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Family Day: All are invited to Kamloops’ Family Festival

From stupendous Science World demonstrations to a dip in the warm waters of the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Kamloops’ first Family Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre, will feature a surfeit of activities for the entire family.   - KTW FILE PHOTO
From stupendous Science World demonstrations to a dip in the warm waters of the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Kamloops’ first Family Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre, will feature a surfeit of activities for the entire family. 
— image credit: KTW FILE PHOTO

To celebrate B.C.’s first Family Day long weekend, the City of Kamloops, the MS Society, PacificSport and the provincial government are hosting the inaugural Family Festival.

The free festival will be held at the Tournament Capital Centre on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Activities include Vancouver’s Science World Exhibit, a BC Royal Museum Gold panning station, 4Cats Arts studio station, family portraits with backdrop, storytelling, face painting, Pacific Sport Kidzone and a free swim for families from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Canada Games Pool.

In addition, the Family Festival will see first Kamloops Indoor GranFondo.

GranFondo, loosely translated from Italian to English, means “big ride.”

There’s still time to register for the event, in which participants can ride for two, four or six hours, or any open amount of time, with all riders led by local Olympic cyclist Catharine Pendrel and finishing together at 4 p.m.

Participants can bring their own bike and bike trainer (bicycle stand), while a limited number of bike trainers will be available for rent.

A limited number of spin bikes are also available for free.

The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo is an MS Society Fundraiser and a fully supported indoor ride on stationary bikes.

The registration fee is $50 for adults, $25 for youth and free for kids.

This includes a custom yoga mat, therapy for registrants (chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy), healthy snacks from Save-On-More Foods and Nature’s Fare, registration bag with goodies and a ticket to hear Pendrel speak at the catered social in the meeting rooms following the ride.

In addition, the Interior Grasslands Cycling Club will have Roller Racing set up on stage for anyone at the event to try.

To register, go online to kamloopsgranfondo.ca or check out the Facebook page at facebook.com/KamloopsIndoorGranFondo.

 

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