Coming events: Tuck your stuffie in at the Tsawwassen Library

Stuffed animals will have a sleepover after a storytime



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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.


Delta Housing Be Mine Society presents a one-day workshop, One Page Profiles, on Saturday, March 2. Everyone is welcome. A One Page Profile captures all the important information about a person on a single sheet of paper under three simple headings: what people appreciate about me, what’s important to me and how best to support me. To find out more about the event and how to register, go to


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.


Delta Nature welcomes research biologist Misty MacDuffee who will present Southern Resident Killer Whales: Is their time running out? The free presentation is on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen. Contact president Tom Bearss at


Join Eunice Robinson, education coordinator of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, for a two-hour workshop, Climbing Your Family Tree, to learn more about the resources that are available. Workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library, on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at George Mackie Library and on Friday, March 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library. Registration is required.


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


Chronic Pain Self-Management is a free six-week workshop at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, starting March 7. Methods of dealing with pain, gentle exercise and managing emotions are discussed. Caregivers welcome. Register with UVic at 604-940-1273 or


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


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

Love to dance? There will be dances at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen every Friday night (8 to 10:30 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (1 to 3:30 p.m.). There will be music for a variety of dances, including waltz, jive and foxtrot, and requests will be taken. Cost is $5 for KinVillage members and $6 for non-members. Admission includes tea, coffee and assorted snacks.


Delta Marine Rescue Society is looking for volunteers interested in helping with the day-to-day operations of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 8 Delta. It is particularly in need of, but not limited to, individuals interested in non-profit fundraising activities. Experience is an asset but not required. Visit or email

There will be a Brit Club lunch on Saturday, March 9 at noon 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 Wednesday, March 6 to Gwen Halston at 604-940-1269, Roy Bilson at 604-308-3699 or email


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 or email


Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting on Tuesday, March 12 is a "Speaking Blitz." 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


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


Delta Nature hosts a casual birding walk in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Wednesday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Cammidge House to join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a 2.5-hour amble. Bring binoculars if you have them. The outing will end with beverage and snack at Cammidge House. Info: 604-940-9296 or No charge for event; voluntary donation for snacks.


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


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.


All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free community meal every month. The next meal is on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m.


SD Newcomers’ next meeting will be Thursday, March 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen. Guest speaker Mark Swenson, a celebrated Point Roberts author, will entertain and surprise with tales, trails and trivia of this unique American enclave.


Have you had a recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances? Then join an adult Suicide Grief Support Group where you can 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 in Ladner for eight Tuesdays, March 26 to May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. The group is complimentary and co-sponsored by the Delta Hospice Society and the Delta Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.


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


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


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.




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.


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.


A Spring Luncheon will be held at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Friday, March 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Caviar & Lace. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. Tickets on sale March 1.


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.




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.


A shred-a-thon fundraiser to benefit the Ladner Elementary PAC will be held in the school parking lot on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have your private documents professionally shredded on-site by disposal company Urban Impact. There is a $5 minimum donation per box or grocery bag and 10 box/bag maximum per person.




The Ladner Community Garden is hosting Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo to celebrate the new gardening season. Event is on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner. Admission is by donation. Listen to speakers Amanda Jarrett at 10:30 a.m. and Kristin Crouch at 1 p.m. Browse vendors and take part in the annual seed swap. 


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:


Quizmaster Ivor Hewitt will put teams of four to the test on a variety of subjects at the next edition of Quiz Night at the KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Register your team for $40 by calling 604-943-0225 or drop by the reception desk at KinVillage weekdays.


There will be a Trivia Night on Saturday, April 6 at the Ladner Community Centre from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Come prepared to put your pop culture knowledge to the test to win prizes while helping raise funds for Delta Gymnastics renovation. Pay for your table before March 15 and get an early bird discount of $20 off. Each table includes two pizzas. Bring your own appies. Four Winds beer and red and white wine for purchase. $240 for a table of eight or $35 per person. Call 604-943-0460 or




The Wander Inn Cafe is hosting Dhave Karmazyn's Somethin' Crazy CD launch concert on Saturday, March 2 at Lighthouse Church in Ladner at 7:30 p.m. Karmazyn and The Karmichaels will entertain with his 15 songs of various genres. Special guests include piano recording artist Bryant Jones, Juno-nominated Loren Bagelman and Marion Lightly. The concert will benefit Freshwave Ministries which serves the less fortunate in Vancouver. Entrance by $10 donation. Call 604-943-8094 for more information.


South Delta author Diane Chubb will be on hand for three events at Delta’s libraries. On Saturday, March 2, Chubb will be at Ladner Pioneer Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Tsawwassen Library from 2 to 4 p.m. She will also appear at the George Mackie Library in North Delta from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Chubb’s daughter was the inspiration for her debut novel Hello World! Books will be available for purchase at all three events.


Studio West Dance presents Shrek The Musical Jr. at Genesis Theatre in Ladner. Performances are Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, available online at: Seating is limited.


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


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