Luxury Vacation Lottery Draw Winners Announced
January 7 to January 18

The Kamloops Art Gallery is very pleased to announce the winners of the Luxury Vacation Lottery. Congratulations to the following people: The winner of the grand prize is Kirsten McDougall. The prize is a magnificent 8 day European river cruise with Avalon Waterways for two on your choice of rivers in Europe, including airfare provided by Expedia Cruise Ship Centers. Cruise critics have awarded Avalon Waterways the “Best Cabins” for their “beds with a view” cabin design

2ND PRIZE winner Sean Turner: Atlas Steak + Fish Package - Chef’s Table dinner for 8, a customized 4-course meal for 8 with wine pairings. -$1,500 value

3RD PRIZE winner: Paul Ouimet: Vancouver Package: St. Regis Hotel - 2 nights accommodation in Executive Suite including breakfasts for 2 AND $150 Gift Certificate for Gotham’s Steakhouse & Bar, UBC Museum of Anthropology - one year family membership; Vancouver Aquarium - 2 general admission passes; Vancouver Art Gallery; $1,345 value

4TH PRIZE winner Giovanna Drayton: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre - 2 nights accommodation with breakfasts for 2and a golf or ski pass - $800 value

5TH PRIZE winner Alya Salyn: Victoria Package - Hotel Grand Pacific - 2 nights accommodation and breakfast for 2 each morning + parking, Il Terrazzo $100 Gift Certificate; Royal BC Museum Family pass, book and perpetual calendar; Greater Victoria Art Gallery - 2 general passes - $807 value

6TH PRIZE winner Vi Hilton: Sandman Signature Suites 2 nights accommodation; Kamloops Package - Kamloops Symphony KSO Flex pass – vouchers for 6 tickets; Western Canada Theatre - WCT Flex 5 Pass which can be used in ANY combination for ANY show in the 2018-19 season; Kamloops Art Gallery Family Membership; Commodore Grand Café & Lounge $100 Gift Certificate - $898 value

7TH PRIZE winner Fred Feistman: Earl’s Patio Party package for 20 Friends - $600 value

“Tickets were sold out in record time this year. The Gallery would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket for this lottery. As the biggest fundraiser of the year for the gallery, we are ecstatic with the support we received from the community in selling these tickets so quickly” says Judy Basso, Fundraising Events Coordinator at the Kamloops Art Gallery.

If you would like to get on a waiting list for next year’s Luxury Vacation Lottery, please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery at 250-377-2400 to be given first priority.

We would also like to thank our sponsors at Avalon Waterways, Expedia Cruise Ship Center, Atlas Steak + Fish, The St. Regis Hotel, Gotham Steakhouse and Bar, Hotel Grand Pacific, Il Terrazzo Ristorante, Royal BC Museum, Kamloops Symphony, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Western Canada Theatre, The Commodore Grand Café & Lounge, Sandman Signature Suites, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Our fantastic media sponsors are Kamloops This Week, K97.5 , CFJC TV and Westkey.

BC Gaming Event Licence #108461.

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Performing Arts Centre for Kamloops
January 8 to March 30

Tuesday, January 8 was an exciting day for Kamloops, a delegation organized by Ron and Rae Fawcett presented their vision for a new Performing Arts Centre to Mayor and City Council. Over 100 supporters filled Council Chambers and overflow rooms and Mayor Ken Christian reported also receiving an unprecedented number of letters in support of the proposal.

The Fawcett's presented a plan for a 103,000 square foot Centre to be built on the corner of St. Paul and 4th Avenue in downtown Kamloops with three variously sized performing art spaces, indoor and outdoor cafes, parking, meeting spaces, operational areas for Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony, as well as critically needed permanent storage space for the Kamloops Art Gallery. With over 3,100 works of art in our collection, we have reached capacity in accepting donations and making acquisitions that reflect our cultural history and impact.

This Centre will better serve the needs of our community and allow for new and innovative opportunities to be realized here.

This proposal is now in the hands of City representatives and the Gallery will take an active roll along with WCT and the KSO in realizing this bold, new vision in support of our community.

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Mayor's Gala for the Arts
January 19 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dress to Impress
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre

The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts will shake, rattle, and roll you back to the time of bubble gum, Root Beer deserts, and jukeboxes, as the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre is transformed into a Fabulous Fifties Fundraiser on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal created by Chef Romeo from Romeo’s Kitchen and Spirits surrounded by beautiful 1950s décor. The gala is also known for its captivating live entertainment, and this year will feature rockin’ 50s music and dance. New for this year, guests are invited to keep the party going and put on their dancing shoes for a post-gala dance, with live music by Richard Graham’s Backbeats.

The night isn’t all about a retro gourmet dinner with live entertainment and dancing though. A silent auction with items including travel packages, event tickets, and restaurant experiences will delight guests, as well as a raffle for an exciting grand prize. Richard Graham’s Backbeats will also perform as a live jukebox during the event, with a pay-to-play donation driving the songs.

Tickets are $125, and available from Kamloops Live! Box Office, 250-374-5483 or The Mayor's Gala for the Arts is a collaborative partnership that brings together the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre, to celebrate the arts and culture sector of Kamloops. The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts will be presented at the 12th annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on January 19, 2019. The event is presented by the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre.

Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor's Awards for the Arts finalists. Emerging Artist award - Zach Abney, Robin Hodgson and JP Lancaster // Community Impact award - Tyson Andrykew and Niki Remesz // Corporate Champion award - IdeaLever Solutions Inc and Kamloops This Week. All exceptional contributors to a vibrant arts scene in Kamloops!

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