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Jingle all the way Downtown There is no other area in town that is more festive than Downtown or Christmas Town as it has come to be known. With twinkling lights, fantastic window displays and holiday tunes, merchants in the downtown core love the holidays and love to share them with you. With the holiday season right around the corner, Downtown Kamloops has some wonderful events planned for you to help get you and your family feeling festive and full of joy. As part of Winter Spirit Week, downtown will be celebrating its annual Lights in the Night Christmas Party and then rounding the week with a visit from good old jolly Saint Nick himself. “The annual Lights in the Night Christmas Party is a party like no other,� explains Gay Pooler, general manager of the KCBIA. “Everyone is invited to come downtown and enjoy everything we have to offer. It is a night filled with holiday shopping and specials, customer appreciation events, free snacks, tastings and holiday cheer. You can visit the Street Party which features the annual tree light up, caroling and fireworks show, stroll the downtown streets visiting parties and events all along the way and once your feet get tired, jump on the downtown hay ride and catch a ride to your next destination.� After ringing in the season, the next stop is the annual parade. Santa Claus and his team of elves are coming to town Saturday, November 26 for the 31st Annual Kamloops Santa Claus Parade. For all Kamloops children, young and old who have tried to wait up late to get a glimpse of him on Christmas Eve, this is your chance to get up close and share the spirit of the season with him and more than 10,000 people

Carolers gather around the tree at St. Andrews on the Square during last year’s Lights in the Night.

who come downtown to see the parade each year. “The theme this year is Celebrating Kamloops; Sports, Best Blooming Community in Canada, lifestyle and more,� finishes Gay.

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Help CBC Radio-Canada come to Kamloops

CBC/Radio-Canada has recently made an application to the CRTC to operate a new English-language FM station in the Kamloops area. The application will be considered at the same time as an application to amend CBC Radio One Kelowna’s license to switch a number of transmitters from the Kelowna feed to the new Kamloops feed. The application is item 18 in the Notice of Consultation and can be found at the website archive/2011/2011-675.html. As a resident in the transmission area, you can write the CRTC in support of CBC/Radio-Canada’s application. The deadline for submitting your comments is November 28 at 5pm. There are three ways to comment: 1) By mail: Mr. John Traversy, Secretary General; CRTC; Ottawa, ON K1A 0N2. 2) By fax: 819-994-0218. 3) Online at https://services. Submission-Soumission. a s p x ? l a n g = e & EN = 2 0 1 1 675&ET=N#SE0. Whatever method you use, please be sure to also send a

copy of your submission to CBC/ Radio-Canada in order to validate the process. You can do so by fax at 613-288-6257 or by email at CBC/Radio-Canada wants to launch this new station as part of their increased local focus and their commitment under the 2015 strategic plan “Everyone, Every Way”. CBC/Radio-Canada has committed to introduce or improve services to more than six million Canadians over the next four years. CBC recognizes the importance of being rooted in growing cities such as Kamloops. This as an important initiative to finetune radio content to better serve the needs of their audience in Kamloops and surrounding areas. Approval of the application

will mean that the market will have programming that is focused on its community, its issues and its weather and will include a local morning show based in Kamloops, from 6:00 am to 8:30 am, Monday to Friday providing new local programming for Kamloops and surrounding regions from Salmon Arm to Lytton to 100 Mile House. The morning show will provide a mix of local, national and international news and offers listeners in-depth interviews and short documentaries that offer a deeper insight into the news of the day and the issues that matter. The format will provide lots of ways for listeners to engage in the conversation about their community including open-lines, talk-back, twitter, email and public forums.

a ‘Eyes of Wonder’ is just one of the beautiful works by Keishia Treber.

– continued from page 1 Square. Santa and his reindeer will be sleeping and will need lots and lots of noise to wake him up. The The Kamloops Arts Council tic female figures, as she has parade itself starts at 11am and in the Old Courthouse Cultural also developed bold landscapes, travels all the way down Victoria Street from 2nd Avenue to 6th Centre is pleased to present art- and acrylic on glass abstracAvenue. Wake up early, pack your ist Keishia Treber Muse from tions. The possibilities are endhot chocolate, bundle up warm November 24 to December 17. less with Keishia’s work, as she and find a good place to sit, be- Keishia graduated from the fine never stops creating. Muse is a show dedicated to a cause it will be a parade you will arts diploma program at TRU in 2008. She has since been pursuvariety of Keishia’s best work, not want to miss. ing a career as a full-time artist. which includes various figuraSo pack up the family and head downtown for two events that will During the past two years she tive, landscape and acrylic on make even the Grinch’s heart grow has been displaying and sell- glass abstractions. There are two times bigger. On parade day ing her work in restaurants, co- also matted prints and a special remember that both downtown op galleries, and also through selection of her new “Sterling parkades will be open and parking various solo shows around BC. Silver Wire Wrapped Jewellery in them is free and that after the Keishia’s work specializes, Designs”. “The art of creating parade you can go to the Scotia- but is not limited to, roman- is my muse” - Keishia Treber. 11/21/11 11:22:39 AM bank on Victoria Street at 3rd Avenue to meet Santa in person. Lights in the Night is happening The New Life Mission Outreach Centre, located at 181 West Victoria Thursday, November 24 and the Santa Claus Parade is Saturday, Street, is extending the Dayroom hours to help meet the needs of the November 26. More information underprivileged in the city during the winter months. The Dayroom is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The room was previat ously open 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Tanya Orozco, freelance

