The 2015 Citizen of the Year Award banquet took place on Saturday, May 14, in the North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall. There were just under 200 people in attendance who had come to recognize Hannah, Glenda and D’Arcey Feller for their support of the Barriere community.
The Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA was in attendance, as was TNRD Area ‘O’ director Bill Kershaw, and a representative for Kamloops-Thompsn-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. North Thompson Volunteer Centre representative Bev Murphy presented certificates to Citizen of the Year nominees, Deb Young and Doreen Landry (who was not able to attend). Many spoke regarding how much the Feller family have contributed to the community through volunteering, working with area youth, and just plain being there when needed. Carman and Barb Smith roasted them and also gave their congratulations. Barriere Secondary staff thanked grade 12 student Hannah, and her parents for the outstanding support they have provided the school and its programs over the years. MC’s for the evening were Jennifer Kerslake and Steve Rainer. The delicious banquet was catered by the Station House Restaurant.