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Sun Run Training Program @ Heritage House

Jan 16, 2016 - Apr 30, 2016

Have you ever wanted to run or walk a 10 km event? Such as the Kamloops Sun Run, Boogie the Bridge or Kamloops Marathon? Join a group of amazing walkers, runners, leaders and coaches who will inspire you to achieve your goals. Please register at https://sportmedbc.com/ or at TCC.

8:30am- 10:00am. $142 + GST. 13 week program on Saturdays, beginning January 16th.

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Graphic Novel Club @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Jan 20, 2016 - Mar 16, 2016

Read, talk about and create graphic novels. Including large collaborative artworks to be displayed in the young adult section of the Kamloops Library.

Wednesday's from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Ages 12 - 24, FREE. No experience necessary, all supplies provided.

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Hold Me Tight - Relationship Course

Jan 25, 2016 - Mar 21, 2016

Seven conversations for a lifetime of love This educational group is based on Dr. Sue Johnson's best selling book, Hold Me Tight. This course guides couples through important conversations to help build greater connection, trust and intimacy. It is facilitated, by David Darwin, marriage therapist and EFT certified practioner.

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BIG Little Science Centre presents Kamloops Adult Learners Society (KALS) Science Program

Feb 03, 2016 - Mar 09, 2016

Feb 3: Electricity: Continuing our exploration of circuits, electricity; an exciting time! Feb 10: Magnetism: How does it work? What does it work on? What tricks can we try? Magnets are pretty attractive the more you get to use them. More information on: https://www.facebook.com/events/537049903127514/

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Kamloops Storm VS Revelstoke @ McArthur Island Sportsplex

Feb 12, 2016

Game starts at 7:00pm

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Valentine's Day @ Terra Restaurant

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016

We are opening our doors for a very romantic 3-course table d'hôte Valentine's Day dinner on Sunday, February 14th. This special evening is by reservation only, please call to book.

We will also have a table d'hôte menu available for our guests on Friday the 12th & Saturday the 13th. Reservations are highly recommended. Valentine's Day is known to book up quickly!


Kamloops Art Gallery presents Chromesthesia @ Barnacle Records

Feb 12, 2016

6:00pm - 9:00pm. All ages, FREE
Join P.A.T. the Portable Art Trailer at Barnacle Records on select Fridays to listen to records and make prints, drawings and zines. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

 

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Valentine's Day @ Atlas Steak + Fish

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016

This valentines share a romantic evening with the one you love. Receive a 3 course meal which includes a shared appetizer, an entree with a shared side, and a shared dessert. For reservations and more information please call 250-852-6565


Saskia and Darrel, The Great Plains @ Northshore Community Center

Feb 12, 2016

Presented at the Northshore Community Center. A Fabulous evening of Folk, Celtic, Country and Bluegrass with BC’s favorite traveling folk duo, Saskia and Darrel. Tickets $10 in advance, available at Northwoods Community Center. (250) 376-4777 or $12 at the door.

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Not Safe For Work Comedy Show @ The Office Pub & Grill

Feb 12, 2016

The Office Pub & Grill has done it again .. first rate comedy with the edgy not safe for work series. Headliner Howie Miller with special guests Mike Greenwood & Ryan Williams. 

8pm. 19+. Tickets available at www.kamtix.ca

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The Hank Stallion Band @ The Blue Grotto

Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016

$5 cover. Doors open at 8pm. 21+

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Kamloops Symphony presents The Genius of Ravel @ Sagebrush Theatre

Feb 13, 2016

The teacher. The composer. The orchestrator. Ravel was a brilliant influence. We start this programme in the rough and tumble streets of Paris and end in a St. Petersburg gallery. Join the orchestra as we stroll through Pictures at an Exhibition, a colourful depiction of 10 paintings in crisp, musical detail.

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Kamloops Blazers vs Vancouver @ The Sandman Centre

Feb 13, 2016

7:00pm

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French Conversation@ Downtown Kamloops Library

Feb 13, 2016

Beginner? Fluent? Somewhere in the middle? French speakers of all levels are welcome to join us at the downtown Kamloops Library for an hour of conversational French from 10-11am. Light refreshments will be served.


Burton Mountain Festival @ Sun Peaks Resort

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016

Try Burton's latest gear, jam out to some après entertainment, Coors Light Throwback Challenge and après, women’s ride days, Riglet Parks for the kids, and great conversation with a community of riders.

 

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Super Static Electricity Show @ BIG Little Science Centre

Feb 13, 2016

Super Static Electricity Show at 11am and 1:30pm The amazing Static Electricity Show is an interactive, fun show that explores those little (and BIG) sparks in your life. Plus, is it time for your science centre Hair-do? All of the above is included with the standard entry fee.

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Make & Take Event @ Eagle Eye Gifts

Feb 13, 2016

Essential Oils. $25/person plus GST. Perfect for Valentines!


