Cariboo Shrine Club No. 26 members Brian Garten and Tom Barr, along with Steve Whiteside, the vice chair of Shriners Club of BC and Yukon, appear before city council to let the city know the club will be holding its 2016 Shriners Spring Ceremonial in Williams Lake for the first time since Shriners have been in B.C., which Whiteside said is for more than 100 years.
The event will run from May 26 – 28, 2016, and is anticipated to draw 400 to 500 people to Williams Lake. “We get together, we gain new members, we meet the city, have fun and we put on a parade,” Whiteside said. “We do a lot of fundraising so this is our weekend to just have fun.”