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Wagamese to receive National Award An official announcement has been made that Kamloops author and poet Richard Wagamese will receive the National Aboriginal Achievement award at a special gala event in February at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. On behalf of all Canadians, Members of Parliament recognized this year’s Awards recipients in the House of Commons. After Question Period, the Speaker of the House of Commons, Andrew Scheer hosted a reception in their honour. The Awards celebrate excellence in the Indigenous community and the limitless potential that Indigenous people represent. They recognize the highest level of achievement and provide terrific role models for Indigenous youth to achieve their potential. “Each and every one of our Award recipients is a leader and role model who has made a profound impact on communities across Canada and worldwide,” said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of the National Aboriginal

Achievement Foundation. “By honouring their achievement we continue to inspire many others waiting to demonstrate their potential - which is why the work of the Foundation in providing much needed resources to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students is so essential.” Other BC award recipients were Richard Hardy, who won for his contribution to Environment and Natural Resources; Grand Chief Edward John, recognized for politics; Richard Peter for sports; and Senator Gerry St. Germain will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. “CIBC is proud to support this inspiring program which celebrates the broad range of talent and skills within the Aboriginal community,” said Gerry McCaughey, CIBC’s President and CEO. “The recipients of these awards have built awareness of the contribution that Aboriginal peoples continue to make to our country’s success and they act as important role models for others to follow.”

The ECHO ASKS YOU Do you have a family tradition during the holidays?

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Always watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and laugh hysterically!

Kamloops receives funds in lieu of taxes The Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government announced a $1,234,641.52 grant for Kamloops in compensation for municipal property taxes. This matters because 64 communities across British Columbia will share $16.9 million in grants-in-lieu of property taxes as well these grants are distributed as a way to reimburse municipalities for services benefitting government properties, such as sewers, roads and fire protection and the amounts paid are based on the assessed value of the properties and the municipality’s tax rate. “The Province recognizes the importance of compensating municipalities like Kamloops for local services that benefit government-owned properties – so this funding is an investment.” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. Since 2002, the Government of British Columbia has distributed more than $173 million as grants-in-lieu to B.C. municipalities. Each municipality distributes a portion of the funds to its regional district, and those governments use the money to help pay for local services.

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Will the ovens work today? What ingredients will we have to work with? How much do we need to prepare? Are the refrigerators big enough to hold the food? Preparing this meal is like a reality T.V. show challenge. These are challenges facing People In Transition (PIT) Stop volunteers each week as they prepare, serve and clean-up the only hot meal for 150 to 180 people at the Kamloops United Church. PIT Stop serves the only meal, on Sundays, to members of the community who may be homeless, low income, transient, lonely or the working poor. The kitchen, built in the 1950’s, is stretched to meet the growing need at PIT Stop and the other programs such as the drug and addiction support groups that also use the kitchen. The church plans to undertake a renovation including a new kitchen in 2012 but no money has been raised for new equipment. Various community groups volunteer on a rotational basis to make the meal. The combination of community service and appreciation of the clients inspires individuals and teams to volunteer again and again. “I want to make sure we can serve the best food possible to guests but old and less than reliable equipment makes it difficult.

One donated fridge has no shelves and the stove can vary in temperature by 50 degrees” says Rose Soneff, volunteer cook and team leader. “I know that this may be the only meal guests have that day and the only time that week that they may sit down with others to enjoy a meal - something you and I take for granted.” The PIT Stop budget is a meager one-dollar per person per meal that leaves nothing to try and set aside money for kitchen equipment. Everyone has a right to wholesome hot food served with dignity and nurturing community inclusion. See the guests’ faces after a PIT Stop meal and you’ll see why your support will help feed the body and soul. Round three, is another qualifying round that started on November 14 and runs to November 30th. They have risen steadily in the ranks, from 238th place to 30th place at the end of round two. Only the top 10, in each of the large, medium and small, categories of each round get into the semifinals. In essence, this is their last chance to try and get into the semi-finals, so your help is appreciated to get votes in. The key is voting every day.

