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Friend of the Bumbling Blog, @SomeDuncan ,supplied me with this birds-eye photo of the upcoming Ribfest in Riverside Park, August 9 - 11. Look below the train bridge to see the large BBQ display kiosks. I’m hoping to snoop around before 11am Saturday morning and snap some menu pics (to be uploaded after work Sat evening).

Friend of the Bumbling Blog, @SomeDuncan ,supplied me with this birds-eye photo of the upcoming Ribfest in Riverside Park, August 9 - 11. Look below the train bridge to see the large BBQ display kiosks. I’m hoping to snoop around before 11am Saturday morning and snap some menu pics (to be uploaded after work Sat evening).

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Kamloops Ribfest 2013, presented by Interior Savings and Daybreak Rotary, will be roaring into town on August 9 - 11. Starting at 11am - 9pm on these three hallowed days, watch in awe as smoke rises from culinary altars to please the nostrils of the Meat Gods. 
I attended last year and found a wide range of pricing. Here’s a link to the 2012 menus (prices may differ this year): http://kamloopsbumbling.tumblr.com/post/29159493622/kamloops-rotary-ribfest-2012-here-are-a-few
Watch for Kamloops and area food vendors also selling tasty foods in Riverside Park during the Ribfest. Last year for example, Donut King was in attendance with “Vietnamese Sandwiches”. Need I say more?
Okay, one more thing. May I suggest taking a page from TV food host John Catucci? Bring your own re-usable cutlery. People will think you are cool. Trust me. 
The above illustration is from a book titled “Southern Pork Production” by P.V. Ewing (1918). http://archive.org/details/southernporkprod00ewin

Kamloops Ribfest 2013, presented by Interior Savings and Daybreak Rotary, will be roaring into town on August 9 - 11. Starting at 11am - 9pm on these three hallowed days, watch in awe as smoke rises from culinary altars to please the nostrils of the Meat Gods. 

I attended last year and found a wide range of pricing. Here’s a link to the 2012 menus (prices may differ this year): http://kamloopsbumbling.tumblr.com/post/29159493622/kamloops-rotary-ribfest-2012-here-are-a-few

Watch for Kamloops and area food vendors also selling tasty foods in Riverside Park during the Ribfest. Last year for example, Donut King was in attendance with “Vietnamese Sandwiches”. Need I say more?

Okay, one more thing. May I suggest taking a page from TV food host John Catucci? Bring your own re-usable cutlery. People will think you are cool. Trust me.

The above illustration is from a book titled “Southern Pork Production” by P.V. Ewing (1918). http://archive.org/details/southernporkprod00ewin

Filed under Kamloops Ribfest 2013 Events Food Barbecue Smoke Riverside Park Illustration Butchering Meat Production

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Free Lawn Bowling Lessons - Riverside Park


I recently came across an event listing in the Kamloops Daily News for free lawn bowling lessons courtesy the Kamloops Riverside Lawn Bowling Club. Call Laurel at 250-554-5177 or Bob at 250-377-4026

The bowling greens at Riverside Park have been in use since 1923. Even if you don’t take advantage of the free lessons, I recommend taking a stroll down to the park - walk toward the river on 2nd or 3rd Ave until the park’s entrances are reached. The bowling green is historically interesting as well as beautiful (more to see than what’s in the photo above). Find it located beside Heritage House. A map of Riverside Park can be downloaded in pdf format here.

For more information about the Riverside Lawn Bowling Club, visit http://www.kamloopsriversidelawnbowlingclub.com/

The top photo of the Riverside Park bowling green is my own, below is an illustration from “The Game of Lawn Bowls” from the Spalding’s Athletic Series (1895) and underneath that is a detail of the front book cover for “The Game of Bowling on the Green or Lawn Bowls” ed. James W. Grieg (1904)

http://archive.org/details/gameoflawnbowlsa00chad

http://archive.org/details/gameofbowlingong01grei

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Kamloops 200 Year Celebration

Here are some pics I snapped at the Kamloops bicentennial bash on August 25th 2012. Photo on left features the City of Kamloops mayor and Tk’emlúps chief with their respective councils arriving from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc lands to Riverside park by canoe. In centre are Chief Gottfriedson and Mayor Milobar after exiting the canoes. At right are City of Kamloops councillors Nancy Bepple and Arjun Singh in fur trader costume.

