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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!



How would you like to study martial arts in a semi-private  setting within a community that works towards bettering the body, bettering the mind and bettering the spirit through martial arts?

 Martial arts are an incredible form of self defense fitness that promotes self-control, focus, respect and confidence.  Whether you’re three or sixty years old these are great abilities to continously work on.

I discussed the programs available at Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts with Sensie Nicole Welsh.  The decision to have the smaller, more intimate class sizes has given much more personalized attention to each student.  Whenever possible, the Sensies like to take their classes outdoors into a more realistic practise environment.  Doing so in the smaller classes also allows a more tailored learning experience.  This really stops anyone from falling through the cracks.

                        Even though the classes are  taught in the Bolton home, it’s a very professional Dojo.  The Dojo motto says it all:                                   “Motivation through Movement.”      

The family offers a very holistic approach with their curriculum which benefits mental and physical character building traits.  The styles of martial arts currently taught are Kempo Karate grappling and self defense.  However, the family has a very strong belief in family values and stresses that they have fitness classes in other disciplines as well.  At present they’re offering Cardio Kickboxing and Jungshin Fitness.

The Dojo is also the home of Ladies Performing Fan Team, which is a creative martial arts team using folding fans with martial movement.  If that’s not yet tickling your fancy ladies, you can also sign up for Cairo’s Jewels Belly Dance lessons!  One way or another the Bolton Family will truly help you find “Motivation through Movement.”


Move to better the body!

Move to better the mind!

Move to better the spirit!

One student at a time.


For more information email: [email protected] or phone (705) 795 3422.  You’ll be so happy that you did!

Looking for somewhere to practice? Try The Kage!

Looking for somewhere to practice? Try The Kage!



Whether you’re looking for an indoor batting cage for recreation, training or events, The Kage currently has two batting cages available! Why not test your batting skills? What have you got to lose?

 Both cages include a pro pitching machine that is used at the major league level. Their pitching machines accommodate both baseball and softball and range in speed from 35 MPH to 90 MPH. They have softball fast pitch and slo-pitch options available. You can get discount pricing on 5, 1-hour sessions or 10, 30-minute sessions. Don’t have your own gear? That’s ok, The Kage supplies bats and helmets.

Are you a hockey fanatic? They have an all year round 16′ X 40′ synthetic ice rink perfect for hockey training or recreational use. You can keep track of how hard your shot is with their radar gun! Need your skates sharpened? Their automatic prosharp skate sharpening machine is second to none! It will ensure you a clean-cut edge every time.

The Kage has lots of positive reviews and ratings on Facebook and Google. People seem to enjoy the friendly staff, inviting atmosphere and reasonable prices. We recommend you check them out yourself!

Their 6-week full training camp is 1 hour per week for 6 weeks, with one on one training. To see more information about their clinics, training camps, bookings or any other information visit them at