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OUTDOOR POOL PUBLIC SWIM SCHEDULE 2013 CITY OF KAMLOOPS • AQUATICS

| Administration: 250.828.3655 | www.kamloops.ca/swim

BROCK POOL 2470 FLEETWOOD AVE. 250.554.1747

McDONALD POOL 262 KING STREET 250.554.2254

June 2 - 30 Monday - Friday 3-8 pm Saturday & Sunday 1-8 pm

June 2 - 30 Monday - Friday 3-8 pm Saturday & Sunday 1-8 pm

July 2 - August 25 Monday - Friday 1-4 pm & 6-8 pm Saturday & Sunday 1-8 pm

July 2 - August 27 Monday - Sunday 1-8 pm

August 26 - September 1 M onday - S unday 1 6p m Monday Sunday 1-6 pm

August 26 - September 1 Monday - Sunday 1-6 pm

SUMMER

SWIM LESSONS We offer swim lessons at our outdoor and indoor pools for all ages. Pick up a hot sheet at the pools for details or visit kamloops.ca/swim

INDOOR POOLS Canada Games Aquatic Centre 910 McGill Road 250.828.3655 Westsyde Pool & Community Centre 859 Bebek Road 250.828.3616

SPECIAL EVENTS Enjoy a swim and have some fun! Each week the lifeguards organize creative activities and games.

BROCK POOL: Thunderstruck Thursdays 1-4pm

McDONALD POOL: Twisted Tuesdays 1-4pm

For more information or for the Public Swim Schedule, visit us on the web at www.kamloops.ca/swim CASH ONLY. POOLS CLOSED ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

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THE TOURNAMENT CAPITAL IS

COOKING Stock up on napkins and plan your appetite now as a delicious summer is on its way to Kamloops. Ribfest makes its return to Riverside Park in August following last summer’s inaugural edition, which blew away the expectations of even the most-optimistic prognosticators. Based on its success, don’t be surprised if the world eating championships one day sets its dinner table right here in Kamloops. It would, of course, fit in with that for which we are known across North America — being Canada’s Tournament Capital. It’s not only sports — with the plethora of fields, tracks, ice, hills, pools, lakes and just about anything else related to competitions — that is part of the Tournament Capital recipe. It is also cultural and recreational conferences of all types that bring to Kamloops a diverse cross-section of visitors. The city’s vast, rugged landscape provides the perfect setting for those looking to explore by hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. This year, Kamloops will host the 2013 BC Seniors’ Games, which follows on the heels of the city hosting the massive Western Canada Summer Games in 2011. This year should be as busy as 2012. With 110 events and 25,843 participants, the Tournament Capital Program in 2012 had an economic impact of $11,395,750, according to the city, not factoring in eventhosting costs. Most notable in 2012 were the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association Soccer Cup and the Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament, both of which generated about $1.75 million and brought more than 4,000 visitors to Kamloops. The city also hosted the Slo Pitch Provincials at the new Tournament Capital Ranch in Rayleigh, an event that added $675,000 to city coffers. As well, the B.C. Lions continue to call Kamloops home for their June training camp.

The Canadian Football League team, along with last year’s visit by the Team China National Short Track Speed Skating program, pumped close to $500,000 into the local economy. In this indispensable resource we call the Kamloops Vacation Guide 2013, you will find exciting and unique-toKamloops ways to discover the area — sports- and non-sportsrelated With more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, you’ll want to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather — and you don’t need to be a high-calibre athlete to do so. Fast-paced and thrilling adventure exists for those with a desire to burn some energy. Explore the endless network of single-track trails on a mountain bike or plunge down the rapids while whitewater rafting. Slow things down by hiking in the sagebrush-dotted hills, golfing on many of the championship courses or visiting one of the numerous city pools. For more of a leisurely paced adventure, check out the downtown core. With its cobblestone sidewalks, restored heritage buildings, grand shade trees, museum, library and art galleries, downtown Kamloops offers an exciting ambiance for all. The streets are lined with sidewalk cafés and eclectic restaurants and events are plentiful. Take in farmers’ markets downtown and in North Kamloops, the Hot Nite in the City car show, Music in the Park, Bizarre Bazaar, theatre and movies in the parks and other exciting festivals and events. Elsewhere in this publication, learn about the history of Kamloops and the region. Whether you are a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, keep this guide as your personal road map for exploring Kamloops and the area. We invite you to let loose and just play!


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AMLOOPSIANS ARE PROUD OF THEIR CITY AND WILL SHOW IT OFF AS OFTEN AS THEY CAN. Kamloops is the second-largest city in the Interior of British Columbia, home to 86,500 residents. Accessible by three major B.C. highways, the city is among the warmest in Canada and boasts world-class sporting facilities and recreational experiences. The city is affordable and visitors and residents can enjoy some inexpensive getaways, such as golf or skiing from about $89 per day. Here are some reasons to enjoy Kamloops: • Warmest summers: Average temperature of 27.2 C from June to August. • Most parks: The area is home to 84 parks, which puts it at the top of the list for all of B.C. • Kamloops’ mild, dry four-season climate means visitors can enjoy summer and winter activities. • The Tournament Capital gets 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and only 270 millimetres of rain. • The average snowfall is 86 centimetres (33.86 inches) in the city area and up to 559 centimetres (17 feet) at nearby Sun Peaks, Canada’s third-largest ski resort. • Usually, the city ranks No. 1 in Canada for hottest

summers, No. 2 for warmest springs, driest city and most sunny days in warm months, 11th for warmest year-round, 13th for mildest winter and 14th for most sunny days.

Central location Kamloops is located right in the heart of British Columbia’s Interior and is accessible by train, plane and automobile. From Kamloops, it is a 3.5-hour drive to Vancouver, six hours to Calgary and eight hours to Edmonton. Air Canada Jazz, WestJet and Central Mountain Airlines service the city, taking people anywhere from the Coast to Prince George to Calgary — all of which open up the world to travellers. The Rocky Mountaineer Railtour and VIA Rail trains make stops in the city.

Meetings/conventions Kamloops is becoming a choice destination for organizations holding major conferences. The city offers 16 convention facilities, ranging in size from 816 square feet to more than 48,000 square feet. X See SPORTS Page 6

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Sports is front and centre X From Page 4

There are also five major destination resorts in the Kamloops area and 10 other hotels with meeting facilities.

