WILDLIGHTS back for its 21st year
From December 14 until January 6, bring the whole family out to enjoy over 650,000 lights, interactive displays and light sculptures at the 21st annual Wildlights presented by the BC Wildlife Park along with Cascades Casino Kamloops.
New this year is the Canadian Tire Kamloops Holiday Gazebo, bright lights train tunnel, and more lights than ever!
Other highlights include a cookie baking contest (December 15 & 16 only), Scrooge's Scavenger Hunt, the Nutcracker Maze; and family favorites including performances by Uncle Chris the Clown, the Holiday Express miniature train, Home Hardware Family Farm, and of course Santa Claus will make a special stop!
Admission to Wildlights is $12.45 per adult, $10.45 per senior, $8.45 per child (3-17), and 2 and under are free. Wildlights will run nightly from 5:00-9:00pm, excluding Christmas day.
Sandman Centre, Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Team USA could feature projected 2019 #1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes and 2018 first round pick of the Vancouver Canucks Quinn Hughes
These two teams have combined for 13 medals in the past 9 years
The first 500 youths can buy a $5 Ticket with the purchase of an Adult ticket
Special ticket pricing for Kamloops Blazers Season Ticket Holders until December 6th
“It’s a great venue with exciting entertainment. What’s better than watching live bull riding followed by an old time country dance for New Year’s?” said Steven Puhallo, the event producer, “This is a great annual event with people from Chilliwack to Prince George coming to 'buck in' the New Year.”
“We’re into our 8th year for this event. People love the show we put on and we always get big, fun crowds! We have over 1,000 people at this event!”
The New Year’s Eve professional bullriding features bucking bulls from local stock contractors S&E Bucking Bulls, Coyote Creek and Pozzobon Bucking Bulls. S&E stock boss Ed Lebourdais is proud of the calibre of bucking bulls that will be matched against some of the world’s best bull riders, “We’ve got some of the best bulls in Canada that are ready to go. It’s going to be champion versus champion!”
The event is professionally sanctioned by Bullriders Canada. “Being professionally sanctioned allows us to attract a high calibre of bull rider. We have some of the best bull riders in the world coming.” said Puhallo.
Tickets are now on sale at The Horse Barn in Kamloops, and at the North Thompson Star/Journal in Barriere and online at facebook/farmkidsfund.
What the Bullriders are saying about this event….
Jackson Scott (Kamloops)
"...I only rode there the last two years, but I've been there the last probably five years before I even started riding bulls. Been watching it the whole time, and ...every single year it gets better and better!
The crowd gets more and more excited every year, the atmosphere, and the bulls, and everything just gets so much better. The money is better, the bull riders are better, the bulls are better. Everything about it is just absolutely amazing. …..I'll never forget this even when I'm older, I'm gonna tell my kids that you know, New Year's Eve, Bull Riders Canada that's a bull riding a guy wants to go to and he wants to win.”
See the full interviews with last year’s Bullriders at:
BACKGROUND & INFORMATION
This event started out as a fundraiser done in the memory of Mike Puhallo. The Farm
Kids Fund now generates an annual bursary for a deserving ‘farm kid’ from the North
It continues as an annual event at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, British
Bullriders Canada New Year’s Eve Bullriding and Dance
Monday, December 31, 2018
Doors open at: 6:00PM
Bullarama at 7:00PM
Dance: 9:00PM – 1:00AM
Beer Garden and food vendors on site.
A shuttle service from Kamloops to Barriere and back is available. Round trip shuttle
tickets include a Bullriding and Dance ticket.
Tickets available at The Horse Barn in Kamloops and at Country Feeds in Barriere.
Bullriding and Dance (19+): $50.00
Bullriding Only: $30.00
Dance Only (19+) $20.00
Shuttle Bus $80.00
*Kids 10 and under free
Guest Artist: Yolanda Bruno, Violin
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are a perennial favourite of the repertoire with their evocative characterizations and virtuoso violin solos. Philip Glass wrote his American Four Seasons as a companion work, intended to both contrast and complement the music of the earlier Venetian master.
