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WL Stampede starts today GREG SABATINO Tribune Staff Writer You definitely won’t want to miss anything at this weekend’s 86th annual Williams Lake Stampede. But in case you do, Fred Thomas, president of the Williams Lake Stampede Association, is bringing in a big-time treat for everyone attending the rodeo. “One of the biggest things I think that will make this year special is we’re going to have a large video screen setup on the grounds which will give us the capabilities of instant replay and those types of things,” Thomas says. “We’ll have a couple of cameras situated around the arena too so we’ll be filming all
the events, plus the mountain horse race and all the other good things. “Sight lines have always been an issue with the mountain race but being on the big video screen everyone should now be able to see it each day.” This year’s Stampede is also expected to have the largest participant pool. Thomas says there are currently 466 competitors registered. “That’s way above average,” he says. “Normally it’s somewhere in the neighbourhood of 375 to 400.” He adds not only will many of the top cowboys in Canada be vying for titles and prize money but, also, several of the top U.S. cowboys will be in town for the rodeo. “A lot of the American cowboys
— many of them have competed every year at the national finals in Las Vegas — so some of the best in the world will be here, for sure,” he says. In addition, cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for an exceptionally large purse — this year upwards of $150,000, Thomas says. “I just think our rodeo keeps getting a little better with the better competition we get each year,” he says. “The better competition you have the better rides and better scores, and all in all it makes it a bigger rodeo.” Quickly becoming a household name in Williams Lake, Alberta’s Tyson Pietsch will once again be back, for the fifth straight time, at
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this year’s rodeo announcing and calling all the action. Anyone who attended any of last year’s rodeo performances will also be familiar with this year’s rodeo clown, Bert Davis. Davis, also known as the Coppertown Clown, has been working the rodeo business since 1974 — and returns to Williams Lake this year with his pack of zany dogs, who play a large part in his act. Rodeo performances, including elaborate opening ceremonies and grand entry each day, start Friday at 6 p.m. with “Wear Red to Support our Armed Forces,” then continue at 1 p.m. Saturday following the annual Stampede Parade (10 a.m. downtown). See STAMPEDE, Page A2
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Help for the animals Tatiana Hill, 11, placed a jar at Chilcoltin Road School, and raised $136 for the Williams Lake BC SPCA. Tatiana visited with the cats that her donation will help feed and provide shelter for, until new homes are found. Photo submitted
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Stampede concludes Monday Continued from Page 1 Sunday, the third rodeo performance goes at 1 p.m., before it all comes to a close following Monday’s “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” rodeo. Proceeds from the day go to benefit Diane Johnston (Sheer) and Kids Running for Kids. Additionally, local events such as the ranch challenge, wild horse race and mountain horse race take place each day. Live entertainment, including Appaloosa, Robert Rowan and Savage West, will also be performing throughout the weekend in the Let ‘R Buck Saloon and at the famous Williams Lake Stampede Barn Dance Saturday night. Thomas says the Williams Lake Stampede Association owes a big thanks to its multiple sponsors and volunteers in the community. “We’ve had such great support from the community,” he says. “It’s unreal. People think the economy is down, which obviously it is, but our sponsorship is as big or bigger than it’s been in the past 15 years.” For tickets to the ro-
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Teachers vote Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive is recommending acceptance of an agreement reached with school district negotiators that extends most of the terms of the contract that expired a year ago. Teachers are voting this week on the proposed settlement, which runs until June 30, 2013. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing B.C.’s 60 school districts, will hold a vote for trustees next week. The agreement puts off a bitter dispute over government changes to hiring, layoff and performance evaluation of teachers. Education Minister George Abbott said the deal includes a letter of understanding to continue talks on those issues. BCTF president Susan Lambert said the agreement includes some improvements to teacher benefits and leave provisions. But Wednesday Lambert announced the
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union is making the latest of many trips to court to argue that imposing a two-year wage freeze violates their constitutional right to collective bargaining. The BCTF is the last major public sector union in the province to accept the wage limits. “We have been able to achieve some modest improvements but, above all, we succeeded in getting government take its concession demands off the table,” Lambert said. Abbott rejected the union’s claim that the employer was trying to cut back professional development provisions. The ministry wants to standardize provisions that were negotiated separately with the 60 districts before province-wide bargaining was imposed, he said. BCPSEA chair Melanie Joy said the tentative agreement standardizes provincial language for the number of leaves and establishes a process for determining local and provincial issues.
