Events

 

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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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THE WALK TO EMBRACE CULTURAL DIVERSITY:
We are hosting our agency’s annual Walk to Embrace Cultural Diversity on Thursday, June 14th, 2018! This walk is all about valuing and appreciating all the culture that surrounds us! The gathering will form at the Wilson Street Heritage House, 115 Tranquille Road, at 11:00am.  Following the address by public speakers, participants will march one kilometre up Tranquille Road to Kamloops Immigrant Services, 448 Tranquille Road, where a gathering and open house will take place from 12:30 to 3:00 featuring performance and food from cultures all over the world.Want to volunteer for this event? Contact Elizabeth!

*After School Club: Weekly afternoon fun for kids grades K – 4. Reading and homework help, English practice, crafts, and games! This is a great way to meet other students in a small-group environment. The last session for the 2017/2018 school year is on June 7th. Please register your children with Elizabeth.

Computer Mentors: Learning and sharing of computer skills – Receive help or share skills about Microsoft Word, Excel, the internet, and other programs. Drop-ins welcome!

*Conversation Circle: A safe and fun environment to practice English and conversational skills. Drop-ins, first-timers welcomed! Now running Fridays at 10:00 (Drop-ins okay).

*Employment Conversation Social: A new program by our Intercultural Employment Settlement Counsellor, Darcy Gorrill. Share your employment aspirations and journey in a casual group setting.

BC Family Fishing Father’s Day Fishing event: Hosted at Walloper Lake, join this free event and learn to fish! All materials and bait provided, no registration necessary!

*Foodsafe Re-certification course: Has your Foodsafe expired? Complete your online re-certification course with KIS on June 26th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Limited space available, $45.00 fee.

*Hike the Hoodoos! Hike with the TRU/KIS hiking club! Sunday June 3rd. This amazing hike is intermediate with a couple of steeper parts. If you would like to go, e-mail Lawrence, the hike leader, at pathstepping@shaw.ca with your name, contact information, and whether or not you need a ride by Saturday morning.

*How to Bank & Save in Canada, and Building Credit in Canada – Arabic: Two sessions provided by ABC Life Literacy Money Matters. Materials translated in to Arabic, and an interpreter will be on site. This program will be offered again in July in English without interpretation.

KIS Community Garden Visit Walk & Talk: Enjoy learning about gardening, sharing your skills, and practicing conversational English at our community garden plot at McDonald park! A five minute walk from Kamloops Immigrant Services and a great way to spend sunny afternoons.

*Learn to Camp: An annual event sponsored by Parks Canada and MEC! Take yourself and/or your family to the beautiful Glacier National Park with Kamloops Immigrant Services and surrounding communities to enjoy campfires! Singalongs! Hiking! Kids Activities! Camping How-To’s! And the scenery, wow! Please register with Elizabeth! Limited spaces available.

*National Aboriginal Day at Riverside Park: Join KIS on our visit to Riverside Park for this amazing community event! Enjoy live entertainment, games, kids crafts, local vendors, and food in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

Rock the Walk 2018: Visit our table at the 43rd Annual Walk for Peace, the Environment, and Social Justice. Noon – 8pm at Riverside Park (Walk starts at 12:30pm).

*Women’s Art Circle: Kamloops Arts Council members visit KIS to guide you through an art project, step-by-step!

Potluck: Bring a small dish to share and enjoy food and company from around the world!

 

Do you have an outdoor job for which you need some extra help?

SERVE, a youth mission with teenagers ages 12 –18 travel to Kamloops and are ready to take on your projects from July 2, 3, 5, and 6 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, lunch break 12:00 – 1:00pm. If you have something around the house which you need help with (outdoors, preferably) you can have volunteers help you achieve that goal.

  • painting a fence, shed, etc.
  • garden or yard work
  • easy/simple light construction help

Some volunteers are paired with professional painters, carpenters, and welders, so if your project is complex, please make a note of that!

Please respond to this e-mail with ALL of the following information. Type SERVE in the subject line.
1. Days
2. Time
3. Task
4. Number of workers
5. Your contact person’s name
6. Contact phone number and/or e-mail address
7. Additional information you wish to share

 

 

 


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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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