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VW Turtle Race 2017

September 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join us for the 2017 VW Turtle River Race and help support Western Canada Theatre Youth Programs!

Saturday, September 16th
– Cheer on the turtles as they race down the river
– Free event – Family fun and games, all ages welcome
– Check out the Childrens Art Festival in between races!

Race 1:
1st Place Turtle valued at $5,300
2nd Place Turtle valued at $1,837
3rd Place Turtle valued at $745

Race 2:
1st Place Turtle valued at $5,600
2nd Place Turtle valued at $1,837
3rd Place Turtle valued at $745


1) Choose a Turtle Race – 1pm or 2pm – or both!

2) Buy your Turtle Tickets today at one of our ticket outlets, or by calling Kamloops Live! Box office on 250-374-5483 or Volkswagen of Kamloops on 250-374-3000 or 1-888-874-7500
$10 ticket = 1 Turtle
$25 Value Pack = 3 Turtles (limited availability)

3) Join us on the beach at Riverside Park for Race Day on Saturday September 16th, Noon to 3:00 pm. Cheer-on the Turtles as they race on the current down the South Thomson River from the railway bridge to the pier – great prizes up for grabs for Turtles placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each race!

Race Day at Riverside Park is a free, family friendly event, and all ages are welcome!

Once again we’re sharing Riverside Park with Kamloops Art Council’s, Children’s Art Festival, so in addition to fun and games on the beach, you can check out the activity booths and entertainment provided at The Children’s Art Festival.

Are you a business? Find out how you can support the VW Turtle River Race by taking part in our Corporate Challenge…

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!


September 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Riverside Park
Lorne Street
Kamloops, Canada
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