Editor, The Times:
Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Big Barriere Block Party on June 25 looks like it is going to surpass our expectations. We have close to 50 vendors, including non-profit groups, farmers market booths, artisans and small businesses. We still have room for a few more vendors but space is limited.
Our kids zone is shaping up nicely with a bouncy castle, face painting, children’s games, an obstacle course and even a dunk tank. Scouts Canada will also provide games that showcase what they do.
We will have a large variety of food available from several food trucks plus we will grill up hot dogs on our own cart. People can also feel free to pack a picnic and come on down.
Our main stage features an amazing opening band in the Clearwater Secondary School Garage band. From what I’ve heard these kids are the future of rock and roll.
Our main attraction will be the Chris Buck Band out of Vancouver – this year’s winners of the BCMA country club act of the year award and are one of the most popular touring country acts in British Columbia.
The Big Barriere Block Party will be happening on June 25 from 4 till 8:30 p.m. at the Barriere bandshell. Entry will be by donation, with all proceeds going to the North Thompson Volunteer Centre