Carbon tax working, minister insists Tom Fletcher Black Press B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 4.5 per cent in the first four years of the carbon tax on fossil fuels, but most of that drop was probably the result of a world recession rather than the steadily increasing tax. Environment Minister Terry Lake released the latest emissions report Wednesday in Kelowna, insisting that B.C. is on track to meet its interim target of a six-per-cent reduction in greenhouse
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BY GERRIT APPERLOO determine whether we are trying, spiritually, to exercise dominion over our lives. Can people successfully govern themselves spiritually? Many people think so and practice a life of self-government. They are in charge; they determine their own fate, their own destiny. No one should dare tell them what is right or wrong, spiritually speaking. The Bible denies that this way of living is possible or even desirable. The Bible traces the history of humanity from beginning to end (yes, the Bible looks ahead to the future, your future, and my future) and shows clearly how impossible it is for a person to be successful at spiritual self-government. It is
a sad story of failure after failure. Spiritual self-government has only one predetermined outcome and believe me, it is not one we desire. The root of the problem is that people were never created to be self-governing in the spiritual sense. They were and are created to be under the rule of a King! Attempts at spiritual self-government are simply rebellion against this King. It always results in pain, in trouble, and eventually in eternal death. Politically as a nation, and personally as we live in society, control of our own environment and circumstances may be a desirable goal, one we should continue to cherish. Independence is great, but it is the last thing we should strive for spiritually. True happiness comes only when we become willing servants under the rule of the King of kings â€“ under Jesus Christ. Submission to him results, not in hardship and slavery, but in true spiritual freedom. And in joy and peace in our lives. Let us give up striving for spiritual control and enjoy serving a King who cares for us and looks after us. Then we can take joy in life, regardless of our circumstances.
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hough the majority of my life has been spent living out in the country, when the boys were just babies we briefly lived in town. As much as I treasure the solitude of country life there were aspects of city living that delighted me. I still remember cooking up a pot of chili for supper, realizing I didn’t have any peppers and the thrill of simply shutting off the stove, loading the boys into their tandem stroller and trundling off to the grocery store. I returned a few minutes later with my small purchase feeling almost giddy with the novelty of it all. In the country I only went grocery shopping once every 10 days or so. If I forgot an item or we ran out of something, we simply did without until the next “grocery day.” There was no thought of wasting an entire afternoon and all that fuel for the sake of a couple peppers. A convenience store isn’t convenient when it’s more than 20 miles away. The other thing I enjoyed was snooping in
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neighbours’ yards. That makes me sound like a peeping Pam or something and, I suppose, that’s exactly what I was. But with one notable exception — it wasn’t the people I was trying to get a peek at; it was the plants. Even back then gardening fascinated me. Every afternoon during spring, summer and fall I would load the kids into their tandem stroller and we would cruise the neighbourhood looking for gardens. If we passed a house with evidence of flower beds in the front we would bump our way down the back alley so I could catch a glimpse of their backyard, which, I quickly learned, was where the real beauty was usually held. The only person I tried to spy on was a
little old lady who lived two blocks away and even that was garden related. Her house was completely surrounded by magnificent, mature, trees. Not knowing anything about trees at the time I could only tell they weren’t poplar or spruce. In the spring I would catch glimpses of her in green rubber boots, a house dress and a pair of pruners flitting between the branches. By early summer her yard was awash in fragrance and bloom. During July and August the leaves were so thick and dense you couldn’t even make out the house, but every once in a while I would spot a pair of green boots or a white head slowly bobbing along. Her backyard was fenced with tall planks that completely obscured any view, but it seemed to me there weren’t as many tree tops in the back as there were on the sides and front. That meant … a garden! A secret garden. If Mary Lennox had not been a fictional character and if she had
moved to Canada and if she had grown old, she could have been that neighbour. I imagined how one afternoon I would catch my “Mary” on the fringe of her property, how our eyes would meet and I would tell her how much I admired her trees. She would clasp my hands warmly in her own and ask if I would like to have tea in her back garden. We would become the best of friends and she would divulge all kinds of tips; both about life and gardening. And the secret garden? It would be spectacular. That fall I finally got my chance. I was wheeling the boys past her property and there she was raking leaves off the sidewalk! I slowed down, she looked up, our eyes met and I smiled. She smiled back. And I kept walking. I couldn’t believe it. I had finally got my chance and I had blown it. I circled the block, cursing my shy gene the entire way. Next time I would tell her how much I admired her trees. Next time I wouldn’t lose my nerve. There never was a
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next time. Winter came and the following spring we moved. Last summer I was early for a meeting and thinking to kill some time I drove down our old street past my Mary’s place. I felt as if I had been sucker punched. There stood her house like a wild, startled thing in the blinding sun. The trees, the shrubs, the fence — all of it had been razed to the ground. If there ever had been a secret garden in the back there was no evidence of it now. Maybe the roots were getting into the plumbing. Maybe the new owners simply wanted to let in some sun. Maybe some things are better left to memories and imagination. Shannon McKinnon is a humour columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up on past columns or check out her garden blog by visiting www.shannonmckinnon. com.
