11th Annual Power of Being a Girl

The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is pleased to present the Power of img_8734
Being a Girl Conference, taking place on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. This free one-day conference for girls aged 12-14 is designed by girls for girls, and invites participants to explore the challenges of growing up, in a fun and empowering way. Girls are powerful and this year’s inspiring workshop choices, allow participants to explore the healthy ways they can find, keep, and share that power. PBG includes a full day of fun, lunch, prizes, and two workshop choices, ranging from:

MEDIA BUSTING WORKSHOP: Come explore how the media influences how we see ourselves. Girls will examine how body image issues develop and how we can protect ourselves from societal pressure. Barbie will be making an appearance in this creative, arts based workshop.

HATS OF INDIVIDUALITY WORKSHOP: Using the artistic medium
of hat design, girls will be invited to explore identity and self-

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Fall 2016 Parent-Child Mother Goose Schedule


October 11-November 29 at 9:00-10:00 AM at Pinantan Elementary, 2540 Hines Road, to register please call 250-573-3234 starting Friday September 23rd

October 18- December 6 at 10:00-11:00AM at Aboriginal Friendship Society, 2355 Parkcrest, To register please call 250-376-1617 starting Monday September 12th at 9am

October 11- November 29 at 1:00-2:00PM at Dallas Elementary School, 296 Harper Rd, Register at www.eventbrite.ca Friday September 30th at 9am

October 11- November 29 at 6:00-7:00 PM at South-SaHali Elementary, 1585 Summit Drive. Register at www.eventbrite.ca Friday September 30th at 9am


October 12- November 30 at 9:00-10:00 AM at Arthur Hatton

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Children Celebrating Culture

During Culture Days, the non-profit Kamloops Child Development
Centre will join with other groups to celebrate the many cultures that make up BC — and Kamloops. On Sept. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each classroom in our centre at 157 Holway St. will welcome Kamloopsians to come in and see how our children and teaching staff are focusing on cultures that have relevance to us, including those of the Japanese, Hindi, First Nations and African worlds.


We  will have an art or craft project based on each classroom theme for children to do, art displays — with the art each classroom has

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Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival goes “Around the World” Sept. 17 & 18

Activities & performances Saturday, Sept. 17 at Riverside Park; kid

favourites Bobs & LoLo at Sagebrush Theatre Sunday, Sept. 18

Bring the kids to explore the roots, rhythms, designs and traditions 13938376_1251723218180331_3625800266314172751_nfrom the four corners of the earth at the 2016 Kamloops Children’s Festival, Sept. 17 & 18.

The theme of this year’s festival, the 17th annual, is “Around the World,” featuring performers and interactive arts workshops that explore our rich cultural heritage.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, families can enjoy a full day of FREE

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