In 2018, Naramata Centre celebrates 70 years as a place of learning, sharing, contemplation, personal growth and spiritual renewal. This is cause for celebration and celebrate we will! Last summer the 1978-79 Winter Session group organized and held a reunion at the Centre in July, with great joy expressed by participants. Old friends became new again, and years melted away as this delightful reunion unfolded. In honour of the 70th anniversary, we would like to offer other Winter Session and Summer Staff groups the opportunity to do the same. We have designated two summer long weekends (Canada Day and Labour Day) to allow reunion groups the opportunity to gather for a shorter (3-night) stay, as well as the opportunity to re-live old memories and stay in Alberta Hall. (Happy to re-live the dorm experience in memory only? Other accommodations are also available, as well as camping options.)
Please note that the Centre is not organizing the reunions – that is up to you! If you would like to plan a get-together for your summer staff cohorts or winter session gang, there is now a template for planning and executing such events. 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 takes time! If part or all of your group is planning to stay in Alberta Hall, you will also want to ensure that you have a plan in place for meals, as there are no cooking facilities available. (You are, however, welcome to make use of Creekside Commons’ stoves, ovens and barbecues.)
During the reunion week, we will have a Weekend Leadership Team available who will be organizing community activities for those attending the reunions, as well as those staying at the Centre for the full week. All are welcome to participate in any and all community activities.
Want to organize a reunion but can’t make it to one of the two “reunion” weekends? You group can arrange to attend a summer week
, or book a 3-night stay
during the spring and fall, if that better suits your group.