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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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Reach staff interviewed on Joy TV June 2017

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Executive Director Renie D'Aquila and Positive Behavioural Support Consultant Monisha Jassi appeared on the Harpreet Singh show June 24 at 8pm and again on June 26 at 7 am. Renie and Monisha raised awareness in the South Asian Community of the help available through Reach for children with special needs.  Please watch the interview HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reach Annual General Meeting is  August 10, 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Director at Reach? Reach Society Directors will be elected at the AGM. This year's AGM will be held at Beach Grove Golf Course, 5946 12th Ave., Delta from 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information phone us at 604-946-6622 ext. 0

     

Reach awarded United Against Bullying Grant May 11, 2017

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(May 11, 2017) Teresa Lynne and Mike Bismeyer from SEON, Safe Fleet, visited Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a $1000 grant from their United Against Bullying initiative (UAB). A total of $50,000 was distributed to organizations in North America this year from UAB, the national social campaign of Safe Fleet, provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, and its subsidiaries.

"Our United Against Bullying initiative is truly allowing us to make a difference and network with community heroes like Reach Child and Youth Development Society," said Mike Bismeyer, Seon Manager. "Their efforts to educate with inclusiveness and compassion are a perfect match with our belief that "Kindness is Cool".  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast Seeds Tomato Seedling Fundraiser May 6 & 7, 2017

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Since 1983, West Coast Seeds has been supporting organic gardening efforts by providing grower quality seeds to markets growers and home gardeners. West Coast Seeds supported Reach Society on the May 6th and 7th weekend by donating proceeds of their annual seedling sale.  Reach staff were on hand to raise awareness of Reach Society's services. A total of $3750 was raised.

 

    

McHappy Day Benefitted Reach for the 10th Year May 3rd, 2017  

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We're so grateful for all the community support we received on McHappy Day! A big thank you to McDonald's for supporting Reach Child and Youth Development Society: $10,024 was raised !!

  

 

 

 

 

Shredding Fundraiser April 29

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Huge thank you to ReMax Progroup Realty and Raymond James | South Delta Financial Group for mounting this fundraiser for the 3rd year in a row for us!  Although the weather was rainy, there was a steady stream of cars bringing paper to shred on site by donation. A total of $3,115 was raised at Saturday's event. Our dedicated volunteers were undeterred by the downpour that started lunchtime.

 

 

 

 

 

Reach for the Stars Gala held April 8, 2017 Raises $100,000

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The 5th Annual Reach for the Stars fundraising gala benefitting the Reach Building for Children Together  campaign was an outstanding success on many levels. “The positive energy radiating from the 270 guests and volunteers who came together in support of Reach on Saturday evening was overwhelming and filled my heart with immense warmth and pride at being a part of such an amazing organization”, shared Reach Fundraising Manager Kristin Bibbs. “It was truly an incredible demonstration of how deeply Reach is valued within our community.” May Days Choir youth including members with autism received a standing ovation for their performance of “Fight Song”.  Local resident and 104.3FM radio host Kelly Latremouille emceed the event and Councilor and MLA Candidate Ian Payton was auctioneer. Presenting sponsors Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Canadian Autoparts Toyota (CAPTIN) Raffles and all sponsors, auction donors and guests attending helped raise $100,000.

 

 

 

Province of BC Donates $20,000 March 17, 2017

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North Delta MLA Scott Hamilton presented Reach Child and Youth Society Executive Director Renie D’Aquila with a donation of $20,000 towards Reach Foundation’s Building for Children Together campaign. This is in addition to the Ministry of Children and Family’s commitment of $211,346 to fund 20 new preschool spaces for children aged three to five years-old in 2016. “We are very pleased that the Province of BC continues to invest in infrastructure needed to support children and youth with special needs as this new community based child development centre will be a significant resource to our community” said Reach’s Executive Director, Renie D’Aquila.  “MLA, Scott Hamilton has been has been a strong proponent for families who have children with special needs.”

