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CONTENTS

Epic Summer Staycation . . . . . . 4 Take A Hike . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Science Is A Verb . . . . . . . . . 8 Ziplines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Staging Summer Fun . . . . . . 12 A Way To Healthy Fun . . . . . . 12 Catch A Wave . . . . . . . . . . 13 Memory Making Moments . . . 16 Soccer Staycation . . . . . . . . 17 Art Changes Lives . . . . . . . . 20 Royals On The Pitch . . . . . . . 22

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DREAMING OF THAT EPIC SUMMER VACATION but reality has us planning staycations instead.

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ondering what to do to keep the kids entertained in your own backyard this summer? You can turn your own backyard into a water park, garden centre, scavenger hunt area, fun game zone or ninja course. • Kamloops gets hot, so set up a water park with a fun inflatable kiddie pool. Kids can jump in and parents can cool their feet while supervising from the sidelines. Love water fights? Pick up a new fun sprinkler or slip n’ slide to create a water park atmosphere in your yard. Don’t forget a good ol’ water fight with some water guns or reusable water ball balloons. This is an especially fun idea when Kamloops hits the 30-plus degree mark. • Do you love to garden? Get the kids involved and interested in learning about the garden, growing and the environment this summer. You can find Piano

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fun kid-sized garden gloves and tools. Grab some planting pots or corner off a section of your own garden plot for the kids to plant their own seeds. Want to bring bees to the yard to pollinate your garden? Pick up a bug house or bee habitat and decorate it up. It’s a great habitat for mason bees and they pollinate up to three times more than regular honey bees do. • Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Get the kids exploring the backyard and the neighbourhood with a scavenger hunt. You can find fun cards like the Family Scavenger Hunt card set that gives you images of outdoor items to hunt for. You can also create your own fun list of things to seek out. Create a fun prize at the end, perhaps some new bubbles to play with or maybe a trip to Scoopz for an ice cream treat on a hot day. • Backyard games are one of the best ways to get outside and have a blast

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with your family. Classic games, such as bean bag toss or ring toss, are great games to play for all ages. If you love silly games, try out the giant outdoor version of Throw, Throw Burrito. It’s a face-off with giant inflatable burritos that you have to throw at each other. Need a slower pace? Grab some classic lawn darts (the new, safe ones, of course) or a game of croquet. • Kids need to burn off steam, so what better way to move all sorts of muscles and have fun than a ninjaline, zipline or slackline? You can climb, swing or balance your way through your backyard with any of these family-fun toys. They are all great for a variety of ages. You just need trees or another strong post to hang them on in your yard. Challenge each other with timed face-offs or make it silly by trying to do crazy tricks. www.tumbleweedtoys.ca

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TAKE A HIKE

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ike through Kamloops' desert-like valley setting surrounded by wideopen grasslands, fragrant sagebrush, ponderosa pine forests, deep gorges, sandstone canyons and chiseled hoodoos. From meandering strolls through grasslands to hiking rugged, steep valleys, there are trails for every level of adventurer. 

Hiking Best Practices

Here are some best practices for social distancing while hiking: • Keep at least two metres (six feet) from others; • Visit parks and trails during less busy times; • Stay local, avoid crowded parks and trails; • Don’t linger and avoid gathering in groups; • Hike solo (or only with your household); • Wash or sanitize hands after touching communal surfaces like gates or garbage bins; • Bring your own ‘Clean Trip Kit’. A clean trip kit includes hand sanitizer, gloves and toilet paper; • Stay home if you are feeling sick, especially if you are coughing or experiencing a fever.

