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Nathalie Quagliotto: Stuck @ Arnica Artist Run Centre

Apr 10, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Our current exhibition by Toronto artist Nathalie Quagliotto illustrates two sides to all issues. Altering ordinary objects, being stuck becomes a catalyst for exploration and collaboration. Founded in 2003, Arnica ARC encourages emerging professional artists to research and develop new work, particularly artists in our region. We welcome cultural diversity.

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Kamloops Farmers' Market @ Downtown Kamloops

Apr 25, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

Join us weekly on Saturdays starting April 25th and Wednesdays starting May 6th for fresh local food, quality entertainment and other beautiful locally made items. For our 37th season you'll still find us on the 200 block of St Paul Street (Saturday) and the 400 block of Victoria Street (Wednesday)

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Gardengate May Plant Sale @ Open Door Group

May 02, 2015 - May 16, 2015

You can buy certified organic bedding plants: Herbs, Flowers, Vegetables! 915 Southill Street Saturdays in May (2nd, 9th and 16th) 9:00am - 1:00pm.


OFA Level 2 @ TRU

May 04, 2015 - May 08, 2015

Topics covered include: airway, breathing and circulation including obstructed airways, breathing distress, critical interventions, bleeding control, shock and one-person CPR. In addition, secondary survey of patients, upper limb splinting and minor wound care.

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Managment Skills for Supervisors: Part 3 @ TRU

May 05, 2015 - May 07, 2015

This program equips you with the necessary skills and tools needed to be an effective manager.

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Kamloops Wednesday Farmers' Market

May 06, 2015 - Oct 28, 2015

On Victoria Street, between 4th and 5th Avenue. Every Wednesday 8:00am to 2:00pm.

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Night for Life @ Old Courthouse Cultural Centre

May 06, 2015

The active outdoors enthusiast and manager at Tree Top Flyers who received a liver transplant from his cousin last year after a liver disease finally progressed, is championing a night of entertainment with a silent auction catered by Terra Restaurant.  This fundraising gala is for the Canadian Transplant Society in hopes to not only raise money but awareness.

This event will take place on Saturday, May 31st, 2015 at The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre on 7 Seymour Street West at 6:00pm.

Anyone interested in attending the event are encouraged to purchase their tickets here.

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Thompson Valley Potters Guild @ KAC Main Gallery

May 07, 2015 - May 30, 2015

The Thompson Valley Potters Guild is pleased to present High Tea, being shown at the Kamloops Art Council's Main Gallery.

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Learn to Fish @ Edith Lake

May 07, 2015

Catch the fun!  In this 2 hour session you'll learn the basics of freshwater fishing including: hatchery roles, fish identification, regulations, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing. Must register first, click website link for more details. 6PM to 8PM.

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Art Duel: Sculpture Wars @ Kamloops Art Gallery

May 07, 2015

All ages, FREE

7:00pm

Back for a second round, Art Duel invites participants in costumed teams of two to battle blindfolded. The winning team will be awarded a collaborative exhibition on our BMO Open Gallery in January 2016. No registration required.

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High Tea @ Kamloops Arts Council's Main Gallery

May 07, 2015 - May 30, 2015

The Thompson Valley Potters Guild, established in 1969, is hosting its second annual collective art show in the Kamloops Arts Council's Main Gallery. For "High Tea", members of the Guild will showcase sculptures in each their own unique style and taste in an exhibition worthy of the Mad Hatter.

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H2S Alive @ St John Ambulance

May 07, 2015

One-day course for workers who may be exposed to environments where Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is present. Students must demonstrate required skills and obtain 70% on a written examination.(Certified by Enform)

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Family Storytime @ The Kamloops Library (Downtown)

May 07, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015

Free program for families with children aged 2-5 yrs old. Every Thursday at 10:30am, join us for a fun half hour of songs, stories, puppets and more! Drop-in.

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Margit Sky Project @ The Blue Grotto

May 07, 2015

Doors 7:30. Tickets $5 advance at The Blue Grotto, Long and McQuade.

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Kamloops Symphony: Cirque de la Symphonie @ The Sagebrish Theatre

May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015

Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of the circus to the music hall.  See some of the world's best circus artists in exceptional performances choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. 7:30PM both nights.

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Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society 10th Annual Conference @ The Plaza Hotel

May 08, 2015

Entitled, Locked Out: Youth Pathways to Success, our Conference will explore the barriers youth face when transitioning to adulthood. Keynote Speaker, Gale Stewart from Aunt Leah's Place will share her experience as a foster care parent and the challenges facing youth aging out of the foster care system.

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The Goods @ Blue Grotto

May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015

$5 Cover.  Doors open at 8pm.  21+ Show

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Leadercast 2015 @ Coast Kamloops & Conference Centre

May 08, 2015

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Western Bank invite you to join them and more than 100,000 leaders from around the world and discover what it means to be a leader worth following.

This one-of-a-kind event provides local businesses and individuals a cost effective training opportunity generally found in major cities. 8am to 4:30pm.