VIVALDI: Four Seasons
GLASS: American Four Seasons
AARON PRITCHETT HEADS OUT ON THE TOWN WITH 2019 NATIONAL TOUR INCLUDES SPECIAL GUEST KIRA ISABELLA AND FEATURING DAVID JAMESBRAND NEW SINGLE ‘BETTER WHEN I DO’ AVAILABLE NOW AT CANADIAN COUNTRY RADIONEW EP OUT ON THE TOWN SET FOR RELEASE JANUARY 11, 2019
October 30, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Following a triumphant year with his smash single ‘Worth A Shot’ and a packed summer festival season, multi-CCMA winner Aaron Pritchett heads into 2019 with the announcement of his Out on the Town Tour, kicking off with the release of his forthcoming EP Out on the Town on January 11th. Hitting the road with special guests Kira Isabella and David James, Pritchett will be taking the tour to over 30 cities across the country.
Tickets for the Out on the Town Tour will go on sale Friday, November 2nd at 10:00am local time in all cities.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre, Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC, Canada
The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts will shake, rattle, and roll you back to the time of bubble gum, Root Beer deserts, and jukeboxes, as the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre is transformed into a Fabulous Fifties Fundraiser on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal created by Chef Romeo from Romeo’s Kitchen and Spirits surrounded by beautiful 1950s décor. The gala is also known for its captivating live entertainment, and this year will feature rockin’ 50s music and dance. New for this year, guests are invited to keep the party going and put on their dancing shoes for a post-gala dance, with live music by Richard Graham’s Backbeats.
The night isn’t all about a retro gourmet dinner with live entertainment and dancing though. A silent auction with items including travel packages, event tickets, and restaurant experiences will delight guests, as well as a raffle for an exciting grand prize. Richard Graham’s Backbeats will also perform as a live jukebox during the event, with a pay-to-play donation driving the songs.
Tickets are $125, and available from Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca. The Mayor's Gala for the Arts is a collaborative partnership that brings together the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre, to celebrate the arts and culture sector of Kamloops. The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts will be presented at the 12th annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on January 19, 2019. The event is presented by the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre.
You thought you knew your family… A comic clash of wits, will, and personality. Two very different sisters, one a Kamloopsian, meet at their childhood home to pack their cantankerous mother off to a retirement community. An old flame comes to visit bearing wine, charm… and a big surprise. A quirky new comedy about sibling rivalry and how to live life to the fullest.
This exciting world premiere, playing for the very first time here in Kamloops, is by Bonnie Green, Associate Producer of the Stratford Festival.
South Okanagan Events Centre, Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton, BC, Canada
PAUL BRANDT, HIGH VALLEY, JESS MOSKALUKE AND HUNTER BROTHERS ANNOUNCE CROSS-CANADA TOURNEW PAUL BRANDT EP THE JOURNEY BNA: VOL.2 OUT NOVEMBER 9 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HEREWATCH THE NEW PAUL BRANDT VIDEO “BITTERSWEET” HERE
www.thejourneytour.ca Top Canadian country music artists unite winter 2019 for The Journey Tour 2019
TORONTO (September 5, 2018) - Canadian country music superstar Paul Brandt and multi-CCMA Group or Duo of the Year winners High Valley are thrilled to announce the launch of The Journey Tour 2019. The tour brings together an epic lineup that includes special guest Jess Moskaluke and features Hunter Brothers. All four acts will come together on stage at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards for a special live performance.
Bringing together the best of Canadian Country Music, The Journey Tour 2019 will kick off in Abbotsford, British Columbia on January 25th, and wrap up 21 stops later in Sudbury, Ontario February 24th. Fans purchasing tickets for all but three of the shows will also receive a digital download copy of Paul Brandt’s new album The Journey BNA: Vol. 2 (see tour dates below for exceptions)
Artist pre-sale runs Thursday September 6 at 10am until Friday, September 7th at 10pm local time or while supplies last. AMERICAN EXPRESS pre-sale begins Thursday September 6 at 10am until Friday, September 7th at 10pm local time.
The Canadian public has never been offered such a complete country music touring spectacle in one national tour, and on one stage.
