Barrie Uncovered

One Last Push

Hello Barrie!  This is the last weekend for now that Barrie Live Music is fundraising for our local Food Bank!  Let’s knock the donations right out of the park this weekend!

Barrie Uncovered in partnership with Canada’s Top Mayor Award Program have been so happy to have been able to help!

Now we’re asking you to sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible offerings of talented local musicians and really considering making a donation.

Barrie Live Music – a platform created by Jake and Jorden Mathias – has not only given our local talent a platform to entertain by, but an incredible way of raising funds for various charities that are so affected by our “Stay at Home” orders.  Thank you from all of us!

Here’s the lineup for this weekend:

Thursday April 29th

7 pm:   Courtney Bowles

8 pm:   Gabe Salem

9 pm:   Geordy

10 pm: Matthew Giordano

Friday April 30th

6 pm:   Steve Whelan

7 pm:   Martin Baylor

8 pm:   Karrie Dymond with Rob Laidlaw

9 pm:   Adam Chow

10 pm:  JonniX

Saturday May 1st

7 pm:   Shane Cloutier

8 pm:   John Crawford

9 pm:   Perry Aabo

Sunday May 2nd

1 pm :   (8pm in Athens Greece) John Kampouropoulos


Written by: Jane Laker

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‘The 24hr Window’ a Raise-a-thon for Recovery

‘The 24hr Window’ a Raise-a-thon for Recovery

The 705 Recovery Community Centre in downtown Barrie has been providing abstinence-based programming as a solution to addiction for over 200 people per week but is on the verge of closing the doors.

The 705 Recovery Community Centre is a non-profit organization located at 56 Dunlop St W that supports abstinence-based recovery* programs as a solution option to addiction and alcoholism. It offers a space for 12 step meetings of all kinds, counselling and therapy as well as events, education, training and support.

Executive Director Bill Zane says “We opened the center during the pandemic. Every place that held 12 step meetings was closed because of public health measures. Addicts and alcoholics need meetings and fellowship to survive.”

On May 8th , 2021 The 705 Recovery Community Centre will host a fundraising event called ‘The 24hr Window: a raise-a-thon for recovery’. Four people will spend 24 hours in the four windows of The 705 Recovery Community Centre storefront at 56 Dunlop St W. The event will raise awareness and funds to help keep the doors open.

“This event highlights the isolation factor involved in addiction. Public health protocols force people suffering with addiction into isolation. That’s a bad place to be. Overdose deaths are at all time highs across Canada. The 705 Recovery Community Centre needs to stay open, or people will die.” says Public Relations and Fundraising Manager Christine Gordon.

Jorden Mathias of Barrie’s Live Music Show and a participant of the event says “The 705 has been a life saver. Yeah, there’s Zoom and online meetings which help, but we need in person meetings to connect with each other. The 705 offers that for like-minded people.”

More information on the 24hr Window a Raise-a-thon for Recovery as well as a list of all meetings and events can be found at

Ways To Give Back This Weekend: Mar. 2nd

Ways To Give Back in 2020 (Part Four)


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!



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]