Celebrating 50 Years of the TNRD



Weekly Trivia Question












The TNRD is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. To commemorate this milestone, the TNRD will be holding local community events, having contests and sharing news and information about the TNRD throughout the year.


Our anniversary is a great opportunity for residents and property owners to get involved, tell us what works and how we can improve.  It is also an opportunity for the TNRD to look back over these past 50 years to share our history and our accomplishments.




The TNRD was incorporated and held its first Board meeting on November 24, 1967. The provincial objective in creating regional districts was to more efficiently and economically deliver services to unincorporated areas of the province on a local, sub-regional and regional basis.  In general terms, a regional district’s role is to provide (a) regional governance and services for the region as a whole, (b) a political forum for representation of its residents and communities and (c) a vehicle for advancing the interests of the region as a whole.


In 1968, regional hospital districts were created as co-terminus with the regional district.


In 1967, the TNRD was made up of the following areas:

In 2017, the TNRD is made up the following areas:

  • Village of Ashcroft
  • Village of Cache Creek
  • Village of Clinton
  • City of Kamloops
  • Village of Lytton
  • Town of Merritt
  • Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M and N


  • Village of Ashcroft
  • District of Barriere
  • Village of Cache Creek
  • Village of Chase
  • District of Clearwater
  • Village of Clinton
  • City of Kamloops
  • District of Logan Lake
  • Village of Lytton
  • Town of Merritt
  • Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality
  • Electoral Areas A, B, E, I, J,  L, M, N, O & P


Copy of 1967 Letters Patent


The first functions undertaken by the TNRD included land use planning, building and plumbing regulations, street lighting, fire protection and mosquito control.


Today the TNRD operates more than 120 separate services.  In addition to those listed above, the TNRD also delivers services for refuse, recycling, water, sewer, parks, trails and 9-1-1 just to name a few.




Throughout 2017, the TNRD will carry out a number of interactive contests that we hope will interest members of the public. 


Trivia Contest

We will pose a weekly trivia question with a prize awarded each month to one of the respondents who has answered one of that month’s trivia questions correctly.  On November 24th, the names of all of the respondents who have correctly answered a trivia question throughout the year will be entered into a draw for a 50th anniversary celebration prize. 


Short Story Contest

From April 1st to May 31st, the TNRD will accept submissions for short stories featuring an aspect of the TNRD – this could be a location, an event or a person from history.  The maximum length of a story will be 1,000 words and it can be any genre (examples: autobiographical, science fiction, mystery, etc.).  A waiver form must be submitted with each entry allowing for the release of the names and publishing of the submission on the TNRD website and other promotion.



Prizes will be awarded in each of the following age groups:

Up to 12 years old

13 to 20 years old

21 years and older 

Contest details



Colouring Contest

From July 1st to August 31st, the TNRD will accept colouring contest submissions at each of its libraries.  Colouring sheets and crayons will be provided at each of the libraries.  Prizes will be awarded in each of the following age groups:

Up to 5 years old

6 to 9 years old

10  to 12 years old 


Contest details


Photo Contest

From Sept 1st to October 31st, the TNRD will accept photos taken in the TNRD of nature/scenery and people.  Submissions will be accepted during those dates in JPG or JPEG format with a size between 4 MB and 10 MB.  A waiver form must be submitted with each entry allowing for the release of the names and photos on the TNRD website and other promotions.  Entries will become the property of the TNRD.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Up to 17 years old       each category

18 years and older      each category

Overall best photo


Contest details




We invite you to celebrate the TNRD’s 50th anniversary at events throughout the regional district starting on October 10th .  We welcome you to join us at a library location near you to meet your TNRD director and TNRD staff.  Refreshments will be served.


List of dates and location



 Watch this space for news and details.  We will engage with our residents and property owners, introduce our services to those who may not know what the TNRD does and take the opportunity to celebrate our successes.  We are hoping to increase our profile and connect with residents through rotating events, contests and a dedicated webpage.