Tournament Capital of Canada True to its moniker of Canada’s Tournament Capital, visitors and residents can find a tournament every weekend in Kamloops. This year, the city will host more than 100 tournaments, including the Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament in August, which draws dozens of teams from across Western Canada. Some of the facilities the city has built include a 35,000-square-foot fieldhouse complete with indoor running track, an Olympic-sized hockey rink, championship soccer stadium with 500 seats, a soccer facility for tournaments, 12 baseball diamonds and a 1,500-seat baseball park.

The Kamloops Bike Ranch provides challenging trails for BMXers.

Vavenby Trail Rides Trail Rides with a Difference!

The Shook Ranch Vavenby, BC 1.2 km past the Vavenby Bridge Visit our website at: vavenbytrailrides.ca Email: info@vavenbytrailrides.ca

250.676.9598

SWIM - FISH - RELAX Clean comfortable two bedroom, full bath waterfront cabins with kitchens one bedroom cabins with kitchens, bath with shower also available RV park with hookups

2488 Harper Ranch Road, Pinantan Lake, BC pinantanlake@lakecable.tv • www.pinantanlake.bc.ca 250-573-3534 • Fax: 250-573-3540 • 1-866-882-8826

BISHOP DANCE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: Summer Dancin’ 2 013 Two 5-day programs July 8-12 & August 12-16 Classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Lyrical & Hip Hop. Special classes for Preschool ages 3-5 and Beginner to Intermediate dancers ages 5-14. Also taking booking for private vocal coaching, private dance coaching and choreography - contact us for more information. www.bishopdance.com | info@bishopdance.com | 250.828.7137 1417B Lorne Street East, Kamloops B.C. V2C 1X3


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Re-live the 1860’s Gold Rush & Native History • Kekuli, Teepee and Cabin rentals • Shower and Washroom Facilities • Gift Shop & Licensed Restaurant • Lots of Open Unserviced Campsites • Guided tours of the Roadhouse & Shuswap Village • Powered RV Sites • Stagecoach rides • Guided trail rides on horseback

Open daily from May 1st to September 30th For more information or to receive an information package call toll free 1.800.782.0922

HISTORIC HAT CREEK RANCH Junction of Hwy. 97 & 99, PO Box 878, Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0 Tel: 250-457-9722 Fax: 250-457-9311 contact@hatcreekranch.cB • www.hatcreekranch.ca

REVELSTOKE, BC

www.skytrekadventurepark.com • 1-866-944-9744 HIGH ROPES COURSE • KIDS TREE ADVENTURE • JUNGLE GYM • ADVENTURE TOWER

REVELSTOKE, BC

www.enchantedforestbc.com • 1-866-944-9744 CASTLE & PADDLEBOATS • BC’S TALLEST TREEHOUSE • WETLAND & BOARDWALK • FAIRYTALE FIGURINES


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Rivers run through it With more than 1,000 lakes and three rivers running through the Kamloops region, the only problem a canoe or kayak enthusiast will have is deciding on which stretch of water to spend the day. For a leisurely paddle, try one of the 200 lakes within an hour’s drive of Kamloops or the smooth waters of the South Thompson River, which are sure to please. For the more adventurous out there, the Thompson, Adams and Clearwater rivers ensure whitewater spills and thrills. If you’re looking for a true wilderness experience, try an overnight trip in Wells Gray Park. Following are a few suggestions:

Clearwater-Azure

South Thompson River

The mighty river

The South Thompson River has a gentle current, carrying you toward the downtown core and on to scenic Kamloops Lake. Great views of the Thompson Valley, wildlife and, if you time it right, an unbelievable smooth ride on the glass-like surface awaits. Directions: You can access the South Thompson River from Pioneer Park, located off Lorne Street in downtown Kamloops.

Located in Wells Gray Provincial Park, the Clearwater-Azure Lakes is an easy circuit trip suitable for novice and intermediate paddlers. This 96kilometre return trip will take about four or five days. Camping is allowed at designated sites only. This is a nice, safe paddling trip, but stay close to shore and watch for storm squalls and winds. Directions: The boat launch is at the south end of Clearwater Lake, 71 kilometres from Highway 5. The road is paved for 43 kilometres, with a further 28 kilometres of well-maintained gravel road leading to the boat launch.

“At the town of Clearwater, the North Thompson River is joined by one of the most spectacular tributaries of the Fraser system. Clearwater River is the culmination of an incredible concentration of waterfalls, rapids and chutes, probably the greatest in B.C. It is a world of whitewater and blue lakes protected by one of the province’s largest and finest parks, Wells Gray.” Excerpt from The Mighty River by Richard Bocking

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This season, share the joy and relaxation of fishing with your kids. Or introduce a friend to the sport. Before you go, check out the latest stocking reports, pick up tips from the pros and learn how to get your licence at gofishbc.com


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Knouff Lake Camping Resort A Year Round Facility for Sportsmen & Vacationers

CAMPSITES

DAILY W/HOOKUP - $30 DAILY NO HOOKUP - $20 SANI DUMP - $8 DAY RATES $5/DAY PER PERSON HIKING, SWIMMING OR PICNICKING

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LAKEFRONT

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LAKEVIEW

526 sq.ft., suitable for 7 persons 1 double beds, 6 singles

REDWOOD

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ROYAL

509 sq.ft., suitable for 7 persons Double bed, 6 singles

KINGS

511 sq.ft., suitable for 8 persons Double bed, 8 bunks

HILLTOP

332 sq.ft., suitable for 4 persons 2 double beds

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Nestled in beautiful forest-covered mountains, Knouff Lake is an ideal place for fishing or hunting, or to spend a vacation. While readily reached by motor roads, it is far enough away to offer restful seclusion. Here, one feels the potent lure and enchantment of Canada’s vast virgin wilderness. Freedom from formality forms the basis upon which real recreation is built.

CHARMING ENVIRONMENT Days are just the right warmth… Nights are always cool and sleep inducing… The air is fresh and exhilarating… Deep green grass, riotous with brilliant flowers, carpets the forest isles… Wild berries are abundant. The waters of Knouff Lake are warm enough to make swimming enjoyable, yet cool enough to be invigorating. Boats and all accommodations are furnished at most reasonable rates.

FISHING & HUNTING Knouff Lake is a veritable fisherman’s paradise. Kamloops trout, a distinct species famous for their great size and fighting qualities, test the skill of the sportsman to the utmost and furnish a never-to-be-forgotten thrill before they are landed. Individual fish weighing from 2lbs and up, are regularly taken on the rod. The country around Knouff Lake abounds in game of all kinds. The lodge affords excellent headquarters for hunters.

WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE

Lamberton’s Knouff Lake Resort

Lamberton’s Knouff Lake Resort

40 MINUTES NORTH OF KAMLOOPS • 9608 KNOUFF LAKE ROAD PH: 250-578-8155 • TOLL FREE: 1-888-562-0555 • FAX: 250-578-8683 WWW.KNOUFFLAKE.COM


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LOVE IT! The Kamloops Tennis Centre, 758 Front St., is busy virtually every day as soon as the mercury starts to reach into the high teens, providing plenty of opportunity for players to show how much they love the sport.

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Gem of the Shuswap ...

THE ADAMS RIVER

Experience best when riding at Stake, Inks lakes Located 25 minutes south of Kamloops, these 45 kilometres of marked trails are great for family rides. Inks Lake is also a popular riding area with locals and visitors and is suitable for more-experienced riders. Directions to Stake Lake: Take Exit 366 from Highway 1/Highway 5 in Kamloops and follow Lac Le Jeune Road south. Park near Stake Lake. Trails are to your right. Directions to Inks Lake: Take Exit 355 on the Coquihalla Highway, 10 minutes from Kamloops, or take Lac Le Jeune Road.

Nestled in the trees between Adams and Shuswap Lakes lies this pristine river which is fully protected within the boundaries of Roderick-Haig Brown Provincial Park. Haig-Brown, an avid fisherman and conservationist, had the foresight to protect this valuable but fragile resource. The Pacific Sockeye Salmon industry depends heavily on the Adams River, as it has the largest Sockeye spawning population in the world. Heavy use of the river for transporting logs was decimating the salmon stocks. Thanks to conservation efforts the Sockeye return every fall to spawn; most prevalent every four years when the river teems with over 2 million red colored fish.

Experience golfing in one of the most scenic areas in the world, surrounded by mountain peaks & Canadian wilderness.

Lacarya Golf Course & RV Park

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9 Hole, Par 70, Slope 113 • A true recreational course Meticulously groomed Golf Course Challenge to advanced players & pleasure for beginners Suited for tournaments up to 80 players Licensed clubhouse & NEW MENU!

STAY & PLAY AT LACARYA • RV Packages to Singles or Groups • Stay and Play packages: $100.00 per day/night with 2 person occupancy, this includes power cart. Taxes not included.

• Unlimited play with power cart • Water & power sites available • Sani-dump available • Tenting allowed

Just 5 km. south of Clearwater 1.866.522.2792 • www.wellsgraygolf.com

The Adams River is also a wonderful playground for whitewater enthusiasts. Keep in mind though, that while the many sweepers and logjams are ideal for spawning beds, they pose a dangerous hazard to the inexperienced. The class II and III rapids offer great fun for kayakers and rafters. In summer the water is warm and inviting. The nozzle like “Gorge” is always a rush! For family adventure don’t miss an Adams River raft trip. Looking for more excitement? Adams River Rafting, Canada’s original cataraft company, offers trips with their exclusive pontoon style catarafts. Adams River Rafting has been operating since1983.

For up to date river info:

250.955-2447 adamsriverrafting.com


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City boasts rich cultural base Those looking for the cultural side of Kamloops don’t have to go too far. Kamloops has a rich cultural heritage that ranges from art to theatre to First Nations history. Here is a look at what the city has to offer.

Kamloops Art Gallery The Kamloops Art Gallery is located in downtown Kamloops and boasts the largest permanent art collection in the Interior, with more than 1,700 pieces. It also features a gallery store, hosts special events and offers programs for children and adults who want to explore their artistic side. Location: 101-465 Victoria St.

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Some say there is nothing like experiencing live orchestral music — and Kamloops can provide that experience. From September to May, the KSO offers live music by composers from around the world and in a range of styles. Performances are held at the 710-seat Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 Ninth Ave., and the Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.

Kamloops Firehall Museum The City of Kamloops Fire Rescue service has created a

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PLAY Super fun out-of-water activities: Water Fun Fiesta Groovy Art Mad Science Cardboard Boat Races

museum that showcases the 118-year history of firefighting in Kamloops. Location: 1205 Summit Dr.

Kamloops Museum and Archives With three floors of permanent and changing exhibits, visitors can discover the history of this Wild West town. Exhibits here include: The local Secwepemc nation, early fur traders, the Gold Rush and gold seekers, cattle ranchers, paddlewheelers and railway construction, the coming of permanent settlers and the making of a frontier town. Tours include informal or formal guided museum tours. Also featured is the Children’s Museum (above), the first of its kind in B.C. The museum also offers a self-guided walking tour, while bicycle tours and cemetery tours are available. X See CELEBRATE Page 13

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July 2-5 July 8-12

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July 29-Aug 2

HALF-DAY 9:00 am - 12:30 pm $120 FULL-DAY 9:00 am - 4:30 pm $220 Fully certified instructors & staff

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The Kamloops Museum and Archives is located at the corner of Second Avenue and Seymour Street in the bright gold building. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays closing at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for youth. Location: 207 Seymour St.

Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park In order to experience the cultural history of the First Nations people of this area, a visit to the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park is in order. The museum exhibits incorporate the oral history and legends of the Secwepemc People, along with historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts. Also on display are birch canoes, summer mat lodge and exhibits on hunting, fishing, clothing, games, food gathering and cooking. Heritage Park is located on the banks of the South Thompson River on a 12-acre property and is a complement to the museum. History comes alive at the Kamloops Museum and Archives.

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Visit One of the Largest Mining Operations in the World!

Highland Valley Copper Mine Tours Tours offered three days a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm Starting May 23 & Ending August 23

or stop by our Annual Open House • Monday August 5th Regular Mine Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours Children under the age of 12 are The guided bus tour showcases not permitted on the daily tours. various interest points of the mine site and includes a video presentation. CALL AHEAD to reserve your seat. Space is limited HVC is an industrial setting, casual to a maximum of 20 persons per tour. dress is recommended: pants, runners, Tour time: 1 pm and no open toed footwear.

Reserve Your FREE Tour Today 250-523-3802 Hwy 97C Logan Lake, BC

Monday, August 5th, 2013 Is our Family Day Open House

Open to all ages with some age restrictions on various tours, the Open House is a day showcasing many aspects of the mine including ¿ve different types of tours, many displays and family entertainment

Open House Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


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Sheridan Lake Bed & Breakfast: A Hidden Gem in Paradise Sheridan Lake Bed and Breakfast is only an hour, 45 minute drive from Kamloops. Sheridan Lake is one of the many lakes located along the famous Fishing Highway 24!

