It’s going to be a Cowboy Easter this year in Williams Lake.
Starting today we have ranchers from across Western Canada coming to town to buy and sell prized bulls at the 77th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale.
The historical event offers ranchers a great opportunity to not only select quality breeding stock for their operations, but also reconnect and visit with one another after a long winter and busy calving season.
We want to welcome all visitors to town.
Following the bull show and sale, everyone can keep their cowboy boots on for three exciting installments of the 24th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo.
The first rodeo performance kicks off Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, with many familiar local faces competing in barrels, team roping and riding events.
Two more afternoon rodeo performances will take place Saturday and Easter Sunday at 1 p.m.
Also on Friday morning, Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo volunteers will be hosting the first-ever, open-to-the-public, Cowboy Carnival, aimed at kids 10 years and younger.
The free event will give aspiring cowboys and cowgirls a hands-on experience with some rodeo event favourites. The Cowboy Carnival begins at 9 a.m. at the CMRC.
Another fun event this weekend for families is the annual Boitanio Mall Petting Zoo and Cake Walk, taking place Saturday.
Happy Easter, everyone.
– Williams Lake Tribune