News

Heritage speaker circle relives days gone by

This historical image of the Williams Lake Stampede, then called the Cariboo Stampede, taken in the 1920s certainly contrasts how the Stampede Grounds look today. The Heritage Speaker Circle is organzing an event June 29 at the museum which will see long-time local residents telling stories from the past. - Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin
This historical image of the Williams Lake Stampede, then called the Cariboo Stampede, taken in the 1920s certainly contrasts how the Stampede Grounds look today. The Heritage Speaker Circle is organzing an event June 29 at the museum which will see long-time local residents telling stories from the past.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin

Locals will be bringing the past alive during an event at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Stampede weekend.

The City of Williams Lake’s Heritage Advisory Committee in conjunction with Cariboo Regional District’s Heritage Steering Committee and the museum are organizing a speaker circle on Sunday, June 29 at 1 p.m.

The Heritage Speaker Circles gives attendees the opportunity to hear long time residents tell stories about their life experiences in Williams Lake’s earlier years.

The organizers are honoured to have speakers Susan Hance, Ken Johnson, Ed and Midori Kozuki and Karen Piffko who will share their stories about the 1950s and 60s.

This event will be held during the Stampede weekend and will offer residents and visitors the chance to learn more about who the people of the Cariboo Chilcotin are.

Last year the first Heritage Speaker Circle was very well attended by 60 to 70 people and organizers are expecting as many this year.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Swift honoured for teaching excellence
 
New minister visits local TRU campus
 
Mt. Timothy Apres Ski Party dances into the New Year
CHSS presenting a tale of love ... and piracy
 
No support for access road: Council decides that Trail’s request is a ‘conflict of interest’
 
Women well represented as Liberal candidates in upcoming federal election in the Okanagan
Annual Wine and Dine Thompson-Okanagan event kicks off
 
Lake Country school trustee Deb Butler says school district should take more time on catchment issue
 
Freeski athletes shred RED

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.