Fraser Valley Regional Library is hosting a virtual author visit featuring writer, editor and former journalist Christina Myers on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. (@FVRLGeorgeMackieLib/Facebook photos)

Fraser Valley Regional Library is hosting a virtual author visit featuring writer, editor and former journalist Christina Myers on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. (@FVRLGeorgeMackieLib/Facebook photos)

Happening around Delta: week of April 28

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• English Conversation Circles: Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Practice your English in a friendly, informal environment. We read and discuss articles from the West Coast Reader online. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• DPD Police Day: May 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Canoe Pass Way; The Delta Police Department is thrilled to bring Police Day back for an in-person event this year. Come down to Tsawwassen Mills Mall (entrance 3) to say hi to your Delta Police officers, staff and volunteers. We have a fun-filled day planned with activities for the whole family, including K9 demonstrations, an appearance from the RCMP helicopter, the DPD pipe band and more. We also have some really great partners that will be joining us to provide information on their services within Delta. For more information, visit deltapolice.ca/policeday.

• Library at Home — Consumer Research: June 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you preparing for a big purchase? Just received a new health diagnosis? Have a challenging legal question? We can get your research started with some trusted sources. Join us for an overview of some of the amazing library resources that are only a click away, including Consumer Reports, Consumer Health Complete and the Justice Education Society. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

PARENTS

• How to Talk To Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol: May 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; hosted by the Delta School District’s Learning Services – Inclusive Learning department with presenter Dr. Marvin Krank. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend this important workshop, How to Talk To Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol: What Works and What Doesn’t. This talk will focus on what works in the prevention of alcohol and drug problems in adolescents. The talk will review our best knowledge about the kinds of information and the methods of talking to adolescents that have proven to reduce substance use problems in youth. You will hear practical advice on approaching you children about these potentially life changing choices. We will also talk about how these principles inform effective prevention initiatives in your schools. Register in advance at ca01web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IqceGoqjMrG9Lje7tvfMRG2i3OKvIxBC3g. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.

KIDS/TEENS

• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join our staff and other families live on Zoom for Storytime and introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Storytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• Babytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join library staff and other families live on Zoom for Babytime. Make language fun and help your baby develop speech and language skills. Enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Babytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• Teen Paper Crafts: May 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all crafty teens! Join us to learn and share techniques about paper artistry. We will talk about different materials, methods, resources, art makers and share our results. Each month will have a paper craft-themed idea, and for our May session we will discuss ideas for making paper blooms and paper creatures. Join us for mindful and positive making ideas. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Financial Literacy for Kids — Pets: May 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Kids are invited to join us and volunteer Chartered Professional Accountant online to learn what it takes to be a pet owner. Activity includes picking a pet and calculating the cost of owning that pet. For kids ages 8-11. Register for free at fvrl.ca. Once you are registered, families will receive an email with the relevant documents needed for the workshop.

• Word Nerds: May 16, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all families! Join us for a fun game of word scrambles. Players will be given a series of scrambled letters with which to make as many words as possible in a set amount of time. Challenge your mind, memory and vocabulary! Compete as a team or as an individual for some wholesome, family-friendly fun. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Financial Literacy for Kids — Needs & Wants: May 28, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Kids are invited to join us and volunteer Chartered Professional Accountant online to learn the differences between needs and wants. Activity includes listing and comparing a chart of needs and wants. For kids ages 8-11. Register for free at fvrl.ca. Once you are registered, families will receive an email with the relevant documents needed for the workshop.

• Teen Paper Crafts: June 2, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all crafty teens! Join us to learn and share techniques about paper artistry. We will talk about different materials, methods, resources, art makers and share our results. Each month will have a paper craft-themed idea, and for our June session we will discuss paper celebration-making, with festive ideas using paper to make garlands, lanterns, mobiles, masks and hats. Join us for mindful and positive making ideas. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• The History and Future of Pride: June 3, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. FVRL is excited to welcome award-winning author Robin Stevenson for a virtual Pride Month program. For LGBTQ+ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honour the past, protest injustice and celebrate a diverse community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colourful, but there is a lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. In this engaging and interactive presentation, Stevenson will talk about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, the challenges still faced by LGBTQ+ people and communities today, and the important work being done by activists to carry Pride forward into the future. Using images and and anecdotes from the book, Stevenson will share historical photographs, stories of contemporary teens and pictures from Pride celebrations around the world. This program is intended for kids in grades 6-12. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Kid Activists — Find Your Voice, Change the World: June 8, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Drawing on the book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change, this presentation focuses on activism. The book’s award-winning author, Robin Stevenson, will share art from the book, quotes from activists, and stories that emphasize themes from the book. She will talk about how activists experienced or witnessed injustice, how they learned from role models in their lives, and how their work was fueled by a vision of a better future. Stevenson will emphasize the importance of activism being grounded in hope and in the belief that change is possible and worth fighting for, as well as the idea that there are many different ways to be an activist. She will talk about her writing process, discuss how writing itself can be a form of activism and encourage kids to think about what issues they care about and how they might use their own voices to take action on those issues. This session is intended for students in grades 3-7. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Financial Literacy for Teens — Savings & Bank Accounts: June 11, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Kids are invited to join us and volunteer Chartered Professional Accountant online to learn the benefits of saving when making daily financial choices. For tweens and teens ages 11-14. Register for free at fvrl.ca. Once you are registered, families will receive an email with the relevant documents needed for the workshop.

• Financial Literacy for Teens — Goal Setting: June 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Kids are invited to join us and volunteer Chartered Professional Accountant online to learn the importance of setting goals to help make dreams tangible and achievable. For teens ages 14-17. Register for free at fvrl.ca. Once you are registered, families will receive an email with the relevant documents needed for the workshop.

SENIORS

• Seniors Weekly Golf: Mondays and Tuesday, 8 a.m.; Sunshine Woods Golf Centre, 10646 64th Ave.; Seniors weekly golf registration and play begins at 8 a.m. every Monday and Tuesday at Sunshine Woods Golf Centre in Delta. All seniors, ladies and men, 60 and older are welcome. The $10 registration fee covers tournament prizes and handicap maintenance for the season but does not include green fees. For more information, contact the Monday co-ordinator Jerry Sampson at 604-765-5123, or the Tuesday co-ordinator Nick Parker at 604-597-6719.

BOOKS/READING

• Virtual Author Visit — Christina Myers: May 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. FVRL is excited to present an author visit from Christina Myers, featuring a reading and an audience Q&A. A writer, editor and former journalist, Myers was the creator and editor of the IPPY Award-winning anthology BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (2020) and the author of the novel The List of Last Chances (2021). She teaches creative non-fiction through SFU’s continuing studies creative writing department, and is the co-host of a reading series called Words in the Burbs. She lives in Surrey and is currently at work on her next several projects including a novel, a collection of essays, and a picture book. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Read Around the World — India: May 13, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Read around the world with us! We’ll announce a new theme or country each month. Read something from that area of the world, then drop in for a summary of books from library staff and to share your own favourites. Travel guides, novels, memoirs, cookbooks… the sky’s the limit. May’s destination is India. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Afternoon Book Club: May 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What’s the only thing that’s better than reading fresh and engaging books? Chatting about them in one of the library’s lively book clubs! Join fellow readers in a discussion of timely, topical and noteworthy works of fiction and non-fiction. The title for May is Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Virtual Author Visit — Omar El Akaad: May 18, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. FVRL is excited to welcome Omar El Akaad for a virtual author visit featuring a reading from and discussion of his novel What Strange Paradise. An author and journalist, Omar El Akkad’s work has earned him a National Newspaper Award for Investigative Journalism and the Goff Penny Award for young journalists. His fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and has been nominated for more than ten other awards. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, NPR, Esquire and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 novels that changed our world. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• ‘Let’s Get Factual’ Non-fiction Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month (May 24), 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Is fact really stranger than fiction? Join Let’s Get Factual, our virtual non-fiction book club, and find out. The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss an interesting non-fiction title. The selection for April is Becoming by Michelle Obama. To register for free and place a hold on a copy of the book, visit fvrl.ca.

