Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) & Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Please join us Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 2:00-3:00 pm at He Brew’s Ahava Coffee.

KIS will address the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) toolkit and supports for employers with hiring non-student newcomers and TRU will be presenting on their Co-Op program and how employers can benefit from it! Click here to register.
This Business Development Series chat is hosted at He Brew’s Ahava Coffee,  210 Victoria St, on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 2:00-3:00 pm.

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:


The recommendation is to take the Halston Bridge.


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!


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


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.


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!


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.