Congratulations to the Billy Buttons, Colouring Contest, and Word Scramble winners! Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made the 47th Billy Barker Days possible!

2023 Parade


 Best Commercial Float (Billy Era) – Granville’s Coffee

Best Commercial Float (Any Theme) – Lhtako Dene Nation

 Best Association or Club – Quesnel and District Community Arts Council

Best out of City Float – Williams Lake Stampede Parade

Best Other Float – Sikh Temple


Best Marching Unit Club/Organization – Ukrainian Group


Best 1900 – 1980 Stock – Martin Andres

Best 1900-1970 Restored – Gary Kobsar

Best Other Wheeled – Bobweiser Ranch

Best Bike – Kersley Christmas Tree

Best Children’s Bike – Wayne Wark


Best Team Drawn Entry – Al Thideman

Best Riding Club – Bouchie Lake Gymkhana

Coloring Contest Winners

Age Group 0-5

1st Place – Lewis

2nd Place – Obi

Age Group 6-12

1st Place – Ellie 

2nd Place – Riley

Pie Eating Contest Winners

Children 16 and under

1st Place – Ryder Nixon 

Adults 17 and over

1st Place – Crystal Madland

Word Scramble Winner

Elaine Robertson

50/50 Winners

• Randy Graw

• Kyle Hackney

Billy Button Winners

1st Place: Steven Balogh #1331

2nd Place: Janeen McCuaig #2343

3rd Place: Kelsey Reichart #2420

Volunteer Winners

    Mary Jacques – Red Tomato Pies Gift Card

    Mike Cross – Red Tomato Pies Gift Card

    Josh Evanson – Dominoes Gift Card

    Sierra Bird – Dominoes Gift Card 

    Katherine Greenwood – Dominoes Gift Card 

    Harinder Singh – Billy Barker Days T-Shirt 

    Roger North – Billy Barker Days T-Shirt 

    Jim Somerville – Billy Barker Days T-Shirt

Lewis: 1st place 0-5 years
Obi: 2nd place 0-5 hrs
Ellie (brother stand in for photo): 1st place 6-12 yrs
Riley: 2nd place 6-12yrs

Program Draw Winners

Mark Fee:  3-month Adult Pass to Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre.

Barb Knudson: 4 Rounds of 18 Holes at Quesnel Golf Club

Gurlene Darla Moyah: Show tickets for 2 for 6 shows at Quesnel Live Arts

Jason Closson: 2 Hour Video Game Party at the Video Game Party Truck

Randy Knudson: One night stay at the Sandman Quesnel 


Thank you – Shyanne Bueckert, Adrien Closson, Qiunn Closson, Zenaya Haber, Kathy Haber, Taylor Barday, Harblas Sandhu, Navin Kotak, Chamkaur Singh, Jagdish, Nickkie Chong, Sierra, Rae Daggitt, KatherineGreenwood, Katharine Wall, Jadacia Barker, Kathy Somerville, Ken Last, Lyla Shelton, Jamie-Lynn Fedoruk, Avery Cassidy, Roger North, Claudia Vogt, Araina Cross, Mike Cross, Kathy Somerville, Jim Sommerville, Bruce Jacques, Mary Jacques, Jason Carter, Sierra Bird, Sarah Hart, Quesnel Ambassadors, Child Care Resource & Referral, Girl Guides, Baker Creek Enhancement, Society / Nature Centre, Quesnel & District 4H, Quesnel Technics Gymnastics, Quesnel Wood Turners, Quesnel Ringette, Quesnel Museum, Quesnel & District Arts Council, Shoppers Drug Mart, Fortis BC, PRT Growing Service, Harjinder Singh, Darshan Singh, Harblais Singh, Dorothy Knutsen, Sarah Brown, Debra Kos, Julie Dale, Lisa Wasstrom, Josh Evanson, Jessica Goodwan, Kat Godlewski, Erin Trott, Hilary Warren, Hebatallah Moftah, Victoria Obanye, Ana Hemmeveld, Natasha Jawanda, Joseph Obanye, Jason Sande, Jeanette Brophy, Lynne Worden, Terry Worden, Collin Mackenzie, Jen Gardiner, and the many Life Members.



City of Quesnel, Cariboo, Cariboo Country/The Goat, Quesnel Cariboo Observer, Shooting Star Amusements


Active Rent-All, All Haul, Billy Barker Casino Hotel, Bumper to Bumper, Canadian Tire, Cariboo Ford, Circle S Western Wear, CJ Directory, CN (Canadian National Railway), Craftsman Collision, Craig’s Table, Denny’s, Emcon Services, Himalayan Kitchen, Murray Restorations Ltd., Quality Inn, Quesnel Paving, Safeway Quesnel, Shaw Spotlight, The Sign Stop, Tim Horton’s, United Concrete, Wright Choice Automotive Ltd.


Arrow Transportation, Autow/Quesnel Towing, Bear Communications, Boba’s Creations, Cariboo Hotel, Community Futures North Cariboo, Downtown Tirecraft, Eiffel Flowers, Fix Auto Quesnel, Fortis B.C., Fraser River GM, Inwood Trucking, James & Sons Electric, MEDIchair North B.C., Petro-Canada Downtown, PMT Chartered Accountants, Quesnel Rodeo Club, Regency Chrysler, Rona Home Centre, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #94), Sandman Hotel-Quesnel, Save On Foods, Scotia Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart, West Fraser Mills Ltd., West Side Liquor Store, Wizards Garage, WV Falloon Contracting Ltd.


All-West Glass, Back Alley design, Barkerville Brewing Co., Big Country Printers, Blackwater Timber Ltd., BMO (Bank of Montreal), Booster Juice, Central Cariboo Precast, Coralee Oakes MLA, Dairy Queen, Design Flooring Ltd., Dominos, Eagle Home Building Centre, Extra Foods, Fountain Tire, Four Rivers Co-Operative, Hello Promotions, Hilltop Liquor Store, Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies, Kakalots Restaurant, MGB Tax Services, NAPA Auto Parts, QTax Quality Tax Service, Quesnel & District Arts and Recreation Centre, Quesnel Portable Toilets, Red Tomato Pies, P. Scheck Industrial Electric, Tower Inn Suites/Hotel, Unimac Carriers, Video Games Party Truck, West Central Pipe, West Park Dental, West Park Mall, Willis Harper


Airport Inn, Aroma Foods, Canadian Western Mechanical, Carries Custom Picture Framing, Fundamental Transport Trucking Ltd., JD Meats, Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse, Motion Canada, Quesnel Golf Club, Quesnel Septic Services Ltd., Quesnel Transit, Remax Quesnel Realty, Robert’s Roost, Rocky’s General Store, Super Save Gas

Booster Sponsors

Cariboo Water, Super Suds