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Clubs & Groups ?Do you enjoy volunteering? Interacting with pre-school age children in a social/recreational "playschool" setting? Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC is seeking volunteers to help out in our Family Resource Centres in North Delta

Clubs & Groups

?Do you enjoy volunteering? Interacting with pre-school age children in a social/recreational "playschool" setting? Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC is seeking volunteers to help out in our Family Resource Centres in North Delta and Ladner. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, Monday to Friday Volunteer screening includes a criminal record check, two references and volunteer orientations. For more information please contact Donna Burke, Volunteer Coordinator, 604-591-9262, extension 131 or e-mail: donnab@bgccs.

?B.C. Guide Dog Services needs volunteers to help raise a future guide dog for the blind or autism support dog for a child. The dog will live with you from seven weeks-15 months of age. 24/7 staff support. Food and vet expenses covered. Adult must be at home during the day or be able to bring dog to work. www. or call Linda at 604-940-4504.

?Basic Tax Preparation is offered to low-income families, couples and individuals at Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on Thursdays, March 22 - April 19 from 10 a.m.

- noon. To register, please call Robbin at 6049401186 after 3: 30 p.m. weekdays.

?Learn about some free Key Websites for Canadian Immigration and Census Records at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on Thursday, March 22, 2 - 3: 30 p.m., or Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St., Delta on Thursday, March 29, 2 - 3: 30 p.m.

?Deltassist is offering a Healthy Relationships and Stress Management Group in English for adults who are 19 or older and selfreferred. The group runs on Thursday evenings, is 12 weeks long, is free of charge, begins March 22 and will be held at Deltassist in North Delta. To register call 6045943455 ext. 110.

?The Purple Pirate is coming to town during your Spring Break! He is hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate must like magic, laughter and reading. On Friday, March 23, bring the whole family to Tsawwassen Library (1 - 1: 45 p.m.) or Ladner Pioneer Library (3 - 3: 45 p.m.)

?Author Yves Engler and transportation activist Eric Doherty will be doing an event looking at transportation and our dependence on cars at the Ladner Pioneer Library Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. All welcome. Sponsored by the Delta/ Richmond chapter of the Council of Canadians. For further info: Cathy at 604-946-0877.

?The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Royal Oaks Social Room, 1100-56th St. at 7: 15 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 27. The guest speaker will be Ian Robertson whose topic will be "South Delta - Oh How You are Changing". New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl 604-943-4634 or Anna 604-943-0042.

?The Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependent children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. on Wednesday, March 28. Doors open at 5: 10 p.m. Dinner at 5: 30 p.m. For further information please contact Tanya (778-389-0654).

?Teen Pizza and Games Night returns to the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, March 29, 5: 30 - 8: 30 p.m. If you are between 12 and 19 years old, come to the library, 4683-51st St., for a fun night of gaming and pizza.

?Join Willow Swanson, blogger extraordinaire, on Thursday, March 29, 6: 30 - 7: 30 p.m. for Blogging for Teens at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St., to learn the crucial steps to creating a popular blog.

?School-aged children and their caregivers are invited to a hands-on program called A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rehabilitator on Thursday, March 29. 10: 30 - 11: 15 a.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St.; and 1 - 1: 45 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St. The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC offers an interactive presentation with pictures, videos and wildlife props.

?Come to the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St. on Saturday, March 31, 1 - 5 p.m. for Games and Pizza Day. Enjoy an afternoon playing popular card and board games provided by Dave Strutt of Pop Culture Collectibles and enjoy a pizza on us! For teens aged 13 to 18.

?A local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5K/10K walk in Ladner on Saturday, March 31. Free for new participants. For more info, contact Verni at 604-682-8390.

?International Folk Dancing - Drop-in classes are led by volunteer Julia Erdmann every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. until May 17 on the beautiful sprung dance floor at KinVillage Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Beginners welcome and no partner necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Per class cost: $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers.

?The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the KinVillage Recreation Centre.Join photographers of all skills levels at these fun and informative weekly photo meetings. For further information, see or contact Karoline at

?The Tsawwassen Tuesday Ladies Golf Club is welcoming new members for the 2012 season. We are currently playing out of the Delta Golf Club on Hwy. 10. Our season opens on April 3 with a breakfast meeting at the new Delta Clubhouse. For more information contact Rita Kendel at 604-535-0932 or


?The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre presents a Spring Art Show at McKee until Saturday, March 24. Viewing: Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday - 9: 30 a.m. - 3: 30 p.m. Awards to be presented at March Birthday Lunch Friday, March 30. Tickets to lunch must be pre-purchased at Customer Service Desk.

?The KinVillage Community Centre will be having a Flea Market, the last Sunday of every month, 9 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. The next one is Sunday, March 25. Coffee/tea and baked treats available, lots of tables and bargains. Tables available for rent. $10 for a 6ft. Sign up at reception or call 604-943-0225.

?McKee Seniors' Recreation Centre presents: March Birthday Lunch on Friday, March 30 at 12: 30 p.m. Lasagna, salad, dessert & beverage. Art show awards presentation. Members: $7. Guests: $8. Entertainment: Fyne Tuned. 5155-47th Ave. 604-946-1411.

?South Delta Seniors' Travel presents a bus trip to Vancouver on Monday, April 16. It includes a visit to the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park, hot lunch at the Culinary Arts restaurant and a Granville Island visit. It costs $60 for members and $65 for non-members. All gratuities included. Call 604-943-0225.

Fund Raisers

?There will be a hiphop, jig, disco rock n roll variety dance fundraiser for the whole family from 4 to 11: 30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Tsawwassen First Nation Recreation Hall, 1929 Tsawwassen Drive. Everyone is welcome to this dance to raise funds for Hummingbird Ministries' Peace through the Arts Festival this year. $10 adults, $5 seniors (60+) & youth 13-18. Free for children 12 and under. Visit, or call Mary at 6046125577 for more information.

?Rockin' for Reach: A benefit concert and dance for Reach Child and Youth Development Society with Incognito, Jerry Doucette and friends. Ages 19 and over. Saturday, March 31 at KinVillage Community Centre 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $20 available at Videoland Tsawwassen and Ladner locations, or call 604-946-6622 ext 337 www.reachdevelopment. org.

Special Events

?A Delta Parks Recreation and Culture Children's Swap Meet will be held at the South Delta Recreation Centre on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are looking for clothing, toys and/or other items for your children, this is the place to buy them! Tables may be purchased by calling 604-952-3000.


?South Delta Artists Guild: now showing at the Longhouse Gallery in Tsawwassen 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday - Sunday, "Partners In Art". Come and see some wonderful, whimsical art. Sculptures in metal, pottery and clay figures alongside visual art. A great show and lots of fun for everyone. Check out the workshop board for classes and Life Drawing dates/times. Shown until March 25.

?The Art of Bill Miloglav - Meet the Artist at Tsawwassen Arts Centre on Sunday March 25, 1: 30 - 4: 30 p.m.

The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).