News from Kamloops

May 29, 2014

BC Lions Roar into Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. – The BC Lions set return to the Tournament Capital for their 5th consecutive year, with their rookie camp starting today, Thursday, May 29th. The full camp begins Sunday, June 1st and runs until June 19th, from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily.

Two night practices will be open to the public, on Friday, June 6th and Sunday, June 15th, starting at 7:00 pm.

The club has trained in Kamloops since 2010, utilizing the Tournament Capital Centre, Hillside Stadium as well as facilities provided by Thompson Rivers University.

"Kamloops offers a fantastic opportunity for our Training Camp and we're looking forward to another successful start to our season in Kamloops,” commented Neil McEvoy with the BC Lions.

The City of Kamloops and the BC Lions will again hold a Fanfest for the public. Fanfest will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Hillside Stadium on Sunday, June 8th. The Lions will host a practice as well as a clinic, and offer interviews and autograph opportunities. For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable games, prizes and more.

The BC Lions Football Club is British Columbia’s most successful professional sports organization with six Grey Cup titles to their credit: 1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2011. Drawing on pride, decades of tradition, passion and a spirit of excellence, the BC Lions Football Club seeks to touch the lives of our community in a positive way and is dedicated to serving partners, sponsors, and fans.

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Media Contact:

Sean Smith, Acting Business Operations Supervisor & Tournament Capital Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3552
ssmith@kamloops.ca

Jamie Cartmell Director, Communications
BC Lions Football Club
604-930-5467 or 778-558-0761