Barriere area students compete at Regional Heritage Fair

Barriere Elementary's Sara Kate Smith will move on to Provincials.

Barriere Elementary School (BES) student Sara Kate Smith will be going on to compete with her project on ‘Gilbert Smith’ in the Provincial Heritage Fair competition after advancing from the Kamloops Thompson Regional Heritage Fair on May 11

Barriere Elementary School (BES) student Sara Kate Smith will be going on to compete with her project on ‘Gilbert Smith’ in the Provincial Heritage Fair competition after advancing from the Kamloops Thompson Regional Heritage Fair on May 11

By Lauren Tremblay

Youth Reporter

On Friday, May 11, the Henry Grube Center in Kamloops, was the meeting place for the Annual Kamloops Thompson Regional Heritage Fair.

This year, the Regional Heritage Fair was only one day long.  The contestants had the chance to go to a total of three places in Kamloops.

One of the places was the Cemetery (right beside the Sagebrush Theater), it was there that we traced tombstone designs that we liked. Most of us thought this activity was a little creepy.

Another part of the field trip was the Kamloops Museum. We played a game where we had to pick items to survive the Gold Rush (it was kind of like Survivor).

Lastly, we had a tour of the CN Railway Artifact Site. We went on different trains, one of which was the 2141 Steam Locomotive. We learned about Billy Miner and about the different train’s artifacts.  At all of the stations we had a fabulous time.

After the tours we went back to the Henry Grube Center.  We split into two different groups, one group was judged, while the other group went outside to do some native activities. We all had a great time singing and playing the native drums.

After everyone was judged we had to do a scavenger hunt through the projects. There were several questions about different projects. After the scavenger hunt, we handed our paper in with our name on it.

The people who organized the scavenger hunt then pulled names from the box. A couple of people won Heritage Fair t-shirts, one person won an i-pod touch and lastly, one person won an i-pad.  Unfortunately, no one from Barriere won the i-pod or i-pad.

We had an awesome day filled with tons of surprises.

Congratulations to Sara-Kate Smith with her project entitled ‘Gilbert Smith’.  Sara is going on to the Provincial Heritage Fair in Abbotsford this summer.

Have fun!