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YOUR DOWNTOWN KAMLOOPS TEAM

About Us

Whether you are looking for fantastic shopping, a great place to eat, fun activities to partake in or places to stroll, Downtown Kamloops has something for everyone. We are proud of our community and invite you to experience the vibrant arts and cultural scene, exciting and diverse business district, beautiful tree-lined streets and restored heritage buildings.

WHAT’S THE BIA ALL ABOUT? The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association provides value to our members through advocacy, beautification, promotion, development and preservation of Downtown Kamloops. We are committed to maintaining a vibrant and livable Downtown that is the focal point of Kamloops. The amount of work that goes into maintaining a livable and workable Downtown core is immense and we couldn’t do it without the cooperation and help of all the businesses who call Downtown Kamloops home! Our area encompasses the west side of Tenth Avenue, the north side of Columbia St., the east side of First Avenue and the Thompson River.

OUR MISSION

The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association provides value to our members through advocacy, beautification, promotion, development and preservation of Downtown Kamloops.

OUR VISION

A vibrant and livable Downtown that is the focal point of Kamloops.

OUR CORE VALUES
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OUR TEAM
Carl DeSantis

Carl DeSantis

Executive Director

Carl DeSantis brings many years of influential leadership experience to the KCBIA team.  He is politically astute, business savvy, and delivers both passion and energy to our Downtown.  As the Executive Director, Carl is the official ambassador and spokesperson for Downtown Kamloops
Samantha Desouza

Samantha Desouza

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Samantha Desouza is a Marketing graduate from Thompson Rivers University. She loves the Kamloops outdoors and spends all her free time either hiking or enjoying the local food scene.

Christine Beaton

Christine Beaton

Administration and Member Service

Christine graduated from TRU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and is applying her fine arts education to the Administrator & Membership Services position at KCBIA. Her artistic and mechanical interests keep her busy taking apart (mostly) non-working items and saving the interesting bits for future projects. It’s a big box.

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