Help Rebuild Arcadia Outfitting From Wildfire Loss


On June 29th, 2021, British Columbia’s 26,000 hectare “Mckay Fire” started along the Fraser River Corridor and within hours completely decimated Arcadia Outfitting’s entire basecamp, destroying everything in its path. Multiple cabins, ATV’s, machinery & equipment -- Ben & Rosi Stourac lost everything.

In 2017, Ben and Rosi purchased their dream business, Arcadia Outfitting, a guided tourism operation. They immediately poured their heart and souls into it and spent the last four years building up the business to a successful operation. After setbacks in 2019 with the local bighorn herds becoming sick with M.ovi and attempting to help the herds recover, 2020 brought Covid-19, crippling tourism across the country and almost completely shutting down their business for the last 18 months.

With no end in sight to border closures, work was already unpredictable and revenue nonexistent. 2021 didn’t bring bluer skies for these two, with the loss of their basecamp in the McKay Fire on June 29th, 2021. Their loss is immeasurable and impossible to remedy, but our goal is to raise enough money to help them rebuild, recover, and get back on their feet.


Our good friends over at the Journal of Mountain Hunting and Filter Studios have made a quick edit from their 2020 film The Wind And The Wolves. It offers a brief introduction of Ben and Rosi as well as showing what used to be camp and the outfit.


Ben, Rosi, and Isabella Stourac at Arcadia


The McKay Creek Fire


Arcadia before


Arcadia currently

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Donations 

  • Trevor Nelson
    • $250 
    • 2 yrs
  • David Welbourne
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Ron & Claudia Matula
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs
  • BERNARD BLASTORAH
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs
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Fundraising team (2)

Peter Gutsche
Organizer
Raised $1,770 from 8 donations
Penticton, BC
Benjamin Stourac
Beneficiary
Ben Stourac
Team member
Raised $36,380 from 93 donations
This team raised $37,517 from 206 other donations.

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