March, 2012 Archives

Enter to win a Golf Getaway to Kamloops!

Enter to win:

  • 3 Nights' Accommodation for 4 at The Hotel Five540Fourty

  • Round of golf for 4 at Canoe Creek Golf Course with 1 hour pre-game group lesson and $100.00 Gift Certificate to use at the Canoe Creek Clubhouse (Shuttle to and from Canoe Creek for 4 included).

  • Round of golf for 4 with cart at Tobiano and $100.00 Gift Certificate to use in the Tobiano Club House

  • Round of golf for 4 with cart at The Dunes and $100.00 Gift Certificate to use in The Dunes' Clubhouse

  • Round of golf for 4 with cart at Rivershore and $100.00 Gift Certificate to use in the Rivershore Clubhouse

  • Fifteen minute Helicopter Tour with CC Helicopters for 4.

The retail value of the prize is $3000.00.












Golf is open in Kamloops!

Golf is now open in Kamloops!

Some of the first people on the course sent some pictures in from Rivershore yesterday!


Did you make it out?  If so, send in your pictures of you on the course for a chance to win some Tourism Kamloops Callaway golf balls and hat!

Check out opening dates and more info here:


- Kamloops Kendel

Let’s Go Blazers Let’s Go!

Canada’s favourite sport. The anticipated drop of the puck. Thousands of cheering fans. Arena food (yes … it’s awesome). It’s all hockey, it’s all Blazers, bring it on! Our family headed out for a Kamloops Blazers hockey game the other night and it was great. I highly recommend a Blazers home game with kids because there’s so much visually going on to entertain them. We got our seats on the first level of seating, which I wasn’t thrilled about at first since my family usually likes sitting higher up, but that’s now my new spot of choice. You feel like you’re right in the game because when a puck pings of the glass or a player is checked and they come flying right at you, it’s exciting. I wasn’t sure who jumped more, me or the kids.

Blazer hockey games typically start at 7pm with the singing of the National Anthem and are comprised of 3, 20 minute periods with 2, 20 minute intermissions. I recommend for kids, to walk around the concourse during the intermissions to stretch out the legs. Plus, bring cash with you (there’s an ATM there but has a fee for usage) as there are many vendors selling kettle corn, cotton candy, ice cream, mini donuts, lemonade, etc… Though not the greatest in terms of nutrition, absolutely PERFECT for a hockey game!

The Blazers have a mascot named Digger, a big ol’ orange dog sporting a Blazers jersey and can be found wandering the stands, giving kids high five’s, starting the ‘WAVE’ and getting fans into the game. The hockey club also does a great job of in-house promotions with spot prizes, on ice promotions in between periods and my favourite, ‘Dance For Your Dinner’ where TV cameras capture fans dancing on the big screen and the best (or funniest) dancer, wins a dinner certificate while entertaining the rest of us.

The night we went was A&W Teen Burger Night. If the Blazer scored 4 or more goals and won, everyone (5,683 fans) won a Teen Burger. Sure enough, the Blazers pulled out a 5 to 1 win over the Portland Winterhawks, so our tickets were worth burgers! That’s like magic to a 5 and 8 year old! A great night of family entertainment for sure, but make sure you get your tickets in advance as the Wednesday night game we went to was standing room only, which I wouldn’t recommend for kids.

~ Awesome Aleece

Rick Hansen is coming to Kamloops March 29th!

Twenty-five years since his Man in Motion World Tour commenced its historic cross-Canada journey, Canadian hero Rick Hansen will continue his journey of making the world more accessible and inclusive with the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.

The 25th Anniversary Relay began on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland. From there, the relay is retracing the Canadian segment of his original tour, but this time the Relay is engaging 7,000 participants from across Canada who have made a difference in the lives of others. Focusing on engaging Canadians to take up the challenge and become catalysts for positive change, the Relay will feature Medal-Bearers who will run, walk, wheel or bike and complete their segments through a variety of forms of movement for all abilities.


Kamloops was chosen as one of the Relay’s End of Day Celebration cities, and Rick Hansen himself will be attending this celebration. Taking place on March 29th at 4:30 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre, this event will feature Rick Hansen completing the final 250 meters of his Kamloops segment with the City’s local Medal-Bearer and difference-maker, Todd Harding. This event will include demonstrations of wheelchair basketball and Special Olympics floor hockey, as well as a challenging wheelchair relay race, information booths, entertainment, free food and free parking.


The legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour 25 years ago has resulted in Kamloops being a more accessible community. The two accessible playgrounds at Riverside Park and Prince Charles Park, as well as lift access at Norbrock Stadium and full accessibility at the TCC are just a few of the projects that resulted from the Rick Hansen Foundation.

(Information Via City of Kamloops)

- Kamloops Kendel