Teachers, administrators, volunteers put together amazing grad ceremony

My prayers go out to the families of the three RCMP members killed in Moncton last week:

My prayers go out to the families of the three RCMP members killed in Moncton last week: Constables Douglas James Larche, Dave Joseph Ross, and Fabrice Georges Gevaudan.

We know they are walking through a difficult time. Williams Lake joined other communities across Canada to honour their lives at a memorial service Tuesday morning.

The service also serves as a powerful reminder of what our men and women in uniform here in Williams Lake risk every day.

Their courage and willingness to risk their lives has never been more heightened as we as a country walk through this.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to these true heroes.

Congratulations to all the grads of 2014.

A big thank you Betty Turatus of the Dry Grad Committee, Sam Schellenberg, the parade chair, and all the committee members.

Thanks also to the generous businesses and volunteers who stepped up to make this a community celebration.

I also want to acknowledge the School District 27 teachers and administrators, who despite the current disruption, continued to put the students first and put together an amazing graduation ceremony.

I had fun helping out at Tim Hortons for Camp Day last week.

There’s no better investment than in children, and that’s what Camp Day is all about.

Thanks to all who helped send kids to camp by buying a coffee. And thanks to Vic and the staff for allowing me to be part of this special day.

It’s that time of year again. Now that we have dry weather, city crews are busy filling potholes and doing other roadwork.

The road lines have been painted, and close to 70 tons of paving material has been used repairing potholes over the past two weeks.

You might notice as you drive down Second Avenue that pre-pavement work is being done.

The water service connections are being replaced over the next few weeks, before repaving Second Avenue from Oliver Street to Gibbon Street.

Borland Street from Fourth to Seventh Avenues will also be reconstructed this summer.

Thank you to Mike and Lorraine Levitt.

Mike is retiring from the high school after a career of coaching, counselling and mentoring our youth.

He has really made a difference in putting Williams Lake on the map for rugby.

Lorraine has been the executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters, serving our youth.

They have definitely left their mark on Williams Lake and will be truly missed.

Thank you for making your careers about believing and investing in our youth.

Happy Father’s Day to everyone! Make sure to spoil Dad this weekend.

Kerry Cook is the Mayor of Williams Lake.

 

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