Fire-pit Pledged to Agur Lake Camp
Ted Howell, owner of the Red Willow Forge prepares a piece for the fire pit he is building for Agur Lake Camp. A CHBC camera man records the moment while Carla Ohmenzetter, president of ALCS, observes.
Shaw Communications has pledged the cost for building a fire-pit at Agur Lake Camp. Carla Ohmenzetter, president of ALCS says that the Society has contracted with Red Willow Forge in Summerland to build the fire-pit. Mike Roberts of CHBC (a subsidiary of Shaw Communications) was at The Red Willow Forge, talking to Ted Howell, owner of the Forge and Ohmenzetter about the construction of the fire-pit.
“The forged metal structure which will also include stone works when mounted at the site. This is a one-of-a-kind fire pit, specifically designed to ensure safety of all including our wheel chair guests and will be a focal attraction for the wilderness camping experience” Ohmenzetter explained.
The fire pit will have a circular design with six uprights around the edge, strung with cable to keep people and wheelchairs safely away from the fire. Howell demonstrated how holes are punctured in the red hot uprights using his three ton Gamei which can press with 100 ton force. Once assembled the fire pit will allow people with special needs to get close enough to the fire to toast marshmallows, but far enough away to be out of danger.
Mike Roberts, who does Roberts on the Road for CHBC, plans to attend the Grand Opening of Agur Lake Camp on July 6, and see the fire pit put to use. The wilderness camp is located 20 kilometers west of Summerland, on the shores of Agur lake. The campers will be families with special needs members who would have difficulty accessing the resources in a regular camp facility
The Board of Directors
Monthly meetings occur the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Board Room of Angus Place, 9302 Angus St., Summerland, BC. Visitors are welcome.
The Grand Opening of ALC will be on July 6, 2013 from noon to 5 pm at the camp.