October 10, 2014 - 11:31 AM
KAMLOOPS - A teddy bear picnic, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, salmon and hockey. Yes, you have a lot of options to keep the family busy beyond eating turkey this Thanksgiving long weekend.
Kick off the weekend with a Blazers game tonight. The team will be hosting Lethbridge Friday and then will host Everett on Saturday. You can also take in a Kamloops Storm game at McArthur Island on Saturday when the team hosts Princeton. All games go at 7 p.m.
Saturday you can head down to the Kamloops Museum for some Halloween creative time from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday will be the Pumpkin Chumpkin competition at Tranquille Farm Fresh. The fundraiser event will have teams build trebuchets on their way to helping to fund educational field trips to the farm.
Other farm inspired events include taking a visit to a local pumpkin patch or corn maze at Tranquille Farm Fresh and Tranquille Farms.
If animals are more your thing head to the B.C. Wildlife Park for the annual Thanksgiving Teddy Bear Picnic on Monday. The picnic will feature Uncle Chris the clown, the Teddy Bear Doctor, colouring contest, inflatables, and a barbecue special.
You can also head out to Roderick Haig-Brown Park for the annual salmon run. It’s a dominant year which means millions of sockeye are returning to Adams River to spawn. The Adams River Salmon Society hosts events throughout the first three weeks of the month to celebrate and educate.
For those considering volunteering this weekend, the New Life Mission is hosting Thanksgiving dinner and is looking for volunteers to help set up and serve lunch on Monday.
Luckily Mother Nature is set to cooperative this weekend as well. Temperatures in the range of normal — 15 Celcius — to just above normal are expected with only a chance of rain on Monday. Saturday and Sunday should see a mix of sun and cloud.
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