Spacious living area including elegant ensuite bathroom with jetted shower and separate soakertub. A well-appointed kitchenette offering all the necessities. Beautiful country king feather bed on main and queen feather bed in cozy “sleeping” loft. The B&B is a quiet adult retreat to relax and enjoy all year round! It’s a completely smoke-free environment. Enjoy the pristine lake for swimming, boating and winter sports. Excellent trophy fishing, miles of nature trails…plus much much more! “Rest, Relax and Enjoy”!!

Enjoy a wonderful 5 star experience while staying in a luxury lakeshore B&B suite at the water’s edge on world famous Sheridan Lake, BC. Experience nature at its best in a South facing suite right on the lake with spectacular views. Gourmet breakfast served daily in the privacy of the suite. There is also a convenient private outside entrance, large lakeside courtyard and personal dock.

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Sheridan Lake is located in British Columbia’s Cariboo Country, near Lone Butte, east of the community of 100 Mile House. The lake is about 14.4 kilometres (9 miles) long and 8 kilometres (5 miles) wide, with a surface area of 1659 hectares. It is located at an elevation of 1150 metres (3600 feet) with an average depth of 7.6 metres (25 feet) and a maximum depth of 35 metres (115 feet). This crystal clear lake is fed by underground springs and is abundant with aquatic life and big trout. THINGS TO KNOW: Fishing licenses can be obtained at the local resort – www.sheridanlake.com Pontoon and fishing boat rentals are available – www.sheridanlakerentals.ca Casual fine dining at Marcel’s Cafe – www.marcelsboulevardcafe.com

“5 Star Quality”, open year round, private outside entrance, large lakeside courtyard and dock with personal firepit, private luxury ensuite bathroom. Full kitchenette with BBQ, Fireplace, Flat-screen TV/DVD with satellite, In-suite computer with free wifi ~ plus much, much more...

www.naturesdoorstep.com inquiry@naturesdoorstep.com 250.593.4450


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Gardens highlight ecosystems X From Page 13

A one-kilometre stretch of trail leads visitors through the remains of a 2,000-year-old Shuswap winter village site, four reconstructed winter pit houses and a summer village. The village features a tule mat lodge, hunting lean-to, fish drying rack, fish trap, smoke house and traditional plant foods.

The Ethnobotanical Gardens The Secwepemc Ethnobotanical Gardens are located in Heritage Park and are divided into five zones, each representing a different ecosystem found within the Secwepemc territory. Interpretive signs located at each garden describe the ecosystem in which the plants grow naturally. Location: 311-355 Yellowhead Hwy.

Chilcotin Holidays Hiking – Fishing – Mountain Biking – Horseback Riding

Four-Season Wilderness Guest Ranch located in the sunny south Chilcotin Mountains Park, 4.5 hours north of Vancouver and 2 hours north of Whistler, 4 hours west of Kamloops, 2 hours from Lillooet. Customized adventures within our 5000 sq. km guide territory includes guest ranch stays, grizzly viewing, horse pack trips, wilderness guide training, hiking, fly-fishing and winter adventures. Customized wilderness adventures based out of our ranch and permanent alpine camps. Licensed guides and sure-footed Cayuse horses. Our all inclusive adventures are suited for novice to advanced. adventures@chilcotinholidays.com | www.chilcotinholidays.com

SPECTACULAR, INDESCRIBABLE, UNFORGETTABLE! For more information please contact us at: Gun Creek Road, Gold Bridge, BC V0K 1P0

Phone 250.238.2274 • Fax: 250.238.2241


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Wineries

North Shuswap

Enjoy award-winning wines on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake! Open daily throughout the summer! 2319 Beguelin Road, Celista 250-955-8600 www.celistawine.com

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Of the Shuswap

The Shuswap spirit may also be discovered in its outstanding wineries.

Open Year Round. Family Owned by Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff 2640 Skimikin Road, Tappen , BC Call four hours 250-835-2 212

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The region’s cool climate wines are produced by six wineries that can compete on par with Canadian and International wines. The area’s wines include outstanding Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas, Reislings, and Siegerrebes, just to name a few, which have all won national awards. These wineries are all family run businesses that produce distinctive cool climate wines. A tour of the wineries is a must, you’ll be tastefully surprised! Celista Estate Winery Celista Estate Winery offers a dynamic experience in beauty and wine on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake. Choose from a variety of six wines or enjoy a glass of wine at the picnic patio overlooking the south facing, sun drenched slopes of Shuswap Lake, a hidden paradise. Jake and Marg Ootes look forward to welcoming you. Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery In the heart of the Tappen Valley, and owned by Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff, this Shuswap winery specializes in cool-climate wines, with aromatic whites, full-bodied reds, and dessert wines. Enjoy wine tasting in the uniquely designed Wine Shop at the new Tasting Bar. Drink in the awesome views, and relax in our licensed picnic area.

Larch Hills W I N E R Y

Larch Hills Winery is a land-based, family run vineyard and winery, owned by Jack and Hazel Manser. Their entire product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes. All their wines are made and bottled on our premises at Salmon Arm. They specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique.

110 Timms Road Salmon Arm, B.C. 250-832-0155 om www.LarchHillsWinery.c Voted Best Winery in the North Okanagan

3849 Sunnybrae-Canoe

Point Rd., Tappen 250-835-8373

GORT’S GOUDA Established in 1983, Gort’s Gouda started by producing gouda and quark cheese (a soft german cream cheese). Over the years, spices were introduced into their hard and cream cheeses. With only natural ingredients and no preservatives, all of Gort’s Gouda products are manufactured at their Salmon Arm cheese plant. Spiced gouda, maasdammer (a Swiss-style cheese), feta cheese, yogurt, creme and creme fraiche, along with the new spicy gouda called Smoked Habanero are available at the farm location and at select grocers. You can find Gort’s Gouda at 1470 50th St. S.W., Salmon Arm. Go west out of Salmon Arm just past Demilles, take a left after the bridge. Follow the road and just past the school you’ll find Gort’s on the left.

