(L-r) Virginia Smith and Darlene Hagen oversee the raffle ticket table during the annual Yarden Sale in the gardens at the North Thompson Museum in Barriere. The wagon loaded with gardening goodies in the forefront of the photo was the first prize. Elli Kohnert Photo:

Barriere Heritage Society and Museum hold Yarden Sale

The Barriere & District Heritage Society and the North Thompson Museum held their annual Yarden Sale on Saturday, May 4 at the Museum in Barriere. The day was pleasant and the heritage gardens at the mueum were just starting to come into bloom, although the tulips were already well on their way.

The sale is always an interesting mixture of garage sale items, plants, and socializing, and it is also the day when the, Barriere & District Heritage Society Spring Raffle is drawn. First prize raffle winner of a collapsible wagon full of garden goodies was Marie Downing, and second prize winner of a collapsible wagon was Theresa Robinson.

Heritage Society rep Lorene Fennell said, “Barriere AG Foods deserves a huge thank you for letting us use their lobby to sell our raffle tickets.”

She also noted all proceeds from the event and raffle are used towards the continuing operation and maintenance of the North Thompson Museum & Archives.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


We thank everyone who purchased tickets,” said Fennell, “Your continued support is greatly appreciated.” Christa Dunbar draws the winning tickets for the Barriere & District Heritage Society Spring Raffle while Kim Keating (l) records the draw results, and Darlene Hagen (r) holds the basket of tickets. Submitted photo:

Just Posted

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Upper Clearwater naturalist helps name national lichen

The votes are in for Canada’s proposed national lichen and the Star-tipped… Continue reading

Celebrations continue for Tsilhqot’in Nation after court victory against Taskeo Mines Ltd.

Supreme Court of Canada upholds 2014 decision rejecting New Prosperity mine on May 14, 2020

38 ladies had plenty of room to social distance

A couple of years ago hubby and I purchased 600 (yes, 600)… Continue reading

Invasive Mussel Defence program launches in B.C.

Boat inspection stations are now open at various locations throughout the province… Continue reading

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Oak Bay man stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Most Read