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Barrie Live Music & Bring Your Eh Game Raise Funds For…

Jake Mathias, creator of Barrie’s Live Music Show and brother Jorden have raised over $100,000.00 for local charities with March 28th marking their 1st year anniversary.

What a Great Platform!

Providing a wonderful platform for musicians to share their passionate talent virtually, we have been able to stay connected to our favorite local artists!

Teaming Up With:

Coming full circle this past year, they have teamed up with Dawn Mucci of Canada’s Top Mayor Award and Food Bank Canada for the entire month of April!

Canada’s Top Mayor Award, founded by Dawn has been a wonderful supporter of the Canada Food Bank Covid-19 Food Relief initiative through the Bring your ‘Eh Game series!

With many very exciting special guests joining Barrie Live Music this month it’s a great show and a great cause to support!

Sponsored By:

Sponsored throughout by Rock 95 and many more –  Barrie Uncovered has also stepped up on behalf of the cause.

Just under $2000.00 from the beginning of April – they are well on the way to a record month of donations!

And Special Thanks To...

Jumping in with a huge assist is Danny Mucci of Mucci Farms, Kingsville, Ontario, with a truckload donation of fresh produce to our local Barrie Food Bank.

Danny tells us, “At Mucci Farms, giving back to the community is a high priority.  After the year we’ve all had, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness and place an emphasis on building immune systems by increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.  We also realize that healthy eating options aren’t necessarily available to everyone so we are proud to support a variety of initiatives and organizations to make it possible.”

Helping So Many...

Sharon Palmer, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank, is thrilled at the support of the local community.

“More and more families in our city are relying on the Food Bank to cover dietary needs and supplement their groceries since the beginning of Covid.”

We couldn’t be happier at the platform created for the artists we so have so dearly missed this past year!

It was so much fun getting everyone together via Zoom to discuss what we could do and introduce everyone!  Watch the video for that discussion!

This Weeks Schedule So Far...

            Tuesday April 6

            7 pm        Jessie’s Well (Gay Blott & Tim)

            8 pm        Katherine Chabot

            Wednesday April 7

            6 pm       Amber Crowley

            7 pm        Patty McLaughlin

            8pm         Geordy Craig

            Thursday April 8

            7 pm        Mark Harris

            8:30 pm  Carl Rundown Band

            Friday April 9

            7 pm        Shane Joseph

            8 pm        Jay Dee Band

            9:30 pm  JonniX

            Saturday April 10

            7 pm       Tamara Lovan

            8 pm       Alyssa Bartholomew

            9 pm       Cam Brown

Enjoy the Listen and Donate...

With the Food Bank in mind, and the great entertainment provided, this is a simply fantastic way to show your appreciation for our local artists.  They miss us as much as we miss them!  Show your support and join while we watch the Barrie Live Music Show – especially this month!

Don’t forget – If you weren’t able to watch Bring your ‘Eh Game – you can watch the episodes here as well.

Check out our own Mayor Lehman at his best!!

Written by:: Jane Laker

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Introducing Sharon Palmer @Barrie Food Bank

Let’s meet the new Executive Director @ Barrie Food Bank – Sharon Palmer.

Sharon took time out today to meet with us and discuss what’s happening here in Barrie.

There are some Changes...

First and foremost Sharon let us know that due to COVID protocols there have been some changes made.

Barrie Food Bank, is asking for financial contributions rather than food itself from the general public. 

With  financial donations the Food Bank is able to purchase in bulk from local stores. 

They are also able to function with fewer volunteers and maintain social distancing in the warehouse to help ensure staff and volunteers stay safe.

She’s so thankful to the dedicated staff and volunteers that are in place and hold her concern for safety first and foremost.

The staff at the Barrie Food Bank are reaching out to collaborate with other organizations and social agencies in the city to assist as many people as possible each week. 

Sharon wants all Barrie Residents to be aware that this service is available and that they “Understand the Struggle!”

Their goal is to ensure no one in the community goes hungry!

Safety First for Everyone!

The Food Bank has set everything in place to safely deliver supplies from their shelves to clients’ cars via shopping carts, once again to ensure everyone is kept safe.

"We Understand the Struggle!"

There are many clients who have lost their jobs or had hours cut back that need help to buy groceries.  Numbers have shown more of our senior populations are coming  to the Food Bank for assistance too.   

In fact, during the months of January and February there were over 960 households requiring assistance with food.  This is up 60% over the same period in 2020.

Meeting Your Needs

The staff and volunteers work with a wide range of families, customizing the carts to the needs of each household.

The Food Bank supplies meat, dairy, dry and canned goods along with fresh produce; they include snacks for school age children and baby food and diapers for those with infants. 

Hours

The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. each week. 