 

Dayhu Group and Boundary Bay Industrial Park Support Reach

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Reach Child and Youth Development Society ED Renie D’Aquila and Fundraising Manager Kristin Bibbs met with Dayhu Group’s COO Paul Tilbury and owner Shirley Barnett at Boundary Bay Industrial Park to receive a $50,000 donation on behalf of Boundary Bay Holdings, Astra Concrete Pumping, BC Comfort Air Conditioning, , CAN TEC Electrical Services Ltd., Landrock Excavating, Ottens Landscaping and Winvan Paving.

In Remembrance - Captain Norman Stark

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Reach Foundation Director Norman Stark passed away on December 14th, 2016. He was a generous man and a community leader whose genuine satisfaction came from helping, supporting and encouraging others. Norman had a lasting impact on Reach and he was instrumental to the success of our capital campaign and  in doing so he helped create the foundation that will help generations of children to come.  Norman guided us and taught us, inspired us  and lead by example and with integrity.  He touched many of our lives deeply with his  wisdom and caring ways.  Norman will live on in our hearts and in our memories and in the lives of all the children who will receive help as a result of Norman’s commitment to Reach. In honour of his work with us, Norman's family kindly requested that donations be sent to Reach Foundation in lieu of flowers. Since his passing, we have received an outpouring of support in his memory.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARF Survey at Reach December 2016

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CARF Surveyors Jeanne Marshall and Marge Watson pictured with Renie D’Aquila, Reach Society ED and Elysa Philip, Reach Quality Improvement Coordinator.Reach Child and Youth Development Society was commended for meeting all but 2 of the 837 Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities standards. As a result of the survey Reach Society was recognized as being leaders in the field, for its progressive attitude and its drive to help educate the community. Reach’s fundraising and capital campaign along with its approach to strategic planning and its significant investment in health and safety were also considered noteworthy by the CARF Surveyors.

 

 

 

 

 Shredding at South Delta Financial Group | Raymond James Ladner

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DELTA, BC (Nov.5, 2016) –   South Delta Financial Group | Raymond James and Re/Max Pro Group Realty partnered to bring the second annual fall shredding event  to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society in Ladner on Saturday. Despite the rain, a huge number of local residents came out to Raymond James parking lot and took advantage of this great service. An amazing five tons of paper were shredded and recycled saving an estimated 60 mature trees.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and its Port of Vancouver Gala partners' contribution secures completion of new Reach Centre construction!

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Photo L: R Back Row: Scott Hamilton, George Harvey, Denis Horgan, Robin Silvester, Myles McKie, Jeff Scott, Eric Waltz, Donna Burke. Front Row: Sylvia Bishop, Mayor Lois Jackson, Ian Sandham, Kurtis Reid. Absent: Brad Eshleman, Maksim Mihic

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DELTA, BC (September 16, 2016) - Reach Child and Youth Society, along with its building project partners the Corporation of Delta and the Ladner-Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club, is ecstatic to announce funding that will complete the construction of the new Reach child development centre. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and its Port Gala partners, DP World Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, Global Container Terminals, and Western Stevedoring, together committed to contributing the remaining $400,000 needed to complete the construction component of Reach’s $5-million Building for Children Together project.   

BOUNDARY BAY BLUEBACKS swim for Reach Society!

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Denise Sheridan, Reach Teens Program Coordinator accepts the generous donation to her program and Preschool Programs from local swim club the Boundary Bay Bluebacks. The swim club held a swim-a-thon during summer 2016 and swam an amazing 119,530 meters! The Bluebacks welcome children of all abilities and was happy to raise funds for kids in the local community in an inclusive setting.  

 

 

 

BUILDING FOR CHILDREN TOGETHER Groundbreaking Event!

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DELTA, BC (June.23, 2016) –  Reach Child and Youth Development Society, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta and the Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen celebrated breaking ground this afternoon for the new Ladner Reach Child Development Centre. Reach supporter TFN chief Bryce Williams performed a traditional welcome prior to a campaign update from the Reach Foundation. To date more than $4.6 million of the approximately $5.6 million needed to erect and furnish the new centre has been donated including a $1 million plus a similar value in kind contribution from Corporation of Delta and $250,000 from Delta Agricultural Society, in addition to a myriad of community, business and individual donations.

