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CLUBS AND GROUPS The South Fraser Gogos have a meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The group began meeting in Ladner in 2006, inspired by Stephen Lewis and courageous African grandmothers.


The South Fraser Gogos have a meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The group began meeting in Ladner in 2006, inspired by Stephen Lewis and courageous African grandmothers. Call Jesse Pringle at 604-946-1012 for more information.

Go Green Delta book and film group will watch a video about green cleaning for a healthy home on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Tsawwassen Library. Some discussion to follow. Please join us.

Registered Disability Savings Plan RDSP information session (federal government grants and bonds for people with disabilities) on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Delta Community Living Society, 1-3800-72nd St., Delta. To register, contact Joanne Fee, 604-946-9508 ext. 222. For more info, contact Si Stainton, 604-952-6490.

Please join the Delta Nats on Monday evening, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Our presentation will be entitled "The Mysterious Marbled Murrelets". The talk by Paul Jones will be illustrated by slides of photos and drawings which followed the campaign to save an old growth forest on the Caren Range of the Sunshine Coast. Canada's first active marbled murrelet nest was found there in 1993. As a result in 1996 the Caren forests were preserved as the new Spipiyus Provincial Park.

The next regular meeting of the South Delta Low Vision Support Group will be held at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This will be the group's AGM. Members will give highlights from recent summer trips. All members, family, guests and persons interested in support of low vision information are welcome.

Evergreen Garden Club presents Wendy Leroux from Botanus speaking on Passionate Spring Gardens on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Kin House, 5050-47th Ave.,

Ladner. Visitors and new members always welcome. Info: 604-940-0937.

The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend our meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Check out our terrific Show & Tell and this month's guest speaker. Pippa Moore will have a market table as well as sharing her energetic, colourful trunk show. We meet at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and our meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information: or call 604-948-0692.

Drop in to hear about the eligibility for Canada's Public Pensions (Canada Pension & Old Age Security) including the Guaranteed Income Supplement & Allowances. The new changes to the CPP Retirement benefit will be covered. Major changes will be in effect beginning January 2012. Presented by Service Canada. Canada's Public Pensions - Are You Eligible?: Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Tsawwassen Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Oscar nominated documentary "Gasland" will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. This acclaimed documentary explores and exposes the environmental damage and threats to human health from high process drilling to extract natural gas from rock. This process is commonly known as fracking. Presented by the Delta/Richmond chapter of the Council of Canadians. All welcome. For further info call Cathy at 604-946-0877.

South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the Kiwanis Longhouse, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts, to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us Thursday, Nov. 17. Our guest speakers will be representatives from O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society). For more information please call Marie at 778-434-2090.

The Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards Annual General Meeting and breakfast is 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 at Royal Canadian Legion, 289, Tsawwassen. Please bring your dues, any news, photos and humor. More info: or call Greg at 604-943-6040.

Parent workshop: Emotional Regulation. Learn how to help your child understand their emotions and how to cope when their emotions seem too big. For parents of children aged 3 - 19 on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Reach Child and Youth Development Society #3-3800-72nd Street in Ladner. Call 604-946-6622 ext. 343 or to register.

Digivations is a NASA award-winning pro-d workshop program at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre on Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore, have fun and learn about rockets, robots and Earth and space eco-systems. For more information visit Call Dr's. Steven and Anne Berman at 604-628-9825 or

Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture at 604-952-3000.

Parkinson Society British Columbia is pleased to announce the opening of the Tsawwassen Parkinson's Support Group. Are you a person with Parkinson's? Are you supporting a person with Parkinson's? You are invited to join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with PD, good humour and more. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the KinVillage Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 5430-10th Ave. For more information contact: Robbin Jeffereys, Parkinson Society British Columbia at 1-800-668-3330 or 604-662-3240 or

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, please contact Karoline at

Scrabble Club at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 - 8:30 pm. All ages and experience welcome.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women's organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is "Life Learning and Friendship." Call Joyce at 604-940-0106 or Alice at 604-946-4998 if you are interested in joining.

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

There are free drop-in programs for children 0-6 years and their parent/caregiver at South Delta Family Resource Centre/Ladner ECD Hub at unit 205-5000 Bridge Street. Activities include crafts, snack, play-based activities, stories and rhyme time. Open daily from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Open throughout the year. Call 604-946-3933.

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 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 three to six hours a month over a one-year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony Kupferschmidt for more information: 604-238-7390 or e-mail: To learn more about our programs and services, please visit

Volunteer Grandparents is a non-profit organization that does valuable work in the Lower Mainland, for families and the community. Our two programs, the Family Match Program, and School Grandparent Program allow for children without the presence of seniors in their lives to appreciate and gain further understanding of other generations, and have positive elderly role models. Call 604-736-8271 for more information.

