The Campbell River Beacon Club
The Beacon Club has four part-time staff and is supported by community volunteers who generously donate their time to keep the Beacon Club operating. We are a registered non-profit society operated by a volunteer board of directors, which is comprised of half club members and half community members. Members range in age from 19 to 80+.
How to become a member
The Campbell River Beacon Club Society serves adults 19+ years living with Persistent Mental Health Issues and Substance Use Disorders and the people who support them. The Society promotes safety, well-being, dignity hope , and enjoyment of life for our members. Adults who would like to become members of the CR Beacon Club must have a referral completed by an Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician or a KDC Health Support Worker. Please call Island Health MHSU office 250-850-2620 to complete intake.
The annual membership fee is $10. Membership Application Forms are available through Mental Health.
The Campbell River Beacon Club is a safe and welcoming space where members can come together in the spirit of community to share a meal, engage in social and recreational activities, feel supported, and access support in engaging with other community resources. Daily and weekly activities range from Art Programs, Walking Groups, Mindfulness, Guitar, Song Circles, Friendly Connections Circles, Gardening, Bingo, Billiards, Ping Pong, Movie Matinees, Karaoke, and Card games. Members are welcome to drop-in to take part in a program or to just sit back with a coffee and enjoy connecting with other members while taking in the amazing view of Discovery passage outside our windows.
Members have the opportunity to engage in Vocational Training Programs and Therapeutic Volunteer Programs at the CR Beacon Club. Every members input and ideas are valued and encouraged to be expressed at monthly Member Meetings.
We often host Community Presentations and Workshops at the CR Beacon Club focused on a variety of subjects including Inclusion of LGBTQ+ members, First Aid, Naloxone Training, Internet Safety, Nutrition and Cooking Skills, and Cultural Sensitivity.
The members can communicate with friends and family far and wide or check out videos on YouTube via the Internet on the computer we provide for their use at the clubhouse.