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2017 CAMRA Powell River AGM
The 2017 CAMRA Powell
River Annual General
Meeting took place Feb 25, 2017, 2-5 PM at the Red Lion Pub,
Powell River. The AGM was open to all members
of which there was a good representation.
Powell River Executive for 2017 is now the following:
President: Brandon Frey
Vice President: Romeo
Secretary: Iwan van Veen
Treasurer: Andrea Nicholson
Membership: Bernie Hodges
l to r Iwan, Brandon, Romeo, Andrea, Bernie
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AGM please click on beer glass
are pleased to announce that the following establishments are
offering CAMRA members exclusive discounts to show their love for CAMRA
Powell River. In each establishment
must show your valid CAMRA membership card.
The Seasider Bistro + wine bar + patio is giving 15% off all food orders 7 days a week.
McKinney's Pub and Bistro are giving CAMRA members Happy Hour prices
for Craft Beers, all
day and every day.
Townsite Brewing offers 10% off all swag for CAMRA members.
The Lighthouse Pub
and Liquor Store in Sechelt is giving 10%
Beers and Ciders to CAMRA members, 7 days a week.
The Rodmay liquor
store is now offering a 5%
discount off all craft beers
and ciders to
all CAMRA members.
The Wildwood, formerly The Red Lion Pub
is giving 10% off
all Craft Draught/Bottled beers and Craft Cider served in
bar to CAMRA members. This applies to all
hours, 7 days a
Cookery are offering an exclusive
deal on all craft beers between
7-00pm and 9-00 pm every
Wednesday and Thursday.
Duke's Liquor Store,
4493 Marine Avenue is now offering
CAMRA members a 5%
discount off all
Capone's Liquor Store,
at the corner of Duncan and Joyce, is now offering members a 5%
discount off all
Campaign for Real Ale Society (CAMRA) of British
Columbia was incorporated in 1990 as a registered, non-profit
organization in the Province of British Columbia. CAMRA BC is an
independant, voluntary, consumer advocacy organization whose main
objective is to champion the cause of the BC craft beer consumer
through the promotion and responsible consumption of craft
brewed with natural, quality ingredients.
open to all over the age of 19 and is currently made up of
over 1400 individual and corporate members. CAMRA BC members
are an eclectic group, made up of people from every walk of life but
who all share one passion - the appreciation of craft beers,
the world-class, award-winning craft beers being brewed here in British
BC is growing and opening up branches
throughout the province and currently has five active branches, those
being Fraser Valley, South Fraser, Victoria, Vancouver and Powell River.
BC aims to:
Powell River CAMRA:
the appreciation and production of craft beers, whether they are
cask–conditioned, draft or packaged (bottles & cans), which are
brewed with natural, pure, additive–free ingredients
in traditional and/or new, creative beer styles and
- notify our members and the general
bottle shops, brew pubs, neighbourhood pubs, restaurants and micro
- to support quality home brewing
- advocate for changes to liquor laws
policies that negatively impact the BC craft beer consumer and BC craft
- encourage the responsible enjoyment
actively support laws and regulations that contribute to that objective.
Vancouver branch president, Paddy Treavor,
recently moved to Powell River and was impressed with the
small-but-loyal group of craft beer lovers he found here and their
support of the local craft brewery Townsite Brewery who are producing
award-winning, craft beers which have captured the attention
of and ignited a sense of adventure and enthusiasm to explore
different beer styles and flavours among local beer drinkers.
One of those local craft beer lovers is Bernie Hodges, who,
along with Bernie's wife Debbie, are friends with Paddy and who helped
convince Paddy that Powell River is the place to live. Once
the decision to move his family to Powell River, he,
along with Bernie and Debbie, decided to form a
local CAMRA branch to help support the local
August 9, 2013, just two months after Paddy and his family arrived in
town, Paddy, Bernie and Debbie received the go-ahead from CAMRA BC to
form CAMRA BC - Powell River and the local branch was launched!
and foremost, CAMRA
Powell River aims to support the local craft beer scene, but as a
branch of CAMRA BC, will support the aims and goals of CAMRA BC its
branches. CAMRA Powell River pledges to help
consumers, the hospitality industry and politicians about
beer and the advantages of supporting our thriving BC craft beer
industry. We plan to do so through supporting local establishments who
serve craft beer, by supporting and organizing local craft-beer-focused
events, by relaying craft-beer-related news and articles to our
membership, by supporting the local homebrewing community and by
advocating on behalf of craft beer consumers to change local
BC liquor policies and laws that negatively impact craft beer
consumers while supporting those policies and laws that help protect
both consumers and the BC craft beer industry.
some of the Powell
learned early on that to enjoy a country at its best,
one should hike its trails and drink a few pints along the way. The
diversity a trail has to offer, the better the memory. Same way with
allthough the memory may become clouded there... CAMRA PR is about a
group of people who enjoy the good
things of good beers, who would like to advocate on behalf of the craft
community. I believe that Craft beer is meant to be a treat for all,
than an exclusivity for a few.
Bernie, former secretary and now
membership liason for CAMRA BC - Powell River, he was a part
of the original CAMRA United Kingdom movement in 1972 and, having grown
up in England, was brought
up drinking real ales and experiencing the different styles and
flavours of brews
in traditional, English pubs, which are not just a way of life but form
centre of village/town communities. Bernie, and his wife Debbie, who
the treasurer, immigrated to Squamish, BC in 2006 and found
their way, over six years ago, to Powell River, which at that time,
was pre-Townsite Brewery, i.e. a craft-beer wasteland. Now both Bernie
Debbie are proud to be a part of the current BC craft beer revolution,
working on behalf of the BC craft beer consumer via CAMRA BC - Powell
has just finished his
third term as president of the CAMRA Powell
River branch and had been in the position since helping found the
branch with his mate and fellow CAMRA member, Bernie Hodges.
2013 when Paddy moved to Powell River he saw the opportunity to bring
together the passionate local craft beer community of Pow Town.
Paddy's involvement with CAMRA BC began in 2010 when he
joined the Vancouver branch, after being involved with the craft beer
scene for over a decade, and within eight months he found himself in
the president's seat of the Vancouver branch. Paddy is well
for stirring the pot, via CAMRA and his VanEast Beer Blog, and
advocating for changes to BC liquor policies that negatively impact BC
craft beer consumers and more recently has begun writing a column,
Coastal Currents, for the rejuvenated What's Brewing magazine.
He has now moved on to be the President of CAMRA BC a very responsible
position which he takes with all our best wishes.