SPEAKERS
•    Andy Stanley - Leadership author and communicator
•    Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund
•    Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos Quarterback and Super Bowl Champ
•    Ed Catmull - President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
•    Seth Godin - Best-selling Author
•    Rudy Giuliani - 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
•    Aja Brown - Mayor, City of Compton
•    Bill McDermott - CEO of SAP AG
•    CMDR Rorke Denver - Navy SEAL Commander & Author
•    Bill & Giuliana Rancic - Award-Winning Personalities & Co-Hosts of Leadercast

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Kamloops SPCA FurBall @ Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

May 09, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of Second Chances and help the animals of Kamloops and surrounding communities. The evening features gourmet food stations, entertainment, dancing, silent auction, 50/50 draw, a trip raffle and our "Pet of the Ball" contest. Tickets are $75 and available by clicking the website link.

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Strawberry Tea & Bake Sale @ North Shore Community Centre

May 09, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Strawberry Tea & Bake Sale! Bake Sale at 1:30pm and Tea at 2pm. Get your tickets in advance at the front desk. Cost is $6 and includes the strawberry tea and live entertainment provided by the Late Bloomers. Lots of door prizes!


Mother's a day Shopping Party @ The Coast Kamloops Convention Centre

May 09, 2015

Spend the afternoon with your mom shopping from some of the most popular home based businesses in town. 25 vendors. One stop shopping. 10am to 3pm.

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OK Springs Co-Ed Foot Golf Tournament Series @ Sun Rivers

May 09, 2015

Pick your player(s) and join us for the Foot Golf tournament series. Enjoy 18 holes of Foot Golf competition, prizes, and a delicious BBQ dinner. No skills needed- if you can kick a ball - you can play!

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Tim Bits Free Golf Day @ Sun Rivers Golf Course

May 09, 2015

SAVE THE DATE - Tim Bits Free Golf Day - Saturday May 9th
Children ages 5 - 8
Bring your little ones for a fun filled day of golf games, contests and more!

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Babysitting Course @ St John Ambulance

May 09, 2015

St John Ambulance Babysitter Course This course is designed to teach young people 9-13 years old how to care for children and infants while babysitting. The course will enhance awareness and safety, responsible babysitting, and develop skills to cope with common emergencies.

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WCDS Rummage Sale, Craft Fair, BBQ & Carnival @ Westsyde Elementary School

May 09, 2015

1st Annual Rummage Sale, BBQ, Flea Market, Carnival & Mothers Day Vendor Market! Sat May 9, 8am to 2pm at 3550 Westsyde Rd This is an inside and outside event and is sure to be a wonderful day. To donate items to the rummage sale or FMI, call Diane a 250-579-7605

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Intro to D-SLR Photography @ The Yacht Club

May 09, 2015

A one-day intensive introduction to Digital SLR Camera use and photography principles presented by the Kamloops Photo Arts Club & Kamloops Parks & Rec. Morning lectures by a variety of KPAC instructors with hands-on practical sessions in afternoon. Course # 234232 $80 Register 250-828-3500.

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Mother's Day @ The BC Wildlife Park

May 10, 2015

Bring the whole family out to enjoy Uncle Chris the Clown
 

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Mother's Day Brunch and Craft Fair @ Heffley Creek Hall

May 10, 2015

Mother’s Day Brunch and Craft/artisan/small business fair at the Heffley Creek Hall on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Tables or spots are $10; event goes from 10am to 2pm. Call today to book because spots will go fast. Come take Mom out for brunch and do some shopping at the same time!

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Mother's Day Brunch @ Hoodoos

May 10, 2015

Join Hoodoos for a special Mother's Day Brunch featuring omelette stations, taco bar, carved roast beef, traditional breakfast favorites, assorted platters, salads and delectable desserts. Reservations recommended. 10:00am & 12:30pm seating's

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Mother's Day Brunch @ Hotel 540

May 10, 2015

Join us on the terrace at Hotel 540 for Kamloops newest mothers day tradition. Beautiful scenery, a delicious buffet prepared by our executive chef Mitch Shafer and mimosa's in the sunshine. Call us for your reservation today at 778-471-8035 or book online at bluekamloops.ca


Mother's Day Brunch @ The South Thompson Inn

May 10, 2015

Treat your Mom to brunch at the beautiful South Thompson Inn Click the link for full menu. Seatings at 9am, 11am & 1pm Adults $26 Seniors $22 (65+) Children $14 (age 4-11) All prices subject to GST. Gratuities not included. Call today for reservations 250.573.3777.

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Mother's Day @ Scott's Inn & Restaurant

May 10, 2015

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Mother's Day @ Fireside Steakhouse & Bar

May 10, 2015

This year there are two great ways to celebrate Mother's Day at The Plaza Hotel. You can enjoy their delicious Sunday brunch or join them for a special three-course dinner menu. As always, everything is made fresh in house by their kitchen team led by Executive Chef Mike Swann. 

