altBranch # 8 Merritt

Merritt has a population of 7,000 people, located on highway 5 it is 118 km from Hope and 108 km form Peachland in the Okanagan Valley.  The Nicola valley is marked by the Nicola River and the town of Merritt lies at the confluence of the Nicola and Coldstream rivers.  The Town of Merritt was established in 1906.  The area is a center for some of the best cattle ranching in BC.  In 1945 the last of the coal mines in this area closed down.  It provided a base for later copper mining in the area and remains a lumbering center.


Regular meetings / Jams / Special Events

Monthly Jam Sessions

the 3rd Saturday of each month from 7 to 9pm at

The Seniors’ Centre, 1675  Tutill Court, Merritt.
Acoustic instruments only.

All welcome to come enjoy listening to the music!

Please note that there will be no Jam Session in December 2019 

Contact Delphine Lawrence for more information

Update on June 2019 Merritt Campout

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Fiddlers Campout – May 14 – 20,  2019 in Merritt

Harmon Lake is 17.5 kms. on Hwy 5A heading to Kelowna, turn right on Kane Valley Rd. (cross country ski trails) and travel 9 kms. south. The road is windy but will hopefully be in good shape. The Elks campsite is on the south side of the lake past the Forestry campsite. It is a dry campsite but there are toilets. Also a building with a pot belly stove if the weather is chilly. It is right by the lake so bring your boats for fishing. It is stocked with rainbow trout You can find more information on the internet.

We will have a generator for lights and music.

There will be horseshoes, crib, pot luck Saturday and an auction on Sunday. Money raised from the auction is donated to local charities. It is lots of fun outbidding others. We hope to have lots of musicians and everyone with an instrument is welcome to play. The cost is $8.00 per day and you can stay the week or come for a night or the day. We usually have a big crowd and they come from all over so you are certainly welcome. If you have anymore questions you can e-mail me at or Hope to see you there.


Executive for 2019

President – Larry Hintz
Vice President – Ken Riley
Treasurer – Del Lawrence
Secretary – Cress Farrow

Second year of 2-year term as Directors:
Norbert Grenier
Bonita Hintz
Bud Johnston

One Year Term Directors:
Jean Guy Dupuis
Linda Monkman
Marianne Reimer
Jim West
Julia Wingelman


Delphine Lawrence –

Julia Wingelman –