Railway holds fundraising excursion for Agur Lake Camp Society

Event in Summerland raises $3,000 for barrier-free wilderness camp

The Agur Lake Camp fundraiser, fuelled by the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, was held Saturday, June 23.

A trainload of campers left Prairie Valley Station on a major Agur Lake Camp fundraising excursion by the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

“This helps the camp stay open,” said Debbie Schneider, office manager for the camp society. “The operating costs of the camp are high.”

About $3,000 was raised for the camp, and the money goes directly to services for guests. The ride was followed by a barbecue lunch.

Agur Lake Camp is a barrier-free wilderness camp for children and adults with special needs. Campers can use the lake, fishing docks and playgrounds for their activities such as canoeing, paddleboarding, bocce and other games.

This year Kettle Valley Steam Railway business manager Tasandra Crozier worked with the camp society and helped to substantially improve the funds raised for the camp.

“Thanks to re-organizing by our manager, Tasandra, in conjunction with Schneider from Agur Lake Camp, the train excursion sold out,” said Sharon Unrau, president of the steam railway.

“This is an important event and the KVSR is very happy to support it. It was wonderful to see so many happy faces on board. Events like this are one way the Kettle Valley Railway supports local Summerland organizations,” she added.

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