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Strip off the Winter Blues  with The Birds and the Bees 

Western Canada Theatre turns up the comedic heat to blast off the

Christopher Allen, Nicola Lipman & John Jarvis in The Birds and the Bees. Photo credit: Stephen Wild

winter blues with The Birds and the Bees, playing January 25 to February 3 at Sagebrush Theatre.

The Birds and The Bees is a sassy, sexy, modern comedy about beekeeping, turkey farming, and romance. By one of Canada’s funniest and hottest young playwrights, Mark Crawford, it is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at its hilarious observations on family, being an adult, and finding true love at any age.

Co-produced with Thousands Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, The Birds and the Bees was a great hit with critics and audiences alike when it played there in October. The audiences called it an “Evening of laughter” and “One of the funniest shows I’ve seen”. Continue reading Strip off the Winter Blues  with The Birds and the Bees 

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Tackling the Basalt Bluffs Trail

Sometimes, the craziest ideas turn into the best ones ever. Take for example, today’s adventure with the family. We had celebrated New Year’s Eve at the house of a good friend…and lo and behold, we finally made it to midnight! That meant arriving home late and getting the kids to bed at almost 1am. **Turns out that it IS true…no matter how late the kids go to bed…they are bound to wake up at the same time no matter what!**

So on New Year’s Day, even though the kids were operating on a sleep deficit, my husband actually suggested that we head up to Stake Lake for a snowshoe. Not only did he suggest a snowshoe, but that we would actually try the Basalt Bluffs trail, which we had never attempted before and weren’t even sure if the kids could handle it.

However, it turned out to be an awesome experience! Basically, no whining and only smiles at the end of our adventure.

The trail:

We started off at the Lodge and headed straight onto the Lake Trail (A on the map, be sure to get one at the booth!) The Lake trail is a loop and therefore you could start it in either direction. We chose the shorter distance. Our goal was to get do that little bit of the Marsh Trail (C) that connects to the Basalt Bluffs trail (D).

Once on the Marsh trail,  we turned right onto the Basalt Bluffs trail (D) and then snowshoed that trail in the counter-clockwise direction Continue reading Tackling the Basalt Bluffs Trail

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!

Poll: New Year’s Resolution

Another year is drawing to a close, and I hope that everyone had the chance to spend valuable time with their loved ones this holiday season.

The 1st of January is tomorrow…and for some, that means resolution time!

How about you…do you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, do you make a new one each year? Take the poll and have a wonderful 2018 of exploring with your family and friends!

Did you make a New Year's Resolution for 2018?

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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!

The Future is Friendly on Telus Mountain

Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board has come through for Kamloops Child Development Centre with a donation of $14,695 to fund a special climbing mountain in their proposed nature-based playground. The Centre has been fundraising for a number of years and is very close From left is KCDC Education Director Helen Blair, Maaike Clarke, 4, Early Childhood Educator Tiffany Reid, Zion Letterlough, 3, Wyatt Broadhurst, 4, and Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board representative Pat Bauer.

It wasn’t long into her 40-year career in early-childhood education  that Helen Blair, director of education at Kamloops Child Development Centre, saw the benefits children receive from outdoor play. She also saw an increase in the number of children who exhibited behaviours and a corresponding decline in the amount of time children were spending outside.

For the past three years the board, staff and management have been fundraising to realize their vision of a completely redesigned playground. An outdoor classroom that would offer natural play spaces designed for different ages. Designed to mimic the childhood Continue reading The Future is Friendly on Telus Mountain

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!

Christmas Shopping: All Done or Have Yet to Start?

7 more sleeps until Christmas Day! Are you ready?

Have you completed your Christmas Shopping?

  • Yes! (100%, 4 Votes)
  • Not even close (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I haven't started (0%, 0 Votes)
  • We don't celebrate Christmas (0%, 0 Votes)

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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!