• InkWellTold: Bi-monthly starting May 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; In partnership with Delta Literary Arts Society and the City of Delta, InkWellTold is a bi-monthly reading in conversation series. Each evening will feature two readers and a Q&A session. Open to all ages. Admission is free at the door. Save your spot by registering online at deltareg.ca.

• Read Around the World — Scandinavia: June 10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Read around the world with us! We’ll announce a new theme/country each month. Read something from that area of the world, then drop in for a summary of books from library staff and share your own favourites. Travel guides, novels, memoirs, cookbooks… the sky’s the limit. June’s destination is Scandinavia. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

WRITING/POETRY

• Young Writers: May 18, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all young writers! Come explore your imagination and develop your creative writing skills. Join us for creative writing activities, story games, and writing challenges. A program for children ages 9-12. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Teen Poetry Café: May 30, 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all teen poets! Join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, learn about different poetry styles, and even try your hand at writing a poem of your own. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Creative Writing Workshop with Robin Stevenson: June 15, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. FVRL is excited to welcome award-winning author Robin Stevenson for this writing workshop. Participants will explore how they can use their own experiences and curiosity to create compelling writing and convincing characters, discuss strategies for finding story ideas, develop their skills at creating complex and believable characters, and discover how well-developed characters can help uncover new story possibilities. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

ENVIRONMENT/EARTH DAY

• City Nature Challenge 2022 — Observation Walks with the Delta Naturalists: April 30 and May 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; various parks throughout Delta; The City of Delta is taking part in the 2022 City Nature Challenge (CNC), an international event aimed at motivating people to find and document the biodiversity in their own cities. To participate, all you need is a smartphone, the iNaturalist app and the motivation to get out in your neighbourhood to take photos. If you want some help finding interesting plants, animals and insects to take photos of, members of the Delta Naturalists will be in the following parks to lend a hand: McKitrick Garden (Sungod Recreation Centre parking lot rain garden), Ladner Harbour Park (picnic shelter) and Diefenbaker Park (picnic shelter). For more about this and other City of Delta Environmental Initiatives, visit delta.ca/community-culture/environment-conservation/environmental-initiatives.

• Community Invasive Plant Pull: May 14, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; North Delta Community Park, 11311 84th Ave.; Do you want to make a difference in your community, help out the environment, get in some exercise and potentially make new friends, all at the same time? If so, join a community weed pull event hosted by Delta! No prior experience is required, just bring a can-do attitude, gloves, and some water and snacks. For more info, email cae@delta.ca.

THEATRE

• Seaquam Secondary Presents Matilda the Musical: April 27-30, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Seaquam Secondary School, 11584 Lyon Rd.; The Seaquam Theatre Company presents Matilda the Musical (music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, book by Dennis Kelly). This will be the school’s first major show in over two years, and we are excited to invite our school and the greater community to attend and support our theatre students. Tickets will be $15 for students and $20 for adults. Box office opens at 6 p.m.; doors to the theatre open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 604-591-6166 or email kgardner@deltaschools.ca.

MUSIC

• Open Mic: Last Friday of the month (April 29), 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Share the stage with a variety of singers, musicians, poets and actors at this intergenerational monthly event, or sit back and enjoy the talent. Entertain and be entertained. $5 at the door for both performers and audience members. Doors open at 7 p.m., performances start at 7:30 p.m.

