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Cabins constructed at Agur Lake

Summerland Builders Mart provided a $3,000 cheque to the Agur Lake Camp Society through Timbrkids, a national charity through TimbrMart. From left are Darrell Butler of Okanagan College, Agur Lake Camp president Barb Hatton, Ken Sewell of Summerland Builders Mart and Chuck Edwards of C.M. Edwards Construction. - Photo submitted
Summerland Builders Mart provided a $3,000 cheque to the Agur Lake Camp Society through Timbrkids, a national charity through TimbrMart. From left are Darrell Butler of Okanagan College, Agur Lake Camp president Barb Hatton, Ken Sewell of Summerland Builders Mart and Chuck Edwards of C.M. Edwards Construction.
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Students from the Okanagan College Residential Construction Program have been busy constructing two cabins at Agur Lake Camp.

The cabins, which are now completed to lock-up stage, have been set up at the camp, 20 kilometres west of Summerland.

The 15 students have been wiring the cabins and hooking up the plumbing.

The foundation is in place for one more cabin, to be constructed next year.

Barb Hatton, president of the Agur Lake Camp Society, said the cabins are to be finished and in operation by next June.

She added that there is still a lot of work to be done between now and then.

“We have land clearing to do and furniture to bring in, but we do have the infrastructure,” she said.

The cabins measure 111 square metres and have two bedrooms, a barrier-free washroom and a kitchen and living room. Each cabin can comfortably sleep six people.

Tracking will be installed in the cabins to accommodate those with mobility difficulties.

The camp has come about with plenty of hard work, Hatton said.

“It’s not without blood, sweat and tears,” she said.

Support from outside businesses and organizations has also helped.

The Shriners have recently offered their bus to bring in campers from all over the province.

Summerland Builders Mart has given the camp a cheque for $3,000. This is through TimbrMart’s charitable organization, Timbrkids.

Ken Sewell of Summerland Builders Mart said the donation is in addition to the money Summerland Builders Mart has already donated to the camp society.

The camp society was formed in 2004 when the Agur family signed a 99-year lease, providing 1.6 hectares of waterfront land to the camp.

The camp now has 20 hectares for its facility.

The mandate of the society is to provide a barrier-free outdoor experience to those who would not normally be able to attend a camp because of physical, sensory or medical challenges.

 

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