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!


Just Posted

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

(TNRD Library)
Let the mystery of the Summer Reading Club begin

Are you ready to ‘Crack the Case’ at the Barriere Library?

(Metro Creative photo)
Gardeners of all ages invited to enter 2021 NT Fall Fair contests

The North Thompson Fall Fair Drive Thru scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4,… Continue reading

Milsom Lodge was built in the East Barriere Valley when the Milsom brothers purchased two parcels of land in 1911, DL 2323 and DL2324. (Milsom’s photo)
The Milsom Lodge: The mansion, the ballroom, the history

“At the turn of the century, when so many families were leaving… Continue reading

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. watching U.K.’s COVID struggles but don’t think province will see similar pitfalls

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Highway notices like this come down effective June 14. Public health restrictions on non-essential travel and commercial operation have hit local businesses in every corner of B.C. (B.C. government)
Province-wide travel back on in B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan

Gathering changes include up to 50 people for outdoor events

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Most Read