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									              Circle of Friends


         P HE HO H

Executive Director’s Message
“You don’t get to be the best because you are the oldest. You get to be the oldest because you are the best.”
My very first introduction to Camp was       Many changes have occurred over the          erosity continues to make us possible
in 1964 when my brother, who had             past 50 years. In the early 1960s, Camp      and brightens the lives of hundreds of
muscular dystrophy, attended Camp He         operated for a short period of time          children and adults with special needs
Ho Ha. During that era there was very        during the summer and welcomed a             each year. A young camper with spinal
little acceptance of disabilities and as a   total of 14 children. Today 320 children     bifida shared these words with me and
result, my brother and family faced          attend Camp during the months of July        now, I’d like to share them with you:
many challenges. “Wheelchair accessi-        and August and hundreds of adults and
                                                                                          “Thank you for letting me come to
bility” was a foreign term, “retarded and    seniors attend during the months of
                                                                                          camp. I love Camp He Ho Ha. It is the
cripple” were hurtful but common             May and June. Naturally, our summer
                                                                                          best place in the world. I can just be
words used to describe individuals with      staff has increased proportionally to
                                                                                          myself. Nobody teases me because I
disabilities, and “recreational facilities   meet demand and today we employ 38
                                                                                          can’t walk. I feel safe at Camp.
for the disabled” were nonexistent. In       university and college students and two
                                                                                          Thanks to all those people who help
1960 when Camp He Ho Ha opened its           registered nurses. But it isn’t enough to
                                                                                          me come to Camp.”
doors, a new world for people with           find summer camp staff. We have to
disabilities also opened up—a world of       train them and provide adequate super-       From our generous donors to the Board
acceptance, exciting opportunities,          vision to ensure that all of our campers     of Directors to the countless volunteers
friendships, new skills, independence,       have a safe, healthy and memorable           who work tirelessly on our behalf,
and best of all, a genuine sense of          summer camp experience. With that in         please be assured that your ongoing
belonging. It wasn’t a perfect world by      mind, our summer staff participate in a      support, encouragement and involve-
today’s standards, but it certainly was a    nine-day training and orientation that       ment in our organization has proven to
giant leap forward in alleviating the        equips them with the skills, tools and       be invaluable. Your commitment has
day-to-day struggle of many children         knowledge they need to successfully          allowed our dedicated Camp staff to
living with disabilities.                    provide care and programming for the         raise the bar of excellence and innova-
From skid shacks donated by Imperial         750 children and adults who attend our       tion in summer camp programming and
Oil to the multi-million dollar facility     programs each year. And, with the            operations, ensuring that Camp He Ho
that stands today, Camp’s physical           assistance of sponsors, we offer a           Ha remains Alberta’s premier
appearance has changed dramatically          number of merit-based scholarships           recreational facility for children and
over the years however, the “heart and       awarded to summer camp counsellors           adults with disabilities. Your commit-
soul” of Camp He Ho Ha has remained          who have exemplified the objectives,         ment and dedication have enabled
constant. Enthusiastic, competent staff      and especially the spirit, of our summer     people with disabilities to live fuller,
embrace the campers, exciting programs       camp programs.                               more rewarding lives. And you have
energize all participants, laughter fills    To ensure Camp’s long term viability         touched so many hearts and brightened
the air, challenges become opportuni-        and to maximize the benefits of this         the lives of hundreds of children and
ties, many friendships are made and          facility for all Albertans, we’re open       adults with special needs. Thank you.
renewed, campers leave with a sense of       on a year-round basis. Our Facility          So here we are, together, standing on
accomplishment and pride, and many           Rental Program welcomes Albertans of         the brink of a new era, grateful for the
special moments are kept close to their      all ages who come to us from every           multitude of kindnesses that brought us
hearts like treasured souvenirs until        corner of the province and well              here and confident in the infinite
they return the next year. For parents       beyond. Some come to attend                  capacity of human hearts to carry us
and caregivers, Camp provides a              conferences, retreats, workshops and         the rest of the way. May the road ahead
welcome respite from the demands of          seminars and many access the wide            be blessed.
providing round-the-clock care for their     variety of recreational opportunities
                                                                                          Gratefully yours,
loved ones. As one mother of a disabled      we offer, but all leave with a greater
child expressed very passionately,           understanding of the value of this           Joan Nielsen, Executive Director
                                             facility to Albertans of all abilities.
“I don’t know what Amanda would do
without this camp. She is very, very         To our Friends of Camp, please know
happy at Camp. She looks forward to          that your financial support and encour-
coming back each year. We look               agement is the “wind beneath our
forward to her coming back, and it’s a       wings”, and you continue to play a vital
safe place for her to be. I feel like we     role in enabling Camp He Ho Ha to
can do something with the rest of the        retain its reputation as the best facility
family and not have to worry that she is     of its kind in the province. Your gen-
not being well cared for.”

President’s Message                                                                        2010 Summer
Dear Friends,
I wanted to let you all know that
                                             I know you will be as surprised as I
                                             was to learn that the 2009 insurance         Camp Schedule
serving as your President during this,       appraised value of Camp He Ho Ha,
Camp’s 50th anniversary year, is truly       excluding land, is an incredible $14.8     Seniors
an honour. As many of you know,              million dollars! What a tremendous         Saturday, May 22 – Thursday, May 27
Camp He Ho Ha is Alberta’s first             testament to the foresight,
summer camp for people with                  commitment, financial support and          Mentally Disabled Adults I
disabilities and the only facility of its    volunteerism of thousands of Alber-        Monday, May 31 – Saturday, June 5
kind in Alberta that does not                tans spanning five decades. These
discriminate on the basis of the type or     individuals, from all walks of life and
degree of disability. We welcome                                                        Mentally Disabled Adults II
                                             from every corner of Alberta, worked       Wednesday, June 9 to Monday, June 14
individuals with multiple disabilities
                                             tirelessly to ensure that Albertans with
as well as those who are medically
                                             disabilities could enjoy equality of
fragile, many of whom would be                                                          Physically Disabled Adults
                                             access and opportunity when seeking
denied a camping experience at other                                                    Saturday, June 19 to Thursday, June 24
                                             to participate in recreational programs.
facilities. What a privilege it is to join
with you in looking back with pride at       The success of Camp is guided by a
                                             truly dedicated Board of Directors         Mentally Disabled Young Adults I
our past accomplishments.                                                               Monday, June 28 to Saturday, July 3
                                             whose focus is on the governance and
Over the years Camp He Ho Ha has             policy setting aspects of ensuring
grown from a collection of donated           appropriate use of its finances. We are    Mentally Disabled Teens and Children I
skid shacks, accessible by boat only, to     sincerely grateful for our volunteers      Tuesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 11
emerge as Alberta’s premier summer           and staff under Executive Director Joan
camp facility for children and adults        Nielsen who tirelessly strive to ensure    Physically Disabled Teens and Children
with disabilities. In 2009, Camp He Ho       that each and every camper has an          Wednesday, July 14 to Monday, July 19
Ha welcomed 740 children and adults          experience of a lifetime that will
with disabilities who ranged in age          always be fondly remembered.               Mentally Disabled Adults III
from 6 to 104 and who came to us
                                             This year we honour the contributors       Friday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 28
from communities large and small
across Alberta. So chances are some-         of our past as well as the supporters of
                                             today who make Camp He Ho Ha               Mentally Disabled Young Adults II
one in your community is benefitting
                                             possible for so many. So please, mark      Sunday, August 1 to Friday, August 6
from the programs and services offered
at Camp He Ho Ha. In addition, 7,000         your calendars and plan on joining us
individuals participated in our facility     for our 50th Anniversary Open House        Mentally Disabled Teens and Children II
rental program last year. The revenue        to be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010.     Monday, August 9 to Saturday, August 14
from this highly successful initiative       I hope to see you all there! An RSVP no
offsets general operating costs, maxi-       later than June 21, 2010 is requested.
mizes the use of this facility for the       Phyllis Kobasiuk
benefit of Albertans of all abilities        President
and ensures summer camp program
continuity and integrity by allowing us
to operate on a year round basis.

