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Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie July 29th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



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 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…

Oh yeah…so Kempenfest happened. And it’s safe to say most of Barrie was there. And snapping some killer pics.


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View from the top of the Ferris Wheel #Kempenfest

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Ya know what’s awesome? Dancing. Even if you suck at it, your moves can live on as a “best worst dance” attempt. So the Dusk Dances event presented by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers might just bring out the best AND the best-worst!

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Call for Volunteers! – Dusk Dances Barrie 2019 📣 Want to support our events from the "wings"? Looking for community volunteer hours? 🍃🐕 🤸🏽‍♀️🌳 Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival where a theatrical host leads an audience—which invariably includes children, dog walkers, and local residents—to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of a park. 🎭 We need YOU to help make the festival happen! 🤩 Production Volunteer: Work behind the scenes (set up and take down signage, the info table, the dressing room, and some set elements) and act as site security. 🎬 Front of House Volunteer: Usher: Direct the audience, answer questions, hand out programs and surveys, collect money.  Information Table: Answer questions, sell merchandise, hand out programs and surveys. Snack Person: Sell snacks! 👋 For more information or to register as a volunteer, visit or email [email protected] 🤝 Dusk Dances Barrie is presented by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers as a licensee of @duskdances Inc. #duskdancesbarrie #duskdancesbarrie2019 #scdancers #barriearts #simcoecountyarts #simcoecounty #barrie #localarts #dancefestival #duskdances

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We know; nobody wants to think about the end of summer. But, like Thanos…it is inevitable. To be fair, the fall does bring back lots of local fun, including the Barrie Colts. And @ryannoble66 is getting the city primed for hockey with a new season of Barrie Colts podcasts.



Speaking of sports, did you know Barrie has a Cricket League? Or that they held their first tournament this weekend?


And finally…

We don’t usually stray into the realm of news or politics, but this tweet from Barrie Police caught our eyes. In particular on a long weekend when many emergency personnel don’t get much time off because they are working to keep the cities safe and rolling. Congrats Constable Janet Schefter!




If you’re tweeting, posting and blogging about Barrie, we want to promote your stuff! Use the hashtag #barrieuncovered and we’ll feature your content in our weekly recap!



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