Complex canteen contract renewed for second run

The proprietors of Karen’s Place Holdings will continue to operate the canteen at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

A two-year contract, effective June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2016 was renewed with Karen’s Place by the Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee.

“We’re excited. We love to do it,” proprietor Ray Brown said.

Normally the canteen is open from September through May, with the Indoor Rodeo being the last event, unless there’s something planned, such as this year’s city birthday celebration held May 3.

When asked about the eating habits of the people who frequent the canteen Brown chuckled.

“I’ve been asked if I can make fries and gravy at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. I can, but I don’t like to say that because it’s not a good nutritional breakfast.”

During the week Brown runs the canteen on his own and on the weekends hires local students.

His biggest customers are minor hockey, figure skating, the swim club, complex staff, lacrosse and the Stampeders Hockey Club and its fans.

“Everyone who uses the arena supports us,” Brown said.

“We are looking forward to the next season.”

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