Artists: Tiffany Jorgensen and Sarah Sigurdson
Funded by: Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex
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The Gibraltar Room is a multi-purpose room located in the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. This room, frequently rented for weddings, conferences, meeting, films, concerts and lectures, can be set up theatre or banquet style and is available for rent.
In August of 2010 the WIlliams Lake Cycling Club, City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District were proud to open the newly constructed Boitanio Bike Park. Covering over 10 acres, the park is the largest of its kind in the interior of BC. It has 6 major jump lines, pump track, drop zone, flow trails and log work right in the centre of the City. We suggest a run on Fox Mountain (Hillbilly is amazing) then roll down Broadway to the Fox Mountain Brewery, over the bank and you’re in the park. Or just session the park all day while the rest of the family relaxes on the grassy fields of Boitanio Park.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2018
Funder: City of Williams Lake
This display is made up of three murals located in the foyer of the Cariboo Memorial Arena Complex. Each mural celebrates the rich hockey history of our area, and the importance of sports to building a healthy community. The three teams depicted; Alkali Lake Braves – circa 1931, the Williams Lake Stampeders – circa 1961, and the Williams lake Mustangs – circa 1982, were selected for both their accomplishments, as well as their time frame between them to show how long of a time hockey has been played in the area. Many of the players were imported in and have stayed on and have become important leaders and businessmen in the community.
Painting so many faces together proved to be a challenge. One of the most intriguing parts were to get the head sizes for every one correct. One does not realize that the people in the back row will be just a tiny bit smaller than in the front. One size does not fit all!
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Independent Respiratory Services (IRS) is a BC operated full service respiratory company. We have been providing sleep apnea and home oxygen therapy to British Columbians since 1996. We are committed to providing outstanding respiratory therapy, timely reporting of results and ongoing client care.
Our operations are clinic based with over 40 locations across the province of BC that also facilitate the respiratory therapy needs of people in all areas around these locations.
Kiwanis Park is truly a park for the young (and young at heart)!
Located in the heart of downtown and adjacent to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, the park contains a Little League ball field, tennis courts, a state of the art spray park, swings, slides, adventure play structure, washroom, picnic facilities and gazebo.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2002
Funded by: Communities in Bloom, City of Williams Lake
Initially, this mural met with some resistance from the Firehall. The Fire Chief thought the mural would be flowers and he wanted none of it. Half way through the mural creation, the firemen decided they liked it. When the mural was completed they all posed proudly for a picture in front of it. The firefighters were later inspired to paint the door in the wall red to match the mural. It is fitting that the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society now inhabits this building and its past use as a firehall will not be forgotten thanks to Dwayne’s vivid mural. Depicted here is a history of three eras of fire-fighting. On the right, we see a steam-powered water pumper connected to a horse buggy. Centered is the large spool for water hoses. The men would push the hand cart to the fire where they would connect to a water truck or to a water hydrant. On the left is a modern-day fire truck beside fire fighters in action wearing modern-day gear. The fire itself was inspired by the Tony’s Leather fire (1950) downtown Williams Lake.
Dwayne’s challenge here was to blend eras in a readable way. Notice the illusion he has created of the wall falling and the fire is coming towards the viewer. Dwayne worked closely on this mural with eldest daughter, Denica Davis, who was at the time an aspiring young artist.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2011
Funded by: Cariboo Central Arts and Culture Society and BC’s Community Tourism Opportunities program via the Cariboo Coast Tourism Association, and with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake
This is a mural where you can find new hidden details each time you look. Notice the sky is a river, look for where the water runs backward, find the impossible angles. There are hands throughout the design, creative hands holding and gasping and building. The large silhouette figure is abstract to portray an idea coming into the world, cradled by an artist’s hands. This mural shows ideas becoming art. It celebrates how an artist’s hands birth ideas that transcend the physical world.
This mural was created using Dwayne’s usual method. He designs the image, then puts the image over a photo of the wall on his computer, then puts a graph on the actual wall and blocks in the design using the graph. However, Dwayne and Steven soon went “off book” with this creative process. An error during graphing made the main figure in silhouette far larger than intended. Happy with the effect of the error, the artists found themselves inspired to add faces in the cloud, include hidden animals, and delight in painting details that can only exist in an imagined world. Dwayne worked with his son Steven on this mural. The wording on the mural’s commemoration plaque is written by Steven.
