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Phone: 250-819-6272 • Fax: 250-376-6272 • E-mail: Online: • Follow us on FaceBook Vol. 13 No. 43

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Loge seating to bring new opportunities to Sandman Centre

City Council voted Tuesday to construct loge seating (balcony-style seating) at Sandman Centre, which will be funded by the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club (KBHC). This joint venture will create 64 seats within 16 loges on the upper southwest concourse of the Sandman Centre. Loge seating has become very popular across North America, providing premium seating for sporting events and concerts. The loge offers tables of four with food and beverage service that can be purchased by individuals or companies for single events or the entire hockey season. “We are extremely excited the City has made the decision to move forward with the loge seating as it sets us apart from almost every facility in the Western Hockey League,” said Dave Chyzowski, KBHC’s director of Sales and Marketing. “The loge area provides an exciting, entertaining way to enjoy Kamloops Blazers hockey games along with other events and will greatly enhance the overall look of Sandman Centre.” The new seating also opens new opportunities for events. “The existing seating in this area has historically seen poor ticket sales for events and concerts,” said Sean Smith, the City’s Business Operations and Events Supervisor. “The premium seating will provide a new experience for attendees and a new revenue source for the events.” The construction is estimated to cost $292,000 and will be completed by September 2018 to accommodate the Western Hockey League’s regular season.

McGill Road rehabilitation to begin May 22 The City of Kamloops has contracted BA Dawson Blacktop to carry out the rehabilitation of McGill Road between Bunker Road and Hillside Drive. The project includes concrete replacement on the curb, gutters and sidewalks; replacement of catch basins; milling and paving; and pavement marking and signage. Construction will begin the week of May 22, with project completion expected by mid-July. The majority of the work will take place during the day from Monday to Friday, with the possibility of some Saturday and evening work. Anticipated hours of work will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Business and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project. Bus stops along McGill may be temporarily relocated – please watch for posted notices. On-street parking will be affected. Motorists are advised to watch for parking restrictions during construction. Traffic disruptions can be expected along the construction route. Please obey all traffic control personnel and equipment when in the vicinity of the construction. Construction schedule updates will be posted at www.kamloops. ca/capitalprojects, and local residents and businesses will be kept informed of any potential major impacts. If you have any questions, contact or call 250-828-3461.

Hydra Festival of Performing Arts Chimera Theatre presents its inaugural Hydra Festival of Performing Arts in partnership with Actors Workshop Theatre, May 17 to 19, at the Actors Workshop Theatre at Thompson Rivers University. The shows are: B••• T••••, presented by JEAV Productions; B!••"#$, presented by Infernol Art Productions; D••% •# R$$&', presented by Kira Haug and Graham How; F(& C••)• S•••': tales of internet dating,presented by Mistyvine Productions; F*!&• L$$%', presented by Devon More Music; H•"• •' W••"• I S&(+, presented by TRUDAT; I E(& M+ T$('& W•&• ( K#••• (#. F$"•, presented by Peter Navratil; I& A** S&("&•. W•&• ( D•)• P•) - A Stripsicle, presented by CoCo Creme Burlesque; N$ B!##••': a magic show for grownups, presented by Clinton W. Gray; P•"'•!' / A#."$0•.(, presented by JAMM Theatre; S%•&&•#1 S*(1, presented by The Other Theatre Company; and T2$ T••"&+ / T•• M!".•" $• A"&•!" W$#1, presented by The Lyre Theatre. The Hydra Performing Arts Festival shows range in length from 30 to 75 minutes. A full schedule for the festival is available online at www. All festival tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at www. Tickets and festival buttons will also be available at the venue one hour prior to each performance. Ticket holders need a festival button and a ticket for admission. More about the festival can be found on the company’s website at

CSB parkade closed for maintenance over long weekend Due to maintenance work by Bird Construction, the Clinical Services Building parkade at Royal Inland Hospital will be closed over the upcoming long weekend. The parkade will be closed to all traffic during the following times: Thurs. May 17: Closed after 6 p.m. Fri. May 18: Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. May 19: Closed. Sun. May 20: Closed. Mon. May 21: Closed. Tues. May 22: Open at 6 a.m. Regular operations of the parkade will resume Tues. May 22, at 6 a.m. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the closure and to redirect them to alternate parking. During this closure visitors are asked to use all other parking areas, excluding the emergency department lot, which is reserved for emergency visits. Parking will be complimentary during this closure. May 18 through 21 was specifically chosen for maintenance work because long weekends generally have lower volumes of visitors to the hospital.

