Coming events: There's a board games pizza night for teens at the library



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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.


The summer car boot sales are held twice a month at Centennial Beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park. The next sale is Saturday, Aug. 10 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:


Discover fascinating facts about Canadian animals and their habitats with Well-worn Trail on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Ladner Pioneer Library (11 to 11:45 a.m.) and Tsawwassen Library (2 to 2:45 p.m.). Well-worn Trail storytellers Rob and Lillian use puppetry, songs and story to kindle the wonder of nature in children of all ages.


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


The Ladner Pioneer Library hosts Teen Night, a fun night of gaming and free pizza, on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There are at least 29 different board games from which to choose. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.


Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. On Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m., Tsawwassen Library hosts Snake Art with Cubetto. Kids will learn how to program Cubetto to draw a snake. Program for children three to eight years but families are welcome to participate together.


All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27.


Experience some thrills in the Virtual Reality Zone at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Put on goggles and let the real world wash away. VR is an immersive computer-generated, three-dimensional interactive environment. Each play experience will be 15 minutes long. VR is intended for those ages 10+ or taller than 48 inches.


Looking for meaningful volunteerwork that supports a culture of caring and respect? Then consider applying to the Delta Hospice Society’s Introductory Hospice Volunteer Training Program that starts on Sept. 30. Volunteers companion/support individuals and families at home and the hospice, work at the Centre for Supportive Care’s reception and lending library, participate in support groups, offer complementary therapies and provide vigils so people don’t die alone. For information, contact Chris at 604-948-0660 or


Restorative yoga for peopleliving 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, Sept. 12 to Nov. 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., or Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to pre-register, contact the centre at 604-948-0660. 


Recently bereaved and interested in self-care practices?Join this free group to learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation to help address feelings of depression, exhaustion and anxiety as they relate to grief.Sessions held at Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 12 to Oct. 17. For more information and to pre-register, contact the centre 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.


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.




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 will be closed the week of Aug. 4 to 11.


McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will host McKee’s Eclectic Café on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Members: $5, guests: $7. Events features artist Howard Solverson and guest. Tickets available at McKee front desk.


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.




Calling all Dachshunds to attend the Western Dachshund Club’s 29th annual Wiener Walk & Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 11. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winskill Park (registration starts at 10:30). Entry fee is $10 for a first dog and $5 for each additional dog. There will be a number of events, including a Weiner Walk, costume contest and musical hula hoops, while owners can enjoy information tables, auction, 50/50 draw and refreshments.




Timeless, a new art show, launches Aug. 1 at Gallery 1710 next to the South Delta Recreation Centre on 56th Street in Tsawwassen. An unusual title which will catch the eye and be revealed to those lucky enough to go to the gallery.


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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