Christmas dinner at Barriere Secondary is a community event

Members of the Barriere Lions Club joined with many other community members to help prepare and serve the lunch. (BSS photo)Members of the Barriere Lions Club joined with many other community members to help prepare and serve the lunch. (BSS photo)
Students at Barriere Secondary get their plates filled during the school’s annual Christmas lunch held on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)Students at Barriere Secondary get their plates filled during the school’s annual Christmas lunch held on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)
Students enjoying the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)Students enjoying the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)
There was no shortage of food at the Barriere Secondary Schools annual Christmas lunch Dec. 15. (BSS photo)There was no shortage of food at the Barriere Secondary Schools annual Christmas lunch Dec. 15. (BSS photo)
Students have some fun while staff head off to find a seat and enjoy their Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary Dec.15. (BSS photo)Students have some fun while staff head off to find a seat and enjoy their Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary Dec.15. (BSS photo)
Students enjoying the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)Students enjoying the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)
Barriere Outdoor Club president Franz Friesinger is shown helping to prepare prepare the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec.15. (BSS photo)Barriere Outdoor Club president Franz Friesinger is shown helping to prepare prepare the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec.15. (BSS photo)
Students enjoying the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)Students enjoying the annual Christmas lunch at Barriere Secondary on Dec. 15. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary School’s (BSS) Annual Christmas Dinner took place at the school on Wednesday, Dec. 15, with school staff and students once again kicking off the holiday season in the community with a very successful event.

“It was a collective effort as we had locals, community members, staff, and students working together to prepare a holiday meal with virtually all the trimmings for more than 450 people combined, as both Barriere Elementary and Barriere Secondary Schools held lunches this year,” reported BSS Secretary In Charge Kris Luison. “The meal was prepared with mountains of potatoes and carrots donated by Simpcw First Nation, and a huge, extra special thank you to Ms. Laura Mairs and Mrs. Glenda Feller for all their hard work organizing and preparing for this wonderful occasion.

“This annual tradition fills more than bellies; it fills hearts as well. What could be more festive than gathering with those we cherish most and sharing a home cooked meal?”

BSS Shop teacher, Liam Fielding, described the gathering as more than just a simple meal, saying, “It’s just a really nice event that brings the community together.”

The event also provides a meaningful experience for students to see positive community involvement in an annual school tradition.

“It’s just so nice to see people who just go out of their way to do something kind for others,” said grade 10 student, Cole Harris.

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