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Father's day weekend events Kamloops all about wheels and walks

Image Credit: 5K Foam Fest via Facebook
June 17, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - There's lots to do with dad in Kamloops this Father's Day weekend.

The first Kamloops Food Truck Festival is in town tonight, June 17, bringing mobile cafes from around the region into north Kamloops. The Therapeutic Riding Association is hosting more than a dozen trucks, along with musicians and kids activities off of Aviation Way near the Kamloops Airport starting at 5 p.m. this evening. The event is cash only and family friendly, but no smoking, alcohol or pets allowed. 

The 5K Foam Fest is taking over the hill at Sun Peaks on Saturday, June 18, for those looking to get dirty while running. The family friendly the obstacle course is open to anyone 8 years of age or older. While the course is the main attraction, kids activities and a beer garden will be open as well. Registration in advance is $67 per a person, or on the day for $85. Gates open at 8 a.m. and it shuts down around 5 p.m.

For a lower impact event, the Walk for ALS is this weekend at Riverside Park, starting at the bandshell. The walk starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with check-in at 9 a.m. Funds raised by the walk go to the ALS Society of B.C. which in turn funds ALS research and supports ALS patients.

For something high impact, but involving other people, the Tournament Capital Derby Dolls are doing battle Saturday evening against Gold Pain City from Quesnel. The roller derby match will go down at the McArthur Island Sports Centre at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for fans of the high speed roller skating contact sport, and kids under 12 are free.

On Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, Heffley Creek is hosting its annual Show n’Shine at the Heffley Creek Hall. Running from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. the show will include antique cars on display and a market.

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