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VW Turtle River Race off to a speedy start in Kamloops

VDub had a speedy morning, catching up with (clockwise from top left) Terry Lowe of Volkswagen of Kamloops, Ann-Kathrin and Lucy Gearey of WCT, Steve Smeaton and part of the team of Save-On-Foods, and Bill Johnson of Turtle Mountain Coffee Company.
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June 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - VDub and the other turtles are off to a speedy start for the 15th Annual VW Turtle River Races! Terry Lowe and the staff at Volkswagen of Kamloops announced that this year’s VW Turtle River Race proceeds will again go to Western Canada Theatre youth programming.

They also announced some exciting changes to the format and location of the race. This year, the races will be held at Riverside Park Beach. From there, you will be able to see and cheer on your turtles from start to finish on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

We at WCT are excited about the new location and format, not to mention the amazing prize packages. We are sure to make this, our sixth involvement with the VW Turtle River Race, its biggest and most engaging community event. The official launch was today at Save-On-Foods and included support, and delicious coffee, from Bill Johnson, owner of Turtle Mountain Coffee Company.

1st Place Turtles Receive:

• WestJet Flight for Two

• Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf Trip for Two

• $1000 Save-On-Foods Gift Certificate

• $500 Surplus Herby’s Gift Certificate

• $500 Aberdeen Mall Shopping Spree

There are three incredible prize packages per race to be won! Plus, on the day, there is a free fun family event at Riverside Park Beach, with fun and games, for all ages. Also in between races, check out The Children’s Art Festival, also at the park on the day. Join us Noon to 3pm on September 17th, 2016 for big prizes, games and live entertainment and to cheer on your turtle!

Speedy Turtles are now available for sale. Adopt yours today! For more information on the prizes and the race, visit

Tickets are only $10 each! OR 3 for $25!  Call: 250-374-3000 or 1-888-874-7500

Ticket Sales Outlets: Save-On-Foods • Ocean Pacific • Purity Feed Farm & Garden Centre • Home Hardware Building Centre • Volkswagen of Kamloops • Surplus Herby’s • Andre’s Electronic Experts • Kamloops Live Box Office

The Corporate Challenge:

We encourage all businesses to take part in the VW Turtle River Race Corporate Challenge this year! Last year's challenge helped to make WCT's fifth season with this event such a great success! Businesses are invited to purchase books of 10 tickets for $100.00 each for Race 1 and/or Race 2. Along with supporting a vital community organization, the tickets make great appreciation gifts for staff and/or clients! In exchange for your participation, you will be entered to win an exclusive Corporate Challenge prize package.

Thank you to our many partners who have helped to make this year’s prize board the best yet!

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