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This Weekend in Barrie: 3 Things To Try

This Weekend in Barrie: 3 Things To Try

This Weekend in Barrie: 3 Things To Try

BLUE MOUNTAIN SKIING AND ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN

A sure sign that winter has fully arrived is the kick off to the ski season. This weekend, the slopes will be open at Blue Mountain. Of course, it’s a little different in 2020.

For opening weekend, mountain access is restricted to Resort guests and passholders.  

After you’ve hit the hills, take a walk though Enchanted Mountain. The entire Village is decked out in garlands and bows, ideal for a family trip full of festive sights and sounds.

Aside from the festive dĂ©cor, there will are fire pits to warm by, holiday music and carolers and horse drawn carriage with Santa this Saturday. There’s also a one kilometer pedestrian pathway through the Village and around the Mill Pond with interactive Christmas light displays.

TAKE THE 4X4 CHALLENGE

Did you miss Mayor Jeff’s red zone challenge? The Challenge is simple!

Red zone restrictions will last 4 weeks (or more). So, for the next four weeks, the challenge is to do these 4 things each week (4 x 4): 1. Donate to a Barrie Charity 2. Order take out for pickup from a Barrie restaurant 3. Buy something from a Barrie shop/service 4. Reach out to someone in Barrie. Post the 4 things you did with the hashtag #Barrie4x4Challenge

Need some inspiration to get started? How about Christmas Cheer to donate to, Skewers for take out and one of the great local businesses from the Chamber of Commerce to buy from!

Check out Shak’s World

Speaking of great local causes to support, Shak’s World is a fully accessible community centre that is brand new to downtown Barrie. They offer a variety of recreational programs for all ages. Specifically, their focus is on providing youth with a safe space that promotes physical and mental wellness.

In addition to the in person programs, they have a range of virtual offerings. Give them a follow on Insta to learn more!

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3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

As the holiday slowdown approaches, the weekends seem to start a little earlier with each passing week. Pretty soon we’ll be in full festive mode, cutting out of work mid week to get some shopping done or meet up with family for a pint of yuletide nog.

There’s still plenty to do when the Saturday-Sunday adventure arrives this weekend. And if we missed any cool events, or you have a happening coming up let us know! We are always on the prowl for entries to our events calendar.

3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie

PODCAST IT UP

If hanging by the fire is on your list for this Sunday, might we recommend curling up with a good podcast? Of course we’ve got a variety of audio entertainment, but there are a plethora of equally cool local pods.

True crime junkies should have a listen to Whereabouts Unknown, hosted by local private investigator Ellen White. The ongoing series shines a spotlight on the stories of the missing and murdered in Canada, particularly cases from around the region.

Sequel Talk with local filmmaker Mitch Graszat is a pop culture-savvy chat where guests dream up imaginary sequels and talk about em! Recent episodes include bad ideas for classic movies like Heathers and the Princess Bride. And it’s not limited to just movies. Mitch and company also speculate on what could have been with classic songs and TV shows.

VIRTUAL CINEMA WITH THE BFF

Since the start of Covid, film distributors have been teaming up with independent exhibitors across North America to bring the theatrical experience to your home. The BFF has a big range of streamed films to rent on their website. By clicking on a movie, you’re supporting both the distributors and the Barrie Film Festival’s efforts to bring first-run theatrical selections to town.

BUY LOCAL!

Ferndale Banquet Hall is hosting a holiday pop up market, packed with local artisans and small businesses. It runs Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Also on Saturday, Sonder Studio hosts a New To You Vintage Market featuring everything vintage, antique, retro + thrift. Housewares, clothing + nostalgia.

What did you think of 3 Weekend Happenings in Barrie? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to reach out with any cool events or happenings around town!

LIGHTS LIGHT LIGHTS

Friday Harbour LUMA Light show

LUMA LIGHT SHOW @ FRIDAY HARBOUR STARTED AT THE WEEKEND

Do you want to get into the spirit of the season while staying safe? Friday Harbour LUMA Light show started on the 28th of November, and runs every Thursday to Sunday, to Christmas and beyond. Wander along the one-kilometre path and enjoys the lights all the way along. We could get into writing a blog about creativity and how beautiful it is, but really you need to see it for yourself. We are only providing some taster photos to whet your appetite, we don’t want to spoil it as there are a lot more to see.

Friday Harbour is making the walk as safe as they can and have put in safety measures. You need to book a time, all times are spaced 15 minutes apart. You need to wear a mask, hand sanitizers are at the start of the walk. There is no crowd to jostle and spoil your enjoyment.

Get into the spirit and get online to book your day and time to walk through thousands of light. Go to https://www.fridayharbour.com/ and book, it is as simple as that. It is fun for all the family and friends. Buy a hot chocolate as you start the walk at the kiosk and meander through the colourful light show.

