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2022 CAMRA BC AGM and Call for Nominations

Dear CAMRA BC Members,

On behalf of the current interim executive of the Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia (CAMRA BC), I am pleased to provide you with the details for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of the executive for CAMRA BC for 2022.


This email is official notice to all members in good standing of the Campaign for Real Ale Society of British Columbia’s Annual General Meeting for 2022, to be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 1930 (7:30 pm) Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), on Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 7437 9357
Passcode: 684595

All CAMRA BC members “in good standing” only (unexpired membership as of March 15, 2022) are welcome to attend the AGM.  

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Come join us at The Nest for some holiday cheer

Season’s Greetings!
It’s getting close to the holidays and your CAMRA South Okanagan Executive are sending all CAMRA SO members and supporters our best wishes during this special time of the year.

In addition, we’re passing along a quick message about this Thursday’s holiday social get-together.

CAMRA Winter Social
We are looking forward to seeing members at The Nest between 5:30-7:30pm this Thursday (December 16) for our CAMRA SO Winter Social at The Nest.

Randy has some great beers lined up, plus some food specials to nibble on. For our members in good standing, each will receive a gift of a $10 credit towards their bill at the event! There is no charge to attend, just pay for whatever you order. There will be special event pricing on the beer as well as some food specials.

A section of tables will be reserved for our group – please indicate you are “going” at this Facebook event link so we can have an idea of number of attendees.

All COVID protocols will be followed, including vaccine passports with photo ID, masks while not at your table, and social distancing! See you on Thursday!

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
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 –
Aldo: Vice President –
Aldo: Membership –
Michelle: Home Brewing Liasion –
Derrick: Treasurer –
Eric: Web Minder –
Events Committee (Adrian, Jennifer, Jon and Stuart) –
Communications (Janice and Emanuel) –

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.

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!

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CAMRA SO Spring Update, May 2021

Hello CAMRA SO Members!
Springtime sunshine is bringing good cheer and warmer weather is on the way! Here’s hoping less restrictive Public Health Orders will be announced soon that will allow more than 10 people to gather outdoors. We’ll learn more after the May long weekend and hopefully, we can begin to set some dates for a few smaller outdoor gatherings.

In the meantime, check out some current updates about our local craft beer scene. Also, we’re sharing details about two upcoming CAMRA Victoria Zoom events … enjoy!

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CAMRA SO – Craft Beer News and Events, February 2021

Hello CAMRA SO Members!
Happy 2021! We hope that your new year is off to a great start. We miss you and we look forward to the time in the future when we can gather again in person.

In the meantime, here’s an update today to let you know we’re still around and working on some craft beer activities including an exciting new take on our CAMRA SO rare beer event.

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Updated Craft Beer & Cider News

Hello CAMRA SO members!
Yes, this current newsletter is following quite closely on the heels of the last one – and it’s because we have some newsworthy items to share with you!  Plus, it’s great that the recent Phase 3 COVID-19 changes will allow many people to carefully enjoy more activities as well as the ability to travel more freely. Many will choose to come to visit the South Okanagan, so as we welcome these visitors from other parts of BC and Canada let’s raise a glass (or can or bottle) to a safe, healthy and fun summer season! 
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CAMRA SO – Spring Edition Craft Beer & Cider News

Hello CAMRA SO members!

What a long and crazy road this has been since our last newsletter! It is a relief to see the COVID-19 curve is continuing to stay quite flat, thanks to everyone’s efforts. As we continue along Phase 2, we can begin to enjoy some of the activities and places we’ve missed, while still taking steps to stay safe as re-opening gets underway.

Although large gatherings and events are still prohibited, we are delighted to provide you with some local updates and craft beer news, as well as a couple of upcoming COVID appropriate events.

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CAMRA SO – Craft Beer News and Events, Spring 2020

Hello CAMRA SO members!

Spring is in the air, and we are happy that our calendar is starting to fill up with spring craft beer events. Read on for more details and links to events, branch updates, and local craft beer news. 2020 is off to a great start here in the craft beer world, as Penticton was named by the Lonely Planet as Canada’s Craft Beer Capital

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