June 8, 2011

The BC Lions Fan Fest returns to Kamloops!

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops in partnership with the BC Lions Football Club are hosting the 'BC Lions Fan Fest' day this upcoming Sunday, June 12th and are inviting fans of all ages to join in on the festivities.

Fan Fest will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hillside Stadium. Fans will have the opportunity to catch the Lions in action during their practice as well the chance to meet the players during an autograph/photograph session immediately afterwards.

Additionally, the Lions will be conducting a clinic for Kamloops Minor Football players and participating in interviews on the main stage. Fans will enjoy live entertainment throughout the event, including performances by the Felions (BC Lions cheerleaders) and a chance to meet Leo the Lion.

Other activities include inflatable games, face painting, prize draws and more. Local talent Swing Cat Bounce will be playing live, and make sure to pick up some Lions gear at merchandise tent to be entered into a draw to win tickets to a BC Lions game! Food and beverage services will be available including a BBQ lunch, put on by Kamloops Lions Paddlewheelers, with proceeds going to Kamloops Minor Football.

New this year is the addition of a Night Practice on Monday, June 20th, that the public is welcome to attend. Players will be available for autographs starting at 6:30 p.m. with the practice going from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information or to review the agenda, visit the city’s website at www.bclions.com.

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Media Contact:
Sean Smith, Tournament Capital Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3552
ssmith@kamloops.ca