Posted on Mar 03, 2023
To support the growth and value of the Delta Gymnastics Seniors’ Program for the entire community and the service above self of the 113 members in the Ladner Rotary sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School the Rotary Club of Ladner is holding its Spring Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at 5300 Ladner Trunk Road, behind Eastlink (Delta Cable).
Any individual, company or organization can bring their old tax returns, credit card bills, business records, bank statements, and personal information documents so a shredding company can safely and securely shred the paper on the spot. A donation of $15 per banker’s box of paper will go entirely to support the programs for seniors’ wellness and youth achievement in community service.
Delta and area residents and business owners or managers can show up in their vehicles, supervise volunteers who will unload the shredding material from their vehicles and dump it into a shredding bin which will then be loaded by a Shred-Wise company operator into the shredding truck on site.
The Delta Gymnastics “Seniors Can Move” program is designed to improve the agility, balance, coordination, and strength of adults 65+ years of age. Through games and gentle exercises, the program reacquaints seniors with fundamental movement skills they may no longer be practicing due to inactivity, pain, illness, or surgery and teaches participants how to fall safely and get back up again.
Interact is a service club for youth ages 12-18 at Delta Secondary School in Ladner to inspire, develop leadership skills, and provide a fun opportunity to connect with other youth focused on providing service both locally and internationally.  The Interact Club at Delta Secondary School, in Ladner, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner, hosts events within the school year to volunteer, raise funds and promote awareness for local and international causes. Interact in Ladner has 113 members who run their own club, one of almost 15,000 clubs in 145 countries of 342,953 young people around the world.
Ladner Rotary Club President Guillermo Bustos says, "I have been involved in learning for seniors in our community for a number of years. With that perspective of how important that opportunity is for our community, I appreciate as well how important physical activity for seniors is and the great value to all of us of the Delta Gymnastics seniors’ program we are supporting with this Shred A Thon on April 1st. Our club is happy to support further growth of this program. At the other end of the age range, there are the productive Delta Secondary School students in the Interact Club which we sponsor. It’s amazing what they continue to do for our community and our world.”
Bustos adds the club’s thanks to Shred A Thon sponsor, Millennium Pacific, past sponsor Ideal Door Ltd., and to the hundreds of people who have shown up in the past with many tons of paper and supported these and other causes in our community.