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Weekend events in Kamloops range from political picnics to parkour playtime

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August 12, 2016 - 9:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Fun is a short drive away this weekend.

Tribute acts will be heading up to Sun Peaks as the seventh annual Retro Concert Weekend is held in the mountain resort village. The free outdoor concerts will be running from Friday evening, Aug. 12 to Sunday lunch, Aug 14. Concert goers will see music by the likes of Johnny Cash, Heart and the Rolling Stones performed by bands from across B.C.

Those inspired by the athletic achievements in Brazil might want to head to River City Gymnastics and Young People Sport Academy in Valleyview, which will be hosting a morning session on Saturday for people interested in parkour. They’ve got some new equipment and a mostly finished parkour specific training area for people to try out. For $2 people can try it out from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It’s aimed at kids from 6-years-old to teenagers, but parents are welcome to try it out as well.

In neighbouring Chase, Saturday will be dominated by the town’s seventh CornStock Festival. Apart from the corn there’ll be live music, family games and prizes, and a market space for gifts and fresh produce. It’ll all go down from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Chase Memorial Beach, with the CornStar challenge, a multi-event corn based competition, happening at 6:30 p.m.

For the fans of provincial politics, one of the candidates for leader of the B.C. Conservative Party is in town and hosting a picnic. Chloé Ellis will will spend Sunday at Albert McGowan Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss provincial politics as B.C. heads towards an election next May. She is one of four candidates vying for the position.

Weather this weekend is supposed to finally match summer expectations with sunshine and temperatures hitting the low 30s.

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