Fair full of fun and good memories

so many people in Barriere over the weekend that cellular telephone service was almost non-existent

Ring-man Robin Schilling presents the 10-and-under lamb trophy to Lee Fraser of Louis Creek

Ring-man Robin Schilling presents the 10-and-under lamb trophy to Lee Fraser of Louis Creek

The sun shone down once again on all three days of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere.  This was the 64th year for the event, which celebrated 100 years of 4H in Canada throughout the weekend.  Fair organizers say they were very happy with the turnout of visitors, and although Monday seemed a little light, the numbers were definitely up on Saturday and Sunday.  In fact, there were so many people in Barriere over the weekend that cellular telephone service was almost non-existent due to all the activity on mobile devices, which apparently overloaded the Telus system, proving it not capable of handling that much traffic.

The North Thompson Agriplex drew a myriad of visitors who wanted to see the building that was built by the donations and hard work of hundreds of community and area businesses and individuals.  One fair-goer summed the weekend up most elequontly when she said, “I am amazed at what a small community like Barriere can do because the people who live here have embraced a goal, and worked together to achieve it.  I wish we could do that in my community.  You are all most fortunate to live here.”