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McHappy Day is coming April 8th!

McHappy Day is coming April 8th!

For many years, Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Restaurants have been supporting REACH on McHappy Day. We are grateful to Nauman Jutt, the new owner who continued the tradition in 2023 when he took over from long time supporter Steve Krawchuk. The McHappy Day raffle...

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Reach for the Stars Gala 2024

Reach for the Stars Gala 2024

Reach for the Stars Gala 2024The 12th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala will be held in the beautiful Tsawwassen Springs Ballroom!This year's Alice in Wonderland inspired, Wishes and Wonder theme, is dedicated to improving quality of life for Reach children and families...

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RIDE for RESPITE Fundraiser

RIDE for RESPITE Fundraiser

Langara college students Sophie Richards and Georgia Hoar's biking fundraiser to benefit REACH Respite program was a huge success on Saturday, March 16, 2024. 39 participated and $1905 was raised !The bike ride from Captain's Cove Marina to host Barnside Brewing,...

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Delta Hot Chocolate Festival 2024

Delta Hot Chocolate Festival 2024

Delta Hot Chocolate Fest is here February 19 to March 24 with divine chocolate treats at local bakeries and coffee shops! We are delighted to announce that Reach Society has been chosen as the beneficiary and $1 from each treat purchased will be donated to our kids....

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Art for Autism 2024

Art for Autism 2024

REACH 4th Annual online Art Auction for Autism closed on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. Fabulous original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and photographs were donated by generous local artists! Learn more about this fundraiser in Delta Optimist's article Reach Art...

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REACH Gift of Speech 2023

REACH Gift of Speech 2023

REACH speech therapy helps children with developmental needs communicate their needs and wants to their parents. THANK YOU to all donors who have made our  REACH Gift of Speech 2023 holiday campaign such a success!! It featured SLP Joanne and three-year-old Cruz and...

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REACH ED named Delta Citizen of the Year 2023

REACH ED named Delta Citizen of the Year 2023

Reach Child and Youth Development Society Executive Director Renie D'Aquila was named Citizen of the Year by the Delta Chamber of Commerce on November 17, 2023. The Delta Optimist wrote an editorial: a Champion of Children on Renie and articles on her accolade also...

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REACH AGM 2023

REACH AGM 2023

Reach Child and Youth Development Society Annual General Meeting was held September 28, 2023 from 7-8:30 pm. It was offered in in-person and virtual formats and featured parent speaker Narinderjit Toor who shared her family's experience with REACH. In addition, REACH...

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5th Annual ‘A Taste of Reach’

5th Annual ‘A Taste of Reach’

A Taste of Reach fundraiser is a much-loved event and was held Oct.12,2023 at Tasty Indian Bistro, North Delta.  Comedian Hollywood Harv Puni was our Taste of Reach emcee and led the evening beautifully for guests that culminated in a wonderful family style meal at...

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WINDED 5km Fun Run!

WINDED 5km Fun Run!

"WINDED" Presented by: FOUR WINDS, THE RUNINN, iA PRIVATE WEALTH - Mark Schoeffel and NEWMANS FINE FOODS. WINDED 5km fun run around Southlands for charity including a finish line beverage and bratwurst was a huge success on August 5th, 2023! Reach Child and Youth...

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Reach for the Stars Gala 2023!

Reach for the Stars Gala 2023!

REACH 2023 Reach for the Stars: La Belle Vie Gala was a wonderful success.   We send a BIG THANK YOU to Major Donor REALCO Properties, Presenting Sponsors Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Ocean Trailer as well as Platinum Sponsor Beedie for their enduring support....

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McHappy Day 2023!

McHappy Day 2023!

McHappy Day brought children’s activities and family fun May 10 to Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s restaurants!  Delta police and firefighters were on site providing energy and excitement.  Delta Senior Secondary Theatre Company and Southpointe Choir performed for...

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ਨਵਜਾਤ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਚੈੱਕਲਿਸਟ – Infant Development Checklist in Punjabi

ਨਵਜਾਤ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਚੈੱਕਲਿਸਟ – Infant Development Checklist in Punjabi

ਸ਼ੁਰੂ  ਦੇ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਇਆ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਹੀ ਬਾਕੀ  ਦੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ ਦੀ ਬੁਨਿਆਦ ਬਣਦਾ ਹੈ। ਮਹੀਨੇ : 6 ਜਾਂਚ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਮੁੰਹ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਸਤੂ ਪਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ ------------ ਖਿਡੌਣਾ ਫੜਨ ਲਈ ਯਤਨ  ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ   ਢਿੱਡ ਤੋਂ ਘੁੰਮਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਪਿੱਠ ਤੇ ਲਿਟ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਹੱਥਾਂ  ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਖ਼ੁਦ ਨੂੰ ਬੈਠਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ।...

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Family Connections Centres 2023 Update

Family Connections Centres 2023 Update

BC’s Ministry of Family Development new service delivery model designed for chilldren and youth with some sort of support need (CYSN) has been paused. At the time of this annnouncement, the Premier promised continuation of individualized funding or CYSN with autism...

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Resources for Punjabi Speaking families

Resources for Punjabi Speaking families

Resourceful ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ ਲੋੜਾਂ & ਔਟਿਜ਼ਮ Organization for the Punjabi Speaking Community Reach Child and Youth Development Society, a non-profit, has served children and families since 1959. Learn about ਔਟਿਜ਼ਮ and ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ ਲੋੜਾਂ support in our resource for Punjabi speaking...

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Art Auction for Autism 2023

Art Auction for Autism 2023

REACH Art Auction for Autism fundraiser is now closed. Fabulous paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculpture were  donated by local artists and REACH is so appreciative of the amazing support! The auction ran from Feb.12 - Feb.27, 2023 at noon. $7375 was raised and if...

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Fraserway RV Gives Holiday Gift

Fraserway RV Gives Holiday Gift

(December 15, 2022)  - Reach Child and Youth Development Society (REACH) had a visit from Rod Morgan, Operations Manager at Fraserway RV with a generous $5,000 donation today. It is a local example of the philanthropy Fraserway.com owner James Epp and staff extend...

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REACH Gift of Speech 2022

REACH Gift of Speech 2022

REACH speech therapy helps children communicate their needs and wants to their parents. We're thrilled to report that generous donors provided $26,615 to children for speech therapy during Gift of Speech 2022! Thank you so much for giving children with complex needs...

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REACH Diamonds & Dollars Raffle!

REACH Diamonds & Dollars Raffle!

The Diamonds & Dollars Raffle presented by Agnes Douglas and Odlum Brown Limited  ended Nov.27, 2022. Shona Bruce was the happy winner of the diamond ring and Darlene Horgan won the 50/50 and donated the proceeds back to REACH resulting in a $5030 total...

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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 2022

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 2022

September 30, 2022 marked the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and REACH staff program proudly donned their orange shirts to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools. In addition, REACH ASCD program staff (pictured above)  made...

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