I celebrated with Bob & Lori Slater as Lori received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, honouring her significant contributions in the community. Lori acts as the Chair of the Mayor's Disability Advisory Committee, and has a long list of work she's done, including organizing the Wheels in Motion events in Fort St. John, being responsible for the Accessible Parking Campaign, working with an "Aging with Disabilities" study, and bringing workshops on visitable housing. Congratulations!
It was a mixture of fun and frustration as I competed (unsuccessfully) in the 40th Anniversary of the World Invitation Gold Panning event at Peace Island Park. The annual competition has been held in Taylor since 1972, and the Class "A" event has attracted panners form as far as Holland, Australia, the USA and the Yukon. It was a great weekend with a variety of family activities, including a cherry pit spitting competition, a frisbee toss, a petting zoo, horseshoe tournament and a root beer chugging contest.