Join Downtown Kamloops and the Kamloops Film Society for an intergalactic day of Star Wars excitement on May 4th at the Paramount Theatre!

Here’s what’s in store:

🌟Pre-show performance at 1:30 – Dr. Michael Mehta belts out some fabulous space-themed songs!

🌟Screening of Star Wars: Episode V – Empire Strikes Back at 2 pm.

🌟Pre-Show Performance at 6:00 pm – Brendon Methot’s dazzling performance.

🌟At 6:30 pm, catch a screening of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

Before the screenings, test your Star Wars knowledge with our Trivia Challenge and win prizes. Don’t miss delectable Star Wars-themed cookies by Sweet Spot for sale in the lobby!

Get your tickets now at thekfs.ca/movies/

As the sun begins to linger a little longer and the promise of spring fills the air, Downtown Kamloops is gearing up for a month filled with excitement, culture, and community. April is set to be one to remember in Downtown Kamloops.

Holi Festival of Colours: April 7

The Holi Festival returns to Riverside Park on April 7 from 1-4 pm. This SOLD-OUT event will have a live DJ, delicious food, vibrant colours, and more! Though the event is sold-out, everyone is invited to attend this colourful celebration.

For more information and inquiries about event support, contact rdbkamloops@gmail.com.

📍100 Lorne Street

Western Canada Theatre Year-End Productions

Jesus Christ Superstar: April 4th – 20th, Sagebrush Theatre

An explosive, dynamic telling of the last week of Jesus’ life, full of iconic music, exhilarating dance, and stirring performances. The greatest story ever told, following the exuberant faith of Jesus’ followers, the betrayal of Judas, and the devastating finale. A story of faith, passion, and betrayal, as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago, leaping off the Sagebrush stage in an all-new, original WCT production.

📍1300 9th Ave

Inner Elder: April 23rd-27th, Pavilion Theatre

A young Indigenous girl growing up in Alberta navigates a world of substance abuse, aliens, and the spiritual presence of her guiding grandmothers. In her darkest moments, her superhero Kookum with magic moccasins appears to help light the way forward. With humour, forgiveness, and truth, she is able to heal from the past and transform her future.

Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush (from APTN’s Blackstone, CBC’s North of 60Arctic Air) weaves real-life memories with laughter, grace, and playfulness to explore her own inner Elder. A mix of poignant recollections, beautiful humour, and intimate storytelling that will open your heart and mind while making you laugh out loud.

📍1025 Lorne Street

Get your tickets now at www.wctlive.ca/tickets

Bikini Bills Swimwear Show: April 13

Bikini Bills is hosting a swimwear event on Saturday, April 13th from 4-6 pm.

Check out the new 2024 swimwear, enjoy snacks and music, and stay for the fashion show! Also, enter to win door prizes from some of our downtown businesses. The show is free or by donation to the Chris Rose Walk for Autism.

📍 143 Victoria Street

Far & Wide Book Swap: April 23

Update your summer reading list at Far & Wide’s Spring Book Swap event! You will also be able to DIY your own bookmark. Your GoodReads account will thank you.

Keep an eye out on Far & Wide’s Instagram page for more details!

📍353 Victoria Street

Spring Artisan Sale & Demos: April 27th

The Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club is hosting their Spring Artisan Sale on April 27 from 9-3pm at the Hertage House. Explore handmade ceramics, jewelry, crafts, and more! Craft demos and techniques will be held throughout the day. Coffee and baked goods will be available.

📍100 Lorne Street

Brewloops: April 27th

Brewloops returns to downtown Kamloops on April 27th from 5-10pm! Enjoy beverages from over 20 breweries, cideries, distilleries, and more from around British Columbia. Non-alcoholic options will also be available.

Enjoy food from delicious local food trucks and live performances by Delhi 2 Dublin, Small Town Artillery, Yaris Paris, The Stonefruits, Earthbound, Tommy Carson and Stefan Thordason.

This is a 19+ event. For more information, head to the Brewloops Facebook Page.

📍400 Block Victoria Street

CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge: April 28

The 27th Annual CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge returns to the heart of downtown Kamloops on April 28th! The 200 block of Victoria Street will become a sea of red as Kamloops’ largest health and wellness event kicks off Sunday at 8 AM. Register as a team or individually and be part of all the fun. Proceeds from this year’s event go to support Volunteer Kamloops. Please plan your route accordingly and be aware of road closures throughout the morning. For more information, head over to the Boogie the Bridge website.

