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1812 FC’s Managing Partner Andrew Weilgus

Ian chats with 1812 FC Managing Partner Andrew Weilgus about the latest with the Barrie area’s first pro soccer club.

Find more about 1812 FC on their website, and on FB. And check out the great local businesses who are supporting the club!


Social media started the intrigue and rumours during the summer. A new golfing venue with a difference coming to Barrie?

Well, it’s here a golfing oasis tucked away in south Barrie to keep you swinging through the winter? Enter Linx Kitchen and your dreams are turned into reality.

Entering the reception area you can choose to check both your coats and footwear. This is a dream come true to anyone living in a snow belt. You’ve dressed to dine in an exquisite space with a menu to match and finally, you don’t have to wear your snow boots!! And that’s just reception!

As a patron or an exclusive member, you may choose to dine in the Kitchen treated by Executive Red Seal Chef, Kathleen Forsythe, to a menu that is both varied and delightful.  Linx prides themselves on having one of the finest dining rooms and lounges in Barrie where food comes first with the added excitement of a golf game should you desire.

It’s not only the tantalizing menu choices that are upper class. You’ll immediately notice how spacious yet intimate the dining area is. Designed before the Pandemic, owners Jason and Candice Young realized the subtleties of fine dining, so much so that they’ve even installed a noise masking machine, and have the tables widely spaced to ensure your privacy.

As an exclusive member, there are many perks for both dining and playing.  

Members have priority reservation abilities for dining and much more.  At Linx, Kitchen & Social you may also plan on a game of golf in semi or fully private golf suites that feel so real you’ll forget that you’re actually indoors.

Again, an exclusive membership allows some very tasteful perks.  There is secure club storage with cleaning, concierge service and once again priority reservation abilities.

The simulators are exclusive to Linx in this area, having an 8 point swing plate floor that actually tilts and gives you access to play anyone of 192 courses.  5  semi-private suites with a 15 ‘ impact screen along with a concierge call button allows your imagination to soar with no interruption during your game. Even better yet the very exclusive fully private executive suite with built in conference/party room and a 20’ simulator screen.

Linx has a fully automated system, allowing their members and guests to be treated with the level of service that they’ve come to expect.  The suites are a perfect chance for a high power business meeting or an amicable game between friends.

Iron’s Perfect Picks Returns For The 2020/21 Football Season


Iron Bruce is a long-time resident of Barrie.  For decades now he has been a sports handicapping enthusiast.  His love of the gridiron and intrigue with the Vegas line has been one of his main focuses for years now.   Five years ago Iron decided to share his enthusiasm and expertise with his beloved “peeps” on a local podcast.  Four years of documented winners and against the number caught the attention of a few of Barrie’s media.  After a lot of thought Iron decided Barrie Uncovered were by far the best fit for him.

Known for his humorous takes and anecdotes combined with a rapier wit and uncanny ability to pick winners weekly on his BIG BOARD selections.

Iron is hard at work every week, scouring the form books and the Vegas odds to give his top picks every week. Iron is a must for listening for football fans looking for the inside scoop on all the Sunday games.  So Barrie football fans no matter your skill level and knowledge, can you really afford to miss a minute. Join Iron Bruce every Sunday at 11.00 am on the Barrie Uncovered Facebook page.  See if your team makes the BIG BOARD, find out how to play the double-digit favourites, join in the fun of the mailbag, and so much more!

Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 26th

Barrie Weekend

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…


Who among us doesn’t love a good game of Scrabble? Bet you didn’t know that there is a weekly Scrabble meet up at @creatingconnectionbarrie where wordsmiths can duke it out tile by tile for the title of Supreme Linguist.


Speaking of supreme performances, the Baycats look to be well on their way to a 6th straight IBL championship after thrashing Kitchener to take a 3-0 series lead into this week. Go ‘Cats!

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CASTALDO POWERS BAYCATS PAST PANTHERS; NOW ONE WIN AWAY FROM TYING RED SOX STREAK By: Ryan Eakin / @ryaneakin13 . . MIDHURST – One to go. The Barrie Baycats defeated the Kitchener Panthers 8-2 on Saturday evening to take a 3-0 series lead in their best-of-seven league championship series. Baycats starter Adrian Salcedo recorded the victory, tossing seven innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits and one base on balls while striking out four batters along the way. Baycats first basemen Jordan Castaldo led the way at the plate, going three-for-five with one strikeout. Panthers starter Yoen Socarras took the loss, tossing five innings while giving up three earned runs on seven hits and one base on balls while striking out six batters. KITCHENER – 2-9-0 BARRIE – 8-13-0 BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: Up 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Baycats centre fielder Ryan Spataro hit a bases-clearing triple to centre field to give the Baycats a 6-1 lead. NICEST PLAY OF THE GAME: In the bottom of the third inning, Baycats second basemen Starlin Rodriguez hit what looked to be a sure double before Panthers centre fielder Tanner Nivins made a sliding catch to rob Rodriguez of an extra-base hit. BY THE NUMBERS: 6. With a win tomorrow night in game four, the Baycats will tie the 2009-2013 Brantford Red Sox with six straight Intercounty Baseball League championships, which is the league record. NEWS FROM THE GAME: With Baycats first basemen Jon Waltenbury absent again due to a personal matter, Baycats left fielder Glenn Jackson made his final debut. He made a massive impact, going two-for-three with a base on ball while striking out once. Nivins, meanwhile, exited the game for the Panthers in the top of the fourth inning after crashing into the centre field fence attempting to catch a Castaldo double.. . 🔥 NEXT UP: Game four of this series takes place tomorrow evening from Jack Couch Park in Kitchener.. . ⚾️ First pitch is set for 7:00 PM. For more information, follow the Baycats on Facebook and Twitter at @iblbaycats and on Instagram at @barriebaycats.. . 🎟 And remember that you can buy tickets for all of our home games online AT LINK IN BIO! 🎟

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And just as the Baycats season winds down, the Colt’s season cranks up. With physicals! The players checked in to @m2mbarrie for fitness testing ahead of their season opener.



Fantastic news for local Moms of infants…Movies For Mommies is coming to Barrie! This is a progam that screens grown up movies in a baby friendly theatre with reduced sound so you can bring the little ones with you.


And finally, as summer 2019 inevitably inches to it’s final act, it was great to see people enjoying August’s last week on the water as @padde4theCure took over the waterfront!


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!