2019 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees

We would like to congratulate and recognize the 2019 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees!
 
Granberg Ranch – Century Ranch 
DeLeeuw Ranch – Century Ranch
Moon Family – Family
Phillip Camille – Working Cowboy
Lawerence Elkins – Competitive
Willie Crosina – Builder of the Western Culture
 
Congratulations to all inductees! Inductions will take place at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival Friday evening, March 15th and at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo held Sunday April 28th. Please see below photo for more information or visit BC Cowboy Hall of Fame website.
 

Christmas Tea & Bake Sale!

Join the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society on December 9 at 11 AM at the Seniors Activity Centre (176 – 4th Avenue North) in downtown Williams Lake as they prepare for their annual Christmas Tea and Bake Sale in support of the Museum. There will be cookies, squares, and all manner of tasty goodies! Tea is by donation. We look forward to seeing you there!

AGM 2018 Materials

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society would like to remind the membership of the Annual General Meeting on Nov 29 at 7 PM at City Hall (450 Mart St. Williams Lake, BC). For members and anyone interested in joining the society, signup and renewal forms will be available at the door of the event. All materials for consideration at the meeting will also be provided in hard copy at the door.

As per the request at the 2017 AGM, the previous meeting minutes, in draft form, and financial documents are available here for download at your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM. Here’s to a new and productive year at the Museum!

Budget 2018-2019 Preliminary AGM 2018

2018 Museum Of the Cariboo Chilcotin SocietyFS

Minutes AGM 2017 DF

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline November 1st, 2018

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame nomination deadline is quickly approaching on November 1st.

Do you know someone you would like to nominate to be inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame?

Information and forms can be found on the BC Cowboy Heritage Society website or forms are available for pick up at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Nomination Info from BC Cowboy Heritage Society Website below;
Any two people can nominate a cowboy for the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame. Just fill out the nomination form, print it, and send it in with a biography of the nominee (birth place, family, work history); list of accomplishments; reasons why the nominee merits induction into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame; and a Photo(s) (copies are accepted with an application, but originals should be available if the nominee is accepted). The deadline for nominations, for the year, is November 1st.

Nominations can be mailed or delivered to;
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin
1660B Broadway Ave S, Williams Lake BC, V2G 2W4

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin presents the 12th Annual Cowboy Christmas Craft Fair & Concert, November 24, 2018

 

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin invites you to attend the 12th Annual Cowboy Christmas Craft Fair & Concert. Held November 24, 2018 at the Gibraltar Room, within the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex of Williams Lake.  Come and see the various vendors featuring local artisans and crafts, and enjoy great music at the concert. Kids activities and silent auction!

Craft Fair is open 10am – 3pm (FREE Admission)

Open Mic 11am – 3pm

Concert begins 7pm  – Concert tickets are $20 each and available for purchase at the Museum, Margetts Meats or the Open Book!

Evening concert performers include Alan Moberg, Ed Peekakoot, Jason Ruscheinsky and Bruce Rolph.

November 24th is a busy weekend for craft fairs in Williams Lake! Check out the shuttle schedule created to tour you around to all the craft fairs, saving you the struggle of finding parking! Making Christmas shopping easy!

Closed Thanksgiving October 8, 2018

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be closed on Sunday October 7th and Monday October 8th, 2018 for Thanksgiving. Will reopen Tuesday October 9th, 2018 at 9am and resume regular hours.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving.

Special Membership Meeting September 19 to Ratify Transition to the New Societies Act

On September 19 at 7 PM at City Hall (450 Mart St. Williams Lake, BC) the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society is hosting a special membership meeting to ratify the transition to the New Societies Act of BC. All registered members are invited to attend to assess and confirm the transition. The transitioned constitution and bylaws have been sent electronically to all members and hard copies will be available at the Museum for pick up starting now (Sep 13). The documents will also be available at the meeting.

In solidarity with Brazil’s Museu Nacional

Our hearts go out to the Museu Nacional after the tragic loss of tens of millions of artifacts in a fire. For us in BC right now, it is a moment to be grateful that our heritage and historic institutions stand a safe distance from fires. The importance of digitizing and caring for the collection cannot be overstated, which is why we are working tirelessly to ensure that the artifacts, photographs, and archives are well preserved.