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CAMRA SO – Join us this week!

Hello CAMRA SO Members!

It’s great to be able to send this to everyone now that some social restrictions have been relaxed! The recent positive news from the BC Government Public Health Office (PHO) that Step 1 of BC’s Restart Plan is in place now is exciting. This phase includes seated outdoor organized gatherings of up to 50 people, with a COVID-19 Safety Plan. This means we can host a structured social event up to that number of guests. So, let’s get together for a “Beer at the Beach” and catch-up – details below!

There are more CAMRA SO events in the planning stages and we’re hoping that Step 2 in BC’s Restart Plan will be able to start June 15, as that will allow more social freedom options.

More information will be on its way soon, so please watch for future news – we can’t wait to see you all again!

CAMRA SO – Beer at the Beach 2021 June 3 (this Thursday)
Whoo-hoo! Let’s celebrate that we are in step 1 of BC’s Restart Plan! We can now come together for seated outdoor organized gatherings in groups of up to 50 people. And as well, the City of Penticton is again allowing for responsible consumption of alcohol at specific beaches and parks in Penticton. So…. we thought this would be a great time for a COVID-safe, CAMRA South Okanagan members meet-up.

Location: Marina Way Park, Penticton
Date: Thursday, June 3rd
Time: 5-7pm

Bring your favourite craft beer or craft cider plus a camp chair or blanket to sit on, as the PHO requirements say that guests must be seated. Enjoy catching up with other CAMRA SO members, in lovely Marina Way Park (by the Penticton Art Gallery and the Penticton Ikeda Japanese Garden).

Bring along a snack, picnic or even support a local business and order food to go to enjoy! It’s a great way to support our CAMRA business partners, or other local business.

Please take note of the COVID safety rules and protocols that will be in place for the event:
– this event will be held outdoors
– attendees must abide by the 2 metre (6 feet) physical distancing requirements to ensure physical distancing at all times
– bring all of your own plates, cutlery etc., so that no items have to be shared
– everyone attending will need to provide their contact information for contact tracing, so please be prepared to share this information if you would like to attend
– please bring a chair or blanket, as this event requires all guests are seated
– we will have hand sanitizer available

So please join us and enjoy some awesome craft-beer related conversation and a safe outdoor visit. As always, it’s important to plan a safe ride home. Check our CAMRA SO Facebook page for further information regarding this event.

CAMRA Victoria invitation Zoom event with Moon Under Water:
Event Date: Tuesday June 1st at 7:30 PM

Join CAMRA Victoria for a virtual event hosted by Clay Potter, owner and head brewmaster at Moon Under Water Brewpub & Distillery, where he’ll talk about his use of traditional brewing methods like decoction and step mashing.

It may be challenging to find any of Moon Under Water’s Potts Pilsner, Creepy Uncle Dunkel or This is Hefeweizen but please give us a heads up at CAMRA SO if you know a source! These beers will be sure to come up during Clay’s talk.

Zoom link for the June 1st event is right here
Meeting ID: 937 4166 9990
Passcode: 604594

Penticton Beer Run 2021
Exciting news for fans of this fun event – it is going ahead on June 19th! Full details are available on their site. Check out the details and register right there.

As announced by the event organizers …
Covid safety plans are now being put in place for the Beer Run 2021 and the event is planning to move forward on June 19th.  If you registered for the Beer Run 2020 your registration will automatically be transferred to this new date. As Provincial Health and Safety Guidelines are updated, we will be updating our event policies to ensure that we can run a safe and fun Beer Run for our participants and our community.  We appreciate your patience in these ever-changing times.
Due to changes in Health Regulations, the event may look a little different this year. All changes will be posted as we have them available. Rest assured, no matter the format, there will be fresh air, good people, exercise and amazing local food & BEER!!!

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:

A gentle reminder that if you’re reading this email but your membership has lapsed, CAMRA SO is continuing to provide a “thank you” gift with your renewal … a $10 JAKS gift card will be mailed to you with your new membership card! Please note that there is a one-time limit with one gift card per individual or family membership. Click here to join or renew.

Why Join CAMRA SO?

  • You have a love of craft beer and see the value of supporting the craft beer industry
  • Your membership in CAMRA SO provides you with the opportunity to join a community of like-minded craft beer lovers and help campaign to protect the rights and needs of craft beer consumers
  • You enjoy the opportunity to attend craft beer events (some will offer CAMRA SO discounted rates, special access or advance ticket purchases)
  • You can participate in CAMRA SO member-only organized, brewery tours, meet the brewer events, craft ale pub visits, out-of-town road trips and tastings, cask events etc.
  • Access to a number of CAMRA SO member benefits courtesy of our local participating businesses
  • Keep up-to-date on beer-related activities, cask events, and new craft beer releases throughout the South Okanagan via our member newsletter and Facebook page
  • Communication of and opportunity to participate in other CAMRA BC branch events

For more information – contact our Membership Director at membership@camraso.ca
To join – visit our Membership page

Have an idea for an event? Have a question or suggestion for our team? Want to give feedback about a previous event? Want to chat about beer? Our executive team is available. Contact us by email:

Kim: President – pres@camraso.ca
Aldo: Vice President – vp@camraso.ca
Aldo: Membership – membership@camraso.ca
Michelle: Home Brewing Liasion – education@camraso.ca
Lory: Secretary – secretary@camraso.ca
Derrick: Treasurer – treasurer@camraso.ca
Events Committee (Adrian, Jennifer, Jon and Stuart) – events@camraso.ca
Communications (Janice and Emanuel) – communications@camraso.ca

We are always looking for more volunteers to help. If you don’t have time to commit to being an executive member, please consider being an event volunteer. Not only will you have a ton of fun, but there is a high likelihood of beer-related perks involved. Contact Kim if you are interested in being on our volunteer list.

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