Hiking Trails and Areas

Kenna Cartwright Nature Park is the largest municipal park in British Columbia, covering almost 800 hectares of terrain. The park features more than 40 kilometres of trails of varying difficulties that are enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, walkers, families and dogs. The park offers many breathtaking views of the Thompson Valley and Kamloops, as well as several benches and picnic

Left: Kenna Cartwright Park, Dylan Sherrard | right: Dew Drop, Jess Polley

tables, where you can catch your breath. Kenna Cartwright Park is delightful any time of the year, for any skill of hiker, and is off-leash dog-friendly. Peterson Creek Nature Park is situated in the heart of the city along a natural creek corridor. The park encompasses almost 100 hectares and features in excess of 10 kilometres of trails. Trails vary in difficulty, largely influenced by elevation change, and offers trails for every skill level. Peterson Creek is widely used during the summer months, is off-leash dog-friendly and features a remarkable view of the downtown core. Valleyview Nature Park is high above the silt bluffs of Valleyview. Explore the trails of the Valleyview Nature Park as they wind through the fragrant desert sagebrush. A variety of trails allows you to discover the hidden beauty that awaits you in this small park. You might even catch a glimpse of mountain bikers tackling the Kamloops terrain in the Kamloops Bike Ranch next door. Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park connects the Barnhartvale and Dallas communities through a series of trails through the grassland landscape. Take in views along the South Thompson River as you admire the silt cliffs below. Isobel Lake is located in the Lac du Bois Grasslands, 40 minutes from downtown Kamloops. Explore the interpretive trail that loops around Isobel Lake. The three-kilometre low mobility trail offers rest benches, picnic tables and fully accessible outhouses and docks so that everyone, including those in strollers or wheelchairs, can enjoy the trail.

Battle Bluff trail begins in the Dewdrop Range, a protected grasslands area northwest of Kamloops that overlooks Kamloops Lake. The trail winds over a low hill, then descend to some open grasslands before climbing the rocky bluff to the viewpoint overlooking the lake. The medium difficulty trail is a 4.8 kilometre return hike. Dewdrop Trail also starts in the Dewdrop Range. The trail approaches the bottom of the cliffs, climbing the ridge and brings hikers to the edge of the cliffs. This hard difficulty trail offers a commanding view of the Thompson Valley below. There are many picturesque spots to stop and take in the view or have some lunch. Embleton Mountain is en route to Sun Peaks Resort. The trails climb to an incredible view of Heffley Lake. At nearly nine kilometres long, it’s a great trail to get your heart pumping and includes a gazebo and picnic table awaiting you at the summit. Be sure to stop and smell the flowers during the warmer months as this trail winds through fields of blooming alpine wildflowers. Sun Peaks Resort: From July to September, explore the 18 designated hiking trails at the resort. Choose from easy, sightseeing strolls to an awe-inspiring summit and a break at Tod Lake. An exciting time to visit is during the alpine blossom season, which occurs between mid-July and mid-August. Witness rolling alpine meadows in their kaleidoscope of wildflower brilliance while taking in the delightful aromas of the blooms. — Tourism Kamloops

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SCIENCE IS A VERB TO BE EXPERIENCED at the BIG Little Science Centre

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ith a mission to develop a passion for science in our community, BIG Little Science Centre’s interactive exhibits allow you to connect with the phrase that “science is a verb.” With hands-on exhibits, interactive shows, science programs and special activities, BIG Little Science Centre is sure to provide active science fun for people of all ages. Join our staff and volunteers as they share their enthusiasm about how this amazing world works. In our convenient downtown location — in the former Value Village building at Seymour Street and Fifth Avenue — we are a not-for-profit charity and a tourist attraction with a twist. Our intimate atmosphere encourages your family to explore and discover physics, chemistry and biology. Stomp rockets, mini-tornadoes, rocks that glow, salmon and so much more are here for you to touch and try. Science videos on our website demonstrate how to do many crazy science experiments at home. Check out the Facebook page that shares science from the community and the world, including more activities to try at home. Science is part of our whole world — engage and learn! Interested in more science at home? Our Scienceto-Go Shop carries super exciting gifts for your budding scientist. How about a membership to the centre? Your support allows us to continue providing quality science experiences. You become a member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, with free entry to science centres across Canada, including Science World in Vancouver. Public guest hours are by appointment, Mondays to Saturdays, for a 90-minute visit. Please call to arrange your safe, private family visit. School groups, day cares may book a visit to the centre or arrange for a visit to your school or a park. For more information, call 250-554-2572, email susan@blscs.org or go online to blscs.org.

