by Christine Beaton | Mar 23, 2023 | CAP Team, News, People of the Neighbourhood
Who are The Clean Team?
While also assisting the business community in the removal of debris and graffiti and maintaining interface landscaping including public planters, the Clean Team program lifts up individuals in their journey to long-term health. The Clean Team is made up of people in our community who are facing barriers to employment, are in housing, or are on a recovery journey within our community. This program is a partnership that is supported by our social agency partners: ASK Wellness Society, Canadian Mental Health Association, Smart Options, and Open Door Group.
Access the Clean Team
The Clean Team is accessed by calling the NSBIA office at 250.376.2411. This is the dispatch point for teams that service both the North Shore and Downtown. Currently, the Clean Team is only one crew, however, our goal is to build out to multiple teams. Because of our current capacity, the team rotates between the North Shore and Downtown.
The Clean Team
by Christine Beaton | Mar 15, 2023 | Events, News, People of the Neighbourhood
Hosting / Co-Hosting KCBIA Social Mixers
Would you like to feature your business, staff, location, or products and services? Downtown Kamloops holds social mixers every two months to enhance communication between the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association (KCBIA) and businesses, create enjoyable networking opportunities and highlight the diverse downtown organizations. We are looking for interested businesses to host or co-host our future socials on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month.
Social Mixers for 2023 are as follows:
- April 18th
- June 20th
- August 21st
- October 17th
Ask for more details on hosting/co-hosting a Social Mixer!
by Christine Beaton | Aug 25, 2022 | Events, News, Promotion
Downtown Kamloops partners with the
Kamloops Blazers and Kamloops KIA
for fall and winter Memorial Cup promotion
To drive consumer activity into downtown businesses through contesting to win tickets to Kamloops Blazers’ home games as well as passes to the KIA Memorial Cup Tournament.
During the Blazers season September 23, 2022, to March 27, 2023, patrons can enter at participating downtown businesses for a weekly chance to win a pair of home game tickets to cheer on their Kamloops Blazers. At the end of the regular season, one lucky fan will win two Blazer jerseys and two passes for the 2023 Memorial Cup Tournament!
Participating businesses will be identified by a #WEWANTTHECUP poster visible to patrons, a draw box, and #WEWANTTHECUP staff t-shirts. Posters, draw boxes and entry ballots are freely provided by Downtown Kamloops. T-shirts can be ordered and purchased at cost through Downtown Kamloops. Each Tuesday from September 27th to March 27th our CAP Team collects entries for the weekly Blazers ticket draws. Then, on March 28th we collect all draw boxes and give away the 2023 Memorial Cup grand prize package.
Contact Downtown Kamloops Administration to join the promotion. Please call or e-mail at 250-372-3242 | email@example.com
Orders for #WEWANTTHECUP Blazer Game Day T-shirts are processed monthly so please plan ahead. Please specify quantity and size.
This campaign will be promoted through traditional media as well as social media platforms.
by downtownkamloops | Jun 7, 2022 | News
Not sure what to buy Dad for Fathers Day in Downtown Kamloops, BC? Well, Downtown Kamloops has a great selection of shops to help with all your gift-giving needs! From biking gear to great eats and breweries, Downtown Kamloops has it all.
The perfect pair of shoes
Are your dad’s shoes worn out? Is he always on his feet working, getting outdoors, or simply needs some new sandals for the upcoming summer? Downtown Kamloops has you covered.
Redwing Shoes, located at 237 Victoria Street, has a variety of different boots that are guaranteed to last. From soft toe to CSA-approved, you’ll be sure to find something!
Check out Kennell’s Shoes Limited at 249 Victoria Street to grab dad a new pair of sandals for the summer! They also have a large variety of shoes for all needs.
Just don’t forget to grab dad’s shoe size before heading to the store!
Coffee first, Fathers Day celebrations after
Is your dad a coffee drinker? Downtown Kamloops has a great variety of coffee shops to grab some fresh beans or a gift cards if you aren’t sure what kind to get! Check out, The Vic Downtown located at 377 Victoria Street, Café Motivo at 299 Victoria Street and He Brew’s Ahava Coffee Inc at 210 Victoria Street.
All of these businesses also have some great treats! Make sure to check them out.
Nothing like some new biking gear
Cycle Logic at 222 Victoria Street is a dream store for any biker. New biking gear would be sure to put a smile on dad’s face, from new gloves to sunglasses and everything in between.
Looking for a place to sit down and enjoy each others company?
Downtown is the place to be for breweries. Alchemy Brewing Company located at 650 Victoria Street, is a great option to stop in, while checking out the downtown area.
Red Collar Brewing located at 355 Lansdowne Street is another excellent option for stopping for a drink and food!
Check out both these brewery’s patio areas to stay outside and enjoy the weather!
Upgrade dad’s closet!
Does dad need some new clothes for summer? Jardines Domaine, located at 245 Victoria Street, has a sizeable men’s selection of shirts, pants, shorts, hats, and everything you’d need to set dad up for the weather!
McAllister & Howard Clothiers, located at 235 Victoria Street, has all of dad’s dress clothes needs.
