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Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. At Reach we believe in the potential of every child, and we know each child is unique. We work together with families to recognize each child’s strengths and develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and services to families in  Delta, Surrey and Langley B.C.  Over 1000 children and their families benefit from our services on an annual basis. 


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MYLES OF COURAGE




LATEST
NEWS
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NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2014/2015 ELECTED AT REACH'S 55TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT OCTOBER 1ST

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(Reach Child and Youth Development Society newly elected Board of Directors for 2014/2015: (from left to right) Marcia McCafferty, Phyllis With, Renie D'Aquila (Executive Director), Leslie Sneft, Rob VanSpronsson (President) Karen Ostrom, Tom Siba (Treasurer) and Donna Burke (Missing: Jimmy Vu) 

On Wednesday October 1st, 2014 Reach Child and Youth Development Society celebrated 55 years in the community at our Annual General Meeting From Seeds to Leaves – Celebrating Growth, at DeltaView Centre in Delta. Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila shared how our dedicated board members, volunteers and staff have helped so many children and youth grow and blossom as a result our shared vision, values and focus, and conveyed Reach’s many achievements in the past year including:
• Receiving our 4th three-year accreditation award by CARF International for Child and Youth Services and Respite Services, that notes “Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”;
• Being awarded an Early Years Centre Program by the Province of British Columbia;
• Supporting over 900 children in programs, 273 children with autism spectrum disorder through our ABA Program and the development of new Speech Language Therapy programs;
• Revamping the Family Education Curriculum and developing a new family workbook;
• Providing administrative support to the Reach Child and Youth Development Charitable Foundation, assisting it in reaching its $2 million milestone;
• And many more
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM, and to Delta View Manor for the excellent facility and providing an incredible dinner for all to enjoy. For more photos visit
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REMEMBERING LINDA OTTHO- REACH FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER

 linda_ottho.jpg The Reach Charitable Foundation, as well as Reach staff and families, are saddened by the passing of Reach Foundation Board Member Linda Ottho this past December 2014, and grateful to all she has done for Reach and for the community.

“Linda was introduced to Reach as part of a Ladner Rotary Club contingent charged with organizing an Easter Egg Hunt for preschoolers.  From the moment Linda met these children she was smitten and shortly thereafter she began her new volunteer career as a Reach Foundation Board Member.  She worked tirelessly day and night to  raise the funds needed  to create a new centre  in Ladner where more children and youth  could be helped. At Linda’s passing, Reach’s building campaign had generated 2.3 million of the $4 million plus dollars needed.   Linda’s contribution to Reach will forever be recognized on a plaque in her memory in the new Ladner based child development centre .” Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director, Reach Child and Youth Development Society    

 

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WHEELCHAIR BIKES FOR RENT FROM REACH 

duet_tandem_bikes.jpgThanks to a donation from Variety The Children's Charity of BC, Reach was able to purchase 3 duet tandem wheelchair bikes for families to rent .

These amazing units are available for our families to borrow for a day or weekend. While perfectly suited to children and youth who use wheelchairs, these units can also be used by others who are not capable of riding alone. For more information on Duet Bike rentals call Su at Reach at 604-946-6622 ext. 339 

Watch a video of Reach and the bikes from the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPmgxq-TJg 


 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION
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REACH DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL LADNER AND NORTH DELTA REGISTRATION STARTS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21     

 girl_with_block_nd_sml.jpgReach Developmental Preschool offers all children a stimulating, emergent program to develop their physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive skills to their full potential. Preschool registration for fall 2015 will be held on Saturday, February 21 , 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Reach Preschool South Delta (Ladner) and from 1pm to 4 pm at Reach Preschool North Delta. Spaces available on a first come, first served basis. After this date, registration will be on going.   For more information call 604-946-6622 ext 308 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it To download our Reach Developmental Preschool brochure CLICK HERE

 

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FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
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 MAY 6, 2015 IS MCHAPPY DAY BENEFITTING REACH!

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During the past 8 years, proceeds from McHappy Day at the Tsawwassen and Ladner McDonald's have been generously donated to Reach Child and Youth Development Society. We very much appreciate support from McDonald's local restaurants! 

