North Thompson Fall Fair

Santa’s sleigh and reindeer will be arriving at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility in Barriere Dec. 16. (Jill Hayward photo)

NT Fall Fair and Rodeo hold AGM and prepare for Christmas At The Fair

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) are truly back…

  • Nov 30, 2022

 

Lewis Bloomfield is pictured blowing out candles while celebrating his 100th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Diane Bloomfield photo)

Happy 100th birthday to Lewis Bloomfield

Lewis Bloomfield may be finding it hard to absorb that on Tuesday,…

  • Nov 2, 2022

 

Barriere Secondary School Coach Travis Repka (r) poses with students who raised over $3,000 from a dunk tank they hosted at the North Thompson Fall Fair this year. The funds are being used to purchase new athletic equipment for the school including volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, rugby balls, badminton racquets, and other equipment. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary buy equipment with Fall Fair dunk tank income

Barriere Secondary School (BSS) athletics hosted a dunk tank at this year’s…

 

Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)

Modern Middle Ages returns to Barriere

The Shire of Ramsgaard is located in the shining Principality of Tir…

Numerous competitions took place during The Shire of Ramsgaard gathering Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere, including an active rapier and sword competition. (Jill Hayward photo)
Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)

Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports a big hit at annual North Thompson Fall Fair

The annual Bull Of The Woods 2022 Amateur Logger Sports Competition held…

Event organizer Ben Leffler of Laughing Loggers is shown presenting Marleen (last name unavailable) with the Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports Champion LumberJill award at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere on Sunday, Sept. 4. (Laughing Logger photo)
The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)

VALLEY VOICES: NT Fall Fair Exhibit Hall showcases rural lifestyle

The 2022 Annual North Thompson Fall Fair took place at the fairgrounds…

The 2022 North Thompson Fall Fair Exhibit Hall (in the Barriere Curling Rink) presented a smorgasbord of rural living in the North Thompson Valley during the Sept. 3-5 event. (Jill Hayward photos)
The 4F Lamb Group made for a colourful and fun entry in the annual North Thompson Fall Fair Family Parade in Barriere. (Photo submitted by Bev Murphy and)

North Thompson Fall Fair Family Parade welcomes heroes and unicorns

By Marguerite Dodds BARRIERE, B.C. - Thank you to all participants and…

  • Sep 14, 2022
The 4F Lamb Group made for a colourful and fun entry in the annual North Thompson Fall Fair Family Parade in Barriere. (Photo submitted by Bev Murphy and)
Ben and Linda, from the Netherlands flank Louise Lodge in the driveway of her Barriere home on Aug. 27. The couple enjoyed overnight hospitality at the Lodge home as they continue on their world cycling tour fundraiser. (Louise Lodge submitted photo)

Open your door, open your heart

By Louise Lodge Do you think you could arrive in a town,…

Ben and Linda, from the Netherlands flank Louise Lodge in the driveway of her Barriere home on Aug. 27. The couple enjoyed overnight hospitality at the Lodge home as they continue on their world cycling tour fundraiser. (Louise Lodge submitted photo)
Santa’s little toy tester, Princess Alyson. (Nancy Chappell photo)

VALLEY VOICE SFROM THE PAST: Royal year yields memorable moments

This article originally appeared in a North Thompson Fall Fair special section…

  • Sep 1, 2022
Santa’s little toy tester, Princess Alyson. (Nancy Chappell photo)
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Time to get practising for the ‘chicken dance’

No alcohol Family Dance at Fall Fair geared for all ages

  • Aug 28, 2022
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The North Thompson Fall Fair facility in Barriere is almost ready to go for their 73rd annual event over Labour Day Weekend.  (Firefox photo)

Countdown is on, NT Fall Fair almost here

By Beverly Murphy Barrere, the countdown is on! Soon we‘ll be opening…

  • Aug 18, 2022
The North Thompson Fall Fair facility in Barriere is almost ready to go for their 73rd annual event over Labour Day Weekend.  (Firefox photo)
The Family Parade is a great opportunity for the whole family, and all ages, to enjoy a walking parade from the high school to the fairgrounds in Barriere on Monday, Sept. 5. (NTFFRA file photo)