Kamloops FireFit Team number one in world! In addition to being the Canadian Team Champion and the Canadian Relay Champions, the FireFit Challenge Team KFR/New Gold is now also a World Champion. Competing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past week, the team of Graham MacKenzie, Mike Brown, Shawn Davidson, Scott Leslie, Mark Brise, and Don Clarke were crowned World Champs with a time of 4.37.90. Graham Mackenzie finished second in the world for the individual event, adding to his first place Canadian individual placing and a Canadian world record. The Challenge seeks to encourage

firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the SCOTT Air-Pak breathing apparatus, pairs of competitors race headto-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the five-story tower, hoisting, chopping,

dragging hoses and rescuing a lifesized, 175 lb. “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponent and the clock. Kamloops Fire Rescue is proud of the achievements of the KFR/ New Gold FireFit Team and there is now not a fire department in North America that doesn’t know where Kamloops, BC is.

Local band nominated for award

Kamloops own Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce have been nominated for a 2012 Maple Blues Award in the Best New Artist or Group Category. To vote online just go to and click the link and follow the easy directions!

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Terra brings unique seasonal dining downtown It’s been a mere four months since Terra Restaurant opened its doors here on Victoria Street but it didn’t take long for the restaurant to garner accolades for its dining experience, exceptional dishes, quality of service and dedication to the community. Terra, which essentially means earth was opened up by David and Andrea Tombs in July of this year. David, a stellar executive chef by trade was looking for a place to exercise his palette, test out his creativity all while showing his dedication to our local food sources. Between the two of them they have spent more than 30 years dedicated to fine dining and together have ventured to bring their passion to the streets of Kamloops. “We bring integrity, comfort and honesty with us into the restaurant,” explains Andrea. “We want our menu to be local, sustainable and seasonal,” continues David. “We want it to reflect the best of our region.” That dedication to our local area is seen all throughout the restaurant. They work extra hard and put a lot of time and effort in sourcing most of their ingredients from local farmers and sources right down to the cardoons they used in a soup at their last wine dinner. Their wood features and new tables are made from reclaimed barn wood from a site near Hefley Creek. “We change our menu every month to keep it in tune with the seasons,” she continues. “We put a lot of thought and effort into keeping our menu in season, local and sustainable.” Currently on the menu, you can stop into to enjoy their fall selec-

David and Andrea Tombs are ready to tempt your taste buds with their delectable menu.

tions. Such selections include a duck confit, a Moroccan stew, scrumptious steak, delicious salads and a fabulous selection of house made fresh desserts. They also have a unique wine dinner once per month and a four course tasting menu which can come with a wine pairing. “Our four course tasting menu is a unique experience,” says Andrea. “David will come and talk to the table and then create a custom menu based on your likes and dislikes. It is not a set menu and may even be different menus for different people at the table. We can also pair wines with your courses.” For an experience like no other, visit the new Terra Restaurant for lunch or dinner. Terra Restaurant is located at 326 Victoria Street

and is open Monday thru Friday for lunch and Monday through Saturday for dinner. They can be reached by phone at 250-3742913.

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The online form allows residents to make comments on their experiences or concerns at a specific landfill or transfer station. It also allows them to be added to an email list for upcoming public meetings and public announcements in their specific area.

Meet Christmas with a Carol Soon the scent of pine, the sound of carols, and the warmth of family will usher in the Christmas season. Amidst the busyness of the time, many pause to reflect on the underlying themes of the holidays: generosity, kindness, charity. To help with this, Kamloops residents are invited to take a break from parties and shopping and attend a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints at 2165 Parkcrest Ave. Performances are open to all those aged 10 and above and will be held on December 2nd and 3rd, both at 7pm. Admission requires a free ticket (available at either the

North Shore or Downtown libraries) and a generous donation to the Food Bank, in true Dickens’ style! Invite your friends and neighbours and plan to enjoy an evening out where you can reconnect with the magic of the holidays. Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, and Tiny Tim as they help each other learn where true fulfillment resides, where value should be placed, and where generosity, love, and acceptance can be shared, so that it may also be said of us, as it was with Scrooge, “that [we] knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man [or woman] alive possessed the knowledge.”

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SPCA Christmas Craft Fair Sunday, November 27th • 10am-4pm Kamloops Convention Centre Admission: $2 Children under 5 free All proceeds to go towards the care of the animals in our shelter. For more information please contact Tammy or Charleen at 250-376-7722.

