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A Year in Review: Top 10 News from 100 Mile House in 2023

The year 2023 was filled with memorable events at 100 Mile House, located in the heart of British Columbia’s Cariboo region. From heartfelt community gatherings to artistic expression and historical reflection, here are the top 10 events that shaped the year:

A Year in Review: Top 10 News from 100 Mile House in 2023
  1. Music Takes Centre Stage: The inaugural Party in the Park concerts kicked off the year, bringing together country music superstars and hundreds of passionate music lovers. Throughout the summer, the Vibes in the Park concert series featured lively tunes and a finale by the Prior Street Lush Band.
  2. Spotlight on the Rodeo: The Bridge Lake Rodeo, a cornerstone of Western Canadian heritage, takes centre stage in a documentary film called Rodeo Women: Behind the Scenes. The film explores the important role women play in keeping this iconic event alive.
  3. Nature photographer: Local photographer Brian Thorsteinson is passionate about capturing the essence of the Cariboo through his lens, as evidenced by the countless photographs that adorn his home. His knack for capturing the beauty of nature resonates with many.
  4. Haunted History Paranormal investigators Leanne Sallenback, Corine Carey and Kelly Ireland, known as “Beyond Haunted,” return to the silver screen with their new feature film, “The Most Haunted Places in History.” Their exploration of North America’s haunted locations, including their own journey to their Caribbean roots, captivates audiences.
  5. Teens Take the Stage: Missoula Children’s Theatre brought the magic of live theatre to the 100 Mile House, directing a group of young actors in a lively production of “Rapunzel.” The experience ignited the creativity of many and fostered a love of the performing arts.
  6. Memory in Painting: Local artist Jess Thomas explored the theme of memory and identity in her solo exhibition “Nostalgia” at Parkside Gallery. Her paintings inspired by personal memories resonated with viewers on a deeper level.
  7. Anti-War Statement: Drawing inspiration from the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict, artist Claudia Ring used her platform to make a powerful statement through the artwork “My Anti-War Work.” This thought-provoking installation challenges viewers to recognise the complexity of this issue.
  8. Gingerbread Treats: The festive spirit came alive as children at the South Cariboo Rec Centre learned to make gingerbread houses under the guidance of baker Julia Gordon. Laughter, creativity and a love of sweets filled the air as these miniature masterpieces took shape.
  9. Bridge Lake Fire: In July, the Bridge Lake wildfire threatened the community, showing resilience as residents and emergency crews evacuated. Thankfully, the fire was contained and it was an impressive reminder of the importance of preparedness and community spirit.
  10. Cariboo Region Celebrations Throughout the year, the Cariboo Region celebrates its rich history and vibrant culture. These celebrations enhance community pride and connections to the past.

These are just some of the stories of the 2023 Hundred Mile House. As this year comes to a close, it is clear that this community is full of life, creativity, and deep connections to the land and its people. We look forward to the excitement of the coming year.


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