Polar Bear Swim and other adventures coming up

The Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby Football Club hosts the 12th Annual Polar Bear Swim at Scout Island Sunday.

The Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby Football Club hosts the 12th Annual Polar Bear Swim at Scout Island Sunday.

Traditionally, brave souls from throughout the community take the plunge into the icy waters of Williams Lake.

The swim is the largest polar bear swim in B.C. outside the lower mainland. Last year’s swim was attended by around 300 people.

Event personnel will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe, along with providing hot beverages and snacks to all who attend. Warming trailers will be on site, also.

Registration goes at noon with the swim starting at 1 p.m.

Annual New

Year’s Shoot

The Williams Lake Sportsmen Association hosts its annual New Year’s Day shoot. Weather permitting the event is the biggest shotgun shoot of the year for all levels. Start time is 10 a.m., and lunch is  available.


Saturday, Jan. 7

Saturday, Jan. 7 the Williams Lake Stampeders take on the Omineca Ice and attempt to cement a first-place spot in the Central Interior Hockey League East Division.


Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.



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