Cultural Diversity Events

Tapestry Festival

In collaboration with the North Shore Business Improvement Association and the Kamloops Multicultural Society, KIS will be hosting Kamloops’s first Tapestry Festival on May 15th, 2021. Tapestry is a city-wide family friendly Festival celebrating Kamloops Multicultural Heritage. This new festival introduces some of the best of Kamloops culture from around the world including cuisine, exhibits, games, interactive display, Around the World Kids Zone and live entertainment.

Community Presence

KIS Diversity has been involved in many community organizations and events which serve to boost and maintain our agency’s community presence, keep us involved in helping others, and build our relationships with community partners. Some of the events we participate in:

  • Annual ‘Know Your Neighbor’ event at MacArthur Island
  • City of Kamloops Diversity Advisory Committee – renewal
  • Kamloops MakerSpace – Repair Cafes
  • Kamloops Arts Council – Children’s Arts Festival – KIS display
  • Canada Day Celebrations –Coordinating event entertainment with KMS
  • TRU Pride Parade
  • TRU Welcome Back BBQ (Display booth)
  • TRU World Welcome (new international students cohorts arrive)
  • Overlanders Day
  • KJCA Udon Lunch
  • TteS – Wild Salmon Caravan
  • Canada Day in Riverside Park (KIS Display booth)
  • WorkBC – Coordinate KMS Members’ Foodsafe Course
  • City of Kamloops Diversity Advisory Committee meetings
  • National Aboriginal Day celebrations
  • City of Kamloops Council Meetings (Proclamation, AD Declaration, etc.)
  • Kamloops Multicultural Society – AGM, monthly meetings, Canada Day
  • Kamloops United Church – Supporting RAFT refugee sponsorship group
  • Santa Clause Parade – KIS parade entry


For more information please contact: Graham Specht 778-470-6101 ext. 114 graham@kcris.ca