Quesnel’s 1st Annual Food Fest!

This festival will be an exciting addition to Downtown Quesnel! There will be food trucks from all over the province as well as local restaurants. There will also be live entertainment, demonstrations, and food product vendors! Watch this page for contests and more information!

Williams Lake Children’s Festival

Women’s Contact Society is hosting the annual Williams Lake Children’s Festival in Boitanio Park. This is a free family event!
Magic show by Clinton Grey. Live music. Free activities. Door prizes. Concessions.
*with the support of the Cariboo Regional District & City of Williams Lake via the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society

Cariboo Women’s Fair 2018

Join our wonderful Cariboo Community at the 5th Annual Cariboo Women’s Fair, May 4th & 5th.

Friday night is Ladies Night Out with wine, cheese, shopping and live music just for the ladies! $10 entry fee, 19+ years

Saturday is open to all ages and is the perfect outing for everyone in the community. Come with your mom, your daughter, your husband and your friends!

The weekend will offer mini-services from exhibitors, delicious snacks and drinks, wellness workshops with local legends and classic Cariboo fun!

Want to be an exhibitor?
Email: ddeacon@icesports.com or lalbert@icesports.com
Call: 250.395.1353 for an exhibitor package

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Handmade in the Cariboo

Hello and welcome! We invite you to come and join us for the 2nd annual Handmade in the Cariboo Market! Come and support local artisans and small businesses and check out all their one of a kind products.

At the market you can enjoy:
-over 30 local artisans
-good eats and drinks
-door prizes and giveaways
-a great day out with friends and family

$2 admission/ Kids under 12 are FREE.

Interested in being a Vendor or would like to know more information about the event? Please visit our website for more information about the event https://handmadeinthecariboo.wixsite.com/handmade or send us an email at handmadeinthecariboo@gmail.com.

Handbags for Hope

Handbags for Hope is an event that helps raise funds that will go towards Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls. In our efforts to educate and raise awareness about violence.

Purchase your ticket at the Women’s Contact Society $40
51A Fourth Ave S Williams Lake

Introductory Beekeeping & Refresher Course with Diane Dunaway

Learn the basics about honey bee biology, life cycle, disease & pest health concerns. Honey harvest, seasonal management. With a focus on local experience to get you off to a good start! There’s a hands-on Field Day at a later date. Registration $235 + GST includes 2 textbooks. Please message Diane Dunaway.

Retro Anniversary Day #2

Come out in your best 80’s Ski/Snowboard attire for a great day & Receive 10% of your lift ticket with a chance to win a free lift ticket & Lunch from Clancy’s on the Hill

Winter Guided Residency with Peter Corbett

Island Mountain Arts presents a guided residency lead by Peter Corbett, one of BC’s premier plein air oil painters. This guided residency is designed to help visual artists explore their studio practice all-the-while being immersed in the beautiful and historic backdrop of Wells in the Winter. Participants will have an opportunity to go out in the field to paint.

Participants will be given the option of staying in the new IMA residency multi-occupancy building “the Nest” or the historic Wells Hotel. Each Artist will be provided with 24hr access to large bright art studios as well as scheduled critiques, demonstrations, and ongoing hands-on work with Peter.

Peter Corbett is considered by many to be one of western Canada’s leading plein air oil painters. Peter creates small field paintings out of doors then uses these as reference material for much larger pieces created in the studio. Working from nature and the ever-changing light brings a loose spontaneity to his work. Peter’s studio practice also includes abstract and figurative motifs using a variety of different mediums. Peter’s work has been shown extensively in both public and commercial galleries, been the recipient of numerous awards and grants and has been a mentored and teacher in various capacities.

Peter is also a professional biologist, former outdoor adventure guide, and loves to share his enthusiasm for nature while painting out of doors.

6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Bath Accoms $700 + GST
6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Private Bath $750 +GST
6-day Session without accoms $500 + GST (if available, priority given to artists that sign up for the residency)

Call to Register: 1-800-442-2787

*Additional week of studio residency available for a discounted rate of $350-400 (only available with IMA Building accom)
*See scholarship and bursary information below, IMA strives to make this program accessible to professional and emerging artists through providing subsidy.
*Participants are welcome to use the studio spaces 24hours a day.
*Participants must bring with them their own supplies; easels, mobile painting walls, and tables are provided.