January 30, 2018
Dear (Contact)  
Naramata Centre is abuzz with activity - hiring staff, posting the Program Calendar, preparing for program and accommodations registration, celebrating our 70th anniversary ... and more! Read on for details.

2018 Program Calendar
The Spring, Summer and Fall  program calendar is now posted on the Naramata Centre website. Once again, Naramata Centre has a great program season planned with something for everyone this year! 

The Board Program Team has approved 41 programs to run over Spring, Summer and Fall
Look for seasoned Naramata program leaders as well as a number who are new to the Centre!
For many years the Centre has offered programs for all ages: children, youth, adults, elders, inter-generational, and this year is no exception. There are choices for children each week, as well as numerous music options, yoga and tai chi, meditation and so much more! 

Read all about it on our website, so you are ready to register in February.

Registration Opens February 6th
Registration for programs and accommodations opens February 6th . Watch your email that day for the link to the registration program. 

We have built a new system this year that we believe will be more intuitive for users. Phone support will also be available for questions or issues with registration.

Job Opportunities at the Centre
Naramata Centre is hiring a Site Operations Manager, Program Manager and Office Administrator this year. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, check out the postings on Charity Village, a Canadian nonprofit-sector online recruiting resource. You can read/apply for these positions by clicking on the links above.
We are also looking to hire student interns this year. Watch our blog page and Facebook for this announcement. 

In addition, we will  seek campground hosts again this year, as well as a new volunteer position to coordinate onsite volunteers during the summer. Watch our blog page and Facebook for these announcements.

Plan Your Summer Staff or Winter Session Reunion!
1978 Winter Session

We have designated two long weekends - June 29-July 2 and August 31-Sept 3 - for Winter Session and Summer Staff reunion groups. You can also book a week-long reunion during the spring, summer or fall, if that suits your group. Start planning your reunion today!
There is now a template available to help guide your planning, based on the experience of the 1978-79 Winter Session group, who organized a very successful reunion at the Centre last July. It was a joyful time remembering the fun times this group had together all those years ago! 
Check out the suggested template  for planning and executing your reunion. You can tailor it to your liking, but it will give you a place to start and provide tips along the way. Read more here and get started today -- finding people and deciding on a weekend or week takes time! Questions about planning your reunion may be emailed to: info@naramatacentresociety.org and we will forward them to the 70th Anniversary Committee.

Come To The Centre This Winter
Photo: Glen Timbers

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat from everyday winter, come to the Centre! We offer you quiet surroundings to sink into and relax. Whether you're a writer, an artist, a minister or anyone else looking for tranquil, uninterrupted space to contemplate, create, read or write, this is the place for you!
Two types of self-contained accommodations are available: East Court for stays up to 30 days and Orchard Court for up to seven days for small groups. Check the Naramata Centre website  for details. While you are here, you are welcome to join the local Centre community in activities such as Sacred Pause, yoga, Reiki, spiritual direction and more.
Email: info@naramatacentresociety.org for further information or to register. 

In This Issue
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Want to support the ongoing work of the Naramata Centre Society? Donations are always appreciated, and donors will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. 

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The Naramata Centre Society |  Email:  info@naramatacentresociety.org
PO Box 68  Naramata, V0H 1N0