Trigger Point Therapy Workshop Terry Shewchuk poses with his winning sculpture.

Artists sculpture becomes award Terry Shewchuk of Kamloops was the winner of the Okanagan Arts Award sculpture this year. Terry’s sculpture design will be cast in bronze and presented to all the winners of this award in February 2012. The Okanagan Arts Awards is an annual celebration recognizing winning nominees for their outstanding achievement in the arts. This award is sponsored by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, a non-profit organization supporting individuals and groups for their significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture in the Okanagan. Terry Shewchuk is an award winning sculpture who carves original sculptures in soapstone, alabaster, marble, jade and other stones for the discerning art collectors. He has sculpted stones

that range from two tons to two ounces into flowing lines and detailed figurative wildlife and abstract shapes. He assisted with the bronze life-size figure of Phil Gaglardi, found in Gaglardi Square and is represented at Hampton Galleries and Sahali Artists Studio-Gallery in Kamloops. Shewchuk explains his winning sculpture as “A small vision can spiral from inception round and round and inspire another spiraling vision from the artists mind as represented by the conjoined snail swirls which bring inspiration to the viewer from every angle with their smooth flowing lines and contracting or SPCA Nov 23 2011.indd 1 expanding circles”. This sculpture also won a jurors award in the Shuswap Festival of the Arts this year.

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MS Society holds open house The Kamloops and Area Chapter, MS Society of Canada is holding an office open house from 4 to 6pm on Thursday, December 1 at the Chapter Office, suite 180-546 St. Paul Street. All interested members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about Chapter activities and services for people affected by multiple sclerosis in the Kamloops Area. The Chapter is celebrating volunteers, supporters and achievements over the past year as well gathering feedback regarding events, programs and services offered in the Kamloops and area region. Goodies and coffee and tea will be served and draw prizes will be available to be won. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the

cause, prevention, treatment and cure for this disease. The Kamloops and Area Chapter office opened in Kamloops in 1999 and serves the communities of Kamloops, Chase, Merritt, Lytton, Lillooet, Williams Lake, 100 Mile

House and the North Thompson to Blue River. To RSVP or for more information about the local Chapter, please visit www.mssociety. ca/kamloops, call 250-314-0773 or email info.

November 11 baby

(L-R) Nadine Kammerer, Cathy Dickson, and Samantha Harris present a layette and piggybank to parents Ramona Saul and Greg Slizak for having baby Ramona Ava Saul, weighing 7lb 14oz on November 11. Each year the Anavets give away the gift package to the first baby born after 11:00 am on November 11 and have been for many years. Their first recipient is currently in high school!

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Sunday, Nov. 27 • 12 - 4pm For the third year in a row, the TRU Wolfpack Women’s soccer team was involved in Operation Christmas Child and again had the help of a couple players from Kamloops Youth Soccer Association. From l-r: Courtney Dennill, with Eve Northcott and Dana Laurillard from KYSA, Blair MacKay and Layne Krausher helped make 20 shoeboxes. Photo courtesy of Larry Read.

Kamloops ranks as top city The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), Canada’s leading real estate research organization has just released its latest report on the top cities and towns in British Columbia for real estate investment. Out of the hundreds of cities and towns examined, Kamloops has ranked third overall and on top out of communities in the BC interior. The report, titled Top British Columbia Investment Towns 2011 analyzes the current and future prospects for real estate investment opportunities in the province, and identifies the top regions that will outperform over the next three to five years. The report examined factors such as: population growth, new construction developments and infrastructure, job growth and retention

activities, political leadership and transportation infrastructure. The findings are based on indepth research, analysis of the latest statistics, economic and social trends, and on-the-ground reports from REIN’s research staff and members, along with reports and statistics from organizations such as Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Statistics Canada, Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Canadian Home Builders Association, city and regional real estate boards, and local economic development offices. “This is yet another well deserved recognition for our community. We have been holding strong for the past number of years as a great place to invest, and for see great growth and opportunities in our future.” Dan Sulz, Executive Director.

