Unsurprisingly, ice takes centre stage in the City Gardens Neighbourhood this February. So, let’s slide into all the excitement our wonderful community has to offer this month.
February 1 – April 1, The Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG), will feature the Canadian artist Paul Walde’s “Glacial Resonance” exhibition in the Central Gallery. KAG describes Walde, a Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria, as an interdisciplinary artist who uses the glacier as the protagonist to express his enduring concern about environmental crises through sound and video. On Tuesday, February 7, at 10 am, an interactive guided tour explores some of the relevant themes.
Fresh off a trade, Kamloops This Week describes as “among the most notable in Canadian Hockey League history,” adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss any of the upcoming Blazers games at the Sandman Centre. February 1, 3, 5 and 10 will see them battle Portland, Prince Albert, Victoria, and Saskatoon, respectively.
The Sandman Centre will also host the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Curling Tournament February 17-26. See the top women’s teams from across the country compete for the opportunity to win the Canadian Women’s Championship and wear the Maple Leaf at the 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship in Sweden. This event will be televised live.
Keeping you in stitches without stepping onto the ice is The Western Canada Theatre production, Hurry Hard, by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Described as a “Canadian curling love story,” it won the Stage West Award for Best New Comedy. The show opens on February 23 at the Sagebrush Theatre.
If you are feeling moody, tickets are available for “Mozart’s Dark Side” on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30 pm at the Sagebrush Theatre. This concert, sponsored in part by Kelson Group, features internationally renowned Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin playing Mozart’s melancholic Piano Concerto in D minor.
So much to do, see, and enjoy in the City Gardens neighbourhood this February and at anytime of year!