Start this weekend off in the spirit of the season by attending the Barriere Tree Light Up on Friday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Barriere Bandshell in Fadear Park. Attendees will find hot chocolate, hotdogs, a bon-fire, caroling and good friends.
The following day, Saturday, Dec. 10, will start with the Success by 6 and Yellowhead Community Services fourth annual Breakfast with Santa at the Lions Hall. Everyone is invited to attend the breakfast (by donation – monetary, or a non-toy, non-perishable item for the Food Bank) hosted by the Barriere Lions Club, where attendees will find a hearty breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to have your youngster’s picture taken with Santa Claus, as the jolly old elf will be in attendance from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, as will a professional photographer. There is a very nominal cost to have the photo taken, which will be turned into a quality print and available well before Christmas for cards, greetings, etc.
Each youngster will receive a literacy gift back from Santa, and there will be tables in the hall where volunteers will assist the kids in making some fun and attractive crafts for Christmas.
Following the Breakfast, the annual Santa Clause Parade, presented by the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre, will be starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Barriere Elementary School. Everyone interested in taking part should assemble on Airfield road near the Elementary School at 1 p.m. for judging.
The parade route is as follows; from the Elementary School they head south down Airfield Raod and turn left at Station Road, then left again at Barriere Town Road, all the way down to the Post Office where they turn left onto Barkley, and left back onto Airfield Road, finishing back at the Elementary School.
For more information about the parade, please call Sylvia at 250-320-0971 or 250-672-5310.
Weather permitting, after the parade there will be a family skate at the tennis courts, where the Barriere Food Bank will be providing hot chocolate and goodies.