Foodsafe Level 1 @ Calvary Community Church

Feb 13, 2016

For upgraded job skills and knowledge, and a FOODSAFE certificate widely recognized in food service, hospitality and care giving industry register now for the next course at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops. Course fee: $80.00 includes workbook. Workbooks & exams available in other languages, please request when registering. Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm.  Free Parking Contact: foodsafe@heiberg.ca

 

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Valentines Day Dinner @ Hoodoos

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 15, 2016

Romance the one you love this Valentine’s and treat them to a night out at Hoodoos. Enjoy an unforgettable 3 course meal created by Executive Chef Steven Doucet. $49 per person. Reservations begin after 5pm. Book your view. 250.828.9404

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Valentine's Day @ Blue Dining + Lounge

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016

Spoil the one you love this Valentine’s and treat them to a night out at blue Dining + Lounge. Delight in an unforgettable 4 course menu created by Executive Chef Mitch Schafer featuring locally sourced charcuterie, lamb shank, beautiful handmade gnocchi and other delicious dishes for your special evening. $89 per couple. Reservations begin after 5pm.


Sip Along the Kamloops Wine Trail With Your Valentine

Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016

Celebrate with your sweetheart by taking them on an intimate and interactive VIP tour of the Kamloops Wine Trail on February 13 or 14. Only $149 per couple includes pick-up from your residence, sampling fees and lunch along the trail. Limited seating available, call or text 250-572-0008 today.

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Love in the Loops @ Kamloops Convention Centre

Feb 13, 2016

The Breakfast Club is hosting a dinner dance fundraiser event. We are a small group of enthusiastic individuals who have come together with the aim to raise a minimum of $15,000 in 3 months for ‘The Boys and Girls Club’s’ Power Start Program.

Come join us for a fun night out! We will be doing a silent auction, photobooth, and a trip voucher! There will also be a DJ so we can dance the night away.

6:00pm. Tickets $60. Can be purchased at Bold Pizzaria and Taco Del Mar. Or contact Rikki Andrew.

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4th Annual Valentine's Day Event @ Sakred Skin

Feb 14, 2016

Must be valentine/friendship/love themed tattoo. NO BIGGER THEN PALM SIZE! If you can't decide - choose from some of our flash! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SPCA!

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Animal Teeth, Daydreams, No Spectrum @ Barnacle Records

Feb 14, 2016

Come get your cozy on at the matinée Valentines Day show at Barnacle Records! The triple-threat of Animal Teeth/Daydreams/No Spectrum is guaranteed to bring on top quality vibes equally good for hand-holding and/or rocking out.

All-ages gig so bring your babies and your grandparents down if you're rolling without a sweetheart this year.

$5 at the door. $4 advance @ Barnacle before Feb 1st.
Doors & DJ set @ 4PM


Valentine's Day @ ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits

Feb 14, 2016

Treat your loved one to a romantic evening at ROMEOs. This special 3 Course Dinner, created by the amazing Chef Romeo, features a glass of wine to be paired with any of the entrées. Vegetarian options available. Prices range from $52.00 to $60.00. Reservations are recommended.

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Valentine's Day @ Fireside Steakhouse

Feb 14, 2016

We're celebrating Valentine's Day with a scrumptuous dinner prepared by Executive Chef Mike Swann and his team. This three-course indulgence includes delicious choices like duck breast or veal filet, with rich appetizers and a White Chocolate & Brandy Trifle to finish. 

Dinner is $55 per person and carefully-selected wines to accompany each course can be added for $20. On Sunday, February 14th, there two seatings 5:15-7:15PM and 7:30-9:30PM and only the special menu will be offered. On Friday and Saturday, both the special menu and the a la carte menus will be offered. 

Call 250-377-8075 to make reservations.

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OFA Level 3 First Aid @ St John Ambulance

Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 26, 2016

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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Persistence of Vision @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Feb 16, 2016

3:30pm - 5:00pm. Ages 6 to 12, $70 members/$85 public.

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Kamloops Blazers vs Red Deer @ The Sandman Centre

Feb 17, 2016

7:00pm

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The Sheepdogs @ Cactus Jack's

Feb 17, 2016

9:00pm. 19+. Tickets available at www.ticketweb.ca or at Cactus Jack's.

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Kamloops Film Series presents Rams @ Paramount Theatre

Feb 18, 2016

7:00pm. Tickets are $8 per film and can be purchased at Moviemart, online at www.kamloopsfilmsociety.ca, or at the door.

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Kamloops Storm VS 100 Mile House @ McArthur Island Sportsplex

Feb 19, 2016

Game starts at 7:00pm

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Radical Reptiles @ BC Wildlife Park

Feb 19, 2016

"Radical Reptiles" Kids Camp Did you know that British Columbia is home to 14 different reptile species? Join us for an exciting day of reptile activities! For more information and to register please visit www.bcwildlife.org

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Buckwild @ The Blue Grotto

Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016

$5. Doors open at 8pm. 21+

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SportMedBC - Sports First Aid Course @ Tournament Capital Centre

Feb 20, 2016

This 8-hour course serves as an introduction to the prevention and on-site management of sports-related injuries.Topics covered include recognition & control of potentially hazardous conditions, injury assessment, handling of life-threatening situations, management of common injuries, referral patterns, and the key components of a sports first-aid kit.

