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Today At Georgian Mall a Ribfest To Behold!

The Ribfest opens today at 11.00 am and runs through to 8.00 pm. It is being held in Georgian Mall (509 Bayfield Street) – in the parking lot of former Sears.

There are 3 specialty rib creators on-site to choose from, Camp 31 Barbeque, Billy Bones’ BBQ and Pistol Pete’s. Made with all of their very own sauces. As well as getting some great ribs you will be helping RVH. Before you enter your chosen lane, you pay three dollars which all go to raising funds for our wonderful hospital.

So, we took a trip up on Saturday to try out some ribs, we loved it, as long as you love meat this is where you need to visit today. All the pictures were taken yesterday.

As well as ribs you can get chicken and more. We had a great time yesterday even though this year you cant walk about the fest it still had a fabulously friendly atmosphere.

So for a treat go to Georgian Mall today and give yourself and family a treat, while helping a great cause.

Kat Chabot Live at Simmering Kettle & Dosti Eats!!

With phase 3 now in place, it allows us to have some fun and listen to music and have a meal with family and friends, all under the guidelines of the present day.

The Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats in conjunction with Barrie Uncovered have arranged to put on a show for you. So if you are bored and looking for something to do, why not swing by and enjoy some great food and live music with Barrie’s own Kat Chabot? The event will be held at 531 Bryne Drive on Saturday, August 22, between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will take place outside in between the two restaurants. So you have plenty of food to choose from!

Kat Chabot is a very popular local singer-songwriter from Barrie Ontario. Pre-pandemic days you could catch her performing all over Ontario’s Farmers Markets, local festivals, bars and restaurants, either performing solo or with Cardinal Street, a five-piece rock band. Spending her youth working in greenhouses, and growing up in a family band covering RUSH and Journey songs.

At Simmering Kettle, you will find comfort food at its finest. They have all-day breakfast options as well as other hearty meal options. Dosti eats is a mix of food from all over the world! They serve food from Mexico, pan Asian food, north American food, and some tasty dessert options and you can even have a cocktail.

So come along sit back and relax, have a great meal and listen to music, how good does that sound? All the food will be brought to your table by their friendly staff. Food will be available from both locations.

Please remember to bring your mask as they are mandatory if you plan on going inside to use the washrooms. Other COVID measures will be in place during the event so you can feel safe!

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Feeling disconnected? Join the Chamber for a zoom meeting to chat about chamber resources, introduce yourself, and network.

One of the key functions of the Barrie Chamber is facilitating business connections. The Chamber Chat offers a place to share some ideas with business people, and reconnect to your network.

Pre-registration is required for this meeting – After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Happening Wednesday @ 1pm


YIKES! It’s a Pandemic Sketch Show

YIKES! Is proud to present their first-ever online sketch show! Live streaming right to Youtube!

“YIKES! It’s a Pandemic” is a culmination of video sketches, zoom calls and other online shenanigans that will prove to be a well-earned break from what we are all going through!

Featuring Musical Guests: Sophia Fracassi and Madison Mueller!

Happening Sunday @ 8pm

Important Links:

Link to our YouTube Page (Live Stream):

Sophia Fracassi’s Page:

Madison Mueller’s Page:



Stream First Run Movies with the BFF

As we mentioned last week, the Barrie Film Festival is offering exclusive streaming of new, first run movies that would normally be offered in theatres.

This is a great way to support the festival and indy movie producers while the shutdown goes on.

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BFF VIRTUAL CINEMA⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ EXTRA ORDINARY⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ *LINK TO BFF VIRTUAL CINEMA IN PROFILE*⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ “If, by the off chance, you're in the mood for an eccentric ghost story that's filled with romance and questionable comedy, Extra Ordinary may be just what you need.” – Joseph Dominguez, Film Inquiry⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Written and Directed by: Enda Loughman, Mike Ahern⁠⠀ Cast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteárd Cooper, Will Forte and Claudia O'Doherty⁠⠀ Supernatural Comedy/Horror/Romance, 14A for coarse language, sexual content and some horror violence, 93 minutes (Ireland/ Belgium). This is a 5-day Rental.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her 'talents' and tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager – making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack… maybe a yogurt or something.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Awards: 10 Wins, 4 Nominations⁠⠀ Winner, Jury Prize, Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF), 2019⁠⠀ Winner, Best Irish Film, Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards, 2019⁠⠀ Nominee, Best First Feature, Fantasy Filmfest, 2019⁠⠀ Winner, Best Irish Feature Film, Galway Film Fleadh, 2019⁠⠀ Nominee, Narrative Feature, SXSW Film Festival, 2019⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #BFFVirtualCinema #ExtraOrdinary #BFFatHome #BestFriendsForFilm #BarrieFilmFestival

