I was a Guider in Champlain Division year's ago when all the fundraisers were being done to buy the property - and build the lodge. I even have the 't-shirt'!
I participated in walks, worked bingo, had garage sales, sold cookies etc etc. I did this fundraising in good faith that it would be used for Camp Tewateno and the new lodge. How can the Canadian Council and Ontario Council now decide they have a right to decide what the money is being spent on. If the fundraising and donation money is not being used for the original purpose advertised - is it not illegal??? Do those donations not have to be refunded?
I know how hard the people who are on this committee have worked for both Camp Tewateno and for Guiding and the girls. I read somewhere on the site that the main committee has more than 500 years of volunteer hours - and this is how they are treated!
If this is how the commissioners in charge treat their dedicated volunteers - I am not sure it is an organization that I am proud to have been part of.
Good luck in your fight and for keeping Camp Tewateno (and other Ontario camps) dream alive.
As a girl guide, I attended Çamp Caritou in the 1960's. The fellowship and skills I learned were an important part of my life and influenced my identity and values. The Camp Caritou experience was the highlight of my guiding and summer experiences, and I hope that this property will not be thrown away because of bureaucracy and the whims of non-participants. Please let me know how I can be of help to prevent this injustice to the young woman of our region. NJ
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