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Madchild Live @ Cactus Jack's

Feb 20, 2016

In support with Hip Hop for Hunger. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking on the website link. 19+ event.

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Babysitting Course @ St John Ambulance

Feb 20, 2016

This course is designed to teach young people 11-14 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.$49 includes book & first aid kit

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Open Mic Night @ Barnhartvale Coffee House

Feb 20, 2016

Also a feature act "Sleepless Nights"(from Kamloops & Green Lake)- Doug & Amanda Noel with John Clinch Admission $5. Free to open mic performers & children under 12. Doors open @ 7 pm. Music starts @ 7:30 pm.

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The Beautiful Light and Colour Show @ BIG Little Science Centre

Feb 20, 2016

The Beautiful Light and Colour Show at 11am and 1:30pm The beautiful and enlightening Light and Colour Show is an interactive, fun show that helps you find the rainbows in your life. Help us split light and put it back together again! More information on website.

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Family Art Saturday @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Feb 20, 2016

1:00 to 3:00 pm. All ages, FREE.
Drop in to Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. No registration required.

 

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Rookie Night @ Downtown Kamloops Library

Feb 20, 2016

This is a great, free, all ages event. Come see The Rolling Pins' First ever showing in this laugh out loud improv spectacle.


HSF Bubble Ball Tournament @ Tournament Capital Centre

Feb 21, 2016

A brand new event for Kamloops! Come out and experience the thrill of Bubble Ball Soccer Feb 21st 2016 @ TCC, 100 % of funds raised to The Heart & Stroke Foundation!

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Scrapbooking Sundays @ Downtown Kamlooops Library

Feb 21, 2016

Do you love scrapbooking but don't have a place to work on your projects? Tables will be set up at the downtown Kamloops Library from 12-4pm for scrapbookers to drop in, mingle, and work their magic. Please bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.


World Religions Conference @ TRU Alumni Theatre

Feb 21, 2016

Tacking Radicalization of Faiths event will consist of a speaker of Buddhism, Christianity, Hindu Faith, Islam and Sikh faith and a multi-media presentation. The conference moderator of Councillor Donovan Cavers dedicated and young energy of City of Kamloops. This feature presentation will provide tools and method to tackle radicalization in faiths.

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Spiked Pig Dinners @ Noble Pig Brewhouse

Feb 22, 2016

Spiked Pig Dinner Series is BACK! Tickets are on sale for all 5 dates. $45 including beverage pairing, taxes and grats. This year we are thrilled to be partnering with the hospitality students at TRU and they will be serving the dinners as part of their course. Only 30 seats per dinner. Each dinner will be a different theme. Don't miss out!


Books & Brews Club @ Kamloops Library

Feb 23, 2016

Books & Brews is a non-traditional book club for adults put on by the TNRD library system that meets at various locations outside the library from 6:30-8:30pm to discuss books while enjoying food and drinks. Pre-registration opens in January and is required.


Persistence of Vision @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Feb 23, 2016

3:30pm - 5:00pm. Ages 6 to 12, $70 members/$85 public.

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Western Canada Theatre presents A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline @ Sagebrush Theatre

Feb 25, 2016 - Mar 05, 2016

Follow the legendary country and western music sensation Patsy Cline as she climbs to stardom from small town Virginia to Carnegie Hall. This musical geatures her greatest hits, including "Walkin' After Midnight", "Crazy" and "I Fall To Pieces".

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Baby and Me Art Exploration @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Feb 25, 2016

Ages 3 and under with their parents or guardian, Free. 11:00am - 11:45am

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Harsh Crit @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Feb 25, 2016

6:00pm - 9:00pm. 19+, $5 for members/$10 public

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Adult Storytime @ Downtown Kamloops Library

Feb 26, 2016

Calling all adults! Bring a bagged lunch to the downtown Kamloops library from 12:15-12:45pm and unleash your inner child at Adult Storytime. Colouring sheets will be available for your enjoyment. Unwind for the weekend with stories and colouring! No registration required.


Wes Barker @ Coast Kamloops Hotel

Feb 26, 2016

Wes Barker is a Stunt Magician. His show features amazing magic tricks, crazy stunts, crowd interaction, and comedy from start to finish. Wes has also performed all over the world, made appearances on America's Got Talent, The Comedy Network, and Penn & Teller: Fool Us to name just a few! Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. Reserved - All Ages

Tickets $24 plus applicable s/c's , available at http://ticketf.ly/1O7kcfe

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FREE Family Literacy Night @ Northills Mall

Feb 26, 2016

FREE Family Literacy Night at Northills Mall 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Discover the BIG Little Science Centre travel booth and all the fun it has to offer when you visit Northills Mall for Family Literacy Night. More information please contact (250) 554-3134 Maureen Doll.

