Symphony executive director takes to the streets

The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra's executive director is taking his fundraising mission to the streets of Kamloops.

Daniel Mills, who took the KSO reins just over one year ago, plans to run every street of the city, amounting to 1,330 kilometres, starting on Friday, Aug. 14.

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Mills, who is an amateur endurance runner and came to Kamloops from Calgary, says the fundraising venture is also a way for him to get to better know the city.

The kick-off point for the run will be a special spot for the orchestra: Westsyde secondary, where the first KSO rehearsal was held in 1976.

Mills plans to cover 30 to 50 km per week across three sessions, on average, putting him on pace for a spring finish.

All money raised for the effort will go to ensuring the KSO can continue operating. Additionally, the first $5,000 in donations will be matched by symphony supporter Rae Nixon.

Nearly $3,000 has already been raised since the fundraiser began late last week. Further pledges can be made on the Kamloops Symphony website.


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