Thursday, 19 May 2011

Camp Olave

My Statement in the Legislature on May 17, 2011:

I rise today Mr. Speaker to celebrate Girl guides of Canada's Camp Olave.

Camp Olave is located at Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast and has served young Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers an their leaders for the past eighty years. The Camp was previously tax exempt but a municipal boundary change altered their tax status. His Worship Mayor Inkster and his council provided a grant in lieu of taxes owing for this tax year. I am grateful to the council and the to the countless friends of Camp Olave, including the MLA for Powell River Sunshine Coast who did a fabulous job, and girls and guiders, past and present, who embraced safeguarding Camp Olave for future generations.

The motto for guiding is Be Prepared and we are! We are building a Camp Olave Endowment Fund and we would welcome your support. We need to be prepared should a grant in lieu of taxes not be available in the future. Please make contact with the Victoria Foundation and offer your support. Guiding in Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010 and with your support the organization will continue to offer programs of leadership to young women for generations to come.

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