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Western Roundup @ Falcon Lanes

Feb 26, 2016

A fun evening of bowling and contemporary Western music! Family friendly at 530pm, then take it up a notch for the adults at 730pm. Prizes for best decorated cowboy hats and team competition for best-dressed "Cowhands"! 530pm-930pm


Monster Truck @ Cactus Jack's

Feb 26, 2016

98.3 CIFM presents Monster Truck with special guests Temperance Movement.

8:00pm, 19+. Tickets available at www.ticketweb.ca or at Cactus Jack's.

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Kamloops Art Gallery presents Chromesthesia @ Barnacle Records

Feb 26, 2016

6:00pm - 9:00pm. All ages, FREE
Join P.A.T. the Portable Art Trailer at Barnacle Records on select Fridays to listen to records and make prints, drawings and zines. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

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Linus @ The Blue Grotto

Feb 26, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016

$5. Doors open at 8pm. 21+

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Kamloops Blazers vs Vancouver @ The Sandman Centre

Feb 27, 2016

7:00pm

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Clover in Colour @ BC Wildlife Park

Feb 27, 2016

The BC Wildlife Park is offering exciting Art Camps! "Clover in Colour" - Saturday, February 27th! Age 9 to 13 Cost $25.00 For more information and to register please visit www.bcwildlife.org

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Sound and Waves Show @ BIG Little Science Centre

Feb 27, 2016

Sound and Waves Show at 11am and 1:30pm Sound is made with waves and vibrations. Good vibrations make music! Explore and discover sound, waves and music during this interactive show. All of the above is included with the standard entry fee

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Bandidos Cerveza @ Coast Hotel

Feb 27, 2016

A 22 piece Symphonic Classic Rock band performs songs from: Led Zepellin, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Santana, the Beatles and many more!  8:00pm, Tickets are $55 an can be purchased online or at The Art We Are Cafe.

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Kamloops Blazers vs Seattle @ The Sandman Centre

Feb 28, 2016

6:00pm

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Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts

Feb 28, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016

Enjoy music, dance and theatrical arts performances at the 2016 Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts. Sessions are only $2 each or are free with the purchase of a $15 program, available at Festival venues, Long & McQuade, Lee's Music, the United Conservatory of Music and from Sue Reedman (250-372-9339).

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Investors Group presents Father Daughter Winter Ball @ Hotel Five-Forty

Feb 28, 2016

Join us for a red carpet evening for daughters of all ages and their father or father figure. 100% of ticket sales in support of Heart & Stroke Foundation. Call 250-372-3938 for more information.

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Blazers Leap Year Bowling Bash @ Bowlertime Sports

Feb 29, 2016

Bowl with Kamloops Blazers! Players, coaches and fans will all have a great time bowling together! GEt that picture and autograph. 630pm-830pm


Kamloops Art Gallery presents Drink & Draw @ Zack's Coffee

Feb 29, 2016

6:00pm - 8:00pm. All ages, FREE
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.

 

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Level 3 First Aid and EMR @ OH&S

Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 11, 2016

Certificates received: Advanced Level 3 BC Advanced First Aid - This covers all Territories and Provinces (other than Quebec & New Brunswick) Class B Attendant - Saskatchewan First Aider 3 - Manitoba BLS HCP - Level C EMR Our highly acclaimed level 3 course is facilitated by an experienced BC ambulance paramedic.

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OFA Level 2 First Aid @ St John Ambulance

Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 04, 2016

This 36-hour program is designed to cover all medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the OFA attendant providing emergency care in industries within 20 minutes surface travel time to a hospital.

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Kamloops Blazers vs Spokane @ The Sandman Centre

Mar 02, 2016

7:00pm

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20th Annual Kamloops Film Festival

Mar 03, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016

The Kamloops Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, featuring 20 crowd pleasing and award-winning films from our own back yard and around the globe! Come share in the success of the Thompson-Nicola region’s most popular film festival. For more details on the film schedule and tickets, please visit kamloopsfilmfest.ca.

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H2S Alive @ St John Ambulance

Mar 03, 2016

This one-day program is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). OSSA recognized

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March Wine Dinner @ Hoodoos

Mar 03, 2016

Join us along with Executive Chef Steven Doucet for an unforgettable evening featuring 5 gourmet courses paired with some of the finest local wines from Harpers Trail. Price includes 5 courses and wine. $59.95 per person, $49.95 wine club members. Taxes & gratuity not included. Limited seats available. Must be 19+ of age

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Kamloops Blazers vs Kelowna @ The Sandman Centre

Mar 04, 2016

7:00pm

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Western Canada Indoor Carpet RC Championships @ The Tournament Capital Centre

Mar 04, 2016 - Mar 06, 2016

This March, Kamloops plays host to the WCICS RC Championships. Run by the Thompson Valley RC Race Club, the event welcomes RC racers from all over Western Canada. Come join us as many RC racers take to the carpet, for 3 days of speed and skill!

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Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers @ The Heritage House

Mar 05, 2016

If you enjoy Dancing to Cowboy Two-step, waltzes, polkas, Schottisches, Fox trots and more come dance to the music of The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers. 7:30 – 10:00 PM at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., Kamloops, B.C. Members $6.00, Non Members $7.00.