                      Board of Directors
Honorary Patron            The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
                           The Honorable Norman L. Kwong
President                  Phyllis Kobasiuk
Vice President             Peter Harrop
Secretary/Treasurer        Cory Boddy
Director                   George Key
Director                   Winston Collins
Director                   Gayle Collins
Director                   Christine Palmer
Past President             Tony Smith

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                        Special Thanks to our Major Donors
4th Spruce Grove Scouts (Cubs & Scouts)   Edmonton Millwoods B'fast Lions Club    Penn West Petroleum
1150237 Alberta Ltd                       Edmonton Northgate Lions Club           Pepsi Bottling Group
1311566 AB Ltd / Chinook Painting &       Edmonton Snowmobile Club                Petro Canada Oil & Gas
  Renovations                             Edmonton Southgate Lions Club           Bruce & Corey Picton
15 Edmonton Service Battalion             Edmonton Strathcona Lions Club          Ponoka Lions Club
A Clark Roofing & Siding Ltd              Edmonton Westmount Lions Club           Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd/
ACT Edmonettes                            First Student Canada                      Highvale Mine
ACT/UCT Edmonton Council 1016             Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4241   Radway Lions Club
ACT/UCT Edmonton South                    Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies        REALTORS® Community Foundation
ACT/UCT Grande Prairie                      Auxiliary                             Reppsco Services Ltd
ACT/UCT #1021 Red Deer Club               Ms Jeanette Fuhr                        Rickard Excavation Ltd
ACT/UCT St Albert                         Frank & Valerie Gaspard                 Roberts Conductor Cable Limited
Air Canada                                Brian & Sandra Gonda                    Rocky Mountain Lions Club
Alberta Culture and Community Spirit      Government of Canada Recreational       Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial
Alberta Easter Seals Society                Infrastructure Canada Program         Rotary Club of Edmonton - Strathcona
Alberta FNAWS Yellowhead Affiliate        Grand Centre Lions Club                 Rotary Club of Stony Plain
Alberta Foundation For The Arts           Grande Prairie Lions Club               Royal Alexandra Hospital - Employees
Alberta Orange Foundation                 GS Welding                                Charity
Alberta Royal Purple Association          Terry & Linda Hanlon                    Royal Canadian Legion #51 Ladies Aux
Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and      Colin & Jennifer Hirsch                   Edson
  Wildlife Foundation                     Hugh and Madge McColl Family Trust      Royal Purple #261 Crossfield
Allard Foundation Ltd.                    Innisfail Lions Club                    Royal Purple #109 Drumheller
Al-Terra Engineering Limited              International Brotherhood of            Royal Purple #125 Vegreville
Automated Aquatics                          Boilermakers #146                     Royal Purple #248 Trenville
Archway Rentals Ltd                       Jodi-Lee Archery                        Grace Rumbold
Ed and Ingrid Bean                        Karen's Katering Ltd                    Elizabeth & Robert Shepherd
Belvedere Roofing & Consulting            Karlson Contracting Limited             Sherwood Park Breakfast Lions Club
  (1974) Ltd                              Kids Forever                            Smoky Lake Lions Club
Bill and Sue Sadler Fund                  Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton          South Cooking Lake Lions Club
BMO Employee Charitable Foundation        Kiwanis Club of Edmonton                Spruce Grove & District Lions Club
Boysdale Camp Foundation                  Knights of Columbus Holy Family         St Albert Breakfast Lions Club
BPO Elks Lodge #175 Bashaw                  Edmonton                              St Albert Host Lions Club
BPO Elks Lodge #391 Drayton Valley        Korea Veterans Association - Klondike   St. Andrews Thrift Shop, Spruce Grove
BPO Elks Lodge #470 Lac La Biche            City Unit 21                          St Peter's 2X4's Square Dance Club
Bill Brown                                Lacombe Lions Club                      Stony Plain Lions Club
Brightbank and District Lions Club        Lac La Biche Elks #470                  Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association
Teresa Brunner                            Austin Lane                             TELUS Communications Co
Camrose Lions Club                        Lions Club of Calgary                   Thermal Energy Services Inc
Canuck Industrial Sales (1982) Ltd        Lions Club of Edmonton Foundation       Thompson Bros (Construction) Ltd
Carbon Lions Club                         Local Union 488 Pipe Trades             Dean Thornton
Caroline Lions Club                       Lory Oilfield Rentals Inc               Tom Tiede
Children's Ability Fund                   Ken & Doris MacKinnon                    Marlene & Gary Tonhauser
CIBC World Markets Children's             Mainstreet Cruisers                     Try-Kam Structural Ltd
  Foundation (Alberta)                    Martin Equipment                        U of A Students' Union – Union Des
City of Champions Lions Club              Masonic Foundation of Alberta             Etudiants
Cold Lake Northern Lights Lions Club      Phil & Corinne McCaffrey                Union 52 Benevolent Society
Community Facility Enhancement            Hugh & Madge McColl                     Vancouver Foundation-Keith Lord
  Program                                 Melcor Developments Limited               Sport Foundation
Community Initiatives Program             Millet & District Lions Club            Veres Picton & Co LLP
Consort Lions Club                        The Mitchell Family Endowment Fund      Wal-Mart Canada Corp
Crossfield Royal Purple                     (The Calgary Foundation)              Wal-Mart (Windermere – Edmonton)
Doug S Murray Professional                Morinville Lions Club                   Waskatenau & District Lions Club
  Corp/Rhatigan Estate                    National Council of Jewish Women        Irene Werner
Dynamic Projects Ltd                      Joan & Victor Nielsen                   Norma Westman
Edmonton Area Council One Society         Pearl Nielsen                           John & Pat Wiun
Edmonton Castledowns Lions Club           Dorothy O'Neill                         Brenda Wyne
Edmonton City of Champions Lions          Parkland County
  Club                                    Anne Paterson
Edmonton Jasper Place Lions Club          Penhold & District Lions Club

Rosemary Chicken                                    The Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks
Breasts Recipe                                      and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF)
(from Camp’s Secret Recipe Files)
                                                                         The ASRPWF is a non-profit crown corporation supported by
  • 4 fresh or thawed chicken                                            Alberta Lotteries and dedicated to facilitating and enhancing
    breasts (6 ounces each),                                             activities, lifestyles and legacies through the development of
    skinless and boneless                                                active partnerships in sport, recreation, parks and wildlife
  • Rosemary leaves                                                      programs. The mission of the ASRPWF enjoys the support and
  • 1/2 cup peeled, diced onion                                          encouragement of a number of organizations, including
  • 1 ten ounce can of cream                        government agencies such as Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation and
      of chicken soup
                                                    corporations such as TransCanada. By enhancing
  • 1/2 cup milk or 10% cream
  • 1 Tbs butter or olive oil
                                                    sport, recreation, park and wildlife opportunities
  • Salt and pepper                                 for Albertans, the ASRPWF envisions a future
Preheat oven to 350°F.                              where there is an optimum balance between a
Place chicken breasts in a baking dish.
                                                    healthy economy, a healthy population and a
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a few                healthy natural environment.
Rosemary leaves. Bake in a 350°F oven               In December 2008 the ASRPW provided Camp
for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked              Health, Hope and Happiness with a Development
through, but not dry.
                                                    Initiatives Program grant in the amount of $4,979 to enable us to purchase new
Meanwhile: Sauté 1/2 cup diced
                                                    3-d archery targets for use in our summer camp programs and at our annual Shoot
onion in 1 tablespoon of butter or
olive oil. Add 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pep-            for Cause 3-D Archery Shoot Competition. The purchase was a timely one as these
per and rosemary. When onion is                     new archery targets were used extensively during our 2009 summer camping
transparent, add one 10 ounce can of                season, to the ongoing delight of over 740 children and adults with physical or
cream of chicken soup mixed with                    mental disabilities. Particularly popular with our budding archers were the large
1/2 cup milk or 10% cream.                          3-d mosquito and dinosaur targets! In addition, over 150 archers ranging in age
Place chicken in a casserole dish                   from 7 to 75 thoroughly appreciated the opportunity to participate in this year’s
and pour sauce over. Cover with                     annual archery shoot competition with brand new 3-d targets.
foil. Bake 30 minutes in a
350°F oven until nice and                           Camp He Ho Ha takes this opportunity to extend its deep gratitude to the Alberta
bubbly. Serve over rice.                            Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation for providing funds to enhance
                                                    our archery program for the benefit of Albertans of all abilities. Thank you.

