Evans Lake is very excited to launch our first annual AROO Challenge!


We are calling all Evans Lake Campers, Staff, Alumni, Friends of Evans Lake, Supporters, Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Challenge Seekers everywhere, to help us raise funds for our newest outdoor challenge at Evans Lake....A LOW ROPES COURSE!!

Yodel is helping us with this exciting new way of challenging yourself, getting outside, and supporting Evans Lake all in one fantastic opportunity! We are putting the FUN back in FUNDRAISING! ;)



A.R.O.O. is an acronym for ‘Always Remember Outdoor Opportunities’, it is also the name of Evans Lake royalty, King Aroo.  For the AROO Challenge, we challenge you, to challenge yourself to get back OUTSIDE, to remember your days spent outdoors at Evans Lake. A challenge to kick off the summer season outdoors, all while helping us raise funds for Evans Lake’s brand new Low Ropes Course!

This is a great way to reignite your passion, try something new, create a community of supporters and help out Evans Lake!


START a Challenge:            

To get involved in the AROO Challenge, all you have to do is...


                                         * Come up with a personal Outdoor Challenge you want to take on (See challengers below to get your ideas flowing)


                                          * Click on Start a Challenge 


                                          * Set your fundraising goal


                                         *  Set your end date as June 21, 2015 (Make sure you come join us at our Open House for a final group challenge!)


                                         * Connect with your family and friends to support your personal challenge with donations and pledges


                                         * Get outside and get started!


Make sure you wear your Evans Lake T-shirt and take photos to share your journey on your personal Yodel page!


Note: For youth who wish to start a challenge: if you are 13-17 you need the consent of your parent or guardian to participate on Yodel.  If 12 or under, the Yodel account must be held by the parent/guardian who is responsible for all content and sharing of information.


How to DONATE:

Support your favourite challenger... just click on their profile below and donate to the Low Ropes Course straight from their page!

Every donation over $20 will receive an official tax receipt.


                        Thanks so much for getting involved and best of luck with your challenge! May the Spirit of AROO be with you!



A challenge by: Lauren Marghetti

My AROO Challange,  for the month of May, is to up my fitness activity and become even more Strong.

I will : 


60 km in 30 days

A challenge by: Alannah Balzarini

For the moth of May my AROO challenge is to hike 60 kilomenters during the month.


I'll do it MY way

A challenge by: Patrice Damico

  • I will SKATE on thin ice when it comes to being micro-managed and not TREKK through the red tape put in my path.


30 Minutes of Yoga every day for 30 Days of travel

A challenge by: Minetta Norrie

For 30 days, every day, I'm going to go outside to practice 30 minuets of yoga, and Im doing this while on the road.  In the outdoor instructor spirit, I will be offering  to lead others through my 30 min class along the way.


Trekking with Tyus

A challenge by: Mer Marghetti

My challenge is to make sure I get outdoors every single day in May.  The reason this challenge is important because I have a new son Tyus, who was born in March.



A challenge by: Strawberry Marshall

I was going to try and log a bunch of kilometers, but I'm facing reality and have decided to celebrate the outdoor adventures that I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, and be proud of those...
See below for updates!


30 New Species in 30 New Days

A challenge by: Frances Ankenman

For each day in May, I will find one species previously unknown to me living in the forest, creek, lake, and wetland ecosystems surrounding Evans Lake Forest Education Centre in Brackendale, B.C.


Rustic's AROO Challenge

A challenge by: Russ Paton

My challenge, to ensure my long term ability to serve, and spend time with my family, is to do thirty sit ups daily to battle the bulge. Thats 1740 sit ups or 58 days. If you pledge $50.00 thats only $0.0287/sit up. (Less than 3 cents each)


Walk the Walk

A challenge by: Michael ManninM

To walk all the way to work and back every day, rain, shine, rain, wind, rain, cold or rain.