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Mother's Day Brunch Buffet @ The Black Iron Restaurant at Tobiano

May 10, 2015

The Black Iron Restaurant at Tobiano will be hosting a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10. 10am to 1pm.

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Night at the Drum @ Sagebrush Theatre

May 11, 2015

Sagebrush Theatre will be beating heartily on May 11 as the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Health Society presents Night at the Drum. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., music will be presented by Raiden Taiko, Four Directions Drum Group, King’s Drum, Voices of Mother Earth, Sage Hills Drum and Cante’Was’Te Cance’Ga. Proceeds from the event will be used to help homeless youth in the city. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and youth. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

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Burlesque Show @ Blue Grotto

May 14, 2015

$5 Cover - $10 VIP Seating.  19+ Show.

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Learn to Fish @ Edith Lake

May 14, 2015

Catch the fun!  In this 2 hour session you'll learn the basics of freshwater fishing including: hatchery roles, fish identification, regulations, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing. Must register first, click website link for more details. 6PM to 8PM.

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Downtown Kamloops Spring Festival

May 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015

It’s Spring Festival Time in Downtown Kamloop! Downtown Kamloops is looking forward to their annual Spring Festival Celebrations this year. The event which runs from Thursday, May 14 right through to Saturday, May 16 is a chance for businesses and restaurants in the centre of the city to open up their doors and patios, step outside into the streets and invite everyone to come down and welcome spring to the city.

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Wheelhouse @ Blue Grotto

May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015

$5 Cover.  Doors open at 8pm.  21+ Show

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FEST series – Aggy's Reunion @ The Kamloops Bike Ranch

May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015

The FEST riders head back to the Loops for the series' second stop. Graham Agassiz hosts the proceedings and is once again the course builder alongside Brad Stewart. They will be hoping to match and excede the fun and frolics of the 2014 event.

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Johnson Sandwich LIVE @ The Commodore

May 15, 2015

No cover. 7-10PM. Reservations are recommended if you want to guarantee a seat for your party: (250) 851-3100.

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MayMeet 2015 - 48th Edition @ Kamloops Skydivers

May 15, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Click on the website link for more details.

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Caitlin Goulet @ Chances Barside Lounge

May 15, 2015

Caitlin Goulet is performing with Ron Corea and Wilf Froese at Chances Barside Lounge May 15, 2015, from 7 - 10 pm. Come early for good seats and an evening of fantastic music. It will be great to see everyone again! No cover. 19+

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Kamloops SPCA City Challenge Book Sale @ Northills Shopping Centre

May 16, 2015 - May 23, 2015

The Kamloops SPCA is holding a book sale as part of this year’s City Challenge against the Prince George SPCA. Stock up on great summer reads and help support our local animal shelter. Sale runs from May 16th to 23rd at Northills Shopping Centre during mall hours.


Victoria Day Weekend @ The BC Wildlife Park

May 16, 2015 - May 18, 2015

Bring the whole family out to enjoy: Clinton W. Gray and Uncle Chris the Clown

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Babysitters Course @ TRU

May 16, 2015

Basic first aid and care-giving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.

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Towers and Trees w/ Mike Edel - Live @ The Grind

May 16, 2015

Doors: 8pm. Admission: $12 Advance / $15 door. Towers and Trees are returning to Kamloops to play an intimate show at The Grind Coffee Roasters, this time with our friend Mike Edel to celebrate the release of his brand new album India, Seattle.

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OFA Level 1 @ TRU

May 19, 2015 - May 21, 2015

This course for the workplace includes the Priority Action Approach.

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Paul Filek @ Blue Grotto

May 21, 2015

$5 Cover.  Doors open at 8pm.  21+ Show

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Learn to Fish @ Edith Lake

May 21, 2015

Catch the fun!  In this 2 hour session you'll learn the basics of freshwater fishing including: hatchery roles, fish identification, regulations, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing. Must register first, click website link for more details. 6PM to 8PM.

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Paul Filek @ The Blue Grotto

May 21, 2015

10PM. Doors open at 8PM. $10 cover charge.

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Devon Coyote @ Blue Grotto

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015

$5 Cover.  Doors open at 8pm.  21+ Show

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Tim Hortons Family Golf Nights @ Sun Rivers

May 22, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

It's Back! Beginning Friday May 22nd thru to August every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings bring the whole family for 9 holes of family fun! Tee times available from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. For Full details visit sunrivers.com/golf

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FoodSafe Level 1 @ TRU

May 23, 2015

Do you want to work in the food industry? Are you currently working in the food industry but desire a greater understanding of safe food handling practices? This sanitation program is appropriate for food handlers, kitchen staff and dining room attendants.

