Get involved this week with the Rick Hansen Celebration, an SPCA fundraiser, and a Food Policy Council Meeting:
Friday March 23
New at the Cariboo Growers Market: it’s time to reserve your local certified organic, free range turkeys from Family Tree Farms in Quesnel for Easter. The feedback from customers has been overwhelming--these turkeys are delicious.
The Library hosts Preschool Storytime from 10:30am to 11:15am today for ages 3-6.
The Royal Canadian Legion hosts their Friday Meat Draw from 5:00pm to 6:00pm this evening. They are located at 385 Barnard Street in Williams Lake.
Saturday March 24
The Legion hosts their Saturday Meat Draw from 3:00pm to 5:00pm this afternoon.
Join the SPCA this evening from 5:00pm to 11:00pm for their Spay-ghetti and No-Balls Fundraiser. Dinner will be held and C.J.’s Southwestern Grill and will be fully licensed and sponsored by See Ya Later Ranch. The evening will include great Italian food, entertainment by the Perfect Match, numerous fun games and exciting auction items donated by caring local businesses. Call the SPCA at 250-392-2179 for more information.
Sunday March 25
Sundays at the Legion, crib and shuffleboard will be available beginning at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Join everyone at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex today for the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Celebration. The festivities will run from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and will include a Rotary barbecue, local entertainment, a presentation by the Final Medal Bearer, a performance by Don Alder, and a message from Rick Hansen himself. Call the Complex at 250-398-7665 for more information.
Monday March 26
This week at the Station House Gallery, the Main Gallery will showcase Ann Nicholson's exhibit, The Chilcotin War: A Colonial Legacy. The artist, coming from the colonial experience of South Africa and the anti-apartheid struggle there, explores the colonial experiences of the Tsilhqot’in that led to the war of 1864. Upstairs, Faces of Industry is a portrait series of the men and women who make up the local industrial and small business economy of Williams Lake and surrounding areas. Casey Bennet is the artist. These exhibitions are available for viewing until March 31.
The Caribou Brain Injury Society has a Coping Strategies Group which meets every Monday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The group aims to help survivors of brain injury learn positive methods of coping with the effects of their injury. To register for this group, contact the Society at 250-392-7772 for an intake meeting, as this group is for victims of acquired brain injury.
Tuesday March 27
The Library offers Toddler Time from 10:30am to 11:00am every Tuesday for ages 0-3.
Wednesday March 28
The Williams Lake Food Policy Council is having a quarterly meeting today in the Community Futures Boardroom from 1:00pm to 2:15pm. Join them to get involved in our local Food Action Project Priorities and related events, as they're always looking for new members who are passionate about our local food system. If you eat, you are invited. Please RSVP to Michelle at 250-267-2085 if you are able to attend.
The Williams Lake Speed Skating club meets for practice each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. The cost is $75.00 for ten sessions. For more information, contact Yvonne at 250-398-2354.
Today from 5:45pm to 6:45pm, play hockey with the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. This is open for ages 4 through 99, so all are welcome. Please call 250-392-2211 to register.
From 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesdays at the Salvation Army, join Ellen Paynton for a Women’s Only Fitness Class. This is a free program for women and child minding is available. Call the Women’s Contact Society at 250-392-4118 for more information.
Thursday March 29
Every Thursday, the Legion Branch 139 hosts Pasta Thursday, a Legion fundraiser. Dinner is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and includes pasta and sauce, garlic bread, and caesar salad, all for just $6.00. The Legion would like to welcome the community to participate in this wonderful evening of good food and great company.
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