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Fire, Police, Graduates fund training and scholarships with Hollinger endowment

Delta Fire Department is sharing one third of $300,000, and Delta Police Department and Delta School District the other two thirds, of a gift from the estate of the late Albert Hollinger, a Delta resident of many years who died at the age of 82 in 2015. The total fund from the Albert Hollinger Estate is now transferred to the Delta Foundation which will administer the endowments and provide annual grants based on the income...

Delta Foundation Board for 2018

As of the December 19, 2017 Annual General Meeting, Delta Foundation Board of Directors 2018 (l to r) Richard Shantz, Eleanor Calderwood, Chair Noel Philippot, Guillermo Bustos, Carlene Lewall, Murray Lott, Walt Hayward, Peter Roaf...

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs new computer

Ladner-based BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, since 1996, has been raising and professionally training Guide Dogs for individuals who are blind/visually-impaired. The non-profit organization also offers Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10 and their families. It takes two years and upwards of $35,000 to produce one certified dog, provided free of charge to the recipient. BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Chief Executive Officer Bill Thornton (left), with the help...

Augustine House seniors enjoy media room upgrade

Augustine House needed to upgrade its media room originally sponsored by Telus Community Ambassadors. The $30,000 upgrade included an upgrade of the TV screen projector, wiring and other features. Delta Foundation presented $5,000 to the project, joining $15,000 from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and $10,000 from the Augustine House Society. Presenting the Delta Foundation’s $5,000 for the Augustine House’s new media room upgrade were Foundation board directors Peter Roaf (left),...

Kin Village residents enjoy new ice machine

Assisted Living residents at Kin Village in Ladner have been enjoying cool beverages this summer with the recent addition of an ice machine, sponsored by the Delta Foundation. Over the past five years the Foundation has granted almost $25,000 to Kin Village. The funds have supported: > the Java Cart Music Therapy program for residents in long-term residential care and assisted living; > a large flat screen TV for long-term care residents in West Court...

Little House Society benefits from Sam Fogel Fund

Eleanor Calderwood (2nd left) and fellow directors of the Delta Foundation board, Murray Lott and Guillermo Bustos (on right) present a cheque for $4,147 from the Sam Fogel Fund to Little House Society board director Kerry-Lynne Findlay (left) and Executive Director Elena Murgoci (middle) Working towards a drug free community, Little House Society advocates, educates and collaborates with community stakeholders for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Sam Fogel, who passed away...