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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.

 

 

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