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Trendy new super foods Rose Soneff Interior Health Super food is a term used to promote certain foods as having additional health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Have you ever wondered if these super foods can really make a big difference in your diet and your health? Let’s take a look at three of these super foods and the hype surrounding them. Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”): Quinoa has become increasingly popular with the attention surrounding ancient grains. It is a good source of fibre, protein, and minerals and is a popular gluten-free choice that can be included in salads, entrées, and even desserts. Quinoa has a nutty flavour, with a fluffy yet crunchy texture. It comes in a variety of colours including yellow, red, pink, and black. It takes only 15 minutes to cook in boiling water and is a great alternative to other grains like rice and pasta. Goji Berries (aka Wolfberries): Goji ber-
ries are small red fruits that are a common ingredient in traditional Chinese cuisine. They are mildly sweet and sour, and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, or desserts. They are usually sold as juice or dried. Goji juice is ready for consumption but dried goji berries need to be cooked. Goji berries are a source of a variety of minerals and vitamin C; however, the vitamin C content varies amongst the dried berry products. There are several health claims associated with this berry including lowered blood cholesterol levels and anti-aging benefits; however, more research is needed to support these claims. Goji berries are a source of several nutrients but they should not replace other foods in your diet. Chia Seeds: Chia seeds, grown and harvested in South America and Mexico, have been touted as a popular super food. Some research shows that chia seeds have the potential to support heart
and digestive health, thanks to their high fat (as omega-3 fatty acid) and fibre content. Chia seeds have a mild, almost non-existent flavour, and contain no cholesterol. They are gluten free and low in saturated fats. Chia seeds are recommended as a protein choice for vegetarians and vegans, as they contain all the amino acids we need to consume. Chia seeds can be purchased as ground whole chia seeds, chia flour, and chia oil. Chia flour can be used as a gluten-free alternative in place of all-purpose flour in baking recipes. Thus, chia seeds can be a great food choice but should be treated as an addition to your diet and not an agent of disease prevention. There is no one food item that can provide all the energy and nutrients your body needs. These super foods may be beneficial in many ways but they should not be a replacement for a well-balanced diet. Give these foods a try by adding them to your favourite dishes for some extra nutrition
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‘Poverty’ declines, nobody notices Y
ou probably didn’t hear this on TV — the percentage of Canadians deemed “low income” went down slightly in 2010, according to the latest Statistics Canada analysis. This news was delivered in the annual “Income of Canadians” report last week. The share of people who fall below the federal Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) went from 9.5 per cent to 9.0. The CBC couldn’t bring itself to admit any actual improvement, reporting on its website that the number of people with “low income” was about three million, “virtually unchanged from 2009.” Other media outlets followed the unwritten rule that nothing remotely positive must be presented as news, particularly if it reflects positively on a rightwing government. (Plus they had the Montreal body parts case to update each day). This information likely won’t have any effect on the political discussion about “poverty” in B.C. The LICO survey will continue to be used as a measure of absolute poverty, despite the fact that it isn’t. It’s a relative measure that will always designate the same share of people at the low end of the scale. BC Stats, the provincial equivalent of the federal agency, explained this problem in a special report last year. “To illustrate,” the report
