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Upcoming events guide for Williams Lake includes Don Alder concert

Lots happening around Williams Lake in coming weeks
Don Alder will be in Williams Lake for Stampede Weekend, doing a concert Friday, June 30 at St. Andrew’s United Church. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society Yard Sale

June 24

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Glendale School. Furniture, clothing and more.

Fast Fox Trail Race

June 24

Trail run hosted by the Cariboo Run Crew. Start and finish at the Tourism Discovery Centre with distances of 15 km starting at 8 a.m. and five km starting 8:30 a.m. Register in advance at Tasco Supplies or online with the QR code from the Cariboo Run Crew Facebook page or website.

Portraits From a Fire

June 27 , 28

A special presentation of the film Portraits from a Fire at Paradise Cinemas at 4:45 p.m. both days. Director Trevor Mack said he feels the film is a reminder of how the Tl’etinqox community can rally together under a singular vision.

“Our people are proud to see and share a story we created that is about healing, forgiveness, and compassion,” Mack said. “It’s not everyday you get to see the people you know on the big screen, so we want to keep sharing that experience with our people, and with the people of Williams Lake.”

Rick Hansen reception

June 29

Everyone is invited to a reception for hometown hero Rick Hansen at the Tourism Discovery Centre beginning at 3:30 p.m. There will be music performed by Don Alder and the Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers and guests, cake and the opportunity to view some Rick Hansen memorabilia.

95th Annual Williams Lake Stampede

June 29 to July 2

First event kicks off Thursday, 6:50 p.m. in the grandstands, featuring bull riding, mountain race, wild horse race and wild cowgirls race.

The first rodeo goes Friday, 5:30 p.m., second rodeo Saturday at 1:45 p.m. and third rodeo Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Starting Friday there will be breakfasts served 7 a.m. FreschCo and Save-on-Foods, 11 a.m. at the legion and infield concession stand all day.

The legion will host steak nights on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Guitarist Don Alder concert

June 30

World champion guitarist Don Alder will be to his hometown for the Williams Lake Stampede and for a couple performances.

He will be play during a reception for Rick Hansen at the Visitors Information Centre Thursday, June 29 and will do a concert at St. Andrew’s United Church on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

Admission by donation with complimentary goodies supplied.

Williams Lake Rustlers Rugby

July long weekend

The Rustlers will host out-of-teams for a touranment up at the Ottoman Rugby Fields.

Thunder Mountain Speedway

June 30, July 1

Stampede Hit-to-Pass, Smoke Show, and King of the Hill racing at 6 p.m. Friday and Stampede Racing, All Class Invitational and 2023 Tri-City Race Series Saturday, 5 p.m.

Stampede Parade

July 1

The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Williams Lake.

Potato House Summer Street Fest

July 1

There will be a food fair, vendor market, DJ, Dance Dome and face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Second Avenue between Borland Street and Sandtronics.

Kit and Kaboodle Kids Talent Show

For children seven and under, everyone is encouraged to join for a chance to win fantastic prizes. It takes place on the stage at MBO. Contact 250-398-5121 or to sign up for a 10-minute slot.

Canada Day

July 1

The city is hosting a Canada Day celebration at Kiwanis Park beginning at 2 p.m. There will be a DJ, cake pops, face painting, bouncy castles, fun games, giveways and a mechanical bull.

Monica Lamb-Yorski

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A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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