VICTORIA, BC – Craft beer consumer advocacy group CAMRA BC has announced that its South Fraser branch has been suspended effective immediately.
A statement regarding the suspension was posted on the CAMRA BC website and Facebook page earlier this week, and included the following explanation for this move:
When this CAMRA BC Executive was elected we wanted to pursue a mandate of transparency and modernisation to reflect what CAMRA BC has become and create a platform for growth in the future. In order to do this we have asked branches to fulfil their legal obligations to provide budgets, minutes, financials and membership information. However, despite repeated requests and offers of help and support the South Fraser Executive has not complied.
A large amount of time and resources have been spent this year trying to help and restructure South Fraser Branch but it is now time to close the branch. We thank the executive for their work but in order to protect the reputation and goodwill that CAMRA BC has earned we feel that this is the best course of action now that all other avenues have been exhausted.
While the dissolution of the South Fraser branch, CAMRA BC has four remaining chapters in Victoria, Vancouver, Powell River and South Okanagan. For administrative purposes, South Fraser members are being considered part of the Vancouver branch for the time being.