In preparation for the summer heat, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club has donated 50 fans to help residents at BCCPA member KinVillage to stay cool over the coming summer months. Aligning with their commitment to support community-based projects, the club purchased these fans for seniors after raising funds through several ongoing programs, detailed in the release below. If you are a BCCPA or EngAge BC member with great news to share, let us know!
TSAWWASSEN, BC. – In keeping with its commitment to support community-based projects, the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club donated 50 fans to KinVillage to help older persons stay cool during the summer heat.
As stated by Marg Kennett, a tenant at KinVillage: “Fans help provide relief from the extreme summer heat. Donating fans is a simple idea that might just start a movement to engage our community in what could be one of the largest efforts of its kind and helps to boost the year-round mission of KinVillage.”
Peter Thesiger, President, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club: “In keeping with our club’s objectives of supporting those in our community who need assistance, and after receiving Marg Kennett’s request, our club unanimously voted to provide the funds for fans. Several of our members noted that as we age, our inability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. Our gift has provided free fans to 50 older persons living at KinVillage who don’t have personal air conditioning.”
Dan Levitt, CEO of KinVillage stated: “We look forward to continuing to strengthen the connection between our partners like the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club and KinVillage, as together we create a more age friendly city. As KinVillage looks ahead to future expansion, the importance of community connections will be critical to support our ageing society providing quality healthcare, housing and supports to combat social isolation and loneliness, and to encourage independence and choice.”
About Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club
The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club supports the communities of South Delta, BC and Point Roberts, Washington, through programs to community groups, children, and people in need. The club also provides an annual bursary to South Delta Senior Secondary for a non-academic student. Funds are raised through several ongoing programs that include the Car Lot at Tsawwassen Center Mall every Sunday, a plant sale at Sunnyside Nursery in April, Tsawwassen Sun Festival in August, Christmas Tree Chipping at South Delta Recreation Center in January, and a grant from the Provincial Government through the Gaming Commission.
Annually, the Club hosts a Canada Day celebration at Diefenbaker Park, a Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, and a Pancake Breakfast prior to the Sun Festival Parade on the first Monday in August.
KinVillage is located in the heart of Tsawwassen and serves all of South Delta. It is a leader in service delivery for seniors and is an integral partner with Fraser Health, the City of Delta, BC Housing, and other community agencies on all matters pertaining to seniors’ health and wellness. It is well-known for its caring staff and commitment of many volunteers from the community. Evolving over the past 40 years with the changing needs of the community, the array of affordable housing currently offered includes independent and supportive housing, assisted living, and long-term care. KinVillage is home for over 310 seniors and younger people with disabilities. Through its Day Program for Older Adults and a vibrant Community Centre, KinVillage is also a gathering place offering support, social connection and wellness opportunities for hundreds more South Delta seniors and their families. Responding to the changing and growing needs of the community, KinVillage is embarking on a comprehensive campus redevelopment that will nearly triple its housing and care facilities, and significantly expanding its programs, services for older adults.
Kin Village is on the shared, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and other Coast Salish Peoples.