Barb Hatton

Cottages opened at Agur Lake Camp

With the cutting of two yellow ribbons, Amanda Lewis and Barbara Hatton officially opened the first two cottages at Agur Lake Camp on Sept. 25.

With the cutting of two yellow ribbons, Amanda Lewis and Barbara Hatton officially opened the first two cottages at Agur Lake Camp on Sept. 25.

Lewis is a director of the camp’s board and Hatton is the president.

Hatton thanked the many community organizations and businesses that have contributed time, money and materials for the project.

The ceremony was witnessed by a crowd of supporters who had come to the site to enjoy a day at the wilderness camp.

The cottages, which Hatton hopes will be ready for occupancy next summer, will eventually become a cluster of cottages, plus a central lodge.

When completed Agur Lake Camp will provide a wilderness camp experience for special needs people and their families. In addition to cabins there will be a network of  trails, a dock for fishing and boating, and a pavilion. All facilities will be totally accessible for people with disabilities.

On Sunday, rides in adaptive trail-riders were operated by the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) from neighbouring Kelowna, for those with disabilities.

The rides, manned by volunteers, traversed the rugged terrain on the camp property, displaying for the riders wilderness scenes which will be visible by wheelchair when the camp trails are complete.

The Peachland Lions ran a refreshments-by-donation booth on site with the proceeds going to Agur Lake Camp.

The camp is located on 2.2 hectares of land in the mountains 15 kilometres west of Summerland.

 

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