August 2013 Events

August 1, 9:00-10:00pm, Kamloops Art Gallery. Free Admission

August 1, 1:00 & 3:00pm, Riverside Park. Free Children’s Summer Theatre

CST Karen August 1, 1:00-3:00pm, McLean Tot Lot. Parks and Play Program

August 1, 2:00-4:00pm, Kamloops Library. Summer Reading Club Weekly Drop-in

August 1, 7:00pm, Prince Charles Park. Project X Theatre: X Fest 2013 

August 1-31, 7:00pm, Rotary Bandshell – Riverside Park. Music in the Park

August 2-4, Tk’emlups Secwepemc Pow Wow Arbour Grounds. Kamloopa Pow Wow

August 2-5, Sun Peaks Resort. Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival

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Logan Lake Day

Are you looking for a family-friendly activity for the long weekend in August? Why not head out to Logan Lake to celebrate Logan Lake Day! Don’t forget to have your child enter the contest before the 1st of August to win their very own, custom-painted helmet. Details below. 

On August 4th, head to Logan Lake (a short 30 minute drive from Kamloops) for Logan Lake Day! An annual, fun-filled, family-friendly celebration that is FREE ! Below, you will find instructions to enter a contest to get your child’s very own creation painted onto a muti-sport helmet. Here is a list of just a few of the events that will be happening that day:

GLOBAL FMX

Canada’s premier freestyle motorcross outfit will be attending and performing their amazing motorcross tricks! Watch them take over Chartrand Road at 11am, 1pm and 3pm!

KELLY’S KUSTOM PINSTRIPING

Kelly will be on the field painting and hand lettering vehicles the oldfashioned way. Watch as he skillfully paints fine lines by hand.

ROOSTERS OFF ROAD

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Project X-Fest: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

I’ve never really had much “alone” time with my youngest child. Especially since she came only 15 months after her older brother. In
her first year, she could be found continuously strapped to me or in a playpen, safe from her then rambunctious toddler brother. None of the relaxing, peaceful, joyous time that I spent with her brother while he was a newborn. I never felt guilt over it, as it was the only thing she knew at the time.

Now that they are older, I love spending time with each of them alone.  Just the two of us.

Last week, I took my son to see The Fantastic Mr Fox and the next evening, I took my daughter to her first play. We saw You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at X Fest 2013 (the outdoor theatre festival happening from July 24th-August 10th at Prince Charles Park). Even though she is only of pre-school age, and probably didn’t understand most of what was being said, her love of music (both kids get it honestly from both parents!) kept her captivated most of the time. Her first words as the band was tuning up just prior to the performance were “Mummy, there’s a drum set up there!” followed by “and there’s a pinano (piano)!”

Then the actors took to the stage with song. She stared. She smiled. She was fixated this way throughout most of the first Act. I think she was mesmerized as this was something completely different that she was witnessing for the very first time. People, real people, not cartoons and not on a screen were singing, jumping and dancing in front of her. Why, it looked absolutely, positively fun!

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Alpine Hiking Adventure at Sun Peaks

Myself and three other moms (with 12 kids between us ranging from 3 weeks to 10 years of age) decided we wanted to experience a mountain adventure in the summertime.

We didn’t have to fly anywhere, take a ferry or ride in a car for very long. We went out on an alpine adventure literally in our own backyard, less than an hour from us, at Sun Peaks Resort.

We met up at Guest Services to get our hiking passes as well as important hiking maps (printed flora/fauna guides are also available). Then we set out for the Sunburst Chairlift to take us to the top. Taking children on the chairlift was a breeze. There were two lift operators to assist people on the chairs, and they also slowed it down significantly and helped the younger ones up onto the chairs. No more than four people at a time are allowed on the chairs, and that includes lap-babies.

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Project X Fest: The Fantastic Mr Fox

There’s just something about outdoor theatre. Project X Theatre.

First you hear the announcement regarding the shows they will be performing.

Then summer begins, and you can actually feel the excitement augment as you catch a glimpse of the set being built at Prince Charles Park.

As the opening night closes in, you may be lucky enough to catch a snippet of rehearsal while hanging out at the wading pool.

Finally, it’s opening night. You make sure you have your tickets, grab some popcorn and wait to enter the enclosure. The

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