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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


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.


Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in the Tsawwassen Library every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. The next two dates are: June 11 and June 25. These are not classes and are not suitable for beginners. For more information call Aidan at 604-256-4412.


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


All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25.


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 for registration information.  Cost is $120. Rate is reduced for more than one child in family.


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 or by email at


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 or Cheryl at


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:


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 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 or email


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 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.


KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen will host special events for Seniors Week, June 3 to 8. There will be free classes and presentations as well as breakfast and lunch specials in the café.


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.


Naturopathic physician Dr. Lisa Ghent will be at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Monday, June 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dr. Ghent specializes in nutrition and lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine, acupuncture, IV therapy and more. There will be a Q & A session at the end of her free presentation. Pre-register at the centre's customer service desk.


Mah Jong Introduction will be offered on Tuesday, June 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Mah jong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a degree of chance. Pre-register for this free event at the centre's customer service desk.


McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosts a mobile hearing clinic on Tuesday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinic will offer hearing aid cleaning and adjustment, repairs, counseling, free hearing screening, batteries and accessories. Registration is required at the centre's customer service desk.


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 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 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.




Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, has a great selection of gifts for Father’s Day. Dad will love gently used tools, new ball caps and much more.




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.


Car boot sales hosted by the Boundary Bay Park Association will be held twice a month over the summer at Centennial Beach. The first sale of the season will be on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon weather permitting. Cost is $10 for vendors on a first come basis. For more information call Tom at 604-940-9296 or visit  


Boundary Bay Park Association and Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club will host Sunday in the Park on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. The Lions will prepare a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at Centennial Beach. Cost is $6 for adults (13 and over) and $3 for children. Entertainment will be provided by The Karmichaels band. Call 778-996-4039 for information.




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


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


Jazz Night at Petra's by L'Aromas on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 at or $35 at the door. Show will feature Brad Muirhead (trombone), Kevin Lee (trumpet), Stephen Robb (reeds/keys), Ron Samworth (guitar), Jennifer Scott (voice), Stan Taylor (drums) and Brent Gubbles (bass). Funds raised will go towards the 2019 South Delta Jazz Festival and Workshop, July 2 to 6.


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


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


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