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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 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!

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!

Family Fun at Western Canada Theatre!

WCT presents Axis Theatre Company’s production of:

Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish 

By Joseph A. Dandurand

October 21, 2017 – 1:00pm & 4:00pm
PAVILION THEATRE

Six Storytellers from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, spin the tale of Th’owxiya: the Hungry Feast Dish. The mouth of Th’owxiya holds the most wonderful foods from around the world. But if you steal from her, you will pay a terrible price, for she has developed a taste for children! When Th’owxiya catches a hungry mouse stealing a piece of cheese from her mouth Continue reading Family Fun at Western Canada Theatre!

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!

Made in Kamloops: Young Artists’ Residency Program

Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

November 2, 2017 to June 28, 2018

Ages 17 to 21

FREE

***APPLY BY OCTOBER 23 ***

Made in Kamloops is a new program offered by the Kamloops Art Gallery designed to create links between youth and the contemporary art world.

Through Made in Kamloops, participants will learn to work collaboratively with their peers, their educators/mentors and Continue reading Made in Kamloops: Young Artists’ Residency Program

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!