May, 2013 Archives

Let Loose Lisa Gives Derby Another Go

When the Tournament City Derby Dolls invited Lisa to come down and put some skates on... I had to go check it out.

We have been a few times now but there is something about it that keeps pulling Lisa back in and I think 3rd time was a charm - soon enough, you might be able to see her live in action! These women are mothers, wifes and professionals but when they walk into the rink to practice or play, they transform into tough, strong warriors with mouths likes truckers! It's a pretty fun transformation to watch and makes for some awesome entertainment!

Get out and check out some games this summer! Details in the video below or http://tcdd.ca/.

Food Lovers Wanted

This week we're giving away a delightful cuisine package that will make your taste buds explode. It's time for you to choose your perfect culinary getaway. Enter here between May 27 - June 2:  http://bit.ly/RealKamloops  

Zach Galifianakis gives Kamloops a shoutout!

At 2:25 in this promotion video for The Hangover 3, Zach Galifianakis jokes that he is from Kamloops.  It's no laughing matter to be from this beautiful city, but we'll take the mention.

Posted in Entertainment,

Kamloops Featured on GoPro Instagram

Cool tidbit of the day:  One of local rider @theccvl's instagram images caught the attention of GoPro!  The image was featured on their account this morning and within an hour - already had more than 15K likes.  Go Kamloops!

Posted in Tourism,

Tourism Kamloops Summer Campaign Invites Visitors Experience the “Real Kamloops”

Tourism Kamloops Summer Campaign Invites Visitors Experience the “Real Kamloops”

Kamloops, BC:   Tourism Kamloops has launched a multi-media summer campaign inviting visitors to engage with real people and partake in real experiences.  The campaign will run for six weeks – each week showcasing a different niche tourism product and introducing the real people behind that experience.  The campaign will drive visits to Tourism Kamloops’ Facebook page where visitors will be able to enter to win accommodation and dining credits and then choose from a variety of prizes to customize their own Kamloops experience. 

“The Kamloops experience is really about the people behind the scenes.  We chose this campaign as the people of Kamloops are extremely passionate about their city and dedicated to creating and sharing their experiences and tourism products with visitors,” says Lee Morris, CEO.  “Highlighting this passion is a great way to promote Kamloops and, who better to help market our destination, than the people at the heart of it all.”

The campaign launches with the delivery of 20,000 postcards to homes throughout the Thompson Okanagan region, Facebook and Twitter feeds, a landing webpage at www.tourismkamloops.com/real and YouTube videos inspiring people to visit Facebook to complete the contest entry.

“The intent of this campaign is to offer visitors an overall feel for the diversity of tourism experiences in Kamloops even before they arrive.  We have strategically chosen our summer campaign to stimulate interest in our target markets, and we have utilized engaging videos and social media to extend far beyond our immediate reach,” adds Ms. Morris.

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For More Information:

Ms. Lee Morris CEO, Tourism Kamloops

P: 250.372.8000   C: 250.319.4247

E: lee@tourismkamloops.com

Posted in Tourism, Press Release,

Boogie all the way...

 

There’s something about running in a large crowd that one tends to crave and there was nothing short of this at The Kamloops Daily News Boogie this year with 2464 participants! 
 

This was my first year in this run and the hype for me began at the registration Expo at the Interior Savings Centre (ISC) where you can enter draws, meet other participants and officially get your race package.  The organizers and venders are also really great about getting you involved and pumped up for the next day’s event!

 I’ve been running…rather, jogging a fair bit lately in preparation for The Boogie and I must say I feel good about what I accomplished. For me, the goal was to be under an hour and although I clocked 1hour, 1 min,  I still feel like I did it – I was that close!


I digress…back to race day – it came before I knew it, 7am rise and I was off to downtown Kamloops - 3rd and Victoria to be exact - to score a great parking spot (thanks Mom for the parking pass) and check out all the booths and mentally get in the ‘zone’ for my 10km run ahead of me. 

I really enjoyed the warm up session which was well needed as the weather was a wee bit chilly and it was so motivating to be a part of the giant crowd performing the same movements. 
 

Before I knew it we were off and running and all that could be heard was the hum of thousands of rubber shoes hitting the pavement.   As I weaved in and out, finding that one in front of me that I was going to pace, it’s all you could hear and it was mesmerising - everyone out there for a goal of their own, all running together to achieve it. 

The entertainment along the route, water stations and people cheering us all on gave me the motivation to keep with it to the finish line.  I love that I got a medal just for completing the race!  Great event…I’ll be back next year and I will get under an hour – ok so maybe I still have a goal to reach!


There are so many great races in Kamloops for those starting out to the more experienced.  From The Kamloops Daily News Boogie, to the Kamloops Marathon, Dirty Feet races and Blackwell Dairy run it seems we have it all. It’s wonderful to live in a community that has such support for these runs!  Not to mention, my dog daughter and motivational leader Teeka loves to explore all the trail systems she’s allowed off leash at.   

 

~Moto Meghan