                                                    St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop        John and Pat Wiun Family            Hugh and Madge McColl

Left to right: Fred Horne, MLA; Phyllis Kobasiuk, President of Camp He Ho Ha;
Tony Caterina, Edmonton City Councillor; Keun Tang, Award Presenter, Former
                                                                                    Government of Alberta
Camper, Former Camp Rental Group Participant; The Honourable Maryanne
Jablonski, MLA and Minister for Seniors                                         Recognizes Camp He Ho Ha!
In 2002 the Premier’s Council published             Camp He Ho Ha has won the Premier’s            1016) for nominating Camp He Ho Ha;
the Alberta Disability Strategy. The                Council Award of Excellence in the             and Colin Reichle (Kiwanis Club of South
Strategy noted that while full citizenship          Community category for demonstrating           Edmonton) and Monica Sneath (Spina
for persons with disabilities was possible,         outstanding leadership in making               Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of
it would only occur with the ongoing                positive, progressive and sustained            Northern Alberta) for writing letters in
support and commitment of individuals,              change towards the full inclusion of           support of our nomination. What a
organizations and all levels of govern-             persons with disabilities. The Award           wonderful way to begin our 50th year
ment. To that end, The Premier’s Council            was presented to Camp He Ho Ha in              of operations!
on the Status of Persons with Disabilities          Edmonton on December 3, 2009 (the
established a series of Awards of Excel-            International Day of Persons with
lence to get Albertans thinking about and           Disabilities). We would like to thank Fred
working toward full integration and                 Drummond (ACT/UCT Edmonton Council
inclusion for persons with disabilities.
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                                                Thank you for your ongoing support!
                                                1987 South Edmonton Kiwanis Wing             2001 Bates Point Building: a wheelchair
                                                (includes hostels, hotel rooms and meeting   accessible washroom facility located
                                                room) with donations from the ACT            adjacent to our climbing wall and ropes
1960   Imperial Oil donated trailers to be      (Edmonton) Club, Kiwanis Club of South
                                                Edmonton, CFRN-TV, Recreation, Parks and
                                                                                             course. Community Facility Enhancement
                                                                                             Program, ACT Edmonton Club, Westmount
used for sleeping accommodations and din-
ing room. Construction of a Medical Centre      Wildlife Foundation, Canada Safeway,         Lions Club.
                                                Royal Canadian Legion – Kingsway Branch,
donated by the Muttart Foundation
                                                Edmonton Police Association, Edmonton        2001 Royal Purple Lodge No. 22 and BPOE
1963 Construction of an outdoor                 Northlands and numerous donations            Elks No. 11, funding to build two wheel-
                                                                                             chair accessible tents.
swimming pool donated by the ACT                through Telerama
(Edmonton) Club
                                                1987 Beckett Out-tripping Site and Trail     2002 “Raising the Roof” Capital Re-Roofing
1966 Construction of buildings (sleeping        with a donation from The Clifford and        Project with funding provided by the
                                                                                             Community Facility Enhancement Program,
accommodations) for Campers donated by          Mabel Beckett Foundation
the ACT (Edmonton) Club.                                                                     Edmonton Community Foundation, Robert
                                                1988   Living Unit Wing (includes hostels    Tegler Trust, V & S Roofing, and the
1968 Construction of Recreation Hall and        and meeting room) with donations from        Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton.
Dining Hall donated by the ACT Edmonton)        NACCF, ACT (Edmonton) Club, Kiwanis Club
Club, South Edmonton Kiwanis Club and           of South Edmonton, Royal Alexandra           2004 Capital Residing and Playground
ACT (Red Deer) Club                             Hospital Employees, Sunwapta Broadcasting,   Resurfacing Project funded by the Commu-
                                                Eco Medical, Edmonton Police Association,    nity Facility Enhancement Program, Tire
1973 Construction of a Chapel funded by         Aldritt Development Ltd., Mayfield Inn,      Recycling Management Association,
the Masonic Fraternity of Alberta,              Army Navy and Air Force Veterans #3,         Edmonton Realtors’ Charitable Foundation,
Wardens & Deacons                               Edmonton Northlands and numerous dona-       Playworks, ACT (Edmonton), Alberta Treas-
                                                                                             ury Branch, V & S Roofing, Kiwanis Club
1980 Arts and Crafts Centre and Camp            tions through Telerama.
                                                                                             Downtown, ACT Edmonton South.
Office funded by the ACT (Edmonton) Club
                                                                                             2005 Camp He Ho Ha Adapted Playground
                                                                                             Project funded by the Fraternal Order of

Camp Health, Hope and Happiness                                                              Eagles No. 4241, Tire Recycling Alberta,
                                                                                             Community Facility Enhancement Program,

A Legacy of Capital Investment                                                               Ronald McDonald House Charities of
                                                                                             Canada and Playworks.

                                                                                             2006   Kitchen Flooring – Funding supplied
                                                                                             by the Edmonton Realtors’ Charitable Foun-
1983 Camp He Ho Ha Indoor Pool Complex          1991 Friendship II Wheelchair Accessible     dation. Dining Room Flooring – Funding
with donations from the South Edmonton          Observation and Play Structure built with    supplied by the Fraternal Order of Eagles
Kiwanis Club, ACT (Edmonton) Club, Lions        donations from the Ronald McDonald           No. 4241 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles
District 37G, Winspear Foundation, CFRN-        Children’s Charities of Canada               No. 4241 (Ladies Auxiliary).
TV, Royal Canadian Legions, McDonald’s
Restaurants, Clifford E. Lee Foundation, City   1991 Purchase of Cube Van with a donation    2007 Door Opener Project (Exterior):
of Edmonton Police and public donations         from the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton      Funding provided by the Edmonton
through the Teleramas                                                                        Realtors’ Charitable Foundation,
                                                1992 Purchase of a Van c/w Wheelchair        Community Initiatives Program,
1985 Sunwapta Wing (includes hostels,           Lift & Dump Truck with a donation from       Westmount Lions and Lions Zone B.
hotel rooms and meeting rooms): Donations       the Edmonton Eskimos and Edmonton
from CFRN-TV, Kiwanis Club of South             Oilers “Carnival of Champions”               2008 New Maintenance Shop: Funding
Edmonton, Lions District 37B Clubs,                                                          was provided by CFEP and the Nickle Fam-
Edmonton Police Association, Royal              1995 Gazebo built with funds provided by     ily Foundation (Calgary). The remainder of
Canadian Legions, Edmonettes, Royal             the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton           the funds came from Camp’s Reserve Fund.
                                                                                             Dedication of the building took place at the
Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division,           1996 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course funded by      Camp Open House on August 10, 2008.
Gray Beverages, Mayfield Inn and public         the Westmount Lions Club
donations through Teleramas.                                                                 2009    Security Project (video monitoring,
                                                1996 The Summit – a three-sided 40’
1987 ACT (Edmonton) Club Wing (includes         climbing wall, high ropes course and
                                                                                             etc.) Funders include the Thrift Shop
                                                                                             (Spruce Grove) and the Robert Tegler Trust.
hostels, hotel rooms and meeting room)          wheelchair accessible low ropes course
with donations from the NACCF, ACT              funded with donations from the Ronald        2010   New sewage treatment plant expected
(Edmonton) Club, South Edmonton Kiwanis         McDonald Children’s Charities of Canada,     to be completed June 2010. Funding
Club, Molson’s, Eco Medical, Esso Petroleum     TransAlta Utilities, the NACCF and the       provided by the Alberta Community
of Canada, The Brick, Edmonton Police           Alberta Sports, Recreation, Parks and        Facility Enhancement Program and the
Association, Army, Navy & Air Force Vet-        Wildlife Foundation                          Federal Recreational Infrastructure Canada
eran’s Branch #3, Ford Motor Company of                                                      (RInC) Program.
Canada, Edmonton Ford and Mercury Deal-         2000   Wheelchair Accessible Bus funded
ers Association and numerous donations          by the Wild Rose Foundation and the ACT
through Teleramas                               (Edmonton) Club

