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Locals and visitors alike should have a rockin’ time this weekend at the many annual events taking place in our community.

Locals and visitors alike should have a rockin’ time this weekend at the many annual events taking place in our community, the main one being the World Famous Williams Lake Stampede, which kicks off tomorrow and runs through to Monday.

Cariboo-Chilcotin residents are no strangers to rodeo time in Williams Lake. After all, the Stampede has been around for the last 86 years. But if you haven’t been to it in recent years, be sure to check it out this time because you are in for a treat.

This year, the Stampede will boast a new piece of technology — a digital screen to see more of the action, especially useful for the ever popular, nail-biting event called the Mountain Race.

Last year’s race presented some pretty tense moments with some scary close calls. Let’s hope everyone makes it around and down the mountain safely this year.

Visitors, we hope you enjoy your time in Williams Lake and, in addition to checking out the rodeo, have a chance to visit some of the other events taking place in the lakecity, including the Stampede Parade on Saturday morning, the street party that will follow it, the Canada Day celebrations on Sunday in Boitanio Park, and many other fun activities. Also, be sure to pop by some of our local merchants, who already have their businesses dressed up in festive, western-themed decor to celebrate our annual Stampede. We are looking forward to the rodeo and accompanying events. See you around town. Dust off your hat, put on your boots and be part of the show!

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