Things to heat up with fun-filled weekend in Kamloops

The water park at Albert McGowan will be a great place to cool down this weekend as temperatures are set to climb above 30 Celsius.

KAMLOOPS - Whether you want to bask in the sun, cool down in the water or even watch some hockey camps in a nice cool arena, you will have your pick of activities this weekend.

Environment Canada is calling for sunshine and temperatures in the low- to mid-30s this weekend but luckily not only are the waterparks already open, so is the Brock Pool

On Friday, June 3, the Blazers prospect camp opens with registration and fitness testing. Ice times will be open to the public at Brock Arena on Saturday from 1 to 2:45 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

On Friday Fun Fest and Disability Awareness Week will take place at McDonald Park. Information booths, a barbecue and presentations will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in this ‘adult-oriented’ event. 

At Riverside Park the Kamloops Brain Injury Association will also be hosting an awareness day. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotary Bandshell a family-friendly day filled with live performers, barbecue lunch, bouncy castle, face painting and helmet fittings will take place. 

If garage saling is your thing, you can head down to either Schubert Drive or Sun Rivers this Saturday, when community garage sales are set to take place.

If you are in the mood for a little theatre, head down to The Brock Centre Theatre at 9B-1800 Tranquille Rd. for a 2 p.m. showing of ‘Gotta Song For That!’ by Class Act Theatre Society on Saturday, June 4. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to disaster relief for Fort McMurray.

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The B.C. Lions Fanfest will also take place Saturday, but in change from previous years will cap off with evening fireworks. The events will begin at Hillside Stadium at 5 p.m. and will run to 9:45 p.m. A football clinic for kids aged six to 13 will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and then you can watch the pros practice from 7:30 to 9 p.m. followed by an autograph seassion ending at 9:30 p.m. The Felions and Leo the Lion will be on hand as well, along with face painting, inflatable games, merchandise sales and food sales. 

Starting Saturday you can head down to Whispering Pines for the 2016 Motocross Nationals season kick off. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pro races will take place Sunday. Josh Allen of Kamloops will be one of the competitors riding this year. 

If motocross isn’t your thing but mountain biking is, you can head to Harper Mountain Sunday for the B.C. Enduro Series West

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