By Steve Kidd - Penticton Western News Published: March 19, 2009
MLAs Bill Barisoff and Rick Thorpe congratulate Amanda Lewis, a director with the Agur Lake Camp Society, after they presented the group with a cheque for $100,000 to continue the work of building the respite camp for people with special needs.
The Agur Lake Camp Society is one step farther along in their quest to create a camp for people with disabilities and special needs in the wilderness near Summerland.
At a special get together Thursday, the society unveiled plans for the buildings, including a lodge and cabins that will eventually be constructed on the property, with designs created by Coast Architectural Group.
As a bonus, they also got to announce a further $100,000 donation from the provincial government in the form of a community gaming grant, delivered by area MLAs Rick Thorpe and Bill Barisoff. The funds will help construct a lodge, cabins, trails and playgrounds.