To Canada, with Love comes to Kamloops!

Since 2008, Tim Van Horn has taken 54,000 portraits of Canadians across our country. He's visited remote fishing villages, small prairie towns, and metropolitan centres to document the lives of Canadians. On July 1, 2017, after eight years of travelling and building connections across the country, Tim Van Horn will reveal the Canadian mosaic - a piece truly representative of the diversity of our country.

But first... 

Tim will be in Kamloops with his pavilion! Be sure to visit Tim and his travelling pavilion on June 23, from 9 am- 6 pm. You'll have a chance to be included in this ever expanding and uniquely Canadian project.

Alongside the travelling pavilion, 

Kamloops Art Council's Rivertown Players, Downtown Kamloops' Cap Team (Interactive Games), Ta Chi (10 am-11 am), Live music (11 am-4:30 pm), Yoga (5 pm-6 pm), Arts and Crafts, Local Artisans.

KMA Adventures at the 2017 Family Day Festival

We had a great time at the 5th Annual Family Day festival last week. Over 3,000 Kamloops residents stopped by. There was an array of crafts, games, music, performances, and sports. We even saw some maple leaf print making! 

Here are a few photos of our #Canada150 booth, some lucky winners, and our handsome Canada150 beavers (who made some great new friends throughout the day). 

We were so happy to give a #Canada150 bag to the Sampson family. They were the 150th to walk through the doors at the Tournament Capital for the Family Day Festival on February 13. They received some great Canada 150 swag.

We were so happy to give a #Canada150 bag to the Sampson family. They were the 150th to walk through the doors at the Tournament Capital for the Family Day Festival on February 13. They received some great Canada 150 swag.

Our Canada 150 beavers made lots of friends at the 5th Annual Family Day Festival at TCC

Our Canada 150 beavers made lots of friends at the 5th Annual Family Day Festival at TCC

They were incredibly photogenic throughout the day. 

Pleased to meet you: the Canada 150 beavers have arrived.

As 2017 rolls in, Canadians across the nation will be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday for an entire year. The Kamloops Museum and Archives (KMA) is ready to celebrate and will be bringing Canadiana flair to events in Kamloops throughout 2017. 

In the meantime, these locally crafted KMA beavers, created by emerging Kamloops artist Elizabeth Pattie, are very pleased to meet you and will be spending their New Year's Eve playing cards in the museum. Keep an eye on our events calendar as we reveal the year's Canada 150 celebrations.

KMA Beavers

Artist Bio: Elizabeth Pattie

Elizabeth Pattie is an emerging painter and sculptor working in Kamloops, BC. Her artistic practice explores nostalgia, memory, melancoly, and relationships through the use of marionette puppets, stop frame animation, and painting. After losing her brother and her daughter in infancy, Pattie is particularly interested in the transitory nature of life and the complexities of the relationships we form within it. She examines and recreates intimate, fleeting memories, turning them into something new, enduring, and more approachable to a larger audience.

Pattie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Thompson Rivers University in 2013. She currently works as an art instructor and tour guide at the Kamloops Art Gallery.