Thompson Valley Stars

Thompson Valley Stars Events

On a beautiful Sunday morning in August, 2 kayaks, 3 canoes & 1 rowboat launched at the Pine Street boat ramp in Chase, for a leisurely 20 km ‘cruise’ down the S. Thompson River for the 13th annual ‘Banana Island Canoe Trip’. With a total of 12 dancers present, it was easy to make a ‘square’, dancing first at the beach off VLA road. Continue reading

Another successful New Year’s Eve potluck dinner and dance was celebrated at Merv & Sandy’s dance-designed home.

Merv was only one week post-op from his total shoulder replacement but that didn’t deter him from going ahead with their 6th annual event.

After a delicious dinner with a large assortment of desserts, round dancing was followed by square dancing until midnight.

Everyone happily brought in the New Year with noise makers and to the music of Auld Lang Syne. Continue reading

One couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for cruising down the river for the 12th Annual Banana Island Canoe Trip, on August 17th. There was a slight breeze when 3 canoes and 2 kayaks left the Pine Street boat launch in Chase at 9 a.m. Continue reading

Perhaps motivated by a desire to change the sedentary lives that many British Columbians lead, the provincial government has issued a Proclamation of Square and Round Dance Awareness Week, September 15 to 21. It was welcomed by the non-profit Kamloops Square Dancers  square and round dance club. Continue reading