Come out to Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald's starting April 1st until end of day May 6th and purchase a $1 red boot to benefit Reach!  Come out on MAY 6th: purchase a Big Mac, Happy Meal or coffee drink at South Delta McDonald's restaurants and $1 will be donated to Reach. McHappy Day May 6th - come out and eat, be entertained with great music and kids' activities or contact us to volunteer! 604-946-6223 ext.372 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

  

 

SEAQUAM STUDENTS AWARD $5000 TO REACH FROM YPI PRESENTATION!

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  Seaquam Secondary students Kiva Ford, Danielle Chies, Emma Douglas and Rasha Syed receive $5000 on behalf of Reach from Jessica Daly of the Young Philanthropists Initiative (YPI) as the winning team among dozens of students participating in grade 9 and 10 at their school. Each year, 150 schools across Canada participate in YPI, where high school students research and present on social issues and local charities in their community. Finalists present to a community panel at their school and YPI awards a $5000 grant to the winning team and the charity they presented on. Thank you Kiva, Danielle, Rasha and Emma for being champions for Reach!

  

 

  

LANGLEY CENTRAL ROTARY DONATES $30,000 FROM FRASER VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL!

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On January 28, 2015, The Rotary Club of Langley Central honoured Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a $30,000 donation generated from proceeds from their 25th Annual Wine Tasting Festival. Langley Central Rotarians have been staging this event since 1989. The enormously successful Festival was held on November 1st and was supported by Diamond sponsor BDO, Gold sponsors Dawn Construction and  Mercedes-Benz Langley and many other sponsors who donated time, services and products to raise $75,000 in total proceeds. 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL REACH FOR THE STARS GALA APRIL 25, 2015

 

inviattion_graphic.jpgGet your tickets today for the 3rd Annual Reach for the Stars fundraising event,  REACH FOR THE STARS BLACK AND WHITE GALA: TOGETHER FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE.

With MC Steve Darling, Morning New Anchor, Global TV 

 Saturday April 25th , 2015 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn , 1665 56th Street Tsawwassen. 5:30 to 11 pm.

All funds raised go towards helping to build a new centre in the heart of Ladner for children and youth with special needs.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT: 

Mingle at the reception with tasty appetizers sponsored by Odlum Brown Limited and Agnes Douglas, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor; enjoy the gourmet buffet dinner sponsored by Century Group; have fun with your friends at the black and white photo booth; find exciting prizes at the silent and live auctions, shooting stars and mystery boxes;  get a chance to win a bundle with the 50/50 draw or an an Amethyst ring valued at $1100 with our raffle; and be inspired by stories from families who have been helped by Reach. dd All proceeds will go towards Reach's Building for Children Together capital campaign to build a new, community based centre in the heart of Ladner for children and youth with special needs.  Tickets $125 on sale now! To purchase online and learn m ore about the event visit the www.reachforthestarsevent.org purchase by phone at 604-946-6622 etx.0 or in person at Reach at #3 3800 72nd Street East Ladner.

Download the Reach for the Stars 2015 Invitation

For sponsorship opportunities contact Karen at 604-946-6622 ext. 372 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO LIGHT THE WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

3000_reasons_to_give_graphic_web.jpgWe would like to thank everyone who donated to Reach in 2014. Your donation will help build the new, community-based Reach Child and Youth Development Centre in the heart of Ladner. The new centre will be centrally located and on a bus route, have space for new and expanded programs, help address the unmet needs of children and youth with learning disabilities and provide opportunities for prevocational training including teaching kitchen for youth. With the generous support of our community we have raised $2 million towards this $4 million plus project. Your gift will put help within reach of more children and families. Reach Child and Youth Development Society has helped children with special needs reach their potential for over 50 years: children with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other children with delays in their development.  We want to ensure that all children and youth with special needs grow and develop to become contributing community members. Your donation will help make that happen. Thank you, and have a happy, healthy 2015! DONATE HERE in 2015 online or download a donation form here to mail in to Reach at #3 3800 72nd Street, Delta BC   

ROCKIN' FOR REACH 2014 RAISES $10,000 FOR REACH BUILDING PROJECT 

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Reach Child and Youth Development Society would like to thank everyone for helping to raise $10,000 at the Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert on November 8th, 2014 in Tsawwassen. Funds were raised through ticket sales, a silent auction and other fundraising activities, including a 50/50 in which the winner donated a sizeable amount back to Reach, and where the winning funds were matched by The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, who are partners with Reach in the building It was an amazing night of music, dancing fun and giving! Funds will go to the “Building for Children Together” project to build a new, community-based child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.

