Lots to do in Williams Lake

It's a busy weekend in Williams Lake with activities for all ages at the Indoor Rodeo, as well as the quilt show.

Gustafson’s Cowboy Carnival

One of the fun family friendly events at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo today is the Gustafson’s Cowboy Carnival which is free for kids under age 10.

The event runs from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. this morning, April 17 in the large arena at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

Kids will have the opportunity to try their hand at roping, riding and other games, watch the special guest magician Clint Gray, and meet the clown Dennis Halstead.

Indoor Rodeo

The indoor rodeo runs tonight with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, and Sunday April 19 the doors open at noon and the rodeos start at 1 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday the Lions Club will be serving up breakfast in the small arena from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Advance tickets are available at the rodeo office in Boitanio Mall.

Dance with Akimbo tonight

Tonight the band Akimbo will perform at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo dance at the Cariboo Memorial Complex starting at 9 p.m. tonight.

Akimbo is a classic rock and country band including Dale Doiron on drums and vocals, Kim Durban on guitar and vocals, Earl Green on guitar and vocals, Jim LeClair on bass and vocals. Advance tickets are available at the rodeo office in Boitanio Mall.

Lee Dinwoodie rocks Indoor rodeo barn dance

Canadian country star Lee Dinwoodie will be rocking the dance floor at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Barn Dance Saturday night at the Cariboo Memorial Complex with selections from his hit albums Personally and Rewind and more.

Raise on the family farm in Lavoy, Alberta, the youngest of six children, Dinwoodie started writing songs at age 15 when his mother gave him his first guitar and continued his career with performances at BC Country Music Week, CBC television’s Tommy Hunter Show and in Nashville.

Advance tickets are available at the rodeo office in Boitanio Mall.

Quilt show

The Cariboo Piecemakers  quilt club will be hosting a very special quilt show,this Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Jean Andersen Memorial Quilt Show honours one of the founders of this club which has been active in the city for more than 30 years.

The show will feature a wide variety of quilts, vendors carrying quilting supplies, an antique sewing machine display, hands-on quilting demonstrations, plus an in-show raffle, door prizes and a concession.

Admission is $3 with net proceeds going to fund the club’s community projects.

Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Vaisakhi

Guru Nanak Sikh Temple will celebrate Vaisakhi Friday, April 17 to 19. Reading of the holy book will begin on Friday evening. On Saturday there will be a parade at 4 p.m. leaving from the old Glendale Trading Store on Mackenzie Avenue and proceeding to the temple.

“We will have snacks and chai and then raise the flag at 5:30 p.m.,” said society director Mohinder Saini.

On Sunday morning, at 10 a.m. reading of the holy book will be completed, followed by singers from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Nature centre banquet

Given needed time to prepare food for he event, the last day to purchase tickets for the annual Scout Island Nature Centre fundraising banquet coming up on Friday April 24 at St. Andrew’s United Church is on Monday.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for kids under 16 and available at The Open Book.