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Lots of events to kick off summer break in Kamloops

The final touches are being put on one of several exhibits opening at the Kamloops Art Gallery this weekend.
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June 26, 2015 - 8:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - The kids are out of school and you may already be wondering what you are going to do with all this extra time.

While you might not have the whole summer planned out, there are quite a few events happening this weekend to at least give you a jump on avoiding the "I’m boreds" which typically come with a two-month summer break.

Live at Lunch has kicked off downtown and features lives music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday in Downtown Kamloops. Kicking off the new summer event, Jared Doherty is set to play on Friday, June 26, Sean Luciw will play on Saturday and the Chilibillies on Sunday.

Construction Days are on at the BIG Little Science Centre through Saturday. Big and little kids can enjoy playing with Lego, Megablox, MagNex or enjoy the Exploration Room with more than 140 different exhibits. 

Get a fresh start to your day on Saturday with the farmers’ market and then check out the Kamloops Art Gallery, where there several exhibits will be opening for the summer, including Custom Made, More than Visible, Andrew Hood and Sk’elep School. There will also be a basket weaving performance with Ursula Johnson and curator’s tours on Saturday.

You can head down to the B.C. Wildlife Park on Saturday for a special day filled with animal encounters, including snake, bearded dragon, grizzly bear, bobcat, bird of prey, moose and painted turtle encounters or feedings. There will also be a scavenger hunt, pin collectors club and colouring contest.

B.C.’s Strongest Man competition will take place at Big O Tires on the North Shore from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or if wine is more your thing hit the Kamloops Wine Trail, which is hosting an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Sunday the Oh Canada! Art Exhibition opens at Riverside Park and Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge is offering a donkey care class.

With the extreme heat we are expecting this weekend, Environment Canada is calling for highs of 40 Celsius on both Saturday and Sunday, you might want to head to the beach or water park to cool down. You’re in luck, not only are all the water parks open, but lifeguard service begins Friday, June 26 at Riverside Park beach, from 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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