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Fund established almost two decades ago to help birds and farms co-exist SANDOR GYARMATI

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The Delta Wildlife Forage Fund is no more. Delta council recently approved another $15,000 grant request from the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, an amount that has come from the forage fund annually since

2005. It was 18 years ago when council set up the fund to support a number of agricultural-environmental initiatives in Delta, including researching the impacts of migratory birds on farms and providing alternate food sources for wildlife. The idea was to have the

fund as a self-sustaining endowment with contributions from multiple levels of government, with accrued interest proposed to be used to fund initiatives. However, the city has been the only contributor. The fund, which had $289,000 at one point, helped pay for those various initiatives but over the

past decade the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust has been the only organization to apply. The fund had just $3,200 remaining, so this year’s grant to the trust was topped off with money from the city’s base budget. Council then agreed to close the fund.

Future requests from the trust will have to go through the grant request process with the rest of the city’s organizations. The latest grant will be used to fund a combined area of approximately 1,416 hectares (3,500 acres) of winter grass fields consisting of cover crops and grassland set-asides.

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It remains to be seen if, or where, cannabis stores will open in Delta. With federal legalization of cannabis set for Oct. 17, the city has already made amendments to its zoning bylaw to ensure someone can’t open a marijuana dispensary. The amendments include a prohibition of retail sales of medical and non-medical cannabis in all zones. The province has given local governments zoning control over marijuana dispensaries, a move supported by Delta. The latest staff report on provincial cannabis regu-

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Beach Grove pro golfs 325 holes in one day

Shaun Lundy helps raise over $15,000 for ALS IAN JACQUES

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A record-tying day on the course paid off in a big way for Shaun Lundy at the Beach Grove Golf Club last week. The golf pro took part in a golf-a-thon for the ALS Society of BC on June 25. Lundy golfed 325 holes, matching the total by pro Cory Rudston-Brown, who set the mark during his eighth turn at the golf-athon in 2016. “I had a little bit of time left, but felt it was the right thing to do — call it a tie this year,” said Lundy. “The first tee shot was hit just after 4:30 a.m. I had two members come out bright and early to help out. There were lots of members who came out during the day to fill divots and let others know that I was coming through, so we kept trucking along and played nine rounds by 11:30 a.m.” Lundy said the pace slowed down a bit in the afternoon, but picked up in the evening, finishing just around dusk. “The body started to wear down later in the day. I’m not 20 years old anymore,” he said with a

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Beach Grove Golf Club member Rod Harris volunteered to drive the golf cart for pro Shaun Lundy for his golf-a-thon for ALS last week. laugh. “But with the members around — everyone is so supportive — the mental part of it was quite easy. It’s such a good cause. The members kept bringing out food, Gatorade and water, so that keeps your spirits up. All in all it was an enjoyable day.” Lundy wanted to pay special thanks to club members Rod Harris, Neil Kaleal, Syd Sharp, Dave Findlay, Nancy Girling, Pat Holbrook and Chris Colbourne for their assistance throughout the day. Rudston-Brown also joined in for a round as a passing of the torch. Beach Grove was one of

more than 30 golf courses across B.C. that participated in the 13th annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. The club raised more than $15,000, which will go to the society to provide support services to ALS patients and their families, friends and caregivers. Lundy said he plans to take part again next year. “I’ll probably apply a bit of a different strategy — I won’t go as hard in the morning, but I want to try to get to 350 holes next year,” he said. ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder.

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A vacant store in the heart of Ladner Village will get a new look. Delta council has given approval for a major renovation of the former long-time home of Ladner Village Hardware on Delta Street. Not on Delta’s Heritage Register, the one-storey building constructed around 1950 is to be

renovated to create three separate commercial units which could accommodate retail, restaurant, personal services or office uses. The hardware store closed last year when its owner retired. A number of later additions at the rear will removed and replaced with a new addition that would provide washrooms, an electrical room, storage and separate exits for each

of the units. The existing triangular false front above the first storey is reported to be in poor condition and no longer safe, so it will be removed. The renovation would not only update the building but also enhance the streetscape, according to a staff report. The renovation, which will try to capture the heritage feel of the area, does not require rezoning approval.

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Woman found running ‘naked mile’ South Delta Crime Beat

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for inprogress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance. The following are some of the calls the Delta police responded to in the previous week:

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• June 26, 8:58 a.m., Ferry Causeway: Report received of a vehicle with three occupants stopped in the roadside pullout on Highway 17 eastbound. Complainant reported occupants looked impaired. On arrival, police gave repeat window knocks and verbal requests to occupants who seemed to be impaired on drugs. Driver failed standardized field sobriety test. Vehicle impounded and driver served with a

24-hour Motor Vehicle Act driving prohibition ticket. • June 26, 9:25 a.m., Beach Grove: Reports of three vehicle break-ins. First complainant reported the vehicle was broken into while parked in driveway. No damage to vehicle as the car was left unlocked. Approximately $50 in cash taken. Another vehicle in the same area that was left unlocked was rummaged through, but no damage and nothing was taken. Third unlocked vehicle was also rummaged through with nothing taken. • June 28, 9:04 p.m., 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Victim reported a blue Kona mountain bike was stolen from outside a restaurant entrance. The victim rested his bike against a pillar and briefly turned away when a female asked for directions. During that time, a male grabbed the victim’s bike and quickly rode off. Female did not appear to be associated to suspect. The bike is valued at $600. • June 28, 8:15 a.m., 1600-block of Spyglass Crescent: Report of a suspicious male that had cut through the backyard of

the complainant. The suspicious male was not seen carrying anything. Area patrols came up negative. • June 28, 12:50 p.m., 56th Street and 12th Avenue: Complainant reported a dump truck running a red light. Police contacted the driver in question who confirmed he had been driving the truck in Tsawwassen but denied running the red light. Verbal warning was given and driver agreed to drive more carefully. • June 29, 2:20 a.m., 56th Street and 16th Avenue: Police officer observed a naked female running through the middle of the intersection. The woman, who was very intoxicated, told police she was running the “naked mile” to assist with weight loss and possibly some other reasons. She was returned home to the care of her family. • June 30, 7:51 p.m., 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Mall security reported a female shoplifter with a large suitcase. Police attended and located the female. Upon searching the female, property from 11 mall merchants was revealed. Female suspect

was arrested and released on a promise to appear.

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• June 26, 4800-block of Delta Street: Complainant reported she had been contacted by someone with an Ottawa area code claiming to be an employee of the CRA. The unknown male indicated the complainant owed $6,200 in unpaid taxes and would be arrested if she didn’t immediately pay this amount. Complainant did not withdraw any money and did not fall victim to the scam. Complainant was advised by community police station this was a common tax scam and informed of the valid CRA collection techniques. • June 29, 6:57 p.m., 4400-block of Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complaint received an email in her spam folder stating that while the complainant visited a porn website someone hacked into the computer’s webcam and took a video. The email then stated they would leak the video if $500 was not paid. The complainant did not send any money. Police viewed

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the email which appeared to be a blanket email sent to several addresses. • June 29, 12:05 p.m., 4400-block of Clarence Taylor Crescent: Man brought 13 Imperial shotgun shells to police headquarters. He found the shells while cleaning out his in-law’s house. Shells submitted for destruction. • June 30, 11:38 a.m., Highway 17A and Ladner Trunk Road: Police attended a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The victim was struck after the driver lost control when making a left turn onto Ladner Trunk Road. Slippery road conditions are believed to have played a part in this incident. Victim sustained minor injuries. • June 30, 8:37 p.m., 55B Street and Ladner Trunk Road: Complainant reported his bike was stolen from a bus stop where it had been left unlocked. • July 2, 7:10 p.m., Georgia and Chisholm streets: Police were called to park after a report of people smoking and listening to loud music. All parties apologized for the loud music and agreed to pack up their belongings.

Property crime down by 9% this year IAN JACQUES i j a c q u e s @ d e l t a - o p t i m i s t .co m

Total property offences continue to drop in Delta. According to Delta Police Department stats for April, which were released at the June Delta police board meeting, total property offences are down nine per cent year to date. “We are very happy with the way property offences are going,” said police Chief Neil Dubord. “With our new systems and what we are doing, I’m hopeful that will continue to trend downward.” In the past year, Delta police have stepped up awareness campaigns urging the public to remove valuables from their vehicles. Dubord said the message is getting across as theft from vehicles was down 28 per cent in April. “It’s time to commend the public for taking action and for being a partner in helping make our community safer.”


