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COSTCO GIVES $5000 GRANT TO REACH

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Delta, BC (April 3, 2017)

Photo L:R Teresa Domowicz, Renie D'Aquila, Kristin Bibbs, Denise Sheridan, Susan Ness

Costco representatives Susan Domowicz and Susan Ness visited Reach today with a $5000 donation for Building for Children Together. Both Teresa and Susan showed a great deal of interest in a tour of our Reach office and learning about what programs and services we offer to children and youth with needs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROVINCE OF BC DONATES $20,000 TO REACH BUILDING CAMPAIGN

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DELTA, BC (March 17, 2017)

 

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 DONATES TO REACH

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DELTA, BC (February 28, 2017)  –   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. Boundary Bay Industrial Park will generate close to $1 billion of economic activity and provide 1000 jobs in Delta.

 

Already a strong existing supporter of Reach Society, Dayhu facilitated gathering donations from other Boundary Bay Industrial Park businesses.  In recent years Dayhu Group has also supported Reach for the Stars fundraising galas for the last three years as a gold sponsor. “The work Reach does in the Delta community is immeasurable” explains Paul Tilbury, “and we are delighted to be able to support them as they move towards their new facility and a greater impact on the lives of so many children.”

 

“Dayhu Group’s commitment to helping vulnerable children in our community is both admirable and heart-warming”, said Reach ED Renie D’Aquila, “they have a long standing history with our organization and in making a difference for local families.”

“We’d also personally commend Astra Concrete Pumping, BC Comfort Air Conditioning, Boundary Bay Holdings, CAN TEC Electrical Services Ltd., Landrock Excavating, Ottens Landscaping and Winvan Paving for joining in our quest to support more children with special needs in the community,” added D’Aquila.

RAYMOND JAMES FOUNDATION & SOUTH DELTA FINANCIAL GROUP VISIT REACH.

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Jan. 25, 2017- Raymond James Foundation Chair Janine Davies and South Delta Financial principals Zahir Dossa, Eleanor Calderwood and Vicki Chatterley with staff members made a special visit to present November 2016 shredding funds that were matched by the Raymond James Foundation.

South Delta Financial Group | Raymond James and Re/Max Pro Group Realty partnered to bring the second annual fall Ladner shredding event  to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society last 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 environmentally impactful five tons of paper were shredded and recycled, saving an estimated 60 mature trees.

Raymond James Foundation matched the $3469 in donations raised at the event once again this year, as part of Raymond James Cares Month, totaling $6938.  $7022 was raised at the Ladner event in November 2015, making the two year contribution close to $14,000. “We value our community”, says South Delta Financial Group’s Eleanor Calderwood, “and we are happy to help.”

WALES MCLELLAND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AT OUR BUILDING SITE. 

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Nov.14, 2016 - Reach Foundation Chair Denis Horgan, Renie D'Aquila, Reach ED and Doug Scott, President of Wales McLelland at the new building site. Wales McLelland, a Reach donor, is constructing Reach’s new child development centre scheduled for completion in September 2017 in the heart of Ladner. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANCEY'S "TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE PROGRAM" KICKS OFF FF&E CAMPAIGN

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Bob and Linda Chancey presented Reach with the first donation to the Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment component of the Building for Children Together Campaign. Now that the $5million construction goal is reached, the building contents must be fundraised. The Chancey's "Together We Can Do More" program gives 8% back to the community non-profit of your choice if you use them as your real estate company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REACH RECOGNIZES LIONS CLUB CONTRIBUTION TO BUILDING FOR CHILDREN TOGETHER

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The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club has been a friend of Reach Child and Youth Development Society and children with special needs for more than 20 years.

One of only two Lions Clubs worldwide to serve two countries at the same time, the Boundary Bay Club supports both Tsawwassen and Point Roberts. Today, Reach Foundation recognized a $50,000 donation from the Tsawwassen Club and a $50,000 US contribution from the Lions Club International in support of a new Therapy room for children with speech language, occupational and physiotherapy needs.

 

Don Wight, Lions Immediate Past District Governor stated, “All Lions are proud to be a part of an organization that commits itself to helping those who need assistance to appreciate and enjoy the opportunities so many have.  Lions were founded on the belief that the strength and growth of our communities comes from service. The efforts of the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club to raise the funds necessary and successfully request matching funds from the Foundation arm of Lions Clubs International has been extraordinary. Congratulations to all members of this great club. Service for any and all is a Lions Pride.”

 

 

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.
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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 today a funding commitment 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.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has committed $100,000 of that amount toward the project, and the Port Gala partners, which also includes the port authority, are contributing an additional $300,000.

