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Boots and bling at Wine Down support his fellow humans. Terra Restaurant will be catering the event with an awesome southwestern style menu. It was a perfect match to create a perfect local event. The night will begin with wine tastings and grazing foods. Next will be a short set by Chad followed by more tastings, hospitality and socializing. To end the evening will be a final set by Chad as well as autograph signing. “The concert is being held in the barn which has outstanding acoustics and atmosphere,” comments Lisa. “This is a great chance to have an intimate evening with Chad as well as Harper’s Trail.” This event is all in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which mean 100 per cent of the money raised, will be given to the organization. “There has been tremendous community support for this event. People have been asking how they can be involved,” Lisa says. “Also the ticket sales are really picking up. The hope is that we can make this an annual event and bring in a different artist each year.” If you would like to be a part of this intimate evening of great eats, tasteful wine and great music, get your tickets at Harper’s Trail Winery at 2720 Shuswap Road, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation office at 729 Victoria Street. This is said to be one the major events of the summer. Ashley Demedeiros
In support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the night of Saturday, June 28 will be an evening of sipping and savouring, featuring an up close and personal performance by Canadian country superstar Chad Brownlee. Harper’s Trail Winery, located a 2720 Shuswap Road, is the host of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s first annual Wine Down event. This event is set to start at 6:00pm and will offer a unique and fun night for all who attend. Lisa Verity, the Special Events coordinator at the Heart and Stroke Foundation, is thrilled about the fast approaching event. “This is a first time for this office and for Kamloops to host an event like this,” comments Lisa. “We have brainstormed about this all year and wanted to do something that would be around an entertainer.” They got the inspiration for a wine, dine and live music event based on the concert series in the Okanagan that are always popular and successful. Harper’s Trail was the perfect choice because they are a local winery, which uses their own grapes, plus it has a country feel with its horseshoe logo and the ranching area that they are located in. “It was natural to bring in a country singer,” adds Lisa. “They (Harper’s Trail) were super excited to work with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.” Also Chad Brownlee is a philanthropist who is always looking for ways to
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There are many activities going on around Riverside Park to celebrate Canada Day. From 7:00am to 10:30am by the Tennis Courts will be the Brock Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. From 9:00am to 6:00pm the Kamloops Art Council’s Art in the Park and Performance Stage will be at the East End and ISC Plaza. The Kamloops Multicultural Society Folkfest with have ethnic food and cultural displays from 10:30am to 6:00pm. The Canada Day Open Ceremonies will be from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Rotary Bandshell. The evening entertainment will also be at the Rotary Bandshell from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. The final celebration of fireworks will be at 10:30pm. You won’t want to miss out on the celebrations in the downtown core.
The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is happy to announce that the Jennifer Sjokvist /Rose Grace Grade four class at St. Ann’s Academy has won the top class score in Kamloops in this year’s Climate Change Showdown program. On Tuesday June 10, the students and their teachers attended the Kamloops City Council meeting and were recognized for their achievement. They’ll celebrate with a pizza party in class later this month.
Summer Lovin’ Cabaret fundraiser benefitting Project X On June 28, Project X Theatre will be hosting a Summer Lovin’ Cabaret to raise funds to support X Fest 2014 in Prince Charles Park; one of the hottest summer events in Kamloops. The Summer Lovin’ Cabaret will be held in the beautiful St Andrews on the Square at 7:00pm and will feature the talents of local performers as well as X Fest alumni. The evening’s performers have all donated their time and talents to the Project X Theatre event to assist us in raising funds to create stunning and exciting family theatre in Prince Charles Park with our annual X Fest
theatre festival. From singers, to musicians, theatre, dance and puppets, this Cabaret has it all and is guaranteed to be a lively evening. Performers will include: Kassidy Schaper-Kotter, Melissa Thomas, Kelsey Gilker, Brittany McCarthy, Randi Edmundson, Marian Truscott, Andrew Cooper, Alex Ward, Skye Griffin, Lukas Vanderlip, Issac Roberge and Abby Harwood. Tickets are available at the door. There will be a cash bar and some light snacks. Advance tickets to X Fest 2014 will also be available at a 10 per cent discount for Cabaret guests. This season X Fest features two madcap shows suitable for the whole family: Alice in Wonderland and The Last of the Dragons. X Fest 2014 will run in Prince Charles Park from July 23 to August 9.
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Shelter for Himalayan Women Flavours of India is hosting a delicious Indian buffet event to help raise money to build shelters for Himalayan women. You can shop at an Indian bazaar and listen to beautiful music. You can also take a visual tour of the village life in the Himalayan hills. The dinner has two seating’s on June 26. One is at 5:30 pm and the other is 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Goldies Flavours of India, 550 Columbia Street or by contacting Donna at 250-851-6163.
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It’s always time for fine Indian cuisine If you are in the mood for some delicious Indian food, look no further than Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine at 165 Victoria Street. They first opened their doors in May of 2004 and have been serving with a smile for a decade. They offer foods from all areas of India. “Some of our dishes are from north side and some are from the south side,” comments Preeti Maurya. “It is a mix and match from around the country. India is full of so many cultures and each culture has different food. We want to share it all.” Maurya’s is most famous for its affordable and aromatic lunch buffet. “People are usually in a hurry and want something that is a quick come and go,” Preeti adds. “We offer appetizers, sides, salads, desserts and veggie and meat dishes.” Between 12:00pm and 2:00pm you can indulge in some rich Indian cuisine for an outstanding price. They offer student and senior discounts as well. Owner and cook Dilip Maurya is a specialized chef in Indian food. “Everything is authentic,” Preeti
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13th VW Turtle River Race Terry Lowe and the staff at Volkswagen of Kamloops announced that this year’s VW Turtle River Race proceeds will again go to Western Canada Theatre. WCT are proud and excited to build on the success of last year and make the Turtle Race an even bigger and more engaging community event in their fourth year. The official launch was June 14 morning at Save-On Foods and included sup-
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BCICF to host AGM gathering July 4 to 12 The BC Interior Community Foundation (formerly the Kamloops Foundation) is hosting their annual general meeting and community gathering on Thursday June 26 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street. The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC will be the guest of honour. There will be cheque presentations to their 2014 Spring Grant Recipients and cake cutting ceremony. Please RSVP your attendance by June 23 to Bonnie at 250-434-6995.
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The Machine Age has moved on to the Digital Revolution and Kamloops Office Systems has changed with the times. We're celebrating 35 years of supplying our community with office tools for modern times. Photocopiers, Printers • Stationery • Office Furnishings • Phones & Accessories • Cleaning Supplies Office Decor •Storage & Organizers •Cameras, Scanners & Electronics • Networking & Cables • Power & Backup Chairs & Mats • Armoires & Bookcases • Teaching & Art Supplies • And much more! • And we deliver at no extra charge!
261 - 6th Avenue
Published on Jun 18, 2014