Branch # 12 Kamloops
Calendar of Events: http://www.kamloopsbcoldtimefiddlers.myevent.com/
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 infrastructual 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 75 members (includes 18 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 on the fourth Sunday of the months from October to April at Heritage House. Also practice sessions held at 45 Hudson Bay Trail (see Calendar for dates or call 250-376-2330). There will also be "Musicians Practicing Specific Tunes" Tues. evenings, lower level Heritage House, every Tues at 7:00 PM from Sept 29 to Mar 29 with the exception of the month of December. All musicians are welcome.
Florence Tellier, Secretary-Treasurer - phone # 250-376-2330
Dance at the Yacht Club Nov 14, dance at the Yacht Club Jan 2, dance at Hal Rogers Centre Feb 6. Everyone is welcome. Call 250-376-2330 for more info or just show up!
THE KAMLOOPS BRANCH DOES NOT HAVE PLANS FOR A FIDDLE CONTEST IN 2015.
Executive for 2015:
President - Jackie Davis 250-319-3680
Vice-President - Vacant
Secretary-Treasurer - Florence Tellier
Directors - Bob Lalonde, Marj Millman, Betty Tasko, Colin Mahoney, Pat Benson & Dave Lynn.
Sunshine--Betty Tasko 250-372-2809.