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The Social Recap – The Week That Was in Barrie Sept.28th

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

The Week That Was in Barrie Sept. 28th

It was great to see the return of the Barrie Film Festival this weekend, despite Covid. A great lineup of films, including the short film showcase in which 3 local filmmakers won awards for their entries!

The Film festival was just one of a bunch of events during a busy week. Open Air Dunlop was back, and with loads of people! It runs right through to mid-October, so be sure to check out downtown’s cool new layout next Saturday!

It’s great to see our entire business community pulling together during these crazy times. Good on Oxygen South Barrie for making a contribution to the Special Olympics!

And speaking of community spirit, did you see the great folks taking part in this year’s Run For The Cure? Pink costumes never looked so good!

And finally, some big news from the Barrie Baycats this week, and their partnership with a couple of fantastic Barrie based sports facilities, The Kage and Athletickulture!

What did you think of The Week That Was in Barrie Sept. 28th? 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.

Happening Today At The Barrie Film Festival: Anything For Jackson & The Short Film Showcase

 Short Film Showcase & Awards (7:30pm)

Presenting a highly varied selection of films submitted by regional, national and international filmmakers and curated by our panel of judges. All of the short films screened at the event will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award that is voted on after the screening. The awards for all categories will be announced directly following the screening in a physically distanced format. For full descriptions and tickets Click Here.

There will be a socially distanced pre-show Q&A with Anything For Jackon’s creators that you can watch on-screen from your car. Anything for Jackson was filmed in our region.

After losing their only grandson Jackson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey and Henry kidnap a pregnant woman with the intentions of performing a “Reverse Exorcism” putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman, to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.

Happening Today At The Barrie Film Festival: SPREAD YOUR WINGS (DONNE-MOI DES AILES)

Christian (Jean-Paul Rouve), is a visionary scientist who studies migrating geese. His son Thomas (Louis Vazquez), a teenager obsessed with video games, dreads the idea of spending his summer holiday with his father in a rural, wifi-less hamlet. Much to his surprise, he grows attached to his father’s new project: an ambitious plan to raise and train a flock of endangered geese to follow a new, safer migratory path. Together, father and son embark on an extraordinary and perilous journey to the Arctic circle with an ultralight glider, which they’ll fly to guide the geese along their new route. Spread Your Wings is inspired by a true story.

You can tickets for the movie from the BFF website.

Happening Today At The Barrie Film Festival: Percy

Based on real events from a 1998 lawsuit, PERCY follows small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken), who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crops. As he speaks out against the company’s business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against what they see as corporate greed.

Get tickets for the film on the BFF website.

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

October’s first hurrah arrives today…yes, we’re almost done with 2020.

Despite the battering we have all taken since March, weekends still hold a special place in the week to relax and replenish. And the Friday – Saturday break this week offers plenty of fun distractions. Read on for more! And if you have a socially distant event you’d like to publicize, let us know! We can add it to our events calendar.

3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie

The Barrie Film Festival

The festival actually kicks off tonight, and runs through to Sunday. It’s a scaled down event, happening at Sunset drive in with feature films each night. On Saturday, the short film showcase is on deck, featuring short movies from local filmmakers and the annual awards.

Oktoberfest @ Redline

You didn’t think a pandemic would stop the Oktoberfest, did you?

Redline’s annual tribute to Bavarian beers is a dual inside and outside event, complete with games, live music and of course, beer and food! Taylor Abram be performing at 6pm, and they’ve got a Cornhole Tournament happening in the parking lot.

Redline’s annual German inspired lager, Festbier also makes it’s return. It all kicks off on Saturday at 11am.

Live Music

The gigs, they are a happenin;.

North Country plays host to live tunes Thursday – Saturday, including country talent Rob Watts and Dean James. Over at Donaleigh’s the High Drives and Those Handsome Hooligans take the stage on Saturday. Peasant Kings are also on the mics and guitars over at the Queen’s.

You can also hit up the Common Good Cafe for Sunday morning jams.

What did you think of 3 Things To Do This Weekend in Barrie? Any cool events that we missed? We want to hear about ’em in the comments.

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