Events

 

Join in on all the FUN!

If you are new to Canada and want to participate in any of the activities below, contact our Community Connections Coordinator Elizabeth at 778-470-6101 or at communityconnection@kcris.ca !

Do you see an activity or event on the calendar that you would like to support or participate in? Check out our volunteering opportunities page and come join in on all of the fun that we have!

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Weekly Programming

Yoga
Date & time: Mondays from 12:15 – 1:15
Starting date: Monday, September 10th
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Open and ongoing. Contact Elizabeth
Fees: None
The yoga program is drop-in and free to attend! Work with experienced yoga instructors from the Kamloops community.
After School Club
Date & time: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:15
Starting date: Tuesday, September 3rd
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Full. Contact Elizabeth for waitlist.
Fees: None
Registration for 2018-2019 school year is open! Your children grades 1-4 are welcome to join this free weekly group, where they can get help with homework, meet new friends, do fun crafts and games, all while practicing English with peers!
Drop-in Soccer
Date & time:
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30
Starting date: Thursday, September 13th
Location: Beattie Elementary 439 McGill Road 
Registration: Open and ongoing. Contact Elizabeth
Fees: None
This is an all-ages game, informal, friendly, and fun! All levels are welcome to join, including beginner. Each session begins with a warmup, exercises, and then a game. Bring your water, running shoes, and comfortable clothing!
Computer Mentoring
Date & time:
Fridays from 9:00 – 10:00
Starting date: ongoing year-round
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Open and ongoing. Contact Elizabeth
Fees: None
If you have computer questions, need help with a program, or have expertise to share with participants, please come see us!
*MS Word *MS Excel *Gmail and e-mail *Internet *Facebook *Typing *Mouse control *Your questions!
 

Conversation Circle
Date & time: Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30
Starting date: ongoing year-round
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Open and ongoing. Contact Elizabeth
Fees: None
This is a fun place to practice English, get to know new people, and have fun! Work on your English skills with volunteers. Coffee & teas provided.

Women’s Art Circle
Date & time: The last Friday of the month from 11:30 – 1:30
Starting date: Friday October 26th
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Open and ongoing. Contact Elizabeth
Fees: None
Complete an art  project, step-by-step as guided by Juli Harland local artist from the Kamloops Arts Council.

Potluck
Date & time:
Thursday, September 27th, 11:00 – 1:00
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Please register with Elizabeth!
Fees: None
Our Monthly Potlucks are filled with good food and amazing company from around the world! Come bring a small dish to share and enjoy the social.

Mentorship

 

Events, tours, and classes

Canada Revenue Agency – Benefits, credits, and the Canadian Tax System
Date & time: Friday, October 5th from 12:30 – 2:00pm
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services classroom (wheelchair accessible)
Registration: Please register by Wednesday, October 3!
Fees: None
Speak to a Canada Revenue Agency outreach worker about benefits, credits, and the Canadian tax system!
An information session followed by a question and answer period. Take some time to ask your tax questions and learn about benefits and credits in Canada. Right on your lunch hour. Please register with Elizabeth.
   Youth Technology Program – CanCode

Date & time: Thursday October 11th, 18th, and 25th from 3:00 – 4:15.
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Please register by October 4th. Contact Elizabeth! Spaces available!!
Fees: None
Do you have children in grade 4-7?
Kamloops Immigrant Services is partnering with Thompson Rivers University to run a youth technology program called CanCode! Register your children to join the “Stories with Scratch” program – three sessions all about learning coding and apps, taught through a super fun story-telling lens!

 

Stories with Scratch (Real World Field Relation: Animation & Game Design)
This workshop series teaches students to use the software Scratch to design their own animated stories and games. It starts off by introducing students to algorithms, which is just a fancy word for steps or instructions for the computer. They will then learn pseudocode, a plain-language version of code meant to plan out the algorithms before implementing them. These two foundational activities lead into learning block coding, the programming language which Scratch uses. By the end of the 3 lessons, students will know how to animate a virtual pet, build a virtual story, and even program their own game!

Lunchbox Nutrition Information Session
Date & time:
Thursday, October 4th from 9:30 – 10:30 OR 1:00 – 2:00
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Please register by October 1st. Contact Elizabeth!
Fees: None
Lunchbox nutrition is an information session about packing healthy and fun lunches for children in school. Facilitated by a registered dietician. Encouraged for parents of school-aged children!
Citizenship 101
Date & time: Mondays from 5:30 – 7:30 (Six sessions: Sept. 17, 24 & Oct 1, 15, 22, 29)
Starting date: Monday, September 17th
Location: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Registration: Full for this session. Contact Elizabeth to be added to the list.
Fees: None
Join a weekly study group to help prepare you for your Citizenship test! All chapters in the Discover Canada Study Guide are covered with presentations, games, and activities:-Who we are & Rights and responsibilities
-Canadian history & Canadian symbols
-Modern Canada & How Canadians govern themselves
-Federal elections & Justice system
-Canada’s Economy and Regions

 

Want to help out? We are looking for volunteers.

Are you an experienced cook with expertise in cuisine from your culture?
We are looking for volunteer cooking instructors who could help give instruction in a community cooking class!
Your roles would be: 1) provide a recipe 2) show people how to make it!
There will be several opportunities available throughout the year.
Please get in touch with Elizabeth for more information.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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2 thoughts on “Events

  1. Charlotte
    Charlotte / September 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Does your agency do multicultural events/days? And if so, when?

    • Diversity
      Diversity / September 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Hi there Charlotte, yes! We do multicultural days. We would love to hear from you about what sort of assistance you are looking for. It would be best if you directly contact our Community Connection Coordinator – Coby Piazza (communityconnection@kcris.ca), or our Diversity Coordinator – Graham Specht (graham@kcris.ca)

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