News from Kamloops

July 27, 2012

Call to young artists and writers to make history

Kamloops, B.C. - The Kamloops Museum and Archives is compiling artwork and essays by Kamloops youth to be published in a new book titled "A Children's History of Kamloops" in commemoration of Kamloops' Bicentennial.

The Museum is currently looking for youth under 18 to apply their chosen topic to be included in this publication. Local history topics include, but not limited to: the establishment of the fur trade in Kamloops; or the lives and importance of John Fremont-Smith or Chief Nicola; or a story about your very own family's link to Kamloops history. Submissions can be of any size, using paint, wax crayon or felt markers, with a 100 to 500 word written description and/or essay accompanying the artwork on their chosen, approved topic.

Children's History of Kamloops       Draft layout of Children's History of Kamloops

Interested participants need to contact the Museum Educator at 250-828-3493 prior to choosing a topic to avoid duplication or redundancy. Possible submission topics need to be in by August 8th, 2012. Approved topics will be due by August 17th. Only pre-approved topics will be included in the book. Selected entries will be published in a Bicentennial children's book coming out this fall. Visit www.kamloops.ca/museum for more details. Be a part of history today!

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