Tons of things to do on Father's Day weekend in Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS - No one should be bored this weekend as there’s tons to do in and around the Tournament Capital this weekend.

If you’re looking for a full day of sweat and suds, the travelling race known as Foam Fest is set for Saturday, June 17 up at Sun Peaks. The five km race will send participants past 22 different family friendly obstacles. Apart from the race there’ll be a kids zone and vendors. The event is running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $67 and can be bought here.

For something completely different, Saturday and Sunday the antique sale will be on at St. Andrews on the Square. Vintage vendors will be on hand with items from years past, and an appraiser will be on hand to take a look at any old items you bring in. Entrance is by donation, appraisals are $5 per an item and it’ll be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days.

If you’re interested in heading out of town, Salmon Arm will be home to Brewswap. The beer-centric event at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre will also have wineries, distilleries, bakeries, cheese makers and more on hand for all sorts of local food creations. The tasting portion runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by a dance with live music.

For those staying in Kamloops, local improv troupe the Freudian Slips will be dedicating a night to the 90s. It’s the first show of their new season. While not officially rated, it’s suggested for people older than 16. Tickets to the Stage House Theatre show are $15 at the door. Doors, and bar, open at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 18, is Father's Day, and there’s plenty to do with dad. A car show, pancake breakfast and craft fair is being held out in Heffley Creek. The seventh annual Antique Car Show N Shine will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There’s also the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk Run at the B.C. Wildlife Park. The five kilometre walk, or run, is in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of B.C. Registration is between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and entrance to the park is free with registration. Other activities will be happened at the same time, including a pancake breakfast and performances by local clown Uncle Chris.


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