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TED MURPHY

t’s definitely a case of love over money. More than 200 cyclists will descend on our fair city tomorrow as the 18th edition of the Tour de Delta once again kicks off BC Superweek, Canada’s biggest road cycling series. Riders from throughout North America and beyond are about to embark on a grueling sequence, competing in nine races over 10 days on a two-wheeled tour of Greater Vancouver. Superweek boasts a total prize purse of $140,000, which at first blush sounds like a lot of money, but when you start to crunch the numbers, or compare them to other sports, you soon come to the realization that the spandexclad guys and girls who will be racing around our streets are doing so because they really love their sport. For its part, the Tour de Delta offers a purse of $25,000, but when you consider that total is divided by three races, and that each of those races has a men’s and women’s division, it’s pretty clear that no one, not even those who cross the finish line first, are getting rich here. Given its date on the calendar, it’s hard not to compare the Lower Mainland cycling series with the annual free agent frenzy that takes place in both the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association in early July. The big prize in the NHL this year was John Tavares, who left Long Island to go back home to Toronto, signing a seven-year, $77-million contract with the Maple Leafs. If you do the math, Tavares will, in one game, make roughly what the 200plus cyclists will be divvying up over the 10 days of BC Superweek. At least it will take Tavares a whole game to make that kind of money whereas LeBron James will have accomplished that trick early in the second quarter of his first game with the L.A. Lakers next season. It’s hard to compare cycling with hockey or basketball, and no one’s going to confuse BC Superweek with the Tour de France, but it should be noted there are some pretty accomplished cyclists racing in these parts. Superweek features its share of riders who have competed in Olympics, world championships and even the grand tours of Europe, so there’s always some serious talent in the field. Unfortunately, the pay doesn’t necessarily reflect that reality.

Voters have an opportunity to modernize our democracy

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e don’t all have the ability to get out there and advocate, but we do have a voice with our vote. Those who think their vote doesn’t matter are going to have a chance to change that this fall with a mail-in ballot and your answer to one or two questions. When you look at what’s happening south of the border and in Ontario, it should raise a few red flags. In Ontario last month, Doug Ford got a majority with only 40 per cent of the vote, meaning 60 per cent of voters came away empty handed. The current method for protecting our democracy is outdated and under siege. What with gerrymandering (boundary changes), big money lobbying from corporations and unions, conspiracy theories and campaigns smearing the competition, which are all in the current first-past-the-post system, it’s no wonder our voters are jaded and turnouts are low. But hang in there because change-is-a-comin’. Limits are already in place to cap donations and from where they came. People are sick of the mud slinging tactics against candidates, bullying by majority governments and MLAs being forced to vote the party line rather than what’s best for their constituents. I consider myself a modern kind of gal so I’ll be voting yes for

Community Comment ML BURKE

proportional representation (PR). Here’s why: It’s fairer because your vote will count, unless your party of choice is an extreme longshot that gets less than five per cent. This is good for keeping out the extremists and it also makes it more difficult, but not impossible, to form a majority government. We’ve had enough of those over the years giving all the power to one side, then the pendulum swings back to the other side where they dismantle what the previous gang did. It’s a dysfunctional, expensive and adversarial system. The PR system actually reflects the popular vote. Decisions function through collaboration and compromise to resolve important issues. Kind of like the NDP and Greens are doing right now. Although rumour has it that the BC Greens are holding the NDP hostage on issues, it’s not true.

Site C Dam was opposed by the Greens, yet the NDP still voted for it. New Zealand’s prime minister was not initially in favour of a PR system, but 10 years later she says it’s wonderful and there’s no going back. They have the MMP system, which we are being offered as one of three choices in the fall. In New Zealand, everyone gets two votes: one for your local representative and one for your party of choice. I like that, plus we have a lot in common with the Kiwis. The point I’m trying to make come the fall is to mail in your vote. If you don’t know enough to answer the second part of the question, ignore it, but at least answer the more important first question. The first question will ask British Columbians whether they should adopt a proportional representation voting system. The second question will ask voters to rank their preferences of three proportional systems: dual member, mixed member or ruralurban member. (MMP will be my first choice.) It’s time we change to a PR system and rescue our fragile democracy before it’s too late. ML Burke retired from the health sector to work on issues such as affordable housing. She sits on the Delta Seniors Planning Team and the B.C. Seniors Advocate’s Advisory Council.


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Dog walking dilemma is matter of life and death

Editor: My wife and I have been married for 31 years. We forgot our wedding anniversary on June 6 this year until something on Netflix reminded us that evening, and we both looked at each other at the same time and laughed, realizing our lapse. We do a lot together, but one thing I have learned to keep to a minimum is walking the dog with my wife. My wife loves dogs. All dogs. I love our dog, but few others. Our dog walks are always continually interrupted by my wife stopping to talk with anyone we cross paths with who also has a dog. And long conversations usually follow. What’s your dog’s name? What kind of dog is he? How old is he? And

so on. And I have absolutely no interest. I find myself sometimes doing what I can to avoid the interaction. But that doesn’t stop my wife. I swear she has a built-in tracking system which hones in on anyone in the area with a dog. Ironically, I don’t think our dog cares that much. He gives his new acquaintance a quick sniff (the other dog, just to clarify) but then is on to other interests. As a result, my wife and I don’t walk our dog together as much anymore. However, I recently watched a TED Talk which has made me reconsidering my strategy. It was a fascinating talk about the 10 leading activities that will extend one’s life. As you would expect, reduc-

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Members of the Ladner Baptist Church will soon be on a mission of hope and giving back, but before they leave they need a little help from the community. A team of 14 will be heading to Salima, Malawi from July 21 to Aug. 11 to work with Cornerstone Ministries, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of impoverished children. Cornerstone Ministries was founded by former Malawian police officer Danneck Falinya, who was frustrated by the cycle of poverty and crime that he witnessed in the lives of local children. He left the police force and obtained a degree in education before starting Cornerstone. Ladner Baptist Church began a partnership with Cornerstone in 2016. “We were impressed that this was a program envisioned, built and operated by Malawians,” said Courtnay Sommerfield, who is one of the coordinators of the upcoming trip. Cornerstone’s first program was an after-school initiative to help kids with homework. It grew from 20 kids attending daily to 300 in the first week, partly because it provides chil-

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The Ladner Baptist Church team is pictured with Cornerstone Ministries founder Danneck Falinya, who visited Ladner in April to help locals prepare for their upcoming trip. Pictured are (back row from left) Bé Wassink, Emma Wassink, Anna Wassink, Shaun Bidulka, Heather Wassink, Betty Cristofoli and Curtis Fast. Front row from left: Kristin Kirkegaard, Danielle Hixt, Claire Bidulka, Megan Tourigny, Leanne Hughes, Danneck Falinya and Hannah Naysmith. Missing is Kylie Brind. dren with a hot meal or snack. For many of them, it’s the only food they receive in a day. In 2016 Cornerstone Ministries opened Cornerstone Christian high school, which has grown steadily and will have full classes for grades 9 to 11 in September. The church has been sending money to support the after-school program for the past two years, but now that it has a team going there, it’s looking to bring supplies. Sommerfield took to social media a few weeks ago and has been flooded with offers of donations of suitcases, travel toiletries, adult flip-flops and soccer

balls. She said they are hoping to collect more flip-flops (sizes 3 to 8) and disposable menstrual pads to take along as well as more suitcases to pack everything. “The community has already been so supportive of Cornerstone through our bottle drive early in May. The response has been heartwarming and is so appreciated,” she said. The church is also collecting monetary donations for the after-school program, which costs about $2,400 a month to operate. The church is hoping to raise enough money for at least one month worth of food.

Heather Wassink, who is one of 14 going on the trip, said everyone is excited about the opportunity. “Some are a bit more nervous than others about heading to Africa, but it’s a very safe place and Cornerstone has good relationships in the community, so we are not concerned about safety,” Wassink said. “Many have been on trips such as this in the past.” She said all team members have made financial donations themselves. If you would like to donate to Ladner Baptist for the trip, email rcsommerfield@gmail.com. Deadline to accept donations is July 14.

University hearing study seeks participants. Connect Hearing, with hearing researcher Professor Kathy Pichora-Fuller at the University of Toronto, seeks participants who are over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids for a hearing study investigating factors that can influence better hearing. All participants will have a hearing test provided at no charge and if appropriate, the clinician may discuss hearing rehabilitation options including hearing aids. Qualifying participants may also receive a demo of the latest hearing technology. The data collected from this study will be used to further our understanding of hearing loss and improve life-changing hearing healthcare across Canada. Why participate in the hearing study? Hearing problems typically result from damage to the ear and researchers have spent decades trying to

with hearing loss and how new solutions could help these people take action sooner and live life more fully.

understand the biology behind hearing loss. More importantly, researchers now realize the need to better understand how hearing loss affects your everyday life*. In this new hearing study, Professor Pichora-Fuller and her team are trying to find out how people learn to live

If you are over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids, you can register to be a part of this new hearing study† by calling: 1.888.242.4892 or visiting connecthearing.ca/hearing-study. * Pichora-Fuller, M. K. – 2016). How social psychological factors may modulate auditory and cognitive functioning during listening. Ear and Hearing, 37, 92S-100S. † Study participants must be over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids. No fees and no purchase necessary. Registered under the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. VAC, WCB accepted. 1. Cruickshanks, K. L., Wiley, T. L., Tweed, T. S., Klein, B. E. K., Klein, R, Mares-Perlman, J. A., & Nondahl, D. M. – 1998). Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. Am. J. Epidemiol. 148 – 9), 879-886. 2. National Institutes of Health. – 2010).

