IN THE HOUSE – Kamloops has much to celebrate during Canada’s birthday

Kamloops Cenotaph as it looked shortly after construction.

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod took the opportunity in the House of Commons this week, during Statements by Members, to comment on Kamloops activities during Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations:

Mr. Speaker, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, I have decided to shine a
light on the unique aspects of my riding of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo. My
goal is to highlight 50 places, 50 people, 50 events.

To date, I have had the pleasure of visiting the Birken Forest Buddhist
Monastery; the ice caves of Bridge Lake, which are known to the first
nations as the entrance to the bear world; and participated in the local
cowboy festival.

We have roasted blends of Canada 150 coffee, cheered on our local quilters
as they completed the Canada 150 creation, and witnessed, for the first time
since the 1920s, the Kamloops cenotaph clock working again, when it was
started during the Vimy Day commemoration ceremony.

This summer is gearing up to be one of the most memorable, from paddling the
Thompson River to celebrating the 150th annual Clinton Ball.

I look forward to showing Canada the distinctiveness of our area, and
encourage everyone to join me in commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial.

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