Heritage is blooming in Barriere

July 20 the judges for the annual Communities in Bloom competition arrived in Barriere

Communities in Bloom committee members for the District of Barriere turned out in period costumes for their Heritage in Bloom presentation to Communities in Bloom Judges at the Fall Fair Hall last Sunday evening.  Pictured (l-r): Val Stamer

Communities in Bloom committee members for the District of Barriere turned out in period costumes for their Heritage in Bloom presentation to Communities in Bloom Judges at the Fall Fair Hall last Sunday evening. Pictured (l-r): Val Stamer

Last weekend the judges for the annual Communities in Bloom competition arrived in Barriere.  They spent a whirlwind two days getting to know the community, its residents, and our heritage.

The local Communities in Bloom Committee joined with Thompson Valley Players to present an evening of Heritage in Bloom, with the theme being Barriere’s 100th anniversary celebration this year.

From the music, to the ‘dear dairy’ readings; the history of the community and its lifestyle unfolded for the audience.  A special performance by the Thompson Valley Players and Barriere Literacy and Learning’s summer youth theatre camp participants was a highlight for everyone in the audience.

This was followed by a dedication to Manna Salle, who turned 100 last December, and has been a Barriere resident and supporter all of that time.

Refreshments were served, and everyone was excited about the judging that would take place the following day.