 The Port Gala is an annual fundraising event that brings together port tenants, suppliers and partners to help raise awareness and funds for important community organizations. To date, the five port organizations have committed $788,000 in total to Reach.

 “As the federal authority that oversees and manages the Port of Vancouver, one of our goals is to enable thriving communities in the municipalities we operate in, including here in Delta,” said Robin Silvester, President and CEO, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “Together with our tenant and terminal partners, it is our privilege to help support Reach serve more children, youth and families through this new facility.”

 At a recognition event held today at Tsawwassen Springs for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and its Port Gala partners, keynote speaker and Reach alumnus Myles McKie shared insights of living with autism and highlighted the difference that support from the new Reach Centre will make to children with developmental disabilities.

 This pivotal donation comes at a time when construction is beginning and the foundation is being laid for the new child development centre. “By investing in this centre, Port Gala partners are investing in building a future for children with special needs in our community,” said Reach Executive Director, Renie D’Aquila.

EMMA LEA FARMS DONATE IN A BERRY BIG WAY

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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.

 When asked about their reasons for donating to the new Reach Child Development Centre, Emma Lea’s Katie Leek volunteered that she has a close friend with a child with special needs and she knows firsthand how consuming care can be. Joanne Husband said that she is fortunate that her children and grandchildren were typically developing and wants to help children and families who struggle with developmental delays. Kevin Husband is a member of the Delta Agricultural Society and is happy to contribute to projects that purposefully strive for the betterment of the community

FORTIS BC DONATES $10,000 TO REACH AT CHAMBER AFTER 5 EVENT

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Photo L:R (Guillermo Bustos, Ryan Ormerod, Ulf Ottho, ; Donna Burke, Reach Society President; Renie D’Aquila, Reach Executive Director; Vivianna Zanocco, FortisBC; Tanya Corbet, Foundation Director; Agnes Douglas, Reach Foundation Director.

DELTA, BC (August 16, 2016) –   Delta Chamber of Commerce After 5 Business Socials are informal networking opportunities for local businesses and organizations.  This month’s event, hosted by the Beach Grove Golf Club, gave members the opportunity to witness Fortis BC’s commitment to the wellbeing of communities first hand. Fortis BC presented local non-profit Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a generous $10,000 contribution towards its Building for Children Together project.

FortisBC funds initiatives that support stronger and healthier communities. Reach Society’s project will see a new child development center constructed to support children with special needs and their families in an easily accessible location on municipally donated land.

“We’re proud to be supporting Reach Society’s efforts to make programs, services, resources and support more accessible”, said Viviana Zanocco, Community and Aboriginal Relations Manager. “This contribution builds on a long history of FortisBC – and our employees – giving back to the communities where we live and work.”

 

PROVINCE OF BC CONTRIBUTES $211,346 TO BUILDING TO CHILDREN TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

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North Delta MLA Scott Hamilton gave a heartfelt speech supporting Reach's Building for Children Together campaign at the groundbreaking event for the new building June 23, 2016. He also reiterated 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. “Multiple studies indicate that a child’s development and success at school are greatly improved if children receive early attention during their formative years,” said Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton. “Parents will also appreciate having greater access to day care options.”

VARIETY - THE CHILDREN'S CHARITY ANNOUNCES $182,700 CONTRIBUTION

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Kristy Gill, Executive Director of Variety - The Children’s Charity, spoke to Variety’s long-standing relationship with Reach at the Building for Children Together ground breaking event June 23, 2016. She said, “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Reach with a grant for $182,700 towards construction and equipment for the new Centre. We were there in 1966 helping to build the original Variety Farm on this property, and here we are again, 50 years later, celebrating our teamwork that ensures kids with special needs reach their unique potential.”

LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES SUPPORT REACH:

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DELTA, BC (May 19, 2016) – With support from the Corporation of Delta-  Delta Aggregates and Mainland Sand & Gravel ULC pulled out the stops to get sand delivered to Reach’s  new building site in Ladner in short order. In a community show of support of enormous scale, coordinated by Delta Aggregates truck drivers volunteered their time to deliver almost half of the 550 truckloads of sand to 5050 47th Ave- the location of Reach’s new child development centre. Delta Aggregates also provided in kind excavator services for unloading the preload sand. Mainland Sand & Gravel ULC generously provided approximately 5,000 cubic meters of Fraser River preload sand and will also donate trucking to remove the sand after the soil settles.

 The preload phase of construction is estimated to be complete by August or September 2016 at which time the building’s construction will start. “What a great way to get this project started with this wonderful community contribution from Delta Aggregates and Mainland Sand and Gravel” said Executive Director Renie D’Aquila.  ‘This community based child development centre will help vulnerable children for generations to come.”

