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LADNER VILLAGE Arrival of the carol ships is a Colourful Christmas holiday tradition in Ladner Cookware Visit us in the heart of Ladner Village for a riot of colourful Christmas gifts for foodie friends......or yourself!
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Beautiful lights, decorated boats and the songs of the season highlight one of Ladner’s favourite Christmas traditions. The carol ships will sail into Ladner Harbour this Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:15 p.m. both nights. The decorated boat parade and caroling takes place at the government dock at the foot of Elliott Street. Marie Webber, who coordinates the caroling, said Ladner Gospel Assembly carolers have been singing at the event for 40 years. “We started on the boats and then when insurance became a problem, we then got on a hay wagon and I think we did that for 30-plus years,” said
Carolers from the Ladner Gospel Assembly will lead the crowd in song this weekend. Webber. “Now we are up on the show stage.” Joining the carolers will be the Suspenders with a few special numbers and country gospel singer Ruth Hanna. Ray Webber will have a special Christmas story to share. There will be candy canes and hot chocolate. “To me, this is when Christmas starts. It’s a
wonderful experience,” said Webber. “It’s so great to share the birth of Jesus. There is a lot of emphasis on Santa Claus and gifts and that’s fine, but it’s nice to bring the other part of the story too. It’s a wonderful family event. Everyone is happy. I never get tired of it. It’s something I really look forward to every year.”
ver twenty five years ago, two eager career women decided to try their hand at selling cruises. Carole Petersen and Gina Holvick opened the sixth center, in what is now a chain of over 150 Expedia CruiseShipCenters North America wide. Having seen such a great success with Richmond, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Carole and Gina decided it was time to branch out and set up their second center here in ”Sunny South Delta”.
September 8th marked the ﬁfth anniversary at our Ladner Harbour Centre Mall location. We have thoroughly enjoyed becoming a part of the community and gaining recognition. We are an active participant of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, and we were again this year awarded by the community “Best Travel Agency” though the Delta Optimist Readers Choice Awards. And throughout the year you will ﬁnd out doors open to the public as we hold special cruise information evenings. Carole and Gina have become such great leaders amongst their peers in the industry but more importantly, as franchise owners, they have become role models within the organization of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Because of their success they are often sought out for advice from new and veteran owners alike.
With a great work ethic and pride in their business it only seems ﬁtting that Carole and Gina staff their ofﬁce with only “The Best”. In our Sunny South Delta ofﬁce our team has well over 60 years of combined experience in the cruise and travel industry. With this experience rest assured that you will be in good hands. After all, who better to help you plan your next vacation then someone who has been there. So no matter which corner of the globe you are looking at; from the Polynesian culture of the South Paciﬁc, to the plains of the Serengeti or taking in the sights and smells of the Spice Market in Istanbul, chances are one of our sales team has been there and we are only too happy to share our stories with you. Come let us WOW you and discover why so many satisﬁed customers choose Expedia CruiseShipCenters to book their travel year after year.
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In a Ladner holiday tradition, colourful carol ships will sail into Ladner Harbour this Friday and Saturday nights.
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LADNER VILLAGE We all wish you a Merry Christmas. Our sincere thanks for your goodwill and loyalty throughout the past year.
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The Ladner Business Association’s annual Breakfast with Santa is sure to be a highlight for families this holiday season. Breakfast with Santa takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. Pancakes are $5, pancakes with ham are $7, and both include coffee, tea or juice. Santa will be there for photos and a photographer will be on hand. There will be a colouring station, face painting and lots of Christmas music to get everyone into the holiday spirit. “The event has been running for close to 40 years now,” remarked Jill McKnight from the LBA.
The Ladner Business Association will host its annual Breakfast with Santa at the Ladner Community Centre this Saturday. “My dad has been cooking at this event since before I was born, so it’s really neat now that we have three generations that are com-
ing. People say I came as a kid and now I’m bringing my own children. We hope lots of people come out and enjoy the morning.”
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LADNER VILLAGE Light up Ladner Village campaign a holiday hit
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Those wishing to donate to the campaign can do so at: www.gofundme. com/LadnerVillage, drop by South Coast Casuals or mail a cheque indicating Light Up Ladner Village to the Ladner Business Association, PO Box 15, STN Main, Delta, B.C., V4K 3N5.
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raising campaign is ongoing. “I think the atmosphere that it has created in the village is very positive. We’ve had so many comments about that,” she said. “The support from the community has been fantastic. We live in such a great community.”
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The Light up Ladner Village campaign is certainly adding a colourful flare to the holiday season. Following a gofundmecampaign, which was started in August by the Ladner Business Association, the first of the lights went up in the village in October. “The campaign has been very well received,” said Jill McKnight from South Coast Casuals and a LBA board member. “A lot of people have been happy and excited to see it. We have had a few challenges — little things — to get the right timers installed and we have those fixed now. We have fixed a few cords as well, so we are figuring things out.” The lights start at Elliott Street and 48th Avenue, then come along 48th Avenue to Delta Street and down Delta Street to Trenant Street. Lights have been bought to take them all the way to Chisholm Street and the hope is those lights will be installed soon. McKnight said the fund-
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Christmas Tree Festival a huge success Big crowd braves rain to take part in business assn. event
Despite the rain, hundreds of families poured into Ladner Village last Thursday night for the annual Ladner Business Association Christmas Tree Festival. Jill McKnight from South Coast Casuals, one of the event organizers, said it was a tremendously successful event. “I have to say that the people of South Delta are incredible,” McKnight said the morning after the event. “It was hard to estimate attendance because of all the umbrellas, but we went through our full stock of 600 gingerbread cookies in the children’s decorating tent, the business gingerbread contest had more than 350 votes,
which is just a tremendous response. “The craft stations were full, kids were colouring — it was just a tremendous event, so thanks to the people of South Delta for coming out.” McKnight also paid extra kudos to the Corporation of Delta which provided traffic control, helped with power set-up and construction work. “There were 37 local businesses that made donations to put this event on for the community,” she said. “And between set-up, the event and take down, more than 42 volunteers. It takes a lot of people to put on an event like this.”
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The Goby Catt Trio (left) provides entertainment at the Christmas Tree Festival, which gave youngsters an opportunity to send their Christmas lists directly to the North Pole.
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The crowd peers out from under a sea of umbrellas as the Christmas tree is lit at the corner of Delta Street and 48th Avenue while gingerbread cookies are decorated under a tent.
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