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Nominations for CAMRA Powell River Executive.

The nomination period for 2018 Campaign for Real Ale Society of BC – Powell River Branch Executive is now open. We are currently accepting nominations for the positions of: - President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Events coordinator, Membership liaison.

Nominations will close at midnight February 18th, 2018.  To nominate someone or be nominated, you must be a member in good standing (valid, payed membership) with the CAMRA Powell River Branch.  To nominate yourself or others, please e-mail before midnight on February 18th, 2018.  Those nominated will be contacted to confirm their acceptance of the nomination.

Voting, if necessary, will take place at the 2018 CAMRA Powell River AGM.  If you have any questions about the responsibilities and duties of the positions, please contact Paddy Treavor or visit

2018 CAMRA Powell River AGM.

The 2018 CAMRA Powell River Annual General Meeting will take place February 20th, 2018, 6-8pm at the Seasider Bistro, located at 101-7074 Westminster Street, Powell River V8A 1C5.  The AGM is open to all members in good standing of the CAMRA Powell River Branch. 

CAMRA will provide appetizers and your first craft beer is on us so please RSVP to so we have some idea of the numbers.  Voting for the 2018 executive will also take place at the AGM if necessary.


The CAMRA BC AGM is being held Saturday March 17th 2018, 1pm to 3pm at McKinney’s Pub, 6251 Yew Street Powell River BC.  This AGM is open to any CAMRA BC member in good standing (anyone belonging to a branch in BC is a CAMRA BC member).  For further information regarding nominations etc. please contact Paddy Treavor or Glen Stusek

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 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
15% off food all and every day.

 Townsite Brewing offers 10% off all swag for CAMRA members.

  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 Wildwood, formerly 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.



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:

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.