The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society is a BC registered non-profit, operating under contract by the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake. CCACS manages the Central Cariboo Arts Centre, distributes project grants, support grants, and Fee-for-Service funding, and offers other resources to artists and arts groups in Williams Lake and Central Cariboo areas D, E, and F. CCACS also manages the Central Cariboo Arts Centre, maintains an up-to-date calendar of arts and culture events in the Central Cariboo, and operates the Performances in the Park concert series.
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The Cariboo Regional District Library is an integrated public library system that currently provides library services to residents of the regional district through fifteen branch libraries.
We serve an assortment of Fair Trade organic coffees, teas, and cold beverages. We also offer a variety of freshly baked goods, including gluten free and dairy free. The Bean Counter proudly serves locally grown products when available.
Our eye doctor, Dr. Kate Dalrymple, and our eye care staff are here to care for all of your vision needs. We handle everything from comprehensive adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, keratoconus, dry eye, to the treatment of eye diseases like glaucoma and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK. We also welcome eye emergencies.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2007
Funded by: Communities in Bloom, City Vacuum, Paint Depot, City of Wiliams Lake in recognition of Doug and Floris Martineau
Communities in Bloom asked Dwayne to paint a ranch scene, and he wanted to depict an old-fashioned branding. Dwayne painted from photos he’d taken years ago at a Dorsey Ranch branding. The scene reminds him of Texas Fosbery’s Ranch, by Lee’s Corner out west, a place Dwayne spent a lot of time as a child. Dwayne says if it weren’t for his first horse Knothead, an $85 gift from his father, he would have been a cowboy. Fortunately for us, Knothead lived up to his name and Dwayne got so frustrated with the horse that he chose a career in the arts instead. Dwayne says these days only the small ranches brand like this and that, for the most part, the whole branding culture is gone. The modern ranches tag their cattle on the ear. This ranch scene is inspired by the Dorsey Ranch by Anahim Lake in Tsilhqot’in territory “out west” along highway 20. An old fashioned “branding” is taking place, where cowboys heat the branding irons in the fire and seer the cattle in the spring. The boy sitting on the back of the truck is Dwayne as a child, enjoying the company of a ranch hand he remembers that always found time to play guitar and tell stories when there was fencing work to be done.
The texture and shape of the wall dictated the mural design. On the left where the wall is high subjects are close to life-sized. On the right, where the wall is shorter, subjects are receding into the distance. Dwayne and Steven spent a lot of time painting the ranch’s ground, working to achieve the illusion of it falling back. The wall had been freshly stuccoed which made painting in textures quite challenging. Dwayne’s son Steven helped by painting the trees and the ground.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2003
Funded by: Communities in Bloom with special thanks to City of Williams Lake, Rotary of Williams Lake, Canadian Tire (WL), Kal Tire, Tire Craft, Big O, Bee Jay’s Towing, Big B Tire, OK Tire, Fountain Tire and Sam’s Restaurant
Communities in Bloom had just opened the River Valley Trail. Dwayne wanted to bring an image of the trail to downtown. He found a beautiful spot, photographed it thoroughly, and then painted it as accurately as he could. You can look for the exact spot on the trail by entering at the Mackenzie access point, and then turning left (south) on the trail. Passerby, Ralph Heitman, suggested to Dwayne that he should paint a deer in the bushes. Dwayne did so, and also added a fawn. Now, over a decade later, trees have grown up in front of the painted deer and fawn. You can still peek through and see them – which Dwayne invites school kids to do when he takes classes on mural tours. The mural depicts a specific spot on the River Valley Trail, a 12km pedestrian and biking path that runs from Williams Lake to the Fraser River.
Dwayne says this mural is all about light, the light of an single moment in time. This is his most nature-focussed mural and he has used an impressionist style. Dwayne painted this one all on his own.
We are a very RV-friendly town! We have free RV-only parking right in the core of the downtown, across from beautiful Boitanio Park and just steps from all amenities.
