Bonnar Dowler whose dream it was to have a camp for families with special needs is seen here with the Timber Frame Pavilion built by Dave Phillips of Wine Country Timber Craft in the background

Agur Lake Camp holds grand opening

Bonnar Dowler’s dream to establish a camp where families with special needs could go to enjoy the wilderness has come to fruition.

Bonnar Dowler’s dream to establish a camp where families with special needs could go to enjoy the wilderness has come to fruition.

The Agur Lake Camp Society held its grand opening celebrations on Saturday.

The Community Recreational  Initiates Society was on hand with their adaptive equipment giving trail rides to those with disabilities.

Emceeing the event were president of the society, Carla Ohmenzetter and speakers bureau, Katie Bowling.

Together they thanked the many people who have been involved over the years in making the camp a reality.

Several presentations were also made. Dan Albas congratulated everyone involved and provided funding for the hiring of a summer student. Telus presented a cheque for $15,000. The Penticton Kiwanis Club presented a cheque for $1,000, with Peter Armstrong of the club personally giving $100, and challenging others to buy a foot of trail. Sue Maverty of the Penticton Adventurers Club gave a cheque for $250. Ron Restrick of the Kettle Valley Steam Railway announced a continuing partnership with Agur Lake to provide a camp train each year, donating all proceeds to the camp.

During the afternoon the public toured the cabins and traversed the trails and celebrated together the wonder of what can be accomplished when people work together towards a common goal.

 

For more information about the camp visit agurlakecamp.ca, email info@agurlakecamp.ca or telephone 250-809-7130.