July 30

Barkerville sends RBC Foundation a thousand thanks from more than a thousand school kids

An inaugural donation towards Barkerville’s Educational Programming: K-12 School Students had more than a thousand children from 32 British Columbia schools singing the praises of the RBC Foundation in the early months of the historic town’s 150th anniversary season.

Students and teachers alike have experienced Barkerville’s exceptional history for decades through the National Historic Site’s award-winning, curriculum-based interpretive School Program. Thanks to the RBC Foundation’s recent gift, Barkerville’s sesquicentennial season launched to much additional fanfare, and much needed supplies, in May of 2012.

“At RBC, we believe interactive education programs help bring excitement into learning and compliment school programming,” said Quesnel Branch Manager Norman Cooper. “RBC is proud to support programs such as Barkerville’s School Program, an offering that provides students with a unique opportunity to ‘go back in time.’”

Barkerville used the RBC Foundation funds to help facilitate the comprehensive schedule for children who participated in the 2012 School Program, as well as purchase materials and supplies required for the implementation of fully-immersive, educational experiences.

“We are particularly pleased to have the RBC Foundation as a donor during our 150th anniversary year,” said Judy Campbell, Barkerville’s Chief Executive Officer. “RBC has always been a great community supporter, and we hope this relationship will benefit us both for years to come.”

The Barkerville School Program runs from mid-May to late-June of every year, and includes seven core elements: Early Justice, the William’s Creek Schoolhouse, Chinese Schoolhouse, Chinatown Tour, Wendle House, Blacksmith, and Mining in Barkerville.

For more information about Barkerville’s School Program, please contact Judy Mooring at 1-888-994-3332, ext. 29, or email judy.mooring@barkerville.ca.