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Transportation Endorsement @ TRU

May 23, 2015

A one day course designed for the Level 1 or Level 2 ticket holder. Topics Taught Include: Initial Evaluation of the Trauma Patient, Airway and Breathing Management, Oxygen Therapy and Equipment, Spinal Immobilization and Transportation of the Injured Worker

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Scotiabank MS Walk @ Riverside Park

May 24, 2015

Lace up for someone you love. Join us for the Scotiabank MS Walk and walk to end Multiple Sclerosis. Register as an individual or join at team at mswalks.ca. Collect pledges to support MS research and community-based services.

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Bike Rodeo @ Interior Savings Centre

May 24, 2015

Free registration, Call 250-828-3500 and quote registration #242782 or register online. More than 200 youth participated last year, this initiative provides a venue for kids to test their bike smarts in a safe, fun environment. RCMP auxiliary officers were on hand to educate the 5 - 12 year olds.

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Transporatation Endorsement @ St John Ambulance

May 24, 2015

This one day course, prepares current OFA-1 (or equivalent) and OFA-2 First Aid Attendants with the skills and knowledge needed to transport injured or ill workers to medical aid.

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Pregnant & Fabulous @ Hotel 540

May 24, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission for the event is $5 and partial proceeds will be donated to the Kamloops Family Resources Society’s drop-in program to help children and youth in Kamloops.

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Scott Woods and his Band - Foddling in the key of ...eh? @ Calvary Community Church

May 28, 2015

This fun-filled live show explores great Canadian fiddling styles from Cape Breton and Scottish to Acadian and Irish, French Canadian, Metis and Eastern European. And with great Canadian fiddling comes great Canadian step-dancing so fasten your seat belts for a hearty dose of this crowd favourite!

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Bluesfoot @ Blue Grotto

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015

$5 Cover.  Doors open at 8pm.  21+ Show

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Warrant @ Cactus Jack's

May 29, 2015

8PM. Click website link for tickets. 19+ event.

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Harley Owners Group Poker Run @ The Kamloops Harley-Davidson

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015

27th Annual charity poker run is on May 29/30 in Kamloops.

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Femsport Kamloops Challenge @ No Limits Fitness

May 30, 2015

Canada’s original ALL-FEMALE physical fitness/athletic competition is gathering in Kamloops to show you what a FEMSPORT girl is made of. Diciplines: -lift kettlebells -flip tires -inverted rows -box jumps -drag tires -push cars -obstacle course & more!! Are you up for the challenge? Register today www.femsport.tv

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Standard First Aid @ TRU

May 30, 2015

This 2-day course suited for the general public and workplace and meets first aid requirements for Canada Labour Code Standard First Aid, and Licensed Child and Adult Care Facilities. This course is suited for police, first responders, lifeguards, ski patrollers, caring citizens and families with children.

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Night for Life: A Gala in Support of the Canadian Transplant Association @ The Old Courthouse

May 30, 2015

Please join us on May 30th, 2015 for a gala in support of the Canadian Transplant Association.  The evening will include dinner and canapés by Terra Restaurant, music by Nature Of, guest speakers, an art auction and raffle, and dancing.  All profits will be donated to the Canadian Transplant Association - An organization that advocates strongly for organ donation and supports donors and recipients to live a full life after transplant.

Let's celebrate the human spirit as we gather together as a community with a common goal: to save lives. Click on the website link for more details and to purchase tickets.

 

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7th Annual Sun Rivers Community Fair @ Sun Rivers

May 31, 2015

Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the 7th Annual Community Fair. Enjoy numerous activities and games for the whole family such as a bouncy castle, Uncle Chris the Clown, Fish pond plus much more! Fair begins at 11:00am to 2:00pm

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2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Motorcross Nationals @ Whispering Pines Raceway

May 31, 2015

The highly anticipated 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals will kick off in Kamloops, BC on May 31st and visit the same venues as the previous year.

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Western Canada Theatre hosts a Tapas Takeover fundraising event @ Earls Restaurant Kamloops

May 31, 2015

Western Canada Theatre will be hosting a fundraising event on Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at Earls Restaurant in Kamloops from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. To help celebrate the end of yet another great season, there will be live music, all-you-can-eat tapas, a silent auction, and a 50/50 draw.

All the proceeds from this event will support WCT's ability to produce superior theatre for Kamloops and region, not to mention across Canada. As the company enters its 40th Season, we also look forward to continuing to inspire and entertain our community and at the same time foster, educate, and develop our regional theatrical artists.

Tickets are on sale now! Hurry and get yours, as they will go quickly – only 75 are available! Tickets are $35.00 per person. Each ticket includes one complimentary drink of either beer or wine. Contact the Kamloops Live! Box Office at (250) 374-5483 or visit them in person at 1025 Lorne Street to get your ticket today!

For all the up-to-date information on our fundraising efforts, to donate, or to volunteer, please visit: wctlive.ca

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Security Training @ TRU

Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 05, 2015

Security Professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete mandatory training prior to being eligible for provincial licensing. You must be 19 years of age before you can apply for your Basic Security Training License.