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Curds & Yogurt Gouda, Feta, Fresh Cheese • Natural Ingredients • No preservatives • Made in Salmon Arm • Tours & Retail Store c.ca www.gortsgoudacheese.b (250)832-4274 Arm, B.C. 1470-50th St. S.W., Salmon Mon. - Sat. 0pm 5:0 Store Hours: 8:30am

OVINO vineyards and winery is perched on a bench well above the valley bottom in the Salmon Valley area of the Shuswap region. In 2007 a four acre vineyard was planted with four varieties of grapes: pinot gris, pinot Meunier, Gewurztraminer and the old cold hardy standby Marachel Foch.

Stop by and sample our wines! 1577 Yankee Flats Rd. Salmon Arm, BC

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Sunnybrae Winery In 2005 Barry Turner and his wife Nancy, their daughters, husbands and grandchildren began planting their seven and a half acre lakeside property in five varieties of cool climate grapes. The craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of Barry’s family, farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations.


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Wineries

North Shuswap

Enjoy award-winning wines on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake! Open daily throughout the summer! 2319 Beguelin Road, Celista 250-955-8600 www.celistawine.com

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Of the Shuswap

The Shuswap spirit may also be discovered in its outstanding wineries.

Open Year Round. Family Owned by Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff 2640 Skimikin Road, Tappen , BC Call four hours 250-835-2 212

www.reclineridgewin

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The region’s cool climate wines are produced by six wineries that can compete on par with Canadian and International wines. The area’s wines include outstanding Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas, Reislings, and Siegerrebes, just to name a few, which have all won national awards. These wineries are all family run businesses that produce distinctive cool climate wines. A tour of the wineries is a must, you’ll be tastefully surprised! Celista Estate Winery Celista Estate Winery offers a dynamic experience in beauty and wine on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake. Choose from a variety of six wines or enjoy a glass of wine at the picnic patio overlooking the south facing, sun drenched slopes of Shuswap Lake, a hidden paradise. Jake and Marg Ootes look forward to welcoming you. Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery In the heart of the Tappen Valley, and owned by Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff, this Shuswap winery specializes in cool-climate wines, with aromatic whites, full-bodied reds, and dessert wines. Enjoy wine tasting in the uniquely designed Wine Shop at the new Tasting Bar. Drink in the awesome views, and relax in our licensed picnic area.

Larch Hills W I N E R Y

Larch Hills Winery is a land-based, family run vineyard and winery, owned by Jack and Hazel Manser. Their entire product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes. All their wines are made and bottled on our premises at Salmon Arm. They specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique.

110 Timms Road Salmon Arm, B.C. 250-832-0155 om www.LarchHillsWinery.c Voted Best Winery in the North Okanagan

3849 Sunnybrae-Canoe

Point Rd., Tappen 250-835-8373

GORT’S GOUDA Established in 1983, Gort’s Gouda started by producing gouda and quark cheese (a soft german cream cheese). Over the years, spices were introduced into their hard and cream cheeses. With only natural ingredients and no preservatives, all of Gort’s Gouda products are manufactured at their Salmon Arm cheese plant. Spiced gouda, maasdammer (a Swiss-style cheese), feta cheese, yogurt, creme and creme fraiche, along with the new spicy gouda called Smoked Habanero are available at the farm location and at select grocers. You can find Gort’s Gouda at 1470 50th St. S.W., Salmon Arm. Go west out of Salmon Arm just past Demilles, take a left after the bridge. Follow the road and just past the school you’ll find Gort’s on the left.

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Curds & Yogurt Gouda, Feta, Fresh Cheese • Natural Ingredients • No preservatives • Made in Salmon Arm • Tours & Retail Store c.ca www.gortsgoudacheese.b (250)832-4274 Arm, B.C. 1470-50th St. S.W., Salmon Mon. - Sat. 0pm 5:0 Store Hours: 8:30am

OVINO vineyards and winery is perched on a bench well above the valley bottom in the Salmon Valley area of the Shuswap region. In 2007 a four acre vineyard was planted with four varieties of grapes: pinot gris, pinot Meunier, Gewurztraminer and the old cold hardy standby Marachel Foch.

Stop by and sample our wines! 1577 Yankee Flats Rd. Salmon Arm, BC

250.832.8463

OVINOWINERY.COM

Sunnybrae Winery In 2005 Barry Turner and his wife Nancy, their daughters, husbands and grandchildren began planting their seven and a half acre lakeside property in five varieties of cool climate grapes. The craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of Barry’s family, farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations.


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Ribfest cooking up a storm in Riverside Park Last summer’s inaugural Ribfest raised $30,000 for Kamloops charities. The three-day event took place in August 2012 in Riverside Park, featuring five cooking teams and attracting thousands of hungry spectators-turned-eaters.

Ribfest was organized by the Daybreak Rotary Club of Kamloops and sponsored by Interior Savings Credit Union. “We’re so thrilled with the response to Ribfest by our community,” said event co-chair Darren Wilkinson. X See Page 21

Scenic Golfing Along the Columbia River

Scotch Creek Cottages

18-hole Championship Golf Course featuring a full driving range, 2 practice putting greens & practice bunker. Our fully stocked Golf Shop offering a full line of both top brand equipment & clothing. Enjoy the Restaurant & Patio offering magnificent views plus wonderful, fresh and nutritious food.

For further information & tee times call 250.837.4276 or email revelstokegc@telus.net PO Box 1860 171 Columbia Park Drive, Revelstoke BC

www.revelstokegolfclub.com

Fully Appointed 2 & 3 bedroom cottages Boat, Kayak, Canoe and Rentals 13-4044 Express Point Rd., Scotch Creek B.C. Ph: 800.979.3599 or 250.955.0080 info@shuswap.ca

www.shuswap.ca


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Photos: Royce Sihlis, Matt Miles

Whether you’re looking to learn a new summer sport or hone the skills you’ve been working on for years, Sun Peaks has you covered. Bike Park Camps, Clinics + Guided Rides

Golf Course Camps, Clinics + Lessons

Bicycle Café Freeride Camp 5-Day Camp, July 29 to August 2 Dylan Sherrard and the Bicycle Café team—including pros Graham Agassiz, Ace Hayden, and Matt Miles—coach this comprehensive camp introducing riders aged 10–17 years to all aspects of freeriding. Includes daily lunch. $435

Junior Golf Camps 2–Day Camp, July 6–7, July 20–21, August 10–11 A great introduction to the game, fostering skill development in a fun and social atmosphere. $99

