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Wet weekend offering mix of indoor, outdoor events

Mining will be centre stage Sunday through Tuesday.
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September 27, 2013 - 10:28 AM

KAMLOOPS – With rain being forecast every day this weekend and highs expected to reach only 14 C today, four degrees lower than seasonal normals, people may be turned away from some of the outdoor events taking place this weekend but there are many indoor options to enjoy as well.

Starting today the Provincial Winter Fair is celebrating 75 years of agricultural heritage. Many 4-H shows will take place over the weekend alongside vendor booths and a top Hand Ranch Competition features working cowboys competing in reining and doctoring as well as a bronc riding.

The Interior Wellness Festival will also be taking place this weekend with free seminars and workshops starting at Thompson Rivers University Campus Activity Centre this evening. Programming includes dozens of different workshops, yoga and fitness classes, a healing garden, marketplace and entertainment. You can learn to jive, belly dance or do yoga or about astrology, fibromylagia and energy healing. Entertainment includes more than three dozen shows, from belly dancing and drumming to yoga and music.

A nation-wide celebration, Culture Days will celebrate the arts and cultural life of Kamloops. Free admission to the art gallery and the museum and archives and free guided tours are among some of the activities planned for the city. An open dress rehearsal of the Kamloops Symphony will take place Saturday afternoon while a fine art sale takes place all three days. More interested in music? Take in a ukulele sit-in on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Andrews on the square. Extra ukuleles will be on site for anyone wanting to join in.

Following the free open rehearsal in the afternoon, the symphony will offer a paid for presentation of Russian Magic at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A trail race will kick off the day at Harper's Trail Winery and the monthly dim swim will take place at the Canada Games Pool from 6-9 p.m.

Possibly the event best suited to the wet weather we have planned is the Spartan Race at Sun Peaks Resort. Considered the 'toughest race on the planet' the Sun Peaks race offers a 20 km obstacle course race on Saturday and a five km one on Sunday. A kids race will also take place.

Sunday will see the city celebrate World Rivers Day at Riverside Park and then offer free movies on the big screen at Interior Savings Centre. Epic will be shown at 3 p.m. and then The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will play at 5:30 p.m.

Mining will take centre stage Sunday through Tuesday with the Mining 4 Society educational show at the Calvary Community Church at 1205 Rogers Way and the Maintenance Engineering and Mine Operators' Conference at the convention centre. Workshops, interactive displays and vendors will fill both halls over the three days.

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