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Active, healthy lifestyle the long term aim of Hillside Boys & Girls Club in North Delta

To instill the elements of active, healthy living in children, towards making a healthy lifestyle a life-long habit, North Delta’s Hillside Boys and Girls Club has received $5,000 from the Delta Foundation for the Club’s Active Living Program. Delta Foundation Directors Richard Shantz and Walt Hayward present a cheque for $5,000 to Marcie Mark, Director, Resource Development, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southcoast BC and Kirsten Hamaoki, Coordinator of the Hillside Boys and Girls Club...

Millenium Greenhouses give to Delta Foundation for Ladner Rotary Splash Park

Millenium Greenhouses is supporting the new water play area in Ladner’s Memorial Park for local children and families with a generous donation of $3,000 to the Ladner Rotary Splash Park opening this summer. The gift is made in trust to the splash park through the Delta Foundation. Accepting a cheque for $3,000 from Millenium Greenhouses’s Shirvan Bakhtiyari (third from left), sponsoring the Ladner Rotary Splash Park, are Rotarians Irene Forcier and Bridget Jacob (2nd right)...

Westcoast Vegetables greenhouse producer gives to community splash park

Children and families will be enjoying the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park this summer, thanks in part to a generous donation of $5,000 from Westcoast Vegetables Ltd. to the Delta Foundation in trust for the splash park project. Westcoast Vegetables is one of six local greenhouse producers which have contributed to the splash park project along with the rest of the local farming community. Ron Van Marrewyk (left) and brother Ray (second right), of Westcoast...

Little House website upgrade

Little House Society is an addiction resource centre that offers clinical services, education and drug prevention strategies within the community of Delta. Delta Foundation has donated $2,500 to Little House to upgrade its website. https://www.littlehousesociety.ca/ Walt Hayward and Carlene Lewall (left, 2nd left) present a cheque for $2,500 to Little House President, Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay (front row, 2nd right) and the Little House board of directors....

Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Delta to benefit

Young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will benefit from a donation of $5,000 from the Delta Foundation to Dan’s Legacy. the foundation which runs the program. “It’s thanks to organizations like the Delta Foundation that we are able to provide unique programming for an underserved and very much at-risk group of youth in our community”, says Barbara Coates, executive director at Dan’s Legacy. “The young people who participate every week tell us how much...

Children with special needs now using new Reach building, with Foundation support

More families of children with special needs will have access to services that are more accessible with the opening of Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s new three-storey, 20,000-square-foot Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children, officially opened on February 24, 2018. Delta Foundation was among the many supporters of the project over seven years of fund-raising for the $5.7 million facility on 47th Avenue adjacent to the Ladner Pioneer Library in Ladner. For the...

Windset sponors splash park

The Ladner Rotary Splash Park, opening this summer, can provide more for children and families at the site, thanks to a generous donation of $5,000 from Windset Greenhouse Grown Foods to the Delta Foundation in trust to splash park project. Windset is one of the local greenhouse producers which have contributed to the splash park project, through the Delta Foundation, along with the rest of the local farming community. Randi Church (left) and Shiho Uzawa...

Fire, Police, Graduates fund training and scholarships with Hollinger endowment

Delta Fire Department is sharing one third of $300,000, and Delta Police Department and Delta School District the other two thirds, of a gift from the estate of the late Albert Hollinger, a Delta resident of many years who died at the age of 82 in 2015. The total fund from the Albert Hollinger Estate is now transferred to the Delta Foundation which will administer the endowments and provide annual grants based on the income...

Delta Foundation Board for 2018

As of the December 19, 2017 Annual General Meeting, Delta Foundation Board of Directors 2018 (l to r) Richard Shantz, Eleanor Calderwood, Chair Noel Philippot, Guillermo Bustos, Carlene Lewall, Murray Lott, Walt Hayward, Peter Roaf...

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs new computer

Ladner-based BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, since 1996, has been raising and professionally training Guide Dogs for individuals who are blind/visually-impaired. The non-profit organization also offers Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10 and their families. It takes two years and upwards of $35,000 to produce one certified dog, provided free of charge to the recipient. BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Chief Executive Officer Bill Thornton (left), with the help...