News from Kamloops

June 20, 2012

Light up the Loops!

Kamloops, B.C. - On July 1st at Heritage House in Riverside Park, the Kamloops Arts Council's Lumière Lantern Parade is set to light up the Loops for its fifth year!

Everyone from artists to non-artists, groups to individuals of all ages is invited to create their own outstanding lantern, with the chance of winning a $500 grand prize.

No time to make a lantern in advance? Local artist Kathleen Raven will offer a free lantern workshop from 7:00 to 9:00 pm beside the bandshell at Riverside Park. At 9:00 pm at Heritage House a team of judges will assess the lanterns and award the $500 grand prize.

Smaller prizes will also be awarded for Best Workshop Lantern and Best Child's Lantern (age 12 or under).

The lantern procession will begin at 10:00 pm, just before the Canada Day fireworks. Extra lanterns will be on hand, so anyone without their own lantern can still come join in the procession.

Lumière is a flame-free event. Safe illumination ideas include LEDs, battery-operated candles and glowsticks.

Lumière is hosted by the Kamloops Arts Council, with support from Celebrate Canada, BC Arts Council, the City of Kamloops and the Downtown Echo.

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Media Contact:
Kathy Sinclair, Manager
Kamloops Arts Council
250-372-7323

Cara Graden, Arts, Culture and Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3611
cgraden@kamloops.ca