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Holiday with a Hero, 2020


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

Barrie YMCA

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