When: Order March 5-8, 2018. Delivery March 12-15, 2018.

Where: Cranbrook, BC


Columbia Outdoor School and The Raw House are teaming up to send local children to Blue Lake Camp this summer, by delivering lunches to local businesses the week of March 12th.

During the week of March 5th-8th, local businesses can put in their lunch order with the Raw House. Lunch options include cold pressed juices, fresh salads, and soups. $1.00 from every item ordered goes directly to the Columbia Outdoor School’s Blue Paddle Program, which funds local children to attend Blue Lake Camp. Lunches are delivered the following week.

“We are excited to team up with The Raw House on this project”, said Todd Hebert, Executive Director of Columbia Outdoor School. Columbia Outdoor School is the organization that runs Blue Lake Camp, which has been in operation since 1977. “Our Blue Paddle Program allows children in our community to have important childhood camp experiences. They learn outdoor skills, build friendships, and create memories.”

“The goal of The Raw House is to improve the everyday health of our community by providing convenient and healthy plant-based nutrition,” said Julie Taylor, co-owner of The Raw House with Natasha Benson. “We feel Blue Lake achieves the same goal in a different way, by providing youth healthy outdoor experiences. We are proud to be supporting both the Blue Paddle Program and local youth.”

“Whether you ask your boss to buy you lunch, treat a co-worker to lunch, or treat yourself”, added Hebert. “you’re getting a delicious, healthy lunch; and you’re sending kids to camp. It’s a win- win for everyone.”

The Cranbrook Chamber will be sending order forms to all of their members by email. If you are not a Chamber member, you can request an order form by emailing info@columbiaoutdoorschool.com; or by stopping at the Chamber Office or The Raw House.  


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When: December 9, 12-3pm

Where: Idlewild Park Toboggan Hill, Cranbrook, BC

Cost: Christmas Trees, by donation. Activities, free. Hot chocolate, hot dogs, and s'mores, $2 each. 

Registration: Pre-order your Christmas tree by calling 250-426-3676

What: We believe every child should have the opportunity to dip their paddle in the lake and push forward, experience seeing stars in the night sky and make true friends that will last a lifetime. The Blue Paddle Campaign is an initiative to raise funds for Blue Lake Camp's scholarship fund. Each year dozens of youth receive scholarship funding to attend Blue Lake Camp and receive the social, physical, and mental benefits of the camp experience. 

This Christmas, buy a tree and help send a kid to camp!

Christmas trees are available by donation to the Blue Paddle Campaign. Pick your tree up on December 9 from 12-3pm at the Idlewild Park Toboggan Hill and spend the afternoon with your favourite Blue Lake Camp counsellors! Bring your toboggans and skates for free tobogganing, skating, camp fires & family activities! Hot chocolate, hot dogs, and s'mores are $2 each - all proceeds will be donated to the Blue Paddle Campaign! 

Pre-order your tree by calling 250-426-3676!

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