Ya know what makes life livable?

Ice cream.

Also bacon. Bacon ON ice cream.

Oh, and Poutine. And wine…whisky. The Simpsons reruns. Wine. Anything written by Brett Ellison. Wine.  Preferably all at once!

And things that are FREE.

With all of that in mind, we present the Freebie: A weekly guide to events in Barrie that require zero money.

Click on the headline for each to find out more!


Game Night Meetup: Halloween Edition

On October 30, Sir Games-A-Lot will be hosting a night of Halloween-themed board games at the Downtown Library. This is a monthly evening group for all ages interested in board and card games!

Each month features a specific game led by an enthusiastic games master but other games can still be played. Learn something new, bring along an old favourite or a new game you have to try out! If you don’t want to play you can simply watch the drama unfold.



That’s a Photo?! Meet the Artist Reception

Join Ian for the opening reception of his exhibition “That’s a Photo?!” on Saturday, November 2nd, from 2 to 5 PM., at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda. At the reception, Ian will be unveiling two images that are the culmination of his work to date

“That’s a Photo?!” will be on display at the Rotunda for the month of November

Using extended camera and editing techniques Ian’s photographs blur the lines between images and paintings. He loves to capture the world around him and create prints that will have you asking “Is that really a photo?”



Fall Family Fun Night 2019

Barrie Free Methodist Church’s is hosting it’s annual Fall Family Fun Night! This is a great event for kids of all ages. There will be a FREE BBQ Dinner, Games, Prizes, and lots of fun for the whole community!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
TIME: 6:00pm
WHERE: Barrie Free Methodist Church Gym- 290 Cundles Road East in the north end of Barrie, opposite the new development and plazas.

ATTIRE: Dress up in your family-friendly costumes- Parents too!
COST: FREE, but donations to the Georgian College Food Locker are appreciated!

BBQ Begins at 6:00pm. Games and fun to follow!

Pumpkin Carving Contest- carve at home, bring pumpkin to event for silent vote to win a prize!


Looking for more events in Barrie? Be sure to check our calendar!

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