A look behind the scenes at the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede

The calm before the storm. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)The calm before the storm. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Competitors take in words from the announcers before the start of the bareback event at the 94th annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)Competitors take in words from the announcers before the start of the bareback event at the 94th annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)
A quieter side of the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)A quieter side of the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A look behind the grandstands, where vendors set up. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)A look behind the grandstands, where vendors set up. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Grassland Equipment is a longtime sponsor of the Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Grassland Equipment is a longtime sponsor of the Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Volunteers man the gates at the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)Volunteers man the gates at the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)
John Margetts looks after parking at the Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)John Margetts looks after parking at the Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)
Horses are one of the star attractions at the Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)Horses are one of the star attractions at the Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Stampede)
As fans settle in for the rodeo, competitors are behind the chutes getting ready. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)As fans settle in for the rodeo, competitors are behind the chutes getting ready. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
This year’s honorary parade marshal Phyllis Webstad (left) and lifetime pass recipient Cliff Hinsche, his wife Jo and granddaughter await their grand entrance. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)This year’s honorary parade marshal Phyllis Webstad (left) and lifetime pass recipient Cliff Hinsche, his wife Jo and granddaughter await their grand entrance. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Where would a pro rodeo be without its judges? (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Where would a pro rodeo be without its judges? (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Earl Call and Cody Call of C Plus Rodeo work the bareback event. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Earl Call and Cody Call of C Plus Rodeo work the bareback event. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Boots, chaps and cowboy hats. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Boots, chaps and cowboy hats. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Saturday introductions of the Stampede honorary parade marshal and lifetime pass recipient. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Saturday introductions of the Stampede honorary parade marshal and lifetime pass recipient. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Volunteer Rob Everett mans the gate. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Volunteer Rob Everett mans the gate. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It was a full house at the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)It was a full house at the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Joan Gentles and Micole Myers wait for their turn to perform a traditional dance in front of thousands of Stampede rodeo fans. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Joan Gentles and Micole Myers wait for their turn to perform a traditional dance in front of thousands of Stampede rodeo fans. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Phillip Johnson and Gene Cooper watch the Mountan Race. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Phillip Johnson and Gene Cooper watch the Mountan Race. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

From the competitors getting ready at the chutes to the volunteers at work, there’s always just as much to see behind the scenes as in front of it at the Williams Lake Stampede rodeo.

Check out our photo gallery of some of those sights at the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede.


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