Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 24, 2018
More families of children with special needs will have access to services that are more accessible with the opening of Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s new three-storey, 20,000-square-foot Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children, on February 24, 2018. Rotary Club of Ladner was one of the first sponsors of the project, joined by many other supporters over seven years of fund-raising for the $5.7 million facility on 47th Avenue adjacent to the Ladner Pioneer Library in Ladner. For the past 40 years Reach has operated from a now aging building which could not be expanded to meet the needs of the growing community, in a remote location, off 72nd Street near the Boundary Bay Airport in East Ladner, with no nearby bus route. Next door to the new Reach building, the Ladner Rotary Splash Park is now under construction in Memorial Park, and when it opens for this summer season, it will provide a play area for families using the Reach facility as well as the rest of the community.