Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

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

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.
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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!

Where did you spend Spring Break 2018 with your family?

For most kids in the Kamloops area, Spring Break is now over and school resumes tomorrow.

Our family stayed in Kamloops but took a couple of day trips in the Thompson-Okanagan region.  On Thursday, we spent the day hiking and playing with mud in the Lac Du Bois Grasslands with some friends!

What about your family?

Where did you spend Spring Break with your family?

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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!

Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation

Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation with Kerri Flannigan

Friday, March 16

3:30 to 5:00 pm

Ages 14+, FREE

Saturday, March 17

1:00 to 4:00pm

Ages 14+, FREE

Join us in our studios with Victoria-based artist Kerri Flannigan for a Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation workshop.

Participants in this two-part workshop will explore using short stop-motion animation as a way of sharing personal experiences from queer perspectives.

On Friday, March 16, participants will learn about different ways of telling stories through art and engage in activities that explore themes of how our intersectional identities (such as race, age, gender and sexuality) impact how we experience different places.

The second part of the workshop, on Saturday, March 17, will focus on the creation of a short stop-motion animation based on the Continue reading Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation

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 Breadwinner: Family-Friendly Film at Kamloops Film Festival

CONTEST ALERT! KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to the family friendly film “The Breadwinner” which will be featured this Saturday, March 3 at noon. To enter the contest, leave a comment below before 8pm on March 1. For an extra entry, please leave a comment on the Facebook post:

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Saturday, March 3 at Noon

The Breadwinner
Canada | Ireland | Luxembourg
Directed by Nora Twomey
In English
Animation | Drama
94 minutes
Rated PG: violence

ASSOCIATED EVENT:
Family Party

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Quotes:

“THE BREADWINNER IS WORTH CELEBRATING, IN PART Continue reading The Breadwinner: Family-Friendly Film at Kamloops Film Festival

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!

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!