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The Social Recap – The Week That Was Apr. 5th

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Apr. 5th

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 store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Apr. 5th

A Penny (Farthing) for your thoughts? Great to see so many bikes on the city’s paths…especially unique rides like this one!

And as the bikes come out, so soon will the boats! Can’t wait to see the likes of these water vehicles in the days ahead…

Speaking of being on the water, is there a better picture than the sun disappearing for the night on the lake?

And finally, did you take a stroll post-rain yesterday? Barrie was doing it’s best Middle Earth impression along the boardwalk…

What did you think of The Social Recap – The Week That Was Apr. 5th? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog. And if you are a Barrie business based looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 29th

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 29th

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 store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 29th

How about a little love for the amazing weather we’ve enjoyed since April arrived? You can’t exactly buy Mother Nature a coffee but maybe just a wink at the sun will suffice!

Among the many reasons to check out Barrie’s vibrant downtown, is the abundance of cool street art. Including this inspired image at the Spare Room!

Ever had the desire to just…fly away from it all? Assuming you aren’t Green Lantern, that’s not an option. But the next best things is taking in some amazing aerial photography, like these drone shots from barries.drone.pilot….

And speaking of great images…

And finally, did you know that Ontario’s smallest pub just opened in Barrie? The Wheeled Brew opened it’s tiny doors this week and you can check them out on Clapperton, right next door to our friends at Skewers!

What did you think of The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 29th? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog. And if you are a Barrie business based looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

Biking in Barrie – Getting Started

Biking in Barrie – Getting Started

As the warmer climes arrive and Spring reaches it’s full potential, half wheelers can haul their cycles out of storage and hit the open paths.

Cycling is a fantastic option for fitness, health and fun. And for many it’s increasingly becoming their go-to method of commuting to work, even in winter.

Whether you’re a rookie on the local circuit or have been cycling for years, Barrie has plenty of options to level up your bike game. Here’s a quick starter kit to get your gears going!

Getting a Bike

Naturally, picking up a new two wheel ride is step one. There are a host of cool spots to check out across town, including Trek Bicycles, Bikeland, and The Bike Zone. All provide an array of cycles for all levels of experience, as well as the accessories (helmets, bags) to complete your collection.

Choose The Right Merch

Riding in comfortable swag can make the difference between misery and fun. The best clothes for biking are snug fitting jerseys and shorts.

If a jersey isn’t your bag, try an exercise shirt. A helmet is mandatory by law, and it’s not an exaggeration to say it could save your life, so be sure to pick up something cool and safe. Most of the bike shops will have plenty of clothing options for your riding career.

Another key ingredient is the right pair of shoes. Locally, the Running Room is a terrific spot to source for high end pad protectors.

Fuel Up

Cycling requires alot of energy. It’s no different that going to the gym for a workout or doing cardio at home, so your body needs fuel! First off, drink LOTS of water, regardless of how warm or cold the weather is.

Depending on how long your ride is, you’ll likely need snacks along the way as well. Nuts and fruit are ideal, as they provide a punch of protein to power you up. The most important part of fueling while riding is eating something every 45 minutes to an hour.

Choose Your Path

Now it’s time to choose your path. This will be determined mostly by what your goal is for any given ride. Think about which streets to avoid based on traffic and how busy bike paths tend to be at the time you’ll be biking. There are plenty of nature based trails, like the Ardagh Bluffs, but keep in mind that hills and rougher terrain can be challenging.

Further, there are a few Barrie based cycle clubs you can join to connect with other two wheel lovers.

Firebird Community Cycle is not-for-profit Corporation, dedicated to the promotion of bicycle education and culture through the sustainable and accessible rebuilding, reusing, recycling and redistribution of all bicycle products. They meet and bike regularly and provide access to bicycle ownership and maintenance for those in need.

There’s also the Barrie Cycling Club. Registration for membership is required, so be sure to check out their website if you’re keen to enroll.

What did you think of Biking in Barrie – Getting Started? Are you hitting the paths this week?

And if you are a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint with unique, locally driven content, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

The BFF Youth Media Project

The BFF Youth Media Project

The Barrie Film Festival’s new initiative is aimed at empowering youth to tell their own stories. And they’re providing the resources to do it.

Presented in partnership with Talk Is Free Theatre, Youth Media Project is a series of videos from filmmakers and film professionals offering tips, techniques and ideas for youth to get their ideas from the notepad to the screen. You can find all of the content on the BFF’s YouTube channel, and their website.

All of the video tutorials come in the form of how to talks with directors and filmmakers. The videos offer valuable instructional tips filmmakers can use to tell their own story.

From the BFF’s page devoted to the project:
 
“With the impact of COVID-19 many are struggling. Isolation can bring about feelings of anxiousness, having to be physically apart from friends, peers, support systems from outside of the home, as well as potentially missing important life events. We want to encourage you to turn to creating films as an outlet for self-expression. Use technology readily available to you and make a movie. It all starts with an idea. Tell a short story. Create a video diary. Put poetry to moving pictures. Experiment with stop animation or put pictures to music”

The Youth Media Project is online now, and supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, City of Barrie and the Barrie Community Foundation

Further, aspiring filmmakers in the region can submit their own short films for consideration in the festival’s short film showcase, happening later this year.


 What did you think of The BFF Youth Media Project? Let us know in the comments!

Are you a Barrie based business? Reach out today to learn how we can expand your digital footprint!

 

 

 
 

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 22nd

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 store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 22nd

NOTHING looks better than downtown as the snow vanishes…

Well, maybe one thing that looks better is the Spirit Catcher at night…

Sunday wasn’t the best for getting outside, and this image really summed up the day with a moody black and white snap.

We all can’t wait to get back to the beach for the regular beach activities, but as this cool video demonstrates, swimming isn’t the only thing we can get up to at Centennial!

And finally, anytime you can welcome a new business to downtown is a good day, but when the that business happens to be a brewer, it’s like Christmas has come early. Welcome Wheeled Brew!

What did you think of The Social Recap – The Week That Was Mar. 22nd? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog. And if you are a Barrie business based looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

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