Williams Lake’s 85th birthday will be celebrated Saturday with all kinds of activities for children and families happening in Boitanio Park and the Cariboo Memorial Complex.
The morning starts off with a community breakfast hosted by the Lions Club from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the picnic shelter in Boitanio Park.
Family activities including wagon rides, potato sack races, dance performances, and music all happen in the park from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Some of the performers will include Cariboo Gold, Williams Lake Community Band, AngelKeys Children’s Choir, Just for Fun women’s choir, and Brent Morton of Drum and Bell Tower.
In the afternoon, the festivities move to the Cariboo Memorial Complex where Maranatha Christian School will host a carnival in the small arena from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The school is presenting a total of 23 games and activities for young children as well as teens and adults. Some of the activities include face painting, bean bag toss, ball toss, penny drop, ballon darts, dino dig, and sponge toss.
They will also be selling popcorn and cotton candy.
The arena concession will also be open all afternoon.
At 5 p.m. the Rotary Club of Williams Lake will serve dinner in the large arena followed by the serving of the birthday cake at 7 p.m. provided by Leaders Moving Forward
The Williams Lake Youth Fiddlers will kick of the Family Dance starting at 7:30 p.m. and Perfect Match will close out the dance which ends at 10:30 p.m.