WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – Sneak peak at ‘Where They Are Now’ series

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THE CUSTOMER CARE & PATROL (CAP) Team was designed to help youth develop skills that could help participants in the work force and provide relevant experience related to their career goals.

Over 85 students and youth have gone through the program since it started in 2004, each securing positions in desired career fields or continuing to develop their educational goals.

We think it’s important to celebrate the successes of our alumni and showcase how diverse the program is, so we are conducting a series of interviews for a new project called Where Are They Now?

For this series we have started contacting previous CAP Team employees and seeing what they are up to and how their experience with Downtown Kamloops helped them achieve their success.

This project is just in the beginning stages, but we have gathered a few responses so far and are happy to hear that our CAP Team alumni are doing well:

“When I was with the CAP Team, I began to shape my career path while pursuing my Bachelor of Arts. I knew I enjoyed writing and was interested in promotions and business development. Through the CAP Team’s training in social media advertising, public speaking and event planning, this job was a major outlet to inspire what I am now pursuing- a career in public relations.”

— Julia Dumbrell – CAP Team Member in 2016. Graduating with a Major in English Literature and Minor in Commerce from UBC in 2019

“Since the CAP Team, I have pursued a career in destination marketing and tourism. Today, I am in charge of visitor services at Tourism Kamloops. My role is a mix of assisting visitors (online and in-person), researching innovative and sustainable solutions for visitor servicing, and connecting with stakeholders and partners.”

— Angela Halas – CAP Team Member from 2016-2018 – Current title: Visitor & Stakeholder Liaison with Tourism Kamloops

As we develop this series and reach out to even more CAP Team alumni, you can find their stories at and in our monthly newsletters. If you are a CAP Team alumni and would like to share your story, please contact for ways to get involved! If you know a CAP Team alumni, please feel free to share this opportunity with them!

Alexis Proulx is the Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Supervisor & Back Alley Art Gallery Coordinator. Reach her at 250-572-3008/3009. Email Follow on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops).

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