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The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” Underway

The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” is underway, running August 1st to August 31st.

The Y Women’s Emergency Shelter is in need of NEW toys and gifts to give the children and youth who stay at the Shelter. Often children need to leave their most precious items behind and sometimes their stay is over birthdays and holidays –  it’s a wonderful thing to receive something special during a difficult time in their lives.

Don’t know what to give? Think of what your own child wanted for Christmas or – GIFT CARDS are a perfect gift!

Drop off your NEW items and/or gift cards at participating local Continue reading The YMCA-YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter’s 5th Annual “Empty Toy Box Project” Underway

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

WCT’s Stage One Theatre School Presents: The Trials of Robin Hood

Western Canada Theatre’s Stage One Theatre School is proud to present the talent of our students in The Trials of Robin Hood, performed by this summer’s Performance Class.

Robin Hood is on trial for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor and must defend himself to King Richard. The only problem is the King has just returned from the Crusades, and he now has to determine the truth! Is Robin Hood a hero, lover, or evil criminal? Robin, Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham each tell their interpretation of events, but ultimately, it’s up to the audience to decide!

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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!

Air quality means more indoor performances for free kids’ theatre this week

Rivertown Players to perform at Westsyde Neighbourhood Centre, Lansdowne Village and North Shore 
Kamloops, BC — Due to poor air quality, the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players will again be performing indoors this week. All children, families, day camps, and evacuees are encouraged to attend these FREE family-friendly performances.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE – **SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
 
TUESDAY, JULY 18:
Westsyde Neighbourhood Centre (3550 Westsyde Road, the old Westsyde Elementary School)
11am – Blast-Off Beaver
1pm – Molly and Sanford’s Great Canadian Adventure
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19:
Sun Peaks Village, to be confirmed
11am – The Big Book of Magical Paintings
1pm – Blast-Off Beaver
THURSDAY, JULY 20:
North Shore location, to be confirmed – check back soon!
11am – Molly and Sanford’s Great Canadian Adventure
1pm – The Big Book of Magical Paintings
FRIDAY, JULY 21:
Lansdowne Village (450 Lansdowne Street downtown – unit #204 in between the Booster Juice and Dollarama)
11am – Blast-Off Beaver
1pm – Molly and Sanford’s Great Canadian Adventure
SATURDAY, JULY 22:
Lansdowne Village (450 Lansdowne Street downtown – unit #204 in between the Booster Juice and Dollarama)
11am – The Big Book of Magical Paintings
1pm – Blast-Off Beaver
For up-to-the-minute news on locations and changes to the schedule, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rivertownplayers

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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!

A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Title: A Small Thing…But Big

Author: Tony Johnston

Illustrated by:  Hadley Hooper

Excerpt: 

“Before today, I was very afraid of dogs,” Lizzie told him.

The quiet old man replied, “Before today, I was very afraid of children.”

Age group: 4-7 year olds

What’s to love: 

In this book, a little girl struggles with and eventually overcomes her Continue reading A Small Thing….But Big: Curled up with a Good Book

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

KamloopsParents.com has a pair of tickets to XFest 2017 to giveaway! To enter, please comment below for a chance to win. For a bonus entry, please comment on the following Facebook post:

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Contest will close July 20th at 8pm. Good luck!

Project X Theatre returns to the outdoor stage at Prince Charles Park July 10-29 for X Fest 2017. The annual summer theatre production company will feature two classic coming-of-age stories with adaptations of The Jungle Book and Rapunzel.

Young Mowgli (Maddin Lidder) being lulled to sleep by Bagheera (Andrew G. Cooper) and Baloo (Wyatt Purcha) in The Jungle Book. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

The Jungle Book is an all ages show lasting approximately two hours, including intermission. Each actor plays multiple characters in this fast-paced story featuring the adventures of Mowgli as he encounters the different challenges of living in the jungle. Melissa Thomas is the director of this adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story.

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!