Not sure of what size to grab? No worries! Gift cards are available at both of these stores. Good luck and happy shopping!
These are only a few of our suggestions, to find more treasures in Downtown visit Discover Downtown.
by downtownkamloops | Jun 1, 2022 | News
With the warm weather upon us, The Noble Pig Brewhouse has been preparing some delicious seasonal beers to celebrate Summer.
The Noble Pig Brewhouse is Kamloops’ first and only Microbrewery that combines house made craft brewed beer, brewed by Nick Murphy, and a unique beer fusion and scratch kitchen cuisine lead by Chef, Jared Summers. It is an unpretentious neighborhood spot in a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere.
Here are just a few of the brews you can expect to try on our gorgeous patio as the sunny days roll in:
J A V E L I N A
An ultra-dry IPA named after the Javelina pigs found in the dry desert climates of Central and South America! This “Brut” style of India Pale Ale brings focus to citrus aromas provided by a selection of Pacific-Northwest hops. Lower in bitterness for an IPA, yet very aromatic and hop forward.
6.2% ABV | 30 IBU
P I N E A P P L E E X P R E S S
Made using a custom base beer, similar to a blonde ale, designed to mix perfectly with many types of juices. Part of our Rotating Radler Series, this refreshingly delicious brew is a perfect addition to an afternoon on a sunny patio!
3.8% ABV | 15 IBU
P O T B E L L Y P I L S
DRY HOPPED PILSNER
A delicious pilsner made with a well-balanced dry hop addition of Willamette hops to add a classic floral and peppery aroma. Finishing with a cool crisp mouthfeel, this patio worthy beer will make you want to come on back for more than one!
4.2% ABV | 30 IBU
by downtownkamloops | May 26, 2022 | News
Monday: order day
What do we mean when we say we support local?
As a person trying to live an everyday life, it can mean many things. It could be a feel-good personal choice or a moral high ground. Maybe it’s based on environmental ethics or just a sense of community. Sadly, for many, its simply a luxury they cannot afford for a variety of reasons. So, what does it mean as a business? While the same reasons may resonate, the scale is a bit different. For us at The Noble Pig and Underbelly, it means making very pointed decisions on what we stand for, what we believe is the right thing to do, and what we would like our limited influence to achieve. In more practical terms, it means a lot more logistics to consider.
Let’s take the universally loathed Monday as an example of how these decisions play out IRL. There are a few very organized, viable and well-run options for food service businesses wanting to make this part of their operation simple, consistent and user-friendly. There is nothing wrong with these options, we use them too and are grateful for their contributions. However, our Mondays are Local Order Day, and we work with over 20 local providers & individual suppliers. Each have different lead-time & delivery schedules, payment terms, seasonal influences, capacities of scale and a mountain of their own logistics to manage. Not to mention the reality of running a small, local and usually, family-run business selling highly perishable, depreciating assets in an intensely competitive market.
Sorry, back to Monday. After a quick inventory, its time to flex our emailing, texting and phone call muscles. Blackwell Dairy for 20*4L jugs of milk for bechamel, a few custards and sauces, done, we have 6 crates to return to them also. Then Rangeland. 6 prime ribs, 6 striploins, 60lbs of ground beef, some flank for a steak feature. Rainer Custom Cutting? More ground beef, 60lbs of custom double smoked bacon, beef bones, pork hocks and some ground pork for meatloaf, hope they can make it to town by Wednesday. Fresh rigatoni from Fratelli’s, and we need some olives too, pepperoni and more bacon from Gary’s Deli. Salami and yes Brody, we really need more chorizo again from Chop N Block. Tuna from Fisherman’s Market, and how does the Coho run look so far? Even more bacon and a rack of bone-in pork for testing recipes for the upcoming summer menu from Rocana Meats. And can we get boneless pork butts yet? I hate dealing with those bones!
Need produce of course.. Nuleaf is just starting to plant at their own farm in Heffley but is still getting great BC grown storage crops like potatoes & squash, lots of hot house produce from the Fraser Valley, and not to mention they are kindly helping us get Westyde Apiaries honey each week, 18kg should do it for the week. Can’t forget Paul, the dedicated educator at Aurthur Hatton Elementary for our microgreens, 6 flats a week.
We’re not done yet… Benny the Butcher is making great farmers sausage and bratwurst, need 10kg of each please! Did we forget cheese? Not likely. Tanto Latte, an artisan Italian cheesemaker in Salmon arm makes fresh bocconcini, creamy feta, shredded mozzarella & creamy ricotta, deliveries on Friday, supply might be tight till then if we sell a lot of ricotta gnocchi.
And praise the sunshine, the Farmer’s Market is coming back in full swing! First a tease of herbs, wintered root vegetables and tubers and some planting pots. But once the radishes start showing up, it’s on! Some good news, markets are on Wednesday and Saturdays, we can worry about that tomorrow.. But maybe Thistle Farm can deliver this week? My trunk is already full of kegs today and I really need to get Dieter his produce boxes back, they are taking over our dry storage.
Until next Monday!