Dance Music From Three Countries

In our next concert, we present an exciting program of dance music from Italy, Germany, and the United States.

The concert begins with infectious music by the Italian film composer Nino Rota, with a suite of dances from his score to the 1963 film The Leopard, then moves to the folk-based music of Saturday Night Waltz from American composer Aaron Copland’s music for the ballet Rodeo.

Staying with Copland, the KSO welcomes Guest Artist and Kamloops native, Baritone Scott Brooks to the stage, to perform Old American Songs.

Scott’s earliest foray onto the operatic stage took place in Kamloops’ own Sagebrush Theatre, in the KSO production of the musical Oliver! Since then, Scott has returned to sing with the KSO Continue reading Dance Music From Three Countries

The Breadwinner: Family-Friendly Film at Kamloops Film Festival

CONTEST ALERT! has a pair of tickets to the family friendly film “The Breadwinner” which will be featured this Saturday, March 3 at noon. To enter the contest, leave a comment below before 8pm on March 1. For an extra entry, please leave a comment on the Facebook post:

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Saturday, March 3 at Noon

The Breadwinner
Canada | Ireland | Luxembourg
Directed by Nora Twomey
In English
Animation | Drama
94 minutes
Rated PG: violence

Family Party

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.


“THE BREADWINNER IS WORTH CELEBRATING, IN PART Continue reading The Breadwinner: Family-Friendly Film at Kamloops Film Festival

Art Exposed Regional Exhibition: View + buy local art from more than 135 TNRD artists

March 9-17, 2018
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street W, Kamloops)
Opening Reception (all welcome): Friday, March 9, 5-8pm

Looking for original, affordable artwork? Be sure to visit the Kamloops Arts Council’s Art Exposed Regional Exhibition, running March 9-17, 2018.

The exhibit kicks off Friday, March 9 with an Opening Reception — all welcome — from 5-8pm, featuring refreshments and local wine (cash bar).

“Each year, visitors remark they are amazed at the variety of artwork available and that the quality of the exhibition just keeps getting better,” says Lorel Sternig, Kamloops Arts Council events and programs manager.

This year, Art Exposed features works by more than 135 regional artists, from youth to senior. Unique to the TNRD, Art Exposed is Continue reading Art Exposed Regional Exhibition: View + buy local art from more than 135 TNRD artists

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® Groups beginning April 2018

April 9- June 4 at 10:00-11:00am at Gemstone Care Centre, 1955 Tranquille Road. Registration begins
Tuesday March 13 10:00am 778-470-2596 EXT 109. (This is an intergenerational Mother Goose program)

May 7- June 25 at 10:00-11:00am at Savona Elementary, 600 Tingley Street, to register please call 250-373-2520

April 9- June 11 at 6:00-7:00pm at Kamloops School of the Arts, 1390-9th Ave. Registration begins Thursday March 15th at

April 10-May 29 at 10:00-11:00am at the Kamloops Aboriginal Continue reading Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® Groups beginning April 2018

A Doula and A Mother

I am a birth doula, and I am a mother. 

Being a mother has guided me into my work, it has shaped me as a support person to other mothers. It has also made this career more challenging.

What is it like to be a doula and a mother? As a doula I work to support parents with information, starting in early pregnancy. I also provide emotional and physical support for birth and early childhood. I am always on call and often have to leave events or break plans with people. I can’t travel far from home. I bring a birth bag with me everywhere I go, in case I get “the call”. I am always on high alert, which means I have had to learn how to be fully present for my children when my mind is completely torn (not easy). I get really attached to my clients, they Continue reading A Doula and A Mother