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RBC Future Launch Community Challenge through Delta Foundation

Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future. Delta Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 available to youth-led...

89th birthday celebrated with gift to Delta community

On the occasion of his 89th birthday, retired electrical contractor, who immigrated from Essex, England at a young age, George Ling, is donating $4,371 to the Delta Foundation for a community cause where there is need, such as housing and food bank. A team of Delta Foundation Board Directors gathered at Mr. Ling’s home, Delta View Life Enrichment Centre, on Burns Drive in East Ladner, to wish him happy birthday: (l to r) Carlene Lewall,...

Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods

Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation. Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by...

Support for workshop to support families of Little House substance abuse clients

Little House Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Society’s Heart of the Family workshop provides family members, spouses, and friends of those enroled in the recovery program with a chance to learn about substance use disorder, available resources, and coping skills for every family member. For some families which find the cost of workshop to be a challenge, a grant by the Delta Foundation, from the Sam Fogel Fund, of $3,566, will help them participate. Little House...

Candidates sought for Neighbourhood Small Grants Committee

Neighbourhood Small Grants is based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share. The Delta Foundation will be giving grants from $50 to $500 to support projects throughout Delta  that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity. We are seeking volunteers who are leaders in the community...

Hydrotherapy pool at Centre for Child Development supported

Over 3,000 children and youth with special needs in the South Fraser area, including 600 children living in Delta, receive various therapies from The Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland so they can reach their potential. With a donation of $2,500 to The Child Development Foundation of BC, the Delta Foundation has provided support for The Centre’s Hydrotherapy Pool at its facility in Surrey. The donation is contributing to a variety of equipment,...

Delta Foundation Board of Directors 2018-19

Delta Foundation’s Board of Directors for 2018-19: front row (l to r) Guillermo Bustos, Secretary, Eleanor Calderwood, Vice President, and Peter Roaf, President; back row (l to r) Noel Philippot, Past President, Richard Shantz, Treasurer, Carlene Lewall and Walt Hayward (missing: Murray Lott)...

Seeking a Neighbourhood Small Grants Program Coordinator

The Delta Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator to work on contract from November 2018 to December 31, 2019 to process the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. The program is a partnership with the Vancouver Foundation, the Delta Foundation and the City of Delta to grant up to $500 for individual projects that connect and engage neighbours, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity within our...

Sound improved for community classroom

Serving up to 100 people seated, the Heritage Room education wing of Cedar Park Church, as a facility for the community as well as the church, now provides an essential portable audio equipment system with support of the Delta Foundation. The large classroom is used for club meetings, classes, family events and memorial services and can open up with a rolling wall to the church sanctuary which seats 425 people. The new audio equipment overcomes...

Delta Foundation’s O’Keeffe family fund supports four charities

Charitable organizations supporting special needs children and youth, blind adults, autistic children, families needing help keeping themselves fed and those using the Delta Hospital have all benefitted from donations totalling more than $11,000 from the O’Keeffe family fund at the Delta Foundation. British Columbia and Alberta Guide Dogs CEO, Bill Thornton (2nd left), with dog trainer, Mike Annon (right) and dogs, Merlot and Clover, receive $3,312 from Sandra O’Keeffe (centre) as one of the four...