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Boates family donates $1M towards daycare at new Delta long-term care facility

Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation raising $18.25M to replace aging Mountain View Manor
Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation executive director Lisa Hoglund (left) and major giving manager Jodi Stokes (right) accept a cheque for $1 million towards the foundation’s ‘Coming Home’ campaign in support of the new Beedie Long Term Care Centre to replace Mountain View Manor. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)

The Boates Family Foundation has donated $1 million towards the construction of a child daycare alongside the new long-term care facility to replace the aging Mountain View Manor in Ladner.

The funds will support Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s $18.25-million “Coming Home” capitol campaign — the largest fundraising effort in the organization’s 35-year history.

Announced last summer, the new Beedie Long Term Care Centre to replace Mountain View Manor will expand capacity at the site from 92 to 200 beds, while also adding 32-space adult day program for people living more independently and a stand-alone 49-space childcare facility.

The Boates family’s donation will support construction of the new child daycare facility, which will feature multiple outdoor play spaces and create opportunities for intergenerational programming with long-term care residents, according to a DHCHF press release.

“We are very proud to be supporting the child daycare facility,” said Rick Boates on behalf of The Boates Family Foundation. “Once completed, this new space will provide support to families in Delta and the dedicated hospital staff that care for our loved ones.”

The Boates family have been supporting Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation for over 20 years, both personally and via their business, Unitech Construction Management Ltd. Through the Boates Family Foundation, they strive to foster community growth to inspire change, according to a press release.

“We are humbled by the generosity of the Boates Family,” DHCHF executive director Lisa Hoglund said in a press release. “Their dedication to supporting Delta Hospital Campus of Care and the community of Delta is inspiring. This level of support will pave the way for a new service on our campus benefiting local families and hospital staff as well as fostering social connections to benefit seniors and children alike.”

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Plans to replace the 46-year-old Mountain View Manor adjacent to Delta Hospital were announced on June 8, 2023, with the Ministry of Health committing $179.7 million towards the project’s capitol costs. Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation launched its capitol campaign that same day.

Since then, DHCHF has received a record $5-million donation from Ryan and Cindy Beedie, another $3 million from the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society (a record amount for the auxiliary), and several more large gifts to help meet the foundation’s ambitious campaign goal.

The Coming Home campaign has raised more than $14 million to date.

The new facility — to be named in recognition of the Beedies’ financial contribution — will be built, owned and operated by Fraser Health on currently vacant land at the Delta Hospital campus.

The centre’s design focuses on small “households” accommodating 12 or 13 residents, each with their own single-bed room and bathroom. These units will also feature social and recreational spaces found in a typical home, such as a living room, dining room, activity space and access to the outdoors, according to a Ministry of Health press release.

There will also be community spaces and services for residents, families, visitors and staff, including art and activity rooms, a hair salon and a sacred space.

Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2027.

To donate to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s Coming Home campaign, head to

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