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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