 

  Reach for the Stars- The RED Gala raises $110,000!

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 Delta, BC (Apr.23, 2016) -

Reach Child and Youth Development Society held their 4th annual gala Saturday night to benefit the Building for Children Together capital campaign. The Passion for Potential theme was validated by the crowd in a big way with the fundraising total for the evening surpassing last year at $110,000, $10,000 more than in 2015. Commenting on the overall success of the Red Gala Reach Society President, Donna Burke notes “Our Boards and staff are humbled and deeply touched by the circle of support that has surrounded this project and the families that we support.”   Native North Deltan and Global BC TV news anchor Steve Darling returned as MC at the Red Gala and entertained the crowds throughout the night with his wit and charm.  Century Group and Port of Vancouver were presenting sponsors and Canadian Autoparts Toyota sponsored Reach for the Stars at the platinum level. 

 

Reach Play & Learn Centre and EYC open at NDRC!

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DELTA,BC (Apr.02, 2016) - Grand opening of the North Delta Recreation Centre  expansion boasts a new home for Reach Play and Learn Centre and the Early Years Centre. The date corresponded with National Autism Day and Reach Child and Youth Development Society lit it up blue to show support for those with autism! Many families came by and visited our display as well as dropping in to have their children experience the new Reach space first-hand.  

 

 

 

Global BC | Variety Telethon 2016 airs Reach Footage

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Global BC Morning News was on site filming Reach Therapies programs for the VarietyTelethon. The footage aired on February 14 and featured physiotherapy and speech therapies. Another segment that aired both days featured an overview of Reach Child and Youth Development Society. View here.

 

 

 

 

Minister Carla Qualtrough visits Reach Society.

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DELTA, BC (Feb.10, 2016) – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, MP, Canada's new Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited Reach Child and Youth Development Society this week. She participated in story time at Reach Ladner Inclusive Preschool and spoke to staff member Hazel Cooksley about Reach’s ABA program and Reach Foundation Director, Tanya Corbett about the value of Reach Society’s autism programs. 

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DEC.07, 2015 KRPI Interview with Dr. Jasbir Romana raises $4000+

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Reach Society ED Renie D'Aquila, Associate ED Lisa Woudzia, PBS Consultant Monisha Jassi and Delta Councilor Sylvia Bishop were on South Asian radio1550 AM earlier this month. Reach services to children with developmental disabilities and their families were discussed to raise awareness. The Reach Building for Children Together campaign was also explained. KRPI Radio listeners and the South Asian community have since donated over $4000 to Reach! We are so grateful for the outpouring of support. To donate CLICK HERE 

 Emma Lea Farms Gives BERRY Generously!

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DELTA, BC (August 31, 2016) –  Joanne and Kevin Husband with daughter Katie Leek presented Reach Foundation Chair Denis Horgan and ED Renie D’Aquila with a cheque for $4132.21 from this year’s Canada Day Strawberry Fundraiser. Over the last three years, Emma Lea Farms has contributed $11,031 to the Building for Children Together project.  

PORT COMMUNITY GIVES SUPPORT TO THOSE IN NEED

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VANCOUVER, BC (Feb.23, 2016)-Each year, the port authority stands alongside port terminals, DP World, Fraser Surrey Docks, Global Container Terminals, and Western Stevedoring, to support communities in need through the annual Port Gala.In 2015, three local organizations, Mission Possible, Harvest Project, and Reach Child and Youth Development Society, each received $80,000 from the port community.“The port exists to facilitate Canada’s trade objectives, and to serve the people who live in this region and across the country,” said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port Metro Vancouver. “The port authority, port tenants and terminals strive to be good neighbours to the communities we operate in, and the Port Gala is just one way we try to give back.”

