It was a windy start for today’s 3rd Annual Winter Carnival in Williams Lake.
Mayor Walt Cobb was on hand with Williams Lake Indian Band Chief Ann Louie, MLA Donna Barnett, and President of the Carnival, Darrick Boyes to cut the ribbon to open the event.
“Next year, I think there’s only to go be two events-kite sailing and parasailing. We really got to talk to this weather man. He did it to us last year, and he did to us again, but thanks to Darrick and his crew they’re going to make it fun for everybody.”
Events for the Carnival which also runs Sunday from 10:30am until 3pm , includes horseshoes, face painting, chainsaw carving demonstrations, First Nations Activities, and a free male syrup candy booth.
“I look forward to all of the activities in the park,” says Chief Ann Louie.
“I think it’s very important the work that Darrick has done over the last couple of years focusing on our youth, trying to keep the crime down in our area, and trying to help our families get stronger so with that I would like to thank all of the people that work so hard to bring all this stuff together every year.”