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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
City of Williams Lake Marks Cowboy Heritage Week
Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:
The City of Williams Lake is marking Cowboy Heritage Week, March 12-18, by encouraging people to consider the many contributions that the ranching industry provides to the area.
"Ranching one of the most significant contributors to the economic development of the Cariboo-Chilcotin region," says Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb. "This week, we would like to mark that important contribution by celebrating the ways that our community has been involved in working toward preserving and promoting our western heritage."
Every year, dedicated ranchers and longtime cowboys from the Cariboo-Chilcotin and Thompson-Nicola regions are inducted into the Williams Lake Cowboy Hall of Fame. The BC Cowboy Heritage Society has been working since 1996 to preserve cowboy and ranching cultures through special events and scholarship opportunities for young graduates who wish to pursue careers in agriculture.
This is a great week to visit the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, home of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, which is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. The Museum accepts nominations for inductees into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and nomination information can be found at http://cowboy-museum.com/cowboys.html.
The 2017 Inductee Ceremony will be held at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo on April 23, 2017, and the public is encouraged to attend.