Community briefs: Lecture on dementia, beekeeping advice, Oak Hills fun and more

The Big Little Science Centre is hosting a free lecture on Thursday night, entitled Understanding Dementia.

The lecture is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Kamloops and presented by the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.

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It will be held at 655 Holt St. in Brocklehurst. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Those wishing to attend can pre-register with their name and the number of people coming by calling 250-554-2572 or emailing


The Kamloops Garden Club’s guest speaker on Wednesday night will be master beekeeper Ian Farber, whose topic will be Basic Beekeeping 101.

The free presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. in Riverside Park.


The Oak Hills Community Garage Sale and Fun Day will be held this Saturday at the Ecole Collines D’Or francophone school (the former Oak Hills elementary) at 2450 Partridge Dr. in Westsyde from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Along with a garage sale, the day will include a clothing bag sale, a bake sale, a barbecue, bouncy castles and face-painting.


A Zumba fundraiser is being held this week to raise money for the family of Jessie Simpson, the Savona teenager who was beaten on a Brocklehurst street in June 2016.

Simpson’s injuries were so severe that he spent time in a coma and will require assistance for the rest of his life.

In October 2018, Simpson’s assailant, Kristopher Teichreib, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

The Zumba fundraiser will be held this Friday at the North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba will begin at 7 p.m. under the guidance of instructor Ricardo Marmitte.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, with proceeds going to the Simpson family to help with the costs associated with caring for Jessie. For tickets, call Nicole at 250-319-3620.


Members of the Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club will hold their annual spring sale and tea this Saturday at Heritage House in Riverside Park.

Heritage House will be transformed into an artisan market featuring an assortment of quality handmade goods.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


A bike exchange will be held this Saturday in the Mt. Paul United Church parking lot at 140 Laburnum St. in North Kamloops.

Participants can donate gently used bikes (outgrown, under-used, kids or adult, but in good working order) and pick out a new bike.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a donation is required to pick out a new bike.

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