPS
Kings Links Ladies Golf Club is welcoming new members. The club plays every Tuesday morning from April to 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lorna at 604-328-6971 for more information.
Join Eunice Robinson, education coordinator of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, for a two-hour workshop, Climbing Your Family Tree, to learn more about the resources that are available. Workshop will be held on Friday, March 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library. Registration is required.
There will be a Brit Club lunch on Saturday, March 9 at noon 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. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, March 6 to Gwen Halston at 604-940-1269, Roy Bilson at 604-308-3699 or email email@example.com.
Delta Community Living Society is hosting a workshop for families supporting people with developmental disabilities on RDSPs. The workshop will be held 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. For more information, visit www.dcls.ca/workshopscourses or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting on Tuesday, March 12 is a "Speaking Blitz." 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.
If you, a family member or friend are experiencing, or know someone who is in the early symptoms of dementia, register for Getting to Know Dementia. Enhance your basic knowledge about dementia on Tuesday, March 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library and 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 BC at 604-449-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Nature hosts a casual birding walk in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Wednesday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Cammidge House to join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a 2.5-hour amble. Bring binoculars if you have them. The outing will end with beverage and snack at Cammidge House. Info: 604-940-9296 or email@example.com. No charge for event; voluntary donation for snacks.
South Delta Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Guests welcome at $5, which can be applied to membership fee of $20. Marilyn Holt will speak on fertilizer.
All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free community meal every month. The next meal is on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m.
SD Newcomers’ next meeting will be Thursday, March 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen. Guest speaker Mark Swenson, a celebrated Point Roberts author, will entertain and surprise with tales, trails and trivia of this unique American enclave.
Have you had a recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances? Then join an adult Suicide Grief Support Group where you can share your feelings and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment, learn about coping strategies and resources, and develop community with others. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner for eight Tuesdays, March 26 to May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. The group is complimentary and co-sponsored by the Delta Hospice Society and the Delta Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.
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.
Love to dance? There will be dances at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen every Friday night (8 to 10:30 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (1 to 3:30 p.m.). There will be music for a variety of dances, including waltz, jive and foxtrot, and requests will be taken. Cost is $5 for KinVillage members and $6 for non-members. Admission includes tea, coffee and assorted snacks.
Delta Marine Rescue Society is looking for volunteers interested in helping with the day-to-day operations of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 8 Delta. It is particularly in need of, but not limited to, individuals interested in non-profit fundraising activities. Experience is an asset but not required. Visit www.rcmsardelta.com or email email@example.com.
Delta Falcons field hockey spring 2019 registration has been extended. Registration for U10 and under (boys and girls) and U11-18 (girls) will remain ongoing until teams are full. If interested in playing the fastest game on turf, register as soon as possible at www.falcons.ca.
Do you have a child in kindergarten to Grade 3 that could benefit from participating in a program that pairs children with high school student volunteers for 45 minutes of reading practice each week? Reading Buddies runs Thursdays, from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., until March 14 at the Ladner Pioneer Library. It’s a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Registration is required. Call 604-946-6215.
Restorative Yoga for people living with cancer can help deepen relaxation, increase flexibility and heighten breath and body awareness. Join Delta Hospice’s yoga group where body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Thursdays from April 4 to May 9. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.
This spring’s volunteer training program at Delta Hospice will run Thursday, April 11 through Thursday, May 30. Sessions will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and two Saturdays (April 27 and May 25) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in working with people at end of life or in bereavement, call 604-948-0660 to book an interview with coordinator of volunteers Chris Colero.
Anger management group: for women who have experienced any form of relationship violence. This series runs every Thursday from April 18 to May 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Deltassist’s North Delta office. For information or to register call 604-594-3455 or visit http://www.deltaassist.com/news/ongoing-events.
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.
Want to practice your Spanish? Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in South Delta every Tuesday at 7 p.m. They alternate between the Tsawwassen and Ladner Pioneer libraries. For more information call Aidan at 604-256-4412.
The Knitting Sisters, who knit and crochet for charities, meet as a drop-in from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of the month at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. New members are needed and welcomed. Donations of yarn and/or finished articles are also welcomed. For more information call Brenda 604-868-6915 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ElderCollege Delta registration is underway for the spring semester. There are still places available in computer and iPad classes and also in the language and literature classes. The popular special presentations are free to members. This semester features Who Killed the Avro Arrow; Murder and Mystery, Jack the Ripper and the Royal Family; and A Not so Savage Land, The Art and Times of Frederick Whymper. There is also a free community presentation: Brass 101, an Afternoon with the Trilogy Brass Trio. Register online at ElderCollege Delta or call 604-943-0262.
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.
The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is hosting a free CPR Orientation workshop on Monday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.
A Spring Luncheon will be held at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Friday, March 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Caviar & Lace. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. Tickets on sale March 1.
McKee House Seniors Society is holding its annual general meeting at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m.
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.
A shred-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the Ladner Elementary PAC will be held in the school parking lot on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have your private documents professionally shredded on-site by disposal company Urban Impact. There is a $5 minimum donation per box or grocery bag and 10 box/bag maximum per person.
Quizmaster Ivor Hewitt will put teams of four to the test on a variety of subjects at the next edition of Quiz Night at the KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Register your team for $40 by calling 604-943-0225 or drop by the reception desk at KinVillage weekdays.
There will be a Trivia Night on Saturday, April 6 at the Ladner Community Centre from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Come prepared to put your pop culture knowledge to the test to win prizes while helping raise funds for Delta Gymnastics renovation. Pay for your table before March 15 and get an early bird discount of $20 off. Each table includes two pizzas. Bring your own appies. Four Winds beer and red and white wine for purchase. $240 for a table of eight or $35 per person. Call 604-943-0460 or email@example.com.
Studio West Dance presents Shrek The Musical Jr. at Genesis Theatre in Ladner. Performances are Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, available online at: studiowestdance.ca. Seating is limited.
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.