What did you think of Friday Harbour LUMA Light show? Be sure to let us know if you’ve been there and share some of your pics!

Weekend Happenings: 3 Things To Try

Weekend Happenings: 3 Things To Try

As we hurtle to the holidays, things to do around town become distinctly more festive. We’ve already got a great selection of drive through and walk through events, happening around Barrie. But this weekend there’s also some fun non Xmas related occurrences. Of course, we are always on the lookout for cool, local events, and if you are involved in one, let us know! We can post it to our events calendar.

Weekend Happenings: 3 Things To Try

Cornhole Tournament @ The Kage

Barrie Cornhole League has put together a two day event this Saturday and Sunday. Specifically, this is a special event to recognize men’s health through the Movember fundraiser.

The event includes competitive doubles, a blind draw, mixed doubles, recreational doubles and a live DJ

It’s a pre- registration event, and you can sign up here. Be sure to also check out the Kage’s baseball training facilities when you’re there!

BCC PAINT NIGHT

The Barrie Curling Club isn’t just for curling…at least this weekend. On Saturday night the club converts into an art gallery. It’s called Winter Work of Art, and anyone wanting to take part, can have their portraits included. Tickets are $40 each, and includes all supplies. The painting gets started at 7pm.

Keep in mind that the curling club is open during Covid, for rentals and league play. And their kitchen serves food for dine and takeout.


Hit the Farmer’s Market

Finally, make it a mission as we head closer to the holidays to incorporate some local into your shopping lists. The long winter is coming, and many of our smaller backyard businesses are going to be hit hard by restrictions and lockdowns.

You can start with a trip to the Barrie Farmer’s market, happening at City Hall on Saturday mornings. With over a dozen providers, you can help support local vendors and artisans and find some of the freshest produce and food in the region. Keep in mind they offer pre-ordering and pickup if you prefer!

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Friday Harbour – LUMA Light Trail Opening

Friday Harbour – LUMA Light Trail Opening

FRIDAY HARBOUR UNVEILS LUMA LIGHT TRAIL, GLICE SKATE TRAIL, OUTDOOR
SKATING, AND MORE WINTER FUN!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[INNISFIL, ON, NOVEMBER 19, 2020] –
Friday Harbour Resort is transforming into a winter wonderland this season, with some new attractions and activities to get you outside and enjoying the snowy season. At the centre of the Resort’s offerings is the LUMA Light Trail which will feature close to a kilometre of stunning light displays that make for the perfect backdrop for a snowy selfie. Opening November 28th, LUMA can be booked online and is appropriate for all ages. Guests can grab a Starbucks beverage as they begin their journey through the trail. Groups of five or more will receive an automatic 10% discount at checkout. LUMA will be running throughout the winter season from Thursday to Sunday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Times must be booked in advance online at www.fridayharbour.com/winter-activities. As required by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, masks must be worn and physical distancing must be adhered to while exploring the LUMA Light Trail.

All things skating will take place at Centre Ice. Friday Harbour’s Harbour Master Building has been transformed into Centre Ice, which offers skate rentals, check-in for both the outdoor skating rink (now located in the parking area at the Harbour Master Building and opening November 28th weather permitting) and the Glice Skate Trail (opening date to be determined), as well as warm beverages to keep you going. The Glice Trail features a unique skating surface that can be enjoyed no matter the temperature. Skaters will be able to glide up and down the trail from the Harbour Master Building to the Boardwalk enjoying spectacular views over the Marina. Centre Ice bookings for both the rink and the Glice Skate Trail must be made in advance at www.fridayharbour.com/winter-activities.

This year, the Nest Clubhouse will be converted into the Winter Outdoor Adventure Centre, where you can rent cross country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes so you can get out and explore all Friday Harbour has to offer! A cross country ski trail will take skiers on a journey across the golf course and snowshoers and fat bikers can enjoy easy access to the trails of the Nature Preserve. This transition will take place once the snowfalls. Guests of the Resort are encouraged to visit www.FridayHarbour.com to plan their day at the Resort. Reservations can be booked at one of the many restaurants including the Beach Club which features spectacular views over Lake Simcoe. The shops and retailers on the Boardwalk welcome all Guests, and fun activities take place every weekend. Get outside and celebrate winter this season at Friday Harbour! Friday Harbour Resort is located at 25th Side Road on 13th Line in Innisfil. Friday Harbour Resort is Canada’s award-winning development located on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Innisfil. Designed as a luxury resort community, Friday Harbour has become the best of breed brand for people seeking the benefits of cottage lakeside living with the amenities of an urban community. Learn more
at www.fridayharbour.com.

Karen Trottola
Marketing and Communications Manager
Friday Harbour Resort
[email protected]

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