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Arts, Culture & Heritage » Bicentennial 1812~2012

Bicentennial 1812~2012

2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years

2012 commemorates Kamloops' 200th year of shared living with the Tk'emlúps, and 200 years of community achievement and growth. The theme for 2012 is "2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years"

The North and South Thompson rivers have always defined the identity and shaped the boundaries of Kamloops. Even the name of our city reflects our unique location at the junction of the two rivers: in the Secwepemc language, Kamloops means "meeting of the waters".

In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the shore of the Thompson River. In 2012, the City of Kamloops is commemorating two hundred years of shared history between the Secwepemc people and all those who came after David Stuart.

Several events are planned throughout the year:

Kamloops Museum & Archives
207 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2E7
ph 250-828-3576
fx 250-828-3760

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2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years