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Welcome to Williams Lake and District Credit Union. We are a local, member-owned full service financial institution offering a complete range of competitive products and services to meet all your financial needs.
We are on a journey to discover the life God has for us. Our church is about sharing life together and there are ways to stay connected here at The Salvation Army.
We exist in our Community to provide a place that offers new hope and real help to those who need it most
Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) Non-profit Society is made up of community members who are committed to to promoting literacy through awareness, advocacy and by initiating and supporting learning opportunities.
We work collaboratively and in partnership with others, in response to individual and community needs focused on marginalized learners, and to inspire lifelong learning.
Call the midwife! Cariboo Midwives are full scope registered midwives serving Williams Lake and area. The midwives are free through MSP. During pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period the midwives provide holistic medical care for their clients.
Grace Space Boutique sells new and gently used women’s and children’s fashions and accessories, all of which have been donated or are sold on consignment. Proceeds support the Adult & Teen Challenge Society of BC, an organization that helps people overcome addiction issues. A community care office has been opened in Williams Lake and offers group recovery classes, one-on-one recovery classes, mental health coach, and a concerned persons class (for people who are concerned about someone in addiction).
Clear View Accounting was founded in 1998 by Denise Messer. We strive to offer quality accounting, bookkeeping, payroll outsourcing, administrative, and support services. Our tax services are concerned with personal, business (proprietors), corporate, provincial logging, non-profit organization, and registered charity tax returns. We’re known for our ability to customize our services to meet our client’s needs.
At Clear View Accounting, we provide reliable, multifunction accounting, bookkeeping, and administrative and support services to a wide variety of private, commercial, and industrial businesses. We work closely with our clients to establish a relationship that is unique to each, providing permanent or temporary support as their individual demands require.
Downtown Williams Lake is a not-for-profit business improvement association which engages in a variety of revitalization and marketing activities geared specifically towards attracting residents, tourists, investors, entrepreneurs, workers, and ultimately more shoppers, diners, and service-seekers to the downtown.
To enhance our dynamic and flourishing community, with downtown at its heart.
We support our mission with the spirit of collaboration, integrity, and respect, and with a deep-seated sense of community.
As the heart of the Colourful Cariboo Culture, we will become a highly prosperous and socially desirable business, multicultural, and recreational destination.
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We are an Indigenous broadcasting group supporting revitalization and restoration of Tŝilhqot’in language and culture while building on the need to discuss relevant indigenous issues on a shareable platform to thousands across the country. As the Tŝilhqot’in Nation won Aboriginal Title in the Supreme Court of Canada- a first in Canadian history- we broadcast important discussions relevant to First Nations, Inuit and Metis across Canada
Established in 1995, the BC Adjustment Corporation (BCAC) identified a need for Insurers to investigate and settle claims professionally and equitably, while maintaining a good rapport with their Insureds. BCAC possesses extensive experience handling both property and liability claims in the commercial and residential sectors. Our company also provides services to other levels of the insurance industry, including plaintiff and defendant work relating to bodily injury claims for lawyers and provincial automobile insurers. We specialize in claims handling needs of insurers providing coverage to First Nation Communities across the Western Provinces.
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The Drop In Center is a save place for men and women over the age of 16. At the Drop In Center, people can enjoy a wide range of activities including free internet access, crib, pool, puzzles, arts and craft, hair cuts, Netflix, as well as a full gym, and a coffee shop. The Drop In Center is a drug and alcohol free building where people are encouraged to build healthy relationships, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Drop in Center also offers Counselling, and has a full time Outreach Worker available to assist clients Monday to Friday.
Lo’s Florist proudly serves the Williams Lake area. We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.
Thriftbucket is a carefully curated secondhand boutique, featuring vintage items and many unique pieces! They do their own sourcing, and love handpicking special pieces for their special customers! Donations are always welcome. It is the mission of Thriftbucket to keep as many clothes out of the landfill as possible. They sort donations, giving to many great resources, such as: Williams Lake BGC, Women’s Contact Society, Hamilton Emergency Shelter and local daycares. This work ensures that the clothing is not going to an overworked thrift store, or ending up in a landfill, but instead going directly to those in need.
