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The camping movement was at the heart of the business and personal interests of Haliburton Rotary's third president, and his legacy lives on as Camp Wanakita on Koshlong Lake. W. Alvin Kaye was born in Port Carling, Muskoka, in 1898. Following his primary and secondary education in Bracebridge he attended the University of Toronto to become a school teacher. For several years he taught in Porquois Junction and then moved to Scarborough Township where he was appointed principal of Birchcliffe Heights School. In 1937 he purchased property in Haliburton on Koshlong Lake, and a year later, he opened Camp Lagakelo, a summer camp for children. By 1942 he was ready to pursue the camping business full time. He left teaching and moved to Haliburton to operate his camp year round. Eleven years later, in 1953, Mr. Kaye sold the camp property to the Hamilton YMCA, who renamed it Camp Wanakita. It has since expanded and continues to operate year round today. Seeking a new challenge, Mr. Kaye purchased the old Standard Chemical property in Donald, where he opened a prefabricated plank-wall cottage factory. He operated a business on this site until he retirement. His unique designs can still be seen on many properties in Haliburton and Muskoka. Mr. Kaye was married to Lillian Richards, and they had three children: Garth Kaye, Kelvin Kaye and Lois Anderson. In his leisure time he was an avid collector of antiques, especially Canadiana. Part of his collection can still be seen at the Bird House Museum in Bracebridge. He also rode and showed horses, collected coins, enjoyed leather work, and liked to travel. Work on Rotary Park and Beach was the club's main project during Alvin Kaye's presidency. The club also sponsored a trophy at the Haliburton County Music Festival. From 1950-52, Mr. Kaye served as secretary of the Haliburton club. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, and an active supporter of the Ontario Camping Association. Alvin Kaye died in 1981.