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Kamloops Symphony Presents: Angel’s-Transcending Time

Kamloops Symphony’s second Chamber Music Series performance 1551567_871547039543497_593341021535800837_nis coming up on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the TRU Alumni Theatre. Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO) Chamber Musicians Sally Arai, Naomi Cloutier, Cvetozar Vutev and Martin Kratky make up this unusual quartet.

Angels will hover over this music during these three works. The first, Walter Rabl’s Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, is one of only two chamber works Rabl composed. Listeners will hear the Brahms influence during the piece that was composed in 1896.

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What’s Going on During & After the Santa Claus Parade this Saturday!

Downtown Kamloops will be the place to be this Saturday, November 29th!

Santa Claus Parade

Once Upon a Time… over 30 years ago was the 1st Kamloops Santa Claus Parade! We are proud to once again welcome it back here in Downtown Kamloops on Saturday, November 29, 2014

The theme this year is… Once Upon a Time! Whether it is children’s stories, a world far far away, pioneer times or the dinosaur age, Once Upon a Time will mean different things to different people… we can’t wait to see your entries!

Parade Route

The parade begins at 2nd & St. Paul -travels North on 2nd Avenue and East on Victoria St. to 6th Avenue where it will disperse in the 600 Block Victoria St.. The parade runs from 11am to approximately 12:30pm.


 Sports Day in Canada

Warm up after the Santa Claus Parade from 12:00-3:00 pm with FREE hot drinks at the Sports Day Celebrations taking place at Stuart Wood Elementary.

The City of Kamloops has partnered with PacificSport Interior BC, Sun Peaks Resort, School District #73 and Kamloops Adapted Sports Association to deliver an exciting line up of activities to celebrate sport in our community.

Come and try:

Wheelchair Basketball

Rocks n Rings Curling

Nordic Skiing (on a man-made track, presented by Sun Peaks Resort)

There will be kids-sized skis, boots and poles for all to try. PacificSport Interior BC will have a FunZone engaging youngsters to get active. There will also be FREE face painting, bouncy castle and photo booth, with a live DJ.

The City is also hosting a drop-in street hockey tournament, so bring out your sticks and/or goalie equipment to play four-on-four for your chance to win prizes. There will also be some hockey sticks available. The tournament is for ages 8-15, with a max of 7 players/team.


 Santa Claus Parade After Party Social with Kamloops Princess Parties

Our princesses have travelled from far and wide to join the Santa Clause parade in Kamloops on November 29th, so lets have an extra party!

Come join us for a special meet and greet with Princess Anna and her sister the Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and our Brave Princess.

This event is FREE! Come warm up after the parade with a cup of hot chocolate while browsing all the wonderful items the new Lizzie Bits Baby Co. store has to offer, all while your children are entertained by our characters

We hope to see you there!
♥ Love the Princesses of Kamloops Princess Parties & Events – Children’s Birthday Parties


 Greet Santa at Sahali Mall

Santa is coming to Sahali Mall November 29th following the parade. Join us in greeting Santa:

Free hot chocolate (12-1 pm)

FREE pizza samples from Bold Pizzeria (12-1 pm)

FREE craft table at Tumbleweed Toys (12-2 pm)

FREE mini cones from Bold Pizzeria (12-1 pm)

Visions Farmers Market (10-4 pm)

Final day of Barb’s Used Book Sale!

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Just Kidding: Curled up With a Good Book

My eldest just entered the school system this year, and I thought it would be appropriate to teach him the fine line that exists between teasing and taunting. I wanted him to understand that crossing that line could result in hurtful feelings. I also wanted to let him know how he should respond if he ever found himself the target of emotional bullying someday.

We borrowed the book “Just Kidding” from the library and it turned out to be a fantastic resource on that very topic.

Title: Just Kidding

Author: Trudy Ludwig (with a preface by Stan Davis, founder of www.stopbullyingnow.com)

Illustrated by: Adam Gustavson

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Excerpt: 

“D.J., you may never know exactly why kids like Vince are mean to you. But I do think it has more to do with what’s going on with him than with you”  Continue reading

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