Author: Stu Lynam

Barrie Film Festivals Presents Free Screening to Celebrate Canadian Film Day Wednesday marks 100 years of Canadian cinema. (Any movie buffs know the first Canadian movie ever? Answer below) And to celebrate the centennial anniversary, the Barrie Film Festival is presenting a totally free screening of You Are Here. It’s a documentary about the Gander, Newfoundland residents who took in the 6000+ American airline passengers grounded on the Rock after 9/11. h The film is inspired by the smash hit musical Come From Away. It includes interviews with the townsfolk and the passengers. On top of the film, there will…

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COMEDY, CONCERTS AND ART BATTLES HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BARRIE THIS WEEKEND As months go, April has alot to offer. Spring flowers. The start of the NHL playoffs. An abundance of Easter chocolate. And yet, April is also tax season…which is met with about as much enthusiasm as an invitation to swim with live squid. So put off filing your report to the CRA for a few days! Take advantage of the myriad events April has lined up in and around Barrie this weekend. Keep in mind that you can find them all listed, as well as events coming in…

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THE BEST OF BARRIE’S CONCERTS THIS WEEK “Music Gives a Soul To The Universe” – Plato As any veteran of Barrie’s live music scene will tell you, there aren’t many nights off here. If you’re game for going out, the city by the Lake is guaranteed to have a gig for you every week. Whether you’re feeling an alt rock blowout, an intimate jazz ensemble or a laid back acoustic set, Thursday through Saturday in Barrie are jammed with jams from local talent and edgy bands from across the region. And if you’re an emerging group playing gigs in town,…

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All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week There are three certainties in life… Death. Taxes. Social media. And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos. Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it. The Week that was in Barrie… The warm (ish)…

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GET YOUR SPRING ON WITH 21 EVENTS ACROSS BARRIE  Spring 2019 offer a full slate of events and activities jammed with music, art and outdoor bashes. The Waterfront festival, opening day for the Barrie Baycats and the return of the outdoor farmers market are staples of the season in Barrie. And newcomers like Art Battle and Escape rooms are cause for joy. Scroll on for some of the many ways you can enjoy spring in the city by the lake! Click on the name of each to learn more. ARTS AND CULTURE ART BATTLE – A first time event in Barrie,…

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