Community briefs: Walk for Peace, attend some plant sales and register your bike

The 44th annual Kamloops Walk for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment will take place on Saturday, May 11.

The event, sponsored by the Kamloops chapter of the Council of Canadians, will begin at 11 a.m. at the former Stuart Wood elementary site, downtown at St. Paul Street and Third Avenue.

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There will be music and speakers, children’s activities, face-painting, sign-making, food and information tables.

The walk itself will start at 12:30 p.m., followed by more music and food.

CanGo’s plant sale

The CanGo Grannies’ ninth annual plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at Gaglardi Square, downtown at Seymour Street and Second Avenue. All proceeds from the sale go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which helps grandmothers in sub-Saharan African countries. The grandmothers are raising grandchildren who were orphaned due to AIDS.

All purchases at the plant sale are by donation.

Another plant sale

The Kamloops and District Humane Society is holding a plant sale this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 11, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 2519 Partridge Cres. in Westsyde. Money raised will help fund the society.

Register your bike

Residents are invited to Emergency Services Day at Aberdeen Mall on Saturday, May 11, to learn how to be better prepared for emergency situations .

This free event combines Emergency Preparedness Week with National Police Week and will feature emergency services such as Kamloops Fire Rescue, Kamloops RCMP and BC Ambulance Service.

More than two dozen partner organizations will be on site.

Residents can also bring their bike to register for the 529 Garage Project — an anti-theft online registration application for bicycles. RCMP Auxiliary Officers will be on hand to help with registry or, if you download the app and pre-register your bike, you can receive an anti-theft decal, normally purchased for $13.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

© Kamloops This Week


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