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“YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN MY FACE!” – Oyama Zipline’s new custom face mask

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o-owners Peter and Jennifer Madsen carefully co-ordinated opening and new safety precautions with the other major zip line businesses in the North Okanagan, Kootenays, Whistler, Vancouver Island and elsewhere. ”We had zoom meetings for months to brainstorm best practices and to create a consensus concerning protocals,” Peter said, noting owners of adventure parks helped each other overcome difficulties caused with the new normal of social distancing. “We have thought through each scenario and have strived to put in procedures that best protect guests and staff.” A few of the most noteworthy changes include a 40 per cent reduction in the tour capacity. Staff are protected by shields. Oyama Zipline Adventure Park will open all four adventure attractions on May 15. “Some are surprised we cater to those as young as three years old and, at the same time, offer many of the longest, fastest ziplines in the country. Families find we have something for every age group and ability” Jennifer said. “Forest Monkey Playland is open, with aerial trekking and ziplining for ages three to 11. This new netted aerial play area is a great venue to get out of the house.” The premium guided sevenstation zipline is a great option

to get together in the outdoors. Bracelets mark “bubbles,” so families can participate mask-less when distanced from other “bubbles.” The three new value-priced attractions include Green, Blue and Black aerial obstacle courses in Forest Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, a fresh way to challenge physical and mental prowess in an invigorating outdoor setting. Guests explore via three levels of platforms and tree-to-tree obstacles. The Aerial Park not only provides more choices for local groups, but is a lower price point than the seven-station zip tour. Many find this a great option to celebrate birthdays with a crowd (easy to distance, yet be together). “Oyama Zipline Adventure Park is a wild treetop adventure for the entire family,” zip park manager Jen Thompson said. “Oyama has Okanagan adventures just your speed.” Guest can stay busy at the adventure park the whole day. They can experience the 2.5-hour zipline tour, have a picnic, then tree trek and do parkour moves in the three -level Aerial Park. Alternatively, guests can visit for an hour or less, take in the view and enjoy a Freefall QuickJump amusement ride. Online booking is open now and reservations are highly recommended. Find up-to-date information on the Lake Country attraction’s website at www.oyamazipline.com. 2 0 2 1 K A M L O O P S S TAY C AT I O N G U I D E

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The best TOTAL GOLF EXPERIENCE in the Shuswap

• Open 7 days April thru October • 27 spectacular hole golf course • 9 Hole family friendly Coyote Ridge • 18 Hole scenic Lakeview Greens • Putters Paradise 18 hole putting on real greens • Power & pull cart rentals • Licensed throughout our golf course • Full driving range & practice facilities • Fully stocked pro shop

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Billiards, Micro-golf, Foosball & more! Come see the New Gaming Lounge. Great for ages 12 & up

Play arcade games, win prizes and ride the VR Rollercoaster. Don’t forget to check out the treasure room for unique toys, costumes and party supplies.

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Connecting people to BC’s wildlife and wild spaces; view some of British Columbia’s most iconic wildlife including grizzly and black bears, Kermode bear, badger, cougars, raccoons, elk, birds of prey and more! Don’t miss the new Przewalski’s horses - members of the Species Survival Program. Offering virtual programs, private animal encounters, birthday parties, guided tours, and more! Upgrade to an annual pass for even more savings, cool off in the splash park*, or run wild at our imaginative playground; Wild Times Await You! *seasonal

Contact us: 250.573.3242 Located 15 minutes east of Kamloops - 9077 Dallas Drive (exit 390 & 391 on the Trans Canada Highway) To learn more about the BCWP and our conservation projects, visit bcwildlife.org

YOUR STAYCATION AWAITS. Experience Kamloops like a tourist. Choose from one of our Staycation Packages for a night or a weekend.

