Coming events: The Music Makers are looking for trumpet and clarinet players



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The summer car boot sales are held twice a month at Centennial Beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park. The next sale is Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. Cost is $10 for vendors. Hosted by the Boundary Bay Park Association. Call Tom for more information at 604-940-9296 or see:


Come to the Harry Potter Party on Wednesday, July 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library for a Hogwarts-themed party to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Ages eight to 12. Registration is required.


Check out aMAZEing Cubetto on Wednesday, July 31 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. For children three to eight but families are welcome to participate together.


Be a Bollywood star. Experience the magic and joy of dance and storytelling as Karima Essa performs Bollywood dance on Friday, Aug. 2 at Ladner Pioneer Library (11 to 11:45 a.m.) and Tsawwassen Library (2 to 2:45 p.m.).


Murray Lott, owner and senior lawyer of the Delta Law Office, presents Death Matters, a free seminar open to the public, on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. at The Wexford, 1737-56th St., Tsawwassen. Bring your questions about power of attorney, trusts, wills and estates, probate and preparation of medical representation authorization. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP 604-948-4477.


Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters invites you to an evening of fun and learning on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsawwassen Mills Training Room (enter at Entrance 4, turn left past Old Navy, and it's between Yogibo Bean Bags & Yogen Fruz). For more information contact Leah at


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.


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.


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.




Happy Hour at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 26. There will be free entertainment. Grab a few friends or come on your own to the first of many KV Happy Hours. Socialize, enjoy some appies, listen and/or dance to music and wind down from the week.


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.


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.


Arts & Crafts time at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30. No artistic skill required – just a sense of fun. Last time we painted rocks. What will it be this time? Come get your creative juices flowing.


McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will be closed the week of Aug. 4 to 11.


KinVillage Travel will be having lunch at Troll’s in Horseshoe Bay followed by a visit to Lonsdale Quay on Monday, Aug. 26. 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 $60 for members and $65 for guests. Call 604-943-0225.


KinVillage Travel will be having lunch at Newlands Golf Course followed by a visit to the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Monday, Sept. 9. 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.


KinVillage Travel will be going to Parq Casino Vancouver on Friday, Oct. 25. 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.


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.




Poet Tiffany Stone will perform as part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club. A 45-minute show with rhythm and rhyme and plenty of time for everyone to participate in the fun with words will be held on Friday, July 26 at the Ladner Pioneer Library (11 a.m.) and the Tsawwassen Library (2 p.m.).


The Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan is coming to the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner’s Trenant Park Square on Wednesday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Touch a sea star, examine a sea urchin and be amazed by the wonders of the marine world through their mobile aquarium.




Jazz Vespers are in concert on Sunday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Join Tsawwassen United Church as they welcome local musician Christine Magee in sharing her music interspersed with scripture and reflection led by Rev. Dan Kirkegaard. A collection for the musicians will be taken at the service.


The Lower Mainland Mandolin Society, a non-profit group, welcomes a mandolin group from Langendorf, Germany which will be performing at New Hope Church, 11838-88th Ave, Delta, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30. The group consists of 19 players from ages 14 to 55. Admission is $15 at the door.


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 starting Sept. 10.  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


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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