February, 2012 Archives

Leap Day! So much to do on our "extra day"!

Happy Leap Day everyone!

Today was a very exciting day around our office!  With our participation in the Kamloops Project - we all set out to do something unique or something we hadn't done before.  Our list ranged from greeting passengers at the Kamloops Airport, having a spa treatment, get up close and personal with the wildlife at the BC Wildlife Park, playing a round of indoor golf at Legends and finally going on a Helicopter Tour with CC Helicopters around Kamloops.  What a wonderful way to spend our extra day!

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Check out some pictures on Facebook

Hope your leap day was awesome!!



















~Kamloops Kendel


New March Desktop Calendar Available

March 2012 Destop Calendar:












Download it here -  http://www.tourismkamloops.com/home_showSection_ID_950.html





How will you spend your extra day this year?

On Feb. 29, we will all get one extra calandar day, courtesy of Leap Year! 24 extra hours to do whatever you want… How will you spend it? This is the question that The Kamloops Project hopes to find out. The purpose of the project is for people to capture a moment from that day and upload the picture and write up to www.kamloopsproject.ca . All of the submissions will become a part of a keepsake printed publication that will be distributed throughout the community.


When we heard about this Project here at Tourism Kamloops – we were excited to get involved! Next Wednesday, each of us will head out separately to take in something that Kamloops has to offer in way of attraction or activity. Afterwards we will be meeting up as a group to do take-in a larger ‘wow’ experience together. We will be posting the submissions here on our blog as well as uploading to the Kamloops Project website. Our goal is to spend the extra day this year taking in something we haven’t tried before and sharing that experience with you.


Furthermore, we are inviting people from the region and BC to spend their extra day in Kamloops. Many of our suppliers and partners have put together some great packages and specials for you people to take advantage of! Come stay the night ~ 5 different properties are offering great specials starting at $29.29 + tax per person! While here, get free admission at the Art Gallery, demo an off-road Segway for $20+tax or go see Western Canada Theatre’s newest production “Noises Off” – buy one ticket, get one ½ off! More deals and suggestions on how to spend your day can be found here: http://www.tourismkamloops.com/home_showSection_ID_1014.html


We’d love to hear how you plan to spend your extra day! Let us know on twitter by using #KamProject or share with us on www.facebook.com/tourismkamloops. Check back next Wednesday to see the update on what we did as well!


Kamloops Kendel

Kamloops Burlesque… a night of frisky fun. Oh la la!

When I first heard that Kamloops had a burlesque show just over a year ago – I was really excited to go check it out.  However, the 2nd Thursday of every month seemed to slip by and before I could even blink – it’s been a year.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner – I thought what better time than go experience this!

I decided to purchase VIP tickets in advance (only $10/each) to ensure we had good seating and made it so we didn’t have to arrive too early (to claim seats).  Having said that – you can just show up and buy tickets at the door for $5 but be warned that it might be standing room only!  In any cases, I surprised my husband with the tickets and off we went.

Having never been to a Burlesque Show – neither of us really knew what to expect but when the show started, we were both pleasantly surprised.  The atmosphere was great and all the acts were really tasteful and fun.  The traditional vaudeville style of entertainment was very prevalent with a good blend of dancing, singing and comedy!

The Kamloops Burlesque Showcase is a welcomed addition to our already vibrant nightlife scene and I highly recommend checking it out – for a $20 frisky night out, how can you go wrong?


Kamloops Kendel

For More Information on Kamloops Burlesque, check out: http://tourismkamloops.com/home_showSection_ID_911.html



Curling….there is more to it than you may think!

This week we were lucky enough to be invited to learn to curl at the McArthur Island Sports Centre with some great curlers who are also great teachers. It seems as though we all walked in thinking it was pretty easy and all it took was chucking a rock from one end of the ice to the other. Guess what!?!? There is more to it than that! I don’t mean to make it sound difficult or that you have to be an excellent athlete to participate. I mean to say it is a wonderful challenge and since there are so many variations to throwing the rock they have made it a sport that anyone can participate in, whether you choose to use the aids available is up to you.

What I really enjoyed about learning to curl was that they show you one step at a time. If I were to just walk onto the ice and try to throw a rock, I imagine I wouldn’t be as graceful as I may think I could be without some tips from the pros. We went through each step of the game and learnt how to do it the proper way. Afterwards we split into 2 teams and had a mini game. With 6 sheets of ice it is possible to have 48 people participate at the same time.

This is a great team building opportunity for groups of almost any size, ability or age. You start with some instruction and then jump into a mini tournament. There are some surprise twists you will find as the game goes on that keeps things fun and exciting for both teams.

So, as the game goes on I imagine you will be getting kinda hungry and possibly even a bit thirsty! Curling and beer do go hand and hand for some and one of the perks of this venue is the fact that you are allowed to bring your beverages onto the ice with you. It might not be the smartest decision, but it’s allowed! If you make your way up the stairs you will find the Bread Garden Lounge. If your team has a break you can sit and watch through the windows onto the ice, or watch one of the TV’s located over top of each house while sipping on a hot chocolate and enjoying a delicious soup and sandwich!

For those of you who are interested in trying the Learn to Curl program or the Corporate Curling team building offered by the McArthur Island curling club here are the contact details.


McArthur Island Curling Club - website


Email: micc1@telus.net