Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

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

Shows and Activities at the BIG Little Science Centre – February & March 2017

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.

Special shows and activities run at the centre: daily July/August, and Saturdays in the school year.

All activities are included with the standard entry fee, unless otherwise stated.

Saturday February 18: Super Static Electricity Show at 11am & 1:30pm

An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores Continue reading Shows and Activities at the BIG Little Science Centre – February & March 2017

French Pre-School Open House

Friday March 3rd, 2017- Vendredi 3 mars, 2017

From 9:30 until 11:30 – À partir de 9:30 jusqu’à 11:30

For parents who want to put their children in a francophone preschool service before Kindergarten.

Contact Madame Dianne Desbiaux for more information by email.

We are taking registration for September 2017. The french preschool Bonjour offers a three day program. Pour les parents intéressés à mettre leurs enfants dans un service préscolaire francophone avant la maternelle. Pour de plus amples informations, contactez Madame Dianne Desbiaux par courriel. Nous prenons les inscriptions pour le mois de septembre 2017. La pré-maternelle offre un programme de 3 jours.

What’s Happening in Kamloops for BC Family Day Long Weekend!

Here’s a list of what’s going on for BC Family Day long weekend in Kamloops:

5th Annual Family Day Festival

On Family Day, the City of Kamloops will transform the unnamedTournament Capital Centre (TCC) into a festival for families with children of all ages! The 5th Annual Family Day Festival will take place on Monday, February 13 (a statutory holiday in BC), from 10 am – 2 pm, and the event is free. We will also host a free swim at the TCC from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Community organizations and businesses will bring a wide range of family-focused festivities into one place. Festival goers will have an opportunity to join a princess tea party, get creative with arts and crafts, have their faces painted, experience live performances, learn about all things science, practice karate, and try new sports. With close to 50 booths and activities, there will be something for everyone.

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In addition to music, games, sports, and crafts, there will be opportunities to win great prizes. Families can pick up “experience passports” at the door and all completed passports will be entered in a draw to win an Annual Family Pass to the Wildlife Park.

In addition, the City of Kamloops booth will have a draw to win a six month full facility pass to the TCC and there will be a chance to win more prizes: Wildlife Park passes, family memberships to the Kamloops Art Gallery, skate passes, swim passes, and City of Kamloops swag. If that wasn’t enough, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the 150th person to walk through the door at the TCC will win some great Canada 150 merchandise!

The Kamloops Food Bank will be accepting donations for non-perishable food items at the door.

We invite you to celebrate your family with us! See you at the    TCC (910 McGill Road) on Monday February 13th.

BC Family Day Long Weekend at Sun Peaks Resort

Feb 12th – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Come on out on February 12th for some family fun time!

Bounce high on the Bungee Trampoline, slide down Tube Time dressed as a penguin and enjoy free skating on our new rink.

Pick up a wristband at the Village Day Lodge from 12:00pm to 2:30pm to enjoy the following activities for FREE!

Bungee Trampoline 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Penguin Tube Time 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ice Skating 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Wristbands are required for all free activities. Pick them up in the Village Day Lodge.

Be sure to ski an extra day! On BC Family Day (Monday February 13) alpine lift tickets are 50% off for BC residents.

Celebrate BC Family Day at BC Wildlife Park

Monday, February 13th
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
(Last admission at 3:30 pm)

Bring the whole family out to enjoy:

Exciting Animal Encounters:
1:00 pm – Bobcat Feeding
2:00 pm – Owl Encounter
Turtle Tales Workshop at 11:00 am! – Discover the lives of turtles through interactive story time and art! Meet a turtle up close and colour your very own painted turtle picture!
Photo Scavenger Hunt (age 8-17) 9:30 am to 3:30 pm – bring your camera or smartphone!
Colour Count Scavenger Hunt (age 5-7) 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Wildlife Rangers Pin Collectors Club – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Admission Rates
Adults $12.00
Seniors (65+) $10.00
Children (3 -17) $8.00
Children (2 & under) FREE

Family Day Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children) $35.00
Family Day Pass (2 Adults, 3 Children) $40.00
Family Day Pass (2 Adults, 4 Children) $45.00

*Annual Pass Holders receive free admission to this event

For more information please call 250-573-3242 ext.226