Thank you MUSICIANS Incognito  and  Jim Byrnes  and Michael Stewart ; MC: John Montgomery;

SPONSORS: Presenting Sponsors:  Graph Tech Guitar and Regional Recycling; Silver sponsors: Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen   Autofleet.biz;  Bronze Sponsors: Thrifty Foods Tsawwassen, Westland Insurance, University Sprinklers, Boutique Blanche, Cliff Drive PAC

VOLUNTEERS: Alex Baydala, Carson Eastveld, Linda Edwards. Michael Gallagher, Daniel Lundquist, Taylor Nidoski, Taylor Armitage, Kim Palmatary, Vicki Paramanathan      , Bob Roche Photography , Dana Savage, Trish Steinwand           ,  Naomi Shucard , Louise Watts , Members of Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, Members of TOOBSAUCTION DONORS: Individuals: Tom & Monica Armitage ,Valerie and David Bartlett,  Donna Burke, Len &  Janet Cowan, Craig & Sue Hughes; Gordy & Michelle Jones; Paul & Linda McCabe;; Lisa & Craig Merrit; John & Blythe  Montgomery; Cathy & Trevor Nidoski; & Judith and Keith Walsh, Karen Horn, Tom Siba, Norman Stark, Jeff Scott   

Businesses:  Charity Grow, Corporation of Delta, Find’s Children’s Thrift Store, John’s Thistle Auto, Linda Jones Artist , Long & McQuade Musical Instrument, NAI Holdings, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., Rotary Club of Ladner, Seko Construction & Permasteel , South Coast Tropical Plants , Tiger Tea , Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Thrifty Foods. Thank you Petras café and Videoland Tsawwassen for being our ticket sales venue!

For pictures of the event visit our Facebook gallery (do not need to be a member of Facebook to view) > Rockin for Reach Photo gallery

SOUTHLANDS ANNUAL BIKE-IN SEPTEMBER 7th RAISES $4,000 FOR REACH!

bike_in_event-poster_header.jpgThanks to Century Group, local businesses and guests, the Southlands 2nd Annual Bike-In on Sunday, September 7th in Tsawwassen raised $4,000 for reach Child and Youth Development Society. . Approximately 700 people attended the event on bikes, on foot and other transportation, surpassing last years total. It was a sunny day full of fun for all. Reach would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating sales for the day and for donating their time to support this event: Beach Grove Golf Club, Browns Social House, Century Group, Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Delta Bike, Delta Law Office, Earthwise Society, Farm Fresh Events, Hearthstone Meats, Ian Paton, Mario’s Restaurant, Owl BirdSantuary, Pete Guichon, Felix Farms, Project Pickle, Red Racer Beer Central City Brewing , Save On Foods, South Delta Artists Guild,  Foods Tsawwassen, Thrifty’s Foods Tsawwassen, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club, Urban Bee Supply. Volunteers: Phyllis With, Christine Sutherland, Louise Watts, Linda Ottho, Alissa Horn, Cody Moraze, Cathy Knight and all of the staff at Century group!

 

HELP BUILD A CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

coloured_rendering_cropped_small_file.jpgThe Building for Children Together campaign is raising $4 million to build a community based child development centre in the heart of Ladner B.C.

This exciting project is a partnership between Reach, the Corporation of Delta and the Ladner Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club. Delta has provided the land for the project valued at in excess of $1 million dollars. The rest of this project will depend on you, the community, to help raise the funds. Read about the project on our Building for Children Together campaign website and please consider donating. Together we can make it happen!


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MYLES OF COURAGE
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Myles McKie, a young man with autism shares his story of what it's like growing up with a disability. Through the support of his family, school and service agencies like Reach Child and Youth Development Society, Myles is now changing the lives of others through his advocacy. 


Visit our Make a Donation page to find out how you can help make a difference to the lives of children with special needs.

 

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Provide early and timely intervention for children with special needs in a family-centered manner.

Provide choices and ongoing support to children and families.

Facilitate and support the full integration of all children into our community and exist as a quality community resource for the optimal development of children from infancy onwards.

#3-3800 72nd Street ph. 604-946-6622
Delta, BC, V4K 3N2 fx. 604-946-6223
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