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S••••! C•••" •# BIG L$##%• S&$••&• C••#!• Camps include movement, science exploration & experimentation, construction, & loads of hands-on fun – a great way to learn about science. Sign up for a week (or more) of summer science awesomeness. Camps run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a week at a time. Cost is $180 per week; members receive a $10 discount. Registration forms at http:// or at the BLSC, 655 Holt St. 250-554-2572.

S•••! W'( S&$••&• C•••" Week 1: July 9 to 13. Week 2: Aug. 13 to 17 Enjoy hands-on science activities mixed with games, experiments, crafts & art. Bubbles, rockets, chemistry, crystals, dinosaurs, volcanoes, treasure maps, puzzles/mysteries, roller coaster construction, Zorbs, & more! Each week contains different activities & most requested favourite activities, allowing children to participate twice over the summer. Active science learning allows a child’s brain to discover the world around them while their body is busy. Fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) science at its best. For ages 5 and up. Children must have completed Kindergarten.

Barnhartvale Road reopens With the water receding in Campbell Creek, crews have assessed the stability of Barnhartvale Road and reopened the 7200 block near the Barnhartvale Hall, which closed on May 5 due to rising creek water. The City is working closely with the BC River Forecast Centre and Emergency Management BC to monitor snowpack levels, snow melt, and water levels in local waterways. The City will continue to provide updates on water levels and flood preparation activities as necessary. Residents are reminded to exercise caution near waterways and high, fast-moving water.

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J••$'! S&$••&• C••• Aug. 14 to 18 Junior Camp is for children that have finished Kindergarten & up, & provides hands-on science activities mixed with games, experiments, crafts & art. Get wet while making bubbles & discovering how sticky water is, make rockets, do chemistry, examine the micro world around us, make & eat pizza, dig for dinosaurs & much more! Active science learning allows a child’s brain to discover the world around them while their body is busy: fun STEM science at its best.

Heffley Creek annual Father’s Day Car Show, Pancake Breakfast & Craft Fair S••. J••• 17 • 9 •.•. – 1 •.•. Heffley Creek Hall • 6995 Old Hwy 5

S••••! R')'#$&" C•••" Week 1: July 30 to Aug. 3. Week 2: Aug. 21 to 25 Robotics Camp is a favourite camp that is for children who like to design, build, & program their own robots. Using the Mindstorms LEGO robotics systems, campers will create their own works of art/ science & put them through their paces. Learn how to go fast, be strong, use sensors, run mazes, & much more. Extra coding opportunities and games will be included to help campers create the ultimate robots! Outdoor fun will include the water slides & Zorbs, and more. For ages 9 and up.

Thursday May 17

Friday May 18

Saturday May 19

Chance of showers 26° | 16° POP 60%

A mix of sun & cloud 24° | 14°

A mix of sun & cloud 24° | 14°

(Take the south entrance to Heffley across from the mill)

• Up to 80 show cars on display • car raffle • live radio broadcast • • 50/50 Sancho the clown: 11 a.m. – noon with free balloon animals • • Lots of artisan vendors inside the hall • • FREE admission to car show & craft fair • • Breakfast: $10/adults; $5/children 3 – 10 yrs • Everyone welcome •

