Entertainment dates to note

It may be stinky but it will be fun and filled with lots of music —The South Cariboo Garlic Festival in Lac La Hache this weekend, that is.

It may be stinky but it will be fun and filled with lots of music —The South Cariboo Garlic Festival in Lac La Hache this weekend, that is.

Here is a brief outline of all the fun with food and garlic vendors on site plus Billy Barker and Garlina mascots.

Saturday Aug. 23:

11 a.m. Candace Copely; 12 noon Garlic peeling and eating contest 14 and under; 1 p.m. garlic peeling and eating contest adults; 2 p.m. Point Blank; 3 p.m. Elvis Rocks.

Sunday Aug. 24: 9 a.m. church service; 9:45 a.m. Elvis Gospel; 11 a.m. Amber Bowen Band; 12 noon Master Garlic Chef Cook-off; 2 p.m. Matt Duffus.




Pool maintenance

The city reminds people that the annual shut down for maintenance at Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool started Monday and runs through Sunday, Sept. 7.

The Cariboo Memorial Complex fitness centre shutdown also started Monday but will run only until Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Nomination packages for the November municipal election will be available at city hall starting today, Aug. 22. The deadline for advance voter registration is Sept. 23.

The city’s next committee of the whole meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The next regular council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 2.

For detailed information on council meetings, visit www.williamslake. ca.

Inquiries can be directed to Communications

Co-ordinator Ken MacInnis at 250-392-8488.




Bear aware talk

The Fruit is Ripe and the Bears are Hungry is the title of the next presentation at the Scout Island Nature Centre.

Learn how to reduce your chances of having a visit from a bear in a presentation at the Scout Island Nature House on Monday, Aug. 25.

Dylan from Wild Safe BC will give the presentation and also explain how to use the Wildlife Alert Report Mapping.




Shifting gears

The fourth annual Shifting Gears Mountain Biking fundraising event is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Williams Lake Boys and Girls Club registration is at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. sharp at the top of the Snakes and Ladders trail head.

Shuttles will be available and leave from the Boys and Girls Club across from Saveway on Fourth Avenue at 9 a.m.

The participation fee is $10 per rider or $25 for a family.

To register call 250-392-5730.

All proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club afer school programs for children and youth.




Play auditions

The Studio Theatre will be holding auditions Aug. 24 and 26 for a dinner theatre production called The 39 Steps.

Come on out and enjoy the fun on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Williams Lake Studio Theatre.

The director is looking for one male, one female and two others to play multiple characters.

If you fall into one of those categories come on down.




Alexis Creek

hospital centennial

The Alexis Creek Hospital Centennial Celebration is set for Saturday, Sept 13 at the Alexis Creek Community Hall. People are invited to set up a booth to sell garden produce or handicrafts. For information contact Mary at mengelbert@wlake.com; Lynn at crc@uniserve.com or 250-394-4297, or Kim at kmernett@telus.net or 250-394-4220.





Regimental Ball

The Williams Lake RCMP would like to invite the public to our 2014 Regimental Ball on Saturday, Sept. 20.

There will be a formal dinner, live auction and dance to the popular band March Hare.

Tickets are $80 each with reserved seating available.

Tickets are limited and going fast, so please contact Crystal at 250-392-8695 to purchase a ticket or stop by the detachment.

Proceeds from the Ball will go to the Moncton Fallen Members Fund.


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