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CATCH A WAVE

with Interior Whitewater this summer

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nterior Whitewater Expeditions is entering its 39th season rafting on some of the most adventurous and beautiful rivers in B.C. IWE offers access to one of British Columbia’s last big volume, free-flowing river systems of its kind. Clearwater River both rips and meanders through spectacular Wells Gray Provincial Park, allowing IPE staff to offer trips to suit every desire, both wild and mellow. Personal attention, smaller groups and knowledgeable, capable staff who exceed provincial safety guidelines are reasons IWE has set itself apart in the river rafting industry for almost 40 years. IWE’s newest trip is called Catch A Wave. Finally, a family excursion on the river that children as young as seven years of age can enjoy. Catch a Wave is much more than just another family outing, though. In many ways, it can be a life-changing experience — not just for kids, but for mom, dad and all family members.

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IWE staff have seen shy, reserved children come out of their shell with newly gained confidence, turning reserved kids into confident, engaging children. Gone are electronic gadgets, chores and schedules. The Catch a Wave trip makes everyone feel like they are part of a team, all working together to achieve a common goal. IWE has been told time and time again by parents that the trip was one of the most rewarding experiences their kids have ever had. Catch a Wave is a summer tradition for tourists and locals alike. It is a unique experience, whether you are eight years old or becoming a teen. It is a way to bond with father and son, mother and daughter, grandfather and grandmother. Experience a family outing like no other aboard one of IWE’s rafts on the Catch a Wave trip this summer and see the difference that can be made by a company that has not changed ownership for almost four decades while operating on the Clearwater River in Wells Gray Park.


WCT STAGING SUMMER FUN FOR ALL AGES

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estern Canada Theatre has transformed the lives of many in this region, whether you are a season ticket holder or attend an occasional show with a friend. Maybe you grew up attending school matinées or took part in Stage One youth theatre classes or camps. WCT actually started as a community youth theatre group, led by local drama teacher Tom Kerr, in the 1960s and became a professional theatre company in 1976. WCT has grown into one of the country’s most cherished regional theatre companies over the last 45 years, producing high-calibre, professional theatre that resonates on a national scale, right here in Kamloops. As part of this growth, our roots in education and the community have remained strong. In addition to successful theatre classes for young people and adults, many artists and technicians have apprenticed and learned their craft here. New plays that were developed and produced here at

Students in one of WCT’s Stage One Youth Theatre Classes

WCT have gone on to wow audiences around the world. Educators have found useful resources here and brought their students to special matinée performances. While adding enrichment for our audience with learning guides, talkback and special performances, WCT reaches out into the community to host workshops, lead corporate team-building sessions, and produce community events such as BrewLoops and the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts. WCT recently launched The Hub for Creative Learning, which gathers all of these education and outreach activities and makes them accessible to all Kamloopsians. Learn more on our website at wctlive.ca. While you’re there, register your young ones for a Stage One summer theatre camp, taking place in August. Continuing with inperson classes has been a silver lining in a challenging year for all of us. We look forward to announcing our next season — and to gathering together as a community very soon.

LET THE Y SHOW YOU THE WAY TO HEALTHY FUN

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e all know that taking charge of our health is important, but it can be a real challenge to make those changes, especially for busy families — and especially during times of crisis. But the good news is you don’t have to be a five-star athlete to make healthy choices, though that’s great if you are. Taking the time to have fun as a family is always a good idea and can really boost your mood. Things as simple as going for a family walk, engaging in a scavenger hunt hike, having fun at the playground, enjoying a family swim at the pool or even taking part a virtual fitness class together can all contribute to both

physical and mental well-being. If you’re looking for some active fun this summer, the Kamloops Y has plenty of health and fitness programs, from virtual classes to recreational swimming. We’ve got programs for kids and families, like our Resource Lending Library, with tons of fun free activities and toys for families to borrow and enjoy. And, if you need extra support, we’ve got free mental-wellness programs for all ages, all available online from the comfort of your own home. Community doesn’t stop and we will make it through this together. For more information on any of our programs, visit us online at kamloopsy.ca.

