Create a Lantern or Light Installation for Lumière Lantern Festival

Workshops begin Nov. 2, gearing up to Nov. 26 parade
The Kamloops Arts Council’s biannual Lumière Lantern 1401750_686273621391963_1686398949_oFestival returns this November, offering a magical experience for all. Build your own handmade lantern at one of our workshops, then join in the lantern parade on Nov. 26, winding up with special performances and the Downtown Kamloops Lights in the Night celebrations.
At a series of lantern-making workshops starting Nov. 2, participants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild. Past parades have included a nine-foot dragon, a canoe, a lit skirt, a light bulb suit and tons of wonderful globes. View photos from the 2013 event.

Create your very own lantern! We have 3 types of workshops:

Kamloops Makerspace Workshops (age 18+ )

For building light installations & sculptures.

An opportunity to talk about your lantern or light installation projects for this year. We will also go through basics of illumination using various

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Easy to Make Healthy Halloween Treats

As usual, the kids are going to get overloaded with treats this Halloween. So here is a selection of healthy Halloween treats that your kids will enjoy helping to create.

Jack O’Lantern Clementines

This one is an easy one.  Gather a bunch of clementines and draw Jack O’Lantern faces on each one. Great to throw into your child’s lunch kit for school!


Create Your Own Pumpkin Patch

Another easy one. Peel a bunch of clementines, then  add a piece of celery into the top of each one for a stem.

**The kids gobbled them as we were preparing them!


Ghostly Frozen Banana Treats

This one requires a little bit more time, but the kids will love them.

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Halloween Idea: Spooky Ghostly Balloons

Halloween is in 4 sleeps…and our family has YET to decorate the pumpkins on our doorstep. We’ll get to it, I’m sure.

However, we HAVE made spooky ghost balloons! They are the perfect decoration and take little time to prepare.

What You’ll Need

  • black marker
  • white balloon
  • green glowing bracelets



1. Activate a glowing bracelet (keep in mind the length of time that the bracelet will continue to glow…most are between 4-8 hours)

2. Inflate a balloon. Just before tying the balloon closed, insert the glowing bracelet.

3. Once inflated and tied off, draw a ghostly face on the balloon. The goofier and spookier, the better.

Finally, find a dark place to hang up the balloon, such as in the basement, in a hallway or hanging from a tree.

Set them up an hour or so before you expect Trick ‘or Treaters!

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Kamloops Symphony Performs Sibelius at Sagebrush Theatre has a pair of tickets to giveaway for this performance! Please comment below for a chance to win. For an additional entry, comment on the Facebook post. Contest will close Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm.

Kamloops Symphony returns to the Sagebrush Theatre for the first of their Masterworks Series with Sibelius. They will showcase three works by the composer: Finlandia, the Violin Concerto, and Symphony #2, as an early celebration of the composer’s 150th birthday.

The Finnish composer, who was known for his originality, became a national hero in Finland. Finlandia became the country’s unofficial

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New Star Wars Personalized Books for Kids at Mabel’s Labels

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This holiday season, treat the little Star Wars fan in your life to a unique adventure with a new personalized Star Wars book for kids! In the Mabel’s Labels Personalized Book: My Adventures with Star Wars, Princess Leia is being held hostage by Darth Vader and the

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