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Camp Shawnigan revitalization helped by $100K donation from Peninsula Co-op

The donation goes towards the project worth $25 million
Peninsula Co-op has donated $100K to help with the $25 million upgrade ongoing at Camp Shawnigan.

The transformation of Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan had received some help from Peninsula Co-op.

On Wednesday, June 19, Peninsula Co-op donated $100,000 to Easter Seals British Columbia & Yukon (BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities) to help with the ongoing $25 million rebuild.

With the massive upgrade, the camp will be the first one in North America to be open year-round for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. 

“This incredible organization has been a beacon of hope and support for individuals with varied disabilities, providing essential services and opportunities for growth and independence,” said Peninsula Co-op board member Patti Hunter. “Our contributions to Easter Seals now surpass $165,000 with this capital donation, specifically aiding in the rebuilding and revitalization of Camp Shawnigan, a place that has brought smiles and unforgettable experiences to countless campers.” 

The new retreat destination is purpose-built and multi-functional facility.

“The new Camp Shawnigan is a visionary project that will allow us to deliver life-changing programs for people with disabilities, in a fully inclusive and accessible space,” says Mike Leland with Easter Seals BC/Yukon. "At $25 million, it is an ambitious project and that is why we are so thankful for partners like Peninsula Co-op for their generous support."

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