Category Archives: What’s Going on in Kamloops

This is our NEWS section where we relay the pertinent information about upcoming events to you – just in case you aren’t reading the event calendar;)

The Future is Friendly on Telus Mountain

Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board has come through for Kamloops Child Development Centre with a donation of $14,695 to fund a special climbing mountain in their proposed nature-based playground. The Centre has been fundraising for a number of years and is very close From left is KCDC Education Director Helen Blair, Maaike Clarke, 4, Early Childhood Educator Tiffany Reid, Zion Letterlough, 3, Wyatt Broadhurst, 4, and Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board representative Pat Bauer.

It wasn’t long into her 40-year career in early-childhood education  that Helen Blair, director of education at Kamloops Child Development Centre, saw the benefits children receive from outdoor play. She also saw an increase in the number of children who exhibited behaviours and a corresponding decline in the amount of time children were spending outside.

For the past three years the board, staff and management have been fundraising to realize their vision of a completely redesigned playground. An outdoor classroom that would offer natural play spaces designed for different ages. Designed to mimic the childhood Continue reading The Future is Friendly on Telus Mountain

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Christmas with the KSO

We invite you to join us at our annual celebration of the festive season, Christmas with the KSO. This concert includes a feast of festive music that is fun for the whole family.  Highlights include Tchaikovsky’s March from the Nutcracker, music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, an audience sing along, and the perennial favourite, Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

Joining the KSO on stage is Guest Artist Anne-Marie MacIntosh, soprano, and the KSO Chorus.
Leading the orchestra, soloist, and chorus is Guest Conductor Scott SeatonHe is also the conductor in this amusing video where an audience member screams after falling asleep during Stravinsky’s Firebird.

There are two performances of Christmas with the KSO:
Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 17 at Continue reading Christmas with the KSO

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Family Art Saturday

Family Art Saturday 

Saturday, November 18

1:00 to 3:00 pm

All ages
$5 per family // FREE for members

Join us for a fun afternoon of mini-tours and hands-on art making activities inspired by our exhibitions.

This month, we explore the art work of Manitoba-based glass artist Ione Thorkelsson. On our mini-tours, we will look closely at her cast- Continue reading Family Art Saturday

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

The perfect fusion of rock band with symphony orchestra

We’re thrilled to be teaming up once again with popular guest artists Jeans ‘n Classics to present The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show on the Sagebrush Theatre stage for two nights: Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.

Jeans ‘n Classics has been combining rock with symphonies for almost 20 years. The London, Ontario based orchestra rock act’s Continue reading The perfect fusion of rock band with symphony orchestra

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale Moves To A New Home This Fall

Our popular fundraiser is back for the fall, and it has a new home: Lansdowne Village. We will be in the old Fields location, near Spitfire Computers, across from Senor Froggy’s. The sale will be running from Saturday, November 11 to Saturday, November 25.

The Kamloops Symphony accepts donations of gently used books, sheet music, records and CDs on a continual basis that are kept in a donated storage space until sale time. These valuable donations are Continue reading Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale Moves To A New Home This Fall

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!