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Camp Shagabec building new facility

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Camp Shagabec, located in the Cypress Hills, has announced plans to build a new facility this year.  The new building will be replacing an aging WWII army barracks that currently houses the camps: kitchen, mess hall, rec hall, and craft room.  The replacement of the building is necessary due to the deterioration of the building's foundation.

"It was a hard decision," says long time camp volunteer and board member, David Fletcher.  "Shagabec is turning 75 years old this year, and so many amazing memories are housed in this building.  However, we need to make sure that this camp remains strong for another 75 years, and that can't happen with this current building."  

Fletcher notes that the camp continues to be an incredibly popular destination for the youth of Saskatchewan and Alberta.  "This last summer was a huge success.  All the camps were full and many had waiting lists of other campers wanting to come to camp.  Each year this camp is host to over 500 young people."

"That  is what makes this campaign to build a new facility so important.  This camp truly is a second home for so many youth.  It makes me ill to think of what might happen if we aren't able to raise enough funds to build this new building," says Fletcher, "In this day and age, kids need summer camp more than ever."  

The camp is seeking tax-deductible donations to help them build their new facility.  To date, they have raised $135 000, and this project will be given the green light if they can reach $250 000.  Donations of $500 or more will be recognized on the wall of the new building.  Donations can be sent to the camp's treasurer: Tracy O'Donnell 258 Burke Cres. Swift Current, SK
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