BC Lions FanFest 2014

As the BC Lions wrap up another successful training camp—the fifth straight year Kamloops has hosted them—they, as always, returned the favour by hosting their fans for a shindig at the Tournament Capital Centre.

Sunday, June 8 was this edition of FanFest, where football fans got to mix and mingle with the players and coaching staff they’ll be watching on the field during the upcoming CFL season, and they turned out in droves to do so.

There were shirts, jerseys and other gear to be bought, food and drink to be had, kids faces to be painted, music and celebration in abundance, and, most importantly for some, autographs to gather.

The City of Kamloops is currently in negotiations to host the team’s training camp into the future, so if that process goes well we’ll have this annual gathering to look forward to for years to come.

Leo and the rest of the Lions organization would like to thank YOU, Kamloops, for hosting their training camp for the past five years. -Mike Davies/The Omega

Leo and the rest of the Lions organization would like to thank YOU, Kamloops, for hosting their training camp for the past five years. -Mike Davies/The Omega

A young fan awaits the players' arrival with his ball ready for signing. -Mike Davies/The Omega

A young fan awaits the players’ arrival with his ball ready for signing. -Mike Davies/The Omega

General Manager (and Lions legend) Wally Buono mingled with fans and stopped to sign a few autographs, as well. -Mike Davies/The Omega

General Manager (and Lions legend) Wally Buono mingled with fans and stopped to sign a few autographs, as well. -Mike Davies/The Omega

Dynamic kick-return duo Tim Brown and Stefan Logan (recently back from the NFL) talk ball during the warmup before practice. -Mike Davies/The Omega

Dynamic kick-return duo Tim Brown and Stefan Logan (recently back from the NFL) talk ball during the warmup before practice. -Mike Davies/The Omega