Column: Spend time with your dad this weekend

Fathers Day was started by a woman. A lady by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s day celebrations.

Fathers Day was started by a woman.

A lady by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s day celebrations and planned a day to honor fathers in a similar fashion.

My father gave me the greatest gift  anyone could give another person: he believed in me.  Thanks, dad.

Spend some time with your father this weekend.

He would probably like you to spend some time with him.

That may be more important than the wallets or ties that we like to give you our fathers.

Go for a walk with him, reminisce about the good times, give him a hug and tell him you love him.

As time goes by both you and your father will remember the great times you spent together on Father’s Day after the gift card is long forgotten .

My son Wade and I went fishing together on Father’s Day.

He did the cooking on our cottage barbecue, eating some of our catch.

So many good memories.

My first Father’s Day hand-made card with some scribble and some drawings was also very special.

Perhaps we should have a son and daughter day to recognize their contributions to our lives.

The First Annual Multicultural Gathering of Nations event held at the Williams Lake Indian band Pow Wow centre was a success.

More than 1,000 people attended the public event over the two days last weekend.

The weekend broke even financially.  There was lots of different ethnic food that was very tasty and a nice salmon meal was held on the first night.

The music was good and the ukulele band was a real hit.

The Royal Canadian Legion branch 139 in Williams Lake is celebrating Legion week, along with 50 other branches in B.C.

The Legion is 90 years old and Branch 139 is holding a special dinner for veterans on June 24.

On another note, the Williams Lake Stampede is all geared up and ready to buck on the June 30 to July 3.

Good luck to all the cowboys and cowgirls participating in the rodeo.

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.