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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

BIG Little Science Centre

Do you need a break from shopping and Christmas baking? Would you like to investigate the magic of Santa? Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle and join BIG Little Science Centre for some science fun and surprises?

BIG Little Science Centre will be holding its annual Christmas science show: “How does Santa Claus do that?” on Saturday December 22, at 11:00 am and again at 2:00 pm. This is a tongue-in-cheek show which tries to explain Santa’s magic, using some of our favourite science tricks.

Need some last minute gift ideas? BIG Little Science Centre carries some great science-themed stocking-stuffers!

December – January Hours

BIG Little Science Centre is open Saturday, December 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please note that BIG Little Science Centre will be closed Sunday December 23 up to and including Tuesday January 1.

Wednesday January 2, will re-open with a return to regular hours (Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

BIG Little Science Centre will be open for science fun for the family while the children are still on holiday, Wednesday January 2 to Saturday January 5!

Stay warm while stimulating your mind and funny-bone with a visit to YOUR Science Centre.

Discover and Explore Fun Science at BIG Little Science Centre:

Location: 985 Holt Street, Kamloops, BC, V2B 5H1

Mailing Address: Box 882 Station Main, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5M8

(250) 554-2572

gord@blscs.org

www.blscs.org

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks

Today we feature Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks (ASSP), a non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people with a disability to participate in adaptive snow sports at Sun Peaks Resort and allow them to experience the joy and freedom of skiing or snowboarding.

Ryder & Kaitlin 2012 Festival

Continue reading Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

BTDT Christmas Traditions

The KP Been There Done That Squad is a group of parents sharing their thoughts and experiences on a few topics related to raising their children in Kamloops.

Today’s question is:

What December/ Christmas traditions do you share with your child (ren)? Continue reading BTDT Christmas Traditions

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Parent-Child Mother Goose Winter 2013

Parent-Child Mother Goose Groups beginning in January 2013

Cuddle, Connect, Communicate – Enjoy an hour of rhymes, songs and stories with your babies and young children

****MORE GROUPS MAY BE ADDED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED SO KEEP CHECKING THIS LIST!****

Monday

January 14 – March 11 at 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Savona Elementary, 600 Tingle, to register please call 250-373-2520 during the following times (8:30-9:30 AM,  2:30-3:00 PM)

January 14 – March 11 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Stuart Wood Elementary, 245 St. Paul Street, to register please call 250-374-1755 (wear your PJ’s!)

Tuesday

January 15 – March 5 at 9:30 – 10:30 AM at White Buffalo Aboriginal Infant Development, 517A Tranquille Road, to register please call 250-554-1176

January 15 – March 5 at 9:30– 10:30 AM at Rayleigh Elementary, 306 Puett Ranch Road, to register please call 250-578-7229

January 15- March 5 at 1:15-2:15pm at Dallas Elementary, 296 Harper Road, to register please call 250-573-3261

January 15 – March 5 at 6:15 – 7:15 PM at North Shore Library, 795 Tranquille Road, to register please call 250-554-1124 Registration will be on Wednesday December 12th starting at 10am. Priority will be given for in person registrants.

Wednesday

January 16- March 6 at 9:00-10:00 AM at Arthur Hatton Elementary 315 Chestnut Ave, to register please call 250-376-7217

January 16 – March 6 at 12:30 – 1:130PM at North Shore Y, 700 Tranquille, to register please call 250-372-7791  Registration will be on Tuesday December 4th starting at 9am.

January 16 – March 6 at 6:00-7:00 PM at AE Perry Elementary, 1380 Sherbrooke Ave, to register please call 250-376-6224

Thursday

January 17 – March 7 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM at the Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria Street, to register please call

250- 372-5145 –Registration will be on Wednesday December 12th at 10am. Priority will be given for in person registrants.