McHAPPY DAY 2016 RAISES $9000+

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Delta, BC (May 4, 2016) -

Tsawwassen and Ladner McDonald’s hosted a feel-good, community-based McHappy Day to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society again this year. Sales of Red boots, Big Macs, coffee drinks, Happy Meals, socks and other branded merchandise as well as direct donations to Reach totaled $ 9322.00   “We are so appreciative of Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonalds and we really applaud owner, Steve Krawchuk for his tremendous commitment to children with special needs through this event for the past 10 years.” states Reach Executive Director.

REACH FOR THE STARS 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.

PORT COMMUNITY SUPPORTS THOSE IN NEED


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Vancouver BC (February 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.”

Last year marked the 16th year for the Port Gala, an event that brings together port  terminals, suppliers and others to help raise awareness and funds for important community organizations. The gala took place on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver. A record number 500 guests attended the event and approximately $240,000 was raised for communities in need.

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)

 


 

SOUTH ASIAN KRPI RADIO LISTENERS DONATE $4300 TO REACH!

DELTA, BC (December 07, 2015) – Reach Child and Youth Development Society staff Renie D'Aquila, Lisa Woudzia, Monisha Jassi and Delta Councilor Sylvia Bishop- Municipal Liaison to Reach were interviewed on KRPI South Asian radio1550 AM in early December by Dr. Jasbir Romana. Dr Romana, host of the KRPI morning show, raised awareness of Reach services to children with developmental disabilities and their families. Information was shared on to assist Punjabi speaking families learn more about  programs and services available to support the development of children with special needs as well as Reach’s capital campaign.

 “We fundraise to address unmet needs in our communities”, said Reach ED Renie D’Aquila.  KRPI listeners were introduced to the Reach Foundation’s Building for Children Together Capital Campaign to build a new child development centre. Having reached the $4 million mark of the $5 million goal, Reach will break ground for the new building this spring.

Councilor Bishop stated, “The Corporation of Delta is dedicated to seeing Reach’s new child development centre built in order to lay a strong foundation to serve children with special needs and their families in the future.” The new building will allow Reach Society to provide more programs for children with special needs and increase the number of children served. Reach Society was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from South Asian radio listeners who contributed $4300 to build Reach’s new child development centre during the month of December.

BA BLACKTOP DONATES $10,000 TO REACH

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PHOTO L:R (Barbara Wallick, Tanya Corbet, Simon Daniels, Kees van der Werff, Renie D’Aquila, Joni Wright)

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.”

REACH SHREDDING FUNDRAISER RAISES $7022

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DELTA, BC (Nov.28, 2015) –   ReMax Progroup Realty and South Delta Financial Group-Raymond James supported local children with developmental disabilities and the environment last month! 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. “Raymond James is committed to giving back in the communities in which we live and work” explains South Delta Financial Group’s Eleanor Calderwood.

 

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 Progroup who initiated the shredding for charity event: talk about community support!”

 

Every Agent at Remax Progroup Realty, the market leaders in South Delta real estate, contribute a portion of their earned commissions to a Community Promotion fund which is reinvested into charities and events in Ladner, Tsawwassen and various lower mainland charities. Events are listed on the Facebook Remax Progroup Realty page.

LADNER VILLAGE MARKET DONATES $4000 TO REACH

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

DELTA, BC (November 5, 2015) – The Ladner Village Market presented Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a $4000 cheque today. 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 Wallick, chair of Reach Foundation commented, “We are deeply moved by the local community support that this cheque represents.”

GLOBAL CONTAINER TERMINALS CANADA DONATE $100,000 TO REACH

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

DELTA, BC (September 4, 2015) – GCT Canada has 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.”

 


FRASER SURREY DOCKS DONATE $50,000 TO REACH

 

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

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!

MATCON CIVIL CONSTRUCTORS DONATE $20,000 TO REACH

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVISION FINANCIAL DONATES $25,000 TO REACH

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Photo L:R (holding 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 )

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.

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

Corp Delta Announcement July 2015Delta 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.iolA83Vq.dpuf

DONOR RECOGNITION EVENT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

We are celebrating being over half-way there on our $5 million Building for Children Together capital campaign fundraising goal!Reach, in partnership with the Corporation of Delta and the Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen, will be announcing Kin House in Ladner as the future home of Reach Child and Youth Development Society at the Donor Recognition Event next week. rendering_with_children_JuneThe new building will provide:

• A meeting space for the Kinsmen Club.
• More counseling and therapy rooms.
• Youth program areas.
• Inclusive preschool with an accessible playground   for community use.
• Expanded events room for community groups and municipal  and community programs and workshops.

