KAMLOOPS – It’s the middle of July and there’s plenty to do around the Tournament Capital.
The Maid in the Shade, a WW2 bomber, is hanging out at the Kamloops Airport this week. From Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9 there’ll be tours on offer from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $14 per a person or $28 per a family. Rides in the B-25J Mitchell are also available, for a price. One seat is USD $325 for a waist gunner seat or USD $625 for a spot in the nose.
The Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games are in town this weekend. Events range and include athletics, basketball and bowling. Fans are welcome at all the events and all competitions are free of charge to watch. Locations are spread out around the city and include most major sporting centres, including Hillside Stadium, McArthur Island Park, the Sandman Centre and Tournament Capital Ranch, along with some high schools. All sporting events happen Friday, and Saturday. A full schedule can be found here.
The annual Highland Games will be taking over Albert McGowan Park on Saturday. For $10 – or $8 if you’re a senior, student or child – attendees can watch pipe band competitions, fighting demos and caber tossing. A beer garden and scotch tastings will also be on site, if that’s something you’re into. Gates open at 7 a.m. and things wrap up a little after 4:30 p.m.
Families might will want to take note of an event on the North Shore Saturday night, as the Disney film Moana will be on the big screen at McDonald Park. The free movie night starts at 7 p.m. with live music and vendor booths. The film will start once it’s dark enough, which is expected to happen after 9 p.m.
This weekend is also the Pritchard Rodeo. The community’s big rodeo will run July 9, starting at 1 p.m. with a variety of events at the Pritchard Rodeo Grounds. Once all the riding and roping is over there’ll be a rodeo dance in the evening. Tickets are $12 for an adult, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for children and free for anyone under 6 years old.
And as always, Music in the Park continues this weekend, with three bands taking the stage. On Friday it’ll be Vancouver’s Me & Mae, Saturday it’s Vancouver’s Echo Nebraska and Sunday it’s Margit Sky Project from the Interior.
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