After the formal ceremonies at the museum this morning The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin’s 25th anniversary Heritage Festival continues this afternoon in Boitanio Park.
The fun includes free cake at noon, games and activities, artisan demonstrations and musical entertainment, and a community picnic with vendors on site.
Leslie Ross opened the musical afternoon from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Tiller’s Folly is on stage from 1:35 to 2:35 p.m. and again from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.
Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat is on stage from 12:40 to 1:25 p.m. and again from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Flannel Roots is on stage from 3:40 to 4:10 p.m.
Free tours of the museum are also being offered in the museum at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Borland Street all afternoon.
Several people attending the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin’s 25th anniversary ceremony and plaque unveiling this morning got into the spirit of the day by dressing in pioneer and heritage dress.
During the formal anniversary ceremonies and plaque unveiling Master of ceremonies and Williams Lake Band Coun. Rick Gilbert recalled some history of early Williams Lake and First Nations people in the area and introduced the guest speakers and presenters with little stories and some humorous anecdotes.