News from Kamloops

Jan 8, 2015

The 3rd Annual Indoor GranFondo & Family Festival

Kamloops, B.C. – The 3rd Annual Kamloops Indoor GranFondo and Family Festival will again be held on Family Day weekend – Sunday, February 8th. Starting at 10:00 am, come out to enjoy an active day with the kids at the Tournament Capital Centre!

The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo is an epic indoor cycling event to benefit the MS Society of Canada. Participants can ride for up to 6 hours, and may bring their own bike and bike trainer (bicycle stand), or the City of Kamloops has a limited number of free bike trainers and spin bikes available. Participants of the Indoor GranFondo will be treated to exclusive swag, live entertainment, lunch, snacks, a “Warm-Up Mixer” the night before the event and a training plan from Fitness for Mortals. Those who raise $100 will receive an Indoor GranFondo T-shirt.

Registration fees for the 2015 event are $50 and all proceeds go to the MS Society. Register at www.kamloopsgranfondo.ca.

The Family Festival is free to attend, with activities going on all day. There will be a Pacific Sport KidZone with supervised activities such as XploreSportz, wheelchair basketball with the Kamloops Adaptive Sports Association, face painting, an art station with 4Cats Arts Studio, RiverCity Gymnastics Obstacle Course and Princess Party characters, yoga for kids with the Yoga Loft, a science centre with BIG Little Science Centre, community booths, photo booth and more. There is also a free family swim at the Canada Games Pool.

Visit the Indoor GranFondo Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KamloopsIndoorGranFondo. Still not sure what the Indoor GranFondo is all about? See our promotional video at www.youtube.com/TournamentCapital.

There will also be various workshops regarding cycling and sports throughout the day. Stay tuned to the website at www.kamloopsgranfondo.ca for more information.

For online fundraising questions contact Katrina Harding at katrina.harding@mssociety.ca or call the MS Society of Canada, Kamloops and Area Chapter office at 250-314-0773. For all event related inquiries please contact Alex de Chantal at Adechantal@kamloops.ca or call 250-828-3828.

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Media Contact:
Alex de Chantal, Community and Wellness Event Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3828
adechantal@kamloops.ca