During these more difficult times there is a modified process just requiring a short interview with staff requiring photo id and proof of residence and some questions to learn what your specific needs are.

Just take your identification and proof of address with you and let them take some of that weight off your financial situation.

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Power Of The Purse – Virtual Edition

Power Of The Purse – Virtual Edition

*******PRESS RELEASE*******

Local non-profit Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie is holding their first virtual Power of the Purse fundraiser this Saturday January 30th, and some homegrown talent will be a big part of the evening.

This is the fifth annual Power of the Purse, a favourite event of Dress for Success supporters in which guests get to bid on one-of-a-kind and designer purses, unique experiences and more. 

The silent auction items are open for bidding right now, and three spectacular live auction items are currently available for preview and will open for bidding during the event. The three live auction items include a luxury Prince Edward County getaway/wine experience, a Strathberry handbag, and a catered dinner for 6 from Chopped Canada champion and owner of Eclectic Cafe, Melanie Robinson. 

The event will begin at 7PM January 30th and will feature a warmup performance from comedian, activist and Barrie local Andrea Murray. Andrea has years of experience under her belt as a fun, witty entertainer and is a must-have guest for benefits and events.

Also performing at the virtual fundraiser is Tabitha Johnson, a talented 24-year-old classical pianist from Barrie. Tabitha holds a Bachelors of Music and a Minor in Business Entrepreneurship from McGill University, and is currently studying to obtain a Masters of Music at Manhattan School of Music. She placed third at the Canadian Music Competition in Quebec, and in June 2018 she attended the Miami Music Festival where she won the concerto competition and performed with the orchestra. Tabitha also worked for Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie for a period, which was where she saw first-hand how important non-profit work is for a community. 

Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie is thrilled to have these talented women performing at Power of the Purse, and hopes that this inspiring, uplifting night will be a welcome escape for everyone staying at home. The organization would like to thank their bighearted community for their continued support and encourage everyone to bid often and bid generously to support their work with local women’s employment.

Register to bid at Power of the Purse and check out the auction items: https://POP2021.ggo.bid

Guests who register to bid by January 29th at the latest will be entered into a draw to win a Coach Dalton Leather Shoulder Bag in black, valued at $495 and donated by RBC Dominion Securities.

To find out more about Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie and the work they do, visit their website (orilliaandbarrie.dressforsuccess.org) and follow them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Ways To Give Back This Weekend: Mar. 2nd

Ways To Give Back in 2020 (Part Four)

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

POLAR PLUNGE 

On Saturday, teams from all over the region will brave the elements and dive into Lake Simcoe, with proceeds going to the Special Olympics. The plunge starts at Noon. You can donate to the cause (or find a team) or just come down to cheer on the divers!

 

International Women’s Day Rally

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie hosts the International Women’s Day Rally on Sunday.

Local women’s advocate and comedian Andrea Murray will serve as MC and kick off the rally, followed by a parade through downtown.

Grilled Cheese Social Eatery will be providing free sandwiches to those participating.

It’s a family friendly event and totally free to attend.

 

Art Show

Artwonderfull Creative Center of Barrie is hosting its students’ art show in support of community art services, including all ages of students, the members from CMHA, Autism, Diabetes and other younger SCDSB and SMCDSB students.

Free to attend and it’s happening at the downtown branch of the Library.

The collection will be there through the month of March, in the main area.

 

We are always on the lookout for events and happenings in Barrie that serve the greater good. If you have a fundraiser coming up, let us know! Email [email protected] 

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend in Barrie

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

Be The Difference – CNOY Kick-Off Party Fundraiser

Did you know that our local Youth Shelter (Youth Haven) was forced to turn away 432 at-risk youth ages 16-24, last year seeking emergency shelter due to lack of resources?


This Saturday MTAV hosts an event to help. Be The Difference; a video dance party fundraiser in support of Youth Haven to kick off their “Coldest Night Of The Year” campaign.

There will be a DJ Battle, licensed bar, snacks, silent auction, guest prizes.
“We battle so Youth don’t have to”.

Tickets proceeds going towards ending youth homelessness. $100 at the door. 

 

Barrie Sharks Day!

Watch the Sharks in action as they honoring their founder and first president of the Barrie Women’s Hockey Association. Puck drop is at East Bayfield at 1:30pm. Give away’s and contests at arena.

 

Barrie Blood Donor Clinic

February is the month of love, and Canadian Blood Services would LOVE for you to donate blood this month. Donors are needed every day to ensure hospital patients have the blood they need, when they need it! Keep in mind you must be free of medications and have not given in the last 90 days. 

 

Have an event coming up that will help Give Back This Weekend? Let us know and we may feature it in a future blog!

Find more Barrie events, concerts and other happenings on our events calendar!

And be sure to check our wide range of podcasts for interviews with local changemakers. 

 

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