News from Kamloops

June 4, 2014

Come out to see the Pride of BC!

Kamloops, B.C. – – The City of Kamloops, in partnership with the BC Lions Football Club, are hosting the 4th Annual BC Lions Fanfest day, presented by BG Egg, this upcoming Sunday, June 8th and are inviting fans of all ages to join in on the festivities.

Fanfest will take place from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Hillside Stadium. The Lions will be in action during their practice from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, followed by an autograph session at 3:15 pm. Additionally, the Lions will be conducting a football clinic from 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm, offering local kids aged 6 - 13 a chance to learn from the pros! The Lions will also be participating in interviews throughout the day. Fans will enjoy entertainment throughout the event, including performances by the Felions (BC Lions cheerleaders) and a chance to meet Leo the Lion.

“We are excited to bring Fanfest to the City of Kamloops again this year,” said Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations for the BC Lions. “This is a tremendous opportunity for us to interact with and thank the fans, so come on out and meet the 2014 BC Lions! We look forward to seeing you at Fanfest on June 8th.”

Other activities include inflatable games, face painting and more. Make sure to pick up some 2014 Lions gear at the merchandise tent! Food and beverage services will be available including a BBQ lunch put on by Kamloops Lions Paddlewheelers, and local food truck Eats Amore will be on site, with proceeds going to Kamloops Community Football.

For more information or to review the agenda, visit the City’s website at

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Media Contact:
Alex de Chantal, Community and Wellness Event Coordinator
City of Kamloops