Posted on Jun 29, 2020
The Sunshine Hills Poker Run event on June 20, 2020, was a huge success, with the support of a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation.
 
One of the event organizers, Jennifer Dimmock, says: "The event attracted an overwhelming 113 registrants and 96 participated in the pouring rain. I've received so many positive responses and when I'm walking around the neighbourhood, others who didn't participate say they've heard it was a blast. As we followed Covid-19 rules, the amount of work that we put into it was insane...manually tracking poker hands and responding to almost 1000 text messages between 10am to 3pm for selfies that were submitted. This doesn't include the preparation prior to and even after the event was done. Everyone couldn't believe that it was just my husband and myself behind the scenes."
 
Jennifer made a YouTube video of all the selfies
https://youtu.be/i2ceBBUrKRI

"The most rewarding part was seeing the selfies. Even though it was raining, everyone looked like they were genuinely having fun. When we delivered the prizes, the winners said they had so much fun that even though they would rather participate, they are willing to help in any way next year."

Other gratifying responses were when people were saying they've met other neighbours living beside them that they have never met or haven't seen each other over many years.

Special Thanks to our local donors and also proud Sunshine Hills Residents:
  • Ryan Wilkie, General Manager of Home Depot.
  • Darrell Poetker, ReMax Performance Realty,
  • Firth Bateman of FB-Financial Services
  • Haley Harley & Gail Maida
  • @Staples North Delta
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Save-On-Foods
  • Browns Socialhouse Sunshine Hills
  • Krispy Kreme Delta
  • Delta Foundation
  • Neighbourhood Small Grants - Delta

Delta Foundation is still accepting applications from Project Leaders for our Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants. If you have any questions about the program, visit our website or email jennifer.graham@deltafoundation.org
 
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