Our new building will allow us to lay a strong foundation to serve children with special needs and their families in the future. Prevalence of special needs is growing and many needs go unaddressed. A new, larger facility will help us meet the changing needs of children and families with increased capacity. In addition, the new location at the heart of Ladner will make Reach services more visible and easily accessible to families.

Reach Foundation would not be at this milestone without our generous donors and sponsors. We are so very grateful. Thank you.

 

 

 

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MCHAPPY DAY 2015 RAISES RECORD AMOUNT!

McDonalds_Cheque_presentation_edReach 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 Wednesday, May 6th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REACH FOR THE STARS GALA 2015 RAISES $100,000

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We are thrilled to report that community support for our Black & White Gala totaled $100,000! Reach is so grateful to all those who attended, donated, sponsored and volunteered. You made our 3rd Annual Gala such a fabulous success!

Highlights of  the April 25th gala included Mayor Lois Jackson’s short speech where she appealed to the 250 gala guests pledge $1000 towards the capital campaign Saturday night. Global BC morning news co-anchor Steve Darling was a crowd pleaser as MC. A local family  shared their son’s journey with autism in a moving video. Kurtis Reid was recognized for his achievement winning a bronze medal in the 1st Commonwealth Para-Taekwondo Championships held in Edinburgh Scotland. Local musicians Brad Muirhead & Friends, Cherlyn Coates and Noah Walker rounded out the evening.

MK Delta Lands Group, Port Metro Vancouver, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Ocean Trailer were presenting sponsors of the Black and White Gala. Century Group was the venue and dinner sponsor. Reach is sincerely grateful to all the businesses, individuals and volunteers who helped make the Gala such a success.

 

 

 

LANGLEY ROTARY CENTRAL DONATES $30,000 TO REACH

rotaryOn January 28, 2015, The Rotary Club of Langley Central presented Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a $30,000 donation generated from proceeds from their 25th Annual Wine Tasting Festival. The enormously successful Festival was held on November 1st and was sponsored by Diamond sponsor BDO, Gold Sponsors Dawn Construction, CBM Lawyers , Mercedes-Benz and the others who also donated time, services and products to raise $75,000 in total proceeds.

SOUTHLANDS BIKE IN 2014 & 2O15 BENEFITS REACH

photo14_smlThanks to Century Group, local businesses and guests, the Southlands 3rd Annual Bike-In on Sunday, September 13th in Tsawwassen raised $4,710 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. 2014 Southlands Bike-In raised $4000. This community event is always 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, Tsawwassen Town Centre mall 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!

 

 

McHAPPY DAY RAISES RECORD AMOUNT FOR REACH SOCIETY

mchappy_day_2014McHappy Day 2014 in South Delta raised a record $8,255 for Reach Society. The funds will be allocated to Reach’s Building for Children capital campaign, which is now about 40 per cent towards its $4 million goal of financing a new child and youth development centre in the heart of Ladner.

This year, the May 7 fundraiser featured live music, balloon animals, face painting, and autism support dogs.  Highlights included Christine Magee performing at Tsawwassen McDonald’s  and  Joe Barbeck at Ladner. Numerous volunteers helped out, including Reach board members, individuals and local businesses including Delta Cable, Century Group, Vancity, Raymond James Financial Group, Delta Police and the Delta Firefighters. Ladner-based BC Guide Dogs showcased some of their autism support dogs in Ladner.

Steve Krawchuk, owner of several McDonald’s outlets, explained that on McHappy Day his restaurants in South Delta donate $1 to Reach Society for the sale of every coffee, Big Mac and Happy Meal , along with other on-site promotions and donation boxes. This year, the pre-event sale of paper “boots” by McDonald’s staff helped push the total donation to Reach to record levels. Thank you McDonal'ds for your ongoing support!

 

 

 REACH FOR THE STARS GALA 2014 RAISES $60,000

Reach_for_Stars_2014_star_roof_webReach Child and Youth Development Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Reach for The Stars fundraising gala at the Harris Barn in Ladner on  March 1 raised close to $60,000. Proceeds from the event will go toward Reach’s Building for Children Together $4 million capital campaign to build a new centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.  The new Reach centre will be located in the heart of Ladner on 47th avenue, replacing the current Kin House, and will be situated along bus and walking routes enabling accessibility and independence for families.  The land for the new centre, valued in excess of $1 million, has been given by the Corporations of Delta. The Reach Foundation has raised more than $1.3 million of the new building project’s $4 million goal. For more information about the new builsing project visit www.reachdevelopment.org/campaign

 To view our Facebook photo gallery of the event, please CLICK HERE.

For more great Gala photos and videos courtesy of the Delta Optimist, CLICK HERE.

