Avah Akeson takes a break halfway down the hill during a snowboarding lesson at Mt. Timothy Ski Area Sunday. This weekend the hill is hosting a Rail Jam competition on Saturday afternoon and on Monday

Avah Akeson takes a break halfway down the hill during a snowboarding lesson at Mt. Timothy Ski Area Sunday. This weekend the hill is hosting a Rail Jam competition on Saturday afternoon and on Monday

Family Day this weekend

Family Day Monday is a great opportunity for families in Williams Lake to share some time together.

Family Day Monday is a great opportunity for families in Williams Lake to share some time together, whether it be just hanging out watching movies, sharing a meal, or enjoying some recreational activities.

In honour of Family Day the City of Williams Lake is offering several free activities at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

There will be free skating on rink one from noon to 2 p.m. featuring lasers, music and lots of fun for all ages. The concession will be open and free skate rentals are available. The entire family can also enjoy free swimming, games and contests at Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool between 12 and 2 p.m.

Family Day will also be celebrated at Mt. Timothy Ski Area with a 50 per cent discount offered on all lift passes during the day.

B.C. is one of only five provinces to establish Family Day as a provincial holiday. The other provinces who celebrate Family Day are Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Since Family Day is not a federally established statutory holiday government employees work on Family Day including post office employees and public servants.