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 Centre, Pools, Arenas, Fields and Gyms.
Approximately 67 members (includes 14 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 12, 2017 to May 29, 2018 (except for Dec. 12, 19 & 26) in the lower lounge of Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street in Kamloops. Everyone playing an instrument is welcome (fiddles, guitars, mandolins, etc.) No charge to join the session.
Next dance will be held at Heritage House, 100 Lorne St. in Kamloops from 7:30 to 10:00 PM on April 7. 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.
A special fiddle concert featuring Ontario fiddler Kelli Trottier will take place March 13 at 2:00 pm at Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Drive, Kamloops. Contact 250-376-2330 for more info or tickets. That same evening Kelli is doing a fiddle workshop from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the lower lounge of Heritage House. Cost is $20/person – contact Florence at firstname.lastname@example.org to register