Tag Archives: LaFont

September 14

In Barkerville, the show must go on

Most everyone knows the old show business adage “the show must go on!” I would argue, however, that only those people who work as live entertainers truly understand what the phrase means, because we’ve all been there. We have all pressed through illness, tragedy, and any manner of unforeseen circumstances to make sure that the […]

September 03

The cowboys are coming, the cowboys are coming… to Barkerville Historic Town

From the earliest 19th-century goldfield cattle-drives to the square dance fervor of the 1940s and ‘50s, Barkerville has been proud to play venue to more than 100 years of cowboy culture. This September 5th to 7th, the National Historic Site will once again honour a century of cowboy music, spoken word, and dance at Barkerville’s […]

July 26

Theatre Royal Thursdays are full of fun and frivolity

Today was a big day for the street interpreters in Barkerville. Today we made a little bit of history as we took the stage at the Theatre Royal for the first official and fully-realized street/theatre crossover. For more than a decade now, Newman & Wright Theatre Company has graced Barkerville with musical variety shows and […]

July 09

2014 Barkerville Aboriginal Celebration Schedule of Events

 2014 Barkerville Aboriginal Celebration Saturday, July 12th – Schedule of Events* 9:00 am to 5:30 pm All-day showing of CD Hoy First Nations photo-portraits (slide-show) except during screenings of Wilds to Riches and Canyon War (Map #4) 10:00 am Screening of Wilds to Riches: a Cariboo Gold Rush Documentary (Map #4) 10:45 am Screening of Canyon […]

July 03

Scotiabank helps make Barkerville’s Dominion Day a (one hundred pound) cake walk

Thanks to the generous financial support of the Quesnel branch of Scotiabank, Barkerville’s 146th annual Dominion Day celebrations were filled with fun, frolic, and frosting on Canada Day (July 1st). Although Canada is in fact 147 years old this year, Barkerville held the first-ever recorded birthday party for the new Dominion 146 years ago – on […]

June 29

Hey… look what came in the mail this week!

Thanks, Barkerville Fans!

June 21

People find more than gold in Barkerville

The longer I work in Barkerville the more I am reminded that, although we are now interpreting the history of the first Cariboo gold rush rather than actually living it, we are still very similar to our Victorian counterparts. Many 21st-century Barkervillians come here for one summer season, not really knowing what to expect, and […]

June 18

Two shows plus one dance party equals fun, fun, fun at Barkerville’s Theatre Royal Gala

Barkerville Historic Town’s renowned Theatre Royal opens its 2014 season with a gala event and dance party on Saturday, June 21st that begins with the Annual General Meeting of the Barkerville Heritage Trust at 11:00 am, and ends with a boot-stomping shindig from 9:00 PM onwards at the House Hotel Saloon. In between, at 4:00 PM […]

June 12

Save the Date! Theatre Royal Gala evening is Saturday, June 21st!

More details to follow…

January 23

Barkerville Historic Town welcomes Ed Coleman as new Chief Executive Officer

Barkerville is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Barkerville Heritage Trust has selected Ed Coleman as the new Chief Executive Officer for Barkerville Historic Town.  Mr. Coleman will be filling the shoes of departing CEO Judy Campbell who, after devoting 40 years to Barkerville in a wide variety of capacities culminating […]