 

 

LIONS CLUB DONATES $16,500 TO REACH SOCIETY'S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

lions_cheque(Ladner, BC) Representatives of the Boundary Bay Lions Club (l-r) Gary Keller and Paul Noe shown presenting a cheque for $16,500  to Reach Child and Youth Development Society Executive Director Renie D’Aquila,  Fundraising and Events Coordinator Joni Wright and (below) Susie Gall, along with some of the children participating in Reach Preschool South.

The Lions Club has committed $50,000 towards Reach Society’s capital campaign to build a larger and more accessible child development centre in the heart of Ladner.

In addition to their donation the Lions continue to support Reach with volunteers at events , on Boards and on Reach events committees. Thank you Lions for always being there for children and families in our community!

 

 

SINGER CHERLYN CORTES RAISED $372 FOR REACH

Singer and registered nurse Cherlyn Cortes raised $372 for Reach at a recent concert in Vancouver. Accompanied by a guitarist, Cortes sang 11 songs at a Vancouver coffee house to an audience of about 40. A highlight of the concert was a stunning rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. View the wonthe performance CLICK HERE. Thank you Cheryl for your generosity and supporting Reach.

PORT GALA DONATES $60,000 IN FIRST YEAR OF THREEE YEAR COMMITMENT

Port_Gala_proceeds_benefot_Reach_Society_Oct_2013On Monday October 21st, 2013 Port Metro Vancouver and their partnering companies were honoured by Reach for a donation of $60,000 generated by proceeds from their annual Port Gala. The proceeds will go towards Reach’s $4 million “Building for Children Together” capital campaign to build a new centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs. Vancouver Port Gala have dedicated proceeds over 3 years to Reach’s building project and estimate they will total approximately $180,000.  Companies sponsoring the gala included Port Metro Vancouver, Terminal Systems Inc, Fraser Surrey Docks, Westshore Terminals, Global Container Terminals, CP World and Western Stevedoring. PMV President and CEO Robin Silvester (pictured left) presented the cheque along with Colin Parker of TSI and Bill Wehnert of Fraser Surrey Docks to Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick . “The Port Gala, which has been running for 14 years, has raised more than $1 million for charitable causes around the Lower Mainland,” said Silvester. “It is a really important part of being a good neighbour.”  In addition to the Port Gala companies, the event brought project partners and supporters Sylvia Bishop, Councillor and Municipal Liaison for Reach; Vicki Huntington, MLA; Jessie Johl, Special Assistant to Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MLA for Delta; and Kim Kendall, Constituency Assistant, Scott Hamilton. Link here to read more with photos and video at The Delta Optimist online.

Watch a video of Post Metro Vancouver President and CEO Robin Silvester present the Port Gala donation to Reach

WESTSHORE TERMINALS DONATES $100,000 TO REACH NEW BUILDING PROJECT

Westshore_Terminals_donates_100000_to_Reach_Mar_2013_webWestshore Terminals Limited Partnership recently donated $100,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Building for Children Together capital project to build a new child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with developmental disabilities. “We believe that it’s not only a good thing to do to support our community but that it’s our duty to support our community” says Denis Horgan, Vice President and General Manager of Westshore Terminals.  “Building this new facility in Ladner will just be a tremendous asset for the community. We are very proud and happy to support Reach, and we urge all other businesses in South Delta and North Delta to support this worthwhile project.” In addition to this donation Westshore was recently a presenting sponsor for the Reach for the Stars gala that raised an additional $50,000 towards the new centre.

“Westshore Terminals’ contribution to our capital campaign is both significant and pivotal,” said Barbara Wallick, Chair for Reach Charitable Foundation. “Westshore’s donation to Reach brings us just shy of this year’s $1 million goal from the total of $4 million that needs to be raised.   We anticipate other Port related companies will now follow Westshore Terminals’ leadership and join in helping us support vulnerable children in our community. We are extremely grateful to Westshore for their generosity and the social responsibility demonstrated through their support.”

CAPTIN TOYOTA DONATES $10,000 TO REACH BUILDING PROJECT

 CAPTIn_donation_to_Reach_3_may_2013_smlIn May, 2013 CAPTIN Toyota donated $10,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation to help build a new centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.  “We are grateful for this donation,” said Barbara Wallick, Chair of Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation (left), “It will go a long way towards our Building for Children Together project goal of building a new 20,000 square foot facility in the heart of Ladner that will fill the need for a more accessible, community-based centre for children and youth with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.”  Ray Tanguay, President of CAPTIN (middel right) said “Our ultimate goal is to contribute to society. We are always looking at ways we can help the community to reinforce our values. Reach represents the values in our Toyota Cares program and the role we play in community.” In addition to this donation, CAPTIN was recently a presenting sponsor at the Reach for the Stars: An Evening of Inspiration event in February which brought in close to $50,000 for Reach’s building campaign, and donated two sets of custom rims to the event’s silent auction. This fall, CAPTIN will once again be supporting Reach through Reach’s 54th Annual General Meeting in October by sponsoring children’s activities and volunteering employees for the day. Thank you Toyota for your continued support of children and youth with special needs in our community. Download press release here> CAPTIN Toyota Donates $10,000 To Reach Building Project June 2013 


