Wilderness Discovery begins renovations

Volunteers needed: The former Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Centre in Shebandowan is being upgraded in preparation for re-opening. The project is supported by local service clubs.

Volunteer help is urgently required to complete the many tasks that have been identified. This work cannot be done without the assistance of dedicated volunteers and lots of them.

A variety of skills are required. There is plenty of work for volunteers who can prepare cabins and work around the property, taking inventory, organizing shelving, ensuring the safety of others. There are also opportunities for those who can contribute skills in building projects and upgrading facilities.

Come out for the day or stay overnight. The Camp is located at 53 Barred Owl road Lake Shebandowan.

Please visit the following link for the full article and additional details: https://volunteerthunderbay.com/events/wilderness-discovery-camp-upgrade-project/

Wilderness Discovery Boat Draw 2018

We are very excited to announce our Wilderness Discovery Boat Draw. Tickets are now on sale at: Jones & Associates Insurance, Sign Design Inc., Superior Coatings Thunder Bay, Hagi Community Service For Independence and many more locations around town. You can also call for tickets, we can process your payment over the phone. 766-2086. Thank you for your support.

Wilderness Discovery Plans Re-opening in Summer 2018

“It took almost two years of negotiating with the province but Lake Shebandowan’s Wilderness Discovery Camp for disabled people will re-open next spring under ownership of a group of service clubs.

Handicapped Action Group Inc. (HAGI) had leased the former YMCA Camp Carson-Cross from the government but was unable to maintain it. The camp has proven popular with a variety of disabled users, providing specialized access to the lake.

MPP Bill Mauro, in whose Thunder Bay-Atikokan riding the property exists, announced the new arrangements Thursday, though they were effective Aug. 11 when ownership of the property and buildings was transferred from the Government of Ontario through Infrastructure Ontario.

The new ownership group, called Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Inc., is comprised of the area Rotary clubs — Thunder Bay, Fort William, Port Arthur, Lakehead and Nipigon as well as the Hill City Kinsmen Club and Westfort Kiwanis. A board of directors consists of one member from each of the service clubs, one from the Shebandowan campers association and one from HAGI.

The board is working to refurbish the newly-named Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Centre in June of 2018.”

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