Community briefs: Speaker welcomed to mark birth of Sikh founder

The Kamloops Sikh community is hosting a guest speaker to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of the faith’s founder.

Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal will deliver a talk at the Coast Kamloops Conference Centre on Nov. 1 in recognition of the birth of Guru Nanak, who was born in November 1469.

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Lal is a former professor at the University of North Texas and Guru Nanak Dev University, and was awarded a medal of honour from Grace Seminary in 2016. In his career, he authored 28 books and more than 700 scholarly articles.

His speech in Kamloops will be on the topic of Guru Nanak’s message of oneness.

The Nov. 1 event is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members of the Sikh community and $10 for guests of members of the Sikh community and can be purchased at the door.


Do you know a hospitality worker who deserves to be recognized?

The Tourism Kamloops Bold Hospitality Awards nomination period is closing soon, and organizers are still accepting entries.

Six categories are included: food and beverage front of house, food and beverage back of house, accommodation front of house, accommodation back of house, tourism attractions leader and tourism services leader.

Nominations can be submitted online at, and they are set to close on Oct. 31.


As August ended, there were 68 kidney patients in the Kamloops area who are on the pre-transplant list.

If you are one of those people, or someone else who has been impacted by kidney disease, the Kamloops Kidney Support Group is here for you. We meet on the second Saturday and the second Wednesday of every month. We will gather on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m., at Chances (Barside Lounge and Grill), 1250 Halston Ave.

There isn’t anything formal about KKSG. We have coffee, maybe some breakfast, and talk about life and kidneys. You won’t get any medical advice, but we will be there to share our experiences and offer our support, whether you are pre-dialysis or on dialysis, a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member, or anything in between.

For more information, call Edna Humphreys at 250-376-6361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988.


The Big Little Science Centre is hosting a fundraising gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Dunes at Kamloops.

The event will run from

5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $80 and include a $25 tax receipt. They can be purchased by calling 250-554-2572.

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