I was glad to share in the “shovel ceremony” this week with Child Development Centre founder Aileen Hewett, board chair Jerry Tickner, the board, executive director Nancy Gale, and Sprucelee Construction as the CDC broke ground for its new autism centre.
The CDC has done incredible work for Williams Lake’s children during the past 40 years, and I’m excited about this addition to its facilities to serve autistic children and their families.
Congratulations to Nancy Gale and all the CDC staff!
I also recently interviewed five Grade 12 students as part of their graduate portfolio presentations: Savannah Dickey, Morgan Tenale, Bea Wikine, and junior councillors Rebekah Corbett and Brooklyn Thiessen.
I was impressed with the students’ work, their enthusiasm, and their future ambitions.
Congratulations to all of the graduating students — with your work ethic and skills, I know your futures will be bright.
Tax notices will be mailed out this week with a new, easier-to-read format, and an access code so that residents can take advantage of the new financial services tools available on the City’s new website.
You can now pay your taxes and utilities, do a property search, and claim your Home Owners Grant online.
Also included with the notices is information on this year’s budget and on the Sam Ketcham Pool Referendum.
Following up on the great news of Sport Chek and Bulk Barn coming to the city, our building permits as of May 15 are valued at almost $4.5 million.
This is good news as we work on promoting increased economic activity.
There’s lots of great events going on this weekend.
The Ladies Poker Run downtown goes on Saturday, with all of the classic cars lined up downtown on Sunday for the Lakers Club Show and Shine beginning at 10 a.m.
The Children’s Festival is on Sunday in Boitanio Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Fire Department Open House is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It’s a great weekend to take the family out for variety of fun activities. Enjoy.
Kerry Cook is the Mayor of Williams Lake.