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Health and Wellness

TRU Law supports the health and well-being of its student body with a variety of programs throughout the year. From weekly health and wellness tips to visits from the St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dogs to the Fitness Challenges held every November and March, a number of opportunities are available for students to assess and improve their work-life balance. At the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC), members have access to a lap pool, sauna and a fitness area with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as a variety of small group training and exercise classes, including yoga and spinning. Everyone in the TRU Law community is encouraged to stop by TRU Wellness Centre at OM 1482, where staff can provide information and resources about TRU wellness activities, student health insurance, and other wellness issues.

Wellness is more than just your physical health, exercise, and nutrition. At TRU Law, the 2016-2017 Health & Wellness Director, Sheldon Roussy, who was elected in October 2016, has encouraged all TRU Law students to develop an awareness of their social, emotional, physical, environmental, occupational, spiritual, and mental well-being. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to him as he’s always happy to chat with TRU Law students!

In September 2015, Derek LaCroix from the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC visited TRU Law to discuss some of the supportive resources that available to TRU Law students as members of the legal community. He provided great insight and information to the students. He also provided a great resource entitled “Strategies for Creating a Healthy Practice”. The easiest way to reach the Lawyer’s Assistance Program is to phone 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171. Someone will answer your call or you will be connected to a confidential voice message box. If you leave a message, they will return your call as soon as possible. The service is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, so there’s no need to worry about calling when the office is closed. Derek can also be reached at the LAP office or you can send a confidential email to Derek at Derek@lapbc.com.

There are several resources in Kamloops that are available to you for your Health and Wellness.  You can find some of them below:

TRU Campus Resources
Hospitals and First Aid
Drug Stores, Nutrition, Supplements
Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt
Gyms
Yoga
Golf Courses
Other Outdoor Activities
McArthur Park

TRU Resources

TRU Wellness Centre (OM 1482) 
The Wellness Centre offers on-to-one health and wellness planning sessions, health teaching and campus-wide health promotion events. Contact the Wellness Coordinator at (250) 828-5010 or ccorsi@tru.ca

TRU Health Services (OM 1463)
The physician is available to talk with you and provide appropriate referral or treatment options. Appointments can be made in person at OM1463 or by calling (250) 828-5126.
Hours*: 
Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:00pm 
Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm

TRU Counselling Department (OM 1651)
The counselling department has trained counsellors who are available to students for career, educational, personal and crisis counselling. Visits with counsellors are free and confidential. Appointments can be made by talking to the receptionist at OM 1651 or by calling (250) 828-5023.
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Campus Chaplaincy
A multi-faith chaplaincy on campus offers pastoral care to the university community: students, faculty and staff. They provide an operating model of multi-faith and ecumenical cooperation and respect. The chaplaincy acts as a theological resource, encouraging thoughtful reflection and dialogue. Please contact (250) 371-5940 for further information

TRU Sleep Clinic
Have you ever woken yourself from a sound sleep gasping, snorting or choking? You may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Contact the Sleep Clinic on campus at (250) 371-5952 to make an appointment for an assessment.

Hospital and First Aid

Non-Emergency Contacts in Kamloops

Ambulance: (250) 374-4411
Fire: (250) 372-5131
Police: (250) 828-3000

 

Hospitals & Walk-in Clinics in Kamloops

The Overlander Extended Care Hospital
Phone: (250) 554-2323
953 Southhill Street
Brocklehurst, BC

Royal Inland Hospital – Information
Phone: (250) 374-5111
311 Columbia Street,
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Urgent Care Clinic
Phone: 
(250) 371-4905
4-910 Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC

NorKam Healthcare Centre
Phone: (250) 376-9595
370 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, BC

Summit Medical Clinic
Phone: 
(250) 374-9800
5-1380 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC

Sun Peaks Health Centre
Phone: (250) 578-2014
3100 Creekside Way
Sun Peaks, BC

 

Drug Stores, Nutrition, and Supplements

Manshadi Pharmacy
Phone: (250) 372-2223
477 St Paul St
Kamloops, BC

Glover’s Medicine Centre Pharmacy
Phone: (250) 851-3131
Suite 10-1380 Summit Dr
Kamloops, BC

Health Foods

Nature’s Fare Markets
Phone: (250) 314-9560
1350 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC

Healthylife Nutrition Inc
Phone: (250) 828-6680
440 Victoria St
Kamloops, BC

Popeye’s Supplements
Phone: (250) 851-8514
1150 Hillside Dr #102
Kamloops, BC

 

Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt

Booster Juice
Phone: (250) 372-5842
105G – 1180 Columbia St W
Kamloops, BC

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
Phone: (778) 471-6111

 

Gyms

Tournament Capital Centre
Remember that you have free admission to the Canada Games swimming pool at TCC with your TRU Student U-Pass!
Phone: (250) 828-3655
910 McGill Rd
Kamloops, BC

YMCA-YWCA of Kamloops
Phone: (250) 372-7725
400 Battle St
Kamloops, BC

Ladies Only Fitness
Phone: (250) 374-1220
1055 Victoria St
Kamloops, BC

Natural Strength CrossFit
Phone: (250) 318-0672
961 Laval Crescent
Kamloops, BC

Yoga

Bikram Yoga Kamloops
Phone: (778) 470-4688
905 8 St
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Hot Yoga
Phone: (250) 374-7426
954 Laval Crescent
Kamloops, BC

Let’s Move Studio
Phone: (250) 372-9642
1201 Summit Dr #200
Kamloops, BC

Golf

Golf at Tobiano
Phone: (250) 373-2218
38 Holloway Dr,
Kamloops, BC

Golf the Dunes
Phone: (250) 579-3300
652 Dunes Dr
Kamloops, BC

Eaglepoint Golf Resort
Phone: (250) 573-2453
8888 Barnhartvale Rd
Kamloops, BC

Sun Rivers Golf Resort Community
Phone: (250) 828-9989
1000 Clubhouse Dr
Kamloops, BC

Rivershore Golf Links
Phone: (250) 573-4211
330 Rivershore Dr
Kamloops, BC

Pineridge Golf Course
Phone: (250) 573-4333
4725 Trans Canada Hwy E
Kamloops, BC

Outdoor Activities

Bike with the Kamloops Cycling Association

Cross Country Ski with the Overlander Ski Club: Stake Lake Nordic Centre
Phone: (250) 372-5514
Lac Le Jeune Rd,
Kamloops, BC

Go Fly Fishing with the Kamloops Fly Shop
Phone: (250) 377-0035
1415 Hillside Dr
Kamloops, BC

Try Rock Climbing with Cliffside Climbing Gym Ltd
(250) 372-0645
954 Laval Crescent
Kamloops, BC

Play Water Polo at the Canada Games Pool
Wednesdays 9pm-10pm
Phone: (250) 828-3655
910 McGill Rd
Kamloops, BC

McArthur Park

McArthur Island Park is home to many Kamloops sports and recreation facilities:
– Paved perimeter walkway/running path
– Variety of playing fields
– 14 ball diamonds
– 9-full sized soccer fields, 1 mini field
– 1 Olympic ice surface (100ft x 200ft) seating for 1,000
– Golf course & mini golf
– Indoor sports centre
– Parks/Picnic areas
– Lagoon
– Wild flora and fauna reserve
– BMX track
– Tennis courts
– Outdoor exercise equipment
– Walking trails & bicycle paths
– Skate park
– Lawn bowling