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Endowment fund to benefit Guide Dogs society long into the future

To generate interest on its principal to apply to a range of expenses in meeting the growing demand for professionally trained Guide Dogs and Autism Support Dogs and OSI/PTSD Service Dogs, Delta-based BC and Alberta Guide Dogs has established a $10,000 endowment fund through the Delta Community Foundation. Photos by Tim Fitzgerald

New endowment fund for high school scholarships

For students graduating from high school in BC and going on to a university or other post-secondary institution, Steven and Susan Rubin have established the Masonic Educational Endowment Fund through the Delta Community Foundation. The $1,800 scholarship will be open to Canadian high school students and landed immigrants, of three years or more, who wish to attend a post secondary institution in Canada or Israel.

Scholarship to support business career

Nicole Orr, a class of 2021 graduate from Delta Secondary School, has her eye on a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria, a Master of Management degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and then her own business. She is grateful for her $1,000 scholarship from the Delta Foundation which will help offset the cost and stress of student loans over her long academic journey so she can focus on her studies.

Career in performance dance for Delta Secondary scholar

Graduate of Delta Secondary School in 2021, Amelie Giusta, is pursuing her passion for contemporary dance at Ryerson University thanks to The Margaret and Les Callan Fund Scholarship which the Delta Community Foundation administers. Amelie plans to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance, become a dancer and perhaps become a contemporary dance teacher. She is grateful for the scholarship support that she says will enable her to reach her fullest personal and professional potential.

Virtual support for Delta’s Stroke survivors

Stroke survivors need to access recovery programs beyond their initial rehabilitation period to ease the challenge of living with changes in their lives. In this period of pandemic restrictions, it’s essential to provide Stroke survivors, in the Speech Language Pathology Program, with the technology and confidence they need to access recovery programs online instead of in person.

With a total of $4,500 from the Delta Foundation, in part from emergency support funds from the Vancouver Foundation, Delta Stroke Recovery Society can move its in-person Speech Language Pathology Program online, by purchasing tablets and employing a Speech Language Pathologist Practitioner.

Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show supported with a Neighbourhood Small Grant

When plans to have a neighbourhood bbq were put on hold because of COVID-19 restrictions a North Delta neighbourhood came up with a virtual replacement. The Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show attracted 51 entrants and 85 entries, with support of a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, with funding from the Vancouver Foundation.