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Kick off equinox with autumn events

Classic cars will fill the streets of Sun Peaks Resort this weekend.
Image Credit: Sun Peaks Resort
September 20, 2013 - 8:42 AM

KAMLOOPS – The autumn equinox is Sunday and while that means the official end of summer it does not mean there is nothing to do in and around the city.

Friday night the fun begins with the first regular season game for the Blazers when they face the Kelowna Rockets in the first of two games this weekend. The Blazers lost both preseason games to the Rockets and won only one of five preseason exhibition games.

A Take Back the Night event will begin at 5:15 p.m. Friday starting at Fifth Avenue and Victoria Street with the march starting at 6:30 p.m. The march is to raise awareness about safety rights for all women.

Friday is also the first night of the three-day Run to The Sun Classic Car Event at Sun Peaks though Saturday is the main event with a show n' shine from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classic cars including Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and MG will be on display and awards will be presented following the show n' shine Saturday.

Saturday morning you just may see a drove of volunteers flood your area of the city as the annual food drive takes to the streets to collect non perishable food. Yellow grocery bags should be filled and at your front door by 9 a.m. and volunteers are still being sought to help sort food at Interior Vault at 661 Athabasca Street at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday the Kamloops Broncos will take on the Okanagan Sun at Hillside Stadium while gamers will take on each other at the Attack-X Tabletop War Gamin Expo at the North Shore Community Centre. Warmachines/Hordes, Flames of War, Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K tournaments will take place during the two day expo.

Sunday the activities continue as the MS Bike Tour rolls into Riverside Park and the North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run hits the hills of Kenna Cartwright. Another show n' shine event will also take place at Smith Chev Cadillac from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday is also the 12th annual Volkswagen Turtle River Race. The race begins at the Yacht Club and finishes at Pioneer Park about 25 minutes later. The race will see 2,000 numbered turtles dumped in the river to 'swim' to the finish line and games, family activities and a barbecue will round out the afternoon event.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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