Artists: Brittany Murphy, Jazmyn Lyons, Mandee Beaulieu, Tiffany Jorgensen and Sarah Sigurdson – 2020
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA, Williams Lake Indian Band & Williams Lake & District Credit Union
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2008
Funded by: Communities in Bloom
This garden scene was inspired by one of Dwayne’s earliest trips to the coast where he saw Bouchard Gardens for the first time. Those early memories, combined with input from Communities in Bloom, gave rise to the sanctuary now depicted on the wall. A garden scene from the Artist’s imagination.
The mural was originally planned with a border all the way around, but it was a challenge to create the illusion of the brick receding back towards the painted gazebo. Dwayne achieved the “walk in” feel by extending the painted brick outside the border to the bottom of the wall, where the painting now touches the real parking lot cement. The painting is done in an impressionist style, with details blurred, and is meant to be gazed at from a distance. Artist Lee Sollenberger and friend Darren Thompson worked with Dwayne on this mural. Darren painted the black border surrounding the picture and learned to paint flowers. The three had a great time working on the mural together and Dwayne says that to date, this mural was the most fun to paint.
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John D. Russell (1960) studied law in Vancouver (UBC) and specializes in business law. Since 1992 he has been an attorney, first at Thompson & Elliot in Vancouver, and from 1996 as an independent lawyer in Williams Lake, BC.
His practice includes guiding corporate law transactions, which can involve financing and real estate components. He also has extensive experiences in other related solicitor’s work including leases, wills and estate planning situations.
John has clients in various sectors such as industry, trade and services, including manufacturing, trucking, automotive and timber and timber products.
John has postgraduate courses in mergers, acquisitions, insolvency, real estate and financing transactions, tax and corporate reorganizations.
We provide recreation and culture programming to at-risk youth as a means to crime prevention, as well as providing social and restorative justice services to vulnerable populations.
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Canada’s forests play a key role in drawing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in trees and other organic matter. Cariboo Carbon Solutions’ mission is to increase carbon storage in forests, reduce emissions of carbon from forests, and make forests more resilient to changing climate. While reforestation is key, so are fiber supply, wildfire impacts, stand tending and harvesting techniques.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake is dedicated to providing innovative mentoring programs, which build healthy relationships for children and youth.
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From design to completion we strive to meet all our customers’ building needs, completing their project on time, on budget and with as little disruption to their household as possible. We are dedicated to building lasting impressions. Our focus is on delivering high-quality made-in-BC custom cabinetry and construction to the residents of the Williams Lake Area.
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Domino’s Pizza in Williams Lake, BC offers both carryout and delivery options for your convenience! Located at the intersection of 2 Ave. N. and Borland St., Domino’s is never far away! Order pizza delivery to your home after attending an event at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, or pick up a fresh, hot carryout on your way home from class at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus. No matter what the occasion is, Domino’s can help provide you with a worry-free meal!
Fresh bread, buns, cinnamon buns and assorted goodies, baked fresh daily. We carry many deli items such as sausage rolls, mini pizzas, subs, and salads. We also create beautiful trays of various foods by order.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2013
Funded by: A Downtown Williams Lake BIA Initiative in partnership with Davis Arts. Project made possible with contributions from Williams Lake and District Credit Union, Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake.
In 2013 Williams Lake was coming out of a depression and Dwayne felt inspired to paint the 1920’s era, a time that felt care-free and playful. He chose to paint a speakeasy scene because he noticed there were three windows on the wall, and that made him think of the three entertainment venues in Williams Lake that burned down: The Maple Leaf Hotel (1920-1977) at 1st and Oliver, the Ranch Motel (1919-1921) at Oliver Street and Mackenzie and the Lakeview Hotel (fire 2005) at Oliver and Yorston. The other half of the mural depicts a bakery, which Dwayne chose as a tip-of-the-hat to the building’s current occupant, Taylor Made Cakes. A speakeasy and bakery from the roaring 20’s era. Find Charlie Chaplin enjoying a moment out of the spotlight.
