Five Places to Buy Gifts in Downtown Kamloops

Five Places to Buy Gifts in Downtown Kamloops

November is coming to an end and Christmas is right around the corner, which means that it’s nearing the time to start purchasing gifts for our loved ones. There are a variety of shops located in downtown Kamloops that you can find gifts at, but we’d like to recommend a few specific places to shop at for presents this week:

Far + Wide

  • Support local shops downtown by checking out Far + Wide. They feature home and lifestyle goods, as well as plants and vintage pieces.

Miss Whimsy’s Gift Emporium

  • Another local downtown shop to stop by is Ms. Whimsy’s. 99% of their merchandise is comprised of handmade Canadian items (while the other 1% is upcycled goods).

Castles and Cottages & Ciao Bella Boutique

  • With kitchen accessories, home décor, bath, garden, bedding, specialty foods, chocolate, and a variety of clothing attire, Castles and Cottages is an ideal place to look for all kinds of unique gifts.

High Octane

  • A bit more of a niche shop than the prior mentions in this list, but High Octane is an excellent place to shop for your comic book reading, board game playing, war hammer loving friends and family.

Volegacy

  • And finally, another locally owned shop with Canadian-made merchandise where you can find men and women’s clothing, home décor, candles, and a variety of other small trinkets.

Just a friendly reminder that this list is by no means conclusive as there are many shops located in the downtown Kamloops area that you can stop at to look for gifts. Stay tuned for our weekly updates to find more lists of places to check out in downtown Kamloops.

Written by Oliver O’Dell, Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Member. The CAP Team is our Downtown Kamloops ambassador program. Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Downtown Kamloops office at 250-372-3242.

A Sustainable Holiday Season – Downtown Kamloops

A Sustainable Holiday Season – Downtown Kamloops

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all getting prepared to hunt for Christmas presents and decorations to spruce up our homes. Something that we all ought to take into consideration is how sustainable we are this holiday season. Here at Downtown Kamloops, we’ve got some tips and tricks for you this winter.

Some suggestions on ensuring sustainability are:

  • Decorating with energy efficient and durable products.
  • Choosing creative, community centred gifts.
  • Wrapping presents in newspaper.
  • Thoughtful preparation of dinner to prevent waste.

Ultimately, it is imperative that remain conscious about the products that we consume. Who wants our holiday celebrations to end up in a landfill?

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Written by, Oliver O’Dell, Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Member. The CAP Team is our Downtown Kamloops ambassador program. Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Downtown Kamloops office at 250-372-3242.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians pause for a moment to commemorate the armistice agreement that brought an end to the First World War at 11 am on November 11th, 1918. This upcoming Monday, we will commemorate this ceremonious day throughout the city of Kamloops. There will be a few events and ceremonies occurring downtown on Remembrance Day, which will provide an opportunity for residents to pay their respects and to remember the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

Remembrance Day is an opportunity for communities to come together and collectively remember the suffering of war. Veterans come to remember and honour the fallen. Friends and family come to pay their respects and to remember the ones who died as well as those still living with memories of war. On Monday, November 11th, the annual Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at Riverside Park beginning at 10:45 am.

There are a few events lined up on the program for this Remembrance Day. The day will begin with the mounting of the cenotaph guard, then the colour party and the veteran’s company will march, and following that, if weather permits, there will be a fly past by 419 squadron from Cold Lake, Alberta. After the ceremonies, there will be a parade led by the Kamloops Pipe Band from Riverside to the dispersal point at 500 block Victoria Street. Following the dispersal, youth participants will be provided refreshments at Desert Gardens and adults will be invited to socialize at one of the Legions in town. On Sunday evening, November 10, there will also be a Remembrance Day dinner at the Columbo Lodge for $35 per person. Arrive at 6:30 for cocktails and 7:30 for dinner.

Another way to show your support this Remembrance Day is to make a donation and grab a poppy from one of the various businesses that have Royal Canadian Legion donation boxes near the register. The donations from this promotion go to veterans and youth programs each year.

 

          Written by, Oliver O’Dell, Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Member. The CAP Team is our Downtown Kamloops ambassador program. Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Downtown Kamloops office at 250-372-3242.