Photo L:R Jeff Scott, CEO, Fraser Surrey Docks; Joni Wright, Fundraising Manager, Reach; Dave Lucas, VP Operations, Western Stevedoring; Robin Silvester, President and CEO, Port Metro Vancouver; Maksim Mihic, CEO, DP World; Denis Horgan, Chair, Reach Foundation; Chris Ng, VP Marketing & Sales, Global Container Terminals; Tanya Corbet, Director, Reach Foundation

 

BA BLACKTOP DONATES $10,000 TO REACH

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DELTA, BC (Nov.30, 2015) –   Kees van der Werff, President & CEO and Simon Daniels, VP Transportation & Infrastructure  at BA Blacktop visited Reach Child and Youth Society on Monday to present a $10,000 cheque. Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick commented, “we are delighted with this generous contribution to the Building Together for Children Campaign and so pleased to welcome BA Blacktop to Reach’s family of donors.” BA Blacktop has a significant number of projects underway in the Delta area and were happy to have an opportunity to support a local charity. Simon Daniels explained: “in 2016, BA Blacktop Ltd. will celebrate our 60th Anniversary. We believe a company lasts this long because we work hard to be responsible and accountable, and to be a positive contributor to the community. Reach Child and Youth Society helps families with special needs to have a better life together. We see Reach as a Social Partner who clearly demonstrates our core values of helping others and building together.”

REMAX PROGROUP & RAYMOND JAMES SOUTH DELTA FINANCIAL GROUP DONATE $7022

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Delta, BC (November 28, 2015) - ReMax Progroup Realty and South Delta Financial Group-Raymond James supported local children with developmental disabilities and the environment last weekend! The hugely successful fundraiser to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society raised $7022 and three tons of paper were shredded and recycled saving 54 mature trees!

November was Raymond James Cares Month and the Raymond James Foundation matched all donations given for shredding Nov.28 at Raymond James in Ladner to total the generous contribution.

 Reach Society Fundraising Manager Joni Wright said, “South Delta Financial Group advisors have been huge cheerleaders for Reach: as community ambassadors and as volunteers at our events.  We’re so grateful to Eleanor Calderwood, Vicki Chatterley and Zahir Dossa at Raymond James and to Bob Cooke at  ReMax who initiated the shredding for charity event: talk about community support!”

 

LADNER VILLAGE MARKET DONATES $4000 TO REACH!

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 DELTA, BC (November 6, 2015) – The Ladner Village Market presented Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a $4000 cheque yesterday. This generous donation to the Reach “Building for Children Together” campaign was contributed by the market managers of the Ladner Village Market. The Ladner Village Market will be 20 years old in 2016. Emphasis on “Make it, Bake it, Grow it” has made the market one of the largest in western Canada and it featured 160 artisan vendors each market day this year. The Ladner Village Market managers, Bill and Tracey McKnight, Jan Salvador, Jill McKnight and Stephen Smith, presented the cheque to Reach at Kinsmen House in Ladner, the building site of Reach’s new development centre. Barbara Westlake, chair of Reach Foundation commented, “We are deeply moved by the local community support that this cheque represents.”

Photo L:R Barbara Wallick, Bill McKnight, Tracey McKnight, Jan Salvador, Stephen Smith, Jill McKnight, Renie D’Aquila

 100 WOMEN WHO CARE DONATE TO REACH

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Vancouver, BC (September 15, 2015)

Reach was selected tonight by 100 Women Who Care Vancouver as the charity to receive a donation of over $4,500 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Waterfront.

 100 Women Who Care Vancouver want to be a part of a community that believes in the spirit of giving. Our goal is to support the wonderful non-profit and charitable organizations that work at the grassroots level in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. There are so many groups that are working to make our community a better, healthier, stronger place to live that don’t get all the funding they need to achieve their operating goals.

Reach Foundation director Tanya Corbet gave the winning presentation. Three charities are invited to present to the group and members vote for the charity they choose to donate to. The women meet four times a year for an hour long meeting, and together we aim to raise $40,000+ annually for charity.

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$100,000 DONATION FROM GCT CANADA

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Delta, BC (September 4, 2015)

GCT Canada invested in the future of children with special needs today with a $100,000 cheque for Reach’s “Building for Children Together” capital campaign.  “We are so grateful to receive this level of corporate support from GCT Canada,” said Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick. “Funding like this is instrumental in starting to build a future that includes children with special needs and their families”.  GCT Canada has long been a supporter of the Reach Foundation, including serving as a gold sponsor at the 2014 and 2015 Reach gala fundraisers.  