Dwayne’s mural uses a forced perspective to create the illusion that one could walk into the mural. The original plan was for the business there to set up a patio, table and chairs, which would have added depth to the trompe d’oeil effect. Downtown Williams Lake BIA Summer student, Abbigayle Taylor, worked with Dwayne on this mural. Abbigayle is the daughter of the couple that own and run the bakery Taylor Made Cakes, the business directly beside the mural.
Artists: Tiffany Jorgensen & Sarah Sigurdson
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake – Rural Dividend Grant 2019
Re tsitcw-emp … home. Not just a dwelling, not just a location. Home is safety. Love. Family.
We are proud to present this beautiful Downtown Williams Lake mural, painted by the very talented Al-Lisa McKay of Miss White Spider Arts. A mother’s arms protect and shelter, giving peace and security despite the pull of the wind. The colours in the mother’s dress represent wisdom and bravery, and the red dress of the daughter represents courage. This mural glows in the afternoon sun and adds such warmth and beauty to our building.
We want to thank Al-Lisa for bringing this vision to life, and also thank Williams Lake First Nation for giving their guidance and blessing to the project. The mural is a recognition of the past, a tribute to the journey that has taken place, and a hope for healing to continue in the future.
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Looking for the best nearby casual dining steakhouse and no-frills restaurant in Williams Lake BC? MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual is about feeling like you belong, where everyone feels comfortable in his or her own way. It’s a place where you don’t have to be something you’re not, you can just be yourself and come as you are. Enjoy tasty affordable creations like our Canada AAA signature steaks, famous Mikeburgers, tasty pastas, big bowl salads, and house-branded wines and beers. Great value. A daily happy hour. No stuffed shirt attitude. Just real people and great food. A favourite Williams Lake BC restaurant, come in, unwind and enjoy our fantastic food and drink specials. Visit us today at our Williams Lake BC steakhouse. And be as casual as you like.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2012
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA, Cariboo Friendship Society and support of the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake through the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society
The “What a Boy Wants” sign above the bike for sale is Dwayne’s tip-of-the-hat to the biking community that was just starting to take off at the mural’s painting in 2012. General Mercantile & Tack did not really exist, but it is the kind of store that would have been the hub of each community during the 1890’s. Featured in the mural are the real historical figures Judge Begbie (1819 – 1894), standing beside the entry to the store, and Lloyd Cyclone Smith (1895 – 1932), standing in the doorway holding a saddle. The Dry Goods salesman, sitting with a cat, was painted from a photo of the property owner’s grandfather.
Dwayne chose to paint in sepia tones to give the mural a 19th century feel. The only detail not in sepia tones are the flowers in the window boxes, which Dwayne added to bring colour to the mural. Dwayne wanted to make this mural approachable and he capitalized on the empty space in front of the mural wall by creating a design that lends itself to interaction. His goal was to make the viewer feel they are part of the mural. The many people who pose in front of this mural, with vintage cars and clothing, or just for fun, are a testament to Dwayne’s success. Two amateur artists, Miranda Fontaine (staff at Friendship Society) and Jamie Moore (summer student at Downtown Williams Lake BIA) helped to paint this mural. Dwayne likes to mentor amateur mural artists. Typically, he creates the mural design and then shows the artists how to paint rough work, or specific details. On this mural, the young artists had the opportunity to paint quite a bit, and Dwayne spent as much time mentoring as he did painting himself.
Laureen is a passionate and creative artist who has developed a special ability to capture the essence of youth through the lens of her camera. Always interested in photography, she began her professional career, inspired by her three beautiful boys. Her desire to create one-of-a-kind images of her children saw her photography evolve in a unique artistic direction – a direction which has resulted in an exciting and growing business. Ongoing study and experimentation with photography and the latest in digital software provides Laureen with the skills and knowledge necessary to create photographs that exceed the expectations of her clients.
Laureen’s relaxed and creative approach to each photo session brings out the best in her subjects and allows her to capture their individuality in ways others can’t. Laureen has a preference to shoot in natural light and outdoor settings, resulting in photos that are rich in colour and contrast. Whether photographing children, families or individuals, her distinct images capture the moment, stir emotions and spark imagination.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis & Steven Davis-Gosling
Made Possible by: Dan and Vivian Simons, Spectre Automotive, City of Williams Lake, plus individuals and community groups. (The most prominent of these are acknowledged in a plaque dedicated to the mural.)
