It's the time of year again! Pumping out a little more time and energy into making our Carnival Fundraiser a success. This year we donated photobooth as well as built the clown game, the latter which was as popular as I had hoped it would be! Tonnes of games, BBQ and Coffee, Book Sale, Silent Auction, Cake Walk, and running around on a gorgeous sunny evening with all your friends. I miss and loved these school events as a kid, running around high on candy and winning handfuls of little prizes, totally some of my favourite memories.
Oh, Harvest Fest, how I looked forward to you every year! The fire fighters serving canapes, the strung lights, the generosity of the raffles prizes, the abundance of delicious food, and of course the mechanical bull. It is such an incredibly fun event, but beyond the fun is the Delta Firefighter's heartfelt cause to support the Delta R.E.A.C.H. Childhood and Youth Program that has been in place since 1959. This year's cause:
Our primary beneficiary for this year is Delta Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Harvest Festival will raise money to help them finalize their Capital Campaign to raise money to complete a Child Development Centre in the heart of Delta.
Since 1959 Reach Society has been making a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families. Building a child development centre in the heart of the community will give more children at all stages of childhood better access to the critical services they need, and link families to other community services more efficiently and effectively.
The new Reach Centre replaces Ladner Kinsmen House at 47th avenue and neighbours the Ladner Pioneer Library, Memorial park, Delta Secondary School, Ladner Community Centre and other community services, creating a network of community supports working together to benefit children of all ages and their families..
I love being part of this small community where everyone knows each other and is always willing to provide support where it is needed. This event is just once terrific example of how much we can do as a community when we all pitch in.
October is here and Fall is in full swing with Thanksgiving around the corner this weekend! The Annual Harvest Festival here in Ladner celebrated its second year running a few weeks ago after 2013's successful first year. The Delta Firefighter's Charitable Society held its fundraiser at Greystone Stables, inviting the community to celebrate the harvest season while raising money for local charities and organizations in need
I had only heard about last year's Festival and was so excited when I was hired on to capture the evening's festivities. Guests signed in at the front and were greeted by handsome firefighter's serving appetizers. There were many ways of helping to raise money including a 50/50 draw, a Silent Auction, a mini Casino and mechanical bull!
Gigglebooth's hilarious photo booth provided additional entertainment
It's confirmed. Next year when i am no longer pregnant, I will be giving this bull a ride!
The Joe Fernandes band played country tunes all night while guests danced
Down at Delta's golf course Kings Links by the Sea, legendary snowboarder Devun Walsh hosted The 3rd Annual Devun Walsh Charity Classic Golf Tournament. With help from The KNOWSHOW, DC Shoes and The Source along with generous support from brand partners, local business associates and friends, the event was a success! Over $10,000 was raised for Canuck Place Children's Hospice.
Each participant registers for a full day that includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, refreshments, prizing and a shuttle to and from downtown Vancouver.
The Silent auction included amazing swag, everything from craft beers and wines to skateboarding and snowboarding gear, travel and camping gear, apparel, fine dining for two, a pretty stellar piece of art: a portrait of everyone's favourite actor, Bill Murray, and much more!
Many of the 90+ attendees participated in the Glass Breaking contest on the Driving Range
The guys took a break from their hard work for some beers and BBQ burgers.
Thank you to the boys at El Furniture Warehouse for the best burger this pregnant body has had all summer!
20 Teams grabbed their carts and headed off to their starting hole
Devun Walsh and his team
The KNOWSHOW's bearded Perry Pugh with his team
The energy was fantastic. I was mistaken for thinking golf was boring, these guys were having a riot and all in the name of giving back generously!
The Registration Tent was rearranged for dinner and what event wouldn't be complete without some lovely flowers from the girls at Our Little Flower Company from right here in Delta!
Everyone piled their plates and sat down to enjoy the evening's festivities.
I can't think of a better way to wind down summer than with a bunch of dudes raising money for a good cause… and having an absolute blast!
For more information on the Devun Walsh Charity Classic, please contact Perry Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org