WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – Cappies on the job bright and early for Spring Cleaning fundraising drive

CAP members Angela Halas and Jon George, ready to clean up.

OH, SPRING – the time of year when you leave the house dressed for -4˚ and arrive home at 15˚.

It seems too late to wear salt-stained Sorels, but too soon to switch into shorts (excluding the throngs of runners training for Boogie the Bridge on the 30th!). What a refreshing time to dress for three seasons in one day! Similarly, it’s the time of year where you overhear “spring cleaning” in the news, throughout the neighbourhood, and finally take notice of the cobwebs in the corner of the office.

This week, the CAP Team’s first spring cleaning initiative is taking place through six early mornings, five brooms, four blocks of sidewalks, three pressure washers, two squeegees, and one goal: beautification.

This is our first fundraiser of 2017, which would not have been possible without the businesses and property owners in Downtown Kamloops who are participating in this neighbourhood project!

Our 5 a.m. power washing shifts have not only made this project easier for pedestrians and vehicles, but also made me grateful for the early-bird baristas and bakers that fill Victoria Street with aromas before most of Kamloopsians have hit snooze for third time!

In the following weeks, you may notice more sandwich boards, patios, and flower planters popping up Downtown. In the following months, keep out an eye out for Cappies moving an interactive art cart, a public piano, a lending library, or setting up a stage for live music. In the meantime, check out as we will be announcing details of our Spring Fest that’s taking place from May 26-28 shortly!

See you out and about!

Angela Halas is a member of the Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team. Reach them at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Information Kiosk at 250-572-3017. Email Follow on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops).

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1 Comment on WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – Cappies on the job bright and early for Spring Cleaning fundraising drive

  1. Something is finally happening!
    The pestering works!

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