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Committee promises best fair possible

August
18
,
2016
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Volunteers are working to make next month’s Provincial Winter Fair “the best fair possible in the Kamloops area.” Cattle, sheep, 4-H entries, photography projects, horse show and gymkhana are just the beginning of the plans for...

Co-ordinator needed for homelessness action

August
15
,
2016
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Organizers of Homelessness Action Week and the annual homeless count are seeking a project co-ordinator as they prepare for fall activities. Homelessness Action Week will be held the week of October 10-14. HomeFree is seeking a project...

Charity golf buys eco-stoves for Guatemala

August
11
,
2016
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Golfers are invited to get their game on for a great cause at the annual Developing World Connections-Home Hardware charity golf tournament in Kamloops. This is the ninth year for this major fundraising event, being held on Thursday, Sept. 8, at...

Gardengate hosts Summer Salsa Challenge

August
10
,
2016
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Let the tomatoes do the talking. A city tradition tied to the tomato harvest will again tempt taste buds on Friday, Aug. 19 and Gardengate hosts its 13th annual Summer Salsa Challenge. Participants, volunteers, and staff will be joined by...

Self-advocate speaks on newsletter

August
3
,
2016
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A local self-advocate gives a talk Saturday, not about disability, but about “differently abled people.” TNRD Library System hosts Krystian Shaw, creator and publisher of The Kamloops Self-Advocate newsletter, at the Kamloops...

Toys mean more in troubled times

August
2
,
2016
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The Y Emergency Women’s Shelter welcomes donations of new toys or gift cards during its fifth annual Empty Toy Box campaign, which runs through August. The campaign serves the shelter’s specific requirements. Often children in...

Kamloops adopts One-Bag Challenge

July
27
,
2016
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One good turn equals five others. That’s the idea behind the One-Bag Challenge, a midsummer food bank fundraiser that Kamloops has borrowed from Kelowna.  Each donor of a bag of nonperishable food items challenges five other friends...

Chase goes full tilt in Project Play campaign

July
22
,
2016
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CHASE — Volunteers are making a final push to make sure people vote in a contest that could bring the community $250,000 towards a skate park. The Chase & District Skate Park Society has been working full tilt since Kraft...

Bishop’s Tea supports church mission

July
20
,
2016
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A fundraiser at one historic church supports another historic place of worship on the opposite side of the river. The second annual Bishop’s Tea takes place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s on the Square, the oldest historic...

RIH event gives more reason to dance

July
11
,
2016
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After receiving a million-dollar donation to improve breast health in the region last week, RIH Foundation has some more reasons to get up and dance. Dancing Like the Stars, a fundraiser inspired by the hit TV reality series, returns Sept. 10 at...