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Support the Colts With A Meal Out!

Daily Meal Deal Delivers For the Staff Of The Team

NEWS RELEASE
BARRIE COLTS
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With the start of the Ontario Hockey League season delayed from the proposed Feb. 4 start date, the Barrie Colts have created a Daily Meal Deal in order to generate some revenue to help cover costs and keep key staff employed.

Each day, starting today, Monday to Friday, the Colts are doing a different meal special that you can pick up or have delivered. You’ll get a full dinner along with your favourite beverage for $17.50 per meal. Each dinner will be a delicious, home-cooked meal. You can also add a bottle of wine or a beer brand from Labatt.

Included in the meal deal are offers worth over $25 from some of the Colts partners. These include Topper’s Pizza, Danny’s Fish and Chips, Boston Pizza, Cora’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Firehouse Subs. And for each dinner for 4, you’ll also get a $10 Colts Gift Card. That card can be used toward game day tickets or toward the cost of your season tickets if you are a season ticket holder.

Meals Will Help Keep Key Staff

“We look forward to seeing fans at the rink as soon as we can, but at this point we have no idea when that will be. So, we decided to start the Daily Meal Deal in order to try to generate some revenue to help cover the costs of keeping our key staff. Each day will be a different home cooked meal prepared by our Food and Beverage Manager, Sean Kehoe, who is a Red Seal Chef. We have also partnered with a few of our restaurant sponsors in order to deliver even more value and to help them as much as we can during these difficult times. The pandemic has hit many businesses very hard and we are doing what we can to keep people employed and help local businesses. ” – Howie Campbell, President of the Barrie Colts.

Meals can be ordered on the Colts website at www.barriecolts.com or by calling 705-333-8027. You can pick up at the Colts Centre rink (formerly the BMC) at the front doors of the Horsepower Sports Bar and BBQ Grill from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or you can have your meal(s) delivered for a flat fee of $20.

5 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie

5 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie

DEFEAT THE BLAHS WITH THESE FUN ACTIVITIES

 

Let’s face it… winter is not everyone’s cup of mead. When it arrived on Monday, with news of another lockdown, we could hear the collective groans all over town.

BUT! Even in lockdown, you can break free of the icy induced despair. The season in Barrie brings cold weather events and experiences suitable for your entire clan. Hit the links on each event for more!

 

5 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie

 

CHECK OUT WORLD CLASS CINEMA WITH THE BARRIE FILM FESTIVAL 

The Uptown Theatre closed it’s door earlier this year, but the BFF will continue to show it’s programming online

Virtual Cinema will bring thought provoking international films to town every month, that can be rented for viewing at home. And you can get caught up on previous rentals that have been uploaded as well.

 

HIKE AND SKATE THE (NOT DUSTY) TRAILS

Bust out the snowshoes and blades and hit up the resplendent paths and rinks around town. Lackie’s Bush, Ardagh Bluffs and Sunnidale park are beautiful in town spots for a winter walk.

And if you are willing to take a car trip, there are plenty of gorgeous skating trails within driving distance of Barrie

There’s also city hall and the community centres if carving fresh ice is more your jam. Most rinks and outdoor parks remain open, but you should always check in advance for any restrictions. 

 

 

PODCAST IT UP

If hanging by the fire is on your list for this winter, might we recommend curling up with a good podcast? Of course we’ve got a variety of audio entertainment, but there are a plethora of equally cool local pods.

True crime junkies should have a listen to Whereabouts Unknown, hosted by local private investigator Ellen White. The ongoing series shines a spotlight on the stories of the missing and murdered in Canada, particularly cases from around the region.

Sequel Talk with local filmmaker Mitch Graszat is a pop culture-savvy chat where guests dream up imaginary sequels and talk about em! Recent episodes include bad ideas for classic movies like Heathers and the Princess Bride. And it’s not limited to just movies. Mitch and company also speculate on what could have been with classic songs and TV shows.

 

TAKE THE 4X4 CHALLENGE

Did you miss Mayor Jeff’s red zone challenge? The Challenge is simple!

The latest restrictions will last 4 weeks (or more). So, for the next four weeks, the challenge is to do these 4 things each week (4 x 4): 1. Donate to a Barrie Charity 2. Order take out for pickup from a Barrie restaurant 3. Buy something from a Barrie shop/service 4. Reach out to someone in Barrie. Post the 4 things you did with the hashtag #Barrie4x4Challenge

Need some inspiration to get started? How about Christmas Cheer to donate to, Skewers for take out and one of the great local businesses from the Chamber of Commerce to buy from!

 

GET EDUMACATED

“Education is the passport to the future” said… someone much brighter than us. But you can put yourself on the path to recognizing or even saying profound quotes like that via the many adult education options in Barrie.

Georgian College has a number of evening and continuing education classes beginning in January, including online learning.

There’s also College Boreal, which provides full courses in French and Spanish as a second language.

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What did you think of our 5 Things To Do This Winter in Barrie? Did we miss anything cool? Let us know! We are always on the lookout for events in Barrie, virtual or otherwise, to add to our events calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEST GOLF GIFT UNDER THE TREE

THE BEST GOLF GIFT UNDER THE TREE!

HAVE YOU BEEN STRUGGLING WITH UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS THIS YEAR?

Do you have anyone on your list that already seems to have everything? We are sure you do – and we have been doing our research to find the ultimate gift for you!

A real gem that we have “Uncovered” is Linx Kitchen & Social golf memberships.  A membership at this very prestigious club in Barrie has it all covered.  There are two membership options to choose from, the Linx Club or Corporate Membership. 

