Thompson Valley Stars

Jamborees & Festivals

Four days of fun, laughter and new or renewed friendships were experienced recently by nine Kamloops area dancers at the 10th Annual Peachfest Square Dance Festival in Penticton.  One of many overall Peachfest attractions, the square and round dance Festival, ran August 7th through 10th. Continue reading

A recent 3-day dance festival called “Oceanside” at Parksville on Vancouver Island found some Kamloops participants among the more than 160 dancers in attendance. Merv & Sandy Meyer, from our city’s Westmount area, joined others from all over Canada and the U.S. Oceanside is actually a name that Islanders
use for a collection of communities surrounding Parksville. Continue reading

Dancers from Kamloops quick-stepped north to 108 Mile House on Father’s Day Weekend to find campers of all descriptions, from a basic canvas tent to RV’s including top-of-the-line motorhomes. It was an assembly for a just-for-fun square and round dance weekend named the 57th South  Cariboo Jamboree. Notable is the fact that the party encompassed five dance events over three days. Continue reading

Lavishly dressed dancers, some wearing brilliantly-coloured beads, carnival masks and party hats, gathered together recently for a weekend of square  and round dancing. Kamloops dancers Merv & Sandy Meyer and John & Elsie Rempel were sure to attend — even though it was in Chilliwack. Continue reading