January Activities at the BIG Little Science Centre

Upcoming in 2015 at BIG Little Science Centre. Standard entry fees apply for the following, unless otherwise stated. The BIG Little Science Centre Exploration Room is open for public drop in:

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Saturdays have extra shows and activities.

655 Holt Street, in Happyvale School

Friday January 2, 2015:  BIG Little Science Centre re-opens 10am to 4pm!


Friday January 2 & 3rd: Static Electricity Show at 11am and 1:30pm

Time for a Science Centre Hair-do! Discover fun static activities that

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Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Magic of Vienna

The Kamloops Symphony brings the sounds from the “city of music” to the Sagebrush Theatre with their performance The Magic of Vienna.

Vienna is considered the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived there than any other city including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms. The Magic of Vienna will include some of the great opera arias and duets, plus overtures, waltzes and marches in the Viennese tradition.

Lambroula Pappas

Soloists Lambroula Pappas, soprano, and Andrew Greenwood,
baritone, will join Kamloops Symphony for arias and duets from Verdi’s Rigoletto and Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Lambroula Pappas has appeared with symphonies internationally and across Canada. She has been acclaimed for her charisma and exquisite tone. Gilda in Rigoletto is one of her signature roles.


Andrew Greenwood returns to perform with Kamloops Symphony. He is an in-demand oratorio and opera singer. Greenwood performed the title role in Rigoletto for the Stadttheater Hildesheim and the Stadttheater Wolfsburg, Germany. He is employed full-time as a firefighter with the City of Vancouver, and performs in Europe and anada whenever his work schedule allows.

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Andrew Greenwood

Rigoletto premiered at La Fenice in Venice on March 11, 1851. It is a
tragic story about the Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester, Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda. It was originally titled, La malendizione (The Curse) which referred to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto’s encouragement. When Gilda falls in love with the Duke, and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from assassins hired by her father, the curse is fulfilled.

Martin MacDonald will return as guest conductor to Kamloops

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Poll: Did You Take Advantage of Any Boxing Day Sales?

Boxing Day is an annual tradition for some families.

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Upcoming Programs at the White Aboriginal & Métis Health Society

Women’s Empowerment Program

Every Tuesday from 9:00am-12:00pm

Start Date: Tuesday January 6WhiteBuffalo
End Date: Tuesday March 24

This women’s circle is to allow women to discuss the following topics in a safe, non-judgemental environment and to empower the spirit:

◘ Self Acceptance
◘ Co-dependency
◘ Boundaries

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Christmas Mantle Display: Crafting With Kids

Growing up, one of my favorite decorative pieces during the Christmas holidays was a set of Santa and Mrs Claus that sat up on our fireplace mantle. It was always one of the final items that we would put up as a family, and truly signified the start of the Christmas season.

I haven’t been home for Christmas in a number of years, but I still think of the worn out figurines each time we decorate the house.

So this year, I pulled out a stash of toilet paper rolls, some felt, a bag of marshmallows and got to work crafting with my youngest.

IMGP0173There are no real instructions here and no right or wrong way to do

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