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Some top talent will be making music while helping raise funds for Reach Child and Youth Development Society's Building for Children Together capital campaign at the end of March.
Rob Montgomery, and his Vancouver rock and blues band Incognito, helped organize the Rockin' For Reach event with ticket sales, silent auction and other fundraising activities going towards Reach’s project to build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner.
Other musical guests include Jerry Doucette (Mama Let Him Play) and Ken Boychuk. Opening the show will be young Tsawwassen musicians Tyson McIlroy (guitarist for The Simpson Brothers band), and Carter Low.
The event will also feature appetizers courtesy of Thrifty’s Foods Tsawwassen, a cash bar, a 50/50 draw, prizes, and a silent ‘ROCKTION’ with rock n’ roll goodies to bid on including autographed framed albums from B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young, and some great items from Tsawwassen Cullture Craze store.
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit organization that has been helping children with special needs and their families since 1959.
Currently, Reach serves the regions of Delta, Surrey and Langley with a variety of services for children from birth to age 19 to ensure their optimum development.
More than 1,000 children and their families benefit from its services on an annual basis.
The “Building for Children Together” capital project is a 20,000-square-foot, $4 million community-based child development centre in the heart of Ladner.
The project is a partnership between Reach Child and Youth Development Society, the Ladner Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club, and the Corporation of Delta which has provided the land, valued in excess of $1 million.
The new centre will provide the new home base for Reach Child and Youth Development Society and include therapy and counseling rooms, youth program areas, specialized lending libraries and an inclusive preschool with an accessible playground. It will also include an expanded events room for municipal, business and community use, a club meeting space for the Kinsmen Club, and space for other organizations in the community supporting children and youth with special needs.
The Rockin’ for Reach event, for ages 19 and over, will be held March 31 at KinVillage Community Centre (5430 10th Ave.) in Tsawwassen. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Tickets are also available at Videoland Tsawwassen and Ladner or at Reach (#3 3800 72nd St.) in East Ladner.