Hospice House group marks milestone

Antique Appraisal Weekend chair

Antique Appraisal Weekend chair

For better than two dozen valley residents, two years’ shared vision and efforts led to the marking of a milestone in late May.

Members heard at a May 26 meeting, they have achieved official status as the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society, a registered non-profit society.

Once the applause ended at the Little Fort meeting, members agreed to take their first official step: mailing receipts to a long list of supporters who have already made donations in aid of NTVHHS projects — projects intended to raise funds and public awareness for a hospice house to serve the North Thompson Valley.

“The NTVHHS extends our sincere appreciation to all those who supported (either financially or in kind) the Antique Appraisal Weekend, April 30 and May 1, 2011, in the Little Fort Hall,“ antique weekend chair Pat Paula said this week.

This spring’s antique appraisal weekend was a second visit by Peter Blundell to the North Thompson; he provided his expert services at a similar event in 2009.  As the 2011 weekend wrapped up, Blundell commented that he had been delighted by the diversity of exceptional antiques brought in.  The Vernon-based appraiser said the quality of items shown at Little Fort compared favorably to what he is accustomed to seeing at much larger venues.

Many of those bringing items to be appraised shared his enthusiasm, promising to return again for next year’s antique weekend.  Others came as spectators, and stayed all day, many of them both days.

The antique appraisal weekend is the second of two annual events sponsored by the NTVHHS.  Planning is underway for the society’s third annual Barriere – Clearwater Bike Challenge, slated for mid-September.  That event pits society members from Barriere and Clearwater against one another in a bike race in which riders depart from both communities at an appointed time and race to see which contingent travels the farthest before they meet in the middle.

For a small fee, valley residents wager where, along Highway 5, the bikers will meet.   Watch for the date of the upcoming NTVHHS Bike Challege!



Just Posted

Okanagan Lake (File photo)
Thompson-Okanagan ready to welcome back tourists

The Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association expects this summer to be a busy one

Four Paws Food Bank-Barriere helps area pet owners

Leia Kett (as in Star War’s Princess Leia) has been a Barriere… Continue reading

Dynamic drives and pitiful putting helped even the score

Another Ladies’ Night has come and gone. This season is passing by… Continue reading

(Metro Creative graphic)
BC Liquor Store in Barriere raises $1,026 for grad celebrations

Barriere Secondary is once again a recipient of the annual Safe Grad… Continue reading

BES logo
Barriere Elementary School plans tributes for National Indigenous Day, June 21

Barriere Elementary School advise they are continuing to honour the families of… Continue reading

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Phil McLachlan/(Black Press Media
Man shot at Kamloops shopping centre

The man is believed to be in stable condition

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

Most Read