Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Big Barriere Block Party on June 25 is looking like it is going to surpass our expectations. As of June 20 we have close to 50 vendors including non-profit groups, farmers market booths, artisans and small businesses. We still have room for a few more vendors but space is limited.
Our kids zone is shaping up nicely with a bouncy castle, face painting, children’s games, an obstacle course and even a dunk tank. Scouts Canada will also be providing games that showcase what they do.
We will have a large variety of food available from several food trucks. Cook Shack Cravings serves up everything from poutine to deep fried pickles; Taco Nomo will be there with their delicious tacos; the Blue Jar Café will be serving up a selection of drinks; Murray’s Ice Cream will be scooping up ice cream and we will be grilling up hot dogs on our own cart. People can also feel free to pack a picnic and come on down.
Our main stage features an amazing opening band in the Clearwater Secondary School garage band. From what I’ve heard these kids are the future of rock and roll.
Our main attraction is going to be the Chris Buck band out of Vancouver. These guys are this year’s winners of the bccma Country Club Act of the year award and are one of the most popular touring country acts in British Columbia.
The Big Barriere Block Party will be happening on June 25 from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Barriere Bandshell. Entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the North Thompson Volunteer Center.