Williams Lake, British Columbia

What is Williams Lake, British Columbia known for?


wrestling team

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association action including bull riding, barrel racing, Bareback riding, tie-down roping (Calf roping), steer wrestling, team roping and chuckwagon races (Chuckwagon racing). The Williams Lake Stampede plays host to many top cowboys and international rodeo competitors from Canada and the United States, most of which continue on the circuit to the Calgary Stampede, the following weekend. The Stampede festivities also include a parade of floats from local organizations, such as 4-H groups, native bands, community service groups, the stampede royalty and local merchants. There is also a carnival with rides and games located near the stampede grounds. Scout Island Scout Island, which is birth_place residence Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), British Columbia office1 MLA (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) for Cariboo (Cariboo (provincial electoral district)) '''David Zirnhelt''' is a Canadian (Canada) politician. He was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, located in the Cariboo region of the province's central interior. He obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of British Columbia in political science and public administration, returning to the Williams Lake area, where he became a cattle rancher and a practitioner of horse logging. He was also active as a consultant in various federal, provincial, and First Nations projects related to public policy and economic development.


frequent+fishing

, with whom he enjoyed frequent fishing trips. terminus_b at the Yukon border cities Osoyoos (Osoyoos, British Columbia) Oliver (Oliver, British Columbia) Penticton (Penticton, British Columbia) Westside (District Municipality of Westside, British Columbia) Kelowna (Kelowna, British Columbia) Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia) Kamloops (Kamloops, British Columbia) Cache Creek, British Columbia


news site

Tribune (owned by Black Press) * ''Cariboo Advisor'' Cariboo Advisor (owned by Black Press) * Welcome to Williams Lake "Welcome to Williams Lake" local news site Notable people *Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) filmmaker (Filmmaking) *Extreme sport athlete Trevor Mack. *Montreal Canadiens starting goalie Carey Price regularly attended


close relationship

: www.paralympic.org Sport Results search.html?sport all&games all&medal all&npc can&name hansen&fname &gender m title Athlete Search Results publisher International Paralympic Committee accessdate 13 February 2010 Hansen won 19 international wheelchair marathons, including three world championships. He also coached high school basketball and volleyball. Hansen had a very close relationship with his family, especially with his father and grandfather


community diversity

"display:none" 00 97.5 FM Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) Vista Broadcast Group hot adult contemporary - - Call Sign TBA (100.7 FM Williams Lake, British Columbia) 0 100.7 FM Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) Sugar Cane Community Diversity Association community radio - * The British Columbia Highway 5 Coquihalla Highway Southern Yellowhead


community radio

TV - local Community Access Channel (only available on Shaw Cable (Shaw Communications)) Radio * AM (AM broadcasting) 570 - CKWL (CKCQ-FM), Country, "The Wolf" * AM 860 - CBRL (CBYK-FM), CBC Radio One * FM 94.3 - CISK Sikh Radio * FM 95.1 - VOAR (VOAR (AM)) Christian Radio (broadcasting from Newfoundland) * FM (FM broadcasting) 96.1 - VF2235 (CFNR-FM), First Nations community radio, "Canadian First Nations Radio or CFNR" * FM 97.5

- CFFM-FM, Rock, "The GOAT," formerly "The Rush" and earlier "The Max". * FM 100.7 - CJLJ-FM, planned community radio station, this station's launch date has yet to be announced. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-273 Other radio services There was a Loran-C station at Wiliams Lake. Publications * ''Williams Lake Tribune'' Williams Lake Tribune (owned by Black Press) * ''Cariboo Advisor'' Cariboo Advisor (owned by Black Press) * Welcome to Williams Lake "Welcome to Williams Lake" local news site Notable people *Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) filmmaker (Filmmaking) *Extreme sport athlete Trevor Mack. *Montreal Canadiens starting goalie Carey Price regularly attended organized hockey in Williams Lake as a child, traveling from Anahim Lake, British Columbia by plane. Surrounding communities birth_place residence Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), British Columbia office1 MLA (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) for Cariboo (Cariboo (provincial electoral district)) '''David Zirnhelt''' is a Canadian (Canada) politician. He was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, located in the Cariboo region of the province's central interior. He obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of British Columbia in political science and public administration, returning to the Williams Lake area, where he became a cattle rancher and a practitioner of horse logging. He was also active as a consultant in various federal, provincial, and First Nations projects related to public policy and economic development.


red rock

Columbia McLeese Lake and Marguerite (Marguerite, British Columbia). En route, Highway 97 follows the east bank of the Fraser River to the city of Quesnel (Quesnel, British Columbia), and a junction with Highway 26 (British Columbia Highway 26). Over the next 115 km (71 mi) north of Quesnel, after passing through the hamlets of Strathnaver (Strathnaver, British Columbia), Hixon (Hixon, British Columbia), Stoner (Stoner, British Columbia) and Red Rock, British