It is estimated that 46% of people aged 45 to 87 have some degree of hearing loss1, but most do not seek treatment right away. In fact, the average person with hearing loss will wait ten years before seeking help2.This is because at the beginning stages of hearing loss people often find they can “get by” without help, however as the problem worsens this becomes increasingly harder to do. For some people this loss of clarity is only a problem at noisy restaurants or in the car, but for others it makes listening a struggle throughout the entire day. By studying people who have difficulty hearing in noise or with television, we hope to identify key factors impacting these difficulties and further understand their influence on the treatment process.


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Foundation presents pair of scholarships this year

The Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s annual scholarship presentation had a pair of winners this year. The foundation presented the Robert T. Reynolds Scholarship for the 22nd year as well as the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation Scholarship for the first time. South Delta Secondary student Helen Lord received the $1,500 Robert T. Reynolds scholarship. Lord, who excels in academics and has also been highly involved in many school and community clubs, plans to attend Queen’s University to pursue a bachelor of science

on her path to becoming a surgeon. The scholarship is presented annually in recognition of Reynolds’ dedicated efforts to have a hospital built in Delta. The scholarship is open to all Grade 12 students residing in Delta who intend to undertake post-secondary education. The $1,500 Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation Scholarship was awarded to North Delta Secondary student Monika Sindhu. A top scholar who has held various leadership positions, including student council president, Sindhu is also co-chair of the debating team and has volunteered countless

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It’s hard to believe that in communities such as Delta there are residents who go to bed with an empty stomach. The Delta Food Coalition is a network of community groups working together to address local food security issues. Its goals are to decrease hunger, improve nutritional health and increase local food sustainability. The coalition takes on these challenges through several programs that focus on the issues of nutrition, health and obesity, food waste and distribution, and poverty. “To achieve food security for all, every individual must have access to healthy, nutritious food. It must be based on an equitable, regenerative food system that builds


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Community

It’s darn near impossible to ignore World Cup

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BARBARA GUNN

I gather there’s some soccer thing going on right now. I gather that it’s big. This is not because I am voluntarily tuning in to watch. When I tune in, I tend to watch other things.

Like Hell’s Kitchen, say. Or Fixer Upper. Or the weather channel. No, I gather there’s some big soccer thing going on because all the televisions at my workplace are dialed in, thankfully with the volume turned down, and the colleagues are watching non-stop and hooting it up whenever the ball goes in the net. This, I am assuming, is the objective of the game. Some of my colleagues have also been wearing jerseys emblazoned with the names of different countries, which leads me to believe this soccer thing is some kind of interna-

tional event. But that’s just a guess on my part. I also can’t help but conclude that there’s some big soccer thing happening whenever I’ve been at the local pub lately. Think the manager has opted to air something that yours truly might find riveting? Like Jeopardy, say? Not a chance. It’s soccer, soccer, soccer. Most of the patrons, I must say, have appeared to be really into this soccer thing. They’ve been cheering along with great gusto, and getting particularly excited whenever one particular guy takes to the field. What’s his name

anyway? Is it Rudolpho? Donaldo? Whatever. I gather that he’s good. I gather he gets the ball in the net a lot. I have also noticed something else about this soccer thing. Whenever I watch — and again, I have no choice, since it’s everywhere I go —it strikes me that the players tend to be, well, really, really, really emotional people. There isn’t a shrinking violent among them. I mean, whenever a player does the ball-inthe-net thing, he becomes super, super excited. He might run around in circles or go down on his

Horsing Around in Delta Tips For Prospective Horse Owners

Children often dream of waking up one morning and finding their own horse or pony in their yards. Some people are able to make this dream a reality and own these beautiful animals. Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labourintensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions. Breed The first to consider when mulling horse ownership is the breed. If you are unfamiliar with horses, it is best to research different breeds online and visit horse breeders and owners. Perhaps workers at a stable or farm nearby can guide your choice. There also are forums devoted to horses and care. Some recommended breeds for first-time owners include quarter horses, paints, and morgans. However, all horses are individuals and may have their own unique personality traits. Acreage and housing Horses are large animals and will need room to exercise and roam. They require a corral or pasture to stretch their legs, so a potential horse owner will need a relatively large property to give a horse the space it needs. In addition to the corral, the horse will require a shelter from the elements.A shed or stable should be at least 10 to 12 feet in both width and length. The height of the stable should be a minimum of 8 feet. This stable will provide shelter in both the cold and heat. When establishing a pasture, be sure it is fenced in with a highly visible fence that is tall enough so that the horse cannot easily jump it. The fence should be clearly visible so the horse does not mistakenly try to go through it, risking entanglement or injury. Feeding The average saddle horse weighs roughly 1,000 pounds if not more. The animal can eat anywhere from 17 to 26 pounds of feed per day. Feed is a combination of grain, hay and pasture, but salt also should be made available to the horse. If the weather prevents grazing, supplemental hay will be needed. Keep in mind hay bails can weigh up to 85 pounds. They also will take up considerable space. This is something that needs to be factored into the space requirement for a horse.

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Delta shows its patriotic side

Canada Day celebrations held once again at Diefenbaker Park and Kirkland House

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Delta residents put on their red and white, including Mayor Lois Jackson (left), to celebrate the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 151st birthday Sunday at a pair of events in South Delta. The Lions Club hosted a party at Diefenbaker Park in Tsawwassen, while Kirkland House hosted Ladnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration. See more photos at www.delta-optimist.com.


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Community

Volunteer facilitators needed for dementia support groups

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Help break a world record for the most kids coding on a single day at a Moonhackathon at local libraries. The goal of Moonhack is to get as many kids as possible coding around the world on Friday, July 20, a date commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing. This moon-themed project starts at 1 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library and 3:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. It is for kids between the ages of eight and 12 who are learning to code or want to practice block coding using Scratch. No experience is necessary. Registration is required, so call or visit the library to register. The libraries have a limited number of computers available so if you have a laptop, bring it along. Moonhack, in partnership with Kids Code Jeunesse, promotes digital literacy and the importance of coding.


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2018

JULY 6, 7 & 8

Special Section


A18 The Delta Optimist July 5, 2018

Tour de Delta

Tour de Delta North Delta Criterium, Friday, July 6, 2018 Intersections Affected

Full Road Closure

Route

From/To

84 Avenue (full closure)

112 Street 114 Street

83 Avenue

112 Street 114 Street

112 Street

83 Avenue 84 Avenue

4:30pm-9:30pm

114 Street

83 Avenue 84 Avenue

4:30pm-9:30pm

2:00pm-9:30pm 112A Street & Greenhill Place

4:30pm-9:30pm

Please Note: Entry and egress for local traffic to surrounding streets will be facilitated as needed.

Tour de Delta Ladner Criterium, Saturday, July 7, 2018 Route

From/To

Partial Closure

Full Road Closure

Delta Street

Chisholm Street 48 Avenue

12:00am

1:00pm-9:30pm

Trenant Street

Delta Street Elliott Street

12:00pm

1:00pm-9:15pm

Bridge Street

Delta Street Elliott Street

1:00pm

2:00pm-9:15pm

48 Avenue

Delta Street Elliott Street

2:30pm

3:00pm-9:15pm

Elliott Street

Chisholm Street 48 Avenue

3:00pm

3:30pm-9:15pm

Chisholm Street

Delta Street Elliott Street

3:00pm

3:30pm-9:15pm

Tour de Delta White Spot Road Race, Tsawwassen Sunday, July 8, 2018 • Short delays only and entry and egress for local traffic will be facilitated as needed

Route

From/To

Intersections Affected

53 Street Southbound

7A Avenue 6 Avenue

Cambridge Ct, Spetifore Cr

6 Avenue Westbound

53 Street Milsom Wynd

52 St

Milsom Wynd Southbound

6 Avenue 4 Avenue

Erin Way, 5 Ave, Kerry Dr, Shannon Way, Galway Dr, Kilkenny Dr

4 Avenue Eastbound

Milsom Wynd 52 Street

N/A

52 Street Southbound

4 Avenue 2 Avenue

2A Ave

2 Avenue Westbound

52 Street English Bluff Road

Murphy Dr W, 49 St

English Bluff Road Northbound

2 Avenue 12 Avenue

3 Ave, 300 Blk T. Beach Rd, 4 Ave, 400 Blk T. Beach Rd, 5 Ave, 6 Ave, Glenwood Dr, 7A Ave, English Bluff Ct, 800 Blk T. Beach Rd, 8A Ave, Wesley Dr, Gale Dr

