CLUBS AND GROUPS
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.
Delta Community Living Society is hosting a workshop for families supporting a person with autism or a developmental disability titled What is a Representation Agreement and Why is it Important. The workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. For more information, visit www.dcls.ca/workshopscourses or email email@example.com.
Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting on Tuesday, April 9 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Anne Pick of Wings of Change will be at The Waterford, 1345-56th St., Tsawwassen, on Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. to present Declutter to Freedom. She will address transitioning from a large home to a less-is-best living environment. Refreshments will be provided at the free event.
Heart Matters: The Science of Emotion parenting course will be offered at the Reach Centre for Children in Ladner for six weeks starting Wednesday, April 10. The course offers insight into emotional health and development through Dr. Gordon Neufeld educational content. Cost is $80.
Are you looking for a great way to improve your child’s reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment? Ladner Pioneer Library’s Reading Buddies program pairs elementary children up to Grade 3 with high school volunteers for 45 minutes of reading practice each Thursday. The six-week program begins Thursday, April 11 at 3:45 p.m. and runs until Thursday, May 16. Registration is required.
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.
The Life Binders Workshop offers a solution for being prepared for the logistics of dying. On Friday, April 12, join life coach and counsellor Lara McIntyre at the Ladner Pioneer Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon or at the Tsawwassen Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to learn how to create a place for all the important information that makes up your life so your loved ones can complete your death. Discover what you need to leave behind so they can also fulfill your wishes.
Ladner Lawn Bowling Club is hosting its annual open house on Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to discover the game of lawn bowling and learn more about the club. If this time is not convenient, people are welcome to drop by whenever members are on the green. The club is located at 5128-47th Ave. For more information email email@example.com or visit www.llbc.ca.
The South Delta Garden Club welcomes Randal Atkinson of West Coast Gardens at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Atkinson will provide instruction on creating a beautiful spring container. Guests are welcome at $5. Yearly membership is $20.
SD Newcomers welcomes fashion historian Ivan Sayers as the guest speaker at its next meeting on Thursday, April 18 at Gallery 1710 at 7:15 p.m. From bustles to corsets to mini-skirts, Sayers will cover 100 years of fashion in the 20th century.
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.
Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at its green in the northwest corner of Winskill Park. Club members will introduce the game to newcomers. Club features all levels of play, from casual to competitive.
All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.
There will be a Brit Club lunch on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30 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, April 17 to Gwen Halston at 604-940-1269, Roy Bilson at 604-308-3699 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.
The Knitting Sisters meet the first and second 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: email@example.com.
Tsawwassen Springs Tuesday Ladies Golf Club is looking for new members. Season starts April 9. If you enjoy playing golf, join for some fun and friendly competition. For more information contact vice-captain Laureen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Deas Rowing Club has published its “Learn to Row” schedule for spring and summer 2019. All programs take place at Deas Island Park. Rowing is a “sport for life” and the club offers programs for teens 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Bereaved and in need of better self-care and relaxation practices? Then join a music-therapist-led adult group where you will learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation to help you address feelings of depression, exhaustion and anxiety as they relate to grief. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner for six Thursdays, May 16 to June 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.
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.
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 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.
Five ukulele lessons for Beginners Level 1 will be held at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning April 9. Cost is $35 (members)/$45 (non-members) for all five classes or drop in $8/$10 per lesson. Information on purchasing a ukulele will be available at the first lesson. Call 604-943-0225.
A watercolour painting course will be offered at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from April 10 to May 15. Call 604-943-0225 for details.
Shari’s Saturday Social Dance will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. The theme is Splendor of the South Seas. Summer attire welcome (but optional). Dance the night away to a great variety of CD music. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 for members and $14 for guests.
KinVillage Travel is hosting a trip to Parq Casino Vancouver on Thursday, April 18. 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.
Community Resources and Support Systems and How to Access them in Delta is a fireside chat with Eva Busich-Veloso, seniors’ support coordinator for the City of Delta. Learn how to navigate government systems, services and various supports for seniors in the community. The free event will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen.
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.
Want to dance but don’t have a partner? Come to McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner and learn to line dance in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Spring session of Beginner Basics (registered program) starts Friday, April 5 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Use your mind and body while learning easy, low-impact routines to a variety of music. No experience necessary and two left feet are always welcome.
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.
Six ukulele lessons for Beginners Level 2 will be held at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning May 14. Cost is $42 (members)/$54 (non-members) for all six classes or drop in $8/$10 per lesson. Space is limited so register now. Call 604-943-0225.
KinVillage Travel is hosting a trip to Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver on Thursday, May 23. Trip includes lunch at Seasons in the Park followed by a visit to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 10:15 a.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 10:30 a.m., returning at approximately 3:30 p.m. Cost is $77 for members and $80 for guests. Call 604-943-0225.
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.
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.
There will be a BBQ fundraiser at The Waterford, 1345-56th St., Tsawwassen,on Friday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet lunch burger to support Team Waterford for Ron Powell, a former police detective, and honouree in the 2019 Walk for Alzheimer’s. Funds raised for the Alzheimer’s Society of BC help South Delta families coping with dementia. Donations can also be made to www.alzgiving.ca/goto/teamwaterford.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a shredding fundraiser by donation on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, starting May 6 for a great selection of new and gently used camping and sports equipment. There will be equipment for badminton, boating, camping, fishing, hammocks, life jackets, swimming, bocce, boarding, croquet, lacrosse, volleyball and more.
Birds in Focus: A Visual Presentation will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Informal reception followed by three excellent presentations by nature photographers. Family-friendly event. Cost $5 payable at door. Registration recommended at 604-943-9437 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by Delta Naturalists Society and the City of Delta.
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.
Refresh your knowledge and learn tips to keep yourself and others safe at ICBC Drive Smart, Stay Safe, a free presentation at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Saviour Lutheran Church in Ladner is hosting another Garage-less Garage Sale on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone who would like to reserve a free table can call the church office at 604-946-2112.
Delta Concert Band will perform at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Admission by donation. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Vancouver’s Blackthorn, a Celtic folk band, will entertain on Sunday, April 7 as part of the ongoing Sunday @3 concert series. The show is set for 3 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Tickets are $10, available at the door.
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.