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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.

CAMRA Powell River Executive for 2017 is now the following:

President: Brandon Frey
Vice President: Romeo Styles
Secretary: Iwan van Veen
Treasurer: Andrea Nicholson
Membership: Bernie Hodges


                                           l to r Iwan, Brandon, Romeo, Andrea, Bernie

To read minutes of the AGM please click on beer glass  


Exclusive Member Discounts:


We 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 you must show your valid CAMRA membership card.  

The Tree Frog Bistro is now offering 10% discount on all orders for food and drinks, 7 days a week.



  The Lighthouse Pub and Liquor Store in Sechelt is giving 10% off all Craft 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 Red Lion Pub is giving 10% off all Craft Draught/Bottled beers and Craft Cider served in the bar to CAMRA                                      members.  This applies to all opening hours, 7 days a week.

Coastal Cookery are offering an exclusive "Happy Hour" deal on all craft beers between
                                                 7-00pm and 9-00 pm every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Duke's Liquor Store, 4493 Marine Avenue is now offering CAMRA members a 5% discount off all
                              Craft beers.

Capone's Liquor Store, at the corner of  Duncan and Joyce, is now offering members a 5%
                                discount off all craft beer purchases.



                                                                            

About CAMRA BC:

The 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 beers brewed with natural, quality ingredients.

Membership is 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, specifically the world-class, award-winning craft beers being brewed here in British Columbia.

CAMRA 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.

CAMRA BC aims to:

  • encourage 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 flavours 
  • notify our members and the general public about quality bottle shops, brew pubs, neighbourhood pubs, restaurants and micro breweries in British Columbia
  • to support quality home brewing
  • advocate for changes to liquor laws and policies that negatively impact the BC craft beer consumer and BC craft beer industry
  • encourage the responsible enjoyment of beer and actively support laws and regulations that contribute to that objective.

Powell River CAMRA:

Ex-CAMRA 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 Paddy made 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 craft beer revolution.

On 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!
 
First 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 educate local consumers, the hospitality industry and  politicians about craft 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 and 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.


Introducing some of the Powell River Executive:

 Iwan 
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 more diversity a trail has to offer, the better the memory. Same way with beers, 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 beer community. I believe that Craft beer is meant to be a treat for all, rather 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 the centre of village/town communities. Bernie, and his wife Debbie, who was 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 and 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 River.


Past  President

 Paddy, 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.  In 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 finally 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 known 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.