12 Avenue Eastbound

English Bluff Road Bayview Drive

N/A

Bayview Drive Southbound

12 Avenue 8A Avenue

11A Ave, Wilmington Dr, 10A Ave, Kadota Dr

8A Avenue Eastbound

Bayview Drive 53 Street

Underhill Dr, 50B St, 51 St, 51A St, 52 St, 52A St

53 Street Southbound

8A Avenue 6 Avenue

7A Ave, Cambridge Ct, Spetifore Cr

6 Avenue Eastbound

53 Street Gilchrist Drive

Spetifore Cr, 54 St, 55A St

Gilchrist Drive Northbound

6 Ave 8A Avenue

6A Ave, 7 Ave, Gilchrist Pl, 7B Ave

8A Avenue Eastbound

Gilchrist Drive 56 Street

55A St

56 Street Northbound

8A Avenue 12 Avenue

9 Ave, 10 Ave, 11 Ave, 11A Ave

12 Avenue Eastbound

56 Street Morris Crescent

Ferguson Road, Hunter Road, Fairview Views Wynd, Jackson Way

Morris Crescent Northbound

12 Avenue Gillespie Road

N/A

Gillespie Road Northbound

Morris Crescent 16 Avenue

Enderby Rd, Farrell Ave, Vardon Pl

16 Avenue Westbound

Gillespie Road 53A Street

57 St, 56 St, 55A St, 55 St

53A Street Southbound

16 Avenue 8A Avenue

Upland Dr, Windsor Cr, 53A St, Saratoga Dr, Belair Dr, Camaro Dr, 12 Ave, 11A Ave, 10A Ave, 10 Ave, 9A Ave, 9 Ave

53 Street Southbound

8A Avenue 7A Avenue

N/A

Traffic Delays (Approx)

8:30am-4:30pm

Allthreecommunitiesto host races this weekend

Here’s a look at the three races that make up this weekend’s Tour de Delta: • The weekend begins on Friday evening with the North Delta Criterium. Having replaced the raceagainst-the-clock prologue and the hill climb prior to that, the North Delta crit has become a hit with fans as riders can reach speeds up to 70 km/h on a downhill section of the 1.2-kilometre course. The women will complete 35 laps, while the men will do 40 laps of the circuit that starts and fin-

ishes on 84th Avenue, just west of 114th Street. • Saturday evening’s Ladner Criterium will see riders tackle a 900-metre loop on the streets of Ladner Village with the start/finish line on Delta Street near Bridge Street. The women will do 45 laps of the course while the men will do 60, meaning they will zip by every minute or so. Riders can reach speeds of up to 60 km/h during the criterium, making the colourful peleton a blur as it goes by. A prime, a race within the race for a cash

prize, adds to the excitement. • The weekend concludes on Sunday with the marathon-like White Spot | Delta Road Race in Tsawwassen. The start and finish lines will once again be at Dennison Park, and with the course divided into two separate loops, it will see riders pass by the park every eight minutes. What used to be the third stage of the Tour de Delta, the road race is now run as a one-day International Cycling Union-sanctioned event.

New partnership sees Beedie become presenting sponsor

The City of Delta has announced a major partnership giving Beedie presenting sponsorship rights for the 2018 Tour de Delta. The event will now be known as the Tour de Delta presented by Beedie. The partnership marks the beginning of a new sponsorship era for the Tour de Delta as Beedie is the first presenting sponsor in the event’s 18-year history. “Having Beedie on board as presenting sponsor is exciting and significant for the Tour de Delta,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “Community support and sponsorship are a huge part of putting on an event of this caliber. Beedie’s commitment as our presenting sponsor shows their passion and dedication, and we are thrilled to have them on as an integral sponsor.” Founded in 1954, Beedie is an owner and

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Beedie Development Group vice president Jason Tonin and Delta Mayor Lois Jackson come together to announce a new sponsorship deal. developer of industrial and residential real estate, including mixed-use projects. It is now the largest private industrial land owner, developer

and landlord in Metro Vancouver, having completed 21 million square feet of new construction throughout B.C. and Alberta.


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Tour de Delta

Riders to go wheel-to-wheel for glory Over 200 cyclists will battle it out on the streets of Delta in three races this weekend

More than 200 professional cyclists from throughout North America and beyond will be going wheel-to-wheel on the streets of Delta this weekend in the annual Tour de Delta. With $25,000 in prize money up for grabs over three races, the Tour de Delta kicks off BC Superweek, Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series. “Year after year, the communities of North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen are incredibly welcoming to all the teams and cyclists to open BC Superweek,” said BC Superweek series director Mark Ernsting. “It’s also wonderful to see the collaboration between the City of Delta, local businesses and community members continues to grow year after year with the Tour de Delta.” The Tour de Delta includes criteriums on Friday in North Delta and Saturday in Ladner,

FILE PHOTO

Sunday’s White Spot | Delta Road Race will be a test of endurance on the streets of Tsawwassen. concluding with the UCIsanctioned White Spot | Delta Road Race on Sunday in Tsawwassen. “For almost 20 years, Tour de Delta has attracted cyclists and spectators from Canada and around the world,” said Delta

Mayor Lois Jackson. “It is a significant summer attraction for our community and acts as an excellent ambassador for sport.” The UCI-sanctioned White Spot | Delta Road Race offers fans and aspiring cyclists an up close

opportunity to see elite professional athletes represent their countries. The men and women wearing the Team Canada jersey on Sunday will look to accumulate points with an eye on international competition like the World

Championships and Olympic Games. “The White Spot | Delta Road Race is an incredible chance to see teams and cyclists who have come from all over Canada, the United States and around the world to compete,”

said Ernsting. “It’s the only UCI-certified road race in British Columbia and we’re thrilled to have it as part of the Tour de Delta and BC Superweek.” BC Superweek features nine races over 10 days throughout the region.

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MAPS & SCHEDULE NORTH DELTA CRITERIUM FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 CRITERIUM ROUTE START / FINISH: 84th Avenue @ 114th Street, North Delta

12:00 pm

Road closures begin

5:15 pm

Full road closures in effect for race route

5:45 pm

ND Kids Criterium 6-8 yrs - 83rd Avenue (1/2 lap)

5:50 pm

ND Kids Criterium 9-11 yrs - 84th Avenue (1 lap)

6:30 pm

START - Pro Women’s Criterium Race - 48 km (40 laps x 1.2 km)

7:40 pm

START - Pro Men’s Criterium Race - 54 km (45 laps x 1.2 km)

8:45 pm

Award presentations - Pro Women & Men

9:30 pm

Roads re-open

WHITE SPOT ROAD RACE

LADNER CRITERIUM SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 3:45 pm 4:00 pm 4:15 pm 4:30 pm 5:10 pm 5:50 pm 5:55 pm 6:15 pm 7:10 pm 7:25 pm 8:30 pm 8:40 pm 9:15 pm 9:30 pm

Road closures begin Full road closures in effect for race route Ladner Kids Criterium under 6 yrs – Delta Street (Chisholm to Bridge) Ladner Kids Criterium 6-8 yrs – Delta Street (1 lap) Ladner Kids Criterium 9-11 yrs – Delta Street (2 laps) Youth Race 12-15 yrs - 48 Ave - 20 minutes START - Men’s Cat 3, 4 Criterium Race - 30 minutes + 5 laps Finish - Men’s Cat 3, 4 Criterium Race Award Presentations - Men’s Cat 3, 4 START - Pro Women’s Criterium Race - 45km (50 laps x 0.9 km) Finish - Pro Women’s Criterium Race START - Pro Men’s Criterium Race - 54 km (60 laps x 0.9 km) Finish - Pro Men’s Criterium Race Award Presentations - Pro Women & Men Partial road re-opening Roads re-open

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018 UCI ROAD RACE START / FINISH: Dennison Park, 755 53rd Street, Tsawwassen

6:30 am 8:30 am 9:30 am 12:00 pm 12:15 pm 12:45 pm 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 2:55 pm 4:30 pm 4:40 pm 4:45 pm

Road closures begin Road closures, marshals positioned and Women’s caravan staged START - Women’s UCI 1.2 Race - 103.6 km (8 laps x 12.95 km) Approximate finish of Women’s Road Race Award Presentations - Women Road closures, marshals positioned and Men’s caravan staged START - Men’s UCI 1.2 Race - 155.4 km (12 laps x 12.95 km) Tsawwassen Kids Race 6-8 yrs (Dennison Park - 2 laps) Tsawwassen Kids Race 9-11 yrs (Dennison Park - 4 laps) Approximate finish of Men’s Road Race Award Presentations - Men Road re-opens (except start / finish area)


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Congratulations to all Participants in the Tour de Delta!

