The annual Stampede Karaoke Contest takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 starting tonight, June 3. Sign in is at 7:30 p.m. and the warm up is at 8 p.m. Follow-up dates are on Fridays, June 10, 17 and 24. Five semi-finalists from this contest will compete for the title at the Let R’ Buck Saloon during Stampede.
Strawberry Tea: The Royal Purple are hosting the annual Strawberry Tea for seniors on Wednesday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elks Hall. All seniors are welcome.
B.C. High School Rodeo Finals: The BC High School Rodeo Finals are being held in Williams Lake from June 9-12, 2011 and it is the first time in the history of high school rodeo in B.C. (since 1969) that Williams Lake will host the event.
Lobster boil: Sacred Heart Church is hosting a lobster boil on Saturday, June 11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at United Carpet, REMAX and Sacred Heart School. Call Katie at 250-398-7987.
Harvest Fair auction: The 11th Annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair Garden Auction is Thursday, June 9 at 95 Eagle Crescent in Westridge with bedding plants, trees, shrubs and more. Registration is at 6:30 p.m.
Pedal by the Puddle: The Williams Lake Cycling Club hosts the fourth annual Pedal by the Puddle on Sunday, June 12. The race features an enduro format, and is designed to be a fun experience for any rider looking to participate
A course map is posted online at the event’s website, along with registration information. Visit www.pedalbythepuddle.com.
Carriage rides for seniors: The Cariboo Draft Horse and Driving Club will host horse-drawn rides for seniors on June 12 starting from the Seniors’ Village.
Stampede Queen contestant riding finals: The contestants will participate in the horsemanship finals judging on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds.
Canadian Idol finalist performs here: Shane Wiebe, a 2004 Canadian Idol finalist, and his wife Karen are coming to Williams Lake on June 28 and will be in concert at Cariboo Bethel Church starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but a free-will offering is encouraged.
Garden and quilt tour: The Williams Lake Garden Club and Cariboo Piecemakers Quilting Club are presenting the Quilts and Flowers Garden Tour Saturday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Children under age six are free. Only 200 tickets are available at Ibea’s Quilt Shop, The Open Book, and New World Coffee and Tea House. Proceeds go to Scout Island Nature Centre and Hough Memorial Cancer Society. Contact Gerry Gebert at 250-297-0192.