Recent event ‘A Taste of Reach’ raised awareness of services for children with special needs in the South Asian Community and generated funds for Reach Child and Youth Development Charitable Foundation.
Parisha Gandhi provided a South Asian family’s perspective on Reach Society services to 150 guests in attendance and Monisha Jassi, Reach Behavioural Consultant, discussed the success of her Punjabi-Speaking Parent Support group and shared the message that “Help is within Reach”.
The fun-filled event hosted at Tasty Indian Bistro featured Mona Patrola, TV personality as MC, and gourmet Indian cuisine paired with wine and beer tastings donated by Tasty Indian Bistro, Peller Estates, The Wine List and Fernie Brewing.
In addition, Just Cakes BC donated signature desserts for guests. “It was such a beautiful blend of culture and humanitarianism that filled the restaurant at our first annual Taste of Reach event. Oversold and far exceeding our expectations, the evening signifies the value that our community members place on ensuring that every child receives the services they need and deserve”, stated Reach Society Fundraising Manager Kristin Bibbs.
Ian Paton, MLA Delta South; Ravi Kahlon, MLA Delta North; Mayor Lois Jackson, Councillor Sylvia Bishop, George Harvey and School Board Chair Laura Dixon attended. Mr. Paton volunteered his services as auctioneer on the spot to support ‘A Taste of Reach’ live auction. Proceeds from the event totaled an incredibly generous $48,294 that will benefit Reach Society’s Building for Children Together Campaign.