“THE GREAT BIG BOO!” is Coming to a City Near You This Fall

Corus, Cineplex and Wondersee debut live-action family friendly Halloween show

Corus Entertainment, Cineplex and Wondersee Entertainment have partnered to launch “The Great Big Boo!,” a live-action, family-friendly Halloween show that will tour Cineplex theatres across the country this fall, from October 18 to October 30.

The 50-minute non-scary live show follows the story of Zoe and Justin who sing and dance their way through Boo Alley on a quest to save Halloween, meeting larger-than-life characters along the way. The show features a dynamic original score and spectacular dance numbers. After each show, the audience will be invited to meet the stars and join them for a fun, trick-or treat event.

“Halloween is truly a holiday for children, a chance for them to pretend and have fun,” says Patrick Roberge, President of Wondersee Entertainment. “The Great Big Boo! embodies this in a spirited musical-theatre way that is fun for all ages. This new national holiday tradition, is a unique show that will bring families across Canada together to share quality time, entertainment, and some trick or treating fun.

“We’re delighted to partner with Cineplex and Wondersee on this national event,” says Doug Murphy, CEO and President ofCorus Entertainment. “Corus is known for its top-notch kids and family television content. “The Great Big Boo!” fits perfectly under our Corus Live banner, which was created to provide amazing—and unique—live experiences to our audiences. This is simply a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with kids and families in a fresh, new way.”

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POWER OF BEING A GIRL 2017 TO BE PART OF YMCA CANADA’S WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE FESTIVITIES

Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over ninety countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence. A week-long series of community events promotes diverse approaches to creating a violence free world. More than 9,500 people in schools, workplaces and neighborhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the
past.

As part of the YWCA Canada’s commitment to violence prevention initiatives for girls and young women, Power of Being a Girl is a signature violence-prevention conferences for girls between the ages of 12 and 14 hosted during the Week Without Violence. Kamloops’ own version of Power of Being a Girl offers a day of fun in a safe and moderated environment with informative and Continue reading POWER OF BEING A GIRL 2017 TO BE PART OF YMCA CANADA’S WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE FESTIVITIES

Classical Music With A Bang

Kamloops Symphony presents Fringe Percussion, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The first concert in our Berwick Chamber Music concert series this season features Fringe Percussion on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Thompson Rivers University Alumni Theatre.

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Million Dollar Quartet: The Story of the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam Session

Western Canada Theatre celebrates the start of its mainstage  season with the explosive energy and music of Million Dollar Quartet, playing October 12 to 21 at Sagebrush Theatre. Inspired by the greatest jam session of all time, this rocking musical builds around a warm December evening in 1956 that brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records. They joked, they brawled, and for that one evening, they forget their troubled, complicated lives to do what they loved best: make music. In the process, they made rock ‘n’ roll history!

Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, brings some of Canada’s best musical theatre artists to the Continue reading Million Dollar Quartet: The Story of the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Jam Session

2017 Kamloops By-election

A by-election was held on September 30, 2017 to fill two vacancies on City Council. The Mayor and two Councillors were elected to serve the remainder of the four year Council term, which will end in October 2018.

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Source: http://www.kamloops.ca/legislativeservices/elections/votinginformation.shtml