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The changing of seasons obvious in Kamloops weekend events

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November 03, 2016 - 11:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - The transition from fall to winter will be apparent this weekend as events mark the end of Halloween and the incoming holiday season.

The Kamloops Soccer Dome will be playing host to a different sport Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov 5 as the Canadian Ski Patrol holds its annual Winter Extreme Ski and Snowboard Show and Swap. Item drop off is Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. while the swap runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s $2 to enter an item for the swap and a 20 per cent commission. Funds go to volunteer ski patrollers.

Fans of the written word will want to be on the look out for a variety of events around the city as the Kamloops Writers Festival runs from Friday to Sunday. Friday night a panel of B.C. based writers, including Richard Wagamese of Kamloops, will have a conversation a the Old Courthouse. Michael V. Smith, Ashley Little, and Elizabeth Bachinsky will be joining him on stage. Saturday will see each of the panel speakers holding a writing workshop, followed by American author Ami McKay speaking at TRU. Free readings will follow on Sunday at the downtown library.

Labryinth Farm in Westsyde will be hosting a pumpkin smash for anyone with leftover pumpkins they need to get rid of. Options for squash destruction will vary, and once the pumpkin is pulp other activities will be on hand, including a camp fire and small market for farm produce and crafts. Organizers are also asking for any bags of leaves or left over halloween candy which will in turn be donated to the food bank. The event will be running Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sandman Centre will be a bustling market on Sunday as the 32nd Craft-a-Fair takes over. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Royal Inland Hospital, with the $2 admission going towards hospital equipment. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with vendors in three different areas at the arena.

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