FEBRUARY NEWS FROM THE KAMLOOPS SPORTS COUNCIL!
Dear Tournament Capital Volunteers,
We hope everyone has had a wonderful start to 2017 and have had a chance to get outside and enjoy some of this sunshine. We have been keeping busy at the Sports Council and are looking forward to all the exciting things in store for the year!

With Valentines only a few weeks away we would love to send all our subscribers a big, 
TOURNAMENT CAPITAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Tournament Capital Volunteer Program is a Sports Council initiative aimed at providing recognition to the many volunteers who contribute so much to our community throughout the year. Draws will happen on a monthly basis until Volunteer Week in April, when we will be giving away prizes to 6 volunteers! After the big giveaway during Volunteer Week we will empty our draw barrel and start collecting names for another year. In order to be eligible all you have to do is volunteer at an event that the Kamloops Sports Council manages the volunteers for- it's that easy! Upcoming events include the 2017 Legacy Performance Games, the 2017 Special Olympic BC Summer Games, 2017 Ribfest and the 2017 BrewLoops Beer & Bike Festival.... just to name a few! 

WE HAVE A NEW WINNER!

The draw has been done and we are excited to announce  Cindy Bondaroff as our February volunteer winner! 

We had a chance to sit down with Cindy and ask her a few questions about her experience being a volunteer.

Why do you volunteer?

I love giving back to my community, especially with sports because I've never been a sports person, i'm not coordinated, yet I enjoy sports. So it is a good way for me to be involved.

Any special moments you can recall while volunteering?

At the Hockey Canada Day we had here, meeting Lanny McDonald. I watched him play hockey as a kid.

What motivates you to continue to volunteer?

I love doing it. It's fun. You meet new people and new activities.

Is there anyone who inspires you?

It's the people who have adversities, and don't let that get them down, and don't let it hold them back. 

Thank you Cindy for stopping in and talking to us, we hope you enjoy your new Tournament Capital Volunteer jacket! 

Check back next month for our next winner!

CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH FROM TOURISM KAMLOOPS!
Tourism Kamloops has put together an information sheet for visitors so they can easily access all that Kamloops has to offer. You can view and download the  information sheet, or check it out on their  website  for more information. 
Would your child like to try a new sport and make new friends?

Sign up for the upcoming  Jam Can Curling Bonspiel! 

All levels are welcome and lunch is included. 

Date: March 25-26, 2017 
Ages: 6-13 years 
Games: 8:00 am 
Location: Kamloops Curling Club

Registration Deadline is March 17th, 2017.  Click the link for full details!

For more information, contact Marilyn Brooks or Rob Nordin at 250-372-5432.
Walk or run with the Okanagan's largest trail running series, DIRTY FEET!
All of their events are designed with a couple of different distances to allow everybody to be able to participate. Races will have you covering a variety of terrain including but not limited to: rocks, roots, logs, up ski hills, down ski hills, hiking trails, mud, and snow. With the goal to have you do all of this and have you wanting more! Check out their website  for more details!

UPCOMING RACES:
February 5th - The North Face Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun Run & Walk #1 at Stake Lake. Click HERE for details
March 4th - The North Face Dirty Feet Snowshoe Fun 'Saturday Night' Run & Walk #3 at Sun Peaks. Click HERE for details. 
March 26thThe North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #1 in Kamloops. Click HERE for details.
THE 2017 TRU Society of Law Students' Conference Presents:
 In the Spotlight: 
Sports, Media and Entertainment Law

February 2nd - 3rd, 2017 in the TRU Campus Old Main 3rd Floor. 

Click HERE for details regarding their keynote speaker,
Paul Haagenson, President Live Nation Canada.

Check out their website for further details regarding this event.


UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

We are excited to be working with the Special Olympics again this year to bring the SOBC SUMMER GAMES July 6th- 8th 2017. 
Please check back to our website for volunteer registration in the next few weeks!

Only a few months away until our annual 
Sports Hall of Fame Banquet!
Join us to celebrate the best in sport from the Kamloops area. The banquet will be changing locations this year and will be held at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre on April 8th, 2017.
Tickets are $50 per person and will be available shorty. Please check back to our website for details regarding this great local event!  
UPCOMING EVENTS IN FEBRUARY 2017

Sincerely,

Sports Council
Kamloops Sports Council