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Luv'n The Loops is about equipping locals with the tools to share Kamloops' boldly unscripted stories. On our weekly radio segment, we chat with folks that are moving the needle for the tourism economy in our city. You will be surprised who is affected by the tourism industry and which businesses are thriving because of it. Our hosts open up the weekly guests so listeners get a taste of the personal experiences of each individual. There are lots of laughs and unexpected twists and turns on each episode.

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July 27, 2019

Segment #1

 Beverley DeSantis, CEO Tourism Kamloops

What the heck are we doing here? Beverley shares her vision for the weekly broadcast and takes time to introduce our Luv'n the Loops hosts. Learn about her unique experience in moving to Kamloops, making new friends, and discovering the deep tourism industry network in our City. 

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July 27, 2019

Segment #2

 Beverley DeSantis, CEO Tourism Kamloops

It's pretty bold - and really unscripted. Beverley continues her interview with a glimpse into her favourite spots and her top destinations to share with her own visitors. She challenges every person in Kamloops to be a Tourism advocate - starting with getting outside and exploring our City. 

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August 3, 2019

Segment #3

Mayor Ken Christian

In this episode, Kamloops' Mayor, Ken Christian, shares his fav spots in the city and gets a little personal about what brought him to Kamloops over 40 years ago. He also might answer the age-old question - boxers or briefs?

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August 10, 2019

Segment #4

Maeghan Summers

Maeghan Summers, Owner of The Noble Pig and Forno on 5th, credits her success in part to Kamloops' thriving tourism economy. In this episode she shares some of her favourite bites from her restaurants, talks about the most romantic spots in Kamloops, and tells us why being a tourism advocate is so important. 

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August 17, 2019

Segment #5

Annette McLeod

Annette from Tranquille Farm Fresh shares more about the mystery and the history of an interesting Kamloops destination. She has been instrumental in transforming a part of Kamloops into a tourist destination and Hollywood film set. 

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Luv'n the Loops - Sam Numsen

 

August 24, 2019

Segment #6

Sam Numsen

Sam, President of Kamloops Pride, explains the importance of being inclusive in a world where there are still travel limitations for the LGBTQ2S+ community. He also tells us why a drag brunch needs to be on your bucket list. 

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Luv'n the Loops - Mikey wheeler-johnson

 

August 31, 2019

Segment #7

Mikey Wheeler-Johnson

Mikey's vision for Eats Amore came during a dream - and the cherries in his ice cream sandwiches are from his business partner's family farm. He shares his belief in buying local, supporting tourism, and following your dreams - literally. 

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Luv'n the Loops - Danette + Erik

 

September 7, 2019

Segment #8

Danett and Erik Fisher

This husband-wife team shares a glass of wine with our hosts and explains the importance of the Kamloops Wine Trail designation - and all the international attention they've been getting. 

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Steve Earl

 

September 14, 2019

Segment #9

Steve Earl

Steve walks listeners through the important transformation Kamloops' tourism industry has gone through over the last 15 years. Spoiler alert - it just keeps getting better. 

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Luv'n the Loops - Jordan oelrich

 

September 21, 2019

Segment #10

Jordan Oelrich

Jordan knows fishing - his first memory is casting a rod. Jordan tells listeners about the opportunities available for entrepreneurs in Kamloops, and the world wide guests that keep coming back for more.  

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Luv'n the Loops - Nick Murphy

 

September 28, 2019

Segment #11

Nick Murphy

Nick reveals the most important skills a Brew Master needs in order to dominate the trade and why the Kamloops brew scene just keeps getting better.    

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Luv'n the Loops - Angie Halas

 

October 5, 2019

Segment #12

Angie Halas

Ever wanted to know where the vision behind the Tourism Kamloops Luv'n the Loops bus tours came from? Angie shares all the secrets behind the tour and why it's so important to be a tourist in your own town. 

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Dusan Magdolen

 

October 12, 2019

Segment #13

Dusan Magdolen

Dusan provides a glimpse of what is to come for Kamloops' film culture. His outside the box thinking means tourists (and locals) get to enjoy unique theatre experiences. 

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Tyson Andrykew

 

October 19, 2019

Segment #14

Tyson Andrykew

Tyson was instrumental in ensuring the racers (and producers) of Amazing Race Canada had a home base while competing in Kamloops. The business traveler might look different than we think.

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Dylan Methot

 

October 26, 2019

Segment #15

Dylan Methot

Dylan has built an amazing business that touches visitors to Kamloops from around the globe. He has come a long way and has important wisdom to share for those considering building a tourism based business. 

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David Tombs

 

November 2, 2019

Segment #16

David Tombs

From forged mushrooms to local ingredients - David is a community builder. He knows that his restaurant plays an integral role in the experience of a tourist.

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Jon Pankuch

 

November 9, 2019

Segment #17

Jon Pankuch

You wouldn't necessarily think Jon was integral to a thriving tourism economy - but it is. Our hosts attempt to bottle up his enthusiasm on this episode. 

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Lisa Strachan

 

November 16, 2019

Segment #18

Lisa Strachan

Lisa's role in this city is about uncovering opportunities for tourists and businesses alike. She is creating partnerships through her passion for Kamloops - and wasn't afraid to put our hosts on the hot seat.

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Carl Desantis

 

November 23, 2019

Segment #19

Carl DeSantis

Self proclaimed water-baby and Kamloops downtown advocate, Carl, tells us why he is dreaming of summer and pinpoints his all time favorite winter activity all residents have to experience.

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Maatje Stamp-Vincent

 

November 30, 2019

Segment #20

Maatje Stamp-Vincent

Maatje came to Kamloops and saw a unique gap in the market place. She shares her experience starting a tourism-based business in Kamloops and how her employees are making a difference for tourists. 

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