March 14, 2016
Active Living is Green Living!
Kamloops, B.C. - Spring is just around the corner, and the City of Kamloops encourages you to get active outside! The Spring/Summer Activity Guide is out – and new this year are a variety of Active Living programs designed to get children ages 0 and up active outside with nature in mind.
New this year for the kids:
Try out the Outdoor Adventures half-day camp, for ages 3 to 6, taking place the first three weeks in July. Mornings will be spent in Peterson Creek exploring and learning from the environment.
On June 4th, create a magical fairy garden, with miniature plants and accessories in our Fairy Fairy Gardens program for ages 6 to 8. Just add imagination and a sprinkle of fairy dust for the perfect miniature fairy planter.
For the older children, the City is offering a Mountain Bike Pre-Season Skills Clinic for kids aged 10 to 14 years on May 29th. Taking place on real trails, participants will work on the basics of mountain biking, including braking, riding uphill and downhill, gear changes, and improving stability.
There are new programs for the grown-ups too:
Green up that Green Thumb and learn how to be a better and more eco-aware gardener with gardening workshops. See pages 43-44 of Activity Guide for a variety of programs. New this year are three workshops focusing conserving water, working with the weeds in your garden/yard and growing multiple yields. And once you’ve grown it, learn to cook it and keep it with cooking classes focusing on canning, preserving and pickling.
Thursdays this spring, the City invites you to explore our parks with interpretive hikes. Bring your questions, sense of adventure, and water on these hikes to learn about the history and the flora and fauna while exploring Kamloops local parks.
Starting May 2nd for four weeks, the City is offering an introductive to mountain biking, with a focus on using basic skills to ride green trails. This program will also improve confidence off-road.
Check out all the programs the City has to offer this spring and summer by visiting our Activity Guide online at www.kamloops.ca/activityguide.
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Kelly MacDonald, Active Living Coordinator
City of Kamloops