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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. 



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


 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!


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


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.




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. 


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



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 


October 16, 2015

 (Reach Child and Youth Development Society newly elected Board of Directors for 2015/2016:
(from left to righ2015_16_society_board_crop.jpgt)Lynn Haley, Karen Ostrom, (Donna Burke(President) Phyllis With,Marcia McCafferty and Renie D'Aquila (Executive Director) missing: Tom Siba, Guillermo Bustos











(Reach Foundation Board: Bob Mann, Barbara Wallick (Chair), Tom Siba (Treasurer), Jeff Scott and Norman Stark) missing: Tanya Corbet, Denis Horgan, Katherine Bamford, Val Bartlett, Agnes Douglas

Reach Child and Youth Society paid homage to their volunteer community last week at the 2015 AGM. Reach Municipal Liaison Delta Councilor Sylvia Bishop acknowledged Reach volunteers who serve on the Society and Foundation Boards, those who help in Reach programs and volunteers who plan and work on events and participate in  FINDS social enterprise. Last year, Reach’s 60 volunteers contributed a total of 3659 hours. 

Reach also welcomed the newly elected Board of Directors for both the Society and its Foundation Bard for the coming year. Donna Burke, the new president of the Society Board thanked outgoing president of six years, Rob vanSpronssen. She said that he “leaves BIG shoes to fill” on Friday night

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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




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.”



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!”




 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



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.

Photo L:R Charlene Fekeshazy, Tanya Corbet, Joni Wright




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.”



Photo L:R Tanya Corbet, Norman Stark, Barbara Wallick, Stephen Edwards, Renie D'Aquila, Joni Wright, Rae-Anne Schneider, Neve Thomas, Ryan Thomas.. 










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!

photo L:R Jeff Scott, Carter Cooksley, Tanya Corbet, Jill Buchanan, Joni Wright, Barbara Wallick, Norman Stark, Carson Cooksley, Renie D'Aquila



 MATCON CIVIL CONSTRUCTORS INC. DONATE $20,000 TO REACH marcon_civil_constructors_inc.jpg















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.

photo L:R Joni Wright, Lance Perkins, Renie D'Aquila, Tanya Corbet, Adam Whitworth





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 )


Corp Delta Donates to Reach Foundation

 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:




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.




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 - 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



Strawberry Season came early this year and Emma Lea Farms and their customers donated a bumper crop of proceeds to Reach Child and Youth Development Society!

Emma Lea is a fruit and vegetable farm located on Westham Island and June 7th, 2015 marked their second annual Strawberry and Ice cream Fundraiser to benefit Reach. Proceeds from hotdog, milkshake and most importantly, strawberry sundaes totaled $4,604.87. This total is double the 2014 event takings.


 Sadly, the strawberry season has come to an end but not before Emma Lea, their customers and Reach supporters made a huge difference to Reach Foundation. Buying locally and community giving paired up with very sweet results for all concerned. Thank you Emma Lea Farms!




mcdonalds_cheque_presentation_ed.jpgReach Child and Youth Development Society is thrilled to receive almost $13,000 in proceeds from McHappy Day May 6th.

This year’s donation exceeded all expectations and Reach is so thankful to Steve Krawchuk, owner of Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s restaurants, McDonald’s staff, restaurant patrons, community groups and volunteers who came together to make McHappy Day a record fundraising event this past Wednesday.


REACH FOR THE STARS Black & White Gala 2015

reach_gala_2015_kurtis_reid__mayor_jackson.jpgThank you sponsors, donors, volunteers and everyone who attended our gala for the outpouring of support: we raised $100,000 towards our new building for children in the heart of Ladner.

The Building for Children Together Capital Campaign has hit the half-way fundraising mark and Reach is looking forward to breaking ground within the year.

Presenting sponsors: MK Delta Lands Group, Port Metro Vancouver, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Century Group and Ocean Trailer.

Platinum sponsors: Odlum Brown Limited and Agnes Douglas, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor and Hillmar Industries Ltd.

Gold sponsors: Captin Toyota, Fraser Surrey  Docks, Dayhu, Westshore Terminals, Emerson Real Estate Group|Kingswood Capital Corporation

Silver sponsors: Harbour Link Container Services Inc., CN, Best Builders Ltd.

Bronze sponsors: Speedpro Signs, Kidzone Learning Centre, Delta Pacific Seafoods, Envision Financial, RBC

Media sponsors: Delta Optimist, Delta Cable

Auctioneer sponsor: Ritchie Bros.



 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    





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: 


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 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 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 oshratz@ 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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Thank you so much to our caring community!! We raised in excess of $10,000 this holiday season and made a lasting impact on the future of children with special needs. Our Building for Children Together campaign is on the final stretch with $4 million of the $5 million goal. If you would like to donate click HERE





Southlands Bike In- September 2015 raised $4,710 in total for Reachl!! The event itself, THANK YOU Southlands TEAM, raised $5950 which was split equally between Delta Hospital Foundation and Reach. Team Kerry-Lynne Findlay raised $1035 and TOOBS raised $700 for Team Reach-Thank you so much!! What a great afternoon it was and what a terrific community we have!!!







Strawberry Season came early this year and Emma Lea Farms and their customers donated a bumper crop of proceeds to Reach Child and Youth Development Society!


Emma Lea is a fruit and vegetable farm located on Westham Island and June 7th, 2015 marked their second annual Strawberry and Ice cream Fundraiser to benefit Reach. Proceeds from hotdog, milkshake and most importantly, strawberry sundaes totaled $4,604.87. This total is double the 2014 event takings.



Sadly,  strawberry season has come to an end but not before Emma Lea, their customers and Reach supporters made a huge difference to Reach Foundation. Buying locally and community giving paired up with very sweet results for all concerned. Thank you Emma Lea Farms!




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! 

We are thrilled and grateful to receive almost $13,000 in proceeds from McHappy Day 2015.

McHappy Day fundraising would not have been a success without the untiring support of McDonald’s staff –Tsawwassen managed by Holly Sorley and Ladner managed by Cindy Carter. A huge role was also played by volunteers from Reach Society, Delta Secondary School, Century Holdings, Raymond James, Ladner Baptist Church youth group, Ladner Rotary and from the community generally. They greeted folks, worked the drive-thru and crafted with kids. In addition, Reach is very grateful to all South Delta residents who came out and had breakfast, lunch or dinner at McDonald’s on May 6th.  The outpouring of community support for McHappy Day was overwhelming. Local musicians Natasha D’Agostino, Christine Magee, Amanda Stanyer, Mike and Em Greene plus family, Peg Keenleyside and Ashley Lucky of Tropical Heat volunteered their time to perform at Ladner and Tsawwassen restaurants. Southpointe Academy Songfire Choir and Jazz Band, Delta Secondary Choir, May Queen Hana and Princess Kayt came and shared their talent. BC Guide Dogs were at both sites in the morning and afternoon. Visits from Delta Police and Delta Firefighters added to the excitement and Delta Cable and Delta Optimist were on the scene recording the day’s events as they unfolded.



reach_gala_2015_tanya_corbet_crop.jpgReach received overwhelming community support on Saturday April 25th, at their 3rd Annual Reach for the Stars Gala. Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick’s goal that this year’s gala proceeds would “be even better than last year’s” was more than achieved when the fundraising total topped $100,000 in comparison to $60,000 in 2014.



  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!






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. 






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   



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;  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


duet_bikes.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!



new_rendering_pic_mini_no_wordmark_copy.jpgThe Building for Children Together campaign is raising $5 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 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.

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