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Full first weekend of fall in Kamloops

Thousands of people are expected to converge on Sun Peaks for the Spartan Race this weekend.
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September 25, 2015 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - This weekend is offering up a wide range of activities, from arts and culture to sports and beer and even some community pride.

Culture Days runs Friday, Sept. 25, through Sunday and offers a wide variety of culture and arts activities all around the city and Brew Loops will offer four days, Sept. 24 to 27, of beer-related activities and tastings. 

Friday and Saturday are also the last days to take in Miss Calendonia at the Pavilion Theatre while the Kamloops Symphony opens its season with Masters in Motion Pictures Saturday and Sunday. 

If fall fun is what you’re after take a tour of the corn maze or tunnels at Tranquille Farm Fresh or head up to Barriere for the Provincial Winter Fair at the North Thompson Fall Fair Grounds Sept. 25 to 28. The annual fair celebrates agricultural heritage, culture and community. 

On Friday, a Take Back the Night rally will take place at Riverside Park at the bandshell to raise awareness about violence. There will be live music, barbecue, speakers, entertainment and drummers with an opening prayer at 5:30 p.m. and a silent vigil and march beginning at 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m. the Kamloops Storm will take on Sicamous at McArthur Island Sports Centre.

On Saturday start the day with the farmer’s market and then plan for the Blazers home opener against Kelowna in the evening. A party on the plaza will run from 5 to 7 p.m. with hotdogs and drinks for the first 1,000 fans, kids activities and Plinko for prizes.

Saturday is also the first day of the Spartan Race at Sun Peaks. The third consecutive year the ski resort has hosted the event, thousands or participants are expected to take a run at the obstacle course. Saturday will be the 20-kilometre Spartan Beast race and 42-km Ultra Beast race and on Sunday the kids, youth and 5-km Sprint races will be held.

Sunday will kick off with the Strides for Melanoma walk for awareness at Riverside Park at 10:30 a.m. and the annual Kamloops Kidney Walk at 11 a.m. at McDonald Park. World Rivers Day will feature an assortment of activities and a shoreline cleanup at Riverside Park and then in the evening The Tragicially Hip will take to the stage at The Sandman Centre.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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