News from Kamloops

October 3, 2012

BCMA Conference to Close with Secwépemc Event

Kamloops, B.C. - The Kamloops Museum is hosting this year's British Columbia Museums Association Conference, which is scheduled from October 17th to the 20th. Delegates come from all over British Columbia and represent a cross section of the provinces' vibrant community of museums, art galleries and heritage sites. The conference theme is Rendezvous - "All Together Now" which underlines the need of the heritage and arts sector to meet and exchange ideas and strategize for the future.

Building on the success of the 2012 Bicentennial event, the Kamloops Museum and the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc have partnered once again to commemorate their shared history, by closing the conference with an event at the Secwépemc Museum and Heritage Park on Saturday, October 20th.

The event will include guided tours of the Secwépemc Museum; a tour of the heritage park including performances in traditional pit houses; a tour of the residential school; and interactive performances by the Sagehill drummers and dancers in the completely renovated 'Moccasin Square Gardens', the wall-to-wall cedar gym. Finish off the day with a gourmet feast of locally caught salmon.

The event is open to the public at a cost of $35, which includes admission, entertainment and lunch. Registration is available at www.museumsassn.bc.ca, as well as by cash or cheque at the Kamloops Museum.

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Media Contact:
Elisabeth Duckworth, Museum Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3577
educkworth@kamloops.ca