Open House 2009
About 225 people attended Camp He Ho Ha’s 49th Annual Open House
which took place on Saturday, July 18, 2009. The good weather
managed to hold out for most of the day but around 9 p.m. a very light
rain began to fall and we were unable to offer barge rides that evening.
The buffet style barbecue was outstanding and we thank our Kitchen
Manager, Marguerite Ubbing, and her staff for the absolutely
wonderful meal. Thanks also to our event sponsors: Calahoo
Meats for the hardboiled eggs, roast beef, potatoes and salad
fixings; Weston Bakeries Ltd. for the hamburger buns; Big
Greenhouse (Spruce Grove) for the hanging baskets; Parkland
County for the loan of picnic tables, Re/Max Spruce Grove for the
donation of a hot air balloon ride for two over the City of
Edmonton, Eric and Helene Thys (McDonald’s Restaurants,
Spruce Grove) for the donation of plastic bags and Merle
Prosofsky for the outstanding photography despite light drizzle
and variations in lighting levels throughout the event!
A special treat for guests on July 18th were skits written and                                     Clockwise from top left: Camp Donor
performed by our Campers and their Counsellors. A lot of effort                                    Austin Lane shares memories and
                                                                                                   insights with the crowd; Pat Wiun
went into set design and costumes (see accompanying photos) and                                    accepts a hanging basket in recognition
the campers really appreciated the opportunity to showcase their                                   of her volunteer efforts at the 2009
talents before an audience.                                                                        Archery Shoot; (centre photos) campers
                                                                                                   rehearsing their Open House skits in the
We’ve set the date for our 50 th Anniversary Open House:                                           hours leading up to the event; The Hon-
Saturday, June 26, 2010. We’re still working out all the details                                   ourable Fred Lindsay, MLA, participated
but it will certainly be an event to remember! We’ll be displaying                                 in a cheque presentation acknowledging
                                                                                                   the support Camp has received from the
photos from the early days of Camp, we’re working on a Camp                                        Alberta Lottery Fund.
history and we’re expecting quite a few dignitaries. We will post
information updates on our website, so be sure to check out
www.camphehoha.com under the Special Events section.

  Building a Legacy                             Disbanding Lions Club Secures
  Be the light that keeps                       Long-Term Future for Camp He Ho Ha
  Camp’s flame glowing!                         We received a letter from Camrose Lions Club President
  What is a legacy? It is a gift of money       Jim Taylor in May 2009 enclosing a generous donation for
  or property left to someone through an        Camp (one of several we would receive from them in
  estate. Camp He Ho Ha continues to            2009) and advising us that the Club would be disbanding
  build its Campfire Circle which is an         on June 30, 2009. The Camrose Lions Club has been sup-
  initiative to provide for the long-term       porting Camp He Ho Ha since 2003 and we were very
  financial stability of Camp He Ho Ha.         saddened to learn of their impending disbandment. Our
                                                sadness, however, soon gave way to delight as we contin-
  Our Campfire Circle is growing as
                                                ued to read President Taylor’s letter. In it he advised us that his Lions Club had
  Camp donors have made provision for
                                                established a Legacy Fund with the Battle River Community Foundation. Camp
  Camp in their estate planning. Through
                                                He Ho Ha will receive a portion of the investment income from this fund (a
  these gifts, these donors will play a
                                                guaranteed minimum of $500.00 annually) for as long as Camp He Ho Ha
  significant role in ensuring that
                                                exists! We wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Camrose Lions Club
  adapted recreational opportunities for
                                                for their efforts to provide for the long-term sustainability of Camp He Ho Ha.
  thousands of children and adults with
                                                And even though the Camrose Lions Club is gone, they will continue to have a
  special needs will be available for
                                                positive impact on people with disabilities for many years to come because of
  many years to come.
                                                their decision to create a Legacy Fund. We thank them most sincerely.
  To see how you can participate in our
                                                                      Endowments—For Good. Forever.
  Campfire Circle, contact Joan Nielsen
  at 780-429-3277 Ext. 222.

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“The Difference Between Ordinary and                                                                                                             We “can” do it!
Extraordinary is the little EXTRA”
That best describes the 4 th Spruce           of a small group of young people who
Grove Scouts. They are an extraordi-          really have their hearts in the right place.
nary group of young people who                Last year this event raised $1,250, and
already have a keen interest in making        this year it raised a whopping $1,450.00.
a difference in their community.              It is so refreshing to see young people
We were all saddened last year by the         making a difference. Spruce Grove
loss of young Gavin Baron, a member of        Scouts, be proud of your accomplish-
the 4th Spruce Grove Scouts. Gavin had        ment and your commitment to making
many interests, and enjoyed the time          the world a better place. You certainly
that he spent at Camp He Ho Ha. In            made the lives of children with special
Gavin’s Honor, the Scouts held a very         needs who attend Camp He Ho Ha much
large and successful bottle drive in          brighter.
Spruce Grove. They repeated their             Thanks to each one of you! You touched
success again in 2009!                        many hearts and made a
We are totally overwhelmed not only by        difference in many lives.
the success of this fund raising event, but   Joan Nielsen
also by the dedication and commitment

                                                                                                                                          Small but mighty best describes

                                                                                             A Hole in One for People with Disabilities
                                                                                                                                          the Morinville Lions Club.
                                                                                                                                          Although their members are
                                                                                                                                          few, their accomplishments
                                                                                                                                          and projects are many. On
                                                                                                                                          August 22nd, 44 golfers headed
                                                                                                                                          to the Cardiff Golf & Country
                                                                                                                                          Club to drive golf balls in sup-
                                                                                                                                          port of people with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                          Hosted by the Morinville
                                                                                                                                          Lions Club, this third golf
                                                                                                                                          tournament was a resounding
                                                                                                                                          success. Between the golfers
                                                                                                                                          and the 56 individuals who
                                                                                                                                          attended the silent auction, a
                                                                                                                                          remarkable $3,200 was raised
                                                                                                                                          for Camp He Ho Ha. A huge
                                                                                                                                          “HOLE IN ONE THANK YOU”
                                                                                                                                          to Frances Fryters, President,
                                                                                                                                          and the members of the Mor-
                                                                                                                                          inville Lions Club for their
                                                                                                                                          hard work, dedication and
                                                                                                                                          vision in organizing and host-
                                                                                                                                          ing this first-class event.
                                                                                                                                          Thanks to the participants,
                                                                                                                                          donors and sponsors for their
                                                                                                                                          support! Camp He Ho Ha is
                                                                                                                                          blessed to be
                                                                                                                                          the recipient
                                                                                                                                          of this
Say Hello to a couple of young philanthropists                                                                                            donation!

 Wheels keep a-rolling
 For many years, Don & Alice Briggs kept the busses on the road
 providing transportation to the hundreds of children and adults
 who attend our summer programs.
 When they sold their company to First Student Canada, Brian
 Gordon, Branch Manager, stepped up to the plate and kept the
 wheels a-rolling to Camp He Ho Ha.
 “THANK YOU” to Brian and First Student Canada for continuing
 this service and for supporting equality of opportunity and access
 for children and adults living with physical and mental
 disabilities. You make Camp Health, Hope & Happiness possible!

                                                                         We love this kind of tailgating!
                                                                         Ralph Leriger, Manager Stakeholder Relations, TransAlta stands with
                                                                         Camp He Ho Ha Kitchen Assistant Linda, Ellen Green, Director of Fund
                                                                         Development and Joan Nielsen, Executive Director, Camp Health, Hope
                                                                         and Happiness. TransAlta recently purchased the Parkland District Grand
                                                                         Champion from the Duffield 4-H Beef Club at the 59th Stony Plain and
                                                                         District 4-H Beef Show and Sale. TransAlta donated the beef to Camp
           Austin Lane                    Shirley Richter                Health, Hope and Happiness and Camp Oselia, both of which are close to
                                                                         its Alberta Thermal Operations.