“As the largest maritime employer in Canada, GCT has been integral in the development of the Pacific Gateway since 1907. We have a deep and ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of our staff and workforce, many of whom live in the surrounding areas,” noted Stephen Edwards, President & CEO of GCT Canada’s parent company, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. “We are proud to stand behind Reach and support this much-needed initiative. Together, we can help further the growth and development of generations to come.”

 

 

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 FRASER SURREY DOCKS DONATE $50,000 TO REACH

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Surrey, BC (September 3, 2015) Reach Foundation board members, executive director and young graduates of Reach programs, Carson and Carter, were very happy to receive a very significant donation from Fraser Surrey Docks today. CEO Jeff Scott noted it was "an opportunity to give back" and that he was "pleased and proud to participate."

Reach has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Fraser Surrey Docks. They were gold sponsors at Reach for the Stars Galas 2013, 2014 and again this year. Jeff is also a volunteer director on the Reach Foundation Board.

We are thrilled with the momentum that our building for children together campaign is gathering. Thank you to our terrific community!

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Delta, BC (September 2, 2015) Reach Foundation director Tanya Corbet, executive director Renie D'Aquila and fundraising manager Joni Wright were thrilled to receive a $20,000 contribution from Matcon Civil Constructors today. Matcon supported their community in a big way just as is says on their banner! Lance Perkins, VP Construction and Adam Whitworth, VP Operations for Matcon  both were present to make the generation donation. The funds will be used to help build the new Reach child development centre in the heart of Ladner.

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ENVISION FINANCIAL DONATES $25,000 TO REACH

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DELTA, BC (August 6, 2015) – Reach Child and Youth Development Society was grateful to recently receive a $25,000 grant from the First West Foundation - Envision Financial Community Endowment towards their Building for Children Together Capital Campaign. Added to another donation of $25,000 in 2012, as well as $2,000 from First West employees in 2014, this makes a $52,000 total contribution to Reach. “Envision and its employees have offered a myriad of support and volunteering over the years to take us closer to its ultimate goal of helping more kids,” states Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director, Reach Society. 

The purpose of First West Foundation is to support initiatives that help create resourceful and resilient communities. The Envision Financial Community Endowment funding focus is on programs supporting vulnerable populations. Reach Society’s slogan is “Believing in Potential” and helps to transform possibilities in to reality for children with special needs and their families. The relationship between First West and Reach is very much built on a foundation of shared values and purpose.

Photo L:R (with cheque) Barbara Wallick, Reach Foundation chair, Peter Podovinikoff, First West Foundation Chair, Renie D’Aquila, Reach executive director, Geoffrey Willers, Envision manager (Ladner), Courtney Roth, Envision branch manager (Tsawwassen )

 MUNICIPAL HALL DONATES $1 MILLION TO "BUILDING FOR CHILDREN TOGETHER" CAMPAIGN

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 Delta has once again showed its support in a big way for the Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Delta council announced Monday that it had agreed to provide a financial contribution of $1 million for the society's capital campaign to build a 21,600-square-foot support centre on 47th Avenue in Ladner. The Corporation of Delta has already provided the land, which is valued in excess of $1 million. Several directors and other members of the society were at Monday's meeting and were elated with the news. "We're just absolutely thrilled. It gets us that much closer," said Barbara Wallick, chair for the Reach Charitable Foundation.

Executive director Renie D'Aquila also said she was thrilled and that the society is appreciative of Delta's ongoing support. The society hopes to begin construction next spring by first demolishing the Kinsmen House at the edge of Memorial Park. The new building is estimated to cost $5.4 million, a figure that includes construction, contingency, furnishings and an outdoor playground. Reach has already raised around $2.6 million and secured another $100,000, specifically for the playground. The $1 million contribution from Delta gets the project that much closer to reality. Once built, the centre will be owned by Delta and leased to Reach.

