Coming events: There's a Jazz Night next week in Tsawwassen



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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.


Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting is on Tuesday, June 11. The club specializes in fun, public speaking and leadership training. 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). Ambassadors always welcome guests. For more information contact Dawn at


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


The Ladner Lawn Bowling Club is holding an open house on Saturday, June 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come and try out the game of lawn bowling. Players can enjoy playing year round. The club is located at 5128-47th Ave.


Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, June 17 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.


Janis Matson, horticulturist and owner of Shoreline Landscaping, will be advising the South Delta Garden Club on the best trees for smaller lots on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The club meets at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Guest are welcome to attend for a $5 fee.


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, June 19 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Guest speaker Matthew Stockton will talk about the cannabis industry. Guests are welcome. Call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information.


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’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.


Canada Day celebration at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Friday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment by Music Variations. Cake and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.


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 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.




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.




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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