Williams Lake celebrates 85th milestone

Despite an unseasonal snowfall, the city’s 85th birthday celebration last Saturday was filled with action-packed fun.



Despite an unseasonal snowfall, the city’s 85th birthday celebration last Saturday was filled with action-packed fun.

People huddled under the picnic shelter to enjoy the Lions Club breakfast or braved the elements for wagon rides.

Due to the snow, however, family activities and entertainment were moved inside at the last minute, featuring local musicians and Banghra dancers from Quesnel.

In the afternoon, Maranatha Christian School hosted a carnival in the arena. Activities ran the gamut of face painting to a cake walk.

The Rotary Club of Williams Lake served dinner. Afterwards, along with MLAs Coralee Oakes and Donna Barnett, Mayor Kerry Cook and Williams Lake Indian Band Chief Ann Louie cut a birthday cake large enough for 500 people.

A family dance featuring fiddlers of all ages and local duo Perfect Match closed off the celebration, with many people hitting the dance floor.