Agur Lake Camp raises funds for a new generator – Summerland Review

The Agur Lake Camp Society is raising money to replace an aging generator at the barrier-free camp west of Summerland.

Sue Filek, president of the camp company, said the generator was one of two acquired and used in 2017. It is now at the end of its life and beyond repair. The second generator is still running.

The camp provides experience for people with disabilities and health issues. The camp’s two generators supply electricity to the three cabins and other amenities. The three cabins each contain elevators and roll-in showers.

“Having a reliable power source is essential,” Filek said.

She added that the location of the camp means extending the BC Hydropower line to the property would be too expensive.

The fundraising goal is $40,000. This includes $35,000 for the generator and the rest of the money for transportation and installation costs.

An order for the generator has already been submitted, but Filek said it won’t arrive until the fall due to supply issues.

The camp received a few key donations for this fundraising project. Burt and Kathy Cook from Summerland provided $5,000 and Margaret Slack and David Pacey from Okanagan Falls contributed $2,500.

Other anonymous donors have contributed money for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the camp.

Filek said three fundraising events are planned for this year. The Hole in One Charity Golf Tournament will be held June 15 at Summerland Golf and Country Club. The Kettle Valley Railway charity train ride will take place on September 10. The Helicopter Ball draw will take place on October 22.

The camp is believed to be the only barrier-free camp in British Columbia

In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 394 guests at camp during the summer. In 2020, the camp had 141 guests and in 2021, it had 167 guests.

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