Billy Barker Days sports results

From the fun race to horseshoes, there was plenty of sporting action during Billy Barker Days

Fun Race

The Quesnel and District Rec Centre hosted another successful Billy Barker Days fun run last Sunday.

Approximately 85 runners take part, recreation coordinator Richard Gauthier said.

As per other Billy Barker Days events, the rain stayed away which made for happy faces all around.

 In fact, Gautheir said, the weather was so delightful some participants shaved up to three minutes off their personal best times for the 12-km run.

The sun also encouraged some participants to give the 12-km run a shot for the first time and there were youth that took part in the competitive 5-km race, as well as parents and grandparents in their 70s.

“We had all kinds of folks participating and we had prizes galore,” Gauthier said.

“Many people won something from a great selection of donations from local business. 

“This race cannot happen without the extra time and efforts from volunteers.

“Thanks to all volunteers.”

12.4-km run


19 - 29 years old Jacintha Smit 1:04:36 

30 - 39 years old Cecilia Peters 1:02:20 

40 - 49 years old Heather Steele 1:02:52

50 - 59 years old Trish Fuccenecco 1:05:07


30 - 39 years old Kevin Sturt 52:48 

40 - 49 years old Scott Gibbs 54:36

50 - 59 years old Tom Weckworth 1:07:59

60 - 69 years old Jim Johnston 1:04:07 

70+ years old Evert Bjorklund 1:27:24 


5.2-km run


6 – 12 years old Grace McTaggart 27:59

19 – 29 years old Kristin Stewart 27:12

30 – 39 years old Diane Givvs 28:18

40 – 49 years old Sherry Carifelle 31:02

60-69 years old Marlene Johnstone 32:49


6 – 12 years old Ryley Merritt 25:52

13 – 18 years old Sonny Cervienka 25:40

19 – 29 years old Keith Brown 30:35

30 – 39 years old Bob Cada38:25

40 – 49 years old Mathew Johnston 22:56

50 – 59 years old Don Wood 27:17

60 – 69 years old Jim Dyer 29:17

70+  years old Doug Schweyer 39:39


5.2-km walk

Elaine Merrritt 37:46

Jerry Melnyk 48:01



The Quesnel Horseshoe Pitchers Club hosted their annual Billy Barker Days Open tournament.

Besides camaraderie and some great food, the folks did manage to get a few games in.

In mixed Class A action, Ida Boschman went 5-0 to take top spot ahead of Kevin Scallon and Helene Boudreau.

Boschman also took the seniors mixed competition with a 4-0 record, finishing ahead of Marcel Pinette and Ted Kupferschmid.

In Class C competition, Jeanette Ferrara shot 35 per cent to finish ahead of Boudreau and Cheryl Brietkopf.

On the men’s side, Joe Brietkopf went 6-0 to take top spot ahead of Phil Erickson and Orlando Pellizzari.

In senior men’s 40-ft comeptition, Erickson went 4-0 with a 27.5 per cent average to take first place ahead of Pellizzari and Herb Boschman.

In senior ladies competition, Ida Boschman continued her winnng ways going 5-1 and averaging a whopping 44.95 per cent.

Boudreau and Muriel Scallon finished second and third with records of 4-2 and 3-3, respectively.