(From Dwayne Davis, artist) The mural’s purpose is to show the moose that reside in our area, and to bring awareness to their environmental needs to help keep a healthy and strong population for future generations to enjoy.
The project was originally the brainchild of Kane Fraser. He mentioned to Dan Simons that the wall on the building would make a great spot for Dan to have a mural. Dan in turn asked me at Davis Arts to come up with a concept and a quote. I made a concept package that Dan took around. The original design for the wall was laid out with more sky and smaller sized moose, to help to limit the cost of the project. I was asked by Scott Nelson to make the moose more prominent in the design … “Go big or go home!” So I changed the layout to the design that became the framework of the now finished mural.
Painted mostly in acrylic exterior house paints, the 22 X 55 foot Cow Moose mural was painted over 25 days.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2003
Funded by: Communities in Bloom, City of Williams Lake
Communities in Bloom (CIB) asked Dwayne for a mural of local industry. Dwayne chose the four industries depicted, and CIB approved his design. The cowboy and the horse are not based on specific individuals to give a timeless and universal feel to the figures. End of the Roll had just moved into the building and they were happy to see the mural going up. The mural depicts Williams Lake’s four industries, from left to right: Ranching, tourism/rodeo, logging and mining.
Dwayne’s challenge was to combine such different scenes into a single congruous work. He wanted to give each industry its own space and tie them into a shared experience, a goal and a challenge that faces Williams Lake’s diverse community. To achieve his goal, Dwayne focused on areas of colour, thinking in blocks and shapes rather than image details. The rider and horse figure work as a separation between our oldest industry on the left, and our two more modern industries on the right, the cowboy embodying the courage and resilience that has pulled our community through the ups and downs that come with a natural resource-based economy. Dwayne had some help with the cows from his son Steven.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2014
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA and City of Williams Lake on Williams Lake’s 85th Anniversary
Dwayne wanted to paint a scene from a roadhouse which were vital centers during the goldrush era before the railroad. Dwayne says the stage coaches could only make 20-30 miles a day, so we had a lot of these roadhouses dotting the gold rush trail. They provided a post office, café, and hotel services to gold miners. Towns like Williams Lake grew up around the roadhouses. The practice of the day was for gold miners to stop and get rest and supplies on the way to Barkerville and then, depending on their luck, they would return to the roadhouse to either buy it, or work there until they could afford to get back on the goldrush trail. This is the scene from a typical roadhouse, a stopping place for stage coaches on their way to and from the Barkerville gold rush. The mural is dedicated to the many posts that serviced the road-weary travellers of the 1860’s to the mid 1900’s from Lillooet to the Cariboo to Barkerville. The car and truck are from the 1920’s. The man on the horse is Antoine Boitanio (1880’s – 1940’s) who was born on the Alkali Lake Reserve and was instrumental in starting the Williams Lake Stampede. Boitanio Mall, Boitanio Park and Boitanio Lake all bear his hame. The man smoking is Charlie Twann, honoured in 2006 by BC Cowboy Hall of Fame after 70 years of working on cattle ranches. When Dwayne was a child he saw Twann’s photo and he always remembered it – he painted Twann’s photo into this mural because his pose reminded Dwayne of all the Tsilhqot’in cowboys. The man in the middle is the property owner’s dad who is still alive and well and living in the area.
Sepia tones are used to capture the feel of a time long ago. Dwayne used the truck and car to anchor the foreground of the mural in the actual modern-day parking lot, to give the viewer the impression that one could step into the past and join the gold rush fever. Dwayne had help from his uncle Stew Davis, who is not an artist but was willing to do blocking-in work. Artist Elizabeth Hoelderl contributed her skills to parts of the pick-up and the car wheels.
