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Tsawwassen street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Continuing an event of the past two years, a group of Tsawwassen residents held an end-of-summer street party on September 7 to mark the subdivision’s 45th Anniversary. The event organizers wanted to reach out to more people, young and old, living in the area to help celebrate, with the help of $400 from the Delta Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program, funded by the Vancouver Foundation. Knowing neighbours builds relationships, so inviting neighbours to socialize in...

Delta-wide, multi-agency group for children and youth receives Foundation support

The Child and Youth Committee, a multi-agency group which plans and acts in support of children and youth in Delta, will use $2,000, received from the Delta Foundation on September 17, 2019, to provide community-wide events like information fairs and workshops. Representatives of social service agencies and other organizations in Delta collaborate through the Committee to promote and deliver accessible, high-quality prevention, intervention and support services for children and youth and their families, through an...

North Delta block party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

A culturally diverse neighbourhood in North Delta, ranging from young children to seniors, held a block party on September 7, 2019 simply to bring the local community or neighbourhood together. It was funded by the Neighbourhood Small Grants from the Delta Foundation, with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. With music playing in the background the neighbours socialized and children played. Some participated in a basket making workshop which became an opportunity for the young children...

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...

Shoreline clean up with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Eighty volunteers of all ages, from Tsawwassen and Ladner, assembled on a Saturday in June and removed 6,045 pounds of debris off 16 local shorelines. The clean up crew tracked what was being collected then weighed, sorted and transported it for recycling or waste disposal. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses. Taking a theme of sustainability, the crew practiced appropriate processes, including...

Spring Swap with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Household items and clothing were the “currency” among families and neighbours in a Delta neighbourhood at a May 4, 2019 Spring Swap. The swap ran from 10 am to 2 pm with no limits on the number of items each person could take home or on the people who were welcome to attend. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses....

Annual neighbourhood street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Mexican Fiesta was the theme of the ninth neighbourhood street party in Ladner on July 13, 2019. This year the local residents were given an extra boost with $300 from a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation. The annual summer party has been seen as an opportunity to help build strong community relations with those in the neighbourhood, given that people are so busy with their daily lives...

Townhome BBQ with Neighbourhood Small Grant

A 30-year-old townhouse complex in Ladner attracted 90 seniors residents to a community BBQ in one of the cul-de-sacs on July 21, 2019 with the help of a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $400. Without a central meeting room, this get together in a casual setting was valuable for welcoming newcomers, connecting neighbours beyond their immediate homes, overcoming loneliness for some and even exchanging services among others. The residents collected boxes of donations to the South...

Beautification of townhome community — Neighbourhood Small Grant

Having replaced a wooden retaining wall with concrete last summer, a 34-unit townhouse complex in Tsawwassen found the new wall unsightly in contrast to the attractive surroundings. The construction company that repaired the wall donated 12 planter boxes for hanging on the new wall to beautify and cover the very unsightly dried cement look of it. With a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $300, residents of the strata corporation gathered for a beautification work party on...

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,...