It was some time in the 1960s — no one can quite remember the exact year — when Willie Crosina volunteered at the first ever Williams Lake High School Rodeo.
Crosina was a bull fighter then, when the rodeo was held in McLeese Lake.
Today, 45-plus years later and at 90 years of age, Crosina’s missed just one year of the event and is a fixture in the announcer’s booth.
“I missed just one and that was because I was sick,” he said with his trademark smile. “I do remember the first one. I was there, and I wasn’t a contestant.”
During this year’s Williams Lake High School Rodeo held May 1-3 Crosina was presented a special jacket in recognition of his many years of volunteering from the Williams Lake High School Rodeo Club — a jacket he wore proudly while calling the action for the entire weekend.