The Potato House Project is a community initiative to celebrate one of the last standing downtown heritage houses of Williams Lake.
Purchased in May 2011, the Potato House is now held by the “Potato House Sustainable Community Society” – a not for profit organization.
Our purposes are to carry out activities that inspire self-sufficiency and a smaller ecological footprint and to operate a high-profile drop-in centre and garden space for the educational benefit of citizens.
At Cariboo Orthotics, we specialize in human kinetics and foot health. When you visit us in Williams Lake, BC – we offer a personalized fitting process with our experienced staff to recommend orthotics or bracing products to help you live a more active life.
We work with local South African producers to bring quality products directly to you, guaranteeing a unique taste experience! All our products are made from natural ingredients. Local artisans work daily to ensure you are able to taste, experience and have a full understanding of how the best ingredients are sourced, packaged and brought together for you to enjoy. We thrive on building lasting relationships. We strive to supply specially selected products while using practices that promote a positive social impact based on passion and craftsmanship.
Trusted in the community for over 30 years, the skilled professionals at Williams Lake Physiotherapy Clinic offer a myriad of treatment methods proven to restore and maintain optimal physical function and mobility. Whether you’re just recently injured or you’ve been dealing with chronic pain for years, physiotherapy is an essential approach to bodily wellness
Caribou Ski Source For Sports is a member of Canada’s largest buying group, and is affiliated with over 150 other Source For Sports stores across Canada. This membership gives us access to top level products at competitive prices.
We are a locally owned sporting good and service retailer, specializing in equipment for Curling, Hockey, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Fitness, Ski, Snowboard & more! We are also your home for lifestyle apparel and footwear like running shoes & hiking shoes to keep you active and in the game. We feature sunglass eyewear, hats, bags, official team jerseys, underwear & kids sports. Custom quality team uniforms, custom apparel and made to order equipment is available in store.
We have proudly been serving Williams Lake and the surrounding area since 1976. We are conveniently located to draw customers from many great surrounding towns including; Quesnel & 100 Mile House
We are an award winning financial planning practice based in Williams Lake, BC with clients from Prince George all the way to Vancouver. We have won awards in all areas of financial planning including investments, insurance, mortgages and the BC North Year 1-4 Financial Planner of the year. Ryan holds a Certified Financial Planner designation as well as a Registered Retirement Consultant designation.
We are a law firm in Williams Lake, operating in the beautiful Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia. We have been providing legal services to the area since 1948, and we are proudly invested in our community. Our team of lawyers and support staff are highly experienced and are committed to helping you. Our lawyers practice in the following areas:
We are a small, close-knit firm. Many of our employees have worked for Exton and Dodge for a long time –with careers spanning two to three to even four decades! All of this experience translates to a wealth of knowledge that aides surveys to be done on time and on budget.
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Artist: Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay, 2018 – with support from Davis Arts
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake/City of Williams Lake
This mural depicts how all life comes from great mystery and then goes back into great mystery. Spirit must be honoured to keep the balance of life and tangible form. So many are disconnected from our true connection to spirit and the natural world. This mural is a prayer for the town to be in balance. This mural combines First Nations culture with the feminine spirit and the importance of salmon, the sun, and animals of the region.
Kucwelcken means Backbone in Secwepemc language. When Al-Lisa was invited to paint this mural, she prayed for a vision to help guide her art. She knew she wanted to honour the First Nations, the feminine, and the salmon. The prayer that came through did so in slow drops and stages. It began with the river mother, the salmon, the sun, and then the animals. Al-Lisa painted gold symbols around the spiral in the sun. It is interesting because the metalic paint is olive green without direct sunlight, some angles make it seem as though it is invisible and when the sun is directly across, the whole painted sun glows shimmering gold. Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay of Miss White Spider Arts designed this mural. She had the help of Dwayne Davis and Dwayne’s son Steven to help her put her “little painting on a very big wall”.
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Since 1999, family owned and operated Lakecity Appliance Repair has provided 100 Mile House, Quesnell, Chilcotin Plateau, Horsefly and the surrounding communities with superior appliance parts and repair services. We repair all major brands of appliances and sell high quality individual parts for the DIY repair at competitive prices.
Built by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in late 1919, the Station House, is Williams Lake’s oldest building and has always served as a centre of activity for the community. Over the years it has been a meeting place for civic, schooI boards and other groups. In the 60’s and 70’s the building fell into a state of disrepair, a bit of an eyesore in fact. A group of concerned citizens formed a Society to preserve it and that group, seeing the need for a cultural centre formally became the Station House Studio & Gallery Society in 1981. Since that time it has again become a place to see old friends and enjoy conversations about the town’s goings on.
The building still has its original wood floors, passenger waiting room bench and blueprints are proudly displayed in the stairwell to the upper gallery.
In 2019 the Station House celebrates 100 years of serving the community.
Located in the beautiful downtown core of Williams Lake, All Dolled Up is a full service destination for women who seek stress relief, relaxation and beauty in a fun and cozy atmosphere.
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The Realm of Toys has everything to spark the imagination! Toys and crafts fill every inch, while The Nerd Corner is packed with geeky goodness for all ages. Need a place to party for up to 8 kids? Check out our Party Parlour for birthdays!
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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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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.
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.
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!
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Many of our clients may not have a lot of experience working with lawyers and dealing with legal matters. Likely, you have many questions. Our Goal is for you to feel comfortable and informed while working with your lawyer.
We are committed to maintaining high ethical standards and standards of conduct, many of which are set out in the Code of Professional Conduct for BC (BC Code), as adopted by the Law Society governors (Benchers).
We offer four main conservation education programs: Water Wise, Waste Wise, Watershed Health, and Sustainable Life. Within these programs we support children, the general public, and businesses in the form of classroom sessions, field trips, community events, workshops, business coaching, brochures, digital campaigns, newspaper columns, signage, and many other educational activities!
We work within the community, with the community, to maintain and enhance the health of the environment as the basis of a strong economy and vital society.
- -To provide conservation education to all sectors of the Cariboo Chilcotin public with the aim of changing behaviours to protect our natural environment;
- -To heighten awareness around issues affecting land, water, air, and climate;
- -To inspire stewardship and careful exploration of the Cariboo Chilcotin region via species and ecosystems education; and
- -To leverage our stewardship efforts by taking action and working with like-minded partners in our region
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.
The Wellness Room offers Holistic Health Services including Raynor Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Energy Healing & Readings, Yoga, Workshops and more.
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.
Our Appraising division has extensive experience in heavy equipment, transportation and auto appraising and salvage disposal.
Oliver & Co. is a full-service law firm with a busy practice servicing clients throughout the Cariboo/Chilcotin and Central/Interior regions of British Columbia.
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.
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.
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Located in the heart of Downtown Williams Lake, The Open Book has been family owned and operated since 1983. Our customers’ love for the printed word means that we’re still here doing what we love. We have over 16,000 titles in stock, as well as calendars, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, gifts, and more! Stop in for a visit or shop online and pick your order up in the store. We can’t wait to see you!
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We have Bowling Leagues for all ages,
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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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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.
Serving the Cariboo with quality photographs for all your identification needs. We also carry many beautiful and inspiring gifts from talented local artisans such as Sudz Naturals and stained glass by Lelie Milton. As well, we carry items from international artisans, including far-reaching fair-trade cooperatives in Ghana and Guatemala. We have a wide variety of crystals, jewellery, smudging essentials, oracle cards and more.
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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.
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
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.
Stampede Glass is Williams Lake and the Cariboo region’s go-to shop for all glass needs. We are a locally owned and operated business which first opened in October 1993 at Williams Lake. We offer auto, residential and commercial glass services. We are fully licensed and insured, and are an accredited ICBC Glass Express shop. Our goal is to offer glass products and services tailored to the needs of our customers.
Our hair stylists are friendly, current and creative, offering full-service, professional haircare for the whole family. This is MY First Choice Haircutters.
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, 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.
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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, 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.
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.
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.
Artists: Tiffany Jorgensen & Sarah Sigurdson
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake – Rural Dividend Grant 2019
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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.
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.
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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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Artists: Tiffany Jorgensen and Sarah Sigurdson – 2019
Funded by: Downtown Williams Lake BIA and The City of Williams Lake
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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.
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.
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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.
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Artist: Dwayne Davis, 2017
Funded by: Owners of Lake City Glass
This mural was a birthday gift from Sheila Mortensen to her husband Chester on his 73rd birthday. “What do you get the man who has everything?” asks Sheila. Well, a mural of course! The couple started their glass business in a garage on 1st avenue back in 1972 when they first moved to Williams Lake. In 1985 they moved their business to their current location. A 1972 garage featuring co-owner of Lake City Glass Chester Mortensen.
When Dwayne first added Chester’s image to the wall, many locals waved at their long-time friend, and did double-takes at what looks like a new garage entrance. The mural feels very life-like and has fooled many people, causing more than a few chuckles. The stucco surface of the wall had Dwayne painting each area 3 times to fill in the tiny stucco holes. This gives the mural’s lines a slightly blurred edge. Dwayne painted this one on his own.
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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.
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Lake City Glass in Williams Lake, BC has been a locally owned and operated glass shop since 1985. We are fully equipped to handle all of your automotive, residential, and commercial glass needs. You can also visit us for a full line of automotive accessories at reasonable prices. Our glaziers are experienced, efficient, and always professional. You will receive high-quality services with great attention to detail and clear, accurate quotes.
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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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.
RE/MAX Williams Lake Realty is a locally owned real estate brokerage. RE/MAX stands out because of its mix of globally recognizable branding, and local real estate agents that have extensive knowledge of the region. Working with a RE/MAX agent allows you take advantage of our outstanding service, continuous agent education, and targeted advertising. Feel good about your whole experience knowing each RE/MAX agent celebrates the culture of giving by supporting various charities through each home purchase and sale in our office.
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Consus completes a variety of work, mainly specializing in the forestry and utilities sectors. Projects vary annually, with a mix of both direct award and tendered contracts. Based in Williams Lake, BC the majority of Forestry work is completed for clients in the Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100MH TSA’s. Our utilities department provides company services throughout the province. Program and project sizes vary depending on client requirements, but for a more detailed list of services we provide please visit our Services page
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Williams Lake is dedicated to providing innovative mentoring programs, which build healthy relationships for children and youth.
3Gen is a family owned and operated business that has been in Williams Lake since 2006. With years of experience, 3Gen is a professional building and renovation company committed to quality workmanship and complete customer satisfaction.
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.
Not only do we offer Signs and Printing, we also create personalized promotional products such as t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads and more. Our spacious facility allows us to offer our customers secure overnight vehicle storage in our compound, a drive-in, heated bay for installations, and a comfortable seating area for customers while they wait.
We are a family oriented restaurant. Every morning we have a breakfast special for $8.00+tax as well Monday to Thursday we have a daily lunch special. Friday there is a lunch buffet from 11am-2pm(while supllies last). Last Sunday of every month is a breakfast buffet from 10-2. Regular buffet is 12.00+tax, seniors(55 and over)& children 10 and up are $10.00+tax. Children 10 and under are priced at a $1 per year. We provide a juice box or small milk, baby fries or mashed potatoes for children 2 and under free of charge. As well as colouring pages to keep them entertained.
We have a seperate catering menu and can hold after hour functions
We supply high performance race winning parts to racers throughout western Canada. Also high octane race fuel, tires, shock dyno service & race shock repairs – for circle track cars, drag racing, road course, off-road vehicles, muscle cars, hot rods & more.
PDS Guard Services has been servicing the security needs of clients in Williams Lake and the Cariboo since 1969. With over 25 security guards available, we are able to provide many different security solutions.
All of our uniformed guards are Provincially trained, certified and licensed. PDS Guard Services adheres strictly to the BC Security Services Act, Code of Conduct and the WorkSafe BC Occupational Health & Safety regulations.
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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.