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Helping our Hometown Heroes

Helping our Hometown Heroes

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  • Jun 8, 2020
Helping our Hometown Heroes
The Delta Foundation is joining a new partnership of support with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350-million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), to provide a total of $181,000 — up to $75,000 per application — to qualifying non-profits in Delta. (Delta Foundation image)

Emergency funding available for Delta non-profits

Delta Foundation accepting applications for up to $75K through Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund

The Delta Foundation is joining a new partnership of support with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350-million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), to provide a total of $181,000 — up to $75,000 per application — to qualifying non-profits in Delta. (Delta Foundation image)
Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Chilliwack grandma says $500,000 Lotto Max win is ‘Extra’ special

‘I will celebrate at home and share the rest with my kids and grandkids’

Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
Delta firefighters helped staff at North Delta Secondary pack and distribute food hampers for local families in need through the Delta School District’s Food Security Program on Tuesday, May 12. (Note: the people pictured were six feet apart when this photo was taken. Compression caused by the camera lens can make it appear as though they were closer together.) (James Smith photo)

Delta Firefighters student initiative to support school district food security program

Association to donate $10 for each submitted student poster or essay thanking essential workers

Delta firefighters helped staff at North Delta Secondary pack and distribute food hampers for local families in need through the Delta School District’s Food Security Program on Tuesday, May 12. (Note: the people pictured were six feet apart when this photo was taken. Compression caused by the camera lens can make it appear as though they were closer together.) (James Smith photo)
Delta School District staff are busy assembling and distributing food hampers to 125 families in need across the city each week. (Delta School District photo)

Delta School District staff helping feed local families

District staff assemble and distribute food hampers to 125 families across the city each week

Delta School District staff are busy assembling and distributing food hampers to 125 families in need across the city each week. (Delta School District photo)
The three Delta Rotary clubs ― North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen ― marked World Immunization Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 with a loud parade of Rotarians in decorated cars outside Delta Hospital showing their support for health-care workers and first responders on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (James Smith photo)

Delta Rotarians hold parade to thank health-care workers, mark World Immunization Week

Dozens of decorated cars circled Delta Hospital on Wednesday, April 29, honking and waving at staff

The three Delta Rotary clubs ― North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen ― marked World Immunization Week on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 with a loud parade of Rotarians in decorated cars outside Delta Hospital showing their support for health-care workers and first responders on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (James Smith photo)
For the past four weeks, 14-year-old Sands Secondary student Alex Charnetski has been busy pumping out surgical mask straps at home on his 3D printer. To date, he has made and donated about 500 straps to hospitals in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock and Langley. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: North Delta youth 3D printing thank yous to frontline health workers

14-year-old Alex Charnetski is making surgical mask straps and donating them to area hospitals

For the past four weeks, 14-year-old Sands Secondary student Alex Charnetski has been busy pumping out surgical mask straps at home on his 3D printer. To date, he has made and donated about 500 straps to hospitals in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock and Langley. (Submitted photo)
Staff and clients at the Surrey Association for Community Living pause for a photo April 23. COVID-19 has forced the association to rethink the way it operates in order to continue to provide care for the individuals its serves. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Surrey Association for Community Living pivots in order to continue to provide care

SACL has had to change the way they operate during pandemic

Staff and clients at the Surrey Association for Community Living pause for a photo April 23. COVID-19 has forced the association to rethink the way it operates in order to continue to provide care for the individuals its serves. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
Sean Keigher, Cloverdale’s ambassador, passed away Jan. 18. (Photo: Submitted)
Sean Keigher, Cloverdale’s ambassador, passed away Jan. 18. (Photo: Submitted)
2019 Delta Community Banner Contest winners (from left) “Delta: Where the Land Meets the Sea” by Dorothy Hobbs (Delta Heritage category), “Home” by Kathy Lane (Discover Delta category), “Fishing” by Earl Melgar (Child and Youth category) and “The Nature of Delta” by Ella Berkey (honourable mention). (City of Delta photos)

Local artists’ works coming to Delta streets

The winners of Delta’s 2019 community banner contest were announced at council on Monday, Feb. 24

2019 Delta Community Banner Contest winners (from left) “Delta: Where the Land Meets the Sea” by Dorothy Hobbs (Delta Heritage category), “Home” by Kathy Lane (Discover Delta category), “Fishing” by Earl Melgar (Child and Youth category) and “The Nature of Delta” by Ella Berkey (honourable mention). (City of Delta photos)
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)