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At Home Lego Table

Being offered by the Orillia library, this is a great fit for the kids. Hit the link in the headline to join and get a Zoom link on the Event page on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

This week’s theme is Penguin Party!


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Plenty of Yoga studios and gyms are offering virtual classes, including Namaste North, Bliss and Cairo’s Jewels.



Yaymaker’s Barrie hosts an all ages paint nite for budding artists in the house.

The event will be held through Zoom. It will feature a group size similar to that of a regular in-venue Paint Nite event, and allow for screen-sharing and audio communication for extra one-on-one time with your host. Instructions for log-in will be provided the day of the event via email. To purchase tickets, please visit the ticket link located on this event page, or visit



Just because we are stuck inside doesn’t mean we need to let our skin crack! Beauty and Babes hosts this online skincare event with expert advice on dispatching blemishes and clearing the pores.


There’s a ton of online music happening from the great local scene, and you can hit up Barrie’s Live Music FB group to see performances all week long, many of which are raising funds for the local charities.

And if you are in need of a Netflix distraction, you can watch a few flicks from home grown filmmakers on YT and other channels.

Mitch Graszat’s Boy Bye was a winner at last year’s short film showcase.


Brendan Hiles is another terrific Barrie based director, who’s had multiple movies featured at Barrie’s festival and others across the country. You can see his stuff on Vimeo.

Pieces from Brendan Hiles on Vimeo.


And Mitchell Jewers put together this imaginative look at Barrie in quarantine, a piece filmed entirely with Super 8mm film.



Live Streamed Concerts This Week

Barrie Concerts This Week


In lieu of actual gigs, a number of Barrie musicians and artists are stepping up to fill the live music void with livestream performances.

Tonight at 7:00 two members of The Hillbirds will broadcast on Insta.


Also tonight, Sonder Studios hosts another candlelit piano performance and yoga seesion.

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We might not be able to gather together, but we can still all move together so light a few candles + join us Wednesday night at 7pm LIVE via Facebook for an evening of candlelit yoga from the home of Sonder’s own Angela Caswell with the graceful piano stylings of her husband Mr. Brett Caswell. This event is part of a series of music + yoga classes designed specifically to change your vibrations + lift you up, that you can do from the comfort of your own home for now. This class is FREE. We truly appreciate everyone that continues to #sonderwithus during this time of ‘Social Distancing’ + we look forward to planning one kick ass event when this is all over!! . [Update] We will be uploading some FREE regular classes soon to our YouTube Channel. AND Gift certificates are now on sale, spend $50, get $70 / spend $100, get $150! . 📸 @jenklementti . . . . #sonderwithus #studiolife #yogalove #movetogether #communityfirst #barriebusiness #womeninbusiness

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And on Friday, Barrie’s favorite gypsy folk band The Noolands rewind to their January show at the Foxx Lounge.

The live stream will an uncut recording of their single release party, so the atmosphere of the venue remains intact. And the guys from the band will be interacting during the live stream, so you can jump in with questions or a virtual lighter salute.

It’s wild seeing so many things change so quickly around the world and losing some of these things right now has made us realize how truly lucky we are. Watching these doctors, nurses and frontline workers fighting this battle for us has been incredibly humbling. We & our friends at The Foxx Lounge dedicate this entire performance to these true heroes.” – THE NOOLANDS 



And for those of the musically inclined younger generation, Kat Chabot is offering virtual lessons for kids! In addition to a few live stream shows of her own, Kat will be teaching music online, totally free.


On Thursday, catch John Anderson live on FB, starting at 7pm.


If you’re live streaming performances, let us know! We’ll include your virtual gig in our weekly updates! Email [email protected]