Business excellence awards banquet coming up

Chamber business excellence awards banquet coming up.

TRU Gala

That’s Amore is the theme for the 19th annual  Business Excellence Awards banquet and auction coming up on Saturday, March 8.

The event is hosted by the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and sponsored this year by Community Futures Cariboo-Chilcotin.

Nominations closed Feb. 7 and numerous nominees were subsequently announced in categories such as greatest Improvement, newsmaker, community booster, manufacturer and other awards of the year. To reserve a ticket call 250-392-5025.

International Women’s Day

The Women’s Contact Society will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a  film, discussion and dessert night. The film Miss Representation written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power.

The event takes place Saturday, March 8 at the TRU cafeteria in Williams Lake starting at 5:30 p.m. To register call Ashlee Turatus at 250-392-4118.

Urinetown The Musical begins three week run

March 19 The Studio Theatre’s production Urinetown the Musical written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis and directed by Jay Goddard will be on stage March 19 to 22, March 26 to 29 and April 2 to 5. with performances at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at The Open Book, AboutFace Photography, and First Editions.

Neil Diamond tribute

Diamond Forever, A Celebration of Neil Diamond  with Jason Scott takes place Saturday, March, 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the legion hall.

Tickets are $20 and available at the legion. Call 250-392-4255 for more information. Snacks and appetizers will be available for order.

Be Wild spring break theme

Be Wild is the theme for spring break activities for kids at Scout Island March 19 to 21.

The program for children ages 6 to 13 will have participants outside exploring, playing games and having adventures every day between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Each of the three days has a different theme.

To register call 250-398-8532 or email