Museum Exhibition - Powder Keg, Downhill Ski Culture in Kamloops

Release date: 
January 11, 2018

Kamloops, BC – Please join us on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 5:30PM for the opening of Powder Keg, Downhill Ski Culture in Kamloops. This exhibition explores the people, places, and principles that shape the culture of skiing in Kamloops.
Arriving on the 50th anniversary of Senator Nancy Greene Raine’s Olympic gold medal win in Grenoble, the display will include a feature on Ms. Greene Raine and her achievements, along with profiles of some of the many notable figures that have shaped Kamloops’ ski culture. Objects, photos, and stories about local ski hills—operating and obsolete—will link to games and materials from local ski traditions such as the annual Sun Peaks Top to Bottom Race and Velocity Challenge. 
Known for high speeds and deep, dry snow, Kamloops has a unique ski culture that will play host to the 40th BC Games, February 22-25, 2018. It will be the city’s first return to the role since the inaugural Winter Games in 1979.
Join us for light, fluffy fun and deep insights into this defining element of Kamloops culture as we usher in an early spring of high-speed excitement.


Media Contacts:
Matt Macintosh
Museum Curator
City of Kamloops

Keely Bland
Museum Educator
City of Kamloops