Category Archives: Media Releases

Media Releases from BC’s Gold Rush Town.

August 12

Shaolin martial arts featured at Barkerville’s 19th annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

According to ancient Chinese astrology, the moon is at its roundest in the middle of the autumn season. Since the round shape of full moon symbolizes family reunion and togetherness in Chinese culture, one of the preeminent festivals in the Chinese calendar is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. During the festival, family members gather to eat […]

August 08

Local governments host martial arts performance in Barkerville

  Williams Lake, B.C. – Local governments in the Central Interior region of B.C. are hosting a series of Chinese martial arts performances between Aug. 18 and Aug. 22, 2016, in partnership with the Cultural Department of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China. The performing group is comprised of 18 elite martial arts practitioners from […]

August 04

2016 Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Saturday August 20th


August 04

Barkerville a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Barkerville had the pleasure of being a guest at the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations Grand Inauguration of the 6th Executive Team Ceremony in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Chief Executive Office of Barkerville, Ed Coleman was honoured to congratulate Executive Chairman, Dian Qi Wang on his new position within the Association and to present Appreciation Certificates to several individuals from 130 […]

May 26

Barkerville welcomes more than 3000 visitors opening week; admission still “pay what you can”

  Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park opened for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19 A record-setting 3300 guests visited the site in its first seven days of operation, compared to the same seven day period recorded each year over the past ten years Nearly 2400 of those guests arrived and/or stayed through the […]

May 18

Barkerville welcomes Kiley Sales as its new Commerce, Partnerships and Giving Officer

Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park recently held a rigorous competition to find a suitable candidate for its new Commerce, Partnerships and Giving Officer. A field of nearly two dozen qualified applicants was narrowed to a shortlist of four exceptional candidates, each of whom met with a five-person committee during a series of mandatory site-tours […]

May 11

Barkerville opens May 19 and admission is “pay-what-you-can”

Brief Barkerville Historic Town & Park opens for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19th. For the fifth straight year, admission to Barkerville is “pay-what-you-can” until the end of May. Barkerville’s 2016 season is brimming with award-winning educational programming, museum displays, live entertainment, restaurants and authentic shopping opportunities, on-site boutique accommodations and nearby camping and cabin options. On Monday […]

April 13

Barkerville to host National Canadian Film Day mini-fest at the Sunset Theatre April 20

Brief On Wednesday, April 20, Barkerville Historic Town & Park will host a National Canadian Film Day mini-festival at the historic Sunset Theatre in Wells, BC. National Canadian Film Day, a REEL CANADA-presented cinematic “happening” now entering its third-year, will see more than 170 concurrent screenings held across the country in every Province and Territory, […]

January 22

Barkerville Timber Kings episode to air Sunday, February 7th at 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Brief This past June, Barkerville Historic Town & Park played host to Timber Kings, the hit HGTV reality television series starring a crew of master log-smiths from Williams Lake’s own Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia… and now the Kings are returning the favour. At 7:00 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, February 7th the sixth episode […]

January 15

Barkerville to host historic finishing leg of Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run on Sunday, January 24th

Brief The Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run from Quesnel to Barkerville takes place January 22nd to 24th, 2016 Now in its 24th year, the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run was once a qualifying event for both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod dog sled races, but in 1998 the competitive focus was […]