Christmas tree chipping and a successful bottle drive means funds raised will benefit a number of charities and non-profit groups here in Delta.
The Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay Lions Club would like to thank all the people who came down to South Delta Rec Centre to deliver their trees, bottles and cans.
Residents donated about 2,500 bottles and cans and more than 400 trees to the event helping to raise money for the club to be used in their service for community.
“We are very grateful for their generosity,” said Lions Club president Peter Theisger. “We also want to thank the members of the South Delta Secondary football team for their participation in the event. They unloaded the trees, bottles and cans from people’s cars and then put them in a pile for the tree chipper or by the bottle collection point.
We are also particularly grateful to McDonalds for providing coffee and donuts, Madhouse Pizza for providing pizzas, Royal Wood Tree Service for providing the chipper, as well as the City of Delta for allowing us access to the washrooms and the kitchen. All of this was very welcome given the inclement weather on the Saturday.”
The Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay Lions Club says that the funds raised so far in the 2021/22 year have been used for: Red Cross for fire relief, Meals on Wheels, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, Christmas Hampers, Red Cross for flood relief and Deltassist for its emergency food cupboard.
The North Delta Lions Club held its tree chipping event at Ladner’s Memorial Park.
Gary Kingston, spokesperson for the club said that donations collected were down a bit this year likely due to a few factors including less trees available and sold this year, some of the COVID restrictions, the inclement weather during the weekend tree chipping event as well, The City of Delta accepting trees as part of its green waste pick-up.
He said a portion of the proceeds will be used to buy new equipment for the Ladner Boys and Girls Club.