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, and fellow Rotary Club of Ladner members Lynn Cameron and Walt Hayward

Village Farms, the first greenhouse producer to commit to the project, Houweling Nurseries and Sunnyside Produce Ltd. have each given back to the community $5,000 through their sponsorship. These companies are among six local greenhouse producers which have contributed a total of $28,000 to the splash park project along with the rest of the local farming community.

Village Farms produces premium greenhouse tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers at its seven greenhouse facilities in British Columbia, including the site on Ladner Trunk Road at 80th Street in Ladner, and in Texas. Houweling Nurseries started as a family business in 1956, with a small floral greenhouse and berry farm in Langley, and now produces greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers at its facilities in Delta, Camarillo, California and Mona, Utah. Sunnyside Produce Ltd. is a greenhouse producer of bell peppers at its large facility also on Ladner Trunk Road. 

The Ladner Rotary Splash Park has been developed through a partnership between the Rotary Club of Ladner, with the support of several sponsors and donors, and the City of Delta. The theme of the water play area will honour our farming heritage.