Five years ago Corey Wiwchar met Jayden and they became friends for the first time. They play board games, go fishing, snowboard and walk Wiwchar’s dog — normal friend stuff. Except while Jayden was eight years old, Wiwchar was buying a home, getting married and starting a family. The friendship may seem unlikely, but Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Kamloops...
After last year’s successful Canada Day Weekend festivities, Tourism Sun Peaks (TSP) is planning another patriotic event. Events manager for TSP, Janice Hoppenreys, said she expected to see more then 6,500 people attend. She said last year good weather on the mountain encouraged guests to escape smoke from wildfires that settled in Kamloops. The kid’s bike parade was particularly...
Whether it’s from the farm or the vineyard, the best of the harvest will be served up at the fourth annual Autumn Bounty in Sun Peaks. Expect to taste excellent food and beverage at this one-of-a-kind event which runs on Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 8 to 12. This means delectable dishes from fresh and seasonal produce. “We planted potatoes towards the end...
OLYMPIAN TERWIEL TAKES HER SKIS INTO THE LAB A local Olympic skier has taken her passion for skiing into the lab to find out if there is a pattern that could help racers choose their fastest skis during competition. Elli Terwiel, who grew up racing with the Sun Peaks Alpine Club, is testing the vibrations of skis as she works to...
Exploring lesser known nature trails with hikekamloops.ca While many Kamloops locals spend their time hiking or biking in their favourite well known city parks, not many know of the others that exist, such as the Valleyview Nature Park or the Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park. We found out about these parks only a couple of years ago, which is a shame because...