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Williams Lake Royal Purple shares plans for May events

The volunteer organization has a lot going on in May in our community

The Royal Purple Society’s Darlene Doucette presented to Williams Lake city council at their regular meeting on April 30.

Doucette is the secretary/treasurer for the Williams Lake Royal Purple and she was sharing out information on some upcoming events the group is organizing.

The local chapter is part of the Canadian Royal Purple which is a volunteer organization dedicated to brain injury awareness and prevention. They were originally formed from Elks of Canada, but became independent in 2014.

Royal Purple Week begins on May 12 and so several local members will be helping at the Lions Club Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 12 at the Save On Foods Parking Lot.

They will also be selling 50/50 raffle tickets in support of KidSport in Williams Lake at the market at the same location on May 12. KidSport provides support to ensure all youth are able to participate in sports activities by sponsoring registration and purchasing equipment.

On May 19, the organization will be checking helmets at the Williams Lake Bike Rodeo at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, where multiple organizations will be helping get kids ready for biking season.

The Women’s Contact Society on May 26 will have their Children’s Festival in Boitanio Park, which the Royal Purple will be setting up a booth at to do face painting. The same day, the group will also be hosting a Walk, Bike, Run, Wheel fundraising event in Boitanio Park in support of BC Brain Injury. At 2:30 p.m, walkers, riders, rollers and runners can participate for prizes and goodie bags.

At the end of May, the BC Royal Purple Association will also be in Williams Lake for their 30th annual general meeting and conference as well. The three-day event kicks off on Friday, May 24 then continues with meetings on May 25 and 26 before the fundraiser event on May 26.

To be a part of the event, receive a pledge sheet by email or find out more about Royal Purple, message

BC Brain Injury Association Executive Director Janelle Breese Biagioni will present just before the walk, bike, run, wheel event.

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Ruth Lloyd

About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

I moved back to my hometown of Williams Lake after living away and joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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