Filed under Kamloops 200 Bicentennial Riverside Park Tk'emlups Kamloops Re-enactment

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Kamloops Rotary Ribfest 2012

Here are a few snapshots taken at the first annual Kamloops Rotary Ribfest, happening August 10th (2pm - 9pm), 11th (11am - 9pm) and 12th (11am - 9pm) at Riverside Park. This event has free admission, but bring some cash with you to purchase some delicious vittles from the various competing “Ribbers”.

Here are the menus:

Gator BBQ:

Ribfest Gator BBQ Menu

Prairie Smoke & Spice (Prairie Platter pictured above):

Ribfest Prairie Smoke Menu

Smoke & Bones Southern Style BBQ:

Ribfest Smoke and Bones Southern Style BBQ Menu

Smokin’ Babes BBQ:

Ribfest Smokin Babes BBQ Menu

Smokin’ Guns BBQ:

Ribfest Smokin Guns BBQ Menu

http://kamloopsribfest.com/

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A Warm Welcome to Athletes and Visitors in Kamloops during the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games!
What an exciting opportunity to witness these first-class athletic competitions! 
Here is a link to the full games’ schedule:  http://www.westerncanadagames.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2011-WCSG-Athletics-Schedule-June-27-2011.pdf
Tickets are $5 per day with payment required at the entrance to the games’ venues.  Here is a link to ticket details for full games passes and week-long passes:  http://www.2011wcsg.com/games-store/tickets/
Also be sure to check out the WCSG festival happening daily at Riverside Park until August 13th from 4pm - 10pm.  There will be special theme nights honouring the various provinces competing.  Also, there’s gonna be a food court!!  Here is a link to the festival schedule: http://www.2011wcsg.com/a-community-celebration/festival-schedule/
The above picture is from an 1896 book titled Track Athletics in Detail, compiled by the Editor of “Interscholastic Sport” in “Harper’s Round Table”. http://www.archive.org/details/trackathleticsin00newyrich

A Warm Welcome to Athletes and Visitors in Kamloops during the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games!

What an exciting opportunity to witness these first-class athletic competitions! 

Here is a link to the full games’ schedule:  http://www.westerncanadagames.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2011-WCSG-Athletics-Schedule-June-27-2011.pdf

Tickets are $5 per day with payment required at the entrance to the games’ venues.  Here is a link to ticket details for full games passes and week-long passes:  http://www.2011wcsg.com/games-store/tickets/

Also be sure to check out the WCSG festival happening daily at Riverside Park until August 13th from 4pm - 10pm.  There will be special theme nights honouring the various provinces competing.  Also, there’s gonna be a food court!!  Here is a link to the festival schedule: http://www.2011wcsg.com/a-community-celebration/festival-schedule/

The above picture is from an 1896 book titled Track Athletics in Detail, compiled by the Editor of “Interscholastic Sport” in “Harper’s Round Table”. http://www.archive.org/details/trackathleticsin00newyrich

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1967 Water Skiing Competition, Kamloops

Riverside Park, Waterskiing competition, Kamloops, 1967Above is a link to Sheila Webster’s photograph of the classic water skiing pyramid at a 1967 competition held in Riverside Park, Kamloops.  It is contained within her and partner Keith’s We-Love-Kamloops blog, and is one of many photographs of various locales in and around this beauteous City. 

On the subject of aquatic acrobatics, a pyramid formation is also featured in this undated Youtube clip uploaded by CreakyRowBoat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DwmOLcEgL0&feature=related

Filed under Kamloops 1960s 1967 Water Skiing Water Ski Pyramid Formation Trick Riverside Park Photograph Sheila Webster