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Comedy for a Cause @ Cactus Jack's

Mar 05, 2016

Join us for a night of fun and laughter to support the MS Society, Kamloops and Area Chapter. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Yuk Yuk's comedians Winston Spear with Greg Kettner.

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Tim Horton's Pajama Bowl @ Falcon Lanes

Mar 06, 2016

Wear your PJ's to enter a special Pyjama Bowl draw! Plus, every child wins a prize on the Wheel of Fun! Enjoy hot drinks and treats from Tim Hortons. 900am-100pm


Spiked Pig Dinners @ Noble Pig Brewhouse

Mar 07, 2016

Spiked Pig Dinner Series is BACK! Tickets are on sale for all 5 dates. $45 including beverage pairing, taxes and grats. This year we are thrilled to be partnering with the hospitality students at TRU and they will be serving the dinners as part of their course. Only 30 seats per dinner. Each dinner will be a different theme. Don't miss out!


Women's Leadership Council Presents: Make it happen! @ Downtown Kamloops Library

Mar 08, 2016

Join us at the downtown Kamloops Library in celebrating International Women's Day. Share stories and hear from women and girls who are making an impact in our community. Full event schedule and details to follow.


KAC presents Art Exposed @ Old Kamloops Courthouse

Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 19, 2016

Now in its 6th year, the Kamloops Arts Council's ART EXPOSED Open Exhibition is a community-centred visual arts exhibit. Unique to Kamloops, Art Exposed is open; all residents of the TNRD are invited to submit artwork. Art Exposed gives the public a chance to view and purchase local various artwork. Admission is by donation.

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The Body Eclectic: Exploring the Diversity of Bodily Being @ Thompson Rivers University Mountain Room

Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016

The Body Eclectic: Exploring the Diversity of Bodily Being is a 3 day colloquium for the dissemination and exchange of ideas, research and practices that engage the topic of embodiment and phenomenological experience. Eighteen experts in a diversity of fields will come together in an extended conversation around the eclectic and collective experience of living a body in the 21st century. With an interdisciplinary approach it is our goal to promote scholarly encounters between different disciplines, professions, areas of expertise and contexts as a means of stimulating emergent and creative discussions relating to embodiment.

 

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9th Annual Wine Soiree @ Hoodoos

Mar 11, 2016

From 6:30 – 9:00 pm enjoy wine from 30+ wineries, delicious canapés and interactive cooking stations. Afterwards join the after party from 9:30 – midnight enjoy a create your own sandwich bar and dance to your favorite music played by Common Sound. Tickets are $45* per person. Must be 19 + to attend.

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Kamloops Blazers vs Vancouver @ The Sandman Centre

Mar 12, 2016

7:00pm

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Kamloops Symphony presents Fringe Percussion @ The Sagebrush Theatre

Mar 12, 2016

Kamloops Symphony's percussion section will be placed front and center for Shchedrin's highly entertaining arrangement of the music from Bizet's Carmen. Enjoy Shcherin's sly wit in this "creative meeting of the minds" that mixes familiar melodies with astonishing rhythmic twists.  7:30pm

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French Conversation @ Downtown Kamlooops Library

Mar 12, 2016

Beginner? Fluent? Somewhere in the middle? French speakers of all levels are welcome to join us at the downtown Kamloops Library for an hour of conversational French from 10-11am. Light refreshments will be served.


Babysitting Course @ St John Ambulance

Mar 12, 2016

This course is designed to teach young people 11-14 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. $49 includes book & first aid kit.

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Bobby Cleveland @ The Noble Pig

Mar 13, 2016

Bobby Cleveland, joined by River City Magic, will release their debut album at a first-of-its-kind event at The Noble Pig. Beer, bands, babes, and brewpub grub.

NO COVER. Music starts at 8pm. Tell yer friends. 19+

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Adult Craft Night @ Downtown Kamloops Library

Mar 15, 2016

Spend your night crafting at the downtown Kamloops Library from 7-8:30pm! Learn how to reuse old books by folding paper flowers out of their pages. All supplies will be provided by the library. Pre-registration opens in January and is required for this event. To register, please contact the Library.


Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers' Concert @ Hal Rogers Centre

Mar 15, 2016

Gordon Stobbe from Nova Scotia and JJ Guy from Saskatchewan will be performing live at Hal Rogers Centre (Albert McGowan Park).

2:00pm, $15.00, children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free.


20th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016

This is the largest Cowboy Festival in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. It is a celebration of western heritage in Kamloops and showcases the best in cowboy poetry and western music, as well as cowboy artists and artisans.

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Kamloops Blazers vs Prince George @ The Sandman Centre

Mar 18, 2016

7:00pm

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Adult Storytime @ Downtown Kamloops Library

Mar 18, 2016

Calling all adults! Bring a bagged lunch to the downtown Kamloops library from 12:15-12:45pm and unleash your inner child at Adult Storytime. Colouring sheets will be available for your enjoyment. Unwind for the weekend with stories and colouring! No registration required.