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said, “take a hypothetical future Canada where every citizen earns no less than $100,000 (and assume there has not been rampant inflation in the meantime, such that buying power is not dissimilar to what exists today) and millionaires are common. “In that kind of Canada, those at the low end of the income scale (that is, those earning ‘merely’ $100,000) would be considered poor if LICOs were used as a measure of poverty.” Math aside, that’s the alleged “poverty line” routinely cited by the usual media authorities, like B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair. Sinclair campaigned for years to get the B.C. government to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour. They did, in three increments, and on May 1 it increased to $10.25 an hour. As soon as the series of three increases was announced last November, Sinclair
called a news conference to announce it’s not enough. To get to the LICO level, the minimum wage should be $11.50 an hour, Sinclair said. Of course, if B.C. businesses ponied up for that, the goalposts would shift again and the same proportion of “poverty” would magically still exist. The B.C. NDP government-in-waiting continues to demand an “action plan” on poverty, with annual goals. All the progressive provinc-
es have one, which I guess is why poverty is all but eradicated in enlightened places like Manitoba. There are signs of the reality behind this political smokescreen. Here’s one. For what may be the first time in history, we now have a North American society where one of the most reliable indicators of poverty is obesity. This often gets explained away with a popular theory that poor people are somehow forced to eat fast
food and drink pop because they can’t afford healthy food. People who advance this theory presumably don’t do much grocery shopping. There are plenty of processed, sugary, fat-laden choices at the supermarket too. But there is also whole wheat bread, rice and fresh or frozen vegetables that are as cheap as anywhere in the world. Given basic cooking skills and some effort, it’s easy to
demonstrate which diet is cheaper as well as healthier. Most immigrants know this. Which diet you choose isn’t a function of money, but rather one of education and self-discipline. There is genuine poverty in our society. One of the things that’s needed is a useful way to define it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Williams Lake Weekend Friday, June 29, 2012
Community Builders Lionesses support Palliative Care Society Sharon Vignjevic from the Central Cariboo Hospice and Palliative Care Society receives a cheque for $300 from Lioness Club member Jan Banyard for the purchase of furniture for the program.
Community For NON-PROFIT EVENTS happening WITHIN 2 WEEKS. Posting must be limited to TIME, DATE & PLACE (excluding dollar amounts). Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays. Postings run the following Friday. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Community Calendar
NOTICES WL Garden Club Barb Scharf presents Novel Perennial Trio. July 5th @ 7 pm at the Arts Centre (old firehall). Call Gerry 250-297-0192. Fundraiser Golf Tournament - Firemens Fairway Chimney Lake, July 7. Call 250-392-3845 or 250-392-3703 to pre-register.
Soap Box Derby raises funds for KRFK Lorne Doerksen (left) and Tammy Tugnum (right), both from Cariboo GM, and Paul Christianson and Wayne Potter from the Lakers Car Club with the $415 the club and dealership raised for Kids Running for Kids through the Soap Box Derby and barbecue held last week at Cariboo GM.
Lionesses support Alzheimer’s support group Lioness Club member Joanne Laird (left) presents a cheque for $200 to Audrey MacLise of the Williams Lake Alzheimer’s Support Group for the purchase of material supplies.
