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Time to gear up for winter, weekend events

Cross country ski trails are open at Sun Peaks early this year thanks to an abundance of snow
Image Credit: Sun Peaks Resort webcam
November 10, 2013 - 10:34 AM

KAMLOOPS – There is no excuse for boredom this weekend.

Holiday Magic at the Old Courthouse kicks off the Christmas shopping season with many gifts by local artists on display and for sale, from small works of art perfect for stocking stuffers to glass art, jewelry, paintings, scarves and more. The gallery and gift shop are open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Thompson Rivers University men's hockey team will take on Eastern Washington University in an 8:30 p.m. game at Memorial Arena Friday. The two teams will face off again Saturday at 8 p.m.

The Blazers are also playing two home games this weekend, the first Friday at 7 p.m. against Edmonton. Sunday the team will take to the ice again when they host Prince George for a 6 p.m. game.

Friday night, a Diamond Dinner with Kamloops RCMP is taking place at the Hoodoos at Sun Rivers. The $75 tickets will get you a chance to see officers is full red serge, champagne-cocktail reception and four-course dinner as well as a chance at diamond jewelry prizes, silent auction and door prizes.

On Saturday, short track speed skaters will race from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McArthur Island Sport Centre in the New Gold Big Chill Challenge and the annual Westsyde Craft Fair will take place at the Westsyde Fellowship Church, while the second annual Women's Fair will take place at Thompson Rivers University. Stand-up comedian Steve Patterson will be at Sagebrush in the evening for a 90-minute one man show.

On Sunday look for your favourite artists on vinyl record or compact disc at the CFBX Record Fair at Sahali Centre Mall. There will also be stereo equipment, instruments and memorabilia as well as door prizes.

If ABBA is your choice of music head to Sagebrush Theatre Sunday for the return of The ABBA Show! Impersonators ABBAsolutely FABBAulous will put on a show complete with costumes, lights, theatrics and live music.

For those that just can't wait for winter, some of the cross country ski trails open at Sun Peaks Friday, the earliest nordic opening in history of the resort.

Monday is Remembrance Day, so don your poppy and head out to the ceremony at Riverside Park or one of the concerts taking place this weekend in honour of the veterans.

So what's the weather going to be like as you make your way to your favorite event?

There's a chance of showers late Saturday through Sunday. Higher elevations could see more snow this weekend so highways will continue to see less than ideal driving conditions. In the valley, temperatures should remain at or above 0 C at night throughout the weekend. High temperatures hovering near the seasonal normal of 6 C should help dry up lower elevation roads between the showers.

To contact a reporter for this story, email, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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