                                                                      Shoot for Cause
       Drayton Valley Elks           St. Albert Breakfast Lions
                                                                      Major Corporate Sponsor

  Brightbank and District Lions            Jasper Lions

                                                                                         Thank You, Air Canada!
Edmonton Millwoods Lions Breakfast   Korea Veterans Association

                                                                                                       CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 2010             9
Celebrating                                  3rd Annual Icebreaker Tournament
Ninety Years!                                “Success is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention,
                                             sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution.”
Congratulations –                            Bruce Picton of Veres Picton & Co. LLP is one of those people who reaches for the
Kiwanis Club of Edmonton                     stars! Through his dedication, high expectations and keen vision, he once again
I was very honoured to be a guest at         executed a very successful Icebreaker Tournament. Bruce has a cabin on Lake Isle
the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis          directly across the lake from Camp He Ho Ha. Every winter Bruce makes a very
Club of Edmonton that was held on            impressive hockey rink. His dream for this rink is much bigger than for personal
September 17, 2009 at the Faculty            use…it is an avenue to raise funds for people with disabilities. His invitation is
Club at the University of Alberta.           extended to family, friends and business associates.
What a spectacular event it was! An          February 16, 2009 was the day for these players to lace up their skates. They put
evening of elegance, sophistication, style   their best blades forward, skating hard, checking hard, and shooting hard.
and grace! The food was a dining delight,    “They Shot! They Scored!” The participants and sponsoring companies raised a
the program both informative and very        whopping $12,920.00 in support of children and adults with physical and
entertaining, the table mates very           mental disabilities who access our programs each summer.
enjoyable and the ambiance spectacular.
                                             A huge “ICEBREAKER THANK YOU” to the following companies and individuals
To celebrate 90 years of service, The
                                             for their support and encouragement:
Edmonton Kiwanis Club gave birth-
day gifts totalling $90,000.00 to            Bruce Picton (Veres Picton & Co LLP)          Murray & Cindy Miller
several agencies. Over the years, the        Guy Miki (Brownlee LLP – Barristers &         Todd Paskall (Paskall Management
members of the Kiwanis Club of                  Solicitors)                                   Consultants Inc.)
Edmonton have worked with several            Chris Wylie (C Wylie Financial Ltd.)          Bruce & Cory Picton
organizations helping them meet their        Donna McGougan & Kevin Hamel                  Kendra Lee & Robert Picton
stated objectives because they believe       Heather & Ruben Jeffery                       R Allan Farmer Professional
                                             James Kryskow                                    Corporation
that a stronger community will result.
                                                (K & M Farm Equipment)                     Susan & Douglas Sadler
Camp Health, Hope & Happiness was
                                             Marc & Leslie-Ann Kronewitt                   Ryan McLay (Tanks Direct
one of the very privileged                   Doug Lemieux                                     Sissons Enterprises Inc.)
organizations to receive a birthday gift        (LBH Building Supplies Inc.)               John Giles (Thermal Energy
in the amount of $25,000.00!!!! With         Trevor & Ann Lukey                               Services Inc.)
over 19,000 charitable organizations         Dave & Laura Majeski                          Alan & Susan Thom
competing for the same dollar, I feel        Jim Zanello (Makloc Buildings Inc.)           Robert & Joanne Wilson
very blessed that Camp He Ho Ha was          Know that through your participation and generosity, you have touched many
a recipient of this very generous gift.      lives by providing them with incredible opportunities that many experience but
Thanks to the members of the Edmon-          once a year. Bruce, our heartfelt thanks for doing what you do best…making a
ton Kiwanis Club for making such a
                                             difference in people’s lives!!
significant difference in our community.
The Kiwanis Club’s mission statement
is “Kiwanis is a global organization of
volunteers dedicated to changing the
world one child and one community
at a time.”
                                             New Faces at Camp
Members, be proud of the difference          It is with great pleasure that Camp He       intricacy of Camp. We look forward to
you are making in lives and commu-           Ho Ha welcomes Chris Palmer, a new           a rewarding relationship with Chris.
nities, and the many hearts that you         Board member, but not new to the             Welcome Aboard!
are touching through your dedication         organization. Chris spent six years at       Also join us in welcoming Camp’s new
and generosity!                              Camp in various capacities—counsellor,       Housekeeping Supervisor, Cindy
Joan Nielsen                                 lifeguard and Summer Camp Coordina-          Hooser, a bubbly, vivacious individual
                                             tor. Chris is currently practising law at    who brings lots of experience and
                                             Reid Law Office in Drayton Valley. She       expertise in the area of housekeeping.
                                             brings a wealth of knowledge and             She is a very keen, dedicated individ-
                                             expertise to the Board. From her             ual, and a wonderful asset to the Camp
                                             previous employment with the                 team. We also look forward to a very
                                             organization, Chris has a deep               rich working relationship with Cindy.
                                             understanding of the operations and

In Memoriam: Gone but not Forgotten
Every year, very special Friends of Camp     regalia or in a white apron! He was a        Roy Bamber: I fondly remember the
leave the world a better place, and          very proud member of the B.P.O. Elks         warm welcome I received when I went
touch many hearts during their earthly       #11 in Edmonton, and was a very dedi-        to visit Roy and Hilda one morning. Roy
journey. We are left with many               cated volunteer, always giving 110%. His     had many entertaining and interesting
precious memories of these “Friends.”        dear wife, Olga is a member of the Royal     stories to tell, and Hilda showered us
We were saddened by the death of Josef       Purple #22, and also is an incredible vol-   with her coffee and “goodies.” Roy had
Wisheu, a dear friend and long time          unteer. I have been very privileged over     a strong commitment to farming, was
member of the Edmonton Westmount             the years to be invited to the wonderful     an active community member, loved his
Lions Club…a club that provides a great      suppers that the Elks and Royal Purple       family and lived life to the fullest. Roy
deal of financial support and encourage-     members hold to raise funds for worthy       was a philanthropist, and always will-
ment for Camp He Ho Ha. As a member          causes. Jack and Olga took great pride in    ing to help those in need, and we thank
of this club, I always looked forward to     these suppers. From growing vegetables       Roy for his support of Camp. He will be
seeing Josef, a man of integrity,            in their gardens for these suppers to        sadly missed by family and friends.
kindness, gentle spirit and generosity.      preparing food for days in advance, they     Anne Grondin: We were very
Over a period of a year, Camp collects       were always there working diligently         saddened this year with the passing of
numerous bottles and cans for                with sweat on their brows. Jack was          a very special lady and dear “Friend of
recycling. Josef and Nora were always        known as “The Apple Juice Man”. He           Camp.” When I think of people who
there to sort these bottles and cans,        made the best apple juice with a blend       light up one’s life, Anne (better known
deliver them to the bottle depot, and        of three types of apples, and I would        as Grandma to me) was definitely one
send the money to camp. They also            challenge anyone to find a better juice.     of them! Anne was loved by all who
pulled all the tabs from the cans (a         But best of all, Jack always had contain-    knew her. Her great sense of humour,
daunting task) and gave them to the          ers of apple juice for me!!!                 her winning smile, her vitality for life,
Lions! Very few people are so willing to     Stan Newman completed his earthly            her love of family and friends, and her
provide this type of volunteer service,      journey in 2009, and left many hearts        positive attitude were just a few of her
but Josef and Nora did it so willingly!      saddened. He was a member of the             admirable attributes. At 86, Anne still
I feel so blessed that our paths crossed.    ACT/UCT Edmonton South Club who              enjoyed baking homemade buns with
Sam Walsh was a dedicated husband,           was always ready to volunteer and            her young grandchildren…they were
father, grandfather and volunteer. Serv-     provide service to his community. Every      the light of her life! Anne is the mother
ing as a member of the ACT (Edmonton)        year, his ACT Club would hold their golf     of Marguerite Ubbing, Camp’s Kitchen
Club for 46 years, he knew the meaning       tournament at Silver Sands Golf Club,        Supervisor. We miss you, Grandma.
of service to his community. I will          and then they would enjoy a steak BBQ        You have touched many hearts, and
always fondly remember Sam for his           at Camp He Ho Ha. Stan always partici-       you have left a huge void in our lives.
cheerful disposition, his beautiful smile    pated, and thoroughly enjoyed both the       Stan Kozoriz was a long time member
and that little twinkle in his eye! He       game and camaraderie. He always had a        of the Westmount Lions Club. He was
would light up any room when he              genuine interest in Camp He Ho Ha, and       a very strong Lions member who had
entered. Sam and Millie became dear          would always enquire how things were         perfect attendance. One of my fondest
friends of mine, and I always enjoyed        going. Stan and Helen loved to travel,       memories of Stan was his dedication
visiting them in their home. I will never    and he spoke with great fondness about       and strong volunteering spirit. I
forget the warm welcome I received           their journeys.                              remember Stan along with other
several months ago when I visited them       Another ACT/UCT Edmonton Club                Westmount Lions members working
in their condo. When the door opened,        member, Bob Sharp passed away in             diligently installing the 18 hole mini-
there were Millie and Sam waiting with       2009. His wife Marie is a very active        golf course at Camp that was donated
big smiles, warm hugs and kind words.        Edmonette who is a very dedicated            by the Club. Stan will be missed by his
I have never felt so welcome!!!              volunteer and has a keen interest in         fellow Lions members, his family and
When I think of Jack Matvichuk, a            making a difference in the community.        his many friends.
potpourri of pictures flood my memory.       Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to        Joan Nielsen
Jack was either decked out in his Elks       Marie and family. Bob, you will be
                                             sadly missed.