Women’s Freeride Camp 2-Day Camp, July 13–14 and July 27–28 Freeride skill development and guided discovery for women 13+ years, coached by local female riders. $159 Ladies Days in the Bike Park Thursdays, July 4, 11, 18, & 25 Full day coaching program just for ladies. Includes full day Bike Park lift ticket. $64 (19+) | $59 (13–18) Introductory Clinics Offered Daily Tackle DH or XC with a 2-hour lesson, includes Bike Park lift ticket, full suspension bike rental, and protective gear. XC $79 (6+) | DH $119 (19+), $114 (13–18), $106 (10–12) Private Clinics Offered Daily Advance your DH or XC riding skills with a private coach, yours exclusively for 2 hours. XC $89 Extra rider $35 | DH $99 Extra rider $45

Junior Golf Clinic Sundays Starting June 16 2-hour clinics for kids of all ability levels, 6–13 years old. 1 Session $30 | 4 Sessions $99 | 8 Sessions $179 Ladies Days on the Golf Course Wednesdays Hit the links for a 2-hour clinic and a beverage afterwards. For ladies 13+ years of all ability levels. 1 Session $45 | 4 Sessions $139 30-Minute Warm-Up Lessons 1 Student $40 | 2 Students $30 each 3 Students $25 each | 4 Students $20 each 1-Hour Group Lessons 1 Lesson $45 | 3 Lessons $115 | 5 Lessons $169 1-Hour Private Lessons 1 Lesson $75 | 3 Lessons $175 | 5 Lessons $315 9-Hole Playing Lesson $150

DH & XC 2-Hour Guided Tours Offered Daily Hit the trails with a local guide for the best lines. XC (6+) or DH (10+) $59

*All Bike Park camps and clinics require at least 24 hours advance registration and are subject to availability. All rates subject to applicable taxes and unless noted otherwise, do not include lift tickets, bike, or golf club rentals. Camp and clinic participants are eligible for 20% discounted lift tickets when registering.

www.SunPeaksResort.com

250.578.5505


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Sunglasses • Sunscreen Film • Toys • Insect Repellent Fishing • Swimming • Canoes Kayaks • Hiking Trails • Laundromat Hot Showers • Fire Pits • Picnic Tables

Full Service RV Park Self Contained Lakeside Cabins

Enjoy a meal on our covered Patio overlooking Dutch Lake Fabulous Food • Fantastic View Reservations are recommended during July and August

250-674-3560 • 1-866-674-3566

For all your pharmaceutical needs

Brookfield Centre • Clearwater

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

25O.674.3122

www.dutchlake.com

Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

Secure online bookings at

361 Ridge Drive Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2 Ph: 250-674-3351 • Toll free: 1-888-884-4424 email: chris@dutchlake.com


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Ribbers pumped for this year’s Kamloops competition X From Page 18

Ribfest 2013 will run the same dates as last year’s event — Aug. 9 to Aug. 11. “We had an incredible turnout and the vibe at Riverside Park, with thousands of the people in attendance, made us realize we had developed a signature event for our awesome city,” Wilkinson said. “The five champion ribbers who have done ribfests throughout North America were impressed with the event,” said co-organizer Sandra Blair. “The ribbers couldn’t believe the turnout and that Kamloops could host an event that was even more of a success than large city centres. “Needless to say, we’re extremely pleased with the entire event.”

RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum

VILLAGE & MUSEUM OPEN May 15 - Sept. 21 • 10 am - 5 pm • Regular Admission by Donation Archives open year round Wednesday & Thursday 10 am - 4 pm DINNER THEATRE July & August • Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Reservations required

MARJORIE’S TEA ROOM May 15 - Sept 21 • Wednesday - Sunday Serving Daily $7.99 Lunch Specials

751 Hwy. 97B NE Salmon Arm, BC

250-832-5243 • www.salmonarmmuseum.org • Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Haneyheritage


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Learn while having fun at the Big Little Science Centre “Science is a verb!” So says award winning educator Gordon Gore. Through interactive fun experiences, science becomes meaningful and less mysterious. Big Little Science Centre is here to provide a place for people to have such experiences. Gore, along with the Big Little Science Centre Society (a Kamloops-based non-profit society and registered charity), developed Kamloops’ very own unique science centre in 2000. Started from the back of a car, the Big Little Science Centre progressed to one room in a school and has increased in size over several moves. Open for public visits year-round, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., science fun includes more than 140 interactive science exhibits, regular shows and events, science birthday parties, summer camps, robotics programs and clubs. Teachers are encouraged to bring their students during regular school hours for shows, labs and hands-on educational fun. A great place for hours of entertainment and learning, the Big Little Science Centre has something for everyone. Adults have as much fun exploring and experimenting as the children. With ever-changing science adventure, the shows and activities bring families back again and again. But fun science doesn’t have to happen only at Big Little

Science Centre. Many resources are available to encourage and assist children and families with science exploration at home or in the class. The Big Little Science Centre website (blscs.org) has links to many fun science sites. As well, past issues of BIGScience are located on the website; this is the Big Little Science Centre newsletter filled with science articles and activities to discover. Science is meant to be experienced. The staff and volunteers of Big Little Science Centre encourage everyone to explore fun science in the world around you.

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Lamplighter Motel

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1.877.519.3634

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247 Black Road | Salmon Arm B.C. | 250.833.0258

1901 EAST TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY, KAMLOOPS BC

www.sonseekersridgegolf.com • Email: gogolf@sonseekersridgegolf.com

Canada Select +++BC Accommodation


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253 3 Tranquille Rd. | Kamloops (250) 554-SEXY (7399) ( 1-877-471-TOYS (8697) 1 www.adultztoys.ca w

KEEP CALM & LOVE ON KEEP CALM & SMOKE ON

THE BEST CIGAR & HUMIDOR SELECTION IN KAMLOOPS

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7 Days a Week

259 Tranquille Rd. | Kamloops 250.554.1501 • 1.877.420.1116 www.lemonadestand420.com


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Conveniently Located on Highway 5 in

Clearwater & Little Fort

250-674-3223 132 KM North of Kamloops Awarded #1 Shell Station in NORTH AMERICA 2010

250-677-4224 100 KM North of Kamloops Liquor Agency at this location

Both locations feature... Fresh In-Store Bakery

Gas, Diesel & Propane Prop

Natural Roasts, Steak & Premium Cuts

ANYTHING A Traveller Could Need!

