Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

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

Tumbleweed Toys Celebrates the Eighth Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Special Activities at the Toy Store Next Door Mean a Fun Day for Families

These days, those in the know “shop local” to support the
environment and their community alike.

On Saturday, November 4, Tumbleweed Toys will join hundreds of locally owned toy stores across North America to celebrate the seventh national Neighborhood Toy Store Day, an annual celebration in which independent toy shops kick off the holiday season with special events to introduce consumers to the
benefits of shopping local. Tumbleweed Toys will offer fun, family-friendly activities such as Face Painting, colouring sheets and game demos as well as their annual store-wide sale.

Specialty toy store owners are the real experts when it comes to choosing toys for kids, said Kimberly Mosley, president of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), a nonprofit
organization dedicated to promoting local toy shopping and creative Continue reading Tumbleweed Toys Celebrates the Eighth Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day

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!

Art for Change: a Crossing Bridges Outreach Art Exhibition

Nov. 1-18 in the KAC Main and Hallway Galleries at the Old Courthouse
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6-8pm ~ all welcome
A collection of works created by the Kamloops Arts Council’s Crossing Bridges art instructors, past and present.
 
Crossing Bridges is an interactive multidisciplinary collaboration among the arts community and social service agencies. The program delivers high-quality arts workshops at no cost to children, youth, families, adults and seniors in the Kamloops area who may be facing challenges or in crisis.
Artists work alongside staff at local social service agencies to deliver visual arts workshops in a variety of mediums – including painting, Continue reading Art for Change: a Crossing Bridges Outreach Art Exhibition
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 Brilliant Sound of the Trumpet and a Celebration of Canada 150

The trumpet shall sound as we present O Canada on two nights: 
Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm in the Nexus at First, Salmon Arm.
Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm in the Sagebrush Theatre.

The programme includes two newly commissioned works by Canadian composers in celebration of Canada 150. The first is Tobin Stokes’ Sesquie for Canada’s 150, one of forty works commissioned in collaboration with the Toronto Symphony and partner orchestras hailing from every province to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial. The second is John Estacio’s Trumpet Concerto, commissioned in collaboration with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, and Calgary Philharmonic.

Our featured soloist for this concert is Mark D’Angelo, trumpet. A native of North Vancouver, Mark D’Angelo holds a Master of Music Continue reading The Brilliant Sound of the Trumpet and a Celebration of Canada 150

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 GREAT BIG BOO!” is Coming to a City Near You This Fall

Corus, Cineplex and Wondersee debut live-action family friendly Halloween show

Corus Entertainment, Cineplex and Wondersee Entertainment have partnered to launch “The Great Big Boo!,” a live-action, family-friendly Halloween show that will tour Cineplex theatres across the country this fall, from October 18 to October 30.

The 50-minute non-scary live show follows the story of Zoe and Justin who sing and dance their way through Boo Alley on a quest to save Halloween, meeting larger-than-life characters along the way. The show features a dynamic original score and spectacular dance numbers. After each show, the audience will be invited to meet the stars and join them for a fun, trick-or treat event.

“Halloween is truly a holiday for children, a chance for them to pretend and have fun,” says Patrick Roberge, President of Wondersee Entertainment. “The Great Big Boo! embodies this in a spirited musical-theatre way that is fun for all ages. This new national holiday tradition, is a unique show that will bring families across Canada together to share quality time, entertainment, and some trick or treating fun.

“We’re delighted to partner with Cineplex and Wondersee on this national event,” says Doug Murphy, CEO and President ofCorus Entertainment. “Corus is known for its top-notch kids and family television content. “The Great Big Boo!” fits perfectly under our Corus Live banner, which was created to provide amazing—and unique—live experiences to our audiences. This is simply a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with kids and families in a fresh, new way.”

The Great Big Boo! is a one-of-a-kind event for Cineplex and we are delighted to have Wondersee and Corus Entertainment as our Continue reading “THE GREAT BIG BOO!” is Coming to a City Near You 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!

Million Dollar Quartet: The Story of the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam Session

Western Canada Theatre celebrates the start of its mainstage  season with the explosive energy and music of Million Dollar Quartet, playing October 12 to 21 at Sagebrush Theatre. Inspired by the greatest jam session of all time, this rocking musical builds around a warm December evening in 1956 that brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records. They joked, they brawled, and for that one evening, they forget their troubled, complicated lives to do what they loved best: make music. In the process, they made rock ‘n’ roll history!

Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, brings some of Canada’s best musical theatre artists to the Continue reading Million Dollar Quartet: The Story of the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam Session

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!