  Memorials 2009
     Roy Bamber          Tom Chwelos             Aleeta Leier        Stan Newman           Bob Pokorski        Frank Tillotson
    Gavin Baron          Anne Grondin          Jack Matvichuk        Willard Olson        Stanley Powers         Sam Walsh
     Terry Befus          Jim Kimball       Josephine McConkey        John Penny            Fred Robins         Josef Wisheu
     Jeff Blaeser         Devin Klein         Winston McElroy        Gerry Pichette        Abe Sandberg        Jean Wittmack
    Joe Bonifacio        Stan Kozoriz          William Moritz        Claudia Piper           Bob Sharp

                                                                                                 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 2010      11
                                                                           Steps that
                                                                           Make a
                                                                           Once again, George Mann and
                                                                           the members of the 2x4 St.
                                                                           Peter’s Square Dance Club
                                                                           hosted another amazing bene-
                                                                           fit dance for Camp He Ho Ha.
                                                                           I’m fascinated by the steps
                                                                           and moves of square dancers.
                                                                           On May 22nd, I was
                                                                           entertained by the
                                                                           do-si-do’s of the square
                                                                           dancers in their vibrant and
                                                                            colourful attire as they
                                                                            sashayed around the dance
                                                                            floor for the benefit of the
                                                                            children with special needs
                                                                            who access Camp’s programs.
                                                                            Not only did the square
                                                                            dancers dip and sway, but
                                                                            they were also bidding on
                                                                            silent auction items. An
                                                                            incredible $3,223,00 was
                                                                            raised…a very successful
                                                                             fund raising event for Camp.
                                                                             A special “Thank You” to
                                                                             George Mann, and his very
                                                                             ambitious, dedicated commit-
                                                                             tee for the extraordinary job
                                                                             they did or organizing and
                                                                             hosting this first-class event.
                                                                              Our gratitude is also
                                                                              extended to the participants
                                                                              who went the extra mile
                                                                              (actually, probably quite a
                                                                              few miles) and improved
                                                                              the lives of hundreds of
                                                                              children and teens.

                                       Edmonton Area Council One Society   Royal Purple #212 Fort Saskatchewan
    Thank you to ou r major donors for your ongoing suppor

Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton        ACT/UCT #1016 Edmonton Club                  Robert Tegler Trust                ACT/UCT Edmonton South

 Fraternal Order of Eagles #4241   Fraternal Order of Eagles #4241 – Ladies   Masonic Foundation of Alberta         Telus Community Investments

       ACT/UCT Red Deer                   Children’s Ability Fund                   ACT Edmonettes                REALTORS® Community Foundation

ACT/UCT St. Albert Council #1024     Edmonton Westmount Lions Club                Morinville Lions Club

     Royal Purple Lodge #22               BPO Elks Edmonton #11                    Lacombe Lions Club

                                                                                                              CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 2010       13
                                            Shoot for Cause 2009
The 14th Annual “Shoot For Cause”
was an event that won’t soon be forgot-
ten by those in attendance at Camp He
Ho Ha. The weekend of May 2nd and 3rd,
2009 found 180 archers from across          $2500 Try Kam Grand Prix Shootout
Western Canada come together under          When the Saturday night event began 70 archers had intentions of taking home
sunny skies and balmy shooting condi-       the $1000 first place cash provided by Try Kam Structural Ltd. and the shiny new
tions in support of the cause. When         bow from Elite Archery. As the event began it was obvious that a steady hold, a
the last arrow had been shot, and the       smooth release, and some well timed luck would be necessary to get through the
archers came together to say their          tough field of archers. As the head to head matches wore on, and the top 8
farewells for another year, an astound-     finishers were decided, Frank Gaspard from Calgary, Alberta and his trusty
ing $175,000 had been raised in             Mathews Apex had risen to the top. Great shooting Frank!
support of individuals with disabilities!
A big “Thank You” to all the gracious
sponsors, eager volunteers, and enthu-
siastic participants who came together
and made this great event possible.

2009 Title Sponsors
A big “Thank You” to ALL the event
sponsors who generously supported
the event!!                                 Above, left to right (Harry Verkuyl,
                                            Susan Verkuyl, Cynthia Williams, Bill
                                            Parno, Derek Bruce, Kevin Degen-
                                            hardt, Adam West, Darin Shank,
                                            Steve Middleton, Frank Gaspard)
                                            Right: Frank Gaspard

                                            Aim High Club ($500+ pledges raised)
                                            Words cannot adequately express the gratitude. Your extreme dedication, unwavering
                                            commitment and significant effort is the foundation of this event.
                                            Archer’s Name    Pledges Raised         Arnold Dietrich     $1,025.00   Chris Buck           $530.00
                                            Donal Magee       $21,388.00            Russell Hillis      $1,019.00   Chris Sutherland     $530.00
                                            Rick Martin       $10,015.00            Kevin Degenhardt    $1,010.00   Edward Nash          $530.00
                                            George Matheson $6,120.00               Cassie Corbin       $1,000.00   Kevin Reimer         $525.00
                                            Greg Reynolds     $5,650.00             Corey Cook          $1,000.00   Kyle Smyl            $520.00
                                            Adam Hughson      $5,125.00             Corinne McCaffrey   $1,000.00   McKenna Oleksuik     $515.65
                                            Thomas Tiede      $4,300.00             Cynthia Williams    $1,000.00   Bill Parno           $510.00
                                            Robin Baldwin     $3,700.00             Dean Thornton       $1,000.00   Darren Sherk         $510.00
                                            Clarke Marshall   $3,515.00             Phillip McCaffrey   $1,000.00   Mick Lee             $510.00
Bulldog Targets                             Hal Ziprick       $3,265.00             Steve Middleton     $1,000.00   Alissa Woodward      $510.00
                                            Gary Gubersky     $3,260.00             Caleb MacKinnon     $1,000.00   Andy Stark           $510.00
Thanks to Seth Myers from Bulldog           Greg Nielsen      $3,000.00             Chris Buck          $1,000.00   Logan Meier          $508.75
Targets for donating the range targets.     John Wiun         $2,715.00             Kevin Daase         $1,000.00   Ken Ford             $505.00
                                            Corrine Hockett   $2,580.00             Mike Screen         $820.00     Leslie Cuthbertson   $505.00
                                            Doug Carlson      $2,521.00             Kerry Wiggins       $720.00     Rick Cuthbertson     $505.00
                                            Scott Markham     $2,160.00             Kale Mitchell       $700.00     Llona Ford           $505.00
                                            Remington Dietzen $2,114.00             Wilf Lumley         $697.00     Derek Bruce          $500.00
                                            Colin Hirsch      $2,073.00             Warren Wilson       $674.00     Frank Gaspard        $500.00
                                            Gary Willmer      $1,740.00             Erik Neumeyer       $670.00     George Plaskka       $500.00
                                            Stacey Harper     $1,694.50             Gerry Visneskie     $665.00     Sandie Plashka       $500.00
                                            Darin Shank       $1,535.00             Robert Smith        $655.00     Raquel Hepp          $500.00
                                            Jules Malo        $1,525.00             Dale Roth           $654.00     Carey Hepp           $500.00
                                            Ted Evans         $1,520.00             Dale Farn           $650.00     Andrea Roller        $500.00
                                            Dave Heinley      $1,516.00             Trevor Seipert      $640.00     Bennett Carrothers   $500.00
       Archer: Chris Sutherland             Scott Lemay       $1,510.00             Grant Price         $610.00     Dan Richard          $500.00
                                            Rob Adams         $1,500.00             Steve Crory         $600.00     Kristin Matheson     $500.00
                                            Mark MacKinnon $1,500.00                Leon Meier          $598.00     Mackenzie Ford       $500.00
                                            Kevin Bowie       $1,377.00             Bonnie Nash         $595.00     Pong Jarussirirat    $500.00
                                            Duane Johnston    $1,090.00             Courtney Kempt      $590.00     Simon Wiggins        $500.00
                                            Paul Woodward     $1,035.00             Craig Roller        $569.00     Pascal Menard        $500.00
                                            Ryan Rains        $1,030.00             Jeff Oliver         $535.00
                                            Larry Scriba      $1,025.00             Adam West           $533.00
                                            As top pledge earner, Donal Magee was awarded a pair of Air Canada tickets for his efforts.
                                            Shoot for Cause 2009

