Hat-trick donation by the RBC Foundation helps Barkerville’s 2014 School Program

A charitable donation by the RBC Foundation towards Barkerville’s Educational Programming: K-12 School Students benefitted Barkerville’s award-winning, curriculum-based interpretive School Program in 2014, and helped to provide exceptional interactive history lessons for students throughout British Columbia this past May and June.

“RBC is more than happy to provide a donation to the Barkerville Educational School Program,” said Kevin Krampl, Branch Manager, RBC Royal Bank. “At RBC we see the value of the historical town and the positive impact it has on all the students who attend.”

Barkerville used the RBC Foundation funds to help facilitate a comprehensive program schedule for students of all ages participating in the 2014 Barkerville 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 return as a donor this year, after two previous, and much appreciated partnerships,” said Ed Coleman, Barkerville’s Chief Executive Officer.  “RBC continues to offer impressive community support, and we hope this relationship will continue to benefit us both for years to come.”

The RBC Foundation is a major supporter of communities across Canada, and believes in the power of the individuals who live in them, as is reflected through RBC’s support of children and youth, sports organizations, emerging artists, diversity and inclusion- all of which help to foster stronger communities.  This is the RBC Foundation’s third gift to Barkerville: they originally donated to Barkerville’s Educational Programming: K-12 School Students in both 2012 and 2013.

The Barkerville School Program runs from mid-May to late-June of every year, and includes seven core elements: Early Justice, William’s Creek SchoolhouseChinese SchoolhouseChinatown TourHome LifeBlacksmithing, and Mining in the Cariboo.

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.


Barkerville CEO Ed Coleman, RBC Branch Manager Kevin Krampl and Williams Creek School Teacher Mrs. Bowron HORIZONTAL