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5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

Enjoy Summer’s Last Gasp

Although this summer has been…unique (to say the least) we’ve been fortunate enough to have lots of socially distant events to round out the past month.

Live music returned, the libraries opened up. We even got pro sports back on TV.

And as the leaves change colour, and the nights get a little cooler, there are still plenty of summer themed experiences to be had.

Read on for 5 Things to check out in our last month of summer.

5 Things To Do in Barrie in September

Hit the Farmers Market

There is at least another month of outdoor marketing to enjoy. Packed with a wide range of fresh seasonal produce from local vendors, it’s the absolute best place to stock up on your weekend. Happening Saturdays from 8am – 12pm, right behind city hall in the parking lot.

Take In Live Music

The huge scale concerts might be in dry dock for the rest of the year, but there is are actual, honest to goodness gigs happening across town this month!

Donaleigh’s, the Queen’s, North Country BBQ, the Bull and Barrel and Common Good cafe have all rolled out solo artists and bands to accompany your food and drinks in recent weeks. Considering how fluid the pandemic lockdown regulations could be in the fall, getting out to see a show is a luxury you should not pass up. And you can find a full list of gigs in Barrie every week right here!

Play Online Bingo

Students at Georgian can get the full college experience this month…by competing in online Bingo! Seriously… it’s a thing.

Hosted by LadyVenom on Wed Sept 23 @ 7pm! 

There’s a chance to win one of eight $25 Walmart digital gift cards. There are limited spots, so if you’re interested in dabbing digitally, sign up soon via this link 👉https://linktr.ee/GCSA_barrie

Try Meditation!

If ever there was a year when finding inner peace was a priority…it’s this year.

Barrie Pride and Jampa Ling Buddist Centre are hosting a free guided introduction to meditation in the park. Happening September 19th at 10am.

What did you think of 5 Things To Do in Barrie in September? Did we miss any events? Let us know in the comments!

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Open for business!!

Barrie uncovered would like to congratulate Jeevanaya Wellness on having their grand opening. They were the first business to have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event in Barrie in the past 6 months. We would like to wish them much success in their endeavor. The event was a great turnout, and Multiple vendors from local businesses were set up. They had food from Tandoori Kingdom, and dancers entertained the crowd!!

Jeevanaya wellness practices traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Ayurveda is traditional medicine and natural healing system that came into existence about 5000 years ago in India. Ayurveda a life science designed to educate people on how to take care of their health on their own and live a healthy life. Ayurvedic therapy helps to promote human happiness, inner peace and calmness, a balanced mind, and an uplifted spirit. Ayurveda helps to rejuvenate the body and enhances the feeling of well being. People came to the event to gain knowledge of this unique medical practice.

The event offered education and consultations from their highly skilled and well experienced Ayurvedic professionals and therapists. They offer an extensive range of treatments and therapies including…

  • Yoga & meditation
  • Hot stone massages
  • Spine therapy
  • Head massages
  • Ayurvedic back massages
  • Deep tissue sports massages.

For more information you can visit their website, Facebook, or Instagram page

Baycats Announce Online Shop Opening 10th of July

You might not be able to watch our favourite baseball team The Baycats this year, but you can now buy their sportswear online.  The Barrie Baycats are opening an online store in partnership with Starting Lineup Uniforms & Apparel.  So anything you buy goes to support the Baycats and help them for the upcoming years.

Baycats President David Mills said this is a game-changer for the Baycats.

“Over our 20 years of operation, we have lacked an online shop for merchandising Baycats apparel. We receive many requests for Baycats merchandise, especially during the off-season and have been unable to fill those orders. This new partnership with Starting Lineup Uniforms and Apparel will not only provide an avenue for our fans but will also provide new and exciting apparel along with other associated baseball items both online and at the ballpark”.

Baycats general and field manager Josh Matlow explained how this all came together and emphasized what this means for the fans.

