This project is a partnership between the Corporation of Delta, Reach Child and Youth Development Society and the Ladner Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club. The Corporation has provided the land, valued at in excess of $1 million. Reach will raise the $4 million required to build the new centre.
The new building of approximately 20,000 square feet with future expansion capability of approximately 2,000 square feet, is proposed as a two storey structure, slab on grade with surface parking.
The new centre will provide
- The new home base for Reach Child and Youth Development Society and include therapy and counseling rooms, youth program areas, specialized lending libraries and an inclusive preschool with an accessible playground.
- An expanded events room for municipal, business and community use.
- A club meeting space for the Kinsmen Club.
- Space for other organizations in the community supporting children and youth with special needs.
The new centre will be
- A place of learning and belonging for families who have children with special needs.
- A stepping-stone for children and youth to access other community resources.
- A demonstration site and a centre of expertise for promoting inclusion and best practices in early intervention and behavior support.
It will be situated in the heart of the community along bus and walking routes, enabling accessibility and independence for families, and children and youth with special needs.
The building of the new centre provides a unique opportunity to develop an enhanced resource that will address the needs of the community and of children and youth now and into the future.
Reach project partnership with Kinsmen Club of Ladner /Tsawwassen
Reach is proud to be in partnership with the Kinsmen Club of Ladner/Tsawwassen on the project to build the new Reach Centre. The project is a partnership between Reach Child and Youth Development Society, the Ladner Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club and the Corporation of Delta, which has provided the
land, valued at in excess of $1 million. The Kinsmen Club will help Reach fundraise for the$ 4 million that will be needed to construct the new building.
The new centre will be located at the current site of the Kinsmen House, at 5050 47th avenue in Ladner, neighbouring the Ladner Pioneer library, Memorial park, the waterpark and Delta Senior Secondary School. The Kinsmen will have a space in the new building as their meeting room.
Fundraising by the Kinsmen will take place through various events they will host throughout the year. Events include the Crab and Corn bake in October, Newfie Nights and Poker night Tournaments, and others.
Upcoming Kinsmen Club Fundraising Events
Stay tuned here to see upcoming fundraising events from the Kinsmen Club.
History of Kinsmen Club of Ladner /Tsawwassen
“Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.”
The Kinsmen Club of Ladner/ Tsawwassen is the oldest service club in Delta, beginning in 1936. It is a service club which assists and undertakes charitable initiatives, sponsors community events and provides other services to the community. Its main focus from the beginning has been to support initiatives for children. In 1972, the Club changed its name from Kinsmen Club of Ladner to Kinsmen Club of Ladner/Tsawwassen, and moved from the Kin Village in Tsawwassen (now called the Kinsmen Retirement Centre) to the Kinsmen House at 5050 47th avenue in Ladner.
The Club is actively involved in fundraising events and in the past has staged barn dances, amateur shows and oyster dinners. They have also sponsored special needs soccer teams and local square-dancing groups. Funds raised through these events and other means have been utilized to fund various
community services and construction projects such as the building of the first health centre in Delta, the construction of Kinsmen Pioneer Library, Kinsmen House and the Kinsmen Water Park in Ladner Memorial Park.
The Kinsmen Club of Ladner/Tsawwassen invites all community-minded volunteer people to become members. There are no qualifications other than a commitment to helping to make a difference in your community. They meet every 2nd Monday at 6:30 at the Kinsmen House at 5050 47th avenue Ladner.
Dinner is at 6:30 and the meeting is at 7:00 pm.
For further information about the Kinsmen Club of Ladner/Tsawwassen contact Dave MacMillan at 604-943-8829