The holiday season may be over, but we know of at least seventy-five local kids who will hold memories forever that simply could not have been created without a very large group of true heroes.
A few weeks before Christmas, and very early in the morning, dozens of children started arriving at the Walmart Barrie North. Many of these children had come from homes where the families were struggling in various ways. Some were selected because, due to no fault of their own, the kids had been exposed to police and emergency services through a negative event. Part of the mission today was to let these children see police, soldiers, paramedics, firefighters, and other first responder professionals in a more factual positive light.
Special recognition goes out to:
United Way Simcoe Muskoka
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Barrie Police Service
Ontario Provincial Police
Canadian Forces Base Borden / Base des Forces Canadiennes Borden – Army, Navy, and Air Force
Simcoe County Paramedics of OPSEU Local 303
Barrie Fire And Emergency Service
Walmart Bayfield Barrie North
If we miss any group that was involved, please let us know and we will be happy to add you.
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 charities based in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte.
Assisting You Social - Social Media Management
Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming
BarterPay Simcoe County - Business Promotion
Beauty & Babes - Hair Salon
Checkered Door - Transition to Adult ASD
Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning
Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy
Fionn MacCool's Barrie - Pub
Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre
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
Post-Production by Tiffany Scott