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Weekend events highlight the outdoors in and around Kamloops

Dean Brody will be in town Friday night, June 2.
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June 02, 2017 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - With the nice weather coming to Kamloops this weekend, there are a few opportunities to get out doors.

Tonight, June 2, Dean Brody is in town. The Canadian country music star is bringing his Beautiful Freak Show tour into the Sandman Centre for the night, along with Madeline Merlo and the James Barker Band. Tickets range from $35 to $60 before fees and doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 3 is National Health and Fitness Day and there are a few free events happening as a part of it. At McDonald Park there’s an hour of yoga planned between noon and 1 p.m. for anyone. It’ll be based around the park’s gazebo. The Brock outdoor pool between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the Tournament Capital Centre will be free, as well.

The Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club are hosting an open house this weekend for kids looking for some time on the water. The event is aimed at eight  to 14 year olds. It’s a free opportunity for them to use the clubs kayaks and canoes on Shumway Lake for free. All equipment for the day will be provided. There will be to opportunities: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Email the group in advance to register.

If that doesn’t turn your motor, the Whispering Pines Raceway north of Kamloops might have something for you. The raceway will be hosting a part of the Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals on Saturday and Sunday. Amateur day is Saturday, but race fans can head up on Sunday to see the pros go. Things start around 9 a.m. and tickets run $35 for adults and $20 for kids under 12.

For those interested in a different part of life on the water, Chase Fire rescue will be holding it’s annual Lobster Fest at the Adams Lake Recreation Centre Saturday evening. The stars of the dinner, Lobsters from Nova Scotia, are caught in the morning and flown in. The dinner will also include door prizes and a dance. Proceeds from the night go the Chases volunteer fire fighting force. Tickets are $45 and things start at 5 p.m.


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