Tranquille Tunnel Theatre Presents: “The Witness” Opening Night: Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017 

 August 22, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Entertainment, The Arts, Tourism /  No Comments

150 years ago, Betsy Cooney settled at the confluence of the Tranquille Creek, Thompson River, and Kamloops Lake with their two-week-old daughter Kathrine. Over the years this ranching couple became local legends as their fruit and produce won prizes in Europe, their horse herd grew to become Canada’s largest, and they expanded their ranch west 30 kilometers to the end of Kamloops Lake. In 1922, 5 years after the death of Charles, the provincial government forced Betsy Cooney to sell her beloved …


Catch the Rivertown Players in Their Final Week of Performances

 August 22, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Entertainment, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

With generous support from the RBC Foundation Kamloops, BC — The Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players present their final week of child-friendly performances! Catch them at these dates and locations (p lease note, this schedule may change due to air quality – check their Facebook page for updates): August 22 – Full Circle Youth Centre, 1105 Kamloopa Way (11am Star | 1pm Key) August 23 – North Kamloops Library (2pm Star) August 24 – McDonald Park (11am Key | 2pm Princess) August 25 – McArth …


No guitar for Rivertown Players? Lee’s Music & Riversong Guitars Save the Day

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC — Jeffery Daniels is a theatre student at Thompson Rivers University and a member of the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Playerschildren’s summer theatre troupe. When his prized guitar went missing during a July Rivertown performance, he was understandably upset. “The guitar belonged to my grandfather,” he said. “And I love to play.” Jeffery also used the guitar extensively for the songs and plays he performs with the student troupe. When searches for the missing guitar proved fr …


Rivertown Players continue free kids’ theatre with fantasy theme

 July 29, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

The Rivertown Players are excited to announce their August season. This time, the theme is “Fantasy.” There are three new exciting shows to see from August 1st to August 26th. Come out to the parks of Kamloops once more for zany, interactive children’s theatre! The shows for this year’s season are: Princess Seraphina and The Magical Mishap By: Ashley Hiibner Princess Seraphina and her pet dragon Darcy are the best hula hooping duo in the entire kingdom! But when Prince Leopold shows up to save t …


WCT’s Stage One Theatre School presents The Trials of Robin Hood

 July 20, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, News, The Arts /  No Comments

Western Canada Theatre’s Stage One Theatre School is proud to present the talent of our students in The Trials of Robin Hood, performed by this summer’s Performance Class. Robin Hood is on trial for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor and must defend himself to King Richard. The only problem is the King has just returned from the Crusades, and he now has to determine the truth! Is Robin Hood a hero, lover, or evil criminal? Robin, Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham each tell the …


Air quality means more indoor performances for free kids’ theatre this week

 July 18, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, The Arts /  No Comments

Rivertown Players to perform at Westsyde Neighbourhood Centre, Lansdowne Village and North Shore  Kamloops, BC — Due to poor air quality, the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players will again be performing indoors this week. All children, families, day camps, and evacuees are encouraged to attend these FREE family-friendly performances. THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE – **SUBJECT TO CHANGE** TUESDAY, JULY 18: Westsyde Neighbourhood Centre (3550 Westsyde Road, the old Westsyde Elementary School) 11am – …


Scholarships Awarded to Area Arts Students

 July 11, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, The Arts /  No Comments

Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarships go to Lukas Vanderlip and Kathleen Pilatzke Kamloops, BC — The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) has awarded scholarships of $500 each to two graduating area high school students going on to post-secondary studies in the fine arts. Lukas Vanderlip (Westwold/Kamloops), no stranger to Kamloops stages, is starting theatre studies at Thompson Rivers University. Kathleen Pilatzke (Barriere) will be starting fine arts (visual) at the University of Lethbridge. “This scholarsh …


Armstrong Metal Fest 2017 Survival Guide – July 14 /15 – Armstrong, BC

 July 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Music /  No Comments

With just over a week till this year’s ARMSTRONG METALFEST kicking off on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC, the event has issued 13 tips in their survival guide for those attending. This year’s ninth edition is once again situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The fest is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. This year’s 2017 line up includes headliners Boston’s tech death / th …


The Kamloops Arts Council Presents Two Art Exhibitions

 July 6, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, The Arts /  No Comments

Artist Donna Vanderlip in the Main Gallery with Gravity and Grace Opening Reception- Friday July 14, 5-7pm Artist Brian Valli in the Hallway Gallery with Inside Out Opening Reception- Saturday July 15, 2-4pm Wed. July 12 – Sat. August 5, 2017 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre Donna Vanderlip- Inspired by Simone Weil’s book,  Donna’s work reflects the challenges of living through the weight of the human journey- Gravity with as much Grace as possible.  In recent years, I have been working wit …


Free Kids’ Theatre From the Rivertown Players Starts July 1st

 June 28, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC — As of July 1st, the Rivertown Players’ Children’s Summer Theatre season will begin! Their first performance will be at Art in the Park on Canada Day. Come out to see their FREE shows, hear songs, play games and make crafts. The rest of their performance dates can be found in their summer schedule. Find the pamphlets at Kamloops Arts Council in the Old Courthouse or online, and follow their Facebook page, where they will announce daily performance times and any updates to the sche …



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