Tag Archives: Theatre Royal

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 […]

March 08

Cataloguing a 1920s and ’30s Clothing Collection

Cataloguing a 1920s and ’30s Clothing Collection by Vasanthi Pendakur, Barkerville Historic Town & Park Fashion in the 1920s conjures images of flappers wearing cloches and beaded dresses. Following the ‘20s were the lace and smooth bias cut dresses of the 1930s. Barkerville Historic Town and Park works hard to preserve and present clothing from this […]

December 08

2017 Theatre Royal CASTING CALL

December 02

Employment Opportunity – Programming Diversification Officer (Full-time, One-Year Position, Extendable with Sustainable Revenues)

Programming Diversification Officer (Full-time, One-Year Position, Extendable with Sustainable Revenues) Reporting to the CEO and teaming with other staff, the position is responsible for developing and stewarding a wide range of activities and programs in B.C.’s Cariboo and Central Interior to advance the reach and participation of this Provincial and National Heritage Site. Prime responsibilities […]

August 18

2016 Lung Duck Tong Mid-Autumn Banquet – Saturday, August 20th

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 […]

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 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 […]

October 14

Barkerville’s “season of sesquicentennials” a record-setting success [Part 1 of 4]

Brief The 2015 Barkerville season resulted in a recent-history attendance record of 60,371 visitors between May 15th and September 27th this is the first year since 2010 Barkerville has exceeded 60,000 guests a variety of factors impacted attendance, including a number of recent improvements to the town and park, amplified earned-media and marketing strategies, and […]