Coming events wander over to the wander inn café

InspireHealth, a supportive cancer care organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health, is offering a free one-day Supportive Cancer Care Workshop at the Centre for Supportive Care on Friday, Sept. 21. Educational and interactive sessions are led by an InspireHealth physician and nutritionist. Tea and light refreshments are provided; participants supply their own lunch. The workshop is open to adults with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Family members and support people are also welcome. To register, call InspireHealth at 604-734-7125.

Are you providing care and/or support for a family member or friend who is in poor health, is frail elderly or has a disability or chronic disease causing dependency? The South Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering an education series and support group starting Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.


once a week for six weeks. Cost is $40. Topics covered include caregiver stress, communication techniques, role and lifestyle changes, accessing community resources, and legal and financial issues. To register call Laurie at 604-943-3921, Sylvia at 604-943-7596 or the Centre for Supportive Care at 604-948-0660.

If you know or have a child who is grieving the loss of significant person, consider Kids Grieve Too, counsellor-led bereavement support groups for children aged seven to 12. These groups apply expressive arts and play to reduce anxiety and anger, promote healthy expression of difficult emotions, increase understanding of grief and loss, and provide support through connection with others. The next group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. from Oct. 15 to Nov. 26. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

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 brenda.ruby@icloud.com.

Ambassadors Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters meet every second and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The club meets at the Tsawwassen Mills training room and always welcomes guests. Come and see how Toastmasters can help you gain confidence and leadership skills through public speaking in a safe, encouraging environment. For more information contact Karentaipalus@gmail.com.

There will not be a Delta Photo Club meeting at KinVillage on Sept. 26. Instead, the club is holding its first official outing of the new season – an evening photo walk at Granville Island. It will be a chance to practice low light/long shutter speed technique and creatively manage exposure considerations. It will also be a time to socialize, to share knowledge and to master equipment and procedure. See: http://deltaphotoclub.com/ for more details.

ElderCollege Delta will be offering a varied program of courses, presentations and field trips geared for adults over 50 this fall. The semester begins in October and with a $10 annual membership fee and modest individual course fees, ElderCollege learning is both affordable and varied. Register online at ElderCollege Delta/KinVillage or in person from Sept. 17 to 21 (9 a.m. to noon) at KinVillage. Inquiries can be made via email at eldercollegedelta@kinvillage.org or by leaving a message at 604-943-0262.

Rock and roll to the live music of Cheek to Cheek on Saturday, Sept. 29 at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Drop in or call KinVillage at 604-943-0225. Cash, cheque, debit/credit. Cash bar. Tickets for buffet dinner also available for $16. Doors open at 6 p.m., dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.

Mingler at the Mills fundraiser for Reach Child and Youth Development Society will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Event will feature appetizers, chocolate and micro-brewery wine and spirits tasting with live jazz and fall fashions. Tickets are $50 and are available online at https://mingler-at-the-mills.eventbrite.ca, in person at Tsawwassen Mills Customer Service or Reach head office in Ladner.

Freshwave Ministries is hosting its third annual Hearts of Hope fundraising buffet dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the RiverHouse Restaurant & Pub. The evening will include a silent auction/raffle/door prize. Entertainment by ambiente instrumental and jazz classical musician Michael Connor. Tickets are $45 per person; purchase by Oct. 3. Call 604-943-8094 or visit www.freshwaveministries.com.

GreenFlix is a free documentary film series launching on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Sponsored by the South Delta Greens of BC, the first film of this monthly series is The Economics of Happiness, which questions conventional assumptions about the benefits of a growing global economy. There will be a discussion after the film for those who choose to stay. Donations optional. See the trailer at www.greenflix.ca.

Sport Showdown on Saturday, Oct. 27 is seeking teams for friendly competition at Delta Gymnastics. Team building event offers laughs, prizes and tons of fun. Teams are made up of eight to 12 people of any gender, age or ability level. Two times: 3:30 to 6 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. $25 per person. 604-943-0460 or eschriber@deltagymnatics.com.

The Wander Inn Café’s first show of the season is on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd. (inside the church). Enjoy performances from Delta’s own Zoi Weekley, overall winner of 2018 Delta’s Got Talent, and Sadie Karmazyn, who has performed with Delta Tapestry and the Sidekick Players. Sharing the platform are Erin (nee Arding) and Jeremy Stewart who weave threads of folk, punk and pop/rock. Entrance is by a suggested $7 donation, which covers the entertainment, beverages and goodies.

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 loadesofmusic@gmail.com.