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For regular long-time readers of The Tribune this is a follow-up story — a sequel of sorts.
Life is a challenging gig where the only constant seems to be change, though often (in a democracy) we can direct change by popular vote. Sometimes we do it (vote) by heart and don’t fully engage enough of our minds. We don’t always think the issue through carefully enough, or look far enough into the future before deciding on an action.
Bored, nothing to do?
This week promises to be the best one of the summer thus far, with several sequential days of sunshine and warmth, and Cariboo farmers are out hustling through their fields, knocking down everything in sight.
Chief Fred Robbins of the Esketemc First Nation had nothing but praise for the people of Esk’et who took on the immense challenge of being the host-community for the 2011 Secwepemc Gathering.
It’s still raining in the Cariboo.
The popularity of the Ranch Challenge Competition within the Williams Lake Stampede continues to grow with contestants and spectators alike, so it wasn’t a real surprise when 11 teams paid the $100 entry fee to compete in this year’s challenge.
Congratulations to all the local competitors who took part in the Ranch Challenge competition last weekend during the Williams Lake Stampede.
Several deep heartfelt sighs, a brief phone conversation to commiserate (analyze where it all went wrong) goodbye, good night.
A luncheon was held recently in the playground area of the Esketemc First Nation Day Care & Headstart to introduce a new book titled; Who Am I?
For the first time in its more than 40-year history as a high school sport in British Columbia; the B.C. High School Rodeo year-end Finals were held in Williams Lake and the top 24 qualifiers (12- North, 12-South) began rolling into town as early as Thursday afternoon.
The BC High School Rodeo Finals (BCHSRF) begin today with a couple of events that are an integral part of the High School Finals weekend but not always held during the regular competitive portion of the rodeo.
I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of the B.C. High School Rodeo Finals competitors (families) who will be in town (starting today) for the last event in the B.C. High School Rodeo season; it’s a huge weekend in their young lives.
The BC High School Rodeo Finals are being held in Williams Lake from June 9-12, 2011 and it is the first time in the history of high school rodeo in B.C. (since 1969) that we will be hosting the event.
Competing and contesting in a sport where you have to pay an entry fee seems to bring out the will to try harder in most people; the sport of rodeo — even more so as the competitors usually bear all of the expenses involved themselves.
Well, a lot of wishin’ and hopin’ and a little prayin’ seems to be a working formula as our hockey team advances ever farther down the trail to the ultimate ride’s end — hoisting the Stanley Cup (notice that we never touched that piece of silver Tuesday night)!
Mostly in life, you get what you pay for and that holds true for both goods and services.
Members of the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association sub-committee carrying the title of public affairs and education had an idea, a few years ago, to promote fine dining with beef as the main entrée and to provide support to a local charity at the same time.
Good job — if ‘plan A’ was for the Vancouver Canucks franchise to fill (sell) as many playoff seats as possible, for the maximum number of games — they have executed on target so far.
The city streets are extra-populated with folks in cowboy hats as we welcome visitors to the 74th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale and the 21st annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo.