To the editor;
Happy Holidays from the Barriere 100th Anniversary Committee. As we eagerly await the results of our Canadian Heritage grant application, fundraising continues in the community for the construction of the “Splash in The Past” Project, which will provide a Heritage themed splash pad in our downtown park to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
As anticipated, Barriere’s residents have stepped up to the plate with their unwavering support for community projects that will benefit our town as a whole and strengthen its local economy. They’ve done so by participating in various fundraisers, such as the Apple Pie Sale, which raised over $2100, the Interior Savings Movie Night which raised over $1200, and most recently the raffle which contained prizes ranging from a large flat screen TV to a night on the town.
We are happy to report that the winners of the randomly drawn raffle during the late night shopping at AG Foods on Dec. 12, were:
• 46” Flat screen television donated by the Barriere Legion – Terry Simpson
• Framed artistic print by local artist Marie Downing – Larry Holland
• One night stay at the Sandman Inn & Suites with two Blazers home game tickets – Carol Bugera
• Two, two-hour horseback riding trail excursions from Tod Mountain Ranch – Shirley Wittner
• Handmade quilt made by the Barriere Community Quilters – John Clarkson
This raffle has raised over $1200 and we would like to thank all those who sold and/or purchased tickets .
To keep the momentum going, and to celebrate Barriere’s Anniversary, we are going to be holding a Family Fun Night, partnered with Success By Six and Interior Savings, on the Sunday evening of Feb. 9, 2014, at the Ridge. Entry will be by donation with funds raised being shared between the Splash in the Past project and Barriere Success by Six. It’s sure to be a fun-filled (and dare I say it), relaxing, night for everyone. Bouncy castles, DJ, tea parties, crafts, movies, concession, cake walk, playtime, parent retreat with free massages, coffee, tea, pastries, and offerings from local spa service and sales… yeah, it’s going to be a great night. A Facebook page is planned to be online shortly, as well as more details to follow, so mark your calendar to spend some time with your family on the statutory Family Day Weekend.
And best of all, it is Barriere’s 100th Anniversary in the year 2014. We have an entire year ahead of us Barriere to celebrate our Heritage! There is lots planned for 2014 by the Committee and by other valuable organizations that our town is so blessed to have. Keep your eye on the Star/Journal, Facebook and event notices around town during the year so you don’t miss out.
Thank you Barriere for your continued support.
Barriere 100th Anniversary Committee