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.

Gravity Fair Productions will be filming in Riverside Park and Petersen Creek Park tomorrow for BCLC as they create a ‘bike-to-work’ week promo video.

If you are interested in finding more Kamloops movie locations visit the TNRD Film Commission website. Film Commission – Thompson-Nicola Regional District (tnrd.ca)

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.

ILLUMINATING KAMLOOPS WITH FRANCOPHONE-INFUSED STREET ART: Artist Turbo Bambi and CSF Students Create Cheerful Mural in Street Art Workshop to Celebrate Cultural Heritage.

In a celebration of artistic collaboration and cultural heritage, French-Canadian artist Turbo Bambi joined forces with the students of Kamloops Francophone High School to create a vibrant mural through a street art workshop. Located at 260 4th Avenue within the renowned Kamloops Back Alley Art Gallery circuit, this colourful mural celebrates the francophone communities of Kamloops and British Columbia. Completed in early June, this awe-inspiring mural illuminates the alley with a cheerful spirit, showcasing the city’s cultural heritage through contemporary street art.

STREET ART WORKSHOP
Earlier this June, the French-Canadian artist Turbo Bambi came from Revelstoke to lead a dynamic and colourful street art workshop with the students of Kamloops francophone high school (CSF). Magali Tejada, the teacher who initiated the collaboration, spearheaded the logistics and organization, with a dedicated team of teachers supporting the project’s realization. In collaboration with students from grades 7 to 9, Turbo Bambi guided the creation of a mural inspired by the Francophone culture, using her distinctive style. The participants had the opportunity to learn techniques on mural art and acrylic painting, making this workshop an enriching creative experience.

“BONJOUR” MURAL BY TURBO BAMBI
Created by the French-Canadian artist Turbo Bambi in collaboration with the students of École Collines-D’Or, the vibrant mural celebrates the francophone communities thriving locally and capturing the essence of diversity through a vivid array of colours. Appearing on the wall of 260 4th Avenue, the word “bonjour!” emerges in white on a blue backdrop as a nod to Quebec’s flag, inviting the viewers to engage with the warmth and friendliness it represents. Inspired by British Columbia’s breathtaking landscape, the mural incorporates iconic elements like the Eiffel Tower and the sugar maples of Quebec, symbolizing the coexistence of multiple francophone backgrounds within the province. Often represented in her artwork, Turbo Bambi’s cheerful characters come to life within the mural, bringing a powerful message of solidarity among francophone communities across BC.

Grade 7 – 9 students from École Collines-D’Or in Kamloops, BC with Muralist Turbo Bambi

MURALIST – TURBO BAMBI
Blending the lines from backcountry to canvas, Bambi’s passion for the outdoors feeds her desire to create. As a passionate explorer of snow, surf, and skate culture, the French-Canadian artist, based in Revelstoke, BC, translates her exhilarating ART-doorsy adventures into vibrant street art that breaks free from the constraints of realism. Each piece she creates is infused with a sense of joy and whimsy, inviting viewers to escape into a world of fantasy.

Experience the mesmerizing journey of Kamloops’ newest mural at 260 4th Avenue, where creativity flourishes, and explore the workshop and mural’s “behind the scenes” process by visiting
turbobambi.com or @turbobambi_design.

To check out more of Bambi’s work across BC, click here!

Filmed in Kamloops, the ‘Been There All Along’ trailer is out. If you are interested in finding more Kamloops movie locations visit the TNRD Film Commission website. Film Commission – Thompson-Nicola Regional District (tnrd.ca)

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.

Who are The Clean Team?

While also assisting the business community in the removal of debris and graffiti and maintaining interface landscaping including public planters, the Clean Team program lifts up individuals in their journey to long-term health. The Clean Team is made up of people in our community who are facing barriers to employment, are in housing, or are on a recovery journey within our community. This program is a partnership that is supported by our social agency partners: ASK Wellness Society, Canadian Mental Health Association, Smart Options, and Open Door Group.

Access the Clean Team

The Clean Team is accessed by calling the NSBIA office at 250.376.2411. This is the dispatch point for teams that service both the North Shore and Downtown. Currently, the Clean Team is only one crew, however, our goal is to build out to multiple teams. Because of our current capacity, the team rotates between the North Shore and Downtown.

The Clean Team

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