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South Delta comes together for MLA’s beach clean-up

Ian Paton thanks community for their support
Ian Paton beach clean-up
Delta South MLA Ian Paton with items collected by the community during his beach clean-up on Saturday, May 14.

After two cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community members and youth from South Delta gathered for Liberal MLA Ian Paton’s annual beach clean-up along the shoreline of Boundary Bay on Saturday, May 14.

“I was so thrilled to see everyone who came out for my office’s beach clean-up on Saturday,” said Paton. “It is the best of both worlds when people of all ages can come together to do something great for both our community and environment. We always find several items that are truly unique, and this year was no different.”

Some of the items found included a boat, tires, Styrofoam, a ladder, and a mini refrigerator. “My sincere appreciation and thanks go out to every volunteer who put in several hours removing these items and cleaning our shoreline,” he added.

In addition to many local community members and youth, B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon, members of Delta Firefighters IAFF Local 1763, and Delta’s division of Girl Guides of Canada were also in attendance. The Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards (TOOB) provided an appreciation barbecue lunch at the conclusion of the event.

The beach clean-up is an annual event organized by the Delta South Constituency Office and will return in the spring of 2023.