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Kamloops with a population of 85,000 lies at the end of the Coquihalla Highway some 200 km north from Hope.
The city lies in the Thompson River Valley at the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Established as a fur trading centre in 1812, it served multiple purposes including a main rail centre for the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1886. The city was incorporated in 1893 and home to 1000 people.
The major industrial support for todays community is agriculture, forestry/wood products & mining. It also provides support and infrastructural support to the copper producer in the Highland Valley to the south.
Kamloops, Canada’s Tournament Capital, provides world-class facilities for national and international athletes, while supporting local participation and training programs at every level of competition. Facilities include the Tournament Capital Center, Pools, Arenas, Fields and Gyms.
Approximately 77 members (includes 18 active musicians)
Held four times a year at Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street, Riverside Park. Members are contacted in advance of meeting dates.
Practice Sessions held every Tuesday evening – 7:-9:00 PM from September 3, 2019 to May 26, 2020 (except for Dec. 17, 24 & 31) in the lower lounge of Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. Everyone playing an instrument is welcome (fiddles, guitars, mandolins, etc.) No charge to join the session.
Florence Tellier, Secretary-Treasurer – phone # 250-376-2330 Contact by email
Next dances will be held at Brock Activity Center, 9A-1800 Tranquille Road in Kamloops from 7:30 to 10:00 PM on September 28, 2019 November 2, December 7 (Christmas Dinner/Dance with special pricing), January 4, 2020, February 1, March 7, April 4 & May 2. Members $ 6.00, non-members $ 10.00 at the door. Memberships are available from Jackie or Florence at the dances. For more info call 250-376-2330.
THE KAMLOOPS BRANCH IS HOSTING AN
OLD TIME FIDDLE CONTEST on
September 13,14, 2019
Pre Register and have your name go into a draw for a $20.00 gift Certificate.
Executive for 2019:
President – Jackie Davis 250-319-3680
Vice-President – Colin Mahoney
Secretary-Treasurer – Florence Tellier
Directors – Dave Lynn, Clark Hiles, Stu Slater, John Heim, Herman Kovacs & Angeline Slater.
Sunshine-Betty Tasko 250-372-2809.