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Here's what you can do around Kamloops this B.C. Day long weekend

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August 02, 2018 - 2:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - With the long weekend approaching, there a few things to check out around the city.

Kick off the long weekend on Friday, Aug. 3 with the Kamloops Brewery Tour.

This weekly event starts at 12 p.m. tomorrow and goes for four hours. The guided tour hosted by Wine Lovers Tours takes you around to the city's local breweries and lets participants get a behind the scenes look at how craft beer is made. Those interested in learning more about Red Collar Brewing Company, Iron Road Brewing and The Noble Pig can call 778-931-0057.

The High Country Flyers Radio Controlled Airplane Club are inviting spectators to view a radio-controlled helicopter event tomorrow, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4. The event takes place at the Kamloops Tournament Capital Ranch in Rayleigh. The flying starts at 9 a.m. and goes until about 3 p.m., so come out to view some radio controlled helicopter flying and aerobatics. For more information on times, directions, and fees go here.

The Rivertown Players will be performing this Saturday, Aug. 4 at B.C. Wildlife Park. The Rivertown Players are a group of post-secondary theatre students hired through the Kamloops Arts Council. The students create full-scale productions from scratch. For this weekend, head down to B.C. Wildlife Park at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for family-friendly performances including songs and stories.

Want to find out more about Riverside Park? Tomorrow, Aug. 3, Kamloops Museum and Archives will be hosting a Riverside Park Tour starting at 10 a.m. Bring $5 and head downtown and meet at the Heritage House to learn about the history of the land, its users, and the shoreline. For more information or to register call 250-828-3500 or go here.

The 39th annual Kamloopa Powwow begins tomorrow and goes until Sunday, Aug. 5. The event is one of the biggest Indigenous celebrations in western Canada. Approximately 1,000 dancers will gather at the Powwow grounds for the cultural celebration over three days. For more information go here.

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