In conjunction with the tour announcement, Paul Brandt has announced that his newest collection of songs, The Journey BNA: Vol. 2 will be released on Friday November 9, 2018. The release of the EP is proceeded by the single “Bittersweet” co-written by High Valley’s Brad Rempel and featuring guitarist Lindsay Ell. Fans can pre-order The Journey BNA: Vol. 2 beginning today by clicking HERE.
A beautiful video for “Bittersweet” was filmed in Muskoka, Ontario by Kat Webber can be seen HERE.
Says Brandt of the tour, “The artists I have the honour of performing with on this tour are incredibly talented, successful and also some of the best friends I’ve made in the music business. There is a palpable energy and chemistry when we are in the room together, and I can’t wait to bring that to stages across Canada. The Journey Tour will combine talent and artistic vision in a way that Canada has not yet experienced; all of the artists involved are committed to making this tour one that country music fans will never forget.”
“Every artist on The Journey Tour attributes career success to the support of Canadian country music fans,” says Brad Rempel of High Valley. “We’d be nowhere without them.”
Says Curtis Rempel, “We can’t wait to celebrate with our Canadian fans. There will be more than a few front-row high fives.”
“I am doing what I love, and loving every minute of it,” says newlywed Jess Moskaluke. “This has been the biggest year of my life, and I’m so excited to be joining The Journey Tour with Paul, High Valley, and fellow Saskies, those Hunter Brothers.”
Says J.J. Hunter, “All of The Journey Tour artists have a ton of mutual respect for each other, and a passion for our communities, and our country. We all love to use music to inspire, help people escape, and simply to have a great time. I just know this will translate loud and clear to the audiences we’ll be seeing across Canada. We love our fans, and each other. This just feels like family. This will be a journey we’ll never forget!”
For ticketing information, please visit www.livenation.com. The Journey Tour 2019 artist photo and biography assets also available on the tour website. Please note there are a limited quantity of VIP ticket packages available in each market.
The Journey Tour 2019 Dates
January 25- Abbotsford, BC- Abbotsford Centre
January 26- Penticton, BC- South Okanagan Events Centre
January 28- Lethbridge, AB- ENMAX Centre
January 29- Red Deer, AB- ENMAX Centrium at Westerner Park
January 31- Calgary, AB- Scotiabank Saddledome
February 1- Grande Prairie, AB- Revolution Place
February 2- Edmonton, AB- Rogers Place
February 3- Fort McMurray, AB- Nexen Field House#
February 5- Regina, SK- Conexus Arts Centre
February 7- Saskatoon, SK- SaskTel Centre
February 8- Winnipeg, MB- Bell MTS Place
February 9- Brandon, MB- Westoba Place#
February 10- Dauphin, MB Credit Union Place#
February 12- Thunder Bay, ON- Thunder Bay Community Auditorium*
February 15- Peterborough, ON- Peterborough Memorial Centre (PMC)
February 16- Ottawa, ON- The Arena at TD Place
February 18- Toronto, ON- Queen Elizabeth Theatre
February 19- Oshawa, ON- Tribute Communities Centre
February 21- Kingston, ON- Leon’s Centre
February 22- St. Catharines, ON- Meridian Centre
February 23- London, ON- Budweiser Gardens
February 24- Sudbury, ON- Sudbury Arena
#Album not included with ticket
*Paul Brandt, Jess Moskaluke, and Hunter Brothers Only.
About the artists on The Journey Tour 2019:
Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history, the most played Canadian Country artist on Country Radio in history, and a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Two time CCMA Duo or Group of the Year High Valley are enjoying the biggest success of their career with a #1 Single in Canada and a Top 10 hit in the U.S. to go along with 5 gold singles and a gold certified album.
JUNO Award winner Jess Mosklaluke is the 3 time CCMA Female artist of the year and is tied for the most nominations this year with 6, including the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award.
Hunter Brothers, when not working on the family farm, racking up millions of views on Facebook, or releasing hit singles like the recent top ten smash “Those Were The Nights”, are enjoying their 3 nominations this year at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards.
Guest Artist: Kerson Leong, Violin
Guest Conductor: Jean-Michael Lavoie
Revel in music written by one of the most famous and influential composers of all time, and come to appreciate the genius of Beethoven. We also present a new work by Maggie Ayotte in a special collaboration with the Université de Montréal.
AYOTTE: New Work (premiere)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8