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Discover great cuts of meat, fresh seafood, cheeses, a huge deli with grab ’n go meals, fresh baked goodies, and so much more. We also offer contactless grocery pick-up. Just click and collect!

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KAC Galleries are an open exhibition space for community artists and arts groups. Located in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, the Galleries host rotating exhibits all year round. Also located in the Old Courthouse is the Artist Co-Operative Courthouse Gallery. There is always something new and unique to see! Stop by to support local artists!

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SUMMER SWIM & PLAY CAMPS WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

**Due to the ongoing covid restrictions, instructors are still not able to get in the water to instruct. Since we only have access to the deep pools at the Canada Games Pool, we will only be able to accomodate swimmers in blue level and up this summer.

CHILDREN AGED 7 - 12

Minimum swimming skills: comfortable in deep water - can swim 10m unassisted. Our Swim & Play Camps include swim lessons that follow the same great SwimSkill Lesson Program that we offer throughout the year. In addition to the two, 45 minute swim lessons per half-day session (half-day program only), there will be daily out-of-water activities to keep our campers engaged.

WHEN ARE THE CAMPS?

(half-day sessions only; 24 max each session) Week 1: Week 2: Week 3: Week 4: Week 5: Week 6:

July 5 - 9 July 12 -16 July 19 - 23 July 26 - 30 Aug 3 - 6 Aug 9 - 13

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Tues-Fri Mon-Fri

AM or PM session AM or PM session AM or PM session AM or PM session AM or PM session AM or PM session

Mornings 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR Afternoons 1:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Due to covid restrictions class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 4 participants per instructor. Camp Cost is $175

ALL CAMPS ARE AT THE CANADA GAMES POOL

VISIT SWIMKAMLOOPS.COM 250-828-3660 ** During this time we will continue to follow all our Covid facility rules, with daily check-ins, masks worn by staff and campers when they are not in the water, small class sizes, etc. **

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LET’S TAKE IT OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER! KAMLOOPS’ BEST TOYS, GAMES & HOBBIES STORE!

Follow us on social media for sales & hot new toy releases @tumbleweedtoys

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MEMORY MAKING MOMENTS at Davison Orchards A

hh — breathe in the fresh country air. You have arrived at Davison Orchards, ready to create memories together as a family. Consider first wandering over to the barn, where you will be greeted by friendly farm animals. No matter if it is your first or 50th visit, who can resist talking to a furry or feathered friend? Leisurely stroll from the barn to one of the spacious playgrounds, where adults can chill while young ones safely play. There is lots of room to hoot and holler! Hop on a Johnny Popper tractor train that winds through fields and orchards. See where your food grows at the heart and centre of the farm. You will want to return to witness the amazing transformation throughout the growing season. All that exploring has left you hungry! Good thing the

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farmhouse café offers delicious, farm-fresh daily selections of soups, sandwiches, drinks, and treats, such as seasonal fruit pies. Do try the pie! Take in the gorgeous valley view and relax on the patio as you enjoy every bite and sip. Happily, you can take home a whole pie or three from the farm store, as well as seasonal produce, apple juice, preserves and much more, grown or made right on the farm. Meander in the gift shop, where there is something for everyone, and see the miniature tractor train that delights kids of all ages. A few more photos snapped in front of the store and your time at the farm has been captured. Thank you for supporting our local and multi-generational family farm. Every season is a new experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Davison Orchards is at 3111 Davison Rd. in Vernon.


