The May 15, District of Barriere council meeting saw the first draw for the winner of the 100th Anniversary commemorative pin project. Matt Greenall was the lucky area resident whose name was drawn, and he has received a giant gift basket as his prize.
The next 100th Anniversary pin was also unveiled and everyone at the meeting received one.
The pins will now be available at a umber of locations around town, including: the library, District office, and post office. Citizens are already filling in tickets for the next draw which will take place at the North Thompson Fall Fair on the Labour Day weekend.
In other business, the Financial Plan Bylaw No. 112 and the 2014 Tax Rates Bylaw No. 113, were both adopted.
Plans are well underway for the official 100th Anniversary Celebrations set for June 15. The festivities will start at 3 p.m., and will continue until approximately 7 p.m. at the main ball fields.
During the celebration there will be a traditional outdoor ‘tea’, complete with prizes for the prettiest, smallest, oldest teacups for participants. There will be a potluck with a heritage theme (low risk items such as cookies, crackers, etc.).
A heritage costume photo-op component will be included. Bouncy castles will be provided by a service provider at no charge to the District, but will charge a small user fee per bounce session to recoup their expenses.
A concession, music, and traditional lawn games, with more ideas currently being explored for viability are being looked at.
The next council meeting will be on May 26 at 7 p.m.