McHAPPY DAY 2013 RAISES $7,000 FOR REACH BUILDING PROJECT

McHappy_Day_2013_results_smlReach is very pleased to announce that on Wednesday May 8th McDonald`s Restaurants in Ladner and Tsawwassen raised $7,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. In addition to food sales, funds were raised through pre-sales of paper red shoes to customers for $2, and customer donations on McHappy Day.   Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Restaurant owner Steve Krawchuk (right) and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Manager Holly Sorely (far left ) presented the cheque to Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick (middle right) and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila . The funds will go towards Reach’s Building for Children Together project to build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner. “We really want to be part of the new project’s success,” said Steve Krawchuk, owner of the Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s, “and we want to recognize the community and the volunteers for coming out to help this year.” Thank you once again McDonald’s for supporting Reach, and to the fifty community volunteers helped out at McHappy Day, including Reach staff and Board Directors, the Ladner Lightning Baseball team with coaches and parents, Olympic rower Joy Fera, local dignitaries, musicians Joe Barbeck and the Don Burkett Jazz Trio, and the Delta Firefighters.

To see a gallery of photos from the event visit Reach’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reachsocietybc

2nd Annual Rockin for Reach Raises $9,000

Incognito_and_Jerry_Doucette_Apri2013_WEBOn Saturday April 13th, 2013 musicians Rob Montgomery (left) and Incognito, Jerry Doucette (right), and local band The Flat Five performed at the second annual Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert and dance helping to raise $8,700 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. The funds will go towards Reach’s Building for Children Together project to build a new, community-based centre in Ladner that will provide better access to services, programs, education and resources to children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families. Close to 250 guests attended the event, sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver, Regional Recycling, Westland Insurance, The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, and media sponsors The South Delta Leader and Delta Optimist newspapers.

In addition to tickets sales, funds were raised through sales proceeds of Tim Hortons coffee and Fresh Slice Pizza, 50/50 draw sales and through the event’s unique silent ‘rocktion’ auction, which created bidding wars over a guitar autographed by Paul McCartney and record album signed by Bob Dylan.

THANK YOU event sponsors, volunteers Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, TOOBS, Alex Baydala, Carson Eastveld, Michael Gallagher, Dan Merki, Taylor Nidoski, Diana Vazquez and Reach staff volunteers, and prize donors Autograph Store Charity Fundraiser ,Fresh Slice Pizza Tsawwassen, Jerry Doucette, Lyck Natural Bodycare Products, South Coast Tropical Plants, Tim Hortons, TOOBS, Tsawwassen Springs, Valerie and David Bartlett, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Canucks and Yokohama Tires. Photos to come!

 

Tsawwassen First Nations Construction and Matcon Civil Joint Venture reward students fundraising

YIP_student_cheque_webA group of Delta Secondary School students were recognized for their fundraising efforts and awarded a $2,000 donation towards Reach Child and Youth Development Society by  Tsawwassen First Nations Construction and Matcon Civil Joint Venture. Student Taylor Baker (pictured left with Reach Society President Rob VanSpronssen, past Foundation Chair Irene Forcier and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila ), Christine Whitty, Amber Hastings, and Cody McGill chose Reach for a school fundraising project in honour of Taylor’s younger brother who has autism. The students visited the Reach Preschool in Ladner and learned about the programs Reach has for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. For their project the students developed a presentation and video that captured their experience with the children and included information on the Reach organization. 

Norman Stark, President of the TFN Economic Committee presented Taylor Baker with the cheque at the event stating, “We believe that an organization like Reach is really important in the community, and we believe that every young person that comes into this world brings in some special gift. We all need to help them realize their potential. We are really pleased to see the work that Taylor has done and we hope the young people will see her as a role model.”

