Billy Barker Days an Award Giving Festival

July 22, 2012

2010-Quesnel-Parade-4-300x225Rolling into Quesnel with our Carnival Rides and Games has always been such a wonderful reward after a long journey from Langley. When we arrive in Quesnel we are welcomed with open arms by the great hard working Volunteer Festival Directors. It’s like coming home to see the family after a year away!

In small Northern Towns and Cities we really experience fully, the excitement of the families and kids who have waited all year for this moment to arrive! “Yay!! The Carnival Rides Mom! Look here comes the Rides!” Billy Barker Days is about to begin!

Parking Overnight at the Tourist Information Center in front of the Billy Barker Days Office, we rest up for set up because we have lots of things to do! The fun is about to begin.

2012-Julie-Chapman-and-the-Trophy-768x1024This year, we received a wonderful surprise and a huge honour for our company. The Billy Barker Days President and Festival Directors, awarded our Company the President’s Award for “Going Above and Beyond to help make the Billy Barker Days Festival a Success”. For our crew this is kind of comparable to receiving the Stanley Cup in the Carnival Business!

This great Billy Barker Days Committee also had a Limited Edition commemorative pin made for us recognizing the 10th Anniversary of Shooting Star Amusements. We were beyond thrilled!

Our crew are all wearing these pins! What a treasure and a pleasure to work with such great people who welcome us to Quesnel as though we were local people returning home. Thank you to all of the Festival Directors, the Community of Quesnel and of course the President, Elaine Kopetski for honoring our Company and our Crew with this prestigious award.

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Billy Barker Days Festival and for supporting both the Festival and Shooting Star Amusements! We saw families who traveled from Prince George to Williams Lake and many towns in between!

Billy Barker Days is truly the Best and Biggest Free Festival in the Caribou!

Billy Barker, Brenda Medeiros, Joe Medeiros and Elaine Kopetski - President Billy Barker Days

Billy Barker, Brenda Medeiros, Joe Medeiros and Elaine Kopetski – President Billy Barker Days

On behalf of all of us at Shooting Star Amusements, our Thanks are to YOU for all YOU do!