All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week
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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.
Here’s what went down in Barrie last week…
Barrie Game Exchange is a comin’! The largest game exchange and geek culture show in Canada returns to Barrie next week. And @geekandtea will be there.
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The 7 Day Countdown is on! Join us next Sunday at Eastview Arena for the Barrie Game Exchange and we can't wait to see everyone! Our geeky tea shop will have lots in store including our fandom inspired loose leaf teas and some #geekandteacafe favourites made 100% from scratch and Skyrim and Middle-Earth inspired! 🌱🐝 . . . #someonestoleyoursweetroll #barriegameexchange #BGE #barrie #videogame #videogameswap #geekart #boardgames #tabletopgames @barriegameexchange
The Walk of Hope for Infertility Awareness and support took over the waterfront on Sunday. Check out the great visuals from @barrie_elites_volleyball.
To quote the immortal Bob Cole… “Oh Baby!” Congrats to the ‘Cats who won the Dominico Cup. Again. 6 championships in a row!
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BAYCATS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT TITLE; MAKE HISTORY IN THE PROCESS By: Ryan Eakin / @ryaneakin13 BARRIE – On Monday, September 9th, 2013, the Barrie Baycats lost 9-7 to the Brantford Red Sox in game seven of the 2013 Intercounty Baseball League [IBL] championship series. The franchise, top to bottom, was devasted. The Baycats led the series 3-0 at one point, and as a result, they were on the verge of dethroning the — at the time — five-time defending IBL champions. But it wasn't meant to be. They lost game four at home in extra innings — stranding the winning run at third base in the bottom of the ninth inning — before losing a nail-biting game five in Brantford. They returned home for game six only to be blown out by the Red Sox, before squandering a lead late in game seven to complete the collapse. The Red Sox, as a result, set the IBL record for most championships ever won in a row with six. What happened next was even worse. Baycats general manager Doug Dimma resigned — leading to field manager Angus Roy calling it 'the biggest loss in franchise history' and then Baycats pitcher Adam Rowe and catcher Kyle DeGrace — as well as infielders Jordan Castaldo and Kevin Atkinson — were expected to take their talents elsewhere. The franchise, suddenly, looked as if was about to hit rock bottom. But Baycats president David Mills named Roy the team's new general manager, doubling his responsibility. Things, from there, have been nothing but up. The core returned for the 2014 season and set franchise records across the board. They went 30-9 in the regular season, defeated the Red Sox in the semifinals and then swept the London Majors in the IBL Final to finally get over the hump. They repeated in 2015 — this time at home — against the Kitchener Panthers, leading to fan favourite Glenn Jackson finally winning a championship. They then won again in 2016 — in Toronto — which was rewarding for so many of the players who grew up playing at Christie Pits. FULL STORY 👉 BarrieBaycats.com (📸 Credit: @brianbacklandphotography )
Even though vacay is over, there’s still a few morsels of summer left to take in the great outdoor music scene in Barrie. Keep an eye out every Tuesday and Thursday for performances from OMCI artists in the downtown core!
And finally, school is back. And based on what we’ve seen from Georgian college in the first week…it’s going to be an entertaining semester.
If you’re tweeting, posting and blogging about Barrie, we want to promote your stuff! Use the hashtag #barrieuncovered and we may feature your content in our weekly recap!