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Long time staff member moves to new community

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
After 13 years at YCS, we wish Heather Adamson good luck in her new adventures as she moves to a new community. Thank you to all the hard work you have done!

Communtiy Centre Gym used as dining space.

Friday Jul 21, 2017
The Dutch Lake Community Centre gym was used this past week for feeding 150-200 firefighters and Emergency Responders that were here fighting the forest fires in the Little Fort areas. The province brought in collapsible tables and food to prepare for breakfasts & dinners.

Annual Trip for Challengers

Thursday Jul 13, 2017
On July 27, a small group of Challengers are going on one of their annual trips. This year there 3 participants going to Vancouver with visits at Science World, Theater Under the Stars, Fort Langley and many more adventures.

Transit buses help evacuate local communitys

Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
Buses from both the Clearwater & Area & Ashcroft-Lillooet systems were utilized for the recent evacuations of the communities hospitals. Thanks to our drivers for their quick responds and helpful assistance to riders. Thank you!

Music in the Park

Monday Jul 3, 2017
As summer begins, the Music in the Park will start July 6 and run until August 31 with many talented artists. Challengers will again be proving a small concession.

New Child Care staff

Thursday Jun 15, 2017
We also welcome new staff to some of the Licenced Childcare programs. Tammy Oliver & Jenn Reid will be working at the Little Stars Daycare in Barriere and Ty Richardson & Thea Ramsfield have been hired to help in Clearwater at the Building Blocks Daycare and Kids Summer Fun Days.

New Tranist Manager

Saturday Apr 15, 2017
We welcome Jack Watson as the new Manager for the Clearwater & Area and Ashcroft-Clinton-Lillooet Transit Systems.

Senior Transit Driver retires

Friday Mar 31, 2017
Jack Schaffer, the Senior Transit Driver for the Clearwater & Area Transit System retires after 10 years of service with YCS. A big Thanks for going above and beyond.

New staff at Work BC offices

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017
We welcome Katherine Abercrombie, Merly Bochnia, Kayla Holowaychuk and Judy Hartman to our Work BC teams in Clearwater and Barriere offices.

Challengers Coffee House

Tuesday May 17, 2016
On June 3, the annual Coffee House Fundraiser for this years Challenger trip will be held at DLCC.

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Challengers Fundraising Gala will be held on Friday, June 3 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre.  Doors open at 5 and tickets are $18 for Adults and $13 for seniors and children.  Advance tickets are available at YCS for $15/ Adults & $10/ Seniors & chilren.  Children under 5 yrs eat for free.  There will be a silent auction and live music to enjoy.  Come out and have a great time!

Splash Park Fundraiser

Thursday May 12, 2016
Splash Park silent auction and garage sale held on April 29 & 30.

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Annual Splash Park Fundraiser with silent auction and garage sale was held on April 29 & 30 at the North Thompson Sportsplex. With many items up for auction and in the garage sale, the fundraiser was a great success.  Splash Park soon to be open sometime in mid July 2016.

Babies of 2015 Party

Thursday Mar 31, 2016
Babies of 2015 Party was held in March and attended well. Located at Dutch Lake Community Centre, mums and their children enjoyed lunch and activities.

Barriere Family Fun Night & PJ Party

Monday Feb 8, 2016
This February 7th, 2016 marked the 3rd Annual Barriere Family Fun Night & PJ Party at the Ridge.

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This community event was made possible by the financial generosity of Success by 6 Barriere, the 911 Youth Golf Tournament, the District of Barriere, donation contributions and many dedicated volunteers.


As in years past, entry is free to the public with donations greatly accepted at the door. Party goers enjoy many activities such as a DJ hosted dance (serviced by Charlie Kibble), a bouncy castle (provided by Jump n’ Jax Entertainment), Uncle Chris the Clown, arts and crafts, a baby & tot room, a movie, a low-priced concession (hosted as a fundraiser by, and for, the After School Program), Learning & Literacy table, a cake contest, silent auction, kid-free parental retreat room (with complimentary manicures by Val Bella Studios) vendors, and balloons!


Funds generated are split between Success by 6 Barriere and the Splash Pad Project Fundraiser. This year, an estimated 245 people attended and a total of $ 1,135 was raised in door donations and silent auction proceeds. Many local businesses and individuals contributed to the silent auction (in no particular order): Quality Contractors, Interior Savings & Credit Union, Interior Savings Insurance, Barriere IDA, Barriere TimberMart, Insight Tire & Auto, Armour Mountain Bookkeeping, Bead Freak Boutique, Cranky Crow Designs, Estylo Hair Design, Sam’s Pizza, North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo, Donna Kibble, Virginia Smith, Dustin Doherty, & Tasha Buchanan.

A number of cakes were submitted for the cake contest this year. Attendees are provided a free ticket to vote on their favorite cake with the cake collecting the most votes winning a $50 Visa Gift Card for its creator. It must have been a tough decision for party goers this year as all of the cakes were spectacularly done but one cake obviously stood out. Brittany Baird (12) & Bishop Lister (6) created an impressive cake titled “Oscar the Owl” and took home the coveted prize of “Most Favored Cake”. Congratulations Brittany & Bishop! A big ‘thank-you’ to all of the children who created a party cake for the event!


In the popular Arts & Crafts Room, volunteer Pat Paula outdid herself with this year’s activity. To celebrate “Family” she created a large mural space, pre-decorated with hand-cut paper flowers, clouds and grass for children to adorn with animal and people families. The mural has now been relocated into the After School Program room for the children there to continue to add to it with more decorated family art.


Finally, the community should know the names of the people who volunteer their time, hard work and ideas that go into putting together a large event such as this. Let’s give a hand to (again, in no particular order): Mayor Virginia Smith & Harley Wright (Front Entrance Station), Councillor Pat Paula & Darwin Johnson (Arts & Craft Project), Councillor Amanda Sabyan (Baby & Tot Room), Councillor Donna Kibble & John Kibble (Bouncy Castle supervision), Glen Stanley (set-up, general event supervision & clean-up), Denine Stanley (clean-up), Wim Houben (Movie Room supervision), Judy Armstrong, Marguerite Armstrong, Sienna Armstrong & Ashley Wohlgemuth (Concession), Antoon Houben (Set-up & Concession), John Morrison (set-up & clean-up), Jill Hayward (Literacy table), Lynn Wright (set-up and Silent Auction supervision), Ellen Monteith (Silent Auction supervision), Bev Murphy (set-up & clean-up), Liz Gilbertson (clean-up), Mackenzie Ross, Chiara Zerr & Georgia Clough (balloons). Also appreciation is given to The Bear 93.1FM Radio Station, the Star Journal, Barriere Elementary & Chu Chua Elementary for helping to promote the event.