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UPDATE: Events coming up in Williams Lake May and into June

Some of what we know is taking place in the next couple of weeks
Eva Navrot, on left, holds an emergency preparedness book for seniors, in front of a flag for the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with Sandra Abbott, a senior who appreciates the services offered at the Seniors Activity Centre June 15. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune) Eva Navrot, on left, holds an emergency preparedness book for seniors, in front of a flag for the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with Sandra Abbott, a senior who appreciates the services offered at the Seniors Activity Centre. An event on June 15 is aimed at sharing information on supports in the community for seniors. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Public Works Open House

May 27

Bring the entire family between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for fun-filled activities at the public works yard. There will be equipment rides, photo opportunities, interactive equipment displays, flower planting, refreshments and more. City works yard is located at 555 Second Ave. North.

Spring Barn Dance

May 27

The Onward Ranch is hosting a Spring Barn Dance featuring Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy and local musicians. Doors at 6 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m., tickets $10 at the door, and cash concession.

Lakers Car Club 27th Annual

Spring Round Up

May 27 and 28

The popular event will return in downtown Williams Lake featuring cars from around the Cariboo.

On Saturday, May 27 registration begins at 11 a.m. at the Tourism Discovery Centre followed by a poker run from noon to 3 p.m.

The popular cruise departs from the Tourism Discovery Centre at 4 p.m. heading toward Williams Lake along Highway 97.

Sunday’s Show and Shine starts at 10 a.m. and similar to last year will be held on Oliver Street near First Avenue and along First Avenue for two blocks.

Canadian Rangers Open House

May 27

Meet your local Canadian Armed Forces Reserve members at the Alexis Creek Community Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See what they do. Free coffee and doughnuts.

Big Lake Community Garage Sale

May 27

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Lake Heritage Site off Pritchard Road grab a garage sale map, mini donuts, water and coffee, burger, or a hot dog.

McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department community garage sale and flea market

May 27

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McLeese Lake Hall you can stop in and get your guide to community sales, as well as take in the flea market.

Williams Lake Children’s Festival

May 28

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boitanio Park

Women’s Contact Society is hosting this free family event to showcase organizations and businesses while providing a children’s activity.

Hike for Hospice

May 28

1-3 p.m. at Scout Island Nature Centre. Hike to help raise money and awareness for the Williams Lake Hospice Society which supports community members and their families with end-of-life and bereavement care.

Cross Canada Fiddle Evening of Music, Food & Stories

May 28

The Historic Onward Ranch is hosting a fundraiser performance to help raise money towards the Cariboo Chilcotin Fiddle Society trip to Nova Scotia. Doors at 6 p.m., tickets are $20 and include food and are available at the Open Book and via the Facebook event page. Fiddlers Gordon Stobbe and JJ Guy will be performing a special show for the event, and both are members of the Order of Canada and North American Fiddle Hall of Fame recipients.

Sunset DH Bike Race Series

May 30, June 13, June 27

The May 23 event was delayed due to weather and will instead by May 30. Entry is $5 and registration will take place starting at 5 p.m. at the Tourism Discovery Centre on Broadway. Mountain bikes, helmets required and participants must be members of the Williams Lake Cycling Club. Memberships can be purchased at:

Critical Mass Bike Ride & Walk Event

June 2

Leaving from Spirit Square, riders, walkers and rollers meet up at 5 p.m. for a fun, friendly event to celebrate getting out and riding, rolling or walking through our community. Free and open to everyone.

38th Annual Big Lake Fishing Derby

Jun 2, 3, 4

Fishing derby, dance, prizes, and beer garden. Registration is $15 per adult, $10 per seniors, and $5 for children on Friday, $25 per adult $20 per senior, $10 per child under 12 for Saturday.

Williams Lake Fire Department Open House

June 3

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 230 Hodgson Road, there will be hot dogs and smokies, live demonstrations, a dunk tank and bouncy castle.

Swing into Golf Tournament

June 3

The sixth annual golf tournament by the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce. 10 a.m. start, $100 per person, sign up at the Tourism Discovery Centre or 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the event.

Mud Puddle Run

June 4

Starting from the Ross Road parking lot on Fox Mountain, the event will offer a five-kilometre family run and a 10 km competitive route. Check-in starts t 9:30 a.m. and race begins at 10 a.m. Children are $5 to enter, $10 youth, $15 for adults and $20 for a family of four.

Kidney Walk 2023 in Williams Lake

June 4

This year’s event will start at the RC Cotton Park at 10 a.m. Participants sign up as either individual participants or as a team and seek pledges to benefit the Kidney Foundation.

A Tribute to Paul Simon

June 10

A Horsefly Community Club Fundraiser event featuring Paul Simon songs performed by long list of local musicians. Dean Baumann, Jen Charters, Brandon Hoffman, Jenny Howell, Tanja Iwan, Cornelius Iwan, Devin Kroeger, Brent Morton, Ciel Patenaude, Cole Patenaude, Pharis Romero, Jason Romero, Mike Tudor, and more.

All ages event beginning at 7 p.m., tickets are available at Clarke’s General Store and the Open Book, $20 per person, under 12 are free.

Elder Abuse and

Neglect Awareness Event

June 15

Seniors Recreation Centre at 176 N 4th Avenue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free coffee, sweets and information on services for seniors.

Fox Fest mountain bike event

June 18

Family-friendly mountain biking event with free shuttles, fun for kids of all ages.

Participants must be members of the Williams Lake Cycling Club to ride shuttles. Event will be centred at the Tourism Discovery Centre on Broadway from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fast Fox Trail Race

June 24

Trail run event hosted by the Cariboo Run Crew. Start and finish at the Tourism Discovery Centre with distances of 15 km starting at 8 a.m. and five km starting at 8:30 a.m. Register in advance of Tasco Supplie or online with the QR code from their Facebook Page.

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