Christmas parade brings in the season

The Annual Christmas Parade in Barriere, held this year on Saturday, Dec. 11, brought the spirit of Christmas right into the heart of Barriere.

(Left)  The Rotary Clubs of Kamloops joined with the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society to win two awards in the parade.

(Left) The Rotary Clubs of Kamloops joined with the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society to win two awards in the parade.

The Annual Christmas Parade in Barriere, held this year on Saturday, Dec. 11, brought the spirit of Christmas right into the heart of Barriere.

Although weather was icy and below zero, parade participants were not deterred, nor were the families and spectators lining Barriere Town Road.

Parade Marshall Sylvia Chivers says she was very pleased with the support the event received from everyone, and she wished all of the participants “a very Merry Christmas”.

Winners entries in Christmas Parade were:

Best Float, Commercial

1 – Baillie’s Towing

2 – Insight Tire

3 – Defiance

Best Float, Club

1 – Barriere and District Riding Club

2 – Rotary Clubs of Kamloops

3 – North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Royalty

Best Float, Group

1 – Success by Six

2 – Community Forest and Rotary Club

3 – The Classy Red Hatters

Best Horse and Rider

1 – Dan and Katie, with dog Foxy

Also participating were – Barriere Search & Rescue, Barriere Ambulance, Barriere Fire Department, Barriere Detachment RCMP and the Barriere Food Bank.