“We are thrilled to have connected with Starting Lineup Uniforms & Apparel. They are not only Baycats fans but local to the Simcoe County area. The partnership will allow Baycats fans to have access to a plethora of Baycats apparel from jerseys and hoodies to hats and collectables. We think the fans will love the newly designed apparel including 20th-anniversary limited edition items as well as retro throwbacks. We are also proud to partner with a local business, something that is very important to the organization.”

For more information, follow the Baycats on Facebook and Twitter at @iblbaycats and on Instagram at @barriebaycats and follow @shopbaycats on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks of products leading up to the July 10th launch.

Barrie’s Very Own Professional Soccer Team – 1812 FC Unveiled

We are late at getting on this particular bandwagon, we apologize. We may be late, but we are very excited about a professional soccer team coming to Barrie (our president only accepts it being called football, he’s from across the pond, oh well).

He played soccer (football) for many years in Scotland, England and N. Ireland himself, so he is especially enthused about this announcement. Mind you he wasn’t very good, and one of the managers he played for once described him as “deceptively slow.”

Anyway, we digress. We think Barrie is an ideal city to launch a professional team and will only get better as the city expands.
The 1812 FC team is headed by managing partner Andrew Weilgus supported by his executive team, Peter Raco, David Goldstein, Marl Cristante, Will Devellis and Ronan Cordelle. Andrew has the right pedigree to lead the application of the expansion to compete in the 2021 League1 Ontario season. He is co-owner of Atlantic City FC who play in the National Premier Soccer League. Andrew brings the financial infrastructure required to build this franchise. To help on the business side, he has strong support from Peter Raco; Peter comes with an impressive financial background.

In setting up the team they have teamed up with Barrie Soccer Club who will handle the technical side of the team.  This brings a strong local influence as Barrie Soccer club has a rich history and has been in existence for 52 years

If you wonder about where the unusual name of the club 1812 FC came from? It came from the founding of Barrie as a settlement itself, which occurred due to the War of 1812. Their club badge has the horseshoe in it reflecting the Golden Horseshoe.
So what can we expect, initially playing in 2021 League 1 of Ontario their ambition does not stop there. With the support of the community or Barrie, could they get to the Canadian Premier League? I am sure that with the people leading this initiative, it is at least on their radar.

Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout

Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout

Those of us fortunate enough to have remote jobs can be grateful for a few things like the lack of a time-sucking commute and more time with the family.

But…anyone who has been doing the work from home thing for a while is probably feeling the mental heat. Chances of a burnout can be high, if you’re not careful.

Over time, even the benefits of working from home can devolve into stressful situations. Without self-imposed boundaries, our time saved on the commute can lead to extra hours poured into work. Without a healthy regiment of self-care throughout the day,  anxiety and stress can build up. And that leaves you primed for a meltdown.

Luckily, Barrie is chock full of tools and providers to help navigate Covid, while maintaining productivity.

 

Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout

 

MEDITATION

Taking a break from your work to practice self-care will cut down on the aggro, and give you some time to get grounded.

Meditation is a great way to find a bit of peace during the day, even if it’s just 15 minutes. The Barrie Meditiation centre offers online streams of guided meditation every week.

There’s also the Centre For Inner Freedom, which offers meditation alongside other stress reduction programs and mindfulness techniques.

 

EXERCISE

We know…quarantine is the perfect excuse to let your entire workout and fitness fall by the wayside and eat ice cream for dinner twice a week.

But you know that your physical and emotional wellbeing are interconnected. And when it comes to experiencing burnout, neither are off the hook.

There are alot of online options, including instructor led video workouts from Core Evolution here in Barrie.

There is also a virtual walk/run for mental health later this month, with proceeds going to support RVH. So back away from the desk and get your muscles moving!

 

DISTRACT YOUR KIDS

If you have kiddos running around it can be, how to put this politely…challenging to keep them at bay for hours on end.

Beyond Netflix or Angry Birds, there are a couple of online options in town to occupy their minds while you hit the grind stone.

The library has weekly video and zoom meetings, including story time and craft making. For the older kids, the city has put together a digital hub with virtual recreation activities, like learning to juggle or building bee hotels.

And if you are looking for something a little more active, Barrie Karate is providing a 4 week class intro to martial arts, for all ages.

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