Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6
Williams Lake High School Rodeo
The Williams Lake High School Rodeo Club is hosting its annual rodeo this weekend Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 in the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds.
The B.C. High School Rodeo Finals will be held June 9 to 11, also at the Stampede Grounds.
Friday, May 4
Heart and Stroke fundraiser
Curves is hosting a hot dog and bake sale Friday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WLCBIA parking lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Oliver Street.
The event is a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride coming to the lakecity on June 5.
Saturday, May 5
The Springhouse 4-H Club will have a petting zoo set up at Save On Foods parking lot Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
will also be selling beef on a bun to raise funds for their club
Saturday, May 5
The Cariboo Festival 2012 Honours Concert takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cariboo Bethel Church.
Performances will be given, awards will be presented and delegates to the provincial festival taking place May 27 to 31 in Nanaimo will be announced.
Monday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Planting it Right
Terri Smith from Roads End Farms will be at the Potato House to teach people how to plant, the tricks of the trade, soil care and more. Drop in anytime to play along, and feel free to bring seeds/seedlings to stick in the ground. There may also be time to set up a drip line watering system for the property at this event.
The planting takes place at the Potato House at 49 Borland St.
Thursday, May 10
Maranatha Christian School invites the community to their fundraising carnival on Thursday, May 10 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at 1278 Lakeview Cres. above McDonald’s. There will be food, fun and games for all.
Friday, May 11
Louisiana Hayride in Story and Song
Music of the Louisiana Hayride in Story and Song will be presented at the Gibraltar Room Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The event will feature songs from legendary performers including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Rodger Miller, and Faron Young.
“The Louisiana Hayride was a live radio show, broadcast over KWKH Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana and ran successfully from 1948 to 1960,” says the event’s promo, which adds that the radio show was instrumental in establishing the careers of many famous artists. “Our rendition in story and song takes you back to those days and that live radio show. Find out why Roy Orbison wore dark sunglasses and where and when the phrase, ‘Elvis has left the building” was first spoken. Great stories, great songs.”
The show will be performed by William Brookfield, Gil Risling, Mike Melnichuk, Andrea Anderson, and Patrick Ryley.
The show is written, produced, and hosted by Lori Risling, and presented by Classic Concert Series.
Tickets are available at Willie’s Western Wear. Call 250-392-7222. Cash only.
For more information, call 250-833-0033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 13
The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society and Red Shreds have partnered to fix used bicycles and give them a new life with a child in our community who does not own a bicycle.
The bicycles will be available at the bike rodeo on Sunday, May 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Contact the Conservation Society at 250-398-7929 to reserve your bike.
Thursday, May 17
Harvest Fair auction
The Williams Harvest Fair’s 12th annual garden auction Thru the Barn Door takes place Thursday, May 17 this year at Cariboo GM on Mackenzie Avenue. (Service Drive).
Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m.
As in past years there will be all sorts of wonderful gardening supplies on the auction block including bedding plants, hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, re-purposed doors and a quilt from the Cariboo Piecemakers quilting club.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be available.
Tuesday, May 22
Duct tape wallets
Duct tape can be used for just about anything, including arts and crafts.
On Tuesday, May 22 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 can go to the Williams Lake library to learn how to make their own duct-tape rose and belt.
The event, presented by the Williams Lake library and the Youth Advisory Council, is free and runs from 4 to 6 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Williams Lake & District Credit Union.
Wednesday, May 30
The Cariboo Regional District Library, Williams Lake Branch presents The Hole Story on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
The free showing of the 52-minute documentary takes place in the library program room.
“The vast territories of northern Quebec and Ontario contain a wealth of mineral resources,” says the film’s promo. “For more than 100 years, they have been controlled by private companies governed by Canada’s amazingly anachronistic Mining Act, which takes precedence over all legislation.
“This film tells the story of how these resources have been exploited, and the battles they have provoked.”