Barriere punk band Let’s Go will be opening up for Madison Olds at a live music event in Barriere next weekend to raise money for the town’s skateboard park as well as the Big Barriere Block Party. (L-r) Tyler Hall and Dustin Doherty of Let’s Go. Photo submitted

Bands to raise funds for skateboard park

By Jaime Polmateer

Kibbles and Beats Entertainment is hosting an all ages live music event called Winter Bash 2 next weekend to raise money for the skate board park in Barriere as well as for the Big Barriere Block Party.

The acts scheduled to take the stage include singer/songwriter Madison Olds, whose styles include folk, indy and pop, with support from local punk rockers Let’s Go, who’ll be entertaining the audience on Feb. 23 at the Barriere and District Senior Society Drop-in Centre beginning at 6 p.m.

“We need money toward completion of the skate park; right now the dirt foundation has been laid, and one of the next steps would be just more grassroots funding toward our goal,” said Tyler Hall, front man of Let’s Go, who’s taken part in several fundraisers for the park.

Aside from the live music there’ll be a concession on site, a Mario Kart 64 video game tournament, an RC race track courtesy of Tricycle Trading Post and a silent auction.

Those who take part in the Mario Kart tournament get a chance to win various prizes from board games to time at a virtual reality gaming studio called Sweetnams in Barriere.

“It’s going to be a great time for the whole family,” said Hall.

“It’s going to be fun and it’s going to help support building the skate park—it’s an event where young people can come and they’re also going to be supporting the Big Barriere Block Party.”

A similar event last year brought in about $2,200 for the skateboard facility and organizers are anticipating another good turnout.

Entry costs $10 per person, or $30 for families, and anyone looking for more information can check the event’s Facebook page at Madison Olds FT Lets Go.

“People can get more info there if they need it and there’s the Barriere Skatepark Supporters Group on Facebook; if anybody wants to be a part of the skate park association, that’s a good place to reach out or receive updates,” said Hall.

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