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Summer 2017 at the BIG Little Science Centre

Check out what’s happening at the BIG Little Science Centre this summer!

Unless otherwise stated, programs run daily and are: At 11:00am and again at 1:30pm

Included with standard entry fee Free for members

The BIG Little Science Centre is open year round: Tuesday to Saturday. The Exploration Room is open 10am to 4pm, with over 140 different exhibits to enjoy. Full activity information is on the website calendar.

Tuesday June 27 to Friday 30 LEGO and other construction materials out all day for your building pleasure.

Saturday July 1: The main centre is closed. Please join the BIG Little Science Centre Travel Booth in Riverside Park from 9:00 am to 6:00pm

Tuesday July 4 to Saturday July 8 LEGO and other construction materials out all day for your building pleasure.

Tuesday July 4 to Saturday July 8 Static Electricity Show

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The Rivertown Players Return!

Get ready Kamloops, the Kamloops Arts Council’s The Rivertown Players are back!

The Rivertown Players create and perform free, fun, interactive children’s theatre productions! The team this year is Jeffery Daniels the Assistant Director, Ashley Hiibner the Stage Manager and Avery Reid the Booking Coordinator! They will all be acting in the performances, but for now they are busy creating original plays for the summer!

This summer is a special one because it is the first time the troupe will have two seasons! There will be 3 shows in July and then a new Continue reading The Rivertown Players Return!

Just $5 dollars helps fund our forest

Remember those childhood days when you just couldn’t wait to get outside? You thought you were playing but what you were really doing was learning. With nature as your classroom, you were learning teamwork, sharing, exploring, questioning (How do flowers really grow?) and how big the world can be when you add your imagination to it. Learning through nature is at the core of the Kamloops Child Development Centre – and our amazingly big yard is a key component: our own natural classroom for our children to play and learn.

This classroom needs to continue to grow and it’s the focus of our major fundraising project now. Our plans include replacing the decade-old equipment and, in its place, building a natural wonderland that researchers can confirm brings so many benefits to our ever-growing number of children who come to our centre, not just for care but, as our name says so dryly, to develop. We prefer to Continue reading Just $5 dollars helps fund our forest

Summer Camps at Meridian Rehabilitation

Who: Our day camps are open to any child looking to have a fun and exciting summer camp experience.

When: All summer long! 9:00am – 3:30pm daily. Before and after camp care available.

Cost: 5 day camps = $250, 4 day camps = $200. Before OR after camp care = an additional $30, before AND after camp care = an additional $50

Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists will provide short therapeutic activities each day to support developmental needs. All children are welcome and will be supported in our groups!

Groups for 3 to 5 year olds: 

June 26 – 30: The Group Plan: Introduction to social thinking. Your preschooler will learn the foundations of ‘social thinking’ -how we think about ourselves and the world around us- through play and social interactions. We explore ideas like ‘whole body listening’, ‘thinking thoughts and feeling feelings’ and being in the ‘group plan’.

July 24 – 28: Movers and Shakers Get ready to run, play, dance, jump and MOVE your body all week long! Some kids learn best by moving Continue reading Summer Camps at Meridian Rehabilitation

Art Changes Lives: 2017 Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition

The Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition celebrates the healing power of art and the community that has created it. This exhibition truly affirms that “Art Changes Lives.”

The Kamloops Arts Council’s Crossing Bridges Arts Outreach provides interactive visual arts workshops to children, youth and adults facing challenges. Since 2013, our artists have delivered workshops to various social service agencies, including the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, New Life Community, the Chris Continue reading Art Changes Lives: 2017 Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition