Positive Youth Development Workshop

All parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone else in the community that care for children and work with them are invited to the Positive Youth Development Workshop. Learn how our simple, everyday actions can have an impact Shift from focusing on young people’s challenges, to promoting their strengths Commit to making a difference Join us … Read more Positive Youth Development Workshop

WCT Family Series: Bird Brain & Fundraiser

BIRD BRAIN – Only Two Days Left!

TAPAS TAKE-OVER FUNDRAISER on May 31st

Not only is BIRD BRAIN a milestone for WCT as it features the Young Company for the first time, a collaboration between WCT and TRU’s Actors Workshop, but the general consensus of young audiences all over Kamloops is that they love it! Four amazing artists have been selected by the Young Company to present the imaginative and wonderfully wacky BIRD BRAIN, which runs at the Pavilion Theatre untilMay 30th.

Playing Bird Brain and Storyteller 1, Brooke Ballam is a returning actor for WCT, who debuted in the 2013 production of High-Wire Festival: Sleep No More… The Musical. Alongside Brooke, Jessica Buchanan, who plays the Undersecretary, Fools, and Storyteller 3, also debuted at WCT in 2013 at the High-Wire Festival. Working with WCT for the first time, Allandra Barton is debuting at WCT as BIRD BRAIN’s Queen, Wife, and Storyteller 2. In addition to the actors, the Young Company has also recruited Madison Henry as the stage manager for this unconventional show.

Two recent graduates of TRU’s theatre program are also involved

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Upcoming Events at the BIG Little Science Centre

The BIG Little Science Centre Exploration Room (655 Holt Street) is open for public drop in: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, with special activities and shows on Saturdays.

Standard entry fees apply for the following, unless otherwise stated.

IMGP0893Thursday, May 28: White Nose Syndrome in Bats/Western Canada’s Caves

Dr. Ann Naowarat Cheeptham, 7pm

Science Lecture Series at BIG Little Science Centre for older children and adults.

At Cheeptham’s laboratory at TRU, we have been assisting Dr. Cori Lausen (Bat Biologist of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada) and Sarah Boyle (Ecologist Team Leader of the Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks) to preliminary determine the presence or absence of the white nose syndrome causative fungus. As this study is still under investigation, we will discuss what has been done and what we have found in terms of results to date. There are many collaborators contributing to this collective research as the detection and prevention of white-nose syndrome is critical to BC and Alberta.

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Next Week is Bike to School Week in Kamloops!

Bike to School Week in Kamloops is happening May 25-29th!

Still time to register, here are the details on some fun events and prizes:

To register for Bike to School Week: https://www.biketowork.ca/kamloops/event-info/bike-to-school

T-SHIRTS

Team Leaders are entitled to a free Bike To Work Week t-shirt. If
you haven’t already, you can pick yours up at the Farmer’s Market on 3rd and St. Paul this Saturday, May 23rd until noon.

GROUP RIDE

For families and individuals, our last group ride will be leaving from the Farmer’s Market Bike To Work Week table this Saturday at 11:30am. The ride is non-athletic, and suitable for our younger riders, and will be taking a route from the market to the Dairy Queen on 8th Ave, and back. This ride is open to everyone, and is a great opportunity for less experienced riders to familiarize themselves with riding in traffic with a group of riders.

BIKE RODEO

There is a bike rodeo this Sunday, May 24th in the parking lot behind the Riverside Coliseum (ISC) from 1-4pm. The RCMP will be in attendance to fit helmets and bicycles, and to ensure proper road safety skills for our younger riders.

More information at: http://www.kamloops.ca/recreation/bikerodeo.shtml#.VV4HpKY6Dw4

WRAP UP BBQ

All registered participants of Bike To Work and Bike To School Week are invited to our Wrap-up BBQ on Friday, May 29th at the Riverside Park Bandshell. This event begins at 3:30pm and includes free BBQ for registered participants (first come first served), as well as music, photo opportunities, and a stretching booth. Critical Mass will be leaving from the park at 5:15pm. Both Bike to Work and Bike to School will draw/announce their Grand Prize winners (as well as giving out other prizes), so your team’s numbers of riders and age range must be in by then for inclusion. You can continue logging trips for your students through to the end of the week, however we need all of the participants to be registered on the Dashboard by Friday afternoon.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are running an Instagram contest, #bikehairdontcare, inviting all participants of the week to show us your helmet hair from riding to school/work. Winners will be announced at the BBQ.

Also, you can like Bike To School Week Kamloops on Facebook for more updates, to share your school’s experiences, and to get a jump on subsequent years.

PRIZES

We have lots of prizes going out to school Celebration Stations,

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Backyard Swimming Lesson Survey

Summer is almost here and it’s time to think about professional, backyard swimming lessons!

Take this survey: http://goo.gl/forms/uwJnKx4YiH

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