Take in the last shows

Mayor Kerry Cook, in her column, invites people to take in the remaining performances in the park.

I want to personally invite everyone to come to the final Performances in the Park event next Thursday, not only to enjoy the last of the concert series, but to come meet some amazing young people and contribute to their cause.

We have some amazing young individuals who were determined to make a difference. They set a goal and worked hard. They have a cause they believe in. Kids Running For Kids left Williams Lake July 1 and ran in a relay all the way to Vancouver to raise money for the B.C Children’s Hospital. They raised nearly $78,000 but they are not done yet.

Next Thursday, we as a city have an opportunity to recognize them for the achievement and to help them raise even more. This is a great opportunity to take in a performance in the park, the last one of the season.

Have a hot dog cooked by members of council and meet these amazing kids. The performances are at 5 and 7 p.m.; Kids Running For Kids will be on stage at 6 p.m.

Firefighters don’t just fight fires; they are our neighbours and they are strong community supporters. As just one example, the Williams Lake Fire Department, for the past three years, has done a Christmas in July food bank drive.

This year, they collected more than 100 boxes and bags of non-perishable items and some cash donations.

Art Walk is underway, and I look forward to participating today. I encourage everyone to do the Art Walk, visit our local businesses, and take in the amazing work of our talented local artists. Art Walk is not only a good way to visit a variety of our local businesses, but to also see the amazing range of incredible art produced in our community. Hope to see you on the walk!

Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.

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