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n Kamloops Family History Society Meetings take place 4th Thurs. of each month 7-9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Nov.’s meeting will be Christmas Through The Ages. Bring a show-and-tell, finger food and a Food Bank donation. No meeting in Dec. FMI 250579-2078. n Out of the Cold homeless shelter volunteers needed. If interested in helping out on this worthy cause call Maybelle at 250-376-4161. n Almost Christmas at the Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour St. Beautiful, unique locally made fine arts and crafts. No HST, free parking, handicap accessible. Open 10-5 Tues to Fri, 10-4 Sat. FMI visit n Kamloops Symphony Used Book & Music Sale at Sahali Mall until Nov. 26. n Thursday Night ‘Men’s Nights on Nov. 24 at Lake City Casino, 540 Victoria St. n Lights in the Night Christmas Party downtown on Nov. 24 from 4-8pm. Haywagon rides, Christmas Tree lighting at St. Andrews on the Square, hot chocolate, activities for the kids and fireworks. n Kamloops Film Festival presents “Take Shelter” Nov. 24 at 7pm at Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St. A mine worker begins having terrifying dreams about an approaching, apocalyptic storm. n Kamloops Family History Society Meeting ‘Christmas Through The Ages’ Nov. 24, 7-9pm at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Bring a showand-tell, finger food and a Food Bank donation. No meeting in Dec. 250-579-2078. n The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St. 250-8287998. Nov. 25 Jordan Dick, 8pm n Kamloops Kids Winter Art Show at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St, Nov. 26-27, 10am-5pm. n Christmas at the Old Courthouse Craft Show and Sale Nov. 26 and 27 from 10am to 5pm at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 W Seymour St. n Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 26 at 11am with Wake Up Santa in Kamloops Square at 10:30am. Parade begins at 2nd Ave. and St. Paul St. travelling North on 2nd Ave. and East on



Victoria St. to 6th Ave. where it will disperse in the 600 Block Victoria St. n Artisan Sale and Christmas Tea at Heritage House in Riverside Park on Nov. 26 from 10am to 3pm. Presented by Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club.

A chilly evening won’t discourage William MacKinnon with his hand made crocheted blanket, as he proudly displays here. William says he buys a lot of his yarn and supplies at Electrictree Yarns on 3rd Avenue.

n SPCA Christmas Craft Fair Nov. 27, 10am-4pm at Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way. All proceeds to go towards the care of the animals in our shelter. FMI contact Tammy or Charleen at 250-376-7722. n Barnhartvale Dances run until end of June. Vern Cave the Fender Bender every Sun. from 8-11:30pm at the Barnhartvale Community Hall, 7370 Barnhartvale Rd.

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n The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge presented by the Kamloops Players, 422 Tranquille Rd. Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 1-3 at 8pm. Tickets at Kamloops United Church, Avalon Used Books, and Andrena’s Book Co. n Christmas Gift Wrapping being offered by The Canadian Cancer Society at Aberdeen Mall from Nov. 28 to Dec.24. FMI contact 250 3749188 or by email at If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dawn at 250 374-9188. n Volunteer Kamloops is moving to 705 Seymour St. effective Dec. 1 and will be closed at the current location Nov. 29 and 30. All other contact info remains the same. n Christmas with a Twist presented by Desert Sounds Harmony with Special Guests, Westsyde Mens Choir Nov. 30 at 7pm Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. Tickets at Electrictree Yarns, 290 3rd Ave. n Steam Back to History Gala and Auction, presented by Kamloops Heritage Railway Society, on Dec. 2 at 5:30pm at McArthur Island Sports Centre. RSVP by Nov. 28. FMI 250-374-2141. n 2nd Annual Muse A-Fair at The Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Dec. 2 from 12-9pm & Dec. 3 from 10am to 4pm. Opening Reception: Dec. 2 from 6-8pm FMI Janet 250-376- 8353. n A Christmas Carol, a Readers’ Theatre production, at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 2165 Parkcrest Ave. at 7pm on Dec. 2 and 3. Free tickets available at Downtown and North Shore Libraries. Donation to Food Bank required. n “Sway” a tribute to Michael Buble turkey dinner and dance at TRU Campus Activity Centre on Dec. 3 at 6:30pm. FMI or tickets 250-828-1844. n Christmas Celebration, presented by the Francophone Association on Dec. 3 from 1 to 6pm at McQueen Lake. Santa’s visit to McQueen lake around 4pm. FMI call 250-3766060. n Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting Dec. 5 at 12pm at the Legion Hall, 425 Lansdowne St. FMI contact Joan 250-579-9220. n Social Mixer presented by Kamloops Immigrant Services on Dec. 8 from 4pm – 6pm

Celebrate Lights in the Night with the artists at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre! new exhibitions - at both Arnica Artist Run Studio and The KAC Main Gallery. handmade gifts - Courthouse Gallery life drawing demo - from 6 to 8pm view the draped model as the Kamloops Life Drawing Group sketches. hot chocolate and treats will be served to everyone! Come visit us! kamloops arts council

Kamloops’ newest theatre troupe, the laughing stocK - will be hosting an open dress rehearsal of The Strangers Guide to Panto from 6 to 8pm. Cinderella the Panto Dec. 23-31 at the Kamloops Convention Centre.

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