Special Olympics BC - Delta needs volunteer assistant coaches for our upcoming 2011-2012 season. Our Fall/Winter programs include floor hockey, curling, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, 5-pin bowling, basketball and alpine skiing. Most of these programs begin in October and run until early March. For more information please go to or e-mail us at

The Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for morning, afternoon and evening shifts on any day of the week. There is also a need for volunteers interested in books to join the book team. Please call

604-948-0660 and leave a message for Sandy Schmidt at ext.333.

The volunteer "Delta Marine Unit" needs volunteers for organizing fund raising and events. Crew volunteers are also needed to train for this important humanitarian service. Saving lives and property at sea. If you love boating and the sea, you'll love this. We operate an enclosed all weather fast response lifeboat. We are based in Ladner Harbour. If you want to help, please call Chris Scurr at 604-946-7641 for details.

Lutins du Bois, non-profit 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 604-948-7077 or e-mail

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.

Paperny Films is looking for Delta families to take part in Consumed a new HGTV Canada series about how stuff can clog up our lives. Contact Rachel at or 604-873-9777 ext 251 to find out more.

Supportive Care - for people with cancer, other life-threatening or progressive illness and those who are grieving. Relaxation Group (Drop-in, Tuesday at 10 a.m.), Bereavement Walking Group (Drop-in Wednesday at 10 a.m.), Caregivers'

Group, and Grief Groups. Call the Centre for Supportive Care at 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner; 604-948-0660 for more information.

Family Support Groups will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Education Room at Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Boulevard, Ladner.

Depression/Bipolar Support Groups shall be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 p.m. at the CMHA Delta Branch office, Unit 14 - 1835- 56th Street, Tsawwassen.

Strong Start in French (Franc-Depart) is a free family drop-in program for children from 0-5 years old in French, including free play, healthy snack, story time, gymnasium and more. The program is located in the Public French School/ Ecole du Bois Joli at 785-49th Street in Tsawwassen and open Tuesday/Wednesday/ Thursday from 9 to 12. For more info e-mail or call 604-948-2385.

Tsawwassen Badminton Club welcomes new adult players - all ages and capabilities. We are a sociable group with various levels of play. We meet on Monday evenings at South Delta Secondary School and on Friday evenings at Ladner Christian School (Ladner Trunk). 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. both evenings. Call Peter Edwards on 604-940-0844 for additional information or email

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 604-946-3060 or email 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 Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our website at and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.

Learn to Row sessions for adults and youth are beginning soon at Delta Deas Rowing Club. Call 604-946-3074 or visit for more information.

The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at Royal Oaks Social Room, 1100-56th Street at 7:15 p.m. With monthly guest speakers and interest groups, the club is dedicated to the promotion of education and improvement of the status of women. New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl at 604-943-4634 or Anna at 604-943-0042.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is accepting volunteer applications. Be a part of this highly skilled group of men and women that provides a service to the community by performing marine search and rescue. All new members are provided with in-depth training and all abilities are welcome. Visit for more information.

The Winskill Otters Masters Swim Club, for ages 18 and over, welcomes swimmers all abilities. It meets Sundays from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m., or 8 to 9 p.m. For more information visit: or call 604-940-3375.

Delta Hospice invites you to join our energetic Hospice Cottage Thrift Store Team. Volunteer opportunities seven days a week, including Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Drop by for an application or call 604-948-0660. Hospice Cottage Thrift Store 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen.

The wheelchair dance program is underway at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. The group meets alternate Fridays. Wheelchair users of all abilities are welcome as are volunteers. Call 604-862-8761 for further information.

The Delta Stamp Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. New members are always welcome.

Drop-in Bereavement Walking Group - Be physically active, receive peer support and socialize with others who have experienced the loss of a significant person. Join men and women of all ages for fresh air and a short or longer walk, followed by refreshments at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence

Taylor Crescent, Ladner). For more information call 604-948-0660.

Drop-in Relaxation Circle - Are you living with Cancer? Are you a caregiver? Are you grieving a death? Join the Relaxation Circle Tuesdays at 10 am. Using music and guided imagery, learn to relax, improve your focus, and reduce your stress. For more information call the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner) at 604-948-0660.

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our website at and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.

Toastmasters in Tsawwassen Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? Do you want to learn leadership skills? Ambassadors Toastmasters Club meets twice a month in Tsawwassen. For more info, see:

Canadian Mental Health Association Delta Branch offers free, facilitated family support meetings for family and friends supporting a person living with a mental illness. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Delta Hospital Education Conference Room, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Ladner. Call 604-943-1878.

Canadian Mental Health Association Delta Branch offers free, facilitated support meetings for people with Depression/Bi-Polar or with symptoms. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at 14-1835-56th St., Tsawwassen (CMHA Delta Branch office). Call 604-943-1878.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women's organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is "Life Learning and Friendship." Call Elenor at 604-943-2868 or Dede at 604-946-3119 if you're interested in joining.

If you like a good read and a lively discussion, the Book Ends are welcoming new members to their monthly book club meeting. Meeting held the second Thursday of the month. Call Hanna for details at 604-940-1264.

