Barkerville’s record-setting season primed by robust provincial partnerships [Part 4 of 4]


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  • The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism visited Barkerville this past summer with the Honorable Coralee Oakes, (then) Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in order to tour Barkerville’s historic Chinatown and discuss future Chinese Legacy Projects
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaboration between the Royal British Columbia Museum and Barkerville Historic Town & Park was signed in Victoria, BC at the opening of the RBCM’s 2015 Gold Rush: El Dorado in BC exhibit
    • this historic MOU outlines the spirit of cooperation and partnerships that the two organizations agree to work on over-time
  • The Spring 2015 edition of the University of British Columbia’s BC Studies publication, which focused exclusively on Barkerville, was launched at both the Royal BC Museum (as part of the Gold Rush: El Dorado exhibit) in May, and then again at Barkerville Historic Town & Park in September, as part of the Barker & Co. Shaft and Shaft House official opening
    • the essays collected in this Spring 2015 edition of BC Studies were the result of a Barkerville-themed symposium co-presented by the Barkerville Heritage Trust and the University of Northern British Columbia as part of Barkerville’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2012, and were written by seven international academics
    • the Spring 2015 edition of BC Studies was guest edited by UNBC’s Dr. Jacqueline Holler
  • Barkerville’s 2nd annual Aboriginal Celebration was a tremendous success, and included the official unveiling of Southern Carrier traditional lands welcome plaque
    • Barkerville’s Aboriginal Celebration is presented in partnership by the Lhtako Dene Nation, the Xatśūll First Nation, and the Barkerville Heritage Trust
  • Barkerville Historic Town & Park, local contractors, and the staff of the Cariboo Fire Centre partnered in late spring, summer and early fall of 2015 to deal with more than 1600 danger trees on key roadways and trails throughout the site and park, by de-limbing and falling all known dangerous trees


“Thanks to the continued support of various provincial partners, Barkerville’s 2015 season saw tremendous leaps forward in infrastructure improvements, education, and promotion. We look forward to working with our current partners – as wells as cultivating new, prosperous relationships – for many years to come.” – Ed Coleman, CEO of Barkerville Historic Town & Park


#1 [from left] Mayor Robin Sharpe, CEO Ed Coleman, Ray Hong, the Honourable Teresa Wat, the Honourable Coralee Oakes, Dr. Ying Ying Chen, and (then) BHT Chair John Massier

#2 [from left] CEO Ed Coleman, Charles Hankin (Stewart Cawood), Miss Florence Wilson (Danette Boucher), Chief Terry Boucher, James Douglas, Dawn Leroy

Photo credit: Carleigh Drew, Barkerville Historic Town & Park