Barriere Lions help celebrate 50 years of education in the North Thompson

Barriere Lions Club cooked up a huge spread for the students and staff at the Barriere Elementary School

Top:  Barriere Lions Club members server up 250 pancake and sausage breakfast to students of Barriere Elementary Bottom: Students of Barriere Elementary enjoy a different start of their school day with a hot breakfast in the school gymnasium with their fellow classmates.

Top: Barriere Lions Club members server up 250 pancake and sausage breakfast to students of Barriere Elementary Bottom: Students of Barriere Elementary enjoy a different start of their school day with a hot breakfast in the school gymnasium with their fellow classmates.

Lisa Quiding

North Thompson Star/Journal

The sweet smell of hot cakes and sausages could be smelt throughout Barriere this past Monday morning as the Barriere Lions Club cooked up a huge spread for the students and staff at the Barriere Elementary School.

The generosity of the Barriere Lions Club was brought on by the celebration of Barriere Elementary’s 50th birthday of education in the North Thompson.

Lions members were busy first thing in the morning when the school buses pulled in, greeting students with a hot plate of food outside the school. The students then went and sat down at the decorated tables in school colours in the gymnasium where there was a brief assembly.

Speakers who participated in the assembly were Rhonda Kershaw, School District 73 trustee, and the District of Barriere’s mayor, Virginia Smith, who  addressed the students and gave brief congratulations to the school.

On behalf of the student body, Aurora Sabyan and Kendra Rutschke presented the Lions Club with thank you cards for the generous support for the donation and the cooking of the 500 pancakes and 500 sausages which served about 250 breakfasts.

The ‘Go to Crew’, dressed in neon shirts, consisted of the leadership students in grades five, six and sevens, were some of the great volunteers who helped put on the large event.