Garage Sale @ First Baptist Church parking lot (corner of Carson & Western 9 am - 2 pm, Sat., July 7. Hot dogs and pop available. All proceeds going to Ron Homenuke’s (missionary in the Philippines) Lifehouse Ministry . Scout Island Nature Centre & the WL Field Naturalists present. NATIVE BEES & DRAGONFLIES of BC with Entomologist Gord Hutchings. Evening talk in the Nature House Fri. July 6 @ 7:30 pm. Field Trip at the Nature Centre Sat. July 7 10 am - 12:00 pm meet at Scout Island Nature House. Scout Island Nature Centre - Nature Fun. July 3-August 23. Ages 3-8 Mon. - Fri.9:3011:30 or 1-3. Ages 8-13 Wed. 1-3 or 9:30-3pm. Will include creative activities led by our resident artists. Call or email to to be sure of a spot!! For more info call 398 8532 or email email@example.com Scout Island Nature Centre - Theme Weeks. July 3 - Exploring the Island. July 9 - Who’s Hiding in the Marsh? July 16 Secrets of Plants. July 23 - Reptiles and Amphibians. July 30 - Birds. Aug 6 - Bugs High and Low. Aug 13 - Wet and Wild Water. Aug 20 - Survival of the Fittest. Call or email to be sure of a spot!! For more info call 398 8532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Scout Island Nature Centre - Nature Explorers Camp Tues. in July for Ages 7-13. We will explore the trails, learn skills for be-
Calendar ing in the outdoors, play games and learn about the life of each area. Sign up for 1 or all 3). Call or email to let us know when you’re coming to be sure of a spot!! For info or to register. Call 398 8532 or email email@example.com
Getting to Know Dementia July 5, 2 – 4:30 p.m. WL Seniors Village 1455 Western Avee. This session reviews information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend. Pre-registration is required call 250-305-3191 (Elizabeth) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Sky’s the Limit with this high-flying FREE summer program for 3 to 10 year olds. New friends, amazing experiments, wild games, nutritious snacks, surprising adventures, incredible music. July 9 - 13 9 am - noon (Fri until 12:30) at 782 N. 9th Ave. Call Helena @ 250-392-6761. Windermere High School (Vancouver) Graduating Class of 1972 and Friends 40 Year Reunion and are inviting Alumni from 1964-1975 to join us down memory lane Sept. 22, 2012. Seating is limited. Info can be found by sending an email to email@example.com or visit www.windermerereunion.com Gavin Lake Camp has both the July 7-8 and the July 21-22 weekend available for rent. A great place to hold a wedding or reunion, you have the whole camp to yourselves, there is terrific scenery and ambiance and plenty of things to do. Revenues from rentals help the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society fund it’s programs. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-629-9859.
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CDC receives support Wayne Ball and Ben Judd had a one-of-a-kind vehicle sale where they sold most of their collection of classic project cars — a $2 admission fee was charged with all admission proceeds going to the Child Development Centre Building Fund. Here, Ball presents $500 to Vanessa Riplinger from the CDC. Ball and Judd would like to thank everyone who came to the sale and their friends and family who helped.
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100-plus entries for parade Entries for the Daybreak Rotary’s Stampede Parade Saturday broke the 100 mark Thursday and more entries are always expected right up until the parade day. Eric Zwiers, one of the co-parade marshals responsible for logistics, says people seem to be having a lot of fun with the Rock ‘n Roll theme this year and there are lots of Elvis entries going for the $250 prize for the best Elvis impersonator. The best Rock n’ Roll theme entry wins $500. The lakecity’s original and most famous international Elvis tribute artist Morris Bates — who enjoyed international performances as Elvis and a 10-year career as the world’s top Elvis tribute artist in Las Vegas, before retiring and becoming a youth and corrections counsellor — is looking forward to riding in the parade as the honorary parade marshal with his partner Eileen Lafferty. Bates requested a 1956 Cadillac because a pink Cadillac was the first vehicle Elvis bought for his mother when he first made it big as a singer, but he is just as happy to be riding in Laker’s Car Club secretary Paul Christianson’s 1959 Cadillac. “To have them do this is just great,” Bates says of his invitation to be the honorary parade mar-
shal. Zwiers says there are lots of equine entries, floats, and visiting entries from Houston, Armstrong and other locations. Earlier co-parade marshal Nancy Gale said there were also entries from Vernon, Quesnel and 100 Mile House and lots of local musical entries, of vintage vehicles. “We have a number of new entries so we are quite excited,” Gale says. Laker’s Car Club president Wayne Potter is scheduled to escort Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett in his 1928 Model A Ford. For the past eight years the Stampede Parade has been organized by the Daybreak Rotary Club.
