The Naramata OAP Friendship Club is located adjacent to the Naramata Library on Ritchie Avenue at Third Street.
We are part of the Provincial OAP and foster their believes and act in the best interests of our senior population.
Naramata OAP Friendship Club
(The Naramata OAP Friendship Club is a District Club of the BC Old Age Pensioners Organization. We are also a separate registered society...the Naramata Seniors Community Services Society. In 2018 we had 108 members, which is a goodly number for the small community of Naramata. We anticipate additional members in 2019.)
Monthly OAP Business meetings (1st Tuesday’s followed by Potluck lunches…AGM in November)
Potluck dinners each month
including special dinners such as Robbie Burns Dinner, St. Patrick’s Day dinner, Spaghetti dinner, the “Over 85” luncheon, Christmas Dinner and others.
BBQ Fundraiser at the “Annual Naramata Yard Sale”
…funds raised support club operations including charitable community donations
Annual Bocci Tournamen
(weekdays 9am – 10am…OAP Hall)
(lessons and play)
(Thursdays at 7pm)
(every 2nd Tuesday,7pm - not held
in July and August)
Wine tasting tours and destination tours
that include lunch
Yoga for seniors
…sit down and gentle exercise
Join and take part with all of these great functions throughout the year
…July and August are the quietest months.
Annual member dues $13.00 per person.
Register at the OAP Hall weekdays between 9:00 am and 10:00 am.
Our Current Executive is:
President...Bev Fritz – Phone: 250-496-4064
Vice-president...Terrie Genz – Phone: 778-514-4338
Secretary...Ray Halladay – Phone: 778-514-1159;
Director...Larry Bauer – Phone: 778-514-4419
British Columbia Old Age Pensioners Organization
The BCOAPO was instituted in 1932 and
incorporated in 1937 (82 years ago) with the
Protect the rights and interests of Old
Age Pensioners or prospective pensioners
over 60, to prevent discrimination,
avoid technicalities and undue delay in
the consideration of applications for pensions.
Endeavour to secure and maintain fair and
just legislation and executive action at all times in
the best interest of Old Age Pensioners.
Preserve their status as citizens, entitled
to pensions, as a social and legal right, and not
by way of relief or charity, and enable them
to maintain their dignity and self respect as
pension citizens of Canada
As of December 2007 there were 57 BCOAPO branches in BC
boasting 5138 members.
B.C.O.A.P.O Naramata Branch 136
The Naramata Branch received its BCOAPO charter on
March 17, 1976, St. Patrick’s day (43 years ago)!
Of note is that our Naramata branch has been mentioned
in the book “Naramata Chronicles” by Craig Henderson.
Naramata Seniors Community Services Society
The NSCSS was incorporated in 2017 by the Naramata OAP Friendship Club under the BC Societies Act.
The purpose of the NSCSS is to:
Identify and participate in community initiatives or activities of benefit to seniors and other citizens of Naramata, and to support selected community initiatives or activities of benefit to citizens located elsewhere within the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen;
Undertake fundraising as a not-for-profit, charitable society for the purposes of supporting initiatives or activities as noted above;
Use monies raised by fundraising, donations and from
membership fees to cover costs related to those initiatives or activities noted, to cover costs associated
with use of meeting space and to cover costs incurred
for the operation of the Naramata Seniors Community
➢ Undertake all activities of the Naramata Seniors
Community Services Society in a democratic,
non-partisan manner and open its membership to all seniors regardless of race, religion or political belief, and act at all times in the best interests of its members, other seniors and other citizens of Naramata, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, the Province of British Columbia and Canada.