CLUBS AND GROUPS
Does February find you wishing for romance, a mysterious rendezvous or a bit of action? If so, let the Tsawwassen Library send you on a Blind Date With a Book. Drop by anytime until Feb. 23 to select one of the library’s eligible titles for an intimate evening together.
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.
Registration for ElderCollege Delta will be commencing on Friday, Feb. 15, online at 9 a.m. at ElderCollege Delta/KinVillage or in person from 9 a.m. to noon at KinVillage Community Centre. In person registration continues at KinVillage Community Centre from Tuesday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 22 and at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courses are offered in technology, lifestyle, science, history, language and literature. Please watch the Optimist on Feb, 7 for full details of all the classes.
There will be a Brit Club lunch on Saturday, Feb. 16 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. RSVP by noon on Friday, Feb. 15 to Gwen Halston at 604-940-1269, Roy Bilson at 604-308-3699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free community meal every month. The next meal is on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
The South Delta Garden Club welcomes local nurseryman Gary Lewis of Phoenix Perennials to speak at its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. His topic is the diversity of new Helllebores or Lenten roses. Guests are welcome for a $5 charge.
Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. At the next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 the club is hosting speech contests where winners will advance to area level contests in March. 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). Guests are always welcome. For more information contact Dawn at email@example.com.
Cancer: Thriving & Surviving is a free UVic self-management workshop for people who have been affected by cancer. It’s offered at Ladner United Church on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting Feb 19. Register with UVic at 604-940-1273 or www.selfmanagementbc.ca.
The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit club for retired and semi-retired people who wish to gather with others to enjoy learning and fellowship, will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Guest speaker will be Capt. Erica Brockhausen talking about her career with BC Ferries. Guests are welcome. Call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information.
Delta Community Living Society is co-hosting a workshop with Plan Institute for families supporting people with developmental disabilities on Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning. The workshop will be held 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit www.dcls.ca/workshopscourses or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SD Newcomers next monthly meeting is Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Gallery 1710 (1710-56th St., Tsawwassen). It will be a cabaret-style musical interlude. Carol Sawyer and Joel De Stefano, two noted Vancouver-based artists will entertain the group.
Reach Inclusive Preschool registration for 2019/20 is Saturday, Feb.23 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 5050-47th Ave. Please come in person. Contact Alexandra at 604-946-6622 ext. 308 or email@example.com with any questions.
The next Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 25 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.
Audiobooks. eBooks. Magazines. IndieFilms. What do they all have in common? They are all free at your local library through RBDigital. Join Tsawwassen Library staffer Joann on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for RBDigital Demo. Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop.
Do you ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you’re not around? What would they do if they were left at the library overnight? Come to Tsawwassen Library’s Stuffed Animal Storytime on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., then tuck your stuffie in for a night at the library for a Stuffie Sleepover. Follow updates on Facebook to see what shenanigans they get up to.
Delta North NDP MLA Ravi Kahlon will talk about the provincial budget at a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, March 1. The event will be held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for guests.
A Shrove Tuesday event will be held on March 5 at All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner. A free (or by donation) all-you-can-eat pancakes supper will run from 5 to 7 p.m.
Making connections, freedom from abuse in relationships group: for women who have experienced any form of relationship violence. This series runs every Wednesday from March 6 to April 24 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.
Healthy relationships and stress management group: is a prevention/early intervention group for men and women over 19 years which is provided to perpetrators of violence prior to charge, conviction, or sentencing state of the criminal justice process. This series runs every Thursday from March 7 to May 16 from 5 to 7 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Have you had a recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances? An adult Suicide Grief Support Group allows you to 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, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, on Tuesdays, March 26 to May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, contact the centre at 604-948-0660.
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.
The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575-6th Ave., Tsawwassen, at 7:15 p.m. With monthly guest speakers and interest groups, the club is dedicated to the promotion of education and improvement of the status of women. New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl 604-943-4634 or Paula 778-434-2227.
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.
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
Want to remain active and independent? Come to a free falls prevention presentation on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is hosting a free Safe Driving for Seniors workshop presented by ICBC on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.
Piano player Kelvin Ketchum will entertain at a high tea on Friday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. $15 for members, $17 for non-members.
eCleCtiC café will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. An eclectic mix of live music from Howard Solverson and his guest, in a warm, comfy coffee house setting. Members $5; non-members $7. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is hosting a free CPR Orientation workshop on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.
Want to remain active and independent? Come to a free falls prevention clinic on Friday, March 1 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Pre-registration required for a comprehensive 90-minute appointment. Call 604-587-7866 to book appointment.
McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is hosting a free Chronic Pain Self-Management workshop presented by UVic on Thursdays, March 7 to April 11, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.
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.
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.
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.
The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, will hold a Collectible Sale with a Difference. Shoppers will find items that are collectible, vintage, retro, unique, new and one of a kind. Sale runs Friday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Olympics Delta presents a fundraising dance on Saturday, Feb. 16. An evening with Incognito starts at 7 p.m. at the KinVillage Community Centre (5430-10th Ave.). Tickets are $30 in advance: incognitoconcert.eventbrite.com or email@example.com or you can purchase with cash at the door. There will be a cash bar, silent auction and a 50/50 draw as well.
The Delta Fishing Heritage Society is holding its annual fundraising dinner and concert at Ladner Fishermen’s Hall on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. The evening will include a salmon/roast beef dinner, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 draw and music by The Karmichaels. Tickets are $35 each and are available at Angela’s Boutique at 604-946-5211 or John Stevens at 604-946-9902.
Celebrate Heritage Day in South Delta on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park. The free event will feature a salute to household crafts, including displays by local clubs.
The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will host a fundraising pub night to kick-off the walk set for May 5 in South Delta. The pub night will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Rose & Crown Pub in Tsawwassen from 2 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 (includes burger, beer/wine and soup/salad). Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 22 via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Wander Inn" Cafe is open Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd. First set performers are singer Zoi Weekley, 2018 Delta's Got Talent overall winner, followed by singer/songwriter Jacob Hofing. Second set is singer/guitarist Ranj Singh. Entrance is by suggested $7 donation (includes beverages, goodies, entertainment).
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 email@example.com.
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.