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Artist: Young Naturalists Club with Sashi Star, 2011
Made Possible by: Delainey’s Lock & Key, Scout Island Young Naturalists Club, and the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s Waste Wise Program
Sick of seeing graffiti on the side of their building, Angie Delainey organized this painting event to both paint over the existing graffiti and hopefully deter future vandalism. The paint was sourced at Central Cariboo Disposal’s paint recycling program by Mary Forbes of the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s Waste Wise Program. In an average year, the paint recycling program diverts tens of thousands of paint cans and spray cans, which are instead returned to the depot where both the containers and the paint contents are properly recycled. Community members have the opportunity to use this paint for their home projects. For information call Central Cariboo Disposal, 5101 Frizzi Road in Williams Lake at (250) 392-5893.
Members of the community and the Young Naturalists Club (over 50 people!) came out on a beautiful spring-weather Earth Day, working under the direction of Sashi Star, who brought cohesion to the many pieces of art being created simultaneously. This was truly a community effort! Viewers will notice a red-winged blackbird which represents Scout Island (the bird is part of their logo), and several caribou which represent the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society. Since this wall was painted, there has only ever been one unsanctioned addition – a small “stick man” added to the corner. All other graffiti has ceased.
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The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities. Using a reconciliation framework that addresses contemporary hardships for Indigenous families in ways that uplift all Canadians, the Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture and be proud of who they are. The Caring Society proudly works with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children.
Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2004
Funded by: Communities in Bloom, City of Williams Lake, Peterson Contracting, The Paint Depot, Leon’s Painting, Windsor Plywood, and Davis Arts
Dwayne says the railway wasn’t supposed to travel through Williams Lake originally, it was planned for the much larger centre at the time 150 Mile House, then on to Quesnel. But, “in true wild-west fashion” says Dwayne, “someone paid someone and somehow, the railroad got re-routed to its current location and this City’s future was assured.” Another strong influence that helped to build Williams Lake is the Stampede Rodeo, an event that will reach its 100th year in 2026. Now a popular family attraction, the Stampede started out with dare-devil events and wild parties in the streets and many unruly cowboys locked in jail. As for the mural’s three “Williams,” William Pinchbeck (1831 – 1893) was a gold rush roadhouse operator, ranch owner, and an officer for the British Columbia Provincial Police. Chief William, namesake of the City of Williams Lake, was chief in 1842 when the first priest, Father Demers, visited the Cariboo and New Caledonia. Chief William offered Father Demers his own house to stay in and the Chief himself moved into his son’s house next door. Chief William was responsible for keeping the peace between the Aboriginal people and the early gold miners in 1859. He died in the smallpox epidemic of 1862. His son Chief William Junior took over leadership of the Williams Lake Secwepemc people and after some persistent lobbying he managed to convince the provincial government to give his people the Sugarcane reserve in 1879. While Dwayne was painting the mural, a passerby, William Lyne, told him about his own relative, William Lyne Senior who was an early settler in the Williams Lake area. Dwayne looked at the photo and promptly added the 3rd William to the mural. This mural was painted for Williams Lake’s 75th birthday and depicts the town’s early influences: The Pacific Great Eastern Railway, cowboy & ranching culture, and the City’s three “Williams”: William Pinchbeck (left), Chief William (centre), and William Lyne Sr. (right). The cowboys here are Pierro Squinahan and Patrick Chelsea shown performing an early stampede rodeo event called Roman Racing where cowboys would ride two horses with one foot on each horse.
At a mural price of $4000, and the largest mural Dwayne had ever been commissioned for, his challenge was to keep costs down. During the long painting process, it rained often and at one point the scaffolding got stuck and almost tipped over. Our prolific Dwayne Davis almost became part of Williams Lake history right then and there! Of all Dwayne’s murals in Williams Lake, this one covers the largest square footage. Lion Carrigon donated time to prepare the wall for the mural and Peterson Contracting donated power scaffolding so Dwayne could access the complete wall to paint it.
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I have recently returned the Cariboo and I look forward to building my practice. During my schooling, I provided treatments for a variety of conditions, from neurological origins, pre/post-orthopedic surgery, to working with pediatrics, the elderly and athletes. I enjoy helping my clients through assessment and modifying treatment plans to their individual needs using neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, myofascial release, Swedish massage, joint mobilizations and muscle energy techniques. I always offer suggestions for remedial exercises and hydrotherapy as home care. In the future, I plan to further my knowledge in visceral manipulation and myofascial release techniques.
