Events in Kamloops up in the air this weekend

Kamloops Pipe Band.
Image Credit: Kamloops Highland Games Society via Facebook

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops residents might want to look up this weekend.

Up at Sun Peaks, Juno-award winner Sam Roberts will take the stage as part of the town’s summer concert series. The outdoor show will be free to attend, though no seating will be provided, so bring your camp chair. There is a ticketed area in front of the stage for $35.

Up in the sky the 419 Squadron is in town to celebrate it’s 75th anniversary. The air force squads celebrations get into full swing with a parade and flypast on Saturday, July 9, when members of the Kamloops Rocky Mountain Rangers and local cadets parade to city hall followed by a four fighter jets overhead at 11 a.m. One jet will be on display at Fulton Field on Sunday as well, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Up in the air there might be some logs as the Kamloops Highland Games takes over Albert McGowan Park on Saturday. It’s an early start with gates opening at 7 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Cabers start getting tossed around 9 a.m. as the heavy sports start. Throughout the day there will also be dancing, music competitions a beer garden and vendors. The world class Simon Fraser University pipe band performing at 12:30 p.m.

Also up in the air there might be some cowboys, as the Pritchard Rodeo takes to the Pritchard Community Association Rodeo Grounds, getting going at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Barrel racing, calf roping and bull riding are all scheduled, with some mutton busting in intermissions. Adults get in for $12, seniors are $10 and children for $8. Competition continues on Sunday, July 10.

Up on stage the Miss Kamloops pageant will be take over the Sagebrush Theatre 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening. The event will culminate with one of the 12 competitors coronated as the new Miss Kamloops. Tickets are $20.

Unfortunatley for events outdoors, up in the sky there'll be a different type of gathering as clouds are expected over the weekend. Environment Canada has predicted a 60 per cent chance of showers for both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid-20s and lows in the mid-teens.

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