‘A Taste of Reach’ fundraiser raised awareness for children with needs in the South Asian Community as well as funds for Reach Child and Youth Development Charitable Foundation. Parisha Gandhi gave 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 communicated the message that help is within Reach for children and youth with special needs.
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 courtesy of Tasty Indian Bistro, Peller Estates, The Wine List and Fernie Brewing. Just Cakes BC provided dessert 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.