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Mayors Bring Their ‘Eh Game!

Canada’s Top Mayor Award has teamed up with Canadian Comedian Adam Growe of Cash Cab to present #BringYourEhGameQuizShow to local viewers nationwide!

Introducing Dawn!

Show creator Dawn Mucci, a local resident, who we know from past articles on our Barrie Uncovered website, explains:

“I was inspired by Mayors like Bonnie Crombie and Naheed Nenshi who were already doing great work in their municipalities to support their local food banks.  I wanted to amplify that effort by collaborating with Mayors and all Canadians to Bring their Eh Game on a national level to help those struggling with food insecurity.  Not only is the show fun and entertaining, but we also get to learn more about Mayors and their community’s best attributes as well as the people, places, and things that make their cities and towns special.”

Keep the Date!

The virtual web series will be live streamed weekly on social media and Rogers community TV stations across Canada.  The premier episode will be live on Facebook @CTMAWARD, March 7th at 7pm.

And the Mayors Are:

This very fun food challenge will feature Canada’s Top Mayor Award nominees from St. John’s NF, Mississauga ON, Halifax NS, Yellowknife NWT, Orillia ON, Drumheller AB, Innisfil ON, Brampton ON, Barrie ON, and many more!

The Mayors will have their trivia skills tested for sure…and what a great cause!  Even before COVID, food banks across Canada were seeing over one million visits each month.  Now with donations decreasing, grocery bills increasing and reduced volunteers, continuing financial support is very necessary.

As Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie says:

“I always love some good-spirited mayoral rivalry, and this was such a fun way to showcase the best our cities have to offer.  But above all, this is about supporting those most in need.  Now, more than ever, our Food Banks need our help to ensure our most vulnerable residents don’t go hungry.”

And Our Host...

On that note, Host Adam Growe tells us:

“In addition to an entertaining and fun show, viewers can play along interactively with me and challenge the mayors during the show to win great prizes.

All the Details

Details will be available on the broadcasts and here.  Future episodes are being planned to continue the fundraising efforts and feel-good vibes.  Mayors and community partners are invited to join the effort here or donate directly here.

All in all, we can look forward to an excellent view of other cities across Canada as well as having a bit of fun, don’t cha’ think?


Listen to the full interview with Dawn & Adam

Written by: Jane Laker

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The Reel Deal: Reel Stories

The Reel Deal: Reel Stories

The Reel Deal: Reel Stories

The Barrie Film Festival’s Annual Winter Doc Series Is Back

The Barrie Film Festival’s Reel Stories festival returns to a screen near you next month.

The 10 day film event aims to discover extraordinary things about the world through documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people. In light of social distancing measures, this year’s event will be held entirely online.

Once again, Reel Stories will screen films over 10 days from March 5 -14 via the BFF’s website. One of the highlights of this year’s edition is the Canadian premiere of Camino Skies, a New Zealand/Australia feature about six people’s journeys as they walk the historic Camino de Santiago.

Scroll on to see trailers for all of this year’s entries!

The Reel Deal: Reel Stories

CAMINO SKIES

Following six inspirational Australian and New Zealand pilgrims as they set out to conquer the almighty 900km Camino De Santiago. Equally important is their personal journeys.

CHOLITAS

Uniquely told Chronicle of an expedition in the world: its objective is to climb the highest mountain in America, Mount Aconcagua. Additionally, the surprising thing is that the expedition is made up of six Bolivian indigenous women.

HAIDA MODERN:
The Art and Activism of Robert Davidson

Director Charles Wilkinson’s evocative documentary beautifully explores how the artist Robert Davidson brought Haida culture back to its people. In addition, we learn about his own battles.

DEREK DELGAUDIO’S
IN & OF ITSELF

Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity. Likewise, he seeks to answer the deceptively simple question ‘Who am I?’

KEYBOARD FANTASIES:
The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

MRS. LOWRY & SON

A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother. Moreover, she tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

MY SALINGER YEAR

A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger. To say nothing of her education.

STRAY

The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul. Not only a story of an animal, but of a city.

THE SIT-IN:
Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show

Not only did Johnny Carson gave up his chair as host to Harry Belafonte, moreover, it was the first time an African-American had hosted a late night TV show.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE THIS PLACE, ANYPLACE

What did you think of The Real Deel: Reel Stories? What movies are you planning to see from this list? Let us know in the comments!

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Kempenfelt Community Players Goes Virtual

KCP accepting audition submissions for their first full-length virtual performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kempenfelt Community Players (KCP) is adapting to the new normal and is currently accepting audition submissions for their first full-length virtual performance of The Last Five Years.  KCP Alumni, Ryan Laplante will direct this completely virtual performance alongside Musical Director Renée  Cingolani.  

The Last Five Years explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy  Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse  chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological  order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a  wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect. This Broadway smash hit was adapted for the  screen in the 2015 film of the same name featuring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. 

In KCP’s production, Cathy will be portrayed femme and Jamie will be portrayed masc, however, the casting  of this show will be age, gender, and colour blind so there is great deal of flexibility. Those interested in  submitting an audition video are free to audition for whichever character interests them the most! 

Instead of the traditional two-person cast for The Last 5 Years, KCP will be casting a different performer for  each song (and two performers from within the same household for the duet at the centre of the show)  with a few possible non-speaking roles that would be played by performers within each cast members  household (if that isn’t possible those roles will be cut from the show). Auditions, music rehearsals, text  work and the overall planning, discussion of the shoot, and recording will take place entirely over e-mail,  zoom or the phone as necessary. SAFETY IS THE FIRST PRIORITY. The cast size is anticipated to be  somewhere between 14-17.  

Further information about the audition process for this production can be found at  www.kempenfeltplayers.com 

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

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