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Simply Accounting Level 2 @ TRU

Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 24, 2015

This 30 hour course will use Simply Accounting Software. The main objective of the course is to introduce the payroll module of Simply Accounting and some of the more advanced functions and capabilities of Simply Accounting.

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OFA Level 3 @ St John Ambulance

Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015

OFA Level 3 first aid is a 70 hour program designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid. Successful participants will be qualified to work as a WorkSafeBC OFA Level 3 first aid attendant.

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Dora the Explorer, Live! @ Sagebrush Theatre

Jun 02, 2015

6:30PM. Tickets available through Kamloops Live Box Office.

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The Lion The Bear The Fox

Jun 03, 2015

The favorite folk trio The Lion The Bear The Fox return to The Dirty Jersey Wednesday June 3rd. If you have experienced them before then we know you will be there.. Forvthosevof you yet to be so lucky don't miss put on this show, something very special happens when these fine gentlemen get together. Tix $15 in advance.. It will most likely sell out but if not then there may be some tickets at the door for $20. 8PM.

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Darryl Nelson @ KAC Main Gallery

Jun 04, 2015 - Jun 24, 2015

Darryl Nelson presents Point of View - BC Landscapes at the Kamloops Arts Council's Main Gallery.

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Daniel Wesley @ The Blue Grotto

Jun 04, 2015

Music has always been a significant part of the 31-year-old Wesley’s life. From an early age, he was involved in school choirs, and jumped into the rock and roll circus by joining fledgling bands in high school. He played with some regionally-successful acts into his early 20s before going solo in 2006–quitting his job as an electrician a year later to go out on the road as a full time, rock and roll troubadour. He is now known for his expressive voice, varied musical creations, and powerhouse live shows. Doors open at 8PM. 19+ event.

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David Hartley @ United Way

Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015

Learn from an expert how to engage and focus your organization. From 9am-4pm directors of any non-profit society operating in Kamloops & region are invited at no change to register for this workshop. The focus will be on Governance and Risk Management. Please RSVP to office@unitedwaytnc.ca or 372 9933.

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Race for Kids with Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops @ John Tod Centre

Jun 06, 2015

Teams of four will complete 10 checkpoints in a race to the finish line. By participating you will help children in Kamloops have a healthy start to their day as funds raised will go directly to our Power Start program. Oh, and did we mention... CASH prizes?

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National Health and Fitness Day

Jun 06, 2015

Let's celebrate health and fitness in our community!Choose one of 20 local healthy activies for you and your family. Let's get fit for our future!

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CPR "C" @ TRU

Jun 06, 2015

Ideal for first responders and others who have taken CPR-C previously and can provide current valid CPR ticket

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Sun Rivers Community Garage Sale

Jun 06, 2015

You just never know what you’ll find! On Saturday, June 6th from 8:00am - 2:00pm discover a treasure trove of amazing items during the Sun Rivers Community Garage Sale. There’ll be many collectibles, keepsakes,and items up for offer! Simply follow the signs.


5th Annual Schubert Drive Neighbourhood Yard Sale

Jun 06, 2015

Sat.June 6th, 10am-4pm, 5th Annual Schubert Drive Neighbourhood Yard Sale, 20 Households participting, something for everyone!


OFA Level 3 @ TRU

Jun 08, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015

This 70 hour course for the workplace includes all the skills OFA Level 2 course plus transportation of the injured worker. This level of certification is now required for industries where response times from the Provincial Ambulance Service may be more than 20 minutes.

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Kamloops Century Ride Supporting Cops for Kids @ Pioneer Park

Jun 13, 2015

2nd annual Kamloops Century Ride. Road Cycling event 60 or 100 Km route in support of Cops for Kids. Well marked route. Food and water along the route. 8AM. For more infor click on the website link.

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The North Face Dirty Feet 6 Hr Enduro – Solo or Relay @ Kenna Cartwright Park

Jun 14, 2015

What is a 6 hour enduro it’s a relay and it’s fun!! – grab a friend or 3 friends and come out and ride on some awesome mtn bike trails in the park in a 6 hour relay. Or ride solo and see how many laps you can complete in 6 hours. Either way it’s a fun and exciting atmosphere so grab your bike and sign up. Click here for more details and to register.

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OFA Level 3 Recertification - Exam Prep @ TRU

Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015

Exam Prep: This 36 hour (one week) course is for Level 3 ticket holders who are due to renew their certification. The successful candidate will receive the Worksafe BC Occupational first aid Level 3 certificate.

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Inaugural 2015 Shootout in the Sonoran

Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

On June 19,20, and 21st of 2015, in the Northernmost portion of the Sonoran Desert, three distinctive BC golf courses will be hosting the “Inaugural 2015 Shootout in the Sonoran” Professional and Amature Team/Individual Golf Competition! 36 professionals and 108 Amateurs will be putting their skills to the ultimate test as they challenge the best the Thompson/Kamloops area has to offer: Sun Peaks Golf Course, Eaglepoint Golf Resort & Rivershore Golf Links. This 54 hole Team Competition features the first two rounds with the Amatures playing a ‘scramble’ format with the best net score added to the Pro’s score for the two rounds. Round three features all the Amatures ‘playing the ball down’ with handicaps’ and the best net score plus the Pro’s score completes the scoring.

