June, 2014 Archives

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Posted on June 30th, 2014

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Perks of the Job!

Perks of the job!

Being a journalist is tough! You’re constantly under deadline, always looking for stories and the work is never done. But there’s definitely some perks, take this most recent motorcycle trip put on by Tourism Kamloops, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, Eagle Rider, Kamloops Harley Davidson, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and Destination BC.

The trip got started at Kamloops Harley Davidson where the riders were outfitted with bikes and all the necessary gear. The serious riding was about to get started so it was important to get everyone outfitted with the proper safety and fashion.

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Lovely vista at Kamloops Lake stop no. 1 on poker rally #rockhardridefree #explorebc #kamloopshd pic.twitter.com/KDwuE7zZBs

— Lisa Monforton (@lisamonforton) June 14, 2014


On day two, after a fueling up on breakfast at Ric’s Grill the tour set off for a short ride to Ashcroft with a stop at Tobiano Golf Course for lunch. The Ashcroft Rodeo was just getting under way as our media group pulled up. The Ashcroft Rodeo featured all of the usual rough stock events of Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc and Bull Riding, as well as Boys Steer Riding. There were also lots of timed events with Calf Roping, Team Roping, and Ladies Barrel Racing.

We’ve got plenty more riding ahead of us in the days to come! Check back to see how the trip is going.



Father's Day in the Loops'!

Posted on June 12th, 2014

Looking for ideas this Father's Day in Kamloops, BC? We've got plenty of options for everyone- see below.  The list keeps building, so keep checking HERE for new additions!


Father's Day @ The BC Wildlife Park - June 15th, 2014

Celebrate Father's Day at the BC Wildlife Park! Sunday, June 15th 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Last admission at 4:30 pm) Bring the whole family out to enjoy several exciting activities! The BC Wildlife Park will again sponsor a Do It For Dad event for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC on Saturday, June 15th. The event includes a pancake breakfast, entertainment, a five kilometre walks, draws, and other post-event activities. 5km Walk/Run. Click here for more information.

Father's Day Pancake Breakfast @ Heffley Creek Hall - June 15th, 2014

Annnual Heffley Creek Community Hall Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Vintage car Show N’ Shine and craft fair on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Doors will be open to the public from 9:00-12:00 pm. Click here for more info.

5th Annual British Columbia Family Fishing Weekend @ Walloper Lake - June 15th, 2014

Looking for a fun way to spend Father's Day weekend this year? Take advantage of the opportunity to fish for free during Family Fishing Weekend (FFW), June 13th - 15th. Click here for more information.

Treat Dad to a Steak Dinner @ The Fireside Steakhouse & Bar - June 15th, 2014

Nothing says "Happy Father's Day" like a great steak! Fireside exclusively uses Black Angus beef sourced from Haughton Ranch in nearby Knutsford. These cattle are treated to a grape husk diet in addition to their natural grass feeding and the steaks are famous for their taste. Pair a Ribeye, Striploin or Tenderloin with a delicious bottle from our fantastic wine list and you can be sure that he'll remember this dinner until next Father's Day. Call 250-377-8075 to reserve your table to celebrate Father's Day at Fireside Steakhouse & Bar.

Father's Day @ The Black Iron at Tobiano - June 15th, 2014

Fathers day is this Sunday! Black Iron Restaurant is hosting a special Fathers Day Buffet styled Brunch! Give them a call at 250-434-5856 to make your reservation.

Other specials on Fathers day includes that all Dads pay half price for their Green Fee! Call 250-434-7464 to book your tee time now.

Father's Day Fishing Derby @ Pinantan Lake - June 15th, 2014

The Pinantan East Paul Lake Community Association is hosting their annual Fathers Day Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 15th at Pinantan Lake.  One can register at Legends Used Books  or on the morning of the Derby at 7 AM.  Cost is $16 for Aduts, 16 and over is $10 and kids under 15 are free.  No fishing licence is required and things get going with the pancake breakfast at 8 AM.  The grand prize is a brand new rod, reel and case valued at over $300.00.  For details contact Marg at 250-573-7666.










June 2014 Desktop Calendar

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Get the new June 2014 Tourism Kamloops Desktop Calendar here!