Incredible turnout for first Family Day event

I was privileged to watch the opening of the fifth session of Parliament and listened first hand to the Throne Speech in Victoria.

I was privileged to watch the opening of the fifth session of Parliament and listened first hand to the Throne Speech in Victoria on Tuesday.

We are definitely at an important crossroads in provincial history. It is important to be very informed as we approach the May election. I had the opportunity to talk to several ministers, including the premier, reminding them of the city’s priorities.

I attended a Community Policing board meeting last week. It was a great opportunity to meet with many volunteers who have served our community faithfully over the years.

They continue to put Williams Lake on the map for our Restorative Justice program, Mounted Citizens on Patrol, and had great numbers with our Operation Red Nose and more. Thank you, thank you!

Also last week, I was honoured to speak at the Downtown Business Improvement Area annual general meeting, which had a great turnout.

It is one of council’s priorities to do a revitalization of downtown, and we look forward to working with the executive and BIA to make it the best downtown it can be.

It is great news that the CRD has agreed to come to the table to mediate on rural fringe fire protection.

I’m hopeful mediation can lead to a solution sooner than later, and save the time and expense of a court case.

We had an incredible turnout for our first Family Day event on Monday: 315 people skating and 435 swimming! Thanks to a provincial grant, we were able to offer these activities for free.

I had a great opportunity to spend Family Day with my parents, as my mom turned 80 this year and every chance to get together is special.

Hope you enjoyed your day as well!

Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.