May 16, 2014 - 4:25 PM
KAMLOOPS - May long weekend could be filled with showers but it is set to be punctuated by the sun on holiday Monday, great news for anyone looking to take in one of the many outdoor activities happening in Kamloops.
For those searching for adventure Friday, rain late in the afternoon or evening might cause a soaker or two, but the high of 22 C which is normal for this time of year should keep things nice enough. Saturday the high is expected to hit 22 C again but a 60 per cent chance of showers could be the start of a slight cooling trend. A 60 per cent chance of showers again on Sunday will combine with a high of only 18 C. Monday should hit 20 C with a mix of sun and cloud.
If the rain is coming down and you want to stay indoors this long weekend the Kamloops Art Gallery is hosting the Unreal collection, the Treesmiths are being displayed at the Wilson House Gallery, Bearing Witness is at the Old Courthouse along with Art Connections and the Emerging Artist Show wraps up this Saturday at the Karla Pearce Art Gallery.
Indoors you will also find A Storied Land, an exhibit featuring the Kamloops Museum and Archives’ indigenous collection while the Kamloops SPCA continues with the City Challenge fundraiser with a book sale at Northills Shopping Centre though Saturday. The Big Little Science Centre is also hosting Lego Days on both Friday and Saturday.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more time outdoors, the weekly farmer’s market runs Saturday on St. Paul Street from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Kamloops Bike Ranch will be the site of Aggy’s Reunion Invitational. The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is also hosting the annual Slurpee Cup at McArthur Island Saturday through Monday.
Like cowboys and horses? Head to Falkland for the 96th Annual Stampede running May 17-19. Prefer Whitney Houston? Head to Sagebrush Theatre Saturday for a tribute show, The Greatest Love of All.
The Shooting Star carnival and fair at Sahali Mall will run all weekend with the midway opening at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and noon Saturday through Monday (it will close at 4 p.m. on Monday though.)
The B.C. Wildlife Park hosts special events Saturday through Monday, including Mike the Reptile Guy three times daily, Uncle Chris the Clown on Monday, hot dog and drink specials, inflatables and paintball. These events take place alongside the regular things such as animal encounters, the miniature train and the Home Hardware Family Farm.
Kamloops Fire Rescue warns if you are heading out on the river this weekend to be cautious and watch for debris. Much of the debris that washed up on the shores last year has now been picked up by the higher waters.
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