An RAOB GLE Buffaloes group has formed locally and is looking for new and old members. Contact Jeff at 604-946-4794 for more information.

Ladner Early Child Development Hub, 205-5000 Bridge St., hosts the following:

Drop in programs Monday to Friday from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Mother Goose on Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Mom's Group on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Call 604-946-3933 for details.

The DYSL Discoveries Thrift Store, 1308-56th St., Tsawwassen, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Visit

The South Fraser Gogos meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to hear what groups of Canadian grandmothers are doing to help African grandmothers left to look after their orphaned grandchildren on little to no resources. For more information contact Jesse Pringle at 604-946-1012 or

Ladner Business Association weekly meetings have moved to the Royal Canadian Legion #61, 4896 Delta St., Ladner. All members and those interested in our local business community - see you Thursdays at 8 a.m.

Do you want to be a speaker people listen to? Do you want your presentations to be strong and convincing? Do you want to fill a room with laughter, and move a crowd to tears? Do you want to participate and learn in a supportive club atmosphere? Then join Deltones Toastmasters in Ladner every second and fourth Wednesday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. at the Fraser Health Unit (beside Delta municipal hall). Call David at 604-946-4048 for more information or visit

Delta Potters are accepting new members. To register for the coming year contact Carole Clancey at 604-943-5987. For more information visit

Gateway Society, Services for Persons with Autism has been providing outreach and residential services to adults and children throughout the province for 31 years from our base in Ladner. The group is looking for volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors. Accounting, business, legal or fundraising experience would be particularly valuable. Contact Barbara Baydala at 604-946-0401 for further information.

Delta Deas Rowing Club is offering interested youths and adults an opportunity to learn to row. This is your chance to try a great sport. For more information call 604-946-3074 or visit

The Tsawwassen Writing Group meets every second and fourth Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Tsawwassen Library. Admission is free. Limited seating. For more information call Belle Curd at 604-948-5441.

Moments for Moms, a morning out for moms in the community to be encouraged as a parent, meets at the South Delta Baptist Church every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Contact South Delta Baptist Church at 604-943-8244 to attend. For more information contact Donna Makelki at 604-948-5443 or

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Beach Grove Golf Club.

The Delta Rock and Gem Club meets every third Monday of the month at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. There are educational programs and workshops. For more information call 604-943-4568.

Boundary Bay I.O.D.E., a ladies Canadian charity organization, meets the second Tuesday evening each month. New members welcome. For information contact June Langsford at 604-943-2296.

Delta Chess Club welcomes players of all abilities for games on Thursday at 7 p.m. at South Delta Library. Contact Chris Ludwig at 604-275-4762.


There will be a Remembrance Day pancake breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11 from

7:30 to 10 a.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Pancakes, sausages, tea or coffee. Adults: $6. Children 12 & under: $3. Veterans complimentary. Call 604-946-1411.

A Christmas craft fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Plated lunch available 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - $7. Crafts, bake sales, raffle. Crafts by outside vendors.

The Kin Jam Band will entertain Nov. 22 from 1:30 to 4 pm at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. The bar will be open. 604-943-0225.

KinVillage Community Centre still has tables available for their Christmas Market. Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are $35. For more info call Jodi @ 604-948-2820 or drop by the centre to fill out an application.

There's a South Delta Seniors' Travel Tulalip Christmas Lights trip from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec. 2. Members: $305. Non-members: $330. Visits to: Warm Beach, Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park and Seattle Premium Outlets. Tickets available at KinVillage Community Centre (10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday) and at McKee House (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday). Call 604-943-0225.

McKee Computer Club meets Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. 604-946-1411.

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.


Creative Treasures 8th Christmas Craft Fair. 25 crafters offer an exciting selection of treasures for Christmas decorating and giving. A wide selection of Christmas decorations, fashion accessories, art work, soaps, jam, jellies, and sweet and savory mixes. Wednesday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at East Delta Hall. Admission is free and refreshments are available. Lots of free parking available.

To honour Canadian veterans a pub sing along with the ElderCollege Singers will be held at KinVillage, 5430-10th Avenue, Tsawwassen, Nov. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. The bar will be open and hot appetizers will be served. Admission is by donation. 604-943-0225.

There will be a Christmas Village Bazaar at Ladner United Church on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be baking, books, candy, crafts, treasures, an auction, lunch and games. Visit for more info.



The 11th annual Light of Remembrance Service, an evening of music and reflection, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Church, 5300-44th Ave., Ladner. The evening is open to all who have lost a loved one. There is no charge and no offering will be collected. For more information call 604-946-6040.


Come take a leisurely browse, enjoy local artist's fine art at a new South Delta Artists Guild show, "Creative Caf." Doors are open Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and enjoy the paintings of Laurel Johnson at the South Delta Library during the month of November. The display is in the library meeting room.

The United Entertainers Society invites new members to participate in the group enjoyment of playing music, singing, acting, dancing or behind-the-scenes production. Please contact our website


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

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