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Lumby mayor forced to cancel campout

Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton
Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton's campout this weekend in support of the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s Legacy Fund has been cancelled.
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Lumby's mayor has had to cancel his annual campout for a cause due to an accident.

Kevin Acton was in a minor motorcycle accident and is having surgery today.

He had originally planned to spend the weekend camped out at the pullout at the entrance to Lumby in support of the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s Legacy Fund.

Donations can still be made directly at the Resource Centre, which is located at 2114 Shuswap Ave. For more information visit whitevalley.ca

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Lumby’s mayor is camping out for a cause.

Mayor Kevin Acton will once have his sleeping bag and tent set up at the entrance to Lumby in support of Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s Legacy Fund.

He will be accepting donations starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 until noon on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Acton believes the health of the community is directly related to the help and support in the community.

“We are so lucky to have these resources available right here in our community.”

The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre is a community-based, non-profit organization providing the community with:

- counseling and support services

- after school programs for kids

- summer day camp for kids

- youth programs

- senior programs.

The centre also has ongoing services such as free internet access, a resource library, back to school Back Pack Project, Free Book Exchange, Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Exchange, Volunteer Bank and Christmas Adopt a Family for those less fortunate.

With provincial funding so severely stressed, the community’s help is needed to ensure the centre is able to keep their doors open.

Acton was able to raise close to $2,000 last year and hopes to raise even more this year.  All donations (over $5) are eligible for a charitable receipt.

 

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