The Williams Lake Stampede clearly was another smashing success this past weekend.
A heart-felt “good job” goes out to everyone who was involved in organizing and being a part of the 86th annual rodeo. It was also well-attended, with record breaking numbers filling the stands.
Though it rained a lot this past weekend, for the most part the rain was kept at bay during performance time. And the Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade also didn’t get rained on. Yippee! Good job to all of the Rotary folk involved in organizing that event too, and thanks to the many people who chose to get involved this year, either again or for the first time. Many of you wore fantastic costumes, had creative floats, and knew how to carry on the theme of rock n’ roll.
The street party was, of course, a hit as well and, like all of the events this Stampede weekend, seemed to be bigger than usual. We send a “way to go” out to the Central Business Improvement Area Association for organizing that event that is sure to entice visitors to shop in our fine city once again.
There were also the Canada Day celebrations on Sunday — it was nice to see so many people take pride in their country by taking part in the celebrations.
Until next year … yeehaw!
The Tribune would also like to send our condolences out to the family and friends of Monty Exton, who was tragically killed in a float plane accident on Saturday.
Mr. Exton was well-known and well-respected — his passing is a great loss to this community.