News from Kamloops

March 27, 2012

Kamloops Announced as a Semi-finalist in the Live Right Now Challenge

Kamloops, B.C. - CBC announced Kamloops as a semi-finalist in the Live Right Now cross Canada challenge. Kamloops came in number one in all of BC with the most points awarded based on the participation from its Facebook members.

As a semi-finalist we have been asked to do one more challenge: create an event that proves we are the Live Right Now Capital of Canada! The timing couldn't be better with the upcoming 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay. The TCC Ambassadors will be hosting an interactive booth at the Rick Hansen festivities taking place at the Tournament Capital Centre on Thursday, March 29th promoting the Live Right Now challenge. They will have healthy activities to participate in and Live Right Now prizes to give away.

Residents are encouraged to stop by the Live Right Now booth as well share their photos and videos of the festivities on Facebook and/or Twitter.

The winning community will be announced on Friday, April 13th and will be rewarded with a natural playground valued at more than $100,000! The Canadian Wildlife Federation has teamed up with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds and Parks Canada to custom design and build a natural playground that will reflect the natural heritage of the nearest national park.

Kamloops is one step closer to becoming the Live Right Now Capital of Canada and with the support of its residents, Kamloops will be able to acquire another park for the community!

Visit www.cbc.ca/liverightnow for more information.

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Media Contact:
Alex de Chantal, Recreation Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3828
adechantal@kamloops.ca