Boogie Events:

April 9th: Boogie Burger & Beer Night – Shark Club

April 26th & 27th: Boogie Expo at the Colombo Lodge

April 28th: 27th Annual CFJC-TV Boogie the Bridge

📍200 Block Victoria Street

Counterfeit Currency 

Please join us Thursday, April 4th, 2024, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the KCBIA Offices (246 2nd Ave)

We will be discussing why it is important to check bank notes, ways to verify security features and what to do when suspecting counterfeit money. We will discuss what the Bank of Canada is doing to fight counterfeiting and explore some statistics on total number of counterfeit Canadian bank notes passed and seized.

Details as follows:

Date: Thursday, April 4th

Time: 2 PM – 3 PM

Location: KCBIA Offices, #202 – 246 2nd Avenue

Registration link: https://forms.gle/mEcNDNjGdkqeobi77

For more info, please contact Moksha at communications@downtownkamloops.com

Saturday, July 29th 300 & 400 Blocks Victoria St 8 AM – 10 PM
Downtown Night Market

300 Block of Victoria Street & 400 Block of Victoria Street will be temporarily closed for the DTWN Night Market.

Please use caution when driving in the vicinity of the event and obey all traffic control devices and traffic control people. Thank you for your cooperation.

Boogie The Bridge Sunday, April 23, 2023, Road Closures and Detours

Drivers should plan alternate routes between 6 am to 1 pm due to temporary road closures and detours for the annual community event in the following areas:

Closures:

The recommendation is to take the Halston Bridge.

Detours:

A detour to the North Shore will also be available via Seymour Street, linking to First Avenue and Lansdowne Street.

Access to Mission Flats Road will be available via Summit Drive and a detour will be provided via the Overlanders Bridge, linking to Leigh Road, Tranquille Road and back over the bridge.

Boogie participants are encouraged to take public transit to the event, which is free to those who show their race bibs to drivers on race day.

For more information visit Boogie the Bridge 

Wednesday,  May 10, 2023 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm at KCBIA Boardroom #202-246 2nd Ave

All downtown businesses are encouraged to attend the KCBIA AGM. Please REGISTER in advance for this meeting by Monday, May 8, 2023, by 4 PM.

Items requiring a vote; the removal of the $50 KCBIA basic/voting membership fee and the election of new directors.

The AGM is also an opportunity for our Board to share the news, challenges and successes of the organization. It’s the primary two-way communication channel for the KCBIA and its stakeholders. We hope that you’ll take this time to attend the AGM and be a part of the conversation.

Mural Initiatives & The Clean Team

Please join us Thursday, April 2, 2023, from 2:30-3:30 pm at He Brew’s Ahava Coffee.

Mural Initiatives and The Clean Team.  We will cover KCBIA’s beautification actions focusing on mural initiatives and the new Clean Team (in partnership with NSBIA). This chat is open to all businesses within the KCBIA area. Seating is limited so register early. Click here to register.
This Business Development Series chat is hosted at He Brew’s Ahava Coffee,  210 Victoria St, on Thursday, April 2, 2023, from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Hosting / Co-Hosting KCBIA Social Mixers

Would you like to feature your business, staff, location, or products and services? Downtown Kamloops holds social mixers every two months to enhance communication between the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA) and businesses, create enjoyable networking opportunities, and highlight the diverse downtown organizations.  We are looking for interested businesses to host or co-host our future socials on the 3rd Thursday of every month excluding November, and December.

Social Mixers for 2023 are as follows:

Social Mixer Planning for 2024

Ask for more details on hosting/co-hosting a Social Mixer!

#WEWANTTHECUP

Downtown Kamloops partners with the
Kamloops Blazers and Kamloops KIA
for fall and winter Memorial Cup promotion

Objective:

To drive consumer activity into downtown businesses through contesting to win tickets to Kamloops Blazers’ home games as well as passes to the KIA Memorial Cup Tournament.

Contest:

During the Blazers season September 23, 2022, to March 27, 2023, patrons can enter at participating downtown businesses for a weekly chance to win a pair of home game tickets to cheer on their Kamloops Blazers. At the end of the regular season, one lucky fan will win two Blazer jerseys and two passes for the 2023 Memorial Cup Tournament!

Execution:

Participating businesses will be identified by a #WEWANTTHECUP poster visible to patrons, a draw box, and #WEWANTTHECUP staff t-shirts. Posters, draw boxes and entry ballots are freely provided by Downtown Kamloops. T-shirts can be ordered and purchased at cost through Downtown Kamloops. Each Tuesday from September 27th to March 27th our CAP Team collects entries for the weekly Blazers ticket draws. Then, on March 28th we collect all draw boxes and give away the 2023 Memorial Cup grand prize package.

To Participate:

Contact Downtown Kamloops Administration to join the promotion. Please call or e-mail at 250-372-3242 | admin@downtownkamloops.com

Orders for #WEWANTTHECUP Blazer Game Day T-shirts are processed monthly so please plan ahead. Please specify quantity and size.

This campaign will be promoted through traditional media as well as social media platforms.

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