By Kamloops This Week
The City of Kamloops, in partnership with the B.C. Lions, is hosting the fifth annual B.C. Lions Fanfest, presented by BC Egg, on June 7.
The event will run from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hillside Stadium.
The B.C. Lions will practise from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and an autograph session will follow at 3:15 p.m.
The Leos will conduct a football clinic from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., offering children ages six to 13 a chance to learn from the professionals.
Fans will enjoy entertainment, including performances by the Felions (the Lions’ cheerleaders) and a chance to meet Leo the Lion.
“Kamloops is our home away from home for training camp so it gives us great pleasure to bring Fanfest to the city of Kamloops again this year,” said Jamie Taras, director of community relations for the Lions.
“Fanfest is all about embracing the community and interacting with the fans.”
Other activities include inflatable games and face painting. There will also be a merchandise tent on site.
There will be free hot dogs from Premium Brands and both the Kamloops Lions Paddlewheelers and local food truck Eats Amore will have lunch available for purchase, with proceeds going to Kamloops Community Football.
For more information, do online to www.kamloops.ca/events/bclionsfanfest.shtml.