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Camp Artaban on Gambier Island is celebrating its 100th birthday!

A music group, Fall Rising, performed a benefit concert at St. John’s, Sardis.

The evening was filled with original music performed by its members: Andy Fast, Kevin Biegel, Andrew Hall and Jonathan Ferris. Artaban staff were also present to sell some Artaban merchandise aka ‘swag’.

The concert was "by donation” and well-attended by parishioners and the public. Although Camp Artaban has been independent of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster for more than a decade many diocesan members and parishes support the camp and contribute to its ongoing ministry. 

Thanks to all who made donations that will enable sponsorship for some campers this summer.

(Article prepared with files and photos from Pete Williams)


  •  The “FALL RISING” band members are, from the left, Andy Fast, Kevin Biegel, Andrew Hall and Jonathan Ferris 
  • Camp Artaban staff helping at the concert included Nancy Ferris, Molly Niblock, Stephanie Elder and Talia Ferris.

Photos Pete Williams