KAMLOOPS – From highlanders to pageant queens and golf tournaments to live music, this weekend boasts an event for nearly everyone.
Music in the Park
The concert series continues with Music in the Park: HIJACKED this weekend. Friday performances include tributes to Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, and the Band, with special guests Van Damsel and Gleneagle Band and Saturday will feature tributes to Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and the Band with special guests The Caspians, Kelly Spencer, and JamesWolf.
Kamloops Highland Games
This annual festival is a showcase of traditional highland activities — bagpipes, high-leaping dancers and men in skirts. While the games promise everything Scottish, the highlight is arguably the heavy athletics. A testament of strength and power, men and women participate in events like the hammer throw, shotput and log tossing. The games begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, in Albert McGowan Park and go most of the day.
Miss Kamloops Pageant
The Miss Kamloops Pageant is a program meant to supplement education and encourage volunteerism in the community. Tomorrow night, July 11, marks the last of five events for candidates culminating with the coronation of a new young ambassador. Miss Kamloops will be crowned at the Sagebrush theatre at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available through Kamloops Live Box Office or at the door.
Family Art Saturday and guided walking tours: Red Lights Black Hearts
Both the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Museum and Archives will be holding events this Saturday, July 11.
The gallery is hosting a free family event that includes tours and activities. Families can participate in basket and book making workshops between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The museum offers more adult entertainment, educating residents of Kamloops’ dark side. The walking tour includes one-time houses of ill repute, opium dens, and notorious Kamloops icons. Recommended for ages 16 and up, the price is $8, and begins at the Kamloops Museum at 10 a.m.
Glow in the dark golf and Driving for Survivors fundraising
Golfers have two interesting options this Saturday, July 11: a glow in the dark evening on the course or hitting the driving range for a good cause.
Glow in the dark golf at Sun Peaks includes three holes (10, 17 and 18) plus one drink at Masa's Bar + Grill. Fees are $150 per foursome or $37.50 per single entry. Participants meet at 8 p.m. at Masa's and proceed to the tees at 9 p.m.
Mount Paul Golf Course asks residents to come to the driving range hit a bucket of balls for a good cause. All proceeds raised go to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Barbecue and cold drinks are available by donation. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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— This story was updated at 2:55 p.m, July 10, 2015, to correct the dates for Music in the Park.