Unlike other golf memberships, the Linx membership is shareable allowing you to bring clients, family and friends at no extra cost.

Linx  are recognized as having the best simulators in Barrie – The Award-winning Golfzon Vision with moving swing plate, smart auto-tee, multi surface hitting mats, and featuring 190 world-class courses to choose from!!  You can literally play your own tour and golf a different course every week.  

The membership works out to as little as $20 per hour, and if you purchase a membership before December 31, you can receive a free 10-hour Golf Pass which you can give to someone else as a gift or keep yourself.

Plus members and non-members alike can enjoy Linx Kitchen & Social’s delectable menu created by their red seal chef in one of Barrie’s most elegant and spacious fine dining spaces.

MEMBERSHIPS

  LINX MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

Best Simulators in Town

Shareable Memberships: As a member, you have the option to share your golf time with a client, family member or friend, at no extra cost, or you can gift time to clients or friends. 

Golf: 52 weeks a year, with 4 hours of golf each week, which allows for four rounds of 18 holes if you don’t share with anyone.

Member privileges which include Priority bookings – 14 days in advance, free golf club storage, and Restaurant reservation priority

Thinking about the Corporate membership?  With the Corporate Membership, you have access to one of Barrie’s coolest conference rooms with their Executive Suite featuring a private meeting space, and golf simulator located right in the Executive Suite to seal the deal.

Living in Barrie through the winter months it’s so lovely to be able to dress up and enjoy so much all under one roof!  Thanks to the owners, Jason and Candice, Barrie now has the Ultimate Golf and Dining experience in town!

Linx Kitchen & Social is “The Place to Be” in Barrie!

Check them out!

Christmas shopping made simple – at Linx Kitchen & Social

Phone:705-503-5469

Are you a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us Know!  We can get you Uncovered!

MOTIVATION THROUGH MOVEMENT – Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts

MOTIVATION THROUGH MOVEMENT - Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts

How would you like to study martial arts in a semi-private  setting within a community that works towards bettering the body, bettering the mind and bettering the spirit through martial arts?

 Martial arts are an incredible form of self defense fitness that promotes self-control, focus, respect and confidence.  Whether you’re three or sixty years old these are great abilities to continously work on.

I discussed the programs available at Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts with Sensie Nicole Welsh.  The decision to have the smaller, more intimate class sizes has given much more personalized attention to each student.  Whenever possible, the Sensies like to take their classes outdoors into a more realistic practise environment.  Doing so in the smaller classes also allows a more tailored learning experience.  This really stops anyone from falling through the cracks.

                        Even though the classes are  taught in the Bolton home, it’s a very professional Dojo.  The Dojo motto says it all:                                   “Motivation through Movement.”      

The family offers a very holistic approach with their curriculum which benefits mental and physical character building traits.  The styles of martial arts currently taught are Kempo Karate grappling and self defense.  However, the family has a very strong belief in family values and stresses that they have fitness classes in other disciplines as well.  At present they’re offering Cardio Kickboxing and Jungshin Fitness.

The Dojo is also the home of Ladies Performing Fan Team, which is a creative martial arts team using folding fans with martial movement.  If that’s not yet tickling your fancy ladies, you can also sign up for Cairo’s Jewels Belly Dance lessons!  One way or another the Bolton Family will truly help you find “Motivation through Movement.”

THE DOJO CHANT SAYS IT ALL:

Move to better the body!

Move to better the mind!

Move to better the spirit!

One student at a time.

 

For more information email: [email protected] or phone (705) 795 3422.  You’ll be so happy that you did!

LINX KITCHEN & SOCIAL – GOLF IN STYLE!

Social media started the intrigue and rumours during the summer. A new golfing venue with a difference coming to Barrie?

Well, it’s here a golfing oasis tucked away in south Barrie to keep you swinging through the winter? Enter Linx Kitchen and your dreams are turned into reality.

Entering the reception area you can choose to check both your coats and footwear. This is a dream come true to anyone living in a snow belt. You’ve dressed to dine in an exquisite space with a menu to match and finally, you don’t have to wear your snow boots!! And that’s just reception!

As a patron or an exclusive member, you may choose to dine in the Kitchen treated by Executive Red Seal Chef, Kathleen Forsythe, to a menu that is both varied and delightful.  Linx prides themselves on having one of the finest dining rooms and lounges in Barrie where food comes first with the added excitement of a golf game should you desire.

It’s not only the tantalizing menu choices that are upper class. You’ll immediately notice how spacious yet intimate the dining area is. Designed before the Pandemic, owners Jason and Candice Young realized the subtleties of fine dining, so much so that they’ve even installed a noise masking machine, and have the tables widely spaced to ensure your privacy.

As an exclusive member, there are many perks for both dining and playing.  

Members have priority reservation abilities for dining and much more.  At Linx, Kitchen & Social you may also plan on a game of golf in semi or fully private golf suites that feel so real you’ll forget that you’re actually indoors.

Again, an exclusive membership allows some very tasteful perks.  There is secure club storage with cleaning, concierge service and once again priority reservation abilities.

The simulators are exclusive to Linx in this area, having an 8 point swing plate floor that actually tilts and gives you access to play anyone of 192 courses.  5  semi-private suites with a 15 ‘ impact screen along with a concierge call button allows your imagination to soar with no interruption during your game. Even better yet the very exclusive fully private executive suite with built in conference/party room and a 20’ simulator screen.

Linx has a fully automated system, allowing their members and guests to be treated with the level of service that they’ve come to expect.  The suites are a perfect chance for a high power business meeting or an amicable game between friends.

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