January 25, 2016 - 9:00 PM
PENTICTON - The Naramata Centre could see a partial re-opening this summer, according to the board.
The Naramata Centre board of directors say in a mid-month update, while a decision to re-open hasn't been finalized yet they feel providing access to the facility this summer is important to any future operating plans.
Naramata Centre closed its doors a year ago following a lengthy labour dispute.
The update says an invitation will be sent to past participants and new customers with plans to have the Centre open between May 28 and Oct. 15 for accommodation rentals and campground space for a week at a time, but no food service will be provided.
The board also noted a great deal of local interest in use of the centre to house Syrian refugees in partnership with Naramata Refugee Support Initiative and the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services Society.
They continue to wait for word from the federal government regarding the use of Naramata Centre facilities as housing for Syrian refugees.
A report outlining finalized plans for 2016 is expected in February, following a board meeting at the end of January.
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