September 13, 2013 - 5:15 PM
KAMLOOPS – It will be a busy weekend in the city again as several festivals are set to take place while the Terry Fox Run will see hundreds of runners hit the pavement in Riverside Park Sunday.
Western Canada Theatre began showing the theatre production of Dreary and Izzy in the city this week. It's the story of two sisters looking for hope and love. It runs through Sept. 29.
The Tranquille Farm Fresh corn maze also opens Saturday. The second year of the maze will continue through to Halloween and people should expect to spend up to an hour navigating the maze.
The Plaza Hotel is the place to be if you graduated from Kam High in 1963. Former students will gather for a 50 year reunion Saturday.
The Kamloops Volleyfest will run both Saturday and Sunday at Overlander Park. It will be the last tournament of the season and features live music all day. If you're looking for a low key event, the third annual star gazing festival and open house is taking place at the Stake Lake Star Park from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday. Club members will have a variety of telescopes set up later in the evening so everyone can enjoy the celestial sights.
During the day Saturday you can take in the Hamster Races at the Kamloops Petland. The 15th annual race is a fundraiser for the Kamloops Food Bank with registrants simply needing to bring a donation of food or cash to take part.
The Kamloops Tomato Festival will also be taking place at the farmer's market Saturday. Over 70 varieties will be available for tasting. Seminars and information will be provided and prizes will be awarded to gardeners for tomatoes, with categories including most perfect, most bizarre and most colourful.
Perhaps the most colourful and dirty event of the weekend will be the Children's Art Festival at Riverside Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be live demonstrations and entertainment and kids can try out a variety of arts and crafts, from clay works and henna to dance and jewellery making.
Sunday will see participants of the Terry Fox Run fill Riverside Park. Last year more than 360 people took part in the event, raising $15,600. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 10 a.m.
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