                                   Left to Right: Mike LaRocque (Cycle
 Mark McKinnon and Joan Nielsen    Works West General Manager),          Adam Hughson, Joan Nielsen         The Donal Magee Family
                                   Colin Hirsch and son

Aurora Caribou Hunts               Cycle Works ATV                       Air Canada Tickets                Donal Magee & Family
Mark MacKinnon from Elk            The lucky winner of the               Adam Hughson of                   It’s hard to imagine the
Point, Alberta was the lucky       Cycle Works 850 XP ATV                Whitecourt, Alberta was the       drive, determination, and
winner of the Aurora               was Colin Hirsch from                 lucky winner of the airfare       belief in a cause required
Caribou hunts valued at            Lloydminster, AB. Colin               for two provided by Air           for one family to raise over
$15,000. Mark’s effort to          managed to raise $2100 in             Canada. His $5125 raised in       $21,000 in pledges.
raise $1000 in support of          pledges prior to the event and        pledges entitled him to one       However, that’s what long
the event paid off, when his       as a result one of his 4 tickets      chance to win the airline         time “Shoot For Cause”
only ticket was drawn!             on the quad was drawn.                tickets and apparently he         supporter Donal Magee
Congratulations and happy          Congratulations Colin!                only needed one!                  and his family
hunting Mark!                                                                                              accomplished. All of us
                                                                                                           say “Thank You” for being
                                                                                                           a LARGE part of the
                                                                                                           continued success of Camp
                                                                                                           He Ho Ha and it’s efforts!!

                                                                         They Hit the Target!
                                                                         Every year Camp He Ho Ha hosts the “Shoot For Cause” 3D
                                   Jodi-Lee Archery                      Archery fundraiser. The first archery shoot was launched in
                                   The support from the                  1996. It is a very successful growing event with many faithful
                                   archery community is                  participants. One of the key ingredients is good targets; how-
                                   widespread and                        ever, these targets are expensive. No targets, no archery shoot!
                                   Lloydminster, AB is
                                   certainly no exception. In            When the first Archery Shoot was launched in 1996, the
                                   the border city Mr. Corey             ACT/UCT Edmonton Club sponsored this event by purchas-
                                   Skinner, the owner/                   ing the targets. In 2009, I approached Fred Drummond,
Left to Right: Pat Wiun, Corinne   operator of Jodi-Lee                  President of the ACT Club with a proposal to assist Camp
McCaffrey, Phil McCaffrey          Archery took it upon                  with the purchase of new targets. The Board of Directors
Pat Wiun                           himself to fundraise for the          recognized it as a good investment, embraced the idea and
                                   2009 “Shoot For Cause”. He            provided Camp with a whopping $25,000.00!!!!
The true spirit of the event
                                   made a decision to donate
was most evident when Pat                                                This donation enabled Camp to purchase the
                                   80 cents from every dollar
Wiun of Red Deer, Alberta                                                required targets. As a result of the generosity of
                                   collected from his
auctioned off a hand made                                                this Club, we were able to host this event which
                                   Wednesday night youth
teddy bear. The support                                                  generated a whopping
                                   league that ran through the
from the 180 archers in                                                  $175,000.00!
                                   winter and spring. The
attendance was
                                   result of his generousity             Thanks to the ACT/UCT
outstanding! When the
                                   was an overwhelming                   Edmonton Club for once
bidding closed Corinne
                                   $2100 in support of the               again sponsoring this
McCaffrey from Rimbey,
                                   event. Thank You Corey for            event and helping to
Alberta had herself a brand
                                   your belief in our cause!             MAKE IT HAPPEN for
new $1600 teddy bear!
                                                                         people with disabilities.

                                                                                                                  James Stirling

                                                                                                        CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 2010       15
                         15th Annual 3D Archery Fundraiser
                                      In Support of Individuals with Disabilities

                The             Shoot For Cause
                                                                      Friday 6 pm – 8 pm
                    o Ha
          C amp He H sle                                            Saturday 7 am – 8:30 am
           on Lake                                                         Archery

           May 1 & 2
                                                                Red Needle Poker Social
                                                                     Saturday Night

                           te                                                                Fall 2010
                          I N!
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            arti d
                                                                                            Moose Hunt
           P n
              a                                                                               Sponsored by:

                     2010 Polaris
                  Sportsman 850 XP

                                                           $2500 Grand Prix Shootout Event
                                                                            Sponsored by:

                          Sponsored by:


                                                                 FREE onsite RV parking
                                    Onsite Accommodations and Meals available
                                        Shoot Shirt and Saturday Lunch with Registration

             For more information contact Greg (780) 429-3277 ext. 223 or email greg@camphehoha.com
                                          Event registration at www.camphehoha.com

Passion for Excellence                                                                              Campfire Circle
“The best and most beautiful things in the world                                                    Saying “YES” to Camp’s Endowment!
are achieved with passion”
                                                                                                    What does this mean? It means that
No truer words were spoken when related to Terry Hanlon and tractors! He is                         you have become a member of the
passionate about his hobby…finding old tractors and restoring them. But he took                     “Campfire Circle”, an initiative to
this passion one step further by taking the initiative and leading the way to make                  provide for the long-term financial
a difference!                                                                                       stability of Camp He Ho Ha. It means
                                                                                                    that you have made provision for
Terry applied for a license so the members of the Strathcona Vintage Tractor
                                                                                                    Camp He Ho Ha in your estate
Association could hold a raffle for a Ferguson T20 Vintage Tractor. Members and
                                                                                                    planning. Through your gift to Camp’s
other individuals sold tickets generating a whopping $10,000.00 in support of
                                                                                                    Endowment Funds, you play a critical
Camp He Ho Ha, and people with special needs. The proud winner of the tractor
                                                                                                    role in providing adapted recreational
was George Hrehorets from Andrew.
                                                                                                    opportunities to thousands of children
Terry Hanlon is a passionate, honest, generous and ambitious individual who is an                   and adults with special needs for many
outstanding advocate for Camp He Ho Ha. Terry’s relationship with Camp started                      years to come.
many years ago when he encouraged youth from Lac La Biche to participate in
                                                                                                    Sue Nunn and Joan Nielsen have had
Camp’s “Shoot for Cause”, and now Terry is a major sponsor of this event which is
                                                                                                    the privilege of visiting donors to share
held in May each year. He also opened the doors to “Kids Forever”, an organization
                                                                                                    the news…a very rich and rewarding
that supports children and organizations in Alberta. Because of Terry’s advocacy,
Camp He Ho Ha was the recipient of $5,000 in 2009 for the Shoot for Cause and
$25,000 in 2010 for summer camp program expenses from this organization.                            Camp He Ho Ha is very blessed to have
Terry dared to soar again, and through his vision, he made a huge difference.                       several “Campfire Circle” members
Because he cared, the isolation, barriers and limitations endured by so many will                   who have made provision for Camp in
be replaced with new experiences, new friendships and renewed hope.                                 their estate planning: Our heartfelt
                                                                                                    appreciation to the following who have
My deepest appreciation is extended to everyone involved in the success of this
                                                                                                    created Endowment Funds for Camp:
raffle. Terry….my heartfelt
“Thanks” for your friendship,                                                                       Sue & Bill Sadler
encouragement, generosity and                                                                       Hugh & Madge McColl
genuine interest in Camp He Ho Ha.                                                                  Ed Bean
Through your generous spirit, you                                                                   Kiwanis Club of Edmonton Downtown
definitely have touched many                                                                        2010 marks Camp’s 50th Anniversary,
hearts, and made a difference in                                                                    and with your support of Camp’s
many lives. Camp He Ho Ha is very                                                                   Endowment, we will have a bright
blessed because of YOU!!!                                                                           future enhancing lives of those less
Joan Nielsen                                                                                        fortunate. For more information about
                                                   “Pulling” for Camp He Ho Ha                      Camp’s Endowment program, call Joan
                                                                                                    Nielsen at 429-3277 Ext 222.