The new centre will give Reach a much larger place to provide programs for youth with special needs. When the Kinsmen House is replaced, the Kinsmen Club, also a partner in the project, will use space in the new building. Reach's current centre on 72nd Street in East Ladner, formerly a residence for mentally challenged youth, is clearly in a less than ideal location, cramped, antiquated and prone to flooding. The non-profit group, which has been providing services to youth and their families since 1959, serves hundreds of youths annually, saying children with special needs are at risk of being left behind without early support. - See more at: http://www.delta-optimist.com/news/reach-gets-1-million-from-municipal-hall-1.2000801#sthash.1PAds73s.dpuf

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TIPS OVER HALF-WAY MARKER - DONOR RECOGNITION JUNE 24,2015

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Reach Child and Youth Development Society, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta and the Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen celebrates passing the halfway point in their $5-million “Building for Children Together” capital campaign today with the unveiling of a new building sign at the future home of the Reach Centre.  

TFN Chief Bryce Williams opened the proceedings with a traditional welcome. Society president Rob vanSpronssen gave a heartwarming speech prior the the new sign unveil pictured here. From left to right, Dave MacMillan, Ian Sandham, Sylvia Bishop, Mayor Jackson, Barbara Wallick and Rob vanSpronssen.

The proposed 20,000 square foot building will replace the current Ladner Kinsmen House at 47th Avenue and allow Reach Society to provide more programs for children with special needs and increase the number of children served. In addition, the new location at the heart of Ladner will make Reach services more visible and easily accessible to families. “We are thrilled to have achieved this important point in our capital campaign and grateful to our many generous donors who have helped us get here,” said Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director for the Reach Child and Youth Development Society. “With continued support we will meet our fundraising goal and begin construction on this new community resource in spring 2016.”  To date more than $2.5 million has been raised from individual and community donors, including the Delta Agricultural Society, Port Metro Vancouver Gala and Partners, Westshore Terminals Ltd., John and Lindae Thomas, and Century Group. The Corporation of Delta has also provided land for the new centre, valued in excess of half a million.  Once complete, the new three-story Reach Centre will serve as place of learning and belonging for children with special needs and their families, providing therapy and counseling rooms, youth program areas, specialized lending libraries, an inclusive pre-school with accessible playground, and expanded event space for municipal, business and community use.

 

FINDS THRIFT STORE CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY - JUNE 2015

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Specialty children’s thrift store ‘Finds’, in the heart of Ladner, celebrates its 1st Anniversary this June. All proceeds benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society.  Reach Society’s social enterprise specializes in all things baby and child: clothes, shoes, toys, strollers, high chairs and more.

Finds customer Carole Douglas reports, “the shop is very well organized, clean, well-decorated and smells wonderful”. Finds could not exist without the volunteers who man it and the local people who donate to it. Jean Heggie, Finds volunteer, says, “it’s not a junk store, we have good quality items.”    Jean enjoys interacting with the clientele. It’s a chance to network with parent and grandparent customers over the similar focus of their lives - kids and grandkids!

 

Linda Edwards, Finds volunteer scheduler, cites the importance of organization and ability to see results where she volunteers as making the experience rewarding. She also reports meeting fantastic life-long friends through volunteering. In addition, volunteering can provide a sense of belonging to those new to the area.  Finds is currently looking for new volunteers to join the team. There are shifts available, 10-2, Tuesday to Saturday at 4927 Elliott St. Ladner. Finds store volunteers have the opportunity to sift through new-to-you treasures for the special little people in their lives while contributing to a great cause.  For more information - www.reachdevelopment.org/FINDS or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Photo: FINDS volunteers (L:R) Marcia McCafferty, Mary McCafferty, Yvonne McGuire, Donna Grant, Louise Wright, Gayle Quattrocchi and Joanne Kirkham

 

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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 ONGOING 

 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 IS ONGOING at Reach Preschool South Delta (Ladner) and at Reach Preschool North Delta. Spaces available on a first come, first served basis.   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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HELP BUILD A CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

new_rendering_pic_mini_no_wordmark_copy.jpgThe Building for Children Together campaign is raising $57 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. We have reached the $5 million mark! We are currently fundraising for building contents.  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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