Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

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

Art Exposed Regional Exhibition: View + buy local art from more than 135 TNRD artists

March 9-17, 2018
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street W, Kamloops)
Opening Reception (all welcome): Friday, March 9, 5-8pm

Looking for original, affordable artwork? Be sure to visit the Kamloops Arts Council’s Art Exposed Regional Exhibition, running March 9-17, 2018.

The exhibit kicks off Friday, March 9 with an Opening Reception — all welcome — from 5-8pm, featuring refreshments and local wine (cash bar).

“Each year, visitors remark they are amazed at the variety of artwork available and that the quality of the exhibition just keeps getting better,” says Lorel Sternig, Kamloops Arts Council events and programs manager.

This year, Art Exposed features works by more than 135 regional artists, from youth to senior. Unique to the TNRD, Art Exposed is Continue reading Art Exposed Regional Exhibition: View + buy local art from more than 135 TNRD artists

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!

A Doula and A Mother

I am a birth doula, and I am a mother. 

Being a mother has guided me into my work, it has shaped me as a support person to other mothers. It has also made this career more challenging.

What is it like to be a doula and a mother? As a doula I work to support parents with information, starting in early pregnancy. I also provide emotional and physical support for birth and early childhood. I am always on call and often have to leave events or break plans with people. I can’t travel far from home. I bring a birth bag with me everywhere I go, in case I get “the call”. I am always on high alert, which means I have had to learn how to be fully present for my children when my mind is completely torn (not easy). I get really attached to my clients, they Continue reading A Doula and A Mother

My name is Suvannah Ruddock. I am a Co-Doula at Stork to Cradle Doula Care. I am a Mother to 3 incredible children who inspire me daily, and Wife to a wonderfully supportive Husband.

Website: https://www.storktocradledoula.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StorkCradleDoulaCare/
Instagram: @storktocradledoula

Get glowing at this Thursday’s Lumière Festival Parade 

Feb. 22 Lantern Parade leads to BC Winter Games Opening Ceremonies  

The Kamloops Arts Council’s Lumière Lantern Festival offers kids, youth, adults and seniors a chance to express creativity and join in a celebration of community spirit.

This year’s Lumiere Lantern Festival Parade leaves Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:15pm from Unit 210 at Lansdowne Village on Lansdowne Street (between Spitfire Computers and London Drugs).

Led by energetic musicians / drummers Dance Afreaka and hoopdancer Daryl Black, the procession will head east down to 1st Continue reading Get glowing at this Thursday’s Lumière Festival Parade 

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!

FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The 22nd annual Kamloops Film Festival will feature twenty-two films from around the world at the Paramount Theatre March 1st to 10th.  From documentaries to quirky comedies and even horror films, the festival will provide audiences with a selection that encompasses a full range of genres. Festival Chair, Dušan Magdolen, says this year’s line-up is one of the festival’s best, “I know it’s tempting to say that each and every year, but for 2018 we truly have some incredible films that have a lot to offer audiences in Kamloops.”

Shut Up and Say Something, a Canadian-made documentary that profiles well-known spoken word artist Shane Koyczan will kick-off the festival on Thursday, March 1st.  The film will be one of four throughout the festival that is followed by a Q&A with special guests from the film’s production. “We’re ecstatic to have the writer and director of the film, Melanie Wood, joining us for the Q&A” said Magdolen, “This is what the festival is all about – seeing films that are challenging and make you think, then being able to discuss them and learn more. That’s the festival experience.” Other films of note include the Kamloops-shot Tomato Red, Golden Globe winning German thriller In the Fade, and Indian Horse, a film based on the late Kamloops Aboriginal writer, Richard Wagamese’s, novel of the same name, which will close out the festival on Saturday, March 10th.

The schedule comes complete with numerous complementary events including an opening night mingle, casual post-film discussions and a closing night party at Hotel 540, among others.  “The parties and special events really heighten the festival experience. Carve out a little extra time for a beer-tasting in between flicks or a warm cup of tea at our Steeping Discussion event. We’re encouraging everyone to experience all that the festival has to offer,” says KFF Events Chair Alicia Ashcroft. All of the events are free to attend, with the exception of the closing night party. A full schedule of films and events (as they are finalized) can be found at www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca.

Passes and Tickets are now available ONLINE and tickets will soon be available at Moviemart (367 St. Paul Street).

ALL 22 KFF 2018 FILMS:

SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING
Thursday March 1 at 7pm

The opening film of the festival follows acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, who erupted onto the scene during the Vancouver Olympics, on an emotional road trip to reconnect with the father he never knew.

ENTANGLEMENT
Friday March 2 at 6pm

While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister – and then things start to get weird.

RAVENOUS (DARKFEST)
Friday March 2 at 9pm

The first of three DarkFest features in 2018 follows a group of survivors in this twist on the zombie genre taking place in upstate Quebec.

THE BREADWINNER
Saturday March 3 at Noon.
A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in Continue reading FULL 2018 KAMLOOPS FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

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!

BIG Little Science Centre Programming February/March

Science Centre Programming, 2018 

The BIG Little Science Centre is open year round:

Tuesday to Saturday10am to 4pm

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 Continue reading BIG Little Science Centre Programming February/March

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!