Columbia Red Rock , Highway 97 meets its junction with Highway 16 (British Columbia Highway 16) at Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia). North of here, the highway veers away from the Fraser River, and the British Columbia Railway veers northwestward from it. '''Highway 20''', also known as the Chilcotin Highway, and officially dubbed the Alexander MacKenzie Highway (Alexander Mackenzie (explorer)), is one of the two main East-West routes in the British Columbia Interior


wide+high

that region. The Chilcotin district is mostly a wide, high plateau (Chilcotin Plateau), stretching from the mountains to the Fraser, but also includes several fjord-like lakes which verge from the plateau into the base of the mountains, the largest of which is Chilko Lake. The Tsilhqot’in people live today in Alexandria (Alexandria, British Columbia), north of Williams Lake, British Columbia, and in a string of communities westward from Williams Lake on British Columbia provincial


local community

and is home to the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame. * Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society has now operated for more than fifty years. *The Williams Lake Community Band meets on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the band room at WLSS under the directorship of Michael Butterfield. This band performs at local community events such as the Remembrance Day Ceremony, the Stampede Parade, and at anniversary or opening ceremonies such as the Tourism Centre. * The Williams Lake Pipe Band was founded in 2006 and practices at the Royal Canadian Legion in Williams Lake on Tuesdays. * Author Mark Leiren-Young wrote a comic memoir (''Never Shoot a Stampede Queen: A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo Country'') about his experiences with ''The Williams Lake Tribune'', which won the 2009 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. *Williams Lake is referenced in the Swedish movie ''Skills'' Skills during the scene in which various characters from around the world are seen betting on online underground parkour-skateboard-breakdance-martial arts battles. Transportation thumb Beechcraft 1900 (File:Beechcraft 1900D Northern Thunderbird.JPG) of Northern Thunderbird Air at Williams Lake Airport Williams Lake is located on the junction of Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97) and Highway 20 (British Columbia Highway 20). Greyhound Lines provides bus service south to Vancouver and Kamloops, north to Prince George. CN Rail offers freight service north and south of Williams Lake. Local public transportation consists of the BC Transit and HandyDART bus service. The Williams Lake Airport is located birth_place residence Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), British Columbia office1 MLA (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) for Cariboo (Cariboo (provincial electoral district)) '''David Zirnhelt''' is a Canadian (Canada) politician. He was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, located in the Cariboo region of the province's central interior. He obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of British Columbia in political science and public administration, returning to the Williams Lake area, where he became a cattle rancher and a practitioner of horse logging. He was also active as a consultant in various federal, provincial, and First Nations projects related to public policy and economic development.


association+community

"display:none" 00 97.5 FM Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) Vista Broadcast Group hot adult contemporary - - Call Sign TBA (100.7 FM Williams Lake, British Columbia) 0 100.7 FM Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) Sugar Cane Community Diversity Association community radio - * The Coquihalla Highway Southern Yellowhead Highway (British Columbia Highway 5) (Highway 5) is a freeway that bypasses the slower Fraser Canyon portion of the Trans Canada Highway, connecting the cities of Hope, Merritt, and Kamloops. The segment between Hope and Merritt was a toll highway until 2008. North of Kamloops, the route is known as the Southern Yellowhead Highway, and meets up with the main route of the Yellowhead Highway near the Alberta border. * Highway 97 (British Columbia Highway 97) is the longest highway in the province. The highway starts at the American border near Osoyoos. The highway, here known as the ''Okanagan Highway'', passes through the major Okanagan Valley cities of Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon (Vernon, British Columbia), before ending in Kamloops. From Kamloops, it is known as the ''Cariboo Highway'', and passes through Cache Creek, Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), Quesnel (Quesnel, British Columbia), and ends in Prince George. North from there, it is known as the ''John Hart Highway'', and ends in Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, British Columbia). From there, the highway then is known as the famed ''Alaska Highway'', and travels northwest through the province until it reaches the Yukon border. Chilcotin Highway Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) to Bella Coola (Bella Coola, British Columbia) 457 - 110 105 Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) (Cariboo D & E (Cariboo Regional District)) British Columbia CA 18,490 18,760 -1.4 - Early life Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Rick Hansen grew up in Williams Lake, British Columbia. As a young athlete, he had won all-star awards in five sports when he was paralyzed at the age of 15 from being in the back of a truck with his friend,then suddenly the pick up swerved and hit a tree, he fell of the bed from the impact and received a spinal cord injury. He worked on rehabilitation, completed high school, then became the first student with a physical disability to graduate in physical education from the University of British Columbia. Hansen won national championships in wheelchair volleyball and wheelchair basketball teams. He went on to become a world class champion wheelchair marathoner and Paralympic (Paralympic Games) athlete. He competed in wheelchair racing at both the 1980 (1980 Summer Paralympics) and 1984 Summer Paralympics, winning a total of three gold, two silver, and one bronze medal. birth_place residence Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), British Columbia office1 MLA (Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) for Cariboo (Cariboo (provincial electoral district)) '''David Zirnhelt''' is a Canadian (Canada) politician. He was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia, located in the Cariboo region of the province's central interior. He obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of British Columbia in political science and public administration, returning to the Williams Lake area, where he became a cattle rancher and a practitioner of horse logging. He was also active as a consultant in various federal, provincial, and First Nations projects related to public policy and economic development.

Williams Lake, British Columbia

'''Williams Lake''', is a city in the Central Interior (British Columbia Interior) of British Columbia, Canada. Located in the central part of a region known as the Cariboo, it is the largest urban centre between Kamloops and Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia), with a population of 10,832 in city limits. Williams Lake, CY British Columbia (Census subdivision)

Williams Lake hosts the annual Williams Lake Stampede, which takes place over the Canada Day long weekend. It is the home town of Rick Hansen, the Canadian paraplegic (Paraplegia) athlete and activist (Activism) for people with spinal cord injuries, who became famous during his fundraising ''Man in Motion'' world tour.

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