Open Mic Night @ Barnhartvale Coffee House

Mar 19, 2016

Also including feature act Shawna Caspi from Toronto, Ontario. Admission $5. Free to open mic performers & children under 12. Doors open @ 7 pm. Music starts @ 7:30 pm.

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Brent Butt @ The Sagebrush Theatre

Mar 20, 2016

8PM. Tickets available through the Kamloops Live Box Office.

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Scrapbooking Sundays @ Downtown Kamloops Library

Mar 20, 2016

Do you love scrapbooking but don't have a place to work on your projects? Tables will be set up at the downtown Kamloops Library from 12-4pm for scrapbookers to drop in, mingle, and work their magic. Please bring your own materials. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.


Jann Arden @ Sagebrush Theatre

Mar 21, 2016

Kootenay Concert Connections presents 8 time Juno Award Winner & Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Jann Arden. All-seats are reserved: $75. Tickets available at Kamloops Live Box Office. Starts at 7:30pm.

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Spiked Pig Dinners @ Noble Pig Brewhouse

Mar 21, 2016

Spiked Pig Dinner Series is BACK! Tickets are on sale for all 5 dates. $45 including beverage pairing, taxes and grats. This year we are thrilled to be partnering with the hospitality students at TRU and they will be serving the dinners as part of their course. Only 30 seats per dinner. Each dinner will be a different theme. Don't miss out!


Spring Break Art Camps @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 24, 2016

9:00 to 3:00 pm. 4 to 6, 7 to 12.
$18 members / $22 public (half day). $34 members / $40 public (full day)
Inspired by our current exhibitions, the KAG Art Camps engage children and youth in experimental and traditional art projects that encourage creation, expression and discovery. Limited space, register online or call 250-377-2400.
 

 

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Kids Camp @ BC Wildlife Park

Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 23, 2016

Join us for Spring Break Kids Camp at the BC Wildlife Park! Enjoy wildlife up close, crafts, activities, games and much more! For more information visit http://www.bcwildlife.org/kidscampsage6to10.htm

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Spring Break Camps @ Cliffside Climbing Gym

Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 23, 2016

This action packed three-day camp will have your child climbing up walls and swinging on  ropes. Participants will enjoy learning basic climbing skills through a variety of games and activities. Focus is mainly on fun, but also on safety, leadership and teamwork. Participants will be grouped based on age and ability in order to challenge and entertain all abilities. Please bring running shoes and a snack!

Ages: 7-14 years old. Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm. Price: $70/person + GST

 

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Easter Eggs-citement @ BC Wildlife Park

Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 28, 2016

Celebrate Easter at the BC Wildlife Park! March 25,26,27,28 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (Last admission at 3:30 pm) Enjoy many fun Easter activities for the whole family! For more information please visit www.bcwildlife.org

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Easter Extravaganza @ Sun Peaks Resort

Mar 26, 2016 - Mar 28, 2016

Celebrate Easter in the mountains! Fun spring skiing, sunny slopeside patios, and a ton of great events are the highlight of the Easter long weekend in Sun Peaks.

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Bikinis for Breast Cancer @ Sun Peaks Resort

Mar 26, 2016

As part of the Easter Extravaganza, this is a non-competitive, fun event to raise awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Participants will ski, snowboard or telemark down an easy course in an "S" formation in their bikini tops and snow pants meeting at our Pink Party Pit at the base of the mountain, complete with a Hot Tub from Sun Peaks Aquatics. This event is open to women of all ages.

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BC Hockey Female Provincial Championships

Mar 27, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016

Presented by Kamloops Minor Hockey Association. Please check out http://www.kamloopsminorhockey.com/ for more information.

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Easter Egg Hunt @ Sun Peaks Resort

Mar 27, 2016

The Easter Bunny has been spotted at Sun Peaks Resort! Reports have him hiding eggs off in the trees. Of course he wants you to find them so come, meet up with the Easter Bunny and Harry Bear, and ski around looking for hidden chocolate goodies!

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2016 Women's World 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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Books & Brews Club @ Kamloops Library

Mar 29, 2016

Books & Brews is a non-traditional book club for adults put on by the TNRD library system that meets at various locations outside the library from 6:30-8:30pm to discuss books while enjoying food and drinks. Pre-registration opens in January and is required.


Spring Break Art Camps @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Mar 29, 2016 - Apr 01, 2016

9:00 to 3:00 pm. 4 to 6, 7 to 12
$18 members / $22 public (half day). $34 members / $40 public (full day)
Inspired by our current exhibitions, the KAG Art Camps engage children and youth in experimental and traditional art projects that encourage creation, expression and discovery. Limited space, register online or call 250-377-2400

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Kids Camp @ BC Wildlife Park

Mar 30, 2016 - Apr 01, 2016

Join us for Spring Break Kids Camp at the BC Wildlife Park! Enjoy wildlife up close, crafts, activities, games and much more! For more information visit http://www.bcwildlife.org/kidscampsage6to10.htm

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Spring Break Camps @ Cliffside Climbing Gym

Mar 30, 2016 - Apr 01, 2016

This action packed three-day camp will have your child climbing up walls and swinging on  ropes. Participants will enjoy learning basic climbing skills through a variety of games and activities. Focus is mainly on fun, but also on safety, leadership and teamwork. Participants will be grouped based on age and ability in order to challenge and entertain all abilities. Please bring running shoes and a snack!

Ages: 7-14 years old. Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm. Price: $70/person + GST

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Western Canada Theatre presents Habib's Unforgettable All Night House Party @ Sagebrush Theatre

Mar 31, 2016 - Apr 09, 2016

St. John's, Newfoundland, 1947. Lebanese immigrants Habib and his wife Naseema run the local store. It's their 40th anniversary, and the whole family is here to celebrate! Packed with music, fun and family, this is a hilarious and heartwarming story by Kamloops' own Janet Michael. 

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BC Hockey presents 2016 Senior Womens Western Shield Hockey Tournament

Mar 31, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016

As part of the Women’s World Championship celebrations, the Western Shield is the championship tournament for Senior Female hockey in Western Canada. Five teams from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will compete in each of the Senior A and Senior B categories. In its 55th year, the Western Canadian Shield is the longest running female championship in Canada.

 

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Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers @ The Heritage House

Apr 02, 2016

If you enjoy Dancing to Cowboy Two-step, waltzes, polkas, Schottisches, Fox trots and more come dance to the music of The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers. 7:30 – 10:00 PM at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St., Kamloops, B.C. Members $6.00, Non Members $7.00.

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Spiked Pig Dinners @ Noble Pig Brewhouse

Apr 05, 2016

Spiked Pig Dinner Series is BACK! Tickets are on sale for all 5 dates. $45 including beverage pairing, taxes and grats. This year we are thrilled to be partnering with the hospitality students at TRU and they will be serving the dinners as part of their course. Only 30 seats per dinner. Each dinner will be a different theme. Don't miss out!


Marianas Trench - Never Say Die @ The Sandman Centre Tour

Apr 07, 2016

Kicking off on March 9 in Kingston, ON, the 18-date tour will showcase the hard work and passion put into their latest offering, and promises to be one of their most exciting tours to date. With special guests Walk Off The Earth. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Tickets: $35.00, $49.50, $65.00 (plus applicabe service charges) Reserved Seating.

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The Ultimate Comedy Show @ The Pavillion Theatre

Apr 16, 2016

The Ultimate Comedy Show A variety show consisting of stand-up and improv comedy, featuring some of the best acts in the world… and the most currently available. It’s more than a show, it’s a euphoric interactive entertainment experience. Once you’ve watched this show, you’ll never need to watch comedy again. If this show isn’t the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen, then you've watched it incorrectly. Many types of comedy on a wide range of topics, this show has a little something for everyone; after all, it is “THE ULTIMATE COMEDY SHOW!” This show will change your life…. life change not guaranteed. Tickets available through the Kamloops Live Box Office.

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Rain - A tribute to the Beatles @ Interior Savings Centre

Apr 21, 2016

Loved by their Canadian fans, this tour is like a home-coming for the globally successful group. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

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TRU Music in the Round @ TRU Barber Centre

Apr 23, 2016

Mark your calendars for TRU's 5th Annual Music in the Round, held in the Barber Centre of the House of Learning. Jazz is this year's focus and we're lining up some great acts! Our website will be updated as details emerge: http://www.tru.ca/foundation/events.html

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Saturday Kamloops Farmers' Market @ 200th Block of St. Paul Street

Apr 23, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016

Every Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm. Market runs from April 23, 2016 - October 29, 2016. On St. Paul Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Crafts and home-based businesses in the Stuart Wood school yard.

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John McDermott @ Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre

Apr 24, 2016

Tickets available at Kamloops Live Box Office or www.kamloopslive.ca

$44-$47. Show starts at 7:30pm
 

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CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge

Apr 24, 2016

Boogie the Bridge, presented by the CFJC-TV, is an annual race in Kamloops, with proceeds going to local charities. There's a Mini-Boogie for the kids at 1km, and everything adults want with 5km, 10km or 21km walk or runs. From seasoned runners to beginners, Boogie is a great race to get out and enjoy Kamloops' thriving community spirit. In keeping with the American Rock n' Roll Running Series, Boogie has bands and other entertainment at intervals throughout the race course that hugs the flow of the North Thompson River.

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Fawlty Towers @ The Brownstone

Apr 24, 2016

Join Basil and Sibil at their fictional British hotel for some silly adventures and British cuisine. Join us for dinner theatre with a twist! Tickets available at Brownstone and they sell out quickly! Brought to you by BC Living Arts.

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Western Canada Theatre presents In A Blue Moon @ Pavilion Theatre

Apr 28, 2016 - May 07, 2016

After her dad dies, 6-year-old Frankie and her mom move to an old cottage at Monte Lake for a new start. There they meet Frankie's uncle, Will, a freelance photographer, and a tender love story unfolds over the years between the three as they begin to thread together a new understanding of family. A beautiful new play, starring Kamloops' Anita Wittenberg and her daughter Emma Tow. 

