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New Naramata Centre board invites community input

The community is invited to join in discussions regarding the future of Naramata Centre on Oct. 1.

PENTICTON - The new board at Naramata Centre is seeking community input as they work towards defining a new future for the centre.

Board Chair Doug Woollard and board member Jeremy Church have invited Naramata residents to join in a conversation about Naramata Centre’s future at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Chalmers Chapel.

In mid-January the previous board announced closure of the 70-year-old facility, following a lengthy labour dispute with its workers. The future of the centre, which consists of more than 30 buildings covering 23 acres in the centre of Naramata has been unknown since.

This summer the centre elected a new board to operate as a management board following the centre’s closure. The 11-member board’s primary tasks are to secure the centre property in addition to formulating a plan for a future of the properties.

During October volunteers will be working to secure the centre property for winter. The volunteers are expected to come from all over B.C. and Alberta, and the board is also extending a welcome to local residents to participate in the preparation work and discussions regarding the centre’s future in the community.

More information can be found at the centre’s website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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