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District of Barriere Recreation Committee shines on Canada Day

The District of Barriere celebrated Canada Day 2024 at Fadear Park thanks to the coordination of the district recreation committee and volunteers.

The District of Barriere Recreation Committee showed Barriere residents and guests why they were chosen by the district as such creative community supporters once again on Canada Day. The afternoon was filled with sunny breaks, brief downpours and a lot of fun and laughter according to organizer and Recreation Committee chair, Louise Lodge who said, "Despite the weather, everyone really enjoyed celebrating Canada Day in Barriere as we always do with good food, fun activities and a lot of socializing!" There was something for all ages during the Canada Day event at Fadear Park with local musicians entertaining as residents and guest enjoyed hot dogs, cupcakes and freezies. The recreation committee also handed out Canada Day swag sponsored by the District of Barriere. Dignitaries were led to the stage by the Barriere RCMP honour guard in red serge under the direction of Cpl. Kyle Camalush, the detachment commander in Barriere. Officials in attendance were: Mayor Ward Stamer of the District of Barriere, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Frank Caputo, DOB councillors Lodge and Kerslake, Thompson Nicola Regional District representative Bill Kershaw and Constable Hunt along with Corporal Camalush. The beautifully built band shell provided cover for dignitaries speeches and the string ensemble playing O' Canada. Just as MLA for Kamloops-Thompson, Peter Milobar began to speak a curtain of rain fell but subsided in time for those gathered to enjoy their food, treats and some local entertainment.