Western Canada Summer Games update
- Let the Games begin — festivally!
A nightly festival is scheduled to take place in Riverside Park from Aug. 5 to Aug. 13 in conjunction with the Western Canada Summer Games.
“This is going to be a huge community celebration with something for the whole family,” said Wayne Hall, the Games’ festival co-ordinator.
“Imagine Canada Day, but for nine days in a row.”
Hall, along with Niki Remesz Marketing and Consulting, has lined up a variety of entertainment, displays and activities suited for all ages.
The festival begins on Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. on the plaza outside Interior Savings Centre.
There will be music, Uncle Chris the Clown, a fire hula-hooper, face painting, a stilt walker, street chalking and more.
Then, at 7 p.m., the Games’ torch will arrive inside ISC to officially kick off the Games during the opening ceremony.
- Team B.C. to leave literacy legacy
Team B.C. is partnering with Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) to launch the Bright Red Bookshelf project.
The goal is to fill bright red bookshelves with new and gently used children’s books and place the shelves in designated areas across the city.
Children will be able to read the books on-site or take them home.
LinK is looking for agencies or organizations who would like to participate in the program — A B.C. Legacy Project — and house a bookshelf.
The number to call to offer space for a shelf or volunteer to build one is 250-372-9373.
Team B.C. mission staff organize the collection of books, designated for children up to 12 years old.