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Baby and Me Art Exploration @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Apr 28, 2016

Ages 3 and under with their parents or guardian, Free. 11:00am - 11:45am

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Harsh Crit @ Kamloops Art Gallery

Apr 28, 2016

6:00pm - 9:00pm. 19+, $5 for members/$10 public

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery

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Wednesday Kamloops Farmers' Market @ 400th Block of Victoria Street

May 04, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016

Every Wednesday 8:00am to 1:00pm. Market runs from May 4, 2016 - October 26, 2016. On Victoria Street, between 4th and 5th Avenue.

   
   

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2016 Kamloops Wine Festival

May 04, 2016 - May 14, 2016

The Kamloops Art Gallery is thrilled to present the Annual Kamloops Wine Festival starting May 4th and culminating with the grand finale of the Consumer Wine Tasting May 14th.  This week is filled with various wine dinners and seminars to please and intrigue the wine palate.  Educational, entertaining and offering a chance to sample what may just become your new favourite wine!

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Bach Flower Remedies for Pets and Their People @ Accent Inns

May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Learn how to use the Bach flower remedies to help the pets and the people in your life. This course provides a solid foundation in the Bach remedy system and the core principles of working both with animals and people, with a special focus on animal behavior and remedy indications.

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Scotiabank MS Walk @ Riverside Park

May 15, 2016

Show your support of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Collect pledges, then run, walk, or roll 2km, 5km, or 10km. Register online at mswalks.ca or call 250-314-0773. The route is fully wheelchair accessible. Makes a great family activity or office team-builder.

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Baby and Me Art Exploration @ Kamloops Art Gallery

May 26, 2016

Ages 3 and under with their parents or guardian, Free. 11:00am - 11:45am

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery.

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Harsh Crit @ Kamloops Art Gallery

May 26, 2016

6:00pm - 9:00pm. 19+, $5 for members/$10 public

For more details please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery

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Western Canada Theatre presents The Velveteen Rabbit @ Pavilion Theatre

May 28, 2016

The Velveteen Rabbit is a joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination. This classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in this wonder-filled production. 

With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

Ages 3-8.

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Western Canada Theatre presents The Velveteen Rabbit @ Pavilion Theatre

Jun 04, 2016

The Velveteen Rabbit is a joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination. This classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in this wonder-filled production. 

With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

Ages 3-8.

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BC Enduro Series West @ Harper Mountain

Jun 05, 2016

A mountain bike exploration and adventure series, thinly disguised as an Enduro Mountain Bike Race. A great weekend to race bikes, and ride new places! For more information, please click on the website link.

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The North Face Dirty Feet Relay @ Kenna Cartwright Park

Jun 12, 2016

6th Annual Dirty Feet mtn bike 6 hour enduro! Ride your bike on the sweet trails in Kenna Cartwright park for 6 hours! June 12, 2016 Get your friends together or join a team and ride in the relay! 12-14km course fun trails, great prizes and beer!! www.dirtyfeet.ca

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding @ The Brownstone

Jun 12, 2016

Opa! There is a wedding in town and the Greeks are taking over. Mind the broken plates! Join us for dinner theatre with a twist! Tickets available at Brownstone and they sell out quickly! Brought to you by BC Living Arts.

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1st Annual Kamloops Komedy Festival @ The Sagebrush Theatre

Jul 07, 2016 - Jul 09, 2016

This is the 1st annual presentation of the Kamloops Komedy Festival. A stand-up comedy festival of some of the industry’s best and brightest comedians from across the United States and Canada. Stay tuned for more details!


Kamloops Marathon @ McArthur Island Park

Jul 24, 2016

Founded and organized by Thompson Rivers University. Choose from 3km, 8km, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay or Marathon. Join us at the Rach Finish Line for food and awards! Register at www.kamloopsmarathon.ca

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Scotiabank MS Bike: Mountain @ Kenna Cartwright Park

Aug 27, 2016

Gear up to end MS with this all-new MS Bike experience. As a cross between mountain biking and orienteering, embark on an epic expedition to earn points with your team while taking on double and single-track beginner-to-intermediate mountain biking trails.

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The North Face Dirt Feet Run @ Sun Peaks Resort

Sep 10, 2016

50km trail run and 2-4 person relay!! Get your teams together and enjoy the sweet mountain trails of Sun Peaks! Great atmosphere, sweet resort setting, awesome draw prizes!. 4 different legs of the race with great views! www.dirtyfeet.ca

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The North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Half @ Sun Peaks Resort

Sep 11, 2016

5km, 10km and 21km trail run on sweet trails with some great views! Join us at Sun Peaks for the 2nd day of running with a distance for everyone! 5km run/walk and kids run! Enjoy the Resort and win some sweet prizes! www.dirtyfeet.ca

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The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run @ Kenna Cartwright Park

Sep 25, 2016

Trail run 5km, 10km or 21km! A distance for everyone in the great Kenna Cartwright Park - sweet trails, great atmosphere, amazing snacks and draw prizes!! Join the fun and enjoy the trails. www.dirtyfeet.ca

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