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Electric Vehicle Show
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thompson Rivers University
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Are you considering switching to an electric car or e-bike? Would you like to learn more about electric vehicles (EVs) from an expert, ask questions, learn about the federal and provincial EV rebate programs, and check out the electric cars and e-bikes of local owners and dealers?
How about a chance to win an Opus electric bike valued at $2500?
The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) and the TRU Sustainability Office are partnering to host the Electric Vehicle Show on June 23, 2019.
Electric vehicles are becoming a common sight on our roads because:
- They are fun to drive
- They are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles
- They require less maintenance and repair
- They have good to excellent safety ratings
- They are better for the environment
Who: BCSEA members, TRU students and the general public are invited to attend. TRUSU reps will be at the venue to discuss affordable, alternative transportation options for students.
Registration: There’s no cost but we ask everyone to register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/electric-car-show-tickets-61269003238
Space is limited to the first 150 people.
When: Sunday June 23, 2019 from 10am to 2:00pm
Where: Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre (CAC) Mountain Room. (Parking is free on weekends.)
- This event will begin indoors with an EV presentation by Brock Nanson at 10:00 am. Brock is an engineer and public speaker who lives in Kamloops, owns two EVs, and has extensive knowledge about electric vehicles. EV dealers and owners will also speak briefly about their EVs. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your questions.
- After the presentations, there will be a complementary barbecue lunch outside and an opportunity to view the EVs in the Campus Commons adjacent to the Campus Activity Centre. You will also get to chat with the dealers and owners and do test-drives. Please note that the event includes only plug-in electric vehicles, not hybrids.
The fleet (brought by local dealers and EV owners): Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Sol, Nissan Leaf, Smart For Two Electric Drive and several privately-owned plug-in electric vehicles including Tesla S and Tesla 3. Local bike shops and e-bike owners will also be bringing their e-bikes for the event.
Cost: Free! Registration includes a free barbecue lunch. Please bring your own water bottle.
Free Draw for an Electric Bike: Those in attendance will have the chance to win an electric bike. The draw will be at 12:00 noon.
Location Information: Thompson Rivers University
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Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is committed to facilitating student access to university education that combines the career benefits of an applied approach with opportunities for community-oriented, relevant research at both the graduate and undergraduate level, with seamless transitions between programs.
With program offerings ranging from university preparation to graduate programs, TRU has become a leader in providing students with opportunities to combine the scholarship and research of a first-class university degree with the career benefits of applied studies.
Now the fourth largest university in the province, TRU was created in 2005 when the University College of the Cariboo joined with the British Columbia Open University.
Centered in the heart of Kamloops, BC, TRU’s campus is one of Canada’s most beautiful university settings. A vibrant community of over 13,000 students from across Canada and around the world complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in addition to diplomas, apprenticeships, professional certificates, continuing studies and ESL. Another 10,000 students take advantage of TRU’s flexible learning options to study online or by distance through the Open Learning Division. Students can also take programs at regional centres throughout the interior of BC, a satellite campus in Williams Lake, and an Open Learning Centre in Vancouver.
TRU focuses on the individual student experience with small classes, accessible faculty, research opportunities for graduates and undergraduates, co-op and study abroad programs, and a global competency distinction. As fitting for a university located in Canada’s Tournament Capital Centre, TRU has 11 WolfPack varsity teams comprising of 200 athletes, participating in basketball, volleyball, golf, hockey, baseball, soccer, badminton and cross-country running. Another 600 students participate in an active intra mural sports program.
TRU is proud to serve Canada’s Aboriginal community. A variety of specialized Aboriginal educational programs and learning centres are offered in addition to TRU’s unique distance-learning opportunities that enable First Nations students to remain close to their home communities. The Aboriginal Education Centre in the new Brown Family House of Learning, and the recently expanded Gathering Place (Cplul’kw’ten) provide such services as assistance with transition to university, academic support, life skills coaching, and the Elder in the House Program.
In the Fall of 2011 Canada’s newest law school opened, standing as yet another example of TRU’s commitment to provide high quality, accessible education. Led by President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Shaver, and new Chancellor, the honorable Wally Oppal, Q.C., TRU continues to evolve and grow to meet the changing educational needs of Canada and our global community.