Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

My personal accounts of our day to day encounters, explorations and expeditions in and around the Kamloops area.

KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

Plus Kristina Benson Art scholarship, Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines May 31

If you’re a local artist or arts group looking for funding for an upcoming project, or an area arts student seeking help with tuition, the Kamloops Arts Council may be able to help.

KAC Grants deadline June 15th – KAC Grants are awarded primarily to assist local artists and arts organizations (in any discipline) to promote their work or further their education. Funds are subject to availability, and applicants must be current members of the KAC to apply. Deadlines have recently changed and are now June 15 and January 15 each year. The application form is available at the KAC website, www.kamloopsarts.ca.

From past KAC Grants recipients: “Thank you for helping to realize the goals of local artists like ourselves. It is enormously helpful… Continue reading KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

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!

Hard-nosed traditional Cape Breton fiddle playing

One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, Ashley MacIsaac is bringing his hard-nosed, traditional Cape Breton style of fiddle playing to the Sagebrush Theatre stage with the Kamloops Symphony for two nights; this Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 pm.

A renowned fiddle player, piano player, and step dancer, Ashley MacIsaac combines traditional fiddle playing with his own unique spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader Continue reading Hard-nosed traditional Cape Breton fiddle playing

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!

Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

What happens when a poet, an author, a composer, his lover, and a book-loving stripper all move into the same house in quiet, wartime Brooklyn? Arguments, indulgence, infestation, questionable relationships of every description, a murder mystery, plenty of reasons for the neighbours to bang on the walls and, just possibly, some truly wonderful art. Join singers Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak, Continue reading Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

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!

Celebrate 50 years with the Kamloops Arts Council at April 12 event

Burger, beverage and karaoke at Match Eatery fundraiser
The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is celebrating 50 years of bringing arts to the community with its “Cheers to 50 Years” fundraiser Thursday, April 12th at Match Eatery.
Join the KAC for a burger & beer (or other beverage) and karaoke hosted by Solo Entertainment (Angie Heinze). Singing is optional but encouraged.
Cost is $25 per ticket and includes burger, beer/beverage, and entertainment. A table of 6 may be booked for $150.
Door prizes, including a gift certificate to Atlas Restaurant, and a 50-50 will be offered. All proceeds support the KAC’s year-round community arts programs, including the Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival, the Crossing Bridges Continue reading Celebrate 50 years with the Kamloops Arts Council at April 12 event

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!

Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association Summer Camps

Summer Day Camps:

Every day will be filled with time spent with each child’s “own”  special horse. This includes a daily riding lesson and stable management lesson. (*Stable Management should prepare Campers for the written portion of the Equine Canada English Rider Levels 1-2). Campers will learn a variety of horsemanship skills on and off the horse and will partake in the day-to-day care each horse requires. The fun doesn’t stop! We have art, crafts & outdoor games too. More advanced riders may work on jumping and dressage tests.

Ages 5-12
Horses are provided.
Continue reading Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association Summer Camps

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!