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Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity

Our final concert of the 2017/18 season is taking place this Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Russian Innovators presents the strong lyricism, rich harmonies, and striking individuality of Shostakovich and Borodin, two of Russia’s most inventive composers, plus the ground-breaking spontaneity and masterful French-style orchestration of Canada’s Pierre Mercure.

Joining the KSO is piano soloist Sheng Cai, who will be performing Shostakovich’s uncharacteristically cheerful Piano Concerto #2. Since his debut with the Toronto Symphony at just fifteen years old, Continue reading Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity

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Two scholarships now available for area arts students

New Kristina Benson Art scholarship and Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines are May 31

The Kamloops Arts Council invites students graduating high school and going on to post-secondary studies in fine arts, as well as post-secondary visual arts / design students in any year of study, to apply for two scholarships.

New this year and sponsored by local artist and wearable art designer Kristina Benson, the Kristina Benson Art Scholarship was created to honour emerging artists pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts and design fields. The scholarship will be awarded to a current or prospective student demonstrating eagerness, determination to succeed in their field and a passion to intuitively create. One scholarship of $250 may be awarded each year.

Students graduating high school this year and going on to post-secondary studies in the fine arts (i.e. music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, film) are encouraged to apply for the Kamloops Arts Council’s Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarship. This award is named after long-time KAC supporter Julia Appley-Mitra.

Deadline for both scholarships is May 31, 2018. More information and application forms may be found on the KAC website.

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Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

What happens when a poet, an author, a composer, his lover, and a book-loving stripper all move into the same house in quiet, wartime Brooklyn? Arguments, indulgence, infestation, questionable relationships of every description, a murder mystery, plenty of reasons for the neighbours to bang on the walls and, just possibly, some truly wonderful art. Join singers Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak, Continue reading Cabaret, Social History, and Glorious Music

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2nd Annual Strength IN Being a Boy

The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is pleased to announce that Strength IN Being a Boy is taking a giant leap forward and presenting its’ 2nd annual event at the Tournament Capital Center (TCC) on April 25th, 2018. It will be a day filled with fun, engaging, and informative workshops and activities. Registration is now open!

After a fantastic one-day conference in 2017, we have decided to offer this unique opportunity to 80 boys in the community this year. This event is offered at no cost to boys 10, 11 and 12 years of age and will include a full day of fun and interactive workshops, start of the day and lunch time activities, and a great, yummy lunch provided by Uptown Chefs. This year, boys will see all of their favorite elements of last year’s Strength IN Being a Boy, with the addition of the following workshops:

Constructing and Deconstructing Anger: Through the art of construction, using recycled material and duct tape, the boys will explore what their own ideas of anger and violence, including the Continue reading 2nd Annual Strength IN Being a Boy

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Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association Summer Camps

Summer Day Camps:

Every day will be filled with time spent with each child’s “own”  special horse. This includes a daily riding lesson and stable management lesson. (*Stable Management should prepare Campers for the written portion of the Equine Canada English Rider Levels 1-2). Campers will learn a variety of horsemanship skills on and off the horse and will partake in the day-to-day care each horse requires. The fun doesn’t stop! We have art, crafts & outdoor games too. More advanced riders may work on jumping and dressage tests.

Ages 5-12
Horses are provided.
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