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Wishing everyone a fantastic Tour de Delta weekend. See you there!

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Tour de Delta

Two community festivals add to the weekend’s fun

There’s more to the Tour de Delta than just cycling as the weekend includes a pair of community festivals. The North Delta Community Festival, held in conjunction with the North Delta Criterium on Friday evening, and the South Delta Community Festival, held as part of the White Spot | Delta Road Race in Tsawwassen on Sunday, add another dimension to the cycling weekend. Set to run from 5 to 9 p.m. on the grounds of Richardson Elementary (11339-83rd Ave.), the Friday fest will be a celebration of North Delta sport, recreation and culture, and provide an opportunity to try a variety of sports and experience Delta. Other activities include a Kids Zone, entertainers, food vendors, face painting and more. Sunday’s festival, which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dennison Park (755-53rd St.), offers fam-

FILE PHOTO

There will be festivals in North Delta on Friday and Tsawwassen on Sunday. ily fun as well as a great view of the finish line. It will include a Kids Zone, interactive displays from local groups, food vendors,

entertainers and more. Both festival sites will have a big screen so you don’t miss any of the cycling action.


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Tour de Delta

Youngsters get their turn on race courses

In Ladner Village on Youngsters will get Saturday, there will be opportunities to warm up events for three different the courses for the pros age groups, including a as there will be events for new one for those under the younger set held in six who will ride the finconjunction with all three ishing straightaway along Tour de Delta races this Delta Street at 3:45 p.m. weekend. There will be a Kids Crit Six- to eight-year-olds will make one (short for loop of the criterium) 900-metre on Friday course at 4 and p.m., while Saturday the older aftergroup will noons. do two full Once the loops begincourses ning at 4:15 are closed p.m. to traffic, A but prior Tsawwassen to the Kids Race eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FILE PHOTO races, A youth race will be held in will be held at Dennison children Ladner Saturday for 12- to Park on will be 15-year-olds. Sunday given an afternoon. opportuSix- to eight-year-olds nity to take a spin in the will be on the circuit at non-competitive events. 2:30 p.m., while nine- to In North Delta on 11-year-olds will begin at Friday, six- to eight-year2:55 p.m. olds will start at 5:45 p.m. A youth race will also and cover a half-kilometre be held in Ladner for 12course; nine- to 11-yearto 15-year-olds. The race olds get going at 5:50 p.m. begins at 4:30 p.m. and and will make one lap of will see the young cyclists the 1.2-kilometre loop.

FILE PHOTO

A Kids Crit will be held in Ladner Village Saturday afternoon prior to the evening racing. There will be events for three different age groups, including a new one for those under six. ride the Ladner Criterium course for 20 minutes. All events are free.

Helmets are mandatory and bikes must be in safe working condition.

Registration for the youth race can be done at www.bcsuperweek.ca; reg-

istration for the others can be done at www.delta.ca or by calling 604-952-3000.

TOUR DE DELTA

For full event details, visit TourdeDelta.com


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Tour de Delta

B.C. Superweek features nine races over 10 days

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The Giro di Burnaby, a criterium on the streets of Burnaby Heights, is the sixth of nine races in this year’s B.C. Superweek. It takes place on Thursday, July 12. crowds in excess of 20,000, the race boasts the highest one-day prize purse for a Canadian criterium. The Giro di Burnaby, a criterium on the streets of Burnaby Heights, is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, while the Poco Grand Prix

takes place Friday, July 13. B.C. Superweek concludes with the Tour de White Rock, which includes the Choices Markets Criterium on Saturday, July 14 and the Westminster Savings Road Race on Sunday, July 15.

Best of Luck to all off this year’s participants in the Tour de Delta from FRPD

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The Tour de Delta kicks off B.C. Superweek, one of the most prestigious professional road cycling series in North America. Superweek features nine races over 10 days throughout the Lower Mainland and offers over $140,000 in official prize money. The series gets rolling this weekend with the three-race Tour de Delta, which includes the North Delta Criterium on Friday evening, the Ladner Criterium on Saturday evening and the White Spot | Delta Road Race on Sunday in Tsawwassen. Riders get a day off on Monday before a grueling stretch of six races in six days begins on Tuesday, July 10 with the New West Grand Prix, the most recent addition to the cycling series. That is followed by the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix on Wednesday, July 11. One of the most historic cycling events in North America with


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South Delta Senior Secondary The Dry Grad committee and students of the Grad class of 2018 thank all of the supporters and volunteers for a successful evening. A great time was had by all involved.

Air Canada

Harris Nurseryland

South Delta Integrative Healthcare

Alfa Restaurant

Home Building Centre

South Street Burger

Bass Pro Shops

Keg Restaurants Ltd

Southside Flooring & Rugs

Bay Nails

Lon McLean

Spa Vilamoura

Beach Grove Golf Club

Mainland Bobcat

Beach Grove Laser

Mastermind Toys

Starbucks

Caposhie

Meridian Meats

Chateau Victoria (Yvonne Kemeny)

Natural Comfort Wellness Centre

Cleanway Carpet Cleaners

Oxygen Tsawwassen

Cliff Drive PAC

Pizza Hut Tsawwassen

Dairy Queen

Pro Hockey Life

David Lane Office Furniture

Pinnacle Hotels

Dollar Store and More

Reflex Nutrition Supplements

Doug Doricich

Ricky Smith

Dr. Ian Lomness

Rona Tsawwassen

Dulux Paints

Rose & Crown

Delta Optimist

Roy’s Restaurant

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill

E-COMM

Saks Fifth Ave - Off 5th

Vancouver Giants

Eddie Bauer

Scott Reid Plumbing & Heating

White Spot

English Bluff PAC

Scott Stewart

Whole Foods

Greg & Healther Knight

7-11 Tsawwassen

Woods Coffee

Sunnyside Nursery Synergy Hair & Beauty TACTIX Gym - Andrea Colter TBK Message Therapy Thai Issan The Village Clinic Tommy Hilfiger Tsawwassen Mills Tsawwassen Springs Pro Shop Tsawwassen Wellness Centre


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Community

Competing is in our blood

A Warm and Joyful welcome to...

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

4960 – 48th Ave., Ladner Phone: 604-946-6254 www.ladnerunited.org

3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-4522 3:30 pm

Daily Mass - Chapel Monday to Saturday at 9 am Weekend Masses - Church Saturday at 5 pm Sunday at 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm

SUNDAY - 10:30 AM 10:00 am

1710Coffee 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC & Friendship

(South Delta Artists’ Guild Arts Gallery) am (next 10:30 to SD Rec Centre)

WORSHIP & GROWTH Rev. Danielle Martell 604-613-8432

Contemporary & Traditional danielle@standrewsdeltabc.org Music www.standrewsdeltabc.org

The Rev. Jim Short 10:00 am

We Welcome Closed forYou Worship service the Summer to Join Us!

We Welcome You to Join Us!

WEDNESDAY - 7:30 PM Prayer & Bible Study

www.ladnergospelassembly.com

Ladner Christian Reformed Church www.ladnergospelassembly.com

EVERYONE WELCOME English Sunday 9:00am Mandarin Sunday 9:00am

8440 Williams Road Richmond, BC www.lds.org Meditation on the Ladner ChristianAPostures Fellowship of Faith: Ascension

It was very good! Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare SundayService Service at Sunday at10:00 10:00am am + Nursery & Children Services

Welcomes You Come worship with us Sunday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m.

The Rich Man’s Brothers Luke 16:19-31 Guest Pastor: Len Batterink 4594 – 54A Street, Ladner, B.C. 604-946-7033 email: office@ladnercrc.com visit our website: www.ladnercrc.com

活泉華人基督教會 主日崇拜 周日早上 10:30 周五 : 英文班 10 / 查經班 早上/ 11:30 周五 :早上 英文班 早上 10

4594 -查經班 54A Street, (Ladner) 早上CRC 11:30

福音團契 3 月 23 日 (周五) 5:45 Ladner CRC, 4594 – 54A下午 Street,

TSWA 5575-6 AveLadner (夾 56 St, Lutheran Church)

Tel: 604-337-0272 或 778-878-6699

+ Nursery & Children Services Sr. Pastor: Danny Stebeck

This weekend cyclists from all over the world compete in the Tour de Delta. It is awe-inspiring to watch these athletes racing at breakneck speed through all of Delta, working as teams, but also pushing themselves to the limit as individuals. What is it that drives us to compete? Why put yourself through the hours of grueling training, riding thousands of kilometres on tiny saddles and spaghetti-thin tires? There seems to be hardwired in us a desire to improve, to get better, to be the best. If you have siblings, or have spent time on a school playground, or watch a baby struggling to roll over, you know this com-

Benediction St. David’s Anglican Church Lutheran Church www.stdavidsdelta.com

Sunday

OWNER/APPLICANT:

HOL ENTERPRISES LTD. 5357 Hazel Court Delta, BC V4K 4G9

LOCATION:

4926 Delta Street (as shown on the map below and marked “Subject Property”)

PURPOSE:

To permit the retail sales of furniture, home accessories, antiques, paintings and books on the subject property for a three-year period.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the Temporary Use Permit, detailed maps and other relevant information and regulations may be inspected at the office of the Community Planning and Development Department, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC, (604-946-3380) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., and Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from July 5, 2018 to July 16, 2018, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. Interested parties have the opportunity to provide written comments regarding the proposal at this time. Comments are to be received on or before 12:00 noon, Monday, July 16, 2018. Comments should be referred to: Mayor and Council City of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604-946-3390 Email: mayor-council@delta.ca

8:00 am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 10:00 am - Multigenerational Service with Communion

9am Sunday Worship Service

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(Book of Alternative Services) Pastor Thomas Keeley 1115 - 51a Street, Delta, BC (cul-de-sac at 51a Street and 10a Avenue) Tel: (604) 943 4737

am

Seeking peace in all our relations with God, ourselves, others, and creation.

“All are warmly welcomed to worship with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.” For summer youth activities, please visit our website.

EVERY SUNDAY 10 am

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petitive spirit starts early. Competing is in our blood. I would argue this inborn passion for growth and improvement is behind healthy human development and advancement in any field. The Apostle Paul showed this same compet-

Details of the Temporary Use Permit are as follows:

Sunday 10:30 service

Ladner Baptist Church

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, at a meeting of City Council of City of Delta to commence at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the City Hall, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC, Delta City Council will consider a resolution to issue TEMPORARY USE PERMIT LU008715.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSAL TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT (LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT SECTIONS 492 AND 493)

Pasters: Danny Youth Stebeck, Nick Dustin Osborne & Devon Martinsen Pastor: Huguet

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Minister’s Minute

itive drive in his spiritual life, constantly pushing for a new personal best. He had given up everything in order to know Jesus better, but wasn’t satisfied with his progress Using the analogy of athletics, he wrote: “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:13–14, NLT) What if those of us who claim to be followers of Jesus showed this same competitive drive in our spiritual lives?

City of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

www.delta.ca


Around Town Ladner Village Market season continues

LIFESTYLES

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Event to report? Contact Dave at dwillis@delta-optimist.com or 604-946-4451

The Ladner Village Market continues its season with another installment Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market, which features 160 artisan vendors each date, runs rain or shine along 48th Avenue between Delta and Elliott streets. The Hell’s Gate Blues Band will be providing entertainment on Sunday. See ladnervillagemarket.com for more.

Reenactment looking for participants

Love learning about local history? Want to try your hand at playing a character from the past? A historical reenactment of life in Delta during WWI, 1914-1918, to take place at Kirkland House in Ladner is seeking volunteer reenactors to play speaking and non-speaking roles on Sept. 28 and 29, 2018. You must be available for six to eight preparation workshops starting in mid-August. Contact project director Peg Keenleyside at peg. keenleyside@gmail.com for more information.

South Delta Jazz Festival

The South Delta Jazz Festival continues today through Saturday. There will be a faculty concert Friday at All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. See www.southdeltajazzfestival.com.

Tour the gardens of Point Roberts

The 15th Point Roberts Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 15. The self-guided tour will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 Cdn or $15 US per person. Tickets will also be available up to 2 p.m. on the day of the tour at the corner of Tyee Drive and McKenzie Way, about a block after crossing the border. For more details on these and other events, go to delta-optimist.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/TheDeltaOptimist

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Megan Newton and her kids Cole (left), Ayla and Bennett all take part in the South Delta Rocks painted rock treasure hunting group.

Rock hunting in South Delta New Facebook group looks to spread joy, positivity throughout community DAVE WILLIS

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new South Delta Facebook group is all about spreading some joy and positivity in the community. South Delta Rocks is a painted rock treasure hunting group that Ladner mom Megan Newton started last summer.

“We’re just looking to make people smile when they see our rocks,” she says. Members paint rocks and include the group’s name or hashtag on the back, post a photo of their creation on the Facebook page and then hide it in a public place. The post can include the area the rock has been placed in or clues for people to follow. “I give the area because

I want people to find my rocks, but you can get creative and leave clues so people can have a treasure hunt if you want it to be challenging for them,” says Newton. Once the rock is found, members can take a photo and post it on the group’s page and then re-hide the rock or keep it. “If you want to keep it, that’s great. If you want to re-hide it, that’s great too.”

Newton got the idea to start the group after reading an online article about similar groups popping up in Washington state. “[I] just started painting rocks, got my friends to join and it just kind of grew from there.” The local group now has over 100 members. It’s a fun activity that the whole family can take part in. Newton’s kids – Cole, 11, Bennett, 9, and Ayla,

5 – all take part. So far Lions Park and Maple Crescent Park have been popular hiding places for the painted rocks. A lot of trial and error goes into painting the rocks, Newton explains. “It’s just to have fun really, so you don’t have to be a super good artist,” she says with a laugh. Search for South Delta Rocks to find the group on Facebook.

Deas Divas members in Italy for Dragon Boat festival DAVE WILLIS

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Members of the local Deas Divas dragon boat team are in Florence, Italy to take part the IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. They will be taking part in the regatta as part of a composite team made up of members from the Lower Mainland-centered organization Abreast In A Boat’s six crews. Members are all women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “The support and comradery among teammates

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Deas Divas dragon boat paddlers are taking part in a regatta in Italy this weekend. is very special,” says Dr. Jean Buckley, a member of the local team. The International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission puts on a breast cancer survivors

participatory festival every four years. Nearly 130 teams from 17 countries will be taking part in this weekend’s event in Florence. Buckley notes this is

the third world event with the first taking place in Peterborough in 2010 and the second in Florida. She says Abreast In A Boat has sent a team to every world gathering so far and will

continue to do so. Buckley says their team is a mix of “veterans” and “newer members who have not had this amazing experience.” Abreast In A Boat has nearly 200 members. “We are a living symbol of hope and a vivid demonstration that there is life after diagnosis. Through the strenuous demands of dragon boat paddling we have learned that we can push the limits of our physical endurance and have fun doing it,” the group’s website states. For more visit www. abreastinaboat.com.


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Gordon Richard’s painting of Stir Coffee House in Ladner is one of 95 in the South Delta Artists Guild’s current show at Gallery 1710.

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South Delta Artists Guild members have captured the everyday in the current exhibit at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen. Summer Showcase, which is on view until July 22, features 95 paintings. A bird or animal, a flower, a scene, a vehicle

— all form a pattern we see in here in Delta and in our province as we scurry about each day. We see what the artist captures — and it makes us glad they have picked up a brush. We are so lucky to have people who take note of the beauty of things we pass by every day. Gordon Richard’s painting of Stir Coffee House in

Ladner was judged to be the best by the Optimist’s reader’s poll. It sparked a feeling of contentment and Richard recognized that special place, that warm ambiance and he captured the scene. The show can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday to Sunday. Gallery 1710 is at 171056th St.


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Try these stretches if you’re sitting a lot Well on Your Way P.J. WREN

Sitting has been termed the new smoking and I agree as I find myself sitting more and more for my online business. So what am I finding? The more I sit, the more I hurt. Not only does sitting affect our muscles and low back, it also influences our general health. Studies have found that people who sit for more than six hours a day have a 64 per cent increase in heart disease, are more at risk for certain types of cancers and are shaving off seven years of quality life. Not cool. To help offset all this sit-

ting we are doing, I recommend you make it a habit to get up and move around for at least five minutes for every 20 minutes of sitting, walk whenever possible (basically move your body as much as possible when you don’t have to sit), workout on a regular basis and perform the following stretches at least once a day: 1. Groin stretch with twist (Adductors, hamstring, hips, thoracic spine, shoulder, pecs) a. Start kneeling and place one leg out to your side. b. Keeping your back straight, lean forward and place both hands on the ground. c. Press the hips back while you rotate and reach the arm up that is on the same side as the straight leg. 2. Wall stretch (Hips, abdominals, lats and hamstring) a. Stand an arm’s length away from a wall. b. Lean into wall, while pressing the hips back. c. Keep your back

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Hip flexor stretch straight and lift one leg up. d. Bend that knee and guide it the opposite side of your body. 3. Hip flexor stretch (Hip flexor, abs and quadriceps) a. Prop your back foot up on a wall, or a chair. b. Step the other leg forward so your knee and ankle are in line. c. Contract the glute on the side that your leg is up, and sweep the arms up and extend back.

