January 11, 2014 - 12:54 PM
KAMLOOPS — Don't bother washing your car this weekend, it's going to just get dirty again and there's so many more fun things to do on a weekend forecast to see well above normal temperatures.
Temperatures are expected to reach 9 Celsius by Monday and over the weekend should be a respectable 6-7 C, though cloud cover is expected through to Wednesday. Normals at this time of year are just below zero, though the record high temperatures for Saturday through Monday all reached into the double digits nearly 120 years ago (for Saturday and Sunday) and nearly 70 years ago (for Monday.)
If you still want to spend time indoors Melanie Todd's 'Drawing the Line' mixed media, print and drawing is on display at the Wilson House Gallery through Feb. 6 and Lyn Baldwin's 'Not Just a Snapshot: The Thompson Drainage Through Field Journal Art' watercolours is on display at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
The Band Perry will play at the Interior Savings Centre on Saturday night while the Kamloops Symphony will present The Magic of Vienna at the Sagebrush Theatre Saturday and Sunday, featuring the music of Strauss, Lehar, Schubert and Beethoven. Live music will also take place at the Harper Mountain Lodge as the ski hill continues to host acoustic music on the weekends.
This weekend sports will take over the city with Western Canadian Age Class Wrestling at the TCC Fieldhouse on Saturday and men's and women's Thompson Rivers University volleyball teams hosting Brandon University at the TRU gymn both Friday and Saturday.
The Kamloops Storm will host Kimberly on Saturday and Sciamous on Sunday at McArthur Island and the Blazers will take on Prince George at the Interior Savings Centre at 7 p.m. Saturday after playing in Spokane on Friday night.
In other ice sports the B.C. Ice Racing Series will hit the ice at Stake Lake where racing will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday. At Sun Peaks snow sports will take centre stage with the Family Cup Race continuing through the weekend. Saturday will be the family race with a modified dual slalom course and on Sunday the Kookaburra Cup Cross Country Loppet will see cross country skiers face off on four different length courses in 10 different age categories.
Sun Peaks is also the place to be if you like wine, this weekend the 16 annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival kicks off (runs through Jan. 19) though tickets are limited. Events like The Comforts of Grilled Cheese and Wine, Starbucks Brunch and Blind Tasting Party will all take place this weekend. Over 600 participants and 30 wineries are expected to take part this year.
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