Williams Lake, British Columbia

What is Williams Lake, British Columbia known for?


years history

highway 20 Highway 20 . such as: Toosey Reserve, Nemiah Valley, Stone Reserve, Anaham Reserve, and Redstone Reserve. The access road was paved only in recent years. History The '''Cariboo Regional District''' spans the towns of Quesnel (Quesnel, British Columbia), Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), 100 Mile House (100 Mile House, British Columbia), and Wells (Wells, British Columbia) in the Central Interior (British Columbia Interior) of British Columbia. demo-cd


community band

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.


150

; In 1863, the town was excited by the news of the construction of Cariboo Road, believing it would pass through their already established and important trading centre. However, the roadbuilder Gustavus Blin Wright rerouted the original trail so that it bypassed Williams Lake and went through 150 Mile House instead.

German 3,725 20.0% - Swiss (Swiss people) 215 1.2% - Finnish (Finns) 150 0.8% - Danish (Danes) 230 1.2% - Iceland (Icelanders) 90 0.5% - Norwegian (Norwegians) 830 4.5% - Swedish (Swedes) 695 3.7% - misc. Scandinavian (Scandinavians (disambiguation)), May include Sami (Sami people) and Kven (Kven people) 85 0.5% - Lithuanian (Lithuanians) 15 0.1% - Czech (Czechs) 120 0.6

% - Maghrebi origins (Maghrebis) 15 0.1% - Maghrebi (Maghrebis), n.i.e. 15 0.1% - misc. Arab (Arabs), 25 0.1% - Chinese (Han Chinese) 150 0.8% - Filipino (Filipino peoples) 25 0.1% - Overseas Indonesian


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.


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.


popular activities

, golf, tennis, swimming (human swimming), soccer (Association football), rugby (Rugby football) and baseball. * There's skiing and snowboarding available at the Mount Timothy Ski Area located near 150 Mile House. * The Thunder Mountain Speedway holds stock car races, and the Crash-to-Pass also holds races in the summer months. * Mountain biking, and hiking are popular activities on trails. * Williams Lake is the home of two cadet corps. The 202 Chilcotin


independent+cultural

was formed in 2010 as a BC registered non-profit society, with a mandate not only to administer this function, but also to serve the many existing independent cultural organizations and events and to facilitate the development of arts and culture in the central part of the region. *The Station House Studio and Gallery Society, Station House Studio and Gallery Society a non-profit organization, was formed in 1981 to preserve and restore the BC Rail Station at #1 Mackenzie Avenue North, and to provide studio and gallery space. Each month, the Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary works in many mediums by local, regional, and touring artists. The Society also operates a gift shop that features the work of local artisans and crafts people. * The Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin offers a glimpse into the Central Cariboo's history 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.


largest gold

evenly between the cities of Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) and Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia), it is on the main route to northern British Columbia and the Yukon. It is claimed to be home to one of the world's largest gold pans (disputed by Nome, Alaska and others). - CKWL (CKCQ-FM) 0 570 AM Williams Lake (Williams Lake, British Columbia) Vista Broadcast Group country


community+diversity

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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

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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