November 21, 2011

2 Peoples, 2 Rivers, 200 Years ~ Commemorative Art Competition

Kamloops, B.C. – The Kamloops Museum has been a part of the community since 1937, celebrating and showcasing our fascinating, local history. In 2010, the Kamloops Children's Museum was unveiled and founded on the belief that learning can be fun and engaging for children and adults alike. The Museum also believes that history can be displayed and interpreted through a variety of methods including visual, manual, interactive, and creative. 2012 marks 200 years of shared history between the local First Nations group, the Secwepemc, and non-Natives living in the area.

In celebration of this milestone, the Kamloops Museum & Archives is hosting an art competition called "2 Peoples, 2 Rivers, 200 Years – Commemorative Art Competition". This competition is open to elementary and high school students in the Kamloops area.

Contest rules, submission details and entry forms can be viewed at www.kamloops.ca/museum. All entry forms must be submitted by 4:00 pm, January 10th, 2012 to the Museum. All submitted artwork must be delivered to the Museum by February 1st, 2012.

Contest winners will be announced on March 1st, 2012 by 3:00 pm. All artwork will be displayed inside the Museum from February 1st to December 15th, 2012.

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Media Contacts:
Melissa Baker, Museum Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3493
mbaker@kamloops.ca