Coming events: See The Future of Birds at Delta Nature event

CLUBS AND GROUPS

 

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Celebrate-a-Life tribute card event at Delta Hospice’s Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner is an opportunity to honour those who are important to you whether they have passed, or are in your minds and hearts during difficult times. Visit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, until Dec. 31.

 

Delta Falcons junior field hockey spring registration is now open for U10 Boys & Girls/U11-18 Girls. Early bird discount until Jan. 1. Visit www.falcons.ca for more information.

 

French language preschool Lutins du Bois is accepting applications for January 2020. Program offers short and long classes (2.5 and four hours). Non-French speaking children welcome. Preschool is located in Ecole du Bois-Joli in Tsawwassen. Call 604-948-1222 or e-mail: lutins_du_bois@csf.bc.ca.

 

Delta Nature presents Jocelyn Demers and his film The Future of Birds on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen. Demers has directed, written and edited six documentaries about sustainability. All ages are welcome at the free event. Contact Tom Bearss at tom.bearss@dccnet.com.

 

Brit Club lunch on Saturday, Jan. 11 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 rbilson12@gmail.com.

 

Restorative Yoga for people living with cancer. Join a free yoga group where body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. Sessions held at Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner on Thursdays, Jan. 30 to April 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.

 

Taoist tai chi is a set of gentle movements for people of all ages to improve health and balance. Beginning classes are held in Tsawwassen on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. David’s Anglican Church and in Ladner on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Beginners can start anytime. Arrive 15 minutes early and bring cheque or cash to register. For more information call 604-681-6609 or visit www.taoist.org.

 

Are you an adult living with cancer or serious illness and would like to relax body and mind? Then join the Centre for Supportive Care’s free Relaxation Circle where you will learn and practice relaxation techniques and experience soothing touch by volunteers, guided imagery and live music by a music therapist. Open to family members and friends too. No need to register, just show up on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 604-948-0660.

 

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: brenda.ruby@icloud.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.

 

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 info@rcmsardelta.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mental Health Resiliency Support Group offered by Canadian Mental Health Association welcomes anyone who lives with a mental illness/mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. The group provides a safe environment to share your struggles and triumphs. Peer facilitators lead the group, provide support and educate on topics that help members to cope and move forward in an encouraging way. Group meets twice a month on Thursdays in the Ladner office. Call 604-943-1878 or email info.delta@chma.ca for more details and to register before your first meeting.

 

Have you attended a suicide bereavement support group and want to connect with others with similar experiences on an ongoing or occasional basis? Then join the Centre for Supportive Care’s drop-in, free Suicide Bereavement Alumni Group. Open to all communities. No commitment to attend every month. Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Must register prior to attending. Call Teresa at 604-948-0660.

 

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Bring in the New Year with a spectacular dinner by Chef Adrian, then dance the night away to a variety of live music, from ballroom to rock and roll, by Scott Robertson’s Swing Patrol on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Dinner at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Door prizes, party favours, 50/50 draw. Tickets are $60 for members, $65 for guests.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment by Steve and Liz Alexander. Members: $7, guests: $9. Tickets on sale at customer service desk.

 

New programs at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre for 2020 include: Back to Basics-Computer, Genealogy 101, Managing your photos – computer, Meditation with Ivan, Pilates, Waltz (modern) and Rhumba (Latin).

 

Free fitness classes to start 2020 will be offered for members at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner: Pilates on Mondays, Jan. 6 and 13, Zumba Gold on Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 15, Muscle Max on Tuesday, Jan. 7 and Thursday, Jan 9. Call 604-946-1411 to register.

 

Computer Help Desk for six Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 7 to Feb. 11, at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Are you stuck with a computer problem or would you like to learn a new tip to make navigating your computer, iPad or phone a bit easier? Make your 15-minute appointment by calling 604-943-0225. Our motto: Solutions by donation.

 

Shari’s Saturday Social Dance is on Jan. 11 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The theme is Canadian country casual. Dress style optional. Dance to a wide variety of CD music, including waltzes, jives, cha cha, mambo, soft rock and roll, and more. Tickets available at the door; cash or cheque only. $12 for members, $14 for guests. Mid-evening tea, coffee and assorted goodies. To reserve a table, call Shari at 604-943-8755.

 

A book club starts at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Monday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. It will meet on the fourth Monday of each month. Sign up at customer service desk. Free.

 

Bingo anyone? KinVillage Community Centre hosts the longest running and richest bingo in Tsawwassen. Play 11 games, including Bonanza, for only $7.50 every Wednesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Before you play you can enjoy great food at reasonable prices in the on-site Buenos Dias Café.

 

A mix of gentle chair yoga, meditation and stretch is offered from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursdays at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. $5 for members or $6 for non-members per class or purchase a 10 punch card for $40 or $60.

 

Volunteers needed for Fridays in the KeeCafe at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre and at the front desk (computer skills required). For further information, contact Jacqui at 604-946-1411.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre now has “Friends & Food” community table Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at McKee Café. Eat a good meal with a new friend.

 

Farm to Table at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers selling their goods. Cash sales and bring your own bags.

 

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.

 

ARTS

 

Did you have fun playing in a band in high school? If so, dust off your instrument, contact Curt Jantzen, and then join us in Ladner Tuesday evenings.  The Delta Music Makers Concert Band is a fun group of adults who love to rehearse and play concerts in the community. Especially needed now are trumpets and clarinets, or any instrument except alto sax (that section is full). Contact cjband7@gmail.com.

 

Loades of Music daytime concert band has commenced a new season. Band rehearses Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Registration fee is $50 per year. This year the band would like to add players to its brass section that play either trumpet or trombone.

 

The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (events@delta-optimist.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.

 

 

 

 

 

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