Chamber Networking Social @ Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Economic Development

Registration is required

Celebrate and connect at the November Chamber Social with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Business and Economic Development at 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way.

The Chamber Social is taking place in the C.L.C Assembly Hall. This is located through the main entrance on the 2nd floor of the Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) Building. Unfortunately, the KIRS is not accessible for those with mobility issues. There are two small sets of stairs (approx.. 13 steps) leading into the venue. Washrooms are located nearby on the same floor – no stairs needed.

For those wondering about directions and parking, please see below for two maps.

In addition to the social, there are two opportunities to tour the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Tours are offered at $20 per person, please register separately at the links and more information below:

Tour #1 – Wednesday, November 1, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Tour #2 – Thursday, November 2, 9:00am – 10:30am

The Kamloops Indian Residential School was operational from 1923 to 1978 and was once the largest residential school in Canada with over 500 students attending in the 1950’s. On this tour you will walk through the school building including the kitchen, dining hall, and sleeping quarters. The tour guides share historical photos and stories about what life was like for children who attended the school throughout the decades.

This tour is not accessible to people with mobility issues. There are 93 stairs in this tour, so please wear appropriate shoes.

Tour cost: $20/pp

Duration: 90 mins

Tours will start from the white tent, beside the monument, outside the residential school. Please arrive on time.

As a Kamloops & District Chamber Member, you are part of a thriving and dynamic business community. Similar to you, these entrepreneurs, disruptors, innovators, colleagues and friends have been diligently working on shaping their businesses and are looking to connect and grow their brands.

Chamber Socials are a prime opportunity for members (and those looking at possibly becoming a member) to socialize and learn about others within the local community. These proactive social events are focused on connecting our community in-person and online – Let’s celebrate our hosts.

Take pictures, use the #KamBiz hashtag, get featured and connect with fellow members in our business community. Be sure to use the hashtag #KamBiz when posting (and bring your business card to win some great prizes). See you there!

Chamber Social Details:
Date | Wednesday, November 1,  2023
Time | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location | Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Economic Development – At the Residential School Building, 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way

Optional tour #1 – register here

Option tour #2 – register here

Future members can attend socials twice for a drop in fee of $10

Directions to Kamloops Indian Residential School:


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The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk'emlups Te Secwepemc within Secwepemc'ulucw, the traditional territory of the Secwepemc people. We are honored to live and work and play on this land and acknowledge the complicated history and humbly move forward in a spirit of collaboration and gratitude.