“No one is turned away,” Gale says. “We usually get 20 or so entries on parade day.” On parade day Saturday, Zwiers advises spectators to come early and park in the Williams Lake Secondary School parking lot or access one of the parking lots south of Oliver Street via Mackenzie Avenue. Parade entries also access the marshaling area via Mackenzie Avenue and check in at Comer Street and Second Avenue. Equine entries gather at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and judging starts at 8 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. following the tried and true route on Fourth
Avenue starting at Proctor Street; left on Borland Street; right at Eighth Avenue onto Oliver Street; then proceeding the length of Oliver Street; then turning right on First Avenue to the disbursal point. The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will have a Cowboy Coffee concession with coffee, water, and soft drinks available in front of the museum during the Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade Saturday. Money raised helps with the museum upkeep and operating expenses. Wayne Lucier will also be back at the museum
on parade day singing and playing in front of the museum while people wait for the parade to start. Gale says the parade costs about $10,000 to put on, $5,000 of which comes in the form of a grant from the city and $5,000 of which the Daybreak Rotary recoups through entry fees and sponsorships. She says the club started providing prizes for the top entries a couple of years ago. There are seven entry categories, equine, floats, bands, youth, automotive, mascots, and best theme, with several sub categories within each category, for instance best conventional, marching and community bands. More information is also available at www. stampedeparade.com.
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Potato Dreams Community Theatre Project
Family Entertainment! All performances by Donation Featuring Magical Jesaja’s Mystical Potato Dream Show! On July 4th at 5:00 pm start your evening at the Community Roots Opening at the Station House Galley. Experience art inspired by the Potato House. At 6:15 follow the drummers to the Potato House for the performance of Potato Dreams.
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Benefit Dance & Silent Auction Dallas Wilson was badly burned on June 16th and will have to undergo a long period of plastic surgery & recovery. Funds raised will help her and her 2 year old son through this ordeal.
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Come to the Cowboy Church at the Stampede Grandstand Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 9 am with Saturday is the last day to take in the Cariboo Art Society’s June show at the Station House with paintings by 11 of the society members created around the theme Wonder. Featured artists are Sharon Prevette, Elisabeth Hoelderl, Karen Mayers, Kris Andrews, Jennifer Bazan, Yvette Rogers, Lorne Lazzarotto, Gladys Wheatley, Anne Kohut, Marilyn Dickson, Jenni Bazan and Tracy Pajamaki. Here artist Marilyn Dickson (centre with paintings behind her ) visits with friends Maureen McLaren and Irene Sherlock during the show’s opening early in the month. Gaeil Farrar photo
Country & Gospel Music performed by
Nine-time Nashville Recording Artist also performing: Vike - Noble Gospel Band
Special Speaker Herb Taylor Cowboy Preacher and International Evangelist
Canada Day fun Sunday Canada Day celebrations in Boitanio Park this year will be filled with family fun in the afternoon and rock and roll in the evening, says event spokesperson Beth Holden. The celebrations kick off at 2 p.m. with a blessing from T’exelc Williams Lake Indian Band and a welcome by city and CRD representatives. It will be a day of music, dance, magic and fun. Daytime musical performances include Signal Point Drummers, Quintet Plus, the Williams Lake Community Band and the Sugar Cane Hand Drummers. While people enjoy these performances the Magical Jesaja will wander through the crowd dazzling all with his magical moves and the talented Al-Lisa will paint the faces of young and old alike. “We are also happy to welcome the Little Chiefs Elementary School, which offers information about their school, stickers and pens, and a taste of homemade bannock and jam while local nurses will be testing
blood pressure and handing out water. The Grade 9-10 art students from Williams Lake Secondary School will be helping children create a collaborative painting that celebrates Canada Day in the Cariboo and, of course, we will have the traditional giant Canada Day Cake being served by Mayor Kerry Cook, members of the CRD and board members of the CCACS and Stampede Royalty. From 5 to 6 p.m. the sweet voices of Angel Keys Children’s Choir will fill the air. Then pull out your dancing shoes and get ready to rock and roll with Williams Lake’s own Rossetta Paxton, Randy Pokeda, Pat Myre and Mark Lees in their band called Hwy 97. Their original tunes include influences from traditional bluegrass, classic country, old time fiddle and classic rock. “This four-person band has talent, rhythm and energy to spare, Holden says. “It is an evening not to be missed.” Paxton recently performed at the Seniors’ Village luncheon and
wagon rides event. Holden says Canada Day is presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture So-
ciety, City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District, with help from a number of community sponsors.