January 17– March 7 at 12:30 – 1:30 PM at Aberdeen YW/MCA Child Care Resource and Referral, Hugh Allan Drive, to please call 250-372-7791   Registration will be on Tuesday December 4th starting at 9am

January 17 – March 7 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM at David Thompson Elementary, 1051 Pine Springs, to register please call 250-579-9228

January 17-March 7 at 6:00-7:00 PM at Dufferin  Elementary, 1880 Hillside Dr, to register please call 250-374-4425

Friday

January 18 – March 15 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM at Lloyd George Elementary, 830 Pine Street, to register please call 250-374-3174

January 18 – March 15 at 9:15-10:15 AM at Kay Bingham Elementary, 950 Southill, to register please call 250-376-5586

January 18 – March 15 at 1:15-2:15 PM at McGowan Park Elementary, 2080 Tremerton, to register please call 250-374-4545

Please keep your morning open for the 6th Annual ABC Family Literacy Day on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 9-12 at Henry Grube on Kitchener Avenue!

Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs are provided through a partnership between KELLI, SD 73, Kamloops Community Y, YW/MCA Child Care Resource and Referral, TNRD Library System and  White Buffalo Aboriginal Infant Development. Thanks to funding and donations from  Raise a Reader, BC Ministry of Education, Make Children First, CIBC, Western Roofing, Starbucks Canada, Success by Six (United Way), Kamloops Kiwanis and community members.

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Overlander Ski Club

For today’s post for the Winter Activity Special, we take you on a tour of the Overlander Ski Club.

Family is about building traditions and creating memories that are lasting and meaningful. Cross Country Skiing is one of the best winter activities where the entire family can enjoy the outdoors and have excellent recreational family time; inexpensively.

Overlander Ski Club is 25 minutes South of Kamloops with over 60 km of groomed trails. We also have 10 km of Snowshoeing trails, 5 km of Dog trails and night skiing 7 days a week.

Let see what else Overlander Ski Club has to offer:

Programs

  • Our Club offers Lessons for Children (Ski League) as well as Lessons for Adults of all abilities.
  • Children enjoy family ski outings, but they also thrive on the sport through the social opportunities of club-based Jackrabbit on-snow fun and skill acquisition programs.
  • For many, racing, or simply entering recreational ski loppets and marathons also becomes a passion.

 Facilities

  • For everyone, but especially those introducing young children to skiing, the ability to start and end your ski at a heated clubhouse is a practical boost to making every outing a positive one. We have a large, comfortable and wood heated DAY LODGE — with water and hot beverages available.

 People

  • Club members provide a lot of other informal support and good company.
  • You can learn so much more and enjoy yourself more by meeting and talking with other skiers at a club.
  • Overlander also offers a variety of skiing-related social events.

Safety

  • Cross country ski injuries are rare, but nonetheless, the Stake Lake staff (not to mention many skiers) are there when injuries do happen, and help is available.

Events

  • Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lake is host to numerous events, both fun and competitive each winter.
  • These events may include:  Spoke/Overlander Ski Marathon, Ski for Light Canada (skiing for the blind), Special Olympics, BC Sprint Championships, and Midget Championships to name a few.
  • Check our event calendar.

 

Why cross-country ski at Stake Lake?

Environment

  •  The trail system at Stake Lake, and development that does take place such as our day lodge, is done keeping potentially negative environmental impact at a minimum.
  • Careful thought, along with consultation with the BC forest service and others, takes place to ensure that the area will remain pristine and unblemished for future generations.

Grooming

  • Stake Lake is known for the quality of its trails, which is a function of their grooming as well as their design.
  • Our volunteer groomer’s take pride in their grooming work and understand the technicalities involved in issues related to grooming such as snow temperature.  They have many years experience.

Our Snow

  • The quality of snow in the BC interior is well known.
  • In particular, in the heart of our season (mid-December to mid March), snow is typically dry interior powder which makes for a great ski experience.

Join us as a member, on a day outing, or as a visitor from out of town.

We’d love to share our ski paradise with you.

www.Overlanderskiclub.com

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!