News from Kamloops

May 27, 2015

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 5th Annual BC Lions Fanfest day, presented by BC Egg, this upcoming Sunday, June 7th 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 a multitude of entertainment, including performances by the Felions (BC Lions cheerleaders) and a chance to meet Leo the Lion.

“Kamloops is our home away from home for training camp so it gives us great pleasure to bring Fanfest to the city of Kamloops again this year,” said Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations for the BC Lions. “Fanfest is all about embracing the community and interacting with the fans, so come on out and meet the 2015 BC Lions! We look forward to seeing you at Fanfest on June 7th.”

Other activities include inflatable games, face painting and more. Make sure to pick up some 2015 Lions gear at the merchandise tent! There will be free hot dogs from Premium Brands, or both Kamloops Lions Paddlewheelers and local food truck Eats Amore will have lunch available for purchase 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