Tag Archives: 150th Anniversary

June 25

Celebrate the anniversary of Canada’s first birthday party at Barkerville’s 2018 Dominion Day event

Brief On Sunday, July 1st, 2018, visitors from all over the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first “Canada Day” party in history at Barkerville Historic Town & Park, with a costumed street parade (led by local RCMP in Red Serge and the Quesnel Pipes & Drums band), traditional anvil salute, and traditional […]

August 05

The sappers are coming, the sappers are coming! August 9th-11th, 2015

The Royal Engineers, or sappers as they were colloquially known, were British soldiers who performed a variety of military engineering duties in British Columbia before, during, and after the gold rush, such as bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defences and general construction, as well as road and airfield construction and repair. The Columbia […]

June 23

150 years of gold rush entertainment to be celebrated at Barkerville’s Theatre Royal Gala

In Brief On Saturday, June 27, Newman & Wright Theatre Company officially premieres its 2015 summer season as part of the Barkerville Heritage Trust Annual General Meeting and Theatre Royal Gala The BHT AGM takes place at 11:00 am, followed by a behind-the-scenes site tour at noon, and the grand opening of a wheelchair accessible […]

April 24

Come celebrate a season of sesquicentennials at Barkerville Historic Town

Barkerville Historic Town is gearing up for an eventful 2015 season filled with education, entertainment, and three sesquicentennial celebrations: the 150th anniversaries (1865-2015) of Barkerville’s Cariboo Sentinel newspaper, the Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association’s first public performance (in a saloon) and completion of the legendary Cariboo Waggon Road from Yale to Williams Creek. By 1865, English boatman-turned-Cariboo miner Billy Barker’s namesake […]