Grauer Park Children’s Playground - 2019
REACH Child and Youth Development Society - 2016
Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions and Lions Clubs International Contribute $100,000 to Reach’s Building for Children Together Campaign
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 Therapyroom 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.”
The Lions’ donation to Reach Foundation’s Building for Children Together Project today was a testament to long time Boundary Bay Lions Club and former Reach Board Members Jack Davidson and Gary Keller who were involved in Reach since the building project’s inception, advocating for the potential for Reach to serve more children and families in the future.
“We are deeply moved by the Boundary Bay Lions Club and the Lions Club International Foundation’s concern for the development of children and for helping us create a new therapy room in our new community based centre” said Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila.
The Lions Clubs‘ commitment aligns with their motto of “Where There's a NEED, There's a LION”. Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Playground for Children of All Abilities - 2010
-added to existing playground with equipment specifically designed for children with disabilities
Note: Province of BC built 3 of these as an Olympic Legacy after assisting us with funding
Seniors Wellness Center at Winskill Park - 2004
- designed and installed equipment specifically for senior activities
Note: The Province of BC built 10 of these after assisting us with funding.
We are still receiving calls from all over the world requesting assistance to build a similar project.
Children’s Playground at Centennial Beach - 2002
-removed existing wooden structure and replaced with new equipment
Cammidge House Restoration - 2000
– relocation and restoration of Historic Tsawwassen Residence into a Community Center
Recent Community Support Projects
The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club recently presented a cheque for $3,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation to purchase a scale for clinics at the hospital. The scale is used for health assessments, including monitoring for pre-diabetes and other age-related health concerns. Pictured (from left) are club president Kim Carswell, treasurer Harry Siempelkamp, Dr. Katalin Balogh, nurse Tania Blair, Maryann Kika of the seniors’ clinic and Angela Turner of the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.
The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club presented a $500 cheque to help fill the Delta Gymnastics’ Playbox with supplies for spring and summer activities. The toys are free for all to use from the front door of the Delta Sport Development Centre in Ladner. Pictured are (from left): Ellyn Schriber of Delta Gymnastics, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club president Murray Hastings, three very happy kids, Lion Kim Carswell and coach Jasmine McLean.