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FoodSafe Level 1 @ TRU

Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Do you want to work in the food industry? This sanitation program is appropriate for food handlers, kitchen staff and dining room attendants.

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OK Springs Co-Ed Foot Golf Tournament Series @ Sun Rivers

Jun 20, 2015

Pick your player(s) and join us for the Foot Golf tournament series. Enjoy 18 holes of Foot Golf competition, prizes, and a delicious BBQ dinner. No skills needed- if you can kick a ball - you can play!

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Prostate Cancer Run @ The BC Wildife Park

Jun 21, 2015

Bring the whole family out to participate in the BC Wildlife Park's Prostate Cancer Run.

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Father's Day Brunch, Car Show, Swap Meet & Craft Fair @ Heffley Creek Hall

Jun 21, 2015

Come join us for a big event at the Heffley Creek Hall on Father’s Day! It will be a pancake breakfast, old car show, swap meet, flea market and craft fair all in one place! Something for everyone! If you bring your old car the driver gets a free meal. Tables are only $10 to book and are filling up fast. Everyone welcome. Brunch is only $10 for adults. Please call for more information 250-578-7525.

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The Father's Day Walk Run @ BC Wildlife Park

Jun 21, 2015

5k walk or run June 21 at the beautiful BC Wildlife Park! Register now and be a part of a very special day for the whole family. Start time for the Walk/Run is 9:30 AM. After the Walk/Run will be a wonderful pancake breakfast, prixes, and entertainment!

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Learn to Fish @ Edith Lake

Jun 25, 2015

Catch the fun!  In this 2 hour session you'll learn the basics of freshwater fishing including: hatchery roles, fish identification, regulations, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing. Must register first, click website link for more details. 6PM to 8PM.

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Summer Kick off Weekend @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jun 26, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

As we celebrate the opening of the Sunburst chairlift for alpine hiking and mountain biking, the village will be alive with a multitude of activities such as the rock climbing wall, performances from clowns, a bouncy castle, and much more!

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End of School - Special Animal Encounter Day @ The BC Wildlife Park

Jun 27, 2015

Bring the whole family out to celebrate the end of school at the BC Wildlife Park!

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Sun Peaks & Region Farmers' Market @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jun 28, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015

Every Sunday from June 28-September 6! Come stroll the picturesque alpine village, listen to live music and take part in The Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market! Local farmers, fishermen, bakers, vintners and artisans will be in the village selling fruits, veggies, local meats, wines, seafood, crafts, beauty products and more.

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Art in the Park @ Riverside Park

Jul 01, 2015

Art in the Park is the largest arts event in Kamloops and is organized by the Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) as part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations at Riverside Park. The full day of arts exhibitions and sales, demos and performances is free to the public. Approximately 30,000 people attend the event each year.

More than 90 artists will have their handcrafted and original work on display in 2015, from painting and pottery to fashion and jewellery. The event also features live music, dance, and theatre performances for all ages. 9AM to 5PM.

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Canada Day @ Riverside Park

Jul 01, 2015

Join Kamloops in celebrating our national holiday for a full day of culture, arts, music and festivities at Riverside Park.  The day begins with a Lions Pancake breakfast and ends with a colourful display of fireworks.

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Get Canadian Run 2015 @ McArthur Island

Jul 01, 2015

The official start time at McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre is 8:30 am.  

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Charity Golf Tournament @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 02, 2015

All proceeds will support BC Adaptive Snowsports who provide opportunities for all persons with cognitive and physical disabilities to enjoy the freedom and therapeutic benefits of skiing and snowboarding.

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Summer Concert Series Weekend-Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015

The 4th Annual Summer Concert Series kicks off at Sun Peaks July 3 & 4. Saturday’s headliner is legendary American rock vocalist and songwriter Lou Gramm, the original lead vocalist of multi-platinum band FOREIGNER.

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Destination Mainstage

Jul 05, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015

MAINSTAGE Theatre is back in Kamloops and set to hit the 'stage' in July 2015.  MAINSTAGE is the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival for community theatre groups throughout BC. Sponsored by Theatre BC, it is one of the longest-running theatre traditions in Canada. This exciting event is the culmination of winning plays from Theatre BC Zone Festivals involving up to 10 Zones throughout the Province of BC. More than 60 community theatre clubs participate in Zone Festivals held in April and May, with hopes riding on the chance to take their winning play to MAINSTAGE for friendly competition with the province’s best.  Kamloops will also host the festival in 2016 (July 8-16) and 2017 (July 7-15).

