Summer fun in the park

Williams Lake is a great tourist city with many fun and interesting events happening all year round, especially during the summer.

Williams Lake is a great tourist city with many fun and interesting events happening all year round, especially during the summer. After a wonderful long weekend of the Stampede and celebrating Canada Day, the Performances in the Park summer concert series kicked off last week.

Performances in the Park, presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Society, the Cariboo Regional District, and the City of Williams Lake, is a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with family and friends while taking in some great music. From July 4 to Aug. 22, this weekly event will be featuring local talent as well as artists from across the province. Performances will be taking place every Thursday night at Boitanio Park from 6-6:45 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Performances in the Park is possible thanks to support from the City of Williams Lake, the Cariboo Regional District, and many local sponsors. I’d like to thank all the organizations contributing to this wonderful event, including the Bank of Montreal, The Wolf/The Rush radio stations, the Williams Lake Tribune, and many more.

Last week’s performance featured the Angelkeys Children’s Choir, some talented solo performances, and the Old Time Fiddlers, and there will be many more artists performing every week. Tonight’s performance will feature Michelle Erlandson and Music for Life, followed by Colin Easthope and the Coal Harbour Band. There are too many talented artists too list them all, but you can find a list of all the upcoming performances on Facebook at performances in the park or at centralcaribooarts.com/performances.

I’d also like to take a moment to congratulate the Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association on receiving a $43,000 Community Gaming Grant for their great programs, which help kids stay healthy and active while having fun.

Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.