Kids Running for Kids run raffle

The local Kids Running for Kids group is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for their project to benefit the B.C. Children’s Hospital

The local Kids Running for Kids group is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for their project to benefit the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

The first prize is four VIP ticket packages to the Hedley concert in Prince George on Feb. 13, valued at $800.

Second prize is a 22-inch television with Blu-ray valued at $300.

Third prize is a $200 Save On Foods gift card.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

The draw date is Feb.  8. Tickets can be purchased at Caribou Ski, Cariboo Aesthetic Laser Clinic, Wildwood Foods and the Water Factory.

Kids Running For Kids is a group of about 75 youth ages six to 16   who will run relay style in five-kilometre segments from Williams Lake to Vancouver this summer to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital.

The group aims to raise $25,000 for the Children’s Hospital.

The run will start June 30 and finish on July 7.

Many of the children in the group have either used the hospital themselves or know others who have used the hospital.




Gospel sing-a-long Sunday




An interdenominational Gospel Music Sing-a-long will be held at the Evangelical Free Church on 11th Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 29 starting at 6:30 p.m.

There will be special music and participation by local churches with refreshments to follow.

The event is sponsored by seniors who like to sing.





community dinner




The Wildwood Community Association is having a pot-luck dinner at the Wildwood Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m.

There will be displays on the Disc Golf Project, the All Season Rink, and the upcoming Family Valentine’s Dance, as well as the fire department.

Everyone is welcome to participate.




Tuesday, Jan. 31

Eye health





Have you ever wondered if carrots really do improve your night vision, or if wearing someone else’s glasses can hurt your eyes? If you have been bothered with questions such as this and want to learn more about protecting your eyesight drop by the Williams Lake library on Tuesday, Jan. 31 where optometrist Dr. Averi Van Dam will give a free presentation on these and other common eye myths. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone.




Women’s society hosts information lunch




The Women’s Contact Society and Shopper’s Drug Mart are hosting a free presentation on emotional health on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Women’s Contact Society meeting room.

Among topics addressed will be defining stress, anxiety disorders, non-drug and medical options, and lifestyles modifications.

A free lunch will be provided.  Reservations are required by Friday, Feb. 3 by calling the Women’s Contact Society at 250-392-4118.






round one




The Williams Lake Stampeders square off for game two and, if necessary, game three of its first round Central Interior Hockey League playoff series against the Houston Luckies on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5. There is a possibility that these game times may change, however, due to a scheduling conflict at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

Game one is in Houston Jan. 28.




Men’s basketball





Martin Kruus and members of the Williams Lake Men’s Basketball League are organizing a men’s basketball tournament in Williams Lake for the weekend of Feb. 25-26 and are looking for teams from anywhere in the region, from Prince George to Kamloops, to attend.

Teams will be guaranteed at least three games and the tournament will be held at Columneetza secondary. Registration will be about $250 to $300 per team or about $30 per player. For more information contact Kruus at or at 250-392-6664.