It takes many hands to prepare for an event like the Williams Lake Stampede.
President of the Stampede Association Tim Rolph says it’s a huge community effort and by the time the workbees and the stampede weekend is over they will have had 350 people come out and volunteer.
“Things are going really well. It’s busy, it always is,” he says.
“We’re getting all the last minute touch ups done and it’s really good down here. Our workees have been outstanding-a great bunch of people in the community coming out to make sure everything is painted and the grass is cut.”
With the first rodeo performance starting Friday afternoon, Rolph says the crowds coming out to the Williams Lake Stampede have been solid over the years and they’re expecting that again this year.
(With Files from Pat Matthews)