Branch # 12 Kamloops
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 80 members (includes 20 musicians)
- Held four times a year at Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street, Riverside Park.
- Practice Sessions: Held on the fourth Sunday of the months from October to April. FMI contact Clark Hiles 250-376-6209.
- Florence Tellier, Secretary-Treasurer - phone # 250-376-2330
- Dances are held the 1st Saturday of each month (October to April) from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street, Riverside Park. Everyone welcome.
CHRISTMAS DINNER/DANCE @ DESERT GARDENS DECEMBER 7, 2013. $ 40.00 each. CONTACT Jackie at 250-319-3680 for tickets & more info.
- Annual Camp-out jamboree & picnic - Black Pines June 13, 14, 15, 2014. Contact Person - Jackie Davis for more information at 250-319-3680.
REGRETFULLY, THE KAMLOOPS BRANCH WILL NOT BE HOLDING AN OLD TIME FIDDLE CONTEST IN 2014.
Executive for 2013:
- Vice-President - Clark Hiles
- Secretary-Treasurer - Florence Tellier
- Directors - Bob Lalonde, Ed McLean, Betty Tasko, Colin Mahoney, & Pat Benson.
- Sunshine--Stephanie Clow 250-376-7370.