November 30, 2017

While the Centre grounds are in repose, the Board of Directors is certainly not at rest! We are working full-out behind the scenes, planning and organizing for 2018. Our Board Update provided some details, read below for more. 

Now Hiring: Managing Director

The Naramata Centre Society Board of Directors is seeking a Managing Director for the Centre through a two-year contract. The successful candidate will ensure the mission and vision of the Society are carried out by providing leadership, direction and guidance to staff and volunteers in the Centre's day-to-day operations. This includes developing an effective team of volunteers and employees to support the facility, overseeing the management of the property, and facilitating the Board's operational goals for both. Additionally, the successful candidate will work with and support the Board Chair as a public liaison with local community and stakeholders in Western Canada.
Please share this information with others who might be interested in this position. For further details and contact information, read more

Winter Stays
Looking to escape the cold of Alberta or the rain (or snow) on the B.C. coast this winter? 

Come to Naram ata Centre in the Okanagan!  We are offering accommodations to people looking for a time of personal retreat, quiet and contemplation.  Two types of self-contained accommodations will be available: East Court for stays up to a maximum of 30 days and Orchard Court for stays of three-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. There are also opportunities to engage with local yoga, Reiki, spiritual direction and more.

Email   for more information or to book your stay.

Christmas Giving
As you think about your Christmas and seasonal gifting, we invite you to consider a donation to Naramata Centre. We are grateful to our ongoing annual and monthly donors and would welcome your gift to help us fulfill our 2018 plan! 

Tax receipts are issued at the end of the year for all donations received. 

Board Update
  Missing: Sarah Thomas, Daniel Ferguson

The Board of Di rectors met November 17-19 at the Centre. We have many projects to complete and much work ahead in the coming year. If you haven't had a chance to read the Board Update, check it out here and scroll down to November 2017.

Gwen Dell'Anno: As Naramata Centre's 2017 Summer Manager, Gwen was at the helm this spring, summer and fall through some challenging situations. Gwen began work April 1 and welcomed staff members over the next few months. She was on deck for the severe rainstorms and flooding in May and June, which resulted in the loss of our dock and a dangerous collection of debris on our beach. She oversaw the cleanup with the help of staff and volunteers, and the beach was ready for guests when they arrived. If you were at the Centre in 2017, you likely saw Gwen whizzing around the site on her bicycle. What you may not have known was that she slept outdoors most nights (as is her preference) in the corner of Southside Campsite! Thank you, Gwen, for all that you accomplished as our Summer Manager!

Mike McClary: Mike is our year-round maintenance person at the Centre. Chances are good that you will have met Mike if you have been at the Centre over the past two years. He is well-known for his warm and welcoming demeanor - greeting and chatting with people as he completes his maintenance work around the site. Mike is on hand working alongside volunteers at all of our Hearts and Hands volunteer weeks and other volunteer events. 
Thank you, Mike, for all that you do and for being a great ambassador for Naramata Centre!

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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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