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?The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society runs a number of units within our hospital that provide services to patients and their families as well as staff.

?The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society runs a number of units within our hospital that provide services to patients and their families as well as staff. We are currently looking for volunteers skillful in office work, merchandizing for the Dogwood Gift Shop, and food services to coordinate the Courtyard Cafe. If interested in any of these roles, please contact the Auxiliary office at 604-946-1121 extension 783597.

?Are you experiencing the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a related dementia or mild cognitive impairment? The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers an Early Stage support group in Delta that provides a forum for education and information, sharing common experiences, feelings, practical tips, and strategies. For more information and to register, contact: Anthony Kupferschmidt at 6042387390.

?The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Ladner/ Tsawwassen is in need of more volunteer drivers to take patients to and from their treatment. Training and dispatch are provided. Time commitments are flexible. If you are interested in further information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Christian Chenard, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 604-533-1668 Ext 338 or email fvrvolengagement@

?The Purple Pirate knows the recipe for a delicious, fun filled library program - one Purple Pirate, one part magic, one part storytelling, one part dance, two parts comedy and three parts audience participation. In his energetic interactive show, awardwinning performer Dustin Anderson will have kids of all ages thrilled about reading for pleasure. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Shows are: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1 to 1: 45 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library and Wednesday, Aug. 3, 3: 30 to 4: 15 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library.

?Twice monthly car boot sale at Centennial Beach Parking lot, 8: 30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday (weather permitting). Only $10 for space. Bring ground sheet to display goods. Hosted by Cammidge House Committee Boundary Bay Regional Park. For more information call Murray at 6049430828 or Beth at 6049409824. Following sales are: Aug. 6, 20 and possibly Sept. 3, 17.

?Hospice Cottage Jewelry Sale - The 'best' jewelry, watches and sunglasses for sale Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

?A Hospice Cottage Thrift Store Back to School Sale starts Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

?The Delta Seniors Community Planning Team (DSCPT) invites the public to come and view the film screening of The Remaining Light: A documentary film about how we care for seniors on Tuesday, August 23, at 10 a.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. For more information contact DSCPT co-ordinator, Kay Dennison at 604-596-2149 or [email protected].

?The Delta Photo Club that meets weekly at the KinVillage is on summer break. We resume on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7: 30 p.m. Come out and join us with all your new wonderful ideas and images. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Karen at escape2ocean@

?Yoga in the Garden. Start your Saturday right with yoga in the beautiful Earthwise Garden. Date: every summer Saturday! Time: 9: 30 - 10: 30 a.m. Cost: $10 Please RSVP to let us know you will be coming 604-946-9828 or info@earthwisesociety.

?Support Group Volunteers - Ladner. Are you interested in making a real and profound difference in the lives of people caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? Come join the Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s team of dedicated support facilitators. A commitment of 3 - 6 hours a month over a one year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony Kupferschmidt for more information: 6042387390 or e-mail: anthony@

?Lutins du Bois, nonprofit French Language Preschool/Prematernelle francophone, located in Tsawwassen has still space available for September 2011. Non-French speaking families are welcome. For more info call 6049487077 or e-mail [email protected].

?BC Guide Dog Services is looking for volunteer boarding homes in Ladner for our dogs in training. Dog Lovers needed to board our guide dogs training for approximately six months while they undergo advanced instruction. The dogs are training with our instructors Monday to Friday 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are picked up and dropped off daily. Please e-mail ashley.clark@ if you are interested in this rewarding opportunity.

?The Ladner/Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club invites new and old members to join us, the first and third Mondays of each month at Kin House in Ladner. Join the only all-Canadian service club. Come have fun, meet our neighbours and help make our community a better place to live and raise our families. Supper is at 6: 30 p.m., the meeting is a 7 p.m. and the fun follows. There is no age limit for members as there was in the past. For more information please call 604-946-8711. Leave a message.

?Tsawwassen Badminton Club welcomes new adult members - if you have played before, just drop in and play in this social and friendly club. Meeting on Friday evenings at Ladner Community Centre, 51st Street, Ladner from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. Contact club secretary Peter Edwards at 604-940-0844 for further information.

?The Knitting Sisters is a group of ladies that love to knit and crochet for as many worthy causes as possible. We make many items such as hats, toques, scarves, slippers, blankets, baby items and more. If you would be interested in participating please contact Alice Gisborne at 6049463060 or email agisborne@ Webpage is Drop in sessions are on first and third Saturdays of every month at the McKee Centre in Ladner from 10 a.m. to noon. Donated yarn would be very much appreciated.


?The Circle of Friends offers social events to active seniors like movies, theatre trips, potlucks and walks. Meet at McKee House on the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call Lesley at 604-946-9180 for more information.


?The next Outdoor Movie Night is set for Aug. 6 at Diefenbaker Park. Food, music and entertainment starts at 6: 30 p.m. while the movie starts at dusk. Event is weather dependent. Visit for latest info.

?Shop early for the best items at the August Collectible Sale to held at the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Ladner on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pictures and Lamps Space opens at 9: 30 a.m. 4816 Delta Street. Call 604-946-1455 for information or to donate collectible items.


?Please join us for the 14th annual Golf for Guide Dogs/Autism Support Dogs - hosted by Howie and Leah Meeker - on Friday, Aug. 26 at Beach Grove Golf Club. All proceeds of this fun golf tournament go to BC Guide Dog Services and their sister charity, Autism Support Dogs. Enjoy a great day of golf, lunch and buffet dinner for $175. Sponsorship opportunities still available. Call 604-940-4504 or visit for more details.


?The South Delta Artists Guild's Oil and Water show runs until Aug. 28 at the Longhouse Gallery 171056th St., Tsawwassen. Call 604-943-3313.

?Are you 8-13 years old and love to sing? Join us in the SING OUT Summer Choral Camp and learn to sing a variety of music from musicals to world music to pop music. This Ladner camp runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10: 30 a.m. to noon for the month of August. For more info and registration: contact [email protected] or call 604720-3392.

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).