September 05, 2013 - 2:28 PM
KAMLOOPS – Summer break may be over but that does not mean the summer fun has stopped. This weekend a mix of fundraisers, tours, hockey games and midway rides are offering up a chance to enjoy the summer a little longer.
Starting Friday Westcoast Amusements will be set up at Aberdeen Mall once again for three days of rides like the Ferris Wheel, Sizzler, Tilt-a-Whirl and the YoYo as well as kiddie rides and midway games.
Friday is also the beginning of the Tranquille Tunnel tours, where people can take a tour of the infamous underground tunnels while the Blazers take to the ice for another preseason home game, this time against the Kelowna Rockets.
Saturday will offer even more variety as the Parkinson Superwalk takes place at Riverside Park in the morning, Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge offers a pancake breakfast fundraiser, the Family Tree Family Fun Day features a variety of kid friendly activities at Prince Charles Park and special presentations are made at the Rotary Bandshell in the afternoon as part of Recovery Day.
Breakfast with the Donkeys takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a chance to meet the new donkeys, donkey talks, wool spinning demonstrations and place a bid in a silent auction. The Family Fun Day runs from 9 a.m. to noon , serving up a pancake breakfast as well as entertainment, raffles and silent auctions, children's games and face painting.
Saturday and Sunday North Face Dirty Feet events will have runners hitting the hills at Sun Peaks. The 50 km ultra race and relay races happen Saturday while Sunday offers a 16 km mountain run as well as a 5 km run/walk and kids races.
A couple more fundraisers will take place Sunday, with the B.C. SPCA Paws for a Cause at Pioneer Park and the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope will take place at McArthur Island Park.
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