Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

My personal accounts of our day to day encounters, explorations and expeditions in and around the Kamloops area.

There’s Something Magical About KISSM

Today on KamloopsParents, we are sharing a post originally published on the Kamloops Music Collective. Read on about how a long time Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music student ended up as assistant faculty:

One of our favorite things here at the Kamloops Music Collective is hearing the stories of youth that we have been able to affect through our programs. Whether this is by helping them find the instrument they connect with, friends they can’t imagine life without, or a future they never imagined. These stories are truly the reason that we continue to not only strengthen our existing programs, but constantly strive to create more.

The story we are sharing today, is that of a long time Kamloops  Interior Summer School of Music student, turned assistant faculty. This is Colin O’fees Story.

“From 2007 to 2014 I attended KISSM as a student, participating in string ensembles, bands, Jazz bands, and drumline. My experience as a student was fantastic! Over the years I made many lifelong friends, greatly improve my musicianship, and most importantly, had a whole lot of fun.

In 2015, I was hired as assistant faculty and I have been returning ever since. Having the opportunity as faculty to watch students Continue reading There’s Something Magical About KISSM

What’s Coming Up at the BIG Little Science Centre

Looking for something to do this upcoming week? Check out the events happening at the BIG Little Science Centre:

Saturday April 20:    Beautiful Easter Light and Colour Show, at 11:00am and 1:30pm

Explore many ways of making light; Continue reading What’s Coming Up at the BIG Little Science Centre


A Performance Of Scintillating Virtuosity

We hope you’ll join us this weekend for our performances of Virtuosic Piano. We’ll be in the Oasis Church in Kamloops on Saturday night at 7:30, and The Nexus At First in Salmon Arm on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.

The concert opens with a piece for just the strings, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar, who has come to be recognized as one of Poland’s leading composers. You may not have heard of him, but you’ve probably heard his music: He has composed for many well-known films such as The PianistPortrait of a LadyThe Truman Show, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula to name just a few.

Orawa is one a set of pieces that celebrate the Tatra Mountain region of the Polish-Slovak border. In this piece, he depicts the highland bands that shepherds form to celebrate the end of the grazing Continue reading A Performance Of Scintillating Virtuosity


The Biggest And Best Sale Of Gently Used Books & Music Returns

Our perennially popular fundraiser, Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale, is moving to a new home for the spring sale – 444 Seymour Street, the old Value Village location downtown. The sale will be running from Saturday, April 6 to Saturday, April 20.

We accept donations of gently used books, sheet music, vinyl records, DVDs, and CDs throughout the year, which are kept in a Continue reading The Biggest And Best Sale Of Gently Used Books & Music Returns


CONTEST ALERT: Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty

The comedy of all mothers – and of anyone who has a mother

Thursday, March 28 to Friday, April 5  |  Coast Kamloops Hotel Theatre has a pair of tickets to Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty. To enter, leave a comment below.  For an additional entry, leave a comment on the following post on Facebook:

CONTEST ALERT: A pair of tickets to giveaway to Western Canada Theatre​'s production of Mom's the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty….

Posted by KamloopsParents.Com on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family, fun and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life may not get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant, as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every uproarious and embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour.

Western Canada Theatre is proud to present the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Mom’s the Word: Nest ½ Empty  at the Continue reading CONTEST ALERT: Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty