Despite being a little behind in preparations and not being able to secure a pipe band or local band, the incoming President of Daybreak Rotary says there was still good local talent and entertainment at Saturday’s Stampede Parade in Williams Lake.
“We had some new pieces this year. The birds on stilts was quite interesting and we had a lot of youth groups which was really good to see,” says Sheila Mortensen.
“I think we had some very interesting things in there and some very different things from past years.”
Although some people according to Mortensen said there were not as many as entries as last year, she believes the diversity of the entries this year was good quality.
“I think we managed to hold the parade together fairly well. There were a few little gaps but that seems to be traditional of the Williams Lake Stampede,” says Mortensen.
“Overall I was very happy.”
While the sky was looking ominous, Mortensen adds that she was not disappointed at all with the weather that was just enough for a reprieve from the heat.
“It’s the Cariboo. Just give it five minutes and the weather will change,” she said with a laugh.
“That’s how things go.”
Mortensen says Daybreak Rotary will have a debriefing in a week or two to discuss new upcoming items and things they can improve on.
“Next year it should be even better.”