The first order of business at the May 29 meeting of the 100th Anniversary Committee for the District of Barriere was to elect a committee chair. It was decided that Lindsay Arcand and Tasha Buchanan will be co-chairs for this committee.
In preparation of celebrating Barriere’s 100th birthday in 2014, the committee will be asking for participation from the community, participation on the committee itself, participation in the form of letters of support for the splash pad project, and participation in the form of assistance with fundraising events – both in the planning and execution of such events.
One fundraiser was held last week, a family barbecue held at the Bandshell in Fadear Park on May 30. The weather cooperated nicely for this event, with the dark clouds and rain luckily missing the park.
The next fundraiser will be the Heritage Splash Pad Dance at the Fall Fair Hall on June 14, 8 p.m. Local band ‘Zen Rising’ will be providing the music for this event.
Fundraising for the Splash Pad is already well under way, and on Monday, June 3, representatives from Barriere Elementary’s Art For Others will be donating approximately $1500 to this project.
A government grant has been applied for to help fund the splash pad in Barriere, which will require matching funding in part from the community.
Over the next several months there will be more fundraisers held, and if anyone would like to help, please contact the District of Barriere office and they will put you in touch with someone from the committee.