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Create Your Own Portable Tic Tac Toe Game

A craft that ends up being a portable game? Genius!

About a year ago, the kids made their very own portable Tic Tac Toe game. I’ve received so many comments on it while we’ve been out and about that I decided to share how we did it.

First, the kids went out in search of suitable rocks to paint that would be big enough to not get “lost” while still small enough to be considered “portable”.

Next, the kids painted each rock the colour yellow. Why yellow? Well, we collectively decided that it was a fun and vibrant colour that would make the X’s and O’s more visible during play!

Finally, after allowing the paint on the rocks to dry, the X’s and O’s were inscribed on each rock using a black permanent marker.

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“Choose Your Own Path” Chalk Game

Activities using chalk have been a favorite of ours for a number of years. The kids get to chalk on the back deck, the patio, the driveway and even the bare concrete floor in the basement during the winter months.

We have lots of games in our repertoire and this “Choose Your Own Path” chalk game is one that we have played numerous times. Here is how we play it:

First, find a long section of something you can chalk on, such as a driveway. Next, draw two lines at either end, a start and a finish line. Finally, get each player to select a specific colour of chalk, then get them to draw circles from the start line all the way to the finish line:

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You should then have something like this:

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Kamloops?

August long weekend is coming up and we have a few suggestions for you!

Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival at Sun Peaks Resort

With a warmer spring and hot early summer temperatures, the alpine wildflowers have been in full bloom since early July. While the blossoms have reached their peak early this season, there will still be plenty of wildflowers to see during the festival.

Take a scenic ride on the Sunburst Chairlift to access 16 designated hiking trails. The wildflower meadows on Tod Mountain can be reached by a leisurely stroll to more challenging hikes. You can even pack a lunch and head out to Tod Lake. CLICK HERE for information on hiking trails, flora, and more.

During the festival on the BC Day long weekend, July 31 – August 2, the village will host entertainment including live musicfacepainting, a kids zone, outdoor evening movie, and more!

Join the Reach the Peak – Tod Mountain Summit Hike where local guides, including Sun Peaks’ own Olympian Nancy Greene, will lead you to the very top of the mountain.

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Almost at the summit of Mt Tod, August 2014.


 Project X Theatre’s X Fest 2015

X Fest 2015 concludes this weekend with The Shakespeare Show this Friday, July 31st at 7:30 pm, a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN performance of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood at 3:00 pm followed by a final performance of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood at 7:30 pm at Prince Charles Park.

For more information: http://www.projectxtheatre.ca/

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Shakespeare (Andrew G. Cooper) & Oxford (Kelsey Gilker) with Chester. Photo credit: Jodi Roberts


 Stage One Theatre School Presents: I Hate Shakespeare!

Performance Class Production.

I Hate Shakespeare!, by Steph DeFerie

Ghosts, cheerleaders, and a dummy in a bathrobe – this play has it all! A magnificent and cheeky look into Shakespeare’s greatest works, I Hate Shakespeare explores the bard’s finest plays and explains them in such a way that you will leave the theatre saying I LOVE SHAKESPEARE!

Dates:  Friday, July 31 at 7:00pm; Saturday, August 1 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Place:  ACTORS WORKSHOP THEATRE at TRU in the OLD MAIN BUILDING

Admission:  By donation to the Henry Vanderberghe Memorial Bursary, which helps students in financial need with a strong interest in the arts attend Stage One Theatre School.


 Logan Lake Day

Logan Lake Day is a FREE Fun Filled Family Friendly event that runs all day on Sunday, August 2nd 2015. 

Start the day off with pancake breakfast. The day kicks into official high gear at 10am running right through until 3pm with the 5th Annual Show and Shine.

Admission is free to all attractions!!!!

Hungry?… bring a cooler or enjoy the great on-site concessions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Logan Lake, B.C this August long weekend to enjoy some “High Flying, Low Riding” fun for all the family!
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A Chance to WIN a pair of tickets to X Fest 2015!

X Fest 2015, featuring Project X Theatre, will be performing The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and The Shakespeare Story until August 1, 2015.

The performance schedule can be found here, and we’ve gathered a list of what you need to know to make your experience more fun!

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What ages are the shows suitable for?

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood is suitable for kids 5 years old age and older, while The Shakespeare Story is suitable for audiences older than 13 years of age. My 4 year old and 6 year old enjoyed The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, while I attended The Shakespeare Story on an adult “date”.

Pay-What-You-Can Matinee

Project X Theatre is proud to have theatre that is accessible to everyone and will be performing another pay-what-you-can matinee for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood at 3:00 pm on August 1st, 2015 at Prince Charles Park.

2 for 1 tickets!

The next 2 for 1 night at X Fest will be July 27th, 2015 featuring The Shakespeare Story.

Hint: Get your tickets EARLY as the previous shows have sold out!

Concession

Robin Hood and Shakespeare-themed cookies are available to purchase at the concession, as well as popcorn and candy.

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Raffle Tickets!

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Last Chance to Register for the 2015 Kamloops Marathon

There is still time to register for the Kamloops Marathon event 10917326_10152647238113181_6101252898794338732_nhappening on July 26th, 2015 at McArthur Island in support of the TRU Wolfpack Athletes.

Race distances include the Boston qualifier full marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, an 8km run and a 3km fun run.

Included with the registration is a t-shirt, a pancake breakfast, a medal (ribbons for the 3km) and a chance to win airfare for two to Boston!

To register for one of the distances: http://www.kamloopsmarathon.ca/register.html

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