Weekend events in Kamloops include fun, games and travelling downhill very fast

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KAMLOOPS - There are several local events to keep you busy this weekend.

Board game fans can gather at the Kamloops Board Game Social. The club is hosting a night of games at PDK Cafe Friday, June 9. Things start rolling at 7 p.m. and will wrap up around 10 p.m. The group offers a low pressure and fun opportunity to get out, play games and be social. For more information, click here.

For fans of other boards, this weekend is the second annual Skate Sun Peaks resort. A course is being laid down with 17 unique corners. For non-participants there are viewing areas on restaurant patios. The course is open both Saturday and Sunday with sign-in at 8 a.m. Saturday will be free rides while Sunday will also have timed runs and awards.

Saturday might just be the day to head north to Barriere. The town is hosting its big block party, starting at 3 p.m. and running to 10 p.m., with an after party for anyone who wants to stick around. The Barriere Bandshell will be ground zero for the entertainment with musical acts like Kamloops based Bees and the Bare Bones and Jaydee Bixby, a runner up in Canadian Idol. An artisans and farmers market will be open as well with food trucks for snacks and lunch. Entry is by donation with funds going to the North Thompson Volunteer Centre.

Saturday night you may notice some evening racers downtown as the 2017 Relay For Life takes over Riverside Park. The event starts up at 5 p.m. While relayers make their way around the course there’s also going to be a silent auction, raffle, food trucks and more. Things will come to a close around 11 p.m.

On Sunday, Sun Rivers will be holding its ninth annual community fair with activities for the family. Bouncy castles, a clown and face painting will all be on hand at the Sun Rivers Clubhouse. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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