Sunday May 20

A mix of sun & cloud 27° | 14°

Monday May 21

Tuesday May 22

A mix of sun & cloud 28° | 14°

Sunny 30° | 14°

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A#)306 T)40 • THE BIG LITTLE SCIENCE CENTRE, 655 Holt St., open Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with daily hands-on fun in the exploration rooms; interactive science shows at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sat. May 19: MAKE AN ELECTROMAGNET LAB. Use simple electrical materials to build a working electromagnet. How quickly can you transfer nails? 3D DESIGN & ROBOTICS CLUB, Thursdays, April 26 – June 7, 2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For ages 9 or older. Get your robotics geek on to not only design, but build your own robots. Then program them to do whatever you want them to. For beginners & experts alike, you work at your own pace/level. A kit & computer per child provided. 3D Design is all about learning to use a computer to work in 3 dimensions. Computers are provided. Develop the ability to think beyond the flat, & discover your inner depths & abilities. Each person will have their best creations printed on a 3D printer. SUPER SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS: S!"#$themed for all to enjoy. See page 5 for details. 250-554-2572. • T%" K#$'(()* A+",/""0 L1(0* host the PET VALU WALK FOR DOG GUIDES, a 5 km Walk to raise funds for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, May 27, at the Kamloops Yacht Club, 1140 River St. Registration: 9:30 a.m. Walk: 10 a.m. Your dog walk support goes a long way! FMI: Rosemary Rinehart, 250-573-3217; 250-319-9509. or • T%" F,"2/1#0 S'1)* perform MONTHLY IMPROV SHOWS at the Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance at, or $20 at the door. Schedlue: May 26: S!"# W"#$ %$. S!"# T#&'; June 16: H"##( P)!!&# I*+#)%! July 21: B&",- B/"0'&! B102) P"#!(; Aug. 18: S!#1+ ‘0’ S1+. Parental discretion is advised; recommended for 16 years of age or older. FMI: • 20/ #002#' SICA/C#),1CMW FAMILY FISHING DERBY, Sat. May 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Roche Lake Resort, 7200 Roche Lake Rd.In partnership with SICA, CapriCMW & the BCWF Fishing Forever program. Great prizes, BBQ lunch, great fishing & lots of fun. Proceeds to BC Wildlife Federation’s Fishing Forever Program. The idea of Fishing Forever is to create a venue through which people with disabilities can learn to, or continue to, fish & enjoy the outdoors. • OVERLANDERS DAY in McDonald Park, 501 McDonald Ave., Sun. Aug. 19, 12 – 9 p.m. An Old Fashioned Family Picnic featuring a wide array of family activities, such as sack races; egg & spoon races; pie eating contests (for youth & adults); traditional multicultural music; Lions Club breakfast; Taste of the North Shore (in support of Meals on Wheels); Open Mic; BC Wildlife Park; face painting & much more. • SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP offers meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Sat, drop-in 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Mon, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Thurs., 7 – 9 p.m. with available meditation instructions. 433B Lansdowne St. Call Liz, 250-376-4224

• KISSM 2018, July 9 – 27. REGISTRATION now open! Early Bird discount for the entire month of March. 3 huge musicals: Seussical the Musical (Junior Program 4/5/6); High School Musical (Intermediate Program 7/8); Grease! (Senior Program 9-12). For the first time ever – Marching Band! After-KISSM-Care for the youngest musicians. FMI & registration: • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings Thurs., 10 a.m. at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St. Call Wally, 250-679-7877, or Sunny, 250-374-9165. • MOUNT PAUL UNITED CHURCH THRIFT SHOP, 140 Laburnum St., open Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • KAMLOOPS TRAVEL CLUB, an informal group that gets together regularly for weekly meetings to talk about travel at The Art We Are. Call James, 250-879-0873. • FIRST SATURDAYS GUIDED TOURS at K#$'(()* A,! G#''",6, 101 – 465 Victoria St., first Sat of each month, 1 p.m. in Central Galleries. Explore & engage with KAG exhibitions, ask questions & learn about the stories behind the art work. Led by local artist & art instructor Emily Dundas Oke. Free admission; open to all ages. • DROP IN ADULT BADMINTON at the OLPH Gym (rear entrance), 635 Tranquille Rd., every Tues, 7 p.m. Mixed group of players; intermediates – advanced. Cost: $5. Birds supplied. Call Robert, 250-579-0193. • RUBE BAND practises most Mon., 7:30 p.m., at the Old Yacht Club, 1140 Rivers St. New members welcome. Call Bob Eley, 250-377-3209. • KAMLOOPS FLOOR CURLERS floor curl every Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9:15 – 11:30 a.m., at Heritage House. Everyone invited to join. FMI: Maureen, 250-554-2422. • GERMAN CHOIR group meet every 2nd Thurs, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Call Frieda, 250-376-3814. • UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC JAM SESSIONS, on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month, at the Alano Club, 171 Leigh Rd., 7 – 10 p.m.; No cover. All acoustic musicians welcome. Call 250-376-5115. • K#$'(()* S"01(,* A8!191!6 C"0!," hosts BINGO every Tues at the Brock Seniors Activity Centre, 1800 Tranquille Rd. Doors: 5 p.m. Games: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 19+ event; fully licensed concession.

C)**301!( Y"#6 S"/&$ • PINEVIEW VALLEY Community Yard Sale, May 26. • SUN RIVERS Community Yard Sale, June 2. • VALLEYVIEW COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE, June 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To be added to the map & list of participating residences, email Christy,

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Tuesday Nights Doors open 5pm Games start 6pm

Concession Drinks Snacks Coffee/Tea

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