Sun Peaks gets active with the rest of Canada

Active families: Local mother-daughter duo keep fit by biking out to McGillivray lake.

National Health and Fitness Day is becoming recognized by communities across the country, and Sun Peaks is excited to offer some free activities for residence and visitors on Saturday, June 7 as part of the nationwide initiative. “(National Health and Fitness Day) is a program that Senator Nancy Greene Raine has been behind, and certainly helping to promote, and so we’re very happy to be participating and looking … [Read more...]

Seasonal dish with Annie Campbell

Annie Campbell

As a graduate from Algonquin College’s culinary management program, and spending almost a decade in the culinary industry, Voyageur Bistro’s head chef, Annie Campbell, is bringing her unique expertise to SPIN in this month’s highlighted seasonal dish. The Ottawa, Ontario native was delighted to have been recruited to head up the kitchen at Voyageur Bistro as she was itching to spread her creative wings and showcase … [Read more...]

Kamloops theatre gets intimate


Coming soon to an ally near you, Dancing Monkey presents Frank McGuiness’ “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” March 6 to 8. The production will take place in an empty commercial space, accessed via an ally, with small audiences to create an intimate atmosphere. “This is a show about men who are hostages in Lebanon, and we really want to make the audience feel like they could be in the same room as these guys,” says … [Read more...]

Not in Kansas anymore

Whitecroft hot rod under a setting sun. 
Photo credit: evenSteven

When the power went out I was hunched over my computer, frantically working to meet a deadline, the same position I’d been in since five o’clock that morning. It was now four o’clock in the afternoon and the sun was dipping behind the mountains. With work no longer an option, I ventured into the dying light to take some fresh air and photographs. I figured I could spare an hour to get some exercise until the power … [Read more...]

Catching up with Portillo

Portillo Ski Resort

I spend a lot of my time chasing snow. Not in the sense that it’s running away from me, but more like I’m always trying to find it to ski on. In Canada, we have the opportunity to ski pretty easily seven months of the year on winter snow with Sunshine and Blackcomb running ‘til late May. But that leaves five long months with no schussing. In my world of athletics and ski race coaching, five months off snow is … [Read more...]