The Thompson Valley Players Old Fashioned Christmas Variety Show held at the Fall Fair Hall last Sunday was filled with music, laughter and the spirit of the season. Organizer Bev Murphy says the show was pretty much put together in a week, and she thanked everyone who participated and helped bring the Christmas mood to the community.
Barriere Betty made a cameo appearance due to Barriere’s 100 birthday, and members of Leah Jones’s North Thompson Community Chorus from Barriere and Clearwater sang beautifully for the audience. Gordie West crooned some favourites, as did Bob Armstrong, Tracey Corraini, and Jo Jo Red. Dave Baines rendered a great poem by Robert Service called ‘The Trappers Christmas’, and Barriere’s Mayor Virginia Smith read ‘Yes, Virginia, There Really is a Santa Claus’. Gary Peifer showed a hidden talent when he performed as a three-legged man, and proved that the only way to do a three-step dance is of courtse – with three legs! Thompson Valley Players youth members were awesome as usual, garnering plenty of laughter with their Park Bench skit, and creating nostalgia for a time gone by with Dear Diary.
Thanks to sound man Charlie Kibble, Judy Armstrong and those running the concession, and numerous volunteers and supporters the whole event was great entertainment and a fine way to kick off the Christmas spirit in Barriere.