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WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – Royal Cup / BrewLoops Downtown Block Party

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THIS MONTH will see a collaboration of hockey and local brew in our neighbourhood. On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the BrewLoops Cultural Development Society will kick off the summer season with the Royal Cup and Downtown Block Party.

Expanding on the 2017 successes of the Welcome Winter Block Party and the Back-Alley Block Party, this event will take place from day to night in Downtown Kamloops.

From 12-5 p.m., the Royal Cup Hockey Tournament will take over the 300 block of Victoria Street. The Royal Cup is an invitational hockey tournament that was founded on Royal Avenue in Kamloops.

Every year, a few NHL and Kamloops Blazers alumni make an appearance to support an awesome cause. In 2018, the Royal Cup aims to raise $10,000 for Kidsport to help ensure all local kids get access to the sport they love.

From 5-10 p.m., the BrewLoops block party will celebrate B.C. beer and local talent on the 400 block of Victoria Street, as well as the Plaza Hotel parking lot. Over a dozen breweries and a handful of cideries will be popping up tents and serving up craft brew alongside live music, artisans, and more. Tickets for the BrewLoops Downtown Block Party are available online for $20.

Of course, the CAP Team will also be there from start to finish to answer any questions you may have or to point you in the right direction. This community event is the perfect opportunity to contribute to a great cause while enjoying fun activities and great B.C. brewed beverages.

Please note that the 300 and 400 block of Victoria Street will be closed for the day; however, the Seymour and Lansdowne parkades are free on weekends. There are also dozens of bike parking stations  and specific bike routes throughout the downtown core for you to get here.

See you downtown for the party on May 26.

This article was written by Nathan Bymoen, Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Member. Reach us at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Customer Care & Info Centre at 250-572-3017. Email capteam@downtownkamloops.com. Follow on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops).

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