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Long weekend in Kamloops includes the return of the Blazers

FILE PHOTO - The Kamloops Blazers second preseason game will see them face off the local rivals the Kelowna Rockets.
Image Credit: Kamloops Blazers via Facebook
September 02, 2016 - 10:54 AM

KAMLOOPS - With summer coming to an end, fall and winter activities are popping on the weekend.

The Kamloops Blazers are hosting their first two preseason games in the Sandman Centre this weekend, with a game against the Victoria Royals on Sept. 2, stating at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 4 they follow that up with a game against rivals the Kelowna Rockets, with game time at 5 p.m. Tickets for either game are $12 for adults, $8 for youth and $10 for seniors.

In Barriere it might not be autumn quite yet, but the 67th annual North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo will be running from Saturday to Monday. The three days will be themed after scarecrows and heavy horses. The fair will include a variety of outdoorsy competitions, from chainsaw carving to lawn tractor races. Entrance is $12 for adults, $8 for youth and seniors and free for anyone under the age of 10.

Sun Peaks is going to be covered in bikes for the weekend as the resort village hosts a range of mountain biking events. A poker ride, guided cross country tours and a kids derby are all planned, with the Yeah Bru! Dual Slalom a highlight, pitting riders in head to head downhill rides. The different events are happening Saturday and Sunday, with varying prices. Click here for more.

On Labour Day itself, Monday, Sept. 5, the Kamloops and District Labour Council will be hosting their annual Labour Day picnic at McDonald Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free day event will include activities for the kids, like playing soccer with the Thompson Rivers University Wolf Pack, science experiments and bouncy castles. There’ll also be music and prizes.

Weekend weather may be a little wet and cool with a chance of showers each day and temperatures peaking around 20 C.

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