News from Kamloops

May 24, 2016

BC Lions Ready for Training Camp 2016

Kamloops, B.C. - The BC Lions, under returning Head Coach Wally Buono (who is also the VP of Football Operations and GM) return to Kamloops for their 7th consecutive Spring Training Camp.  Rookie camp runs from May 26th - May 28th, with Full Camp beginning Sunday, May 29th until June 16th. For a complete list of practice times, visit

One night practice takes place on Monday, June 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and fans are encouraged to come out.

The club has trained in Kamloops since 2010, utilizing the facilities at the Tournament Capital Centre, Hillside Stadium and Thompson Rivers University.  Currently, the Lions are confirmed to run Training Camp in Kamloops through 2017.

“Continuing to make our training camp home here in the scenic surroundings of Kamloops for the past six seasons has been an unrivaled experience in our league. The backdrop of this beautiful city is surpassed only by its warm hospitality and outstanding facilities and we are delighted to be back for a seventh consecutive year.”

The City of Kamloops and the BC Lions hold the annual Fanfest event, an opportunity for fans from all around to meet the players and coaching staff.  New this year, Fanfest will take place in the evening on Saturday, June 4th from 5:00 to 9:30 at Hillside Stadium. The Lions will run through a practice / scrimmage (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm) as well as a clinic, provide interviews and autograph opportunities. For the kids there will be face painting, inflatable games, prizes and more. The night will conclude with a fireworks celebration sponsored by BCLC.

The BC Lions Football Club is British Columbia’s most successful professional sports organization with five 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 Contacts:

Sean Smith, Tournament Capital Coordinator
City of Kamloops

Jamie Cartmell Director, Communications
BC Lions Football Club
604-930-5469 or 778-558-0761

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