Many activities and events take place in the Cariboo

The Williams Lake Stampede and Canada Day events are in full swing this year after events were suspended due to the pandemic.

Today (June 30), the Stampede will have its first rodeo at 6:45 a.m. There will be various presentations and an opening ceremony to kick off. Once these are completed, there will be professional rodeo events, a mountain race, a wild horse race and a wild cowgirl race. From 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. there will be performances by Chad Brownlee and Karen Lee Batten.

Until Friday, Canada Day events will take place at Kiwanis Park, where the City will team up with the Williams Lake Farmer’s Market. The story of what will happen at the event can be found here.

The Williams Lake Rustlers will have their rugby matches at 9.30am and continue until 4.00pm.

There will also be racing at Thunder Mountain Speedway. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m., with racing starting at 6:00 p.m.

For the Stampede, grandstand doors will open at 12:00 p.m., with the second rodeo show taking place at 1:45 p.m. At 9:00 p.m., Karen Lee Batten, The Tumblin’ Dice and Dakota Pearl will perform. It will last until 2am.

Look at Saturday, The third rodeo show will be at 1:15 p.m. The 2020-2022 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame recipients will be introduced, followed by rodeo events and races. Musical performances will be the same as Friday.

This will be day two for the Williams Lake Rustlers, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thunder Mountain Speedway will have more races that will have qualifying at 5:00 p.m., and the race will start at 6:00 p.m.

For Sunday, at 1:45 p.m., the BRC bull riding will take place, as well as the mountain race finals and the final loop of the wild cowgirl race. Musical performances will be the same as Friday and Saturday.

Thunder Mountain Speedway will see qualifying begin at 12:00 p.m., with races beginning at 1:00 p.m.

You can find the full list of Stampede events and times on their website here.

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