Envision Financial donates $25,000 for Reach Childrens' Centre 

Envision_Foundation_web_Oct_2012__The Envision Financial Community Endowment administrated by First West Foundation has provided a $25,000 grant to the Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation new building project. The donation was presented by (from left) First West Foundation Chair Peter Podovinikoff  and Executive Director Seline Kutan to past Reach Foundation Chair Irene Forcier and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila. Since its inception in 1996, the First West Foundation has donated over $2 million in grants to local community groups and projects. Information can be found at their website at www.firstwestfoundation.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Agricultural Society donates $250,000 to new Reach centre project

Delta_Ag_Society_kids_webOn Monday June 18th the Delta Agricultural Society donated $250,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Building for Children Together capital building project. Peter Guichon, President of the Delta Agricultural Society  presented the donation to Reach Foundation Chair Irene Forcier (left) Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila, Reach Preschool Coordinator Susie Gall and students from Reach Developmental Preschool South Delta. “We are thrilled, and very grateful for this generous donation from the Delta Agricultural Society,” said Renie D’Aquila. “This is more than the cultivation of land, but the cultivation of community.”

Peter Guichon of the Delta Agricultural Society said, “The Agricultural Society has donated to many worthwhile projects, and I can’t think of one that’s more worthwhile than this one. We are very proud to help kick of this campaign. Very proud.”

Irene Forcier, Chair of Reach Foundation, commended the Delta Agricultural Society for its leadership.   “By making this donation they are helping children with special needs access other amenities such as public transportation. The Agricultural Society is leading the way for others interested in children with special needs, their intellectual and social learning and growth, and their acceptance into the heart of the community.” 

 

Kinsmen Club celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with donation to Reach

Kinsmen_cheque_at_St_Patricks_Dinner_Mar_2012_smOn Saturday March 11th the Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen presented Reach Child and Youth Development Society with a donation of $2,000 at their annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance at the Kin House in Ladner. The Kin House is the future sight of Reach’s new child development centre. The Kinsmen Club has partnered with Reach to raise $4 million to build the new centre. John Wyatt, President of The Kinsmen Club presented the cheque to Irene Forcier, Chair of the Reach Foundation.

 


Toobs_and_preschool_jan_2012_webReach Building Project gets continued support from TOOBS

In January Reach Developmental Preschool South Delta had a visit from TOOBS President Greg Watts who presented Reach Foundation Chair Irene Forcier (Left) and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila with cheque for $1,000 towards Reach’s capital building project. Reach is raising $4 million to build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner that will include its inclusive preschool and accessible community playground. The TOOBS have been ongoing supporters of the building project.

 

 

Legion_donates_700Tsawwassen Legion 289 donates to Reach building project

In december 2011 Harry Langham and Tsawwassen Legion Secretary Treasurer Barbara Haldane ( right) presented a $700.00 cheque to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s  Executive Director Renie D’Aquila (left) and Reach Foundation’s Chairperson, Irene Forcier. Funds go to support Reach's project to build a new community-based child development centre in Ladner.

For information about the Tsawwassen Legion visit www.legion289.com .

 

 

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Brandrith historic family Christmas party donation helps Reach building project

(Clockwise from top left) Roger Harris, Joan Harris and George Bates recently presented Reach Society's Irene Forcier and Rene D'Aquila (bottom right and left) with $550, donated on behalf of the extended Brandrith family at their annual  Christmas party. Five generations of Brandrith’s have gathered every year and have made charitable giving a part of the family holiday party since it  began in1918.  The donation will go towards Reach's capital campaign to build a new child development centre in of Ladner.

 

 

 

Delta_Cable_donation_webDelta Cable supports Reach

In November 2011 Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila (left) and Foundation Chair Irene Forcier (right) accept a cheque for $1,000 for Reach’s new capital building project from Delta Cable Marketing Manager Tannis Goodfellow and Regional Manager Wayne Rothenberger. In March 2012 Delta cable also sponsored the Rockin for Reach concert and dance benefitting Reach's building project. Thank you Delta Cable for your ongoing support!

 


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International Child Care event raises funds for children with special needs at home and abroad

Randy Schmidt of Intenational Child Care, and event volunteer (and Reach Supported Child Development staff) Su Wieczorek visit Reach preschool and present a cheque to Renie D'Aquila, Executive Director for Reach Child and Youth Development Society from the 3rd annual Inspire Abiliy/ Celebrate the Child fundraising event. The event at Tsawwassen's South Delta Baptist Church featured a silent auction with donations from many businesses, music from local musicians Christine Magee and Karalee Congo and a presentation on inclusive communities by UBC Professor Tim Stainton.  Guests were also treated to a dinner hosted by local youth athletes from Special Olympics.

The night raised a total of $9,064 for both Reach and ICC. With the growing success of this wonderful event ICC and Reach look forward to offering it again next year. Thank you Randy and volunteers for all of tour hard works and support!

