Janice Mallory - President
Born in Montreal, came to BC in 1965, and to Summerland in 1995 after a 30 year nursing career. I have volunteered with the Library, Museum, Food Bank, RECOPE, and for the last 6-7 years with Agur Lake Camp Society. I believe in the concept and mandate of the camp and like to be more involved with day to day decisions.
Ken Carlson - Vice President
Ken Carlson, born in Cranbrook, has a lifetime of work experience in BC. He started as a gas pipe fitter for the Inland Natural Gas company, and then became manager and owner of several plumbing companies. He has run a vineyard, been a relief gas inspector, and been clerk of works in two mechanical upgrades projects. Ken is an active volunteer in his community, he has sat on the board of directors of four community organizations, and been chairman for two of them. He is a member of the Penticton Curling Club, Skaha Meadows Golf Club and the Penticton Adventurers Club. He and his wife, Marjorie have two boys and a girl, and are grandparents to seven.
Bernie McCallum - Treasurer
I was born in Penticton and graduated from the Penticton High School. My wife and I were married in 1967 and shortly thereafter moved to Vancouver. In 1980 we returned to the Okanagan and have lived in both Kelowna and Penticton. We have two sons, Barry and Neil who live in the Vancouver/Ottawa area. We also have two grandchildren who also live in Ottawa.
In 1975 I attained my Certified General Accountants designation and worked in various industries from Marine Transportation, Shipbuilding, Industrial Sales Distribution and owned a Promotional Products business after retiring from the industry. I am an avid golfer, gardener, love hiking and various outdoor activities.
Rich Crawford - Director
Rich Crawford, a local retiree and graduate of Penticton High School, has three daughters and two sons who also reside in the south Okanagan. He has a long history in the Penticton automotive industry, from pumping gas through to sales manager, as well as managing a Volkswagen Jeep franchise for fourteen years. He is an active member of both the Penticton Curling Club and Adventure Club and volunteers for Interior Health. Rich contributes to ALCS in many ways.
Jeff Colquhoun - Director
Jeff Colquhoun lives in Summerland with his wife and 2 young children. He has been working in the health care industry for 6 years as a Health Care Assistant in Summerland and Penticton. He works in the Penticton Hospital along with several care homes in the area. He enjoys gardening, fishing and camping in the summer with his family.
Sue Filek - Director
Rob Lionello - Director
Penticton resident since 1971, Recreational Therapist, 25 year career working within the Social Services Industry for both private and Non-profit organizations, retired as part of Senior Management team with OneSky (formally Penticton and District Community Resources Society PDCRS) in 2017.
Debbie Schneider - Secretary & Office Manager
Debbie began work in the Society office in December 2016. Debbie moved to Summerland from Whitehorse, Yukon in November 2010 where she and her family spent 9 years. Debbie has many years previous office experience in both Whitehorse and Kamloops, BC. Debbie and her family fully enjoyed their years spent in the North and cherish the fond memories they created there, but were very happy to relocate to the sunny, warm Okanagan! Debbie is married with two children.
Bren & Eric Leclerc
For Bren and Eric operating Agur Lake Camp for the summer is living the dream. Having been together for almost five years and married for nearly two, these folks are avid nature enthusiasts, musicians, mindfulness practitioners, and holistic healers. Partnered in building a life around mindful compassionate sustainable living, their aim to is “build a life they don’t need to retire from”.
Bren’s connection to the natural world shines in caring for the environment around her. Be it helping people or tending gardens, Bren’s compassion fills the space around her with life and love.
Eric’s spirit brings both concept and form to the partnership. Passionate about mindful compassionate existence in harmony with the environment, his path has lead him to explore theological philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine, consciousness development, and sustainable systems design. With a creative mind focused on self-sustainable living and the technical skill to bring designs into existence, Eric creates the spaces for Bren to fill with life.
Branding themselves as the Sustainable Gypsies, they have been living off-Grid in their tiny home on wheels in Victoria, BC, since October 2019. This summer they continue their Journey to Sustainability caring for the people and environment of Agur Lake.
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Toni Clark, Volunteer Bookkeeper, Chair - Charity Golf Tournament
Toni has lived in the Okanagan Valley since 1964, moving between communities but not wanting to leave. She is happiest enjoying many of the outdoor activities possible in this four-season environment. Her education in Recreation Management allowed her to focus primarily working for Non-Profits, and when not working for them, volunteering in some capacity. Agur Lake Camp Society embodies everything she wants to support, and provides exactly the blend of a challenge and opportunity she enjoys.
Honourary Life Members
Bonnar Dowler - Founder