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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” Underway

The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” is underway, running August 1st to August 31st.

The Y Women’s Emergency Shelter is in need of NEW toys and gifts to give the children and youth who stay at the Shelter. Often children need to leave their most precious items behind and sometimes their stay is over birthdays and holidays –  it’s a wonderful thing to receive something special during a difficult time in their lives.

Don’t know what to give? Think of what your own child wanted for Christmas or – GIFT CARDS are a perfect gift!

Drop off your NEW items and/or gift cards at participating local Continue reading The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” Underway

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Title: A Small Thing…But Big

Author: Tony Johnston

Illustrated by:  Hadley Hooper

Excerpt: 

“Before today, I was very afraid of dogs,” Lizzie told him.

The quiet old man replied, “Before today, I was very afraid of children.”

Age group: 4-7 year olds

What’s to love: 

In this book, a little girl struggles with and eventually overcomes her Continue reading A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to XFest 2017 to giveaway! To enter, please comment below for a chance to win. For a bonus entry, please comment on the following Facebook post:

CONTEST ALERT: Please comment below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see either Rapunzel or The Jungle Book with…

Posted by KamloopsParents.Com on miércoles, 19 de julio de 2017

Contest will close July 20th at 8pm. Good luck!

Project X Theatre returns to the outdoor stage at Prince Charles Park July 10-29 for X Fest 2017. The annual summer theatre production company will feature two classic coming-of-age stories with adaptations of The Jungle Book and Rapunzel.

Young Mowgli (Maddin Lidder) being lulled to sleep by Bagheera (Andrew G. Cooper) and Baloo (Wyatt Purcha) in The Jungle Book. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

The Jungle Book is an all ages show lasting approximately two hours, including intermission. Each actor plays multiple characters in this fast-paced story featuring the adventures of Mowgli as he encounters the different challenges of living in the jungle. Melissa Thomas is the director of this adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story.

“I personally love the Jungle Book and love incorporating literary adaptations. This was just the right production, a great version for Continue reading Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Poll: Attending a Spring Break Camp?

Finally, it’s the first day of Spring Break – but not every family spends it the same way. Some kids spend time at an organized camp for Spring Break while others don’t.

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Spring Break 2017

You’ve come to the right place to check out what’s going on in Kamloops during Spring Break with your family! Read below for some ideas:


Lil’ Monkey’s Treehouse

Head to Lil’ Monkey’s Treehouse with your kids ! Open daily until 4:30 pm, you can sip a coffee in peace while the kids burn off excess energy!

http://www.lilmonkeystreehouse.com/


Spring Break Activities at the BC Wildlife Park

Learn about BC’s wild creatures during spring break! Enjoy several animal feedings, ride the Wildlife Express Miniature Train and maybe even earn a pin!

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March 18th & 19th
10:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Rangers Pin Collectors Club
11:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Express Miniature Train – $1/person (cash only)
11:00 am – Raccoon Feeding
1:00 pm – Porcupine Feeding
2:00 pm – Bobcat Feeding

March 20th to 24th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Rangers Pin Collectors Club
11:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Express Miniature Train – $1/person (cash only)
11:00 am – Raccoon Feeding
1:00 pm – Porcupine Feeding
2:00 pm – Bobcat Feeding

March 25th & 26th
10:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Rangers Pin Collectors Club
11:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Express Miniature Train – $1/person (cash only)
11:00 am – Raccoon Feeding
1:00 pm – Porcupine Feeding
2:00 pm – Coyote Feeding

March 27th to 31st
10:00 am to 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Rangers Pin Collectors Club
11:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Express Miniature Train – $1/person (cash only)
11:00 am – Raccoon Feeding
1:00 pm – Porcupine Feeding
2:00 pm – Coyote Feeding

April 1st & 2nd
11:00 am to 3:30 pm – Wildlife Express Miniature Train – $1/person (cash only)
11:00 am – Raccoon Feeding
1:00 pm – Porcupine Feeding
2:00 pm – Bobcat Feeding

Park Hours & Rates

http://www.bcwildlife.org/


March Break at the BIG Little Science Centre

Saturday March 18 to Saturday April 1

Join us for science activities and fun, from Tuesday to Saturday!

Daily: from 10am to 4pm

Exploration Room with over 140 different hands-on activities to try out.

Construction Days: LEGO! Megablox, MagNext and more!

Building materials will be out all day for creative constructions.

Daily special shows: at 11am & 1:30pm

Saturday March 18: Build a Vehicle Activity, ALL DAY LONG

Using materials provided, follow/create a design to make your own vehicle to keep.

Tuesday March 21 to Saturday March 25:  Super Static Electricity Show

An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores how it works and produces static in many ways, including using van de Graaff generators. Is it time for your science centre hair-do?

Tuesday March 28 to Saturday April 1:  Awesome Magnetism Show

This Awesome Magnetism Show is an interactive, fun show that explores magnetism and gives you some magnetic magic tricks to try out at home! 

http://blscs.org/


Spring Break Activities at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre



Chapters Kamloops

Chapters in Kamloops is offering FREE events during Spring Break! Check out the schedule below:

https://www.facebook.com/ChaptersKamloops/?fref=ts

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!