We had a great time in the sun at the “Rendezvous” picnic in the Williams Lake Stampede Park on Sunday July 8 from 10:00 until 2:00. And across the street was the 4th Annual Chuck’s Auto Supply show and shine! Click here for the Wildfire Recovery Cruise Poster.
It was the one year anniversary of the devastating wildfires that rolled through the area in 2017. In addition to the immediate impact of the fires, communities were cut off for 5 and more weeks during the peak tourism economic season. The economic, emotional and social impacts on people and businesses linger.
The following weekend was the Hot July Nights car show weekend in 100 Mile House which was a great success according to reports on their Facebook page.
VI Cruises classic car group was in Williams Lake on the day before the fires started in 2017. We drove through Cache Ck. and Clinton, 100 Mile, Williams Lake and Quesnel as the fires came down from the hills. We went there again this year to spend some time with friends and some money in local businesses. We stayed in Cache Creek and Williams Lake and ventured out to Logan Lake, Ashcroft and Quesnel. We stopped in at Clinton, Hat Creek Ranch, 100 Mile House and other locations along the way.
We send our thanks and best wishes to the businesses which made special offers to persons and vehicles participating in the Wildfire Cruise. We enjoyed meeting you along the road.
The purpose of this site is complete. Thank you for visiting and a special thanks for those classic vehicle drivers who found their way to Hwy. 97 this summer.