February 07, 2014 - 4:57 AM
KAMLOOPS — Blazer hockey, the zoo and skiing are all great ways to spend the day with the family for B.C. Family Day this Monday.
Temperatures will still be below normal but will be a much more tolerable -5 Celsius, with a mix of sun and cloud, enough to fully enjoy the outdoor activities going on for the second annual Family Day holiday.
The Blazers are hosting the Tri-City Americans in a matinee game on Monday and are offering special Family Day passes. Admissions have been reduced for the 2 p.m. game and include a free pop and your choice of popcorn or a hot dog as well.
The B.C. Wildlife Park will be hosting several different animal encounters throughout the day, starting with snakes at 10 a.m. and then bearded dragon at 11 a.m., bird of prey at 1 p.m. and turtle at 2 p.m. Free Kamloops Storm tickets will also be given to every child that visits the park on Monday.
At Sun Peaks there will be racing and reduced lift ticket rates on Monday, but the holiday celebrations will take place on Sunday. Family Day Family Race is a recreational 'fun-for-everyone' dual slalom race that will take place Monday. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and racing begins at 11 a.m. B.C. Residents just looking to ski can get 50 per cent off full day alpine lift tickets as well.
On Sunday Family Day celebrations at Sun Peaks will include a dance party, face painting, Uncle Chris the Clown and Harry Bear as well as free hot chocolate slope side.
The city has also stepped up and is opening the Tournament Capital Centre on Monday. Typically closed on holidays, the centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Canada Games Pool will be open from 1-4 p.m.
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