Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC: Do you enjoy interacting with preschool-age children in a social/recreational "play-school" setting? Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC seeks volunteers to help in its Family Resource Centres in North Delta and Ladner. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, Monday to Friday. Volunteer screening includes a criminal record check, two references and volunteer orientations. Contact Donna Burke, volunteer co-ordinator, 6045919262, ext. 131, or e-mail: donnab@ bgccs.bc.ca.
Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. To get involved, visit www.options. bc.ca and follow link for Crisis Line. Surrey Hospice Society hosts volunteer training sessions to prepare individuals to assist those dealing with a life-limiting illness, their loved ones and the bereaved in its palliative and bereavement programs. Call Barbara Morningstar, 604-543-7006, or visit www. surreyhospice.com.
Seniors tennis club at Newton Athletic Park: Tennis for those age 55+ playing mixed doubles, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. (moving to 10 a.m. to noon in warmer weather). "We welcome new members who have played tennis previously (we do not teach). Come and join us. We have social activities during the year and lots of fun." Contact Jan, 604-502-7844, or Ruth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided labyrinth walks: "Walking the labyrinth is an ancient meditative and contemplative practice." On Wednesdays (until Apr. 4, from 5-6 p.m.), the indoor labyrinth at Crossroads United Church will be open and guides will be present to offer orientation if you wish. "Spaces in the building will be available for quiet reflection as well. You are invited to drop in for a few minutes one week, or to make this a weekly practice." Church is at 7655 120th St., North Delta. Info: 778-593-1043, www.crossroads-united-church.ca.
Old-time dance events at Sunnyside Hall at 1 p.m. every Monday (from Labour Day to June), corner of 18th Ave. & 154 St., South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. Info: 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.
White Rock Hiking Club: "We hike on Thursdays from April to September. New members welcome." Info: email@example.com.
MSOS (Mixed Singles 60 and over) of White Rock/South Surrey meet every third Thursday. "Join us for friendship, outings and activities - dancing, golf,theatre, dinners, luncheons and trips abroad." For more info, call Reta at 604-538-5998 or Rose at 6045314310.
South Surrey Garden Club: Meets at 7: 30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday (except August and December) at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953 20th Ave. "We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops." Visitors are welcome; $3 fee, which may be credited toward annual membership fee of $20. Next meeting on Wednesday, March 28 with guest speaker Miles Hunter of David Hunter Garden Center, topic of fruit trees. Club info: Gillian Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock/South Surrey Women's Probus Club for retired and semi-retired professional/ business women, meetings at Cranley Hall, 2141 Cranley Dr., S. Surrey. Club info: 604-531-8593.
Al-Anon meetings in various locations in Lower Mainland. For information about the meeting closest to you, call 604-688-1716 or 1-888-4Al-Anon (1-888-425-2666), or visit www.al-anon.alateen.org.
Recovery International: "Overwhelming frustrations? Poor relationships? Depression? Anxiety? Want to enjoy life? This peer group meets to learn and practice a proven method of self-help to lead a more peaceful and productive lives.
Groups meet weekly in Langley, White Rock, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam. Visit www. recoverycanada.org or call Diane (604-953-0638) or Phyllis (604-931-5945). Info online at www. lowselfhelpsystems.org.
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