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2015 Canadian National Downhill Championships @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015

Sun Peaks Resort is stoked to be hosting the 2015 Canadian National Downhill Championships this summer in our legendary Bike Park! Building on the success of our 2012 BC Cup, 2013 Canada Cup, and last summer's Canadian Championships, our infamous DH track will be receiving some extra love this spring to prepare for an influx of some of Canada's best riders. This race will have citizen classes, so everyone can get in on the action.

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Kamloops Ambassador Society: Miss Kamloops @ The Sagebrush Theatre

Jul 11, 2015

The coronation of Miss Kamloops and the Kamloops Princesses at the Sagebrush Theatre. Start time is 6:30 pm, tickets available through Kamloops Live Box Office or at the door.

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Kamloops Therapeutic Riding’s 6th Annual Horse Show & Tack Sale

Jul 11, 2015

Everyone is invited to this special event! This is the one time a year our riders are able to showcase their skills for the community. BBQ concession and tack sales will go directly towards our therapeutic riding programs. 10:00am – 2:30pm Come join us and see what we do at KTRA!

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Project X: X Fest 2015 @ Prince Charles Park

Jul 13, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015

Project X is a Kamloops theatre company passionate about creating and producing innovative, audacious theatre works that explore non-traditional venues and forms of theatre. They are committed to expanding the creative development of emerging artists in the region as well as bringing new educational, theatrical and artistic experiences to the widest audience possible. Featuring The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and The Shakespeare Show.

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Quilting in the Mountains Class 1 @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015

If you think sewing a 4 or 9 patch block is ‘been there, done that’, wait till you take Dianne Jansson’s class ‘Simple Blocks, Stunning Quilts’ during Quilting in the Mountains 2015.

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Quilting in the Mountains Trunk Show & Dinner@ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 17, 2015

Quilters Dinner and Trunk Show with Marvin Ecker.

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Sun Peaks Uncovered: Flashback Weekend @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015

Don't miss out on a weekend filled with bands performing the best of the 80's and 90's pop hits, along with contests and giveaways happening all weekend long!

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The North Face Dirty Feet Mountain High Bike Event @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 19, 2015

This marathon features 20km, 40km, and 60km course options, utilizing Sun Peaks' cross country trail network. Ride solo or build a team of three and make it a relay race. There are tons of great prizes up for grabs - as is the case with all Dirty Feet events!

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Kamloops Alliance Upwards Basketball Camp @ Kamloops Alliance Church

Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015

Kamloops Alliance Church is excited to offer our Upward Sports Basketball Camp. Our camp develops a total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. Camp is July 20-24 from 9am - 3pm for those entering grade 1 to entering grade 6. $50/child (includes basketball, waterbottle and t-shirt).

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Quilting in the Mountains Weekend 2 @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015

If you think sewing a 4 or 9 patch block is ‘been there, done that’, wait till you take Dianne Jansson’s class ‘Simple Blocks, Stunning Quilts’ during Quilting in the Mountains 2015.

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Kamloops Therapeutic Riding's 6th Annual "Dash to Make a Difference"

Jul 25, 2015

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding's 6th Annual Dash to Make a Difference is an "Amazing Race" type of event which happens throughout Kamloops.  Your registration helps to support children, adults and at-risk-youth in our various programs.

RACE INFORMATION
Race Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Check-In: 2:30pm
Race Starts: 3pm SHARP
Race Dinner: 6pm

Team Entry Fee is $40 per team member and includes a t-shirt and ticket to the race dinner.

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Chrome on the Grass 2015 @ Prince Charles Park

Jul 25, 2015

10am to 3pm. $10 entry per car.

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Country Fest @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015

With Sun Peaks' surrounding area rooted deeply in ranch and farmland, we're excited to celebrate western culture with this growing festival. Enjoy country themed activities and live entertainment featuring The Chris Buck Band and Rod Black! Stay tuned for more details!

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Mountain of Beer & Chili Cookoff @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 25, 2015

Back by popular demand, the Mountain of Beer and Chili Cook-Off returns! Tour the village restaurants sampling signature beers from a wide variety of breweries, and tasting house made chili from local chefs.

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The Kamloops Marathon

Jul 26, 2015

Choose from 3km, 8km, half marathon, full marathon or relay marathon.

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Rockin' River Musicfest @ Merritt Festival Show Site

Jul 30, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015

Get ready for Rockin' River Music Fest 2015 and 4 days of amazing music!

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Kamloopa Powwow @ Tk'emlups Indian Band Powwow Grounds

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015

The Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest celebrations of First Nations' culture and heritage in Western Canada! The Pow Wow is a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc people's heritage and is a vibrant display of storytelling, song, and dance in traditional regalia.

The Kamloopa Powwow represents many years of stories and events from previous years packed into three exciting days at the Secwepemc Pow Wow Grounds located 2 minutes from the city centre, alongside the South Thompson River in Kamloops.

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Ellen Doty @ Harper's Trail Winery

Jul 31, 2015

Join Harper's Trail on their patio for an intimate evening with Ellen Doty. 7pm to 9pm.

