The 90th anniversary of the Williams Lake Stampede certainly lived up to all of the expectations.
From the opening rodeo Thursday to Sunday’s fifth an final show, plus all of the extracurricular activities taking place throughout the weekend at Stampede Park and in the city, the Williams Lake Stampede Association and event organizers need to be recognized for the amazing job they did.
At the Tribune, we enjoy covering all of the events held during the weekend, however, by the end of it all, we’re exhausted.
We can only imagine how the 350 to 400 volunteers who help make the Williams Lake Stampede possible feel.
They are literally at the rodeo grounds for four days straight taking care of tasks — anywhere from cleaning up garbage, timing rodeo events, working the concession stands or selling beverages at the Let R Buck Saloon, to name just a few.
It is absolutely amazing how smoothly the Stampede runs each year, and that’s thanks to the countless hours the WLSA puts in throughout the course of a year organizing and planning, making sure each and every detail is in place.
So, thank you to the WLSA and all of the volunteers in the city who helped make this year’s 90th Stampede weekend one no one will forget anytime soon.
It truly was an enjoyable weekend.
– Williams Lake Tribune