Artists: Tiffany Jorgensen and Sarah Sigurdson – 2019
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA and The City of Williams Lake
Kome Sushi was established in downtown Williams Lake in October 2018, and is run by one sushi chef and one assistant chef. “Kome” means “rice” in Japanese, and Kome Sushi offers a premium Japanese rice for their unique sushi menus. ‘Aburi oshi sushi’ are some of their most popular dishes, with wild salmon, albacore tuna and other varieties of seafood. Their ‘2nd Avenue Roll’ and ‘Wakey-wakey roll’ are also popular menu items. Order online for your convenience, and pick up your order at 24F Second Avenue S. Please visit Kome Sushi online to see the full menu and place your order.
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Established in 1961, Williams Lake Association for Community Living is an accredited, non-profit organization. We recognize the inherent value of each person within our community. We also understand that every individual deserves the right to make their own choices. Our goal is to create the support structure needed to ensure adults with diverse abilities have the freedom to live and work on their own terms. WLACL works to address our participant’s unique needs and helps every individual integrate with the larger community through access to employment services, residential initiatives, education opportunities, social activities, and more.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2004
Funded by: The Williams Lake Tribune
Clive and Irene Stangoe purchased Williams Lake The Tribune from George Renner in 1950 and published the paper for the next two decades from the lower floor of their home situated on Oliver Street. Clive was the publisher and Irene was the community editor. In 1973 The Black family bought The Tribune and moved it to its current location on 1st Ave. North. The Williams Lake Tribune was the first paper purchased by the now huge community newspaper chain Black Press. The cowboy silhouette is from the Tribune Paper’s logo. The Tribune wanted its original location, the Stangoe home, painted in the mural along with cows to symbolize Williams Lake’s western culture. Dwayne pulled the 75th issue of the paper and combined the real content of that issue with his made-up story about Communities in Bloom – a tip-of-the-hat to the organization that initiated the mural program.
The first challenge with this wall was the vent that spewed out black residue. Dwayne decided to cover the vent with the dark figure in silhouette. His next challenge was to make the mural both nostalgic and modern. He achieved this by painting the old Tribune building in a realistic style, and painting a larger-than-life paper sporting a 3D page curl. Dwayne had help from his son Steven who painted the cows, trees, and the silhouette.
Williams Lake, a picturesque community is known for its rich history. The city is popular for the rodeo and lake activities and a stay at Hamilton hotel puts you at an advantage. Guests get to enjoy sheer luxury when they stay at Hamilton Hotel, which is conveniently located near the center of the town and is close to shopping areas, restaurants and activity centers. We offer the right combination of services for all kinds of vacations. If you are visiting Williams Lake, this is where you really want to be.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2015
Funded by: Crosina Family, Downtown Williams Lake BIA, City of Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District
The mural is on the wall of a building owned by Louis James Crosina and Clara Anna Noble’s great-granddaughter, Anita Crosina. This was a fun mural to paint because many people stopped by to tell Dwayne and Steven their memories of the Crosina family and of that era of local history. Back in 1963 Lil died unexpectedly of a heart attack while working in the 153 mile store, after which the door was locked and was never re-opened. The store has remained undisturbed, just as Lil left it, and is now a time capsule and a treasure for historians. There is a plan to move the 153 mile store and contents to downtown Williams Lake where it can be enjoyed by the public. Louis and Clara Crosina (1800’s) beside their only daughter Lil Crosina’s portrait and their one of their three son’s with his horse and dog. Also depicted are the Crosina family’s 153 mile store (1904 -1963), roadhouse and ranch.
Dwayne used the three windows in the building to separate the mural into scenes spanning time and place. Sepia tones set the mural in the deep past. The scenes are so compelling the viewer has the experience of not seeing the windows at all. The texture of the wall itself was a challenge for the muralist. It is bumpy, deep and porous stucco and it soaked up a lot of paint. Dwayne used caulking to smooth out sections were detail was needed, and some of those areas now come out further than other parts of the wall. Dwayne’s son Steven helped paint this mural.
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