A TRY A SOCCER STAYCATION THIS SUMMER

summer Staycation in Kamloops can involved sharpening the soccer skills of the younger set. The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is dedicated to providing the community with a fun, inclusive, challenging and safe soccer experience. All academy programs are led by trained, certified and paid instructors and participants are grouped with likeminded individuals of similar abilities to ensure each participant is challenged appropriately. KYSA’s programs will follow enhanced safety protocols and modified formatting as required by provincial health guidelines. For more information on registering your child in summer programs, contact the KYSA by phone at 250-376-2750, by email at ed@kysa.net or in person at its office on McArthur Island, at 1550 Island Parkway Dr. The association’s website is at kysa.net.

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Learn more at KMA!

PRESERVING CULTURAL INTERESTS KMA KAMLOOPS MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES I 207 SEYMOUR ST


We provide a learning program through planned and child directed activities which include art, math, language, science, social and incidental learning. We are an inclusive childcare centre and welcome children, ages 3 months to 5 years, of all abilities.

Open Mon-Fri 6:45 am to 5:30 pm

We provide 2 nutritious snacks and a healthy lunch daily. All staff are ECE qualified, have current first aid & had criminal record checked. Our centre is a licensed not-for-profit society operated by a Board of Directors

childrenscircle@ccdaycare.ca stpauls@ccdaycare.ca

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COVID PROTOCOLS IN PLACE

Join us for an unforgettable rafting trip through Tsutswecw Provincial Park

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY! Nestled in the trees between Adams and Shuswap Lakes lies this pristine river which is fully protected within the boundaries of Tsutswecw Provincial Park. 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.

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ART CAN & DOES CHANGE LIVES FOR THE BETTER

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he Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is a registered charitable organization that is devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area. For more than 50 years (founded 1968), the KAC has supported all artists and art organizations and promotes co-operation among them, government and business. The KAC provides local artists and arts groups — visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and actors — with opportunities for exposure, networking and professional development. As part of its mandate, the Kamloops Arts Council takes the arts out to the community — producing high-quality, year-round low- and no-cost arts programs, performances, workshops and events for all. The council believes the arts are for everyone and that they have the power to heal, transform, connect and develop skills in children, youth, adults and seniors, including those in crisis. Art changes lives. The Kamloops Arts Council’s Main, Hallway, Alcove and Vault galleries are a non-curated, open exhibition space for community artists and arts groups. Located in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, downtown at Seymour Street and First Avenue, the galleries host 2D and 3D exhibitions on a rotating basis, totalling between 10 and 12 exhibitions per year. For more information, go online to kamloopsarts.ca.

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YOU CAN EVER BE ROYALS ON THE PITCH

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he Royal Soccer Club is celebrating its 29th annual summer soccer camp. Having hosted more than 300,000 campers in more than 100 locations across Canada, The Royal Soccer Club is the No. 1 grassroots soccer day camp in Canada. Its program is designed to promote personal development, team building and, of course, fun! The camp program is uniquely designed to offer a soccer focus in the morning and a leisure swim with other organized camp activities in the afternoons. All boys and girls between the ages of five and 13 are encouraged to register for full day or morning sessions. Campers receive a soccer ball, T-shirt, A medal and much more. The club offers early drop-off and late pick-up times fully supervised at no extra charge. Camps operate during all weeks in July and August. For more information, check out the website at royalsoccerclub.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS $185 Multi-Sport Camps | Ages 7-12 Tournament Capital Centre July 5-9 l 8:30am – 4:30pm July 26 - 30 I 8:30am – 4:30pm Tennis Camps | Ages 7-12 Kamloops Tennis Centre July 12 – 16 l 8:30am – 4:30pm Aug 16 – 20 l 8:30am – 4:30pm In partnership with Kamloops Tennis Centre Girls Only Bike Camp | Ages 8-13 Tournament Capital Centre July 19 - 23 l 8:30am – 4:30pm In partnership with Riding Into Life

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To register, visit Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind or call 250-828-3500 For information, call 250-828-3346 Early drop off and late pickup available for a fee

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