Ladner Village sparkles at night thanks to Light Up campaign

Ladner Village is almost all lit up.

The Ladner Business Association is just $4,500 away from reaching its $30,000 goal for the Light Up Ladner Village campaign.

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The LBA, with support from the City of Delta, is in the third year of a three-year campaign to adorn the trees on 48th Avenue, Delta Street and Haviland Street with clear LED lights from October to March.

As a result, Ladner Village sparkles every night from dusk until 11 p.m., adding atmosphere and cheer in the dark and sometimes dreary winter months.

“Lighting up Ladner Village is possible because of the generosity of local businesses and hundreds of residents who have donated to the campaign,” said LBA president Jill McKnight. “Thank you to everyone who has contributed. The lights transform the village at night and our community has shared they love the ambiance it creates.”

Last year brought the introduction of recognition signage at the base of various trees in Ladner Village for those sponsors who have donated more than $1,000 during the three-year campaign.

The LBA would like to acknowledge six local businesses for their generous donations: Beth Stuart & Associates, Century Group, Delta Optimist, Ladner Village Market, South Coast Casuals and Vinca's Kitchen.

Additional supporters for more than $1,000 include the community donation jars located in businesses throughout Ladner Village, which have collected $2,271, and recent filming productions Finding Santa and Supergirl.

Residents and businesses alike love what the campaign has done to bring a sense of magic to the village.

On the LBA Gofundme page, resident Alicyn Pechuanco wrote, “We recently moved to Ladner and love it here. I'm happy to contribute to our new community.”

Local artist Anita de Vos called the campaign “a stellar idea.”

“It will make the village warm and inviting. As an artist, I already love seeing the shops at twilight, this will be even more picturesque, especially at Christmas,” she wrote.

Beth Stuart from Beth Stuart & Associates said the lights in the trees are a charming addition to Ladner Village.

“Warm, inviting and cheerful. It’s wonderful to be part of such a supportive and inspiring community,” said Stuart.

To donate to the campaign, visit the LBA’s Gofundme page at: Donations can also be made in the jars in Ladner Village businesses or by mailing a cheque payable to the LBA to: Ladner Business Association, PO Box 15, STN Main, Delta, B.C., V4K 3N5.

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