                                                                                                       Pat Wiun (second from left) attends the 2009
                                                                                                      Alberta Association of Fundraising Executives
                                                                                                         Awards Ceremonies where she received a
                                                                                                      Celebrate Excellence award for her fundraising
Dedication of Bates Point,
                                                                                                      efforts on behalf of Camp’s “Shoot for Cause.”
September 1977                   At Camp He Ho Ha all roads lead to integration and independence.

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                    Early 1960s


                 Pilot camp − August 1958

Edmonton Snowmobile Club
“Enhancing the lives of children with special needs THEN and NOW”
During the 1970’s, Camp He Ho Ha            to attend these winter camps, and his      Camp He Ho Ha was selected and
hosted a winter camp for children with      eyes lit up when he spoke very             received a one-time donation in the
disabilities, and the members of the        passionately about the great fun he had    amount of $63,165.42.
Edmonton Snowmobile Club played a           riding on the snowmobiles.                 What a wonderful gift! It’s like winning
very instrumental role in the success of    The Edmonton Snowmobile Club that          a lottery for Camp! With over 19,000
this winter camp. Every winter, they        has been in existence since 1968, is       charitable organizations competing for
would meet at the Camp and take             now in the process of being dissolved,     the same donations, we feel very
these children for snowmobile rides         and disbursal of assets are being          blessed that Camp He Ho Ha is a
which was the highlight of the camp. I      channelled to various charities and        recipient of this large gift.
was talking to an individual who used       non-profit organizations. As a result,

Twenty Years and Still Flying High!                               A Big “Thank You” to the Korea
We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate our            Veterans Association of Canada,
good friends, The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4241, on their
            20th Anniversary. This hardworking group of           Unit 21 (Edmonton)
            individuals are very committed to improving           Special thanks to the Korea Veterans Association
            the lives of disadvantaged people. In fact, from      of Canada who stepped up to the plate in 2009
            June 1997 to May 21, 2009 the Ladies Auxiliary        and provided much needed funding which will
            of the Eagles alone donated $267,119.90 in            be used to repave the asphalt pathway that runs
            support of Edmonton and area charities!               along the lake and down to the climbing wall. Not only that,
            Amazing! And thank you for your ongoing               they also made a contribution to our summer camp programs
            support and encouragement of Camp He Ho Ha            people with disabilities! Thank you for your generosity. It is
            – it means a lot!                                     deeply appreciated.

We’re Off to                                    Encouraging
Whistler! WOW!                                  Excellence
                                                Camp He Ho Ha believes that the suc-
We were delighted to receive a
                                                cess of its summer camp programs for        by the Masonic Foun-
telephone call in December from
                                                people with disabilities depends heavily    dation, Kaylan Berg,
Micheline Villeneuve of Air Canada.
                                                on the quality of its summer camp staff.    Heather Hurst and
According to Micheline, the airline had
                                                To that end we seek to attract enthusias-   Nicole Belanger. The
decided to send six children from across
                                                tic, creative, high-energy post-secondary   awards ceremony and
Canada, along with one accompanying
                                                students who are committed to ensuring      barbecue took place
adult per child, to attend the Paralympic
                                                that all of our campers have a safe,        on Friday, August 14,
Games in Whistler, British Columbia
                                                rewarding and memorable summer              2009 and included all
which take place March 17-19, 2010. Air
                                                camp experience. Several years ago we       Camp staff,
Canada will be providing round trip air
                                                established competitive, merit-based        counsellors
transportation, access to Winter Games
                                                scholarships to be awarded to outstand-     and sponsors.
transportation system (airport-hotel-
                                                ing Summer Camp Counsellors whose           We’d like to
venue shuttle), hotel accommodation,
                                                code of conduct is consistent with the      congratulate
on-site welcome host team, three days
                                                expectations, mission and spirit of Camp.   these
of Paralympic Games sporting
                                                For the 2009 summer camp                    outstanding
competitions and complimentary
                                                season a number of service clubs chose      young
breakfast for all the children and their
                                                to sponsor one of these scholarships.       Canadians for
caregivers. What a tremendous opportu-
                                                These service clubs included the            offering not
nity for these kids! Camp He Ho Ha was
                                                Fraternal Order of Eagles no. 4241,         just what they
asked to identify the child who would
                                                the Fraternal Order of Eagles no. 4241 –    had but who
represent Western Canada and we
                                                ladies, the Cold Lake Northern Lights       they were to
selected Zoe. Zoe currently competes in
                                                Lions Club and the Masonic Foundation.      each and
the Special Olympics in Edmonton in                                                                              Andrea Jones, Kaylan Berg,
                                                This year’s winners, as determined by       every camper
track and field,                                                                                              Heather Hurst and Nicole Belanger
                                                weekly peer votes and input from senior     they encoun-
bowling and
                                                summer camp staff were: Andrea Jones        tered. Well done!
                                                (Top Counsellor of the Year) sponsored
where she’s
one of the
youngest partic-
ipants. Thank
you again,
                                                Edmonton Easter Seals 24-hour Relay
                                                Alberta Easter Seals arrived on the scene in 1951, some 9 years before Camp He Ho
Air Canada!
                                                Ha opened its doors. The ongoing friendship between our two organizations
                                                remains a powerful force benefitting children and adults in Alberta living with
                  Zoe attends Camp He Ho Ha
                                                every type of disability. Camp was delighted once again to accept a cheque from
                 and was recently selected to
                 attend the Paralympic Games    Alberta Easter Seals in the amount of $10,000 from their 2009 very successful
                    in Whistler courtesy of     24-Hour Relay. Thank you! Their next relay, Viva Las Vegas, takes place
                          Air Canada            June 19-20, 2010. Check out their website:
                                                www.edmonton24hourrelay.com for more information.

A New Sewage Treatment Plant for Camp
Camp’s aging sewage treatment plant             $145,024. This project would not have                                  Photo: Board President
will be replaced in 2010 with a                 been possible without Federal and                                       Phyllis Kobasiuk and
state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant         Provincial support and we thank both                                    The Honourable Rob
                                                                                                                       Merrifield, Member of
thanks to funding received from the             levels of government most sincerely.                                   Parliament for Yellow-
Provincial Community Facility                   We look forward to working with                                          head celebrate the
Enhancement Program in the amount               these funders to ensure equality of                                     first Federal funding
of $215,025 and from the Federal                access and opportunity for people with                                    partnership for a
                                                                                                                          capital project in
Recreational Infrastructure Canada              disabilities seeking adapted                                               Camp’s 50 year
(RInC) Program in the amount of                 recreational opportunities.                                                    history!

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Camp Health, Hope and Happiness (Camp He Ho Ha)
Box 182, Seba Beach, Alberta T0E 2B0 Phone: (780) 429-3277 Fax: (780) 797-3812
E-Mail: info@camphehoha.com Website: www.camphehoha.com
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