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‘A Taste of Reach’ fundraiser to help kids with extra needs in Delta, Surrey

Fifth ‘annual’ North Delta dinner benefiting Reach Child and Youth Development Society Oct. 12
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North Delta’s Tasty Indian Bistro and Reach Child and Youth Development Society are partnering for the fifth “annual” A Taste of Reach fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

After going drive-thru in 2021 and taking last year off, “A Taste of Reach” is back and in-person this October in support of local kids with extra needs.

Tasty Indian Bistro will again host the popular fundraiser benefiting Reach Child and Youth Development Society at its North Delta restaurant (8295 Scott Rd.) from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.12. This will be the fifth incarnation of A Taste of Reach, which since 2017 has raised over $200,000.

“We are immeasurably grateful to Tasty Indian Bistro for their generosity, community involvement and for hosting a fabulous night for all,” Reach events and fundraising co-ordinator Tamara Veitch said in a press release. “More than half of the families Reach supports are in North Delta. It is so important to us to connect with our community here.”

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Billed as a blend of culture and humanitarianism that “brings awareness to supporting every child along their unique developmental pathway,” the evening will include a welcome cocktail reception, gourmet South Asian hors d‘oeuvres and selected wine and beer pairings, followed by a family-style dinner of world-class Indian cuisine.

There will also be music and a live auction, and guests will gain insight into the society’s programs from guest speakers including a local South Asian family, who will share their story and talk about their experiences with Reach.

This year’s event will have a special focus on Reach’s Access2Play Capital Campaign, raising funds to more than double the size of the public playground at the North Delta Recreation Centre and Reach Preschool North to meet growing population needs and create a hub that is more accessible for children, youth and adults with wheelchairs, sensory needs and mobility issues.

Tickets for the fifth “annual” A Taste of Reach are $125 and are available for purchase at atasteofreach2023.eventbrite.ca. Attendance is capped at 150 people, and the previous events all sold out.

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