The Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip navigates gravel and paved roads and several bridges on its annual trip from Nemiah in the Chilcotin to the Williams Lake Stampede each June.

The Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip navigates gravel and paved roads and several bridges on its annual trip from Nemiah in the Chilcotin to the Williams Lake Stampede each June.

Dates set for Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip

The 2014 Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip will start in Nemiah Valley on June 20 and arrive at the Williams Lake Stampede on June 27.

The 2014 Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip dates have been set.

The group plans to start this year’s adventure in Nemiah Valley on June 20 and arrive at the Williams Lake Stampede on June 27.

The Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip committee announced the dates following their first meeting of the year Jan. 17.

The committee meets monthly until May then every week or two to ensure all details are finalized.

Supper and Loonie Auctions are also held monthly in the Xeni Gwet’in community to raise funds for the trip.

Donations for the loonie auctions are accepted and would be greatly appreciated.

There will also be a raffle with the draw date set for the June 27 arrival in Williams Lake.

First prize is a 15-inch saddle donated by Wayne and Annie William. Second prize is a saddle pad donated by Roger William.

Third prize is a 2014 Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip Jacket donated by Jimmy and June Lulua.   Raffle tickets are $5. each.

The group has also set up a Facebook page under Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip, where information will be available on the ride along with notices about upcoming fundraisers as well as registration forms.

Contacts for the wagon trip include Jimmy Lulua, Annie S. William, Roger William, Pamela Quilt, Gailene William, and Roy and Gwen Mulvahill.

For more information call Annie S. William toll free at 1-866-394-7023 extension 204.