Are you heading out to see Santa in the parade Sunday? The weather is supposed to be +6 with clouds (if the Weather Channel is to be believed) so it should be an okay evening for a winter parade. The parade starts in downtown Kamloops at 2nd Ave & St. Paul Street, runs down 2nd Avenue to Victoria Street and along Victoria Street ending at 6th Avenue. Unlike previous years, when the parade began in the morning, this year the events begin at Kamloops Square at 3:15 and end at St. Andrews on the Square with the Christmas tree lighting at 6:15. I'll be thinking of all the parents attending with their overexcited children, trying to stay warm by jumping up and down and drinking too much coffee (which leads to the need for a nonexistent bathroom and more jumping) until the big finale, which after all is really the only thing everyone is there to see. Children are only children for such a very few short years and soon aren't interested in parades or things they consider childish or Santa either, meaning there are only a handful of Santa parades to enjoy with them. So bundle up warmly and revel in the excitement!
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The 39th Annual Santa Claus Parade, presented by Thompson Rivers University (TRU) returns Sunday, November 17th, and Downtown Kamloops would like to invite you to join the biggest outdoor celebration of the year!
PARADE THEME: Power of Community This year we are doing things little differently by having a Parade at dusk. The Santa Claus Parade is an annual tradition that attracts over 10,000 people from Kamloops and the surrounding communities. This year the parade will dazzle the crowds with 50 beautifully decorated floats.
The parade is a free event, although spectators are encouraged this year to participate by bringing reusable mugs and bags for giveaways. We will also have Zero Waste stations with volunteers to inform parade attendees on how to use them properly. This would not be possible without the TRU Sustainability Office.
Schedule of Events:
3:15 PM – Welcome Santa at Kamloops Square
4:00 PM – Parade Begins
6:15 PM – Christmas Tree Light at St. Andrews on the Square in partnership with Big Bear Society (Bright Lights for Children & Youth)
ROUTE: Parade starts in Downtown Kamloops at 2nd Ave & St. Paul Street, runs down 2nd Avenue to Victoria Street and along Victoria Street ending at 6th Avenue.
**Please note: There are NO spectators allowed in the 600 block of Victoria Street, Santa stops at 6th Ave and turns left**
BEST is the lucky recipient of not one, but two salmon tanks- one in front of the office and a second one in Miss Duquette's classroom. The Stream to Sea Program for schools involves students from Grades K to 12 throughout British Columbia. Students raise salmon eggs in classroom aquariums, and then transport and release the fry into nearby streams.
The program is a project of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Habitat & Enhancement Branch.
And we were lucky enough to get to see how those tanks get populated.
Do you or someone you know have a child who will be starting school in September 2020?FREE event Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Please call to register - 250-376-4771
Please join us to find out:
Presenters: Marianne Vande Pol, School District Early Years Coordinator Karyn Heit, Early Childhood Educator -CCRR, Deedee Michels, Family Navigtor - ICS
The SPCA will be coming to BEST on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to give a presentation about how to stay safe around pets to some classes, including the Ks. The SPCA has provided a list of items they are in need of and which students may wish to donate. If you are interested in donating, you may leave items with me for the November presentation or take it directly to the SPCA at their location at 2816 Tranquille Rd.
Mrs. Bowden &