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join. The Knitting Sisters that 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 welcomed. For more information call Brenda 604868-6915 or e-mail brenda. ruby@icloud.com. Cyclists, if you would like to ride with others, meet at the Ladner Pioneer Library parking lot Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. The ride is especially suited for reasonably fit, mature cyclists but anyone is welcome. Contact Bob at 604943-1603 for more information. Delta Hospice Society offers a Drop-In Relaxation Circle, led by a music therapist, for those living with cancer or serious illness, as well as their family members and friends, every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner. Program is complimentary. The Canadian Lifeboat Institution is interviewing potential volunteers to serve as crew or support personnel for its Delta Lifeboat. Professional training is given in seamanship, navigation, medical, and search and rescue techniques. Contact John at 604-760-5218 for more information.

There is a Parkinson’s support group meeting Monday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. This group is for people living with Parkinson’s and/or the people who care for them. For more information call Gloria 604-948-0156.

Love the game of golf and want to join a ladies group? Kings Links Ladies play every Tuesday morning and are welcoming new members. The 2018 season goes until mid-October. Come out and enjoy fun competitions on a challenging course. For more information contact Jennifer at 604-946-4346 or j.ellen@telus.net.

Sign up for FVRL’s 2018 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone; Read to Me for (0 to Preschool), Kids (grades K to 6), Teens (grades 7 to 12) and Adults. Read for your chance to win prizes. Visit either the Ladner Pioneer Library or the Tsawwassen Library to

Ambassadors Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters meet every second and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Come listen to some amazing speeches and see if Toastmasters is for you. 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. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tsawwassen Library connect with other newshounds for News and Views to discuss current events in the news. Bring an article to share or discuss what turns up in the day’s papers. Do you want to talk about big ideas and learn from the greatest minds on the planet? Attend a TED Talks Discussion Group at the Tsawwassen Library on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is dedicated to spreading ideas and covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Listen to a pre-selected TED Talk and an open discussion will follow.

SENIORS KinVillage Travel has a Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts at Granville Island and a boat ride trip set for Thursday, Aug. 23. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-members. Call 604943-0225. Play golf? Join the McKee Golden Irons McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Friday mornings at Delta Golf Course (handicap system). Call Ken at 604-940-7498.

SPECIAL EVENTS Tour de Delta begins Friday with the North Delta Criterium (6:30 p.m. start for the women, 7:40 p.m. for the men) continues Saturday with the Ladner Criterium (with the start/finish line on Delta Street near Bridge Street/racing starts at 5:10 p.m.) and wraps up Sunday with the White Spot | Delta Road Race in Tsawwassen (Dennison Park serves as the start/finish line location, women start at 9:30 a.m.

while men start at 1 p.m.). Visit tourdedelta.ca for more. There are free weekend tours at Westshore Terminals July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 and 11 a.m. as well as 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Discover the inner workings of North America’s largest coal terminal, see some of the world’s largest coal machines and learn about Westshore’s environmental responsibility program. Call 604-946-3481 or 604-946-3483 to schedule a tour. SDSS Grad 1988. 30 Year Reunion! September 15 at Tsawwassen Tunnel Town Curling Club. Tickets at Eventbrite (search “SDSS”). Calling all fellow grads from the Delta Secondary class of 1968. A 50th reunion will be held Sept. 29 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Contact Barb at bwayte@ telus.net.

ARTS The South Delta Jazz Festival continues with concerts at noon today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Delta Community Music School. There will also be an open jam session at 7 p.m. tonight at Petras by L’Aromas. A faculty concert at All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and tickets are $10 at the door. It will feature performances from all the workshop faculty and will include original compositions and arrangements for the faculty ensemble. Mark your calendar to schedule weekly musical playdates with Loades of Music Concert Band. Adults with woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments meet Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church in Ladner. For more info email loadesofmusic@ gmail.com. The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, mail, drop off, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Tuesday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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Sports Shorts

SCOREBOARD LACROSSE WEST COAST SENIOR W L Coquitlam 9 3 Nanaimo 9 3 Victoria 8 4 Ladner 8 4 Langley 7 7 Royal City 5 10 Valley 0 13 Scores Nanaimo 12

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B.C. JUNIOR “A” LEAGUE Coquitlam 16 2 1 New West 14 4 0 Port Coquitlam 14 4 2 Victoria 12 6 1 Langley 9 8 1 Delta 5 14 0 Burnaby 2 16 1 Nanaimo 2 17 0 Scores Victoria 22

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B.C. JUNIOR “B” TIER ONE Victoria 14 2 1 Coquitlam 13 4 0 Maple Ridge 11 5 0 Port Coquitlam 10 6 1 Langley 8 8 0 New West 8 8 0 Delta 7 8 0 Richmond 5 12 0 Nanaimo 4 13 0 Burnaby 1 15 0

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(Left) the Losse family present the championship medals to the Abbotsford Cardinals following their win over the Delta Tigers in the final game of the inaugural Kyle Losse Memorial Tournament. (Right) Former MLB pitcher Albie Lopez tosses out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Host Tigers nearly come away with top prize at inaugural Losse Memorial MARK BOOTH

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It was a near storybook ending to an otherwise outstanding long weekend of baseball at the inaugural Kyle Losse Memorial Tournament. The 15-team event wrapped up early Monday evening at Winskill Park with the Abbotsford Cardinals outlasting the host Delta Tigers 16-8 in the championship game. The tournament featured many of the top Bantam age teams in the province and was played in memory of the Tsawwassen teen who tragically passed away in January from a serious brain injury. Kyle was a promising young player who would have been a member of the Tigers this season. The club and the Losse family worked together to create what was the biggest and most competitive baseball tournament in South Delta in recent memory. “It’s been fantastic. Just the calibre of baseball all weekend has been great,” said Brian Losse, Kyle’s father. “A lot of people have been coming up to me saying how wonderful this tournament is, along with a lot of kids who have shook my hand and said they are proud to be here.” Brian admits the wheels are already in motion for next year’s

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event which will very likely feature more teams and even an added division. “I’m thinking of having a Pee Wee tournament going on at the same time, with six to eight teams,

and that way the (entire) park is full all weekend,” added Brian, a longtime coach with Tsawwassen Amateur Baseball. “Also maybe a live band at 6 p.m. (after the final game) and have all the communi-

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ties come out and have a good time.” Tournament director Cam Frick felt the timing of the tournament would be ideal with provincial playoffs on the horizon and it certainly delivered. Youth baseball is unique in B.C. in that there are two provincial associations fielding Bantam age (14-to-15-year-old) teams — B.C. Minor and B.C. Premier. The Losse Memorial brought many of them together for rare head-to-head battles. Many will see each other again at the Baseball B.C.’s national qualifier tournament in early August in South Surrey. “There was just some great baseball. There were teams that maybe some people thought were weaker and they really battled the top teams. It was phenomenal,” said Frick. Anyone can win a baseball game on any given day and that was proved this weekend.” The Cardinals were such an example, entering the tournament with a 14-13 league record but showcasing their depth in a condensed schedule by going 6-0. The Cards’ Trey Smith was named the Tournament’s Top Batter while the Tigers’ Carter Spencer earned the MVP Award. For full coverage of the Tigers’ tournament run visit www.delta-optimist.com.

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The B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League trading deadline proved to be a buyer’s market in a big way. Delta Islanders rookie general manager Matt Disher was hoping to make a number of moves to not only help the club’s future but provide some players the opportunity to extend their season into the playoffs. He began the week by dealing his top two scorers — Riley Phillips and Ryan Jones — to the Okotoks Raiders and New West Salmonbellies respectively. Disher was looking to make a couple of more trades until everything came to a screeching halt on the weekend. With Delta, Burnaby and Nanaimo already willing to trade assets, Langley joined the mix when they were eliminated from the playoffs after a 17-6 loss to Victoria. A fifth team surprisingly entered the equation when the third place PoCo Saints dropped a 9-6 decision to second place New West on Friday night. That prompted the 12-5-2 Saints to agree on a huge deal with the league-leading Adanacs that included the league’s second leading scorer — Dylan Foulds — heading to the defending champs along with veterans Ryland Rees and Graydon Bradley. A number of midget draft picks are going PoCo’s way. “I’m not sure if everyone in the league

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Minus their top two scorers, the Delta Islanders fell 22-12 to the Victoria Shamrocks on Monday afternoon in Ladner in B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse action. feels this way, but it’s disappointing to me,” said Disher. “They’re a team, in my mind, that had a lot of veteran players and this was a chance to make a run for it and

they decided not to make those moves. “I think a lot of teams had potential deals moving around the table. Everybody had irons in the fire waiting to see what

was going to happen. You could tell by Saturday night the real focus was on outside of the box stuff. It is what is but I thought they only needed a couple of small pieces to make them better.” The good news for Disher didn’t sit on moving Phillips or Jensen. Both veterans agreed to be traded before the Islanders found their destinations. Phillips will be finishing his junior career in Alberta and made his debut last Wednesday, notching a pair of goals an assist in a win over the Calgary Mounties. The Raiders happen to be coach by Ladner native Andrew McBride who enjoyed a standout career in the National Lacrosse League with the Calgary Roughnecks. The Alberta league will be hosting the 2018 Minto Cup, Aug. 16-26. Jensen will finish his season on a different team for a second straight after helping Six Nations win the Minto Cup last season. The Islanders received Maple Ridge prospect Mason Morais and the Salmonbellies’ second round pick in the 2019 Midget Draft in return. Disher also did some last minute paper work, shifting fifth-year players Brad Phillips and Riley Taylor to the Islanders’ playoff bound Junior “B” Tier One team. The shorthanded Islanders dropped a 22-12 home floor decision to Victoria on Monday afternoon. They will host Langley in their final regular season home game Saturday at 7 p.m.

