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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...

Delta youth gain self-esteem and skills to deal with challenges

Across the Lower Mainland, countless youth have limited or no access to positive adult supervision and role models during unstructured evening hours. Youth, themselves, have spoken strongly in favour of programs that provide them with opportunities to gain skills and confidence. They want positive environments they can count on over time and in which they can built trusting relationships. Funding of $5,500, from the Sandel Fund and the Wintemute Fund, through the Delta Foundation, will...

Children now playing in new, Foundation-supported water splash park

Thousands of children and their families will splish splash their way through summer at no cost for many years to come with the opening of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park on July 14, 2018. The Delta Foundation was one of the early supporters of this community project. Over five years in development, the new splash park, which replaces an earlier 30-year-old one sponsored by Kinsmen, features a child friendly, no slip rubberized surface, a water...

Greenhouse producers support new Ladner splash park through Delta Foundation

This summer local children and families will be having fun with water at the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park in Ladner’s Memorial Park thanks to donations from three local greenhouse producers made through the Delta Foundation. Village Farms Founder and CEO Michael DeGiglio, centre, with CFO and Executive Vice President, Stephen Ruffini, left, present a cheque to the Delta Foundation for $5,000 to help sponsor the Ladner Rotary Splash Park, to Irene Forcier, 2nd left,...

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....