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Williams Lake Weekend Friday, June 29, 2012
ranchers study modern grazing methods World re-knowned grazing expert Jim Gerrish (right) smiles as he illustrates a point in response to a question at session one of the recent four-day series of Rancher’s Field Days held June 18 to 21 on various Cariboo cattle ranches. This first seminar was held at the San Jose Cattle Company (150 Mile House) with Karen (left) and Clint Thompson (third left) graciously hosting about 35-40 ranchers and government personnel on their ranch. Also looking on and listening with interest is Hugh Bayliff (second left) who, along with his wife Helen (not pictured here) were to host the final series field day on June 21 at their home place, the Chilancoh Ranch, located 32 miles west of Alexis Creek. Overall attendance was good at the four field days. Gerrish’s visit was sponsored by the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association and several other generous sponsors. Liz Twan photo
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Street Party fun Saturday People who aren’t taking in the rodeo Saturday will still have plenty to keep them entertained right downtown. After taking in one of the three outdoor community breakfasts, settle in at one of the premier spots to watch Daybreak Rotary’s Stampede Parade with all of its many equine, floats, comical and musical entries. Right after the Daybreak Rotary’s Stampede Parade Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. to about noon, there will be all sorts of entertainment at the 16th annual Street Party on Oliver Street sponsored by the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area Association. The street party runs
from about noon (after the parade) to 4 p.m. and will have two stages featuring musical entertainment — one in Spirit Square at Oliver Street and First Avenue and the other in the WLCBIA parking lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Oliver Street. All along Oliver Street between First Avenue and Fifth Avenue there will be vendors and activities for children including three huge bouncy toys, craft and game tables, face painting, a 4-H Club petting zoo, and even a gocart track. There will also be all kinds of vendors selling jewelry, beads, crafts, clothing, art work, and various types of food from fudge, pizza, Ukrainian food, to tube steaks
and more. The regular Saturday Farmer’s Market will be going ahead as usual in Herb Gardner Park. First Nations celebrations will take place in the Shoppers Drug parking lot. Performers in Spirit Square will include Rosetta Paxton, who recently performed for the horsedrawn carriage rides and luncheon held at the Seniors Village, performing with her band Hwy 97, Perfect Match, Dynamic Downfall, and a special appearance by the Williams Lake Pipe Band. Performers at the WLCBIA stage include Cariboo Idol finalists Mark Gilman and Oren Barter, Amber Bowen and a belly dance group. Performers from the
Potato House play will also be doing some travelling skits to promote their play which is on stage Saturday evening at the Potato House on First Avenue starting at 7 p.m. In the afternoons Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Williams Lake Rotary Club will be putting on outdoor steak-out barbecue dinners in Lake City Ford’s back parking lot from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Start your morning off with breakfast at one of the outdoor community breakfasts put on by the Rotary Club in the Lake City Ford back parking lot 7 to 11 a.m. Friday through Monday. Friday through Monday the Knights of Columbus
MIOCENE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Volunteer Appreciation June Draw winner: NORM LESLIE Norm has lived in the Miocene area for 16 years along with his lovely bride. Norm has been part of t Miocene Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years, the being the Deputy Fire Chief for the last 12 years. N Norm is reƟred, but does spare bus driving for School District 27. He also volunteers with the Knights of Columbus and sings in his church’s choir.. Thank you NORM for all you do!!
pancake breakfasts run 7 to 11:30 a.m. in the SaveOn-Foods parking lot. Saturday night the entertainment continues with the band Savage West in the Let R’ Buck Saloon behind the Stampede Grandstand and the band Appaloosa performs at the Barn Dance in the Curling Rink. Appaloosa and Savage West also join forces to provide the dancing entertainment in the Let R’ Buck Saloon on Friday and Sunday nights. One way to get a close up view of the animal athletes participating in the rodeo is to take in the animal athlete tours offered behind the bucking chutes on Sunday and Monday mornings starting at 9 a.m.
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