 

Lions DonationsReach receives $50,000 donation from Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club

On October 17th, 2011 Reach Child and Youth Development Society was presented with a generous donation of $50,000 from the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club to help build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner.
"This donation is more than just a check," says Irene Forcier, Chair of the Reach Foundation, "it represents another piece of this important building and is bringing us closer to reaching our goal of raising $4 million dollars. Every child receiving service, all their family members and all the children who need service from us in the future are so grateful for this donation." Thank you Lions for helping to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs and in your community.

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Reach AGM and family event raises over $6,000 for new building

On October 1st 2011 Reach held its 52nd annual general meeting Making Magic Happen with a family fun event raising over $6,000 for the capital building fund. Thank you to  Delta Speedpro Signs for donating the signage, TOOBS volunteers for cooking the lunch & TSI Terminals Systems for sponsoring the event. Thank you to these local businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items:
APEX Wireless  Avon (Trisha Maas) Black Bond Books  Blades Hair Design Salon Browns Social House Tsawwassen  Canucks  Captains Cove Marina  Cove Links Golf Course  Coast Tsawwassen Inn  Delta Town & Country Inn  Fatburger Ladner Fancy This Gifts Ladner 4 Seasons Nails  Frost'd by Nav Gordon Food Services (GFS) Canada Illuminate restaurant Tsawwassen  John Thistle Auto  Kings Links By The Sea Golf Course Ladner Ming Court Linda Jones (artist)  Mackenzie Financial  M&M Tsawwassen Nikko Sushi Tsawwassen Rickys All day Grill Ladner  River Run Cottages Rose and Crown Restaurant and Pub Tsawwassen  Rypac Aluminum Recycling Sharkeys Restaurant Ladner  Silvercity Riverport Urban Rack Ladner.
Individuals: Agnes Douglas, Brenda Cheung, Cathy Nidoski, Craig Merritt, Eva Major, Karen Field, Lisa Woudzia , Leslie Thomas, Loan Duong , Mei  Tei, Pam Collins, Susan Bains-Grewal, Susie Gall, Yvonne McKenna, Yvonne Tsakok

Rotary_Club_of_Ladner_cheque_pres_June_2011Reach Receives $20,000 Donation from The Rotary Club of Ladner

On June 21st, 2011 Reach was presented with a generous donation of $20,000 from the Rotary Club of Ladner. (Pictured left to right, Reach Foundation Chair Irene Forcier, Rotary incoming president Linda Ottho, Reach Executive Director Renie D'Aquila, Rotary past president Guillermo Bustos)

"We are grateful for this donation," says Reach Executive Director Renie D'Aquila, "The Rotary Club of Ladner has provided a range support to Reach Society over the years...Today's generous donation from the Rotary Club of Ladner will enable more children and youth with special needs to receive the help they need."

Ladner Club President Guillermo  Bustos stated, "Supporting youth initiatives has become Rotary's new avenue of service, but it is especially important to support children and youth with special needs. We hope other clubs and community organizations will join us in this effort."  Thank you Rotary Club of Ladner for your support!


Community Support

“The school district is highly supportive of Reach in general. A new child development centre located in close proximity to transportation, and other community resources will help children and youth build lifelong connections to our community and also will provide Reach with the additional space they require to continue to meet identified needs into the future. Delta School district strongly supports the new centre.”

Kathy Guild, Director  Special programs, Delta School District

“Reach Society is well known for the excellence of their services and their strong connections with the families and community it serves. We at Deltassist Family and Community Services, our clients, volunteers, Board of Directors and staff are wholly in support of Reach Society’s initiative to develop a new facility in Ladner as it will have a positive impact on the whole community.”

Doug Sabourin, Executive Director, Deltassist Family and Community services

“The Boys and Girls Club enjoys a strong partnership with Reach Child and Youth Development Society in the community of Delta. Reach’s proposed new centre will allow the organization to move from their current remote location in east Ladner and it will provide the additional space so that more children can receive assistance. Within this central location children with disabilities and challenges will become more visible, connected and vibrant members of our community.”

Sylvia Tremblay, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club Community services of Delta/Richmond

“On behalf of the Ladner /Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club I am pleased to support Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s project to develop a community based child development centre in the heart of Ladner.

Dave MacMillan, Ladner/ Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club

“I am pleased to support Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s project to develop a community based child development centre in the heart of Ladner community. Building a new centre in this location will remove geographic access barriers as it is in walking distance from the town centre with public transportation readily available.”

Guy Gentner, MLA, Delta North

“This project will build a new centre in the heart of the community of Ladner that will be fully and easily accessible by children with special needs, their families and the community. As the MLA for Delta South, I strongly support this project as it will help to provide a community support system enabling more individuals with disabilities to become meaningfully engaged in our community.”

Vicki Huntington, MLA,  Delta South

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