Groceries & Convenience Goods

Fishing Supplies


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A golden nugget of history While touring spectacular Gold Country, the one attraction you don’t want to miss is the Historic Hat Creek Ranch, just north of Cache Creek at the junction of highways 97 and 99. This site offers something for everyone. Historic Hat Creek Ranch invites visitors of all ages to experience the rich history of ranching, aboriginal culture and the Cariboo Gold Rush. Take a guided tour of the 1861 roadhouse, once a famous stopping point for gold seekers and travellers on their way to Barkerville. Hear the tale of the infamous Wild McLeans, whose father, Donald, built the original roadhouse. Ride the stagecoach along one of the few sections of the original Cariboo Wagon Road still accessible to the public. Take a short walk along beautiful Hat Creek to learn about the fascinating traditions and culture of the Shuswap First Nations people at the native interpretation site, with its many displays and artifacts, including the pit house, which is built half underground. The visitor reception centre houses a licensed restaurant serving home-cooked meals, freshly baked goodies and tasty snacks, as well as a gift store stocked with unique souvenirs, locally made crafts and keepsakes from the Gold

Meadow Creek GOLF CLUB

Country region. The ranch is proud to host a variety of events throughout the season, including the draft-horse demonstration in June, the Trappers’ Rendezvous and the Traditional Bonaparte Pow Wow in August. There is no better place to truly experience the birth of British Columbia’s Interior. The ranch is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (6 p.m. in July and August) from May 1 to Sept. 30.

Located a short and scenic 35-minutes drive southwest from Kamloops adjacent to the Logan Lake Municipal campground, the Meadow Creek Golf Course is a hidden gem that offers a challenging layout amid ruggedly natural charm and stunning views. Meadow Creek can be played as a 3,091-yard nine-hole course or as a 6,160-yard 18-hole track. Come tee off only one kilometre from Logan Lake, just off the Coquihalla Highway and down Highway 97D.

GREEN FEES: Monday Special: $12 ALL DAY Regular: 9 Holes - $20 18 Holes - $31 Prices do not include taxes.

Meadow Creek Road, Logan Lake, BC

CLUB HOUSE: 250.523.6666


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Time for tee Kamloops is rapidly becoming the No. 1 destination for golfers in B.C. It used to be the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley and Okanagan were the hot spots but, with 10 top-class courses in the area, Kamloops is certainly the place to be. Some of the world’s most-famous golf architects — Robert Trent Jones Sr., Graham Cooke and Robert Heaslip — have designed courses here. From Tobiano, Talking Rock, Rivershore Golf Estates and The Dunes at Kamloops to Sun Rivers, Sun Peaks, Kamloops Golf and Country Club, Eaglepoint Golf Resort, Mount Paul and Pineridge, golfers have an amazing array of courses from which to choose. With prices ranging at about $65 a round, the game is also affordable, especially since greens fees are at least double in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. An added bonus is golfkamloops.com. This is a service that takes the legwork out of booking at several area courses. This online tee-times service books everything from greens fees to hotels to restaurants.

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CLEARWATER VALLEY RESORT & KOA Campground

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Shooting some rapids In Kamloops, people can take a water-rafting trip suited to their interests — extreme, casual or novice. Take a motorized-raft trip or enjoy a paddle trip and really get involved with the river. It depends on how much excitement someone wants. There are three rivers to raft in Kamloops Country — the Thompson, Adams and Clearwater. A variety of companies, some with 20 years or more experience, spend six months a year guiding rafters of all skill levels.

Thompson River Those who want to experience the Thompson usually start at Spences Bridge and end at Lytton, the Rafting Capital of Canada. Guide your raft through rapids with names like the Frog, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Jaws of Death.

Adams River The Adams, near Shuswap Lake, is a wonderful starting point for both first-timers and experienced rafters. The Weir, the Ender Waves and especially the Gorge, where the river spills through a narrow canyon, are breathtaking.

Clearwater River Rush down the Clearwater in Wells Gray Park, past volcanoes, lava rock formations, lush forests and spectacular waterfalls. The region is an unspoiled wilderness and is one of the best-kept secrets in B.C.

• Heated outdoor pool • Laundromat • Treed, park like setting • Free WIFI • Mini Golf • Playground equipment

52 RIDGE RESTAURANT with breakfast & dinners specials MOTEL & BUNGALOWS • Extra large rooms • Air conditioning • Kitchenettes • Queen & king beds • Family rooms • Cabins • Cable TV • Fridge • In-room coffee

KOA CAMPGROUND & KAMPING KABINS • 50 & 30 amp sites • Firepits & tables at all sites • Pull thru sites

373 Clearwater Valley Rd, Clearwater V0E 1N1 1-888-837-1161 250-674-3909 • Fax: 250-674-3916 www.clearwatervalley.com info@clearwatervalley.com


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Family Dining Since 1961 Family Restaurant Come and enjoy our Famous Homemade Burgers & Fries

1771 East Trans Canada Hwy. 250.372-2135

CLASSICAL MOMENTS The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra brings to the city everything from classics to opera to the annual Christmas singalong. Earlier this year, they teamed up with Western Canada Theatre for the first time for the company’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. That relationship is expected to continue with Les Mis later in 2013.

• Full line of dairy products including milk, sour cream, yogurt, cheese, ice cream • Free zoo & picnic area • Self-guided tours of dairy farm & milk plant • A D-lightful stop on your holiday trail!

1321 Maior Rd., Sicamous 250.836.4304 www.dutchmendairy.ca

HANDS ON SCIENCE FUN! Explore over 140 Exhibits PLUS Science Shows

Join us for Super Science Camps and Robotics Camps this summer! Year Round Public Drop-in Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm Closed Holidays & June 23 to July 8 | Kamloops

www.BLSCS.org • 250.554.2572


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It’s all about the music Canada Day marks the first big celebration of summer in Riverside Park — but it also signals the kickoff of Music in the Park. The annual summer event Henry Small has been putting together for longer than he can remember sees a different performer or band on the Rotary Bandshell in the park every night. On the other side of the river, there’s a smaller version, with music in McDonald Park every Friday night. It seems like such an easy thing — book a musician, make sure he or she shows up and performs — but it’s something Small spends months putting together. Music lovers benefit as he brings in groups from literally around the world, as well as spotlighting local and provincial talent. The complete lineup will soon be posted on the city’s website at kamloops.ca/events/calendar.php.

Where the Music Begins!