• Delta Choral Society Presents ‘Connections’: April 30, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; South Delta Baptist Church, 198 56th St., Tsawwassen; Delta Choral Society are excited to announce two in-person concerts next month at the South Delta Baptist Church. This year’s spring offering, “Connections,” will feature three wonderful choirs and a diverse mix of choral music — from intimate a cappella pieces to full massed choir anthems. Tickets are available online now at deltachoral.ca, from choir members, or may be purchased at the door. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students. Children 10 and under get in free.

• The Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (May 7), 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Led by Gary Cyr, the Delta Ukulele Circle is an enthusiastic, welcoming and supportive crowd of music lovers with an appreciation for the ukulele. This tiny instrument provides a unique opportunity for individuals wanting to play and enjoy music together with others in a very social setting. Admission is $5. This is a drop-in program so please do not register. Doors open at 2 p.m, circle starts at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found at deltaukes.com.

• Uke Jam: May 31, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked up” and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

FILMS

• DocuFilm Club: May 9, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a discussion of the documentary film Ramen Heads available free to FVRL cardholders via Kanopy. Food can be synonymous with a country. Ramen Heads follows Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen. This documentary also profiles the philosophy and flavour of five notable ramen shops. This film will inspire you to reflect upon the flavours of your next noodle bowl. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA

• Music Trivia Night: April 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a fun night of music trivia! Test your knowledge of popular music from a variety of decades. Play as an individual or as a team (from one device). Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Star Wars Trivia: May 3, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you a Star Wars fan? Test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away with our Star Wars trivia event! Participate “Solo” or as a team with the other rebels in your household. Whether you’re a Jedi Master or a Sith Lord, you’re sure to have lots of fun. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Spider-Man Trivia: June 14, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Think you know Spider-Man? Test your Spidey senses with our Spider-Man trivia event. Play by yourself or assemble all the heroes in your household and participate as a team. We’re sure to open up a multiverse of fun. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

HOBBIES/CRAFTS

• Star Wars Day Crafts: May 4, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Celebrate Star Wars Day by making some cool crafts! Gather the supplies listed and follow along with our Jedi Craft Master to make a Chewbacca hand puppet and a friendly cardboard tube ewok using easy-to-find household materials. You will need four sheets of felt — two brown, one black, one white — and one optional sheet of coloured felt (if you want your ewok to be a colour other than black or white), four googly eyes (preferably two large and two small, but whatever you have at home will work), four small pom-poms (brown, black, grey or white work best), one pipe cleaner, one small cardboard tube (an empty toilet paper roll or half of a paper towel roll works best), a black marker, scissors and tacky glue (or hot glue with help from an adult). Register for free at fvrl.ca, and May the Fourth be with you!

• Library at Home — Creative Hobbies: May 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Do you love making things? Want to learn a new creative skill? We can help with that! Join us for an overview of some of the amazing library resources that are only a click away, including Creativebug, LinkedIn Learning, and Kanopy’s Great Courses and magazines. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Meet the Playground — Nature Explorers: May 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Want to connect to the great outdoors? Join us for an introduction to some of the amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning items you can borrow with your library card, including birdwatching backpacks, bat-packs and telescopes. Get ready to play along with us! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild Open House: May 28, 1 p.m to 4 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church, 11040 River Rd.; Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild is celebrating its 45th anniversary with an open house this spring. There will be quilt displays, member vendors, sales of books and magazines, raffles, prizes, a tea corner and much more! For more information about the event and the guild, visit fvqg.org.

• Meet the Playground — Tech Time: June 22, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Do you love cool tech? Join us for an introduction to some of the amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning items you can borrow with your library card, including Spheros, Specdrums and more. Get ready to play along with us! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

GARDENING

• Seed Starting: June 26, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Douglas J.Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Hosted by the City of Delta. Have you wanted to plant a garden to harvest in the fall and winter? Join us for free to learn some garden tips and tricks to get through the winter and enjoy harvesting some of your winter favourites. Includes hands on seed starting and a 10% off coupon for the West Coast Seeds store at 4930 Elliot St.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: May 19, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all cooking enthusiasts! Do you love trying new recipes and sharing your cooking experiences, meal ideas or culinary tips with others? Join us for Cookbook Club, where each month we will explore a different culinary theme. At our May session, we will be diving into a discussion of cakes. Please come prepared to share your favourite cake recipes, cookbooks, magazines or websites with the group. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

