Holidays are commonly used as the catalyst for charity fundraisers, but decaying corpses, vampire bats, broomstick-riding witches, and grotesque guest-grabbing goblins are not usually on the guest list.
That all changed a few years ago when several Barrie and area families decided to use the Halloween season and a lot of initiative and hard work to garner funds, food, and awareness for organizations like RVH New Cancer Centre, Barrie Native FC Hunger to Hope & Grassroots Outreach Programs, Furry Friends Barrie, Hospice Simcoe, the Barrie Food Bank, and other charities.
Our crew from Five Points Media visited three of the interactive haunted houses, and we look forward to expanding future coverage. One house, supporting Furry Friends, had been closed by the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services, and we hope they can resolve the issues for next year.
Full details of the times and locations can be found at https://www.tourismbarrie.com/enewsletter/halloween-activities/haunted-house-tours. Thank you, Matt from Tourism Barrie, for their consent to use original artwork created by them in our opening sequence.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the City of Barrie Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a locally-focused truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and Barrie-based charities.
Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming
BarterPay Simcoe County - Business Promotion
Body Language - Pole Fitness - Aerial Arts
Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning
Fionn MacCool's Barrie - Pub
Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre
Jackie Jones Team - Realtors
Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited
Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual
Simcoe County Clean - Commercial and Residential
Still Moving Osteopathy - People and Pets
Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances
3B Solutions - Video and Media
For more information about how your business can benefit from membership in the City of Barrie Network, please visit www.cityofbarrie.net
Videography by John Ironside and Tiffany Scott
Post-Production by Tiffany Scott