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CRUISE, Beryl Joan April 8, 1929 June 22, 2018 Passed away peacefully in Delta, BC at the age of 89. Beryl touched many lives along the way through her kindness and through her love of others. With her husband Michael they travelled extensively making many friends. Beryl was an avid supporter of her husband’s volunteer activities. She was host (mother) to dozens of foreign Rotary Exchange Students. She loved helping those less fortunate. She was an active PEO sister, participating in their outreach in the community. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Miriam Temple. Beryl attended St. David’s Anglican Church in Tsawwassen for some 30 years, where she was active with the knitting and sewing for community needs and the Altar Guild. Beryl was a God fearing individual, always thankful for the many blessings The Almighty bestowed upon her each new day. She showed great inner strength. She is survived by her husband Michael, her niece Cathy Petersen and nephews Michael Poole, Ken Poole, Jack Hornstein, Brad Hornstein and their families. Viewing will take place on Friday, July 6th, 6:30-8:30pm at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC. There will be a Celebration of Life at St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115 51A Street, Delta, BC, Saturday, July 7th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please SUPPORT a charity of your choice. We wish to give a special thank you to Dr. Hollinger, and the staff at the Delta View Care Home for their care and support. Condolences may be offered at www.deltafuneral.ca Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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Herbert Klukas, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, entered the presence of his heavenly Father on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Herbert’s steadfast love for Jesus and for his family was evident throughout his life. He had a gentle, wise way and a giving, sensitive and selfless nature. Herbert was born in Cogealac, Dubruja, Romania, in a German settlement, on June 1, 1933. He was the fifth of eight children. He and his family left for Germany in 1940, and then settled in Alberta, Canada in April 1951. Herbert earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and worked in construction for many years, first for Stanzl Construction (on projects including Walter Gage Towers at UBC and False Creek South) and then as a general contractor with Westridge Holdings, a company he co-founded. He married Ursula Gaida on June 24, 1961, and they had five children together after moving to the west coast of BC. Herbert gave much time and skill to churches and boards (Immanuel Baptist and Pilgrim Baptist in Vancouver, South Delta Baptist in Tsawwassen, and Evergreen Baptist Care Home in White Rock). In later years, he took joy in researching and writing about family and church history, and tending to his and Ursula’s garden. Herbert is sadly missed by his wife Ursula, his children Elmar (Christine), Martin (Gaby), Karen (Dan Iseminger), Suzanne and James (Tara), and twelve grandchildren: Sarah (Ryan), Madeline, Andrew, Emily, Kathryn, David, Dominic, Joseph, Ezra, Simon, Nina and Naomi. Also surviving him are his siblings Edith (Manny) Wilde and Walter Klukas and numerous extended family members. Predeceased by his parents, Heinrich and Berta; siblings Arthur, Henry (Gerda), Helmut (Tina), Otto (Grete) Klukas and Martha (Oscar) Schon; sister-in-law Shirley Klukas; niece Linda Kazmaier; and grandsons, Samuel and Reuben Klukas. A memorial service (after a private family burial) will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 56th Street, in Tsawwassen, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delta Hospital or Cardiac Care at St. Paul’s Foundation in memory of Herbert Klukas. Donations can be made online at: donate.helpstpauls.com/heart

MCGEE, Ronald N. December 25, 1931 − June 28, 2018 Ron passed away peacefully in Delta Hospital. In his final days he was surrounded by his family. He recounted many fond memories of his life and his beloved wife Betty (née Franklin) who predeceased him in 2010. Ron was also sadly predeceased by his granddaughter Karmen. Ron is survived by his sister Theresa (Roger) Delorme and his children; Keith (Marilyn née Hanson), Laura, Bruce, Glenn, and Trina; his grandchildren: Natisa (Matthew), Kaitlyn, Laura, Aidan, Graham, Tess, Liam, Ricky, and Jacqueline; and by his great grandchildren Henry and Theo. Ron was very proud of his 25−year career in the Canadian Forces as an engineer and his even longer career in the music business in the Ottawa Valley. As a bass player and fiddler he performed on radio, TV, records, and hundreds of venues, including the Expo ’67 Canadian Bandshell. Ron had a sharp mind and easy wit to the end of his days, expressing to his nurse the day before he passed that "I can’t go yet, there are people here I haven’t insulted yet!" A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Arthur Drive at 11 am on July 12. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation are appreciated.

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Don leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Irene, his children, Linda, Tom (Karen), 3 grandchildren, Alexandra (Graham), Alissa and Ryan and one great-grandchild, Luke. Don was devoted to his family and loved family get togethers. He was a true gentleman, kind and loving and led by example. Don worked for Traders Finance, The Royal Bank & Volvo Canada. He also worked for Holland America after he retired and enjoyed many wonderful cruises with Irene. He loved his volunteer work at Vancouver International Airport as a green coat volunteer and always looked forward to chatting and helping people. Rest in peace Dad and Grandad. We love you dearly and will miss you. There will be a private family gathering to honor our amazing Dad who we were so lucky to have in our lives. Condolences may be offered at www.deltafuneral.ca Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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THOMSON, Scott Barrett May 23, 1949 - July 1, 2018 Scotty left us suddenly on July 1st, while doing his favourite thing. . . walking his dog Pepper around his favourite place, Ladner. So many thanks to the paramedics for all their efforts, the Delta Police for adding calm and dignity to a tragic scene and Victim Services for being there when it counted. Scott and his wife Rita lived and loved their home in Ladner Place where Scotty was “The Handyman”. He was always “There” for his friends. Scott was born in Vancouver and raised in the family wholesale fish business sailing between Ladner and Vancouver. His trade was truck driving and he was good at it. The old timers can still recall the Thomson trucks moored at the Ladner Garage. He also drove trucks for other companies in Ladner. Scotty leaves behind his beloved wife Rita, stepson Daryl Lindgren and a school of Thomson’s. His brother Jamie (Chris), nephews Keith (Sonia), Todd (Becky), Cameron and his niece Robyn (Chris) along with grand nieces Brooke, Serena, Erin and grand nephew Owen. He was pre-deceased by his father Jimmy, mother Olwyn and brother Craig. He won’t be remembered sadly, but for his kindnesses and friendship. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Ladner Legion Branch #61 for their ongoing community efforts. Scotty was a member there for many years. Condolences can be sent to Rita Thomson at rrs2@dcc.net and/or his brother Jamie at Thomsontime@gmail.com It’s enough to be remembered. Rest In Peace Scooter. Jamie

Lutins du Bois Preschool ECE FRENCH Preschool Teacher Hiring 24-30 hours/week. $25 - $27/hour. Start Aug27/2018. Fluent in French. (Tsawwassen). Email resume to: lutins_du_bois@csf.bc.ca

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LEGAL U-Haul Storage Center Delta claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at 10158 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604-581-8152. Auction is subject to cancellation at anytime without notice. C214 Harminder Parmar 12208 92nd ave, SURREY, BC C205 Andres Vooys 7104-14831 104th ave, SURREY, BC D104 Ronald Knoedler 7310 Catherwood st MISSION, BC D264 Lorne Riess 3264 Main st, VANCOUVER, BC A sale will take place online at www.ibid4storage.com starting at 10AM on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 till 10AM Friday, July 13th, 2018. Winners will be contacted by email at the end of the auction. Room contents are personal/household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for the entire contents of each locker unit.

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South Indian Food Chef Needed Company Operating Name: SARAVANAA BHAVAN Address: 8701 120 Street, Delta, British Columbia V4C 6R4 Location of Work: Delta, BC

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