• Groups up to 45 people • Safe, supervised games • 20 minutes from Kamloops • Top of the line equipment • 6 acres of playing fields

• Public Drop-in Games every Sun. 12-5pm • Public Drop-in Games every Wed. 12-5pm (July -August only)

• Short notice games available

Open from April - October, 7 days a week* *Private, pre-booked games only.

Call: 250.374.6655 » kamloopspaintball@gmail.com Find us on : Kamloops Paintball Games www.kamloopspaintball.com

Great Golf

at an Affordable Price GREEN FEE SPECIAL

Register For Music Lessons Today.

for golf and a cart (Tax included)

Everyday after 1:00 pm

Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Violin, Brass, Woodwinds, School Band Prep, Musical Theatre

Why Choose Long & McQuade? Music lessons for all ages, stages and styles. Professional instructors make learning fun. Convenient lesson times for busy families. No Registration Fees. Affordable Instrument Rentals.

Book online at www.eaglepointgolfresort.com

GOLF RESORT

Yamaha Junior Music Classes - Ages 3 and up. Call for a Free Demo!

955 Lorne Street kamloopslessons@long-mcquade.com

250.828.2315

EAGLEPOINT

EAGLEPOINT G R OLF ESORT

Pro shop open dawn to dusk Kamloops, BC - 8888 Barnhartvale Rd. www.eaglepointgolfresort.com

Toll Free: 1.888.863.2453


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Roots & Blues in its 21st year in Salmon Arm Now in its 21st year, the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival is the largest and most musically diverse festival in the B.C. Interior. The festival began in 1992 as a small indoor festival, the result of the grassroots Shuswap Coffee House collective of the 1970s and 1980s, which by 1991 had coalesced into the not-for-profit Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. The main goals of the society are to encourage and promote performers from all parts of the world (with a special emphasis on Canadian talent) and to introduce audiences to the world’s incredibly diverse genres of music, musical instruments and the artists who play them. The festival takes place on the third weekend of every August at the fairgrounds in the heart of Salmon Arm, B.C, about an hour east of Kamloops Set beneath the panoramic splendor of Mt. Ida and the Fly Hills with lovely Shuswap Lake nearby, Roots and Blues is known as a diverse multi-genre festival. At night, two stages run concurrently. Main Stage is at one end of the grounds and is where you can catch the headlining acts, which this year include Bruce Cockburn, City and Colour, Daniel Lanois, Ky-Mani Marley and more. The dynamic Boogie Barn Stage lies at the other end, pumping out live beats for the dancers in the crowd. The festival is a sonic and visual sampler serving up an unforgettable experience. Roots & Blues is family friendly with a Family Fun Zone offering loads of things for kids to see and do, including a Family Stage with a line-up geared towards children. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge. It’s a great place to come together in celebration with family and friends.

Preschool P reschool R.A.D. R A D Ballet B ll t Jazz J • Lyrical • Hip Hop Contemporary Adult Ballet/Jazz Feldenkrais (ATM) NEW!

MONDAY LUNCH HOUR

BOLLYWOOD

FIT

CLASSES!

SUMMER DANCE SCHOOL CLASSES

BALLET, JAZZ & MUSICAL THEATRE JULY 8 - 12

For more information contact:

SR. BALLET & JAZZ JULY 16 - 23

JR/SR BALLET & JAZZ AUG 20 - 23

regina.nuancedance@gmail.com or call 250 374 3628


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SUMMER TIME PET CARE THINGS WE SHOULD LEARN FROM OUR DOG! • Never pass up the chance to go for a JOY-ride! • Take naps and stretch before rising. • Let the experience of fresh air and wind in your face to be pure bliss. • When your people come home, RUN to greet them. • Run, romp, and play daily. • Practice obedience… when it’s in your best interest. • Eat with gusto, and enthusiasm. • Let others know when they have invaded your territory. • Be loyal. • Never pretend to be something you are not. • Bond with your pack. • If what you want lies buried, just dig until you find it. • Delight in the simple joy of a nice long walk. • When someone you love is having a bad day, be silent, sit close, and nuzzle gently. • Thrive on attention, and let people touch you. • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. • When you’re happy, dance around and wag with your whole body!

TLC F r Pets

DOG DO D OG O G&C CA ATT GR A RO OO O OM O MING THANK YOU KAMLOOPS

Celebrating our 23rd Anniversary! June 1990 - 2013 • Grooming • Nails • Over 30 years experience Summer Hours 8am - 3pm (June 1st)

864C - 8th Street 250.376.6533

PET RESORT • paradise for all kinds of pets: dogs, cats, small animals, reptiles, birds, etc. • DOG HEAVEN - 2 acre fenced play area for playful pups • indoor play are with couch & TV • individual furnished suites for the pampered guests • daycare available - 7:30pm to 5:30pm • All shots required

Book Your Pets Vacation Today! 7 minutes from Aberdeen Mall • 250.377.8004

www.tlcpetresort.com


REGISTERING NOW! “A lifetime of learning begins here”

Kamloops Kidz Summer Camps! Offered at Valleyview & Pineview Campuses For 3-5 Year Olds & School Age Children

3 to 5 Year Olds

School Age Children

July 2-5

Inventor’s Week

July 2-5

Mad Science

July 8-12

Pirates and Princesses

July 8-12

Community Heroes

July 15-19

Dinosaur Detectives

July 15-19

Wicked Water

July 23-26

Little Chefs

July 22-26

Camps Got Talent!

July 29-Aug 2 Under the Sea

July 29-Aug 2 Treasure Hunters

Aug 6-9

Hawaiian Hullabaloo

Aug 6-9

Pioneer Days

Aug 12-16

Mad Scientists

Aug 12-16

Exploritory

Aug 19-23

Fun in the Sun

Aug 19-23

Under The Sea

Aug 26-30

Wacky & Wonderful

All Summer Camps include: • Arts & Crafts • Weekly field trips for 3-5 program

• Water play • Daily field trips for school age program

$160 per week. Daily (half & full) and monthly rates available. Check us out for all your Childcare needs thoughout the year. Three campuses to serve all of South Kamloops • Infant/Toddler: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm • Montessori Enhanced Preschool Programs: 8:45 am to 11:15 am OR 11:45 am to 2:15 pm • 3-5 Preschool / Childcare: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm • School Age Care: Before and after school care (including kindergarten children) at Valleyview, Pineview and Sahali Campuses 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Pick up from Sahali, Downtown, Dufferin, Valleyview, Juniper & Aberdeen

. . . always putting children first & always going several steps beyond!

25O.319.9O44 • www.kamloopskidz.com


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