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Monte Lake, volunteers work with lumber outdoors.Monte Lake, volunteers work with lumber outdoors.

Disaster Date:07/13/2021

Monte Lake, B.C.


What Happened

In August 2021, the White Rock Lake fire destroyed 28 structures at Monte Lake, B.C. It was one of about 1,600 fires in the province during last year’s fire season.

Volunteer in Monte Lake, B.C.

What MDS Is Doing

In collaboration with the B.C. unit, we are rebuilding four new homes in the small community. Many volunteers of all skill levels will be needed for this project, which will run from May until fall. Contact MDS Canada for more information, or to sign up to serve.


Monte Lake is located about 50 kilometres from Kamloops in B.C.’s interior.

Weekly Reports

Monte Lake, B.C. – September 11-17, 2022

This week we had a crew of 24:  Four from Manitoba (Altona, Steinbach and Grunthal), three from Saskatoon, two couples from St Albert and Sexsmith, Alberta and 13 from B.C.—Blind Bay, Trail, Fruitvale, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and Cranbrook...

Monte Lake, B.C. – August 21-27, 2022

We saw a lot of work accomplished this week by a group of 10 strapping young men, aged 19, from Southern Ontario, all part of the Markham Waterloo Mennonite Conference. They were great workers and sang while doing their work. They also blessed us by...

Monte Lake, B.C. August 7-13, 2022

This week we had the privilege having Natalie Kehler with us for the second week. She’s been a very willing, able and capable volunteer these past two weeks and we wish her all the best in the next week, which is her 3rd week here. Joining us this...