SPORTS

Delta Virtual Triathlon: May 7-15; Ladner Outdoor Pool, various locations; The Delta Virtual Triathlon will be happening May 7-15 and will consist of three components: swimming, biking and running. The swim component is by pre-registration and happening at the Ladner Outdoor Pool, with participants allotted a 30-minute time slot to complete their swim. The bike and run components are to be completed on your own time, any day within the two-week time frame. Registration for the triathlon (ages 8+) and kids triathlon (ages 3-7) is open now and costs $25 per person. For more information, including suggested race maps, head to delta.ca/parks-recreation/sports-activities/programs-registration/delta-virtual-triathlon. To register, v​​​​​isit deltareg.ca or call 604-952-3000.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

• Free Yoga Classes: various days and times; via Zoom; Deltassist is now offering five free online yoga classes each week. Registration is ongoing and you can enjoy the classes from the comfort of your home. The Yoga for Stress Relief program runs Mondays from 6-7 p.m. (Yin Yoga), Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. (Restorative Yoga) and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. (Hatha Yoga). Meanwhile, the Yoga Towards Recovery program runs Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Wind Down Yoga) and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. (Rise & Shine Yoga). For info or to register, email Carlee at carleef@deltassist.com.

• Heartfulness Meditation: May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. We welcome everyone to join this four-part virtual heartfulness meditation series. Each session will have a presentation followed by experiential guided meditation by Dr. Ravindran. Topics include “Maintaining the Meditative State,” “Dealing with Emotions,” “Deeper Dive (Part I) — Spiritual Anatomy,” and “Deeper Dive (Part II) — ABCD of Spirituality.” This is suitable for anyone who would like to explore meditation practice. The program is presented in partnership with Heartfulness Canada. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• From Safety to Self-Compassion: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Deltassist, North Delta office, 9097 120th St.; This group is for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group will create a safe environment for you to give voice to your story and feel validated. You will be encouraged to create your own internal and external safety. The group will cover topics like establishing boundaries, consolidating a sense of self, reflecting on the journey and cultivating a future from here on. Please note that this is an in-person group and Deltassist is taking all necessary precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. For more information or to register, contact Irene at 604-238-4009 ext.116 or irenem@deltassist.com, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or jasmeetb@deltassist.com.

• Surrey Prostate Cancer Support Group: Last Saturday of the month (April 30), 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave., Surrey; Everyone who is interested in knowing more about prostate cancer is invited to join. Coffee and cookies are provided. For more information, contact Bob Tomyk at 604 594-5257 or surreypcasg@gmail.com.

• Anxiety and Depression Support Group: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; St. Cuthbert Anglican Church, 11601 82nd Ave.; Feeling anxious or depressed? Then come join Recovery Canada’s free, confidential, self-help support group. The Delta chapter meets in-person Tuesdays afternoons (contact Anita at anitaendorse@gmail.com or 604-788-4633 for more info) and also virtually Thursday evenings (contact Gilles at gilber005@yahoo.ca or 778-872-8069 for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit recoverycanada.ca.

CLUBS

• Canadian Federation of University Women, North Delta/Surrey: CFUW is a national non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. The North Delta/Surrey club meets monthly (via Zoom at the present time) and is open to all women graduates, students and women who share the ideals of CFUW. For more information, call Barb (604-594-6145) or Eleanor (604-589-3631) or email northdeltasurreycfuw@gmail.com.

• Surrey Singles Over Sixty: We are a group based in the North Surrey/North Delta area that meets for dinners, card games, bowling, picnics, dancing, etc. New members are welcome. Please call either Bob at 778-545-5350 or Lyla at 604-594-2860.



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