Canada Day support appreciated


We had another wonderful day in Boitanio Park to celebrate Canada’s birthday.


We had another wonderful day in Boitanio Park to celebrate Canada’s birthday.

Thanks to all the “kids” young and old who came “dressed in red and white and left their blues at home,” participated and had fun with us.

We would like to acknowledge our volunteers who helped make this day very special;

Pat Lingholt; Lorrie and Rick Rhodes; Frank Giesbrecht; Kelly and Elisa Giesbrecht; Seralyn Jensen; Mayor Kerry Cook; Constable Courtoreille; Constable Mayard; Girl Guides of Canada; fifth Williams Lake Scouts, Cubs and Beavers; Army Cadets and Sea Cadets; Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139; Davana Mahon, Stampede Queen; Bobbi Bracewell and Alexia Colton, Stampede Princesses; Kirsten Braumandl, Miss Rodeo Canada Princess; and the gang from Save On Foods. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you for your time and wonderful talent: the Williams Lake Fire Department, Cariboo Cowgirls, Dale Taylor, Paul Maas, Mike Royal and his bouncing castle toys, Marco Sylvain, Mary Forbes, Williams Lake Community Band, Williams Lake Square Dance Club, Cariboo Gymnastics Club, Shogun Martial Arts, Koby Hopkins, Brenden and Mason Toop, Quintet Plus, Perfect Match, Jeannie Vant, Ann Walsh, Sage Birchwater, Spinners and Weavers and the B.C. SPCA.

We would also like to express our appreciation to our sponsors and contributors for 2011:

Canadian Heritage, CIBC, City of Williams Lake, Community Futures, MP Dick Harris, Dollar Dollar Store, Hub International Barton Insurance, Investors Group, Johnston Meier Insurance, Pioneer Log Homes, PMT, Rotary Club of Williams Lake, Rush Radio, Save On Foods, Staples, Town Taxi, Youth for Christ, Walmart,, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and Williams Lake Willy, Williams Lake and District Credit Union, Williams Lake Rotary, Williams Lake Soccer Association, Williams Lake Stampede Association, Williams Lake Tribune and Wise Owl Toys.

We would like to thank the food and craft vendors and especially to Red Tomato Pies and Chuckwagon for showing up at a moment’s notice.

Thank you for the submitters of the poem and writing contest.

The winners were Jayden Boxeur, Calleigh Skerry, Cole Skerry and Serrat Gidda.

Karen Roberts and Nancy Giesbrecht

Williams Lake

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