Quilters Guild lends a hand

Staff writer
January 11, 2013 01:00 AM

Members of the Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild, pictured, recently partnered with the Salvation Army's, Camp Sunrise, in order to sew donated material into curtains for three of the camp's camper cabins.

The Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild recently partnered with the Salvation Army's Camp Sunrise in order to sew donated material into curtains for three of the camp's cabins.

"The selfless gift of a whole day of their time and precise skill from these eight women was awesome and such a huge blessing to the camp," said camp manager Rob Henson.

Fay Bullock, with Guild president Lois Anderson, organized and facilitated the volunteer session along with members Anne Hansen, Sharon Roye, Eve Quigley, Sandra LaHup, Eryl Shindel and Marian Williamson. The end result is 18 top tab curtains that will spruce up the interior design of the camper cottages.

"They even went so far as to sew the names and window locations of each curtain so that when washed, they can be easily recognized to be put back up in their proper place," Henson added.

In two years working in the position of camp manager, Henson has seen volunteers and donors from a variety of Coast businesses support the camp and a massive list of selfless individuals who continue to pour their time and effort into making Camp Sunrise an amazing, safe and memorable place for kids who come to visit.

Camp Sunrise, which is certified by the BC Camping Association, is a kids' camp that emphasizes serving underprivileged children in the summer months. Outside the months of July and August, Camp Sunrise provides opportunities to a number of schools, businesses, churches and organizations that wish to rent the camp for their retreats.

Since 1925, Camp Sunrise's site (located beside B.C. Ferries Langdale terminal) offers amenities such as updated and comfortable camper accommodations, an outdoor pool, a beach volleyball court, a regulation-sized basketball court, an archery range, canoes, a high ropes challenge course, a climbing wall, a 125-metre zip line, two outdoor fire-pits, waterfront access and walking trails.

For further information about Camp Sunrise, including general information, registration dates, and potential rental opportunities for groups, check out the camp's website at www.campsunrise.ca.

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