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Canada's Alpine Blossom Festival @ Sun Peaks Resort

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015

This time during the summer is when the alpine wildflowers are at the height of blooming. It's an amazing experience for all the senses. The village will be host to entertainers and activities, including live music, facepainting, a kids zone, outdoor evening movie, and more!

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BC Bears Day & Teddy Bear Picnic @ The BC Wildlife Park

Aug 03, 2015

Bring the whole family out to celebrate BC Bears Day & Teddy Bear Picnic!

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4th Annual Ribfest @ Riverside Park

Aug 07, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015

This summer, Ribfest will take over Riverside Park from Friday, August 8th - August 10th (11am to 9pm all three days) in Kamloops' for a full weekend of fantastic, free, family fun.

In conjunction with Hot Nite in the City, the highly successful Ribfest offers a rib cook-off between five champion barbeque teams; music and entertainment throughout the entire event; entertainment and activities for children and youth, as well as a Refreshment Center and a whole whack of great vendors. 

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OK Springs Co-Ed Foot Golf Tournament Series @ Sun Rivers

Aug 08, 2015

Pick your player(s) and join us for the Foot Golf tournament series. Enjoy 18 holes of Foot Golf competition, prizes, and a delicious BBQ dinner. No skills needed- if you can kick a ball - you can play!

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Get Retro Run 2015 @ Sun Peaks Resort

Aug 15, 2015

The official start time at SUN PEAKS is 9:00 am. Click website link to register.

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Julia Child's Birthday Themed Dinner @ Brownstone

Aug 16, 2015

Join us for a five course meal (with 2 wine/beer pairings) celebrating the incredible recipes of Ms Julia Child! Tix $80 and bought in advance at Brownstone (250) 851-9939.

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The Summer Finale @ The BC Wildlife Park

Aug 29, 2015

Bring out the whole family to celebrate the end of the summer at the BC Wildlife Park!

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Get Corked Run 2015 @ Harper's Trail

Sep 12, 2015

The official start time at Harpers Trail is 10:30 am. Click website link to register.

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OK Springs Co-Ed Foot Golf Tournament Series @ Sun Rivers

Sep 19, 2015

Pick your player(s) and join us for the Foot Golf tournament series. Enjoy 18 holes of Foot Golf competition, prizes, and a delicious BBQ dinner. No skills needed- if you can kick a ball - you can play!

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Children's Arts Festival 2015 @ Riverside Park

Sep 19, 2015

Now in its 16th year, the Kamloops Children's Arts Festival is a fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities and performances for children ages 2 to 12. The entire day is FREE for children and their families. 10am to 4pm.

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Scotiabank MS Bike- Thompson River Ride

Sep 20, 2015

Gear up to end Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for the 20th Anniversary Thompson River Ride. Collect pledges for MS research and community-based services, and then enjoy our fully-supported ride. Register as an individual or a team early for a discount on registration. Century Ride offered this year.

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Jason Aldean @ Interior Savings Centre

Oct 05, 2015

7:30PM. Tickets on sale through Ticket Master.

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Kamloops Fall Home Show @ Interior Savings Centre

Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015

Saturday: 10am to 5pm. Sunday: 10am to 4pm.

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Boo at the Zoo @ BC Wildlife Park

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015

Bring the whole family to check out what all the whoots and hollers are all about at BOO at the ZOO at the BC Wildlife Park!

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Barenaked Ladies @ Interior Savings Centre

Oct 24, 2015

7:30PM. Tickets available through Ticket Master.

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Get Spooked Run 2015 @ Tranquille Farm Fresh

Oct 30, 2015

Your race fee includes participation in a race that is professionally organized, high energy, safe and fun. It also includes: timing, hot chocolate, loads of Halloween candy, draw prizes, pumpkin trail markers, ribbons for all Creepy KM kids, decorated and warm indoor host-site, parking, reflective course markings, decorated routes and a memorable nighttime running experience! Distances: 5K WALK/RUN and 1K creepy Kids fun run. Start time: 6:30pm. Click webiste link to register.

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3rd Annual Do the Course Walk/Run @ Sun Rivers

Nov 01, 2015

Come out for the 3rd Annual Do the Course Walk/Run. Choose 5k or 10k run/walk through the community.$30 per person

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Kamloops Education & Career Fair

Dec 07, 2015

Plan and explore your career paths with ECF by meeting with a variety of post secondary schools, employers and organizations from around the world and participating in industry specific seminars. Tickets are $5 on the door or free between 12-3pm with pre registration starting September 2015 via www.educationcareerfairs.com.

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Wildlights Festival @ The BC Wildlife Park

Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016

Bring the whole family down to check out the light show at the BC Wildlife Park!

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2016 Women's Wolrd Championship

Mar 28, 2016 - Apr 04, 2016

The very best in women's hockey are coming back to Kamloops for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship from March 28-April 4, 2016, and fans can make sure they're a part of one of the biggest events on the international hockey calendar. Full-tournament (22-game) ticket packages are available for $374.

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