Barriere Family Parade wants you on Labour Day Monday

By Marguerite Dodds The whole family, plus your pets are invited to…

  • Aug 17, 2022
The Family Parade is a great opportunity for the whole family, and all ages, to enjoy a walking parade from the high school to the fairgrounds in Barriere on Monday, Sept. 5. (NTFFRA file photo)
The Bull In The Woods Amateur Logger Sports competition held at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere, B.C., on Sunday, Sept. 4, is a whole lot of fun for folks to cheer on local competitors and teams throughout the day. (S/J File Photo)

Amateur logger sports competitors wanted at Fall Fair in Barriere

Get your entry in for Bull Of The Woods Amateur Logger Sports, Sept. 4, at North Thompson Fall Fair

The Bull In The Woods Amateur Logger Sports competition held at the North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere, B.C., on Sunday, Sept. 4, is a whole lot of fun for folks to cheer on local competitors and teams throughout the day. (S/J File Photo)
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Less than a month to go for Barriere Fall Fair

Annual North Thompsom Fall Fair and BCRA POLARIS Championship Finals Rodeo Sept. 2-5

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Kids were wowed when a giant transformer robot entered the Circus Funtastic ring in the North Thompson Agriplex. (Jill Hayward photo)

Circus wows the crowd at North Thompson Agriplex

When North Thompson Valley residents heard a circus was coming on July…

Kids were wowed when a giant transformer robot entered the Circus Funtastic ring in the North Thompson Agriplex. (Jill Hayward photo)
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Fall Fair invites businesses to enter ‘Best Decorated’ contest

Calling all Barriere businesses, are you ready to enter the North Thompson…

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Circus Funtasik is bringing A SUPERHERO ADVENTURE to the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere on July 10. (Circus Funtastic photo)

Circus Funtastic coming July 10 to North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere

Calling all superheroes, it’s time to mark Sunday, July 10, on your…

Circus Funtasik is bringing A SUPERHERO ADVENTURE to the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere on July 10. (Circus Funtastic photo)
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s fairgounds and Agriplex facility is the home of the Yellowhead 4-H Club. Pictured are Yellowhead 4-H members in front of the Agriplex in 2014. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)

Sponsors provide for repair on North Thompson Agriplex cooler

If you have been to the fairgrounds facility in Barriere you may…

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s fairgounds and Agriplex facility is the home of the Yellowhead 4-H Club. Pictured are Yellowhead 4-H members in front of the Agriplex in 2014. (Yellowhead 4-H photo)
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program introduced their 2022 candidates on Saturday, June 11, at a Banner Night and Apron Auction in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. Pictured are current reigning 2021/2022 Ambassadors Angela Rutshke (l) and Morgan Bennett (r), shown with newly crowned candidates, Jesimae Harrison (center left) sponsored by Armco Construction Ltd., and Devyn Bloomfield (centre right) sponsored by TNL Cattle & Contracting, with tiaras, banners and flowers . A third candidate, Makayla Akey, sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House was unfortunately unable to attend the event but will be receiving her tiara and banner at a later date. (Jill Hayward photo)

North Thompson Fall Fair welcome new candidates to Ambassador Program

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s Ambassador program is now…

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program introduced their 2022 candidates on Saturday, June 11, at a Banner Night and Apron Auction in the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere. Pictured are current reigning 2021/2022 Ambassadors Angela Rutshke (l) and Morgan Bennett (r), shown with newly crowned candidates, Jesimae Harrison (center left) sponsored by Armco Construction Ltd., and Devyn Bloomfield (centre right) sponsored by TNL Cattle & Contracting, with tiaras, banners and flowers . A third candidate, Makayla Akey, sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House was unfortunately unable to attend the event but will be receiving her tiara and banner at a later date. (Jill Hayward photo)
Jill Hayward and husband of almost 50 years, Bob, standing behind the Platinum Jubilee cake at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, June 12. (Submitted photo)

North Thompson residents awarded Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin

The honours were handed out during a ceremony at TRU on Sunday

Jill Hayward and husband of almost 50 years, Bob, standing behind the Platinum Jubilee cake at Thompson Rivers University on Sunday, June 12. (Submitted photo)