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No shortage of things to do in Kamloops this weekend

FILE PHOTO - Emile Castonguay and his sister Adele, left, play a game of ball hockey in Vaudreuil-Dorion, west of Montreal, on Dec. 24, 2015.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
October 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - With autumn in full swing, winter coming and Halloween on the horizon, events in Kamloops this weekend cover it all.

More than 520 competitors are heading to McArthur Island for the Autumn Leaves skating competition. Hosted by the Valleyview Skating Club, competitions start Friday morning, Oct. 21 and run until Sunday, Oct. 23 afternoon. Competition will include children and Olympic hopefuls.

Also running all weekend is the Sunset Valley Farm Nights of Fright. Highlights will be a Maze of Horrors, pumpkin patch and bonfire. Tickets to get into the seven acres maze are $10 and can be bought at the farm, located at 3275 Tranquile Rd. past the airport.

For high school students or adults considering further education, Thompson Rivers University is holding an open house on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Booths, displays and a barbecue will be on hand, with tours and info sessions running throughout for those curious about post-secondary education in Kamloops.

Advocates for an outdoor skating rink are holding the closest thing they can to an ice hockey game — a ball hockey game. At noon on Saturday the ball drops at the basketball court in Riverside Park. While the Kamloops Blazers and Storm are sending participants, it’s open to kids and adults who want to join in. The game will run until 2 p.m., and it’s suggested you bring your own stick.

If going out to a farmers pumpkin patch sounds too muddy, Sahali Mall will have one set up this weekend as part of their Fall Festival. The shopping centre will also have an indoor market set up an kids activities, running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If we missed an event in Kamloops and area this weekend, please add it in the comments section.


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