COMING UP: KAMLOOPA POWWOW | FRIDAY
The 39th annual Kamloopa Pow Wow will take place over three days at the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Powwow Grounds, 345 Powwow Trail. Grand entries will be at 7 p.m. Friday, noon and 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Admission is $10 for the day or $20 for a weekend pass.
EXHIBITING HOPE AND PEACE
Wednesday, Aug. 8, to Sept. 8, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, 7 West Seymour St.
One of the latest exhibits on at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre offers scenes from landscapes, rivers and gardens with the theme of hope and peace. The ‘Scapes’ is the work of Chris Davis-Rollans. She started painting at age 13 and did her first commissioned work at age 17 before a long career in nursing. Now retired, she’s back to her art.
An opening reception will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the venue.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday to Monday, Tournament Capital Ranch, 5355 Yellowhead Hwy
Scaled-down choppers will fly at the Tournament Capital Ranch near Rayleigh this weekend. This Model Aircraft Association of Canada event will see miniature helicopters put on an air show. There will also be night flying each night at 9 p.m. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going towards the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.
B.C. BEARS DAY
Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., B.C. Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Dr.
Celebrate B.C. bears with a day in the park. A grizzly bear feeding will be held at 10 a.m. and the Kermode bear will be fed at 1 p.m. There’s also a bear-themed scavenger hunt (ages 12 and older) held between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and a teddy bear doctor, who will give kids’ teddy bears a checkup from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A KIND OF ROCK SHOW
Aug. 9 to Aug. 12, Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way
The Kamloops Gem and Mineral Show offers gem addicts a chance to browse gemstones, home decor, jewelry, facets, mineral specimens, fossils, crystals, beads and cabochons. Open each day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Sunday, closing at 5 p.m. Free admission.
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.
Local rockers James and the North Shore are back from their European tour and part of the Grotto’s weekend lineup. The band describes its style as hints of Leonard Cohen, Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) and Neutral Milk Hotel. They’ll be joined by energetic Vernon band Modern Folk and Kamloops old-time band Lost in the Woods. The cover charge is $10 at the door and bands take the stage beginning at 8 p.m.
SURF TWANG AND MORE
Thursday, 7:30 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.
Locals Echo Beach will bring their surf sounds to the Grotto on Thursday. They’ll be joined by Maverick Cinema, a Nanaimo band that just released its single Detail in the Dark, and Kamloops local singer-songwriter Deandra Dey.