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River City Gymnastics Summer Camp Giveaway!

Exciting news!

Still several weeks of summer camp happening at River City Gymnastics and 2 lucky winners will be chosen to receive one free full day of summer camp each hosted by River City Gymnastics. Camp runs 9:00-3:00, Monday-Friday for ages 3-11 valid until August 31.

Each day, campers participate in instructed gymnastics skills, outside activities, crafts, and tons of fun games! 2-3 days a week our school age group takes field trips into the community for some extra fun!

Don’t miss our exciting next two weeks: Parkour and Triple Threat. These weeks are jam packed with awesome skill development as well as some new field trip experiences.


To enter to WIN, comment below with the name of your favourite Continue reading River City Gymnastics Summer Camp Giveaway!

A Chance to WIN a pair of tickets to X Fest 2015!

X Fest 2015, featuring Project X Theatre, will be performing The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and The Shakespeare Story until August 1, 2015.

The performance schedule can be found here, and we’ve gathered a list of what you need to know to make your experience more fun!


What ages are the shows suitable for?

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood is suitable for kids 5 years old age and older, while The Shakespeare Story is suitable for audiences older than 13 years of age. My 4 year old and 6 year old enjoyed The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, while I attended The Shakespeare Story on an adult “date”.

Pay-What-You-Can Matinee

Project X Theatre is proud to have theatre that is accessible to everyone and will be performing another pay-what-you-can matinee for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood at 3:00 pm on August 1st, 2015 at Prince Charles Park.

2 for 1 tickets!

The next 2 for 1 night at X Fest will be July 27th, 2015 featuring The Shakespeare Story.

Hint: Get your tickets EARLY as the previous shows have sold out!


Robin Hood and Shakespeare-themed cookies are available to purchase at the concession, as well as popcorn and candy.


Raffle Tickets!

Don’t forget to bring cash to get your raffle tickets! Only $5 a ticket, Continue reading A Chance to WIN a pair of tickets to X Fest 2015!

Frozen in Time With Aria Arts Photography

Like all parents, I feel like my children are growing up way too fast. Since they are so close in age and our family does a lot of activities together, the milestones and years just seems to be slipping by at an alarming rate.

I recently took the children to a photo session with Melanie from
Aria Arts Photography. Not only did she take the time to make the children feel comfortable in her studio but she also followed their cues and patiently waited through outfit changes. My daughter even allowed her to brush and put a curl in her hair, something that I’ve never even been successful with!

Fast forward a few days, and it was time for our second appointment with Melanie, in order to view the images and select the ones I wanted to be printed for their individual folios.

I walked into her studio, was offered a cup of coffee and sat down on the sofa. When she opened up the folder containing the images, I gasped.


Melanie managed to “freeze” both my children for a brief amount of time and in doing so, captured their true “self”.

Anyone who knows my 5 year old boy would say that he is an “old soul”, which is exactly how he appears in this photograph. Also, it is worth noting that he is not the easiest subject to work with in the first place!


At 4 years of age, it is my little girl who has made the biggest Continue reading Frozen in Time With Aria Arts Photography

Shana: The Wolf’s Music

Looking for a family-friendly film during the Kamloops Film Festival? Head to the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, March 7th for the 3pm showing of Shana: The Wolf’s Music.


The coming-of-age story about a Canadian First Nations girl who triumphs over obstacles in her young life. Her new teacher discovers her extraordinary gifts as a violinist. When Shana goes on a spiritual journey, she befriends a wild wolf who guides her and she reconnects with her ancestors, including her mother. Finally, she is able to make peace with her Continue reading Shana: The Wolf’s Music

Western Canada Theatre Presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Western Canada Theatre presents the charming The Very Hungry
Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites
on Tuesday, November 18, at Sagebrush Theatre. The triple-bill of incredible puppetry by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has delighted children and parents alike around the world.

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Photo credit Margo Ellen Gesser

The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the adventures of a very tiny Continue reading Western Canada Theatre Presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar