Category Archives: Adventures in Parenting

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

Changing Lives Through Sport with FUNdamentals

Special Olympics BC – Kamloops is hosting its FUNdamentals program for young athletes with intellectual disabilities.

FUNdamentals, is a program for youth with intellectual disabilities between age 6-11 to learn basic movement patterns and be able to Continue reading Changing Lives Through Sport with FUNdamentals

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Shop Local and Celebrate Neighbourhood Toy Store Day November 10

Kamloops’ own Tumbleweed Toys will be one of hundreds of
retailers across North America celebrating Neighbourhood Toy Store Day on November 10, 2018.

Spearheaded by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the annual observance asks shoppers to remember the neighbourhood toy stores in their communities as they kick off the holiday shopping season. Scheduled ahead of Black Friday, Small Continue reading Shop Local and Celebrate Neighbourhood Toy Store Day November 10

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

WCT favourites back for ELF–The Musical

They’re back! Some of WCT’s favourite artists are returning for ELF–The Musical, as part of one of our largest casts to shine on the Sagebrush stage!

Shown above are WCT Alumni in samples of their work, left to right: Sheldon Bergstrom(Buddy–The Buddy Holly Story(coming in February)), Quentin Clark (Mary Poppins), Alexander Ward (Million Dollar Quartet), Kirk Smith (Seussical), Tracey Power (Playwright, GLORY), Christopher Weddell (A Christmas Carol), and Scott Bellis (Educating Rita). Continue reading WCT favourites back for ELF–The Musical

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Spooky Music For Halloween

Join us for a special Halloween themed concert filled with music of the supernatural and occult at A Dark And Scary Night. There are two performances of this concert; Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.

The festival of Halloween has ancient roots and was an occasion when, among other things, people believed that the boundaries separating the living and the dead became unclear, when the unsettled dead might appear briefly in our world again—and quite possibly cause trouble.  That possibility frightens us deeply, so, in a way, Halloween has become a celebration of all those things that “scare” us: the ghostly, the violent, the demonic, as well as those less tangible, often unnameable fears that reside within.  That is what A Dark And Scary Night celebrates too—music, both traditional and contemporary, that skillfully evokes some of those many shades of our fears.

Highlights of the spine-chilling concert include Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Saint- Continue reading Spooky Music For Halloween

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

LUMINOCITY

A FREE week-long video art exhibition, Luminocity showcases video  projects by artists from across the country in unexpected public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops and is presented every two years.Luminocity is coming to Kamloops audiences again this fall, October 12 to 20.

As an off-site Kamloops Art Gallery initiative, Luminocity embraces new creative concepts and modes of expression in the media arts field and brings recent video projects previously shown primarily in gallery settings to the outdoors.

Inspired by popular public art events such as Nuit Blanche that take over major cities like Toronto and Montréal, Luminocity transforms Continue reading LUMINOCITY

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!