The COVID-19 pandemic has denied most of us many of the simple pleasures in life, including those around family events like Christmas.
In Innisfil, the Innisfil Community Events Corporation, in cooperation with many local businesses, created for the second time in as many years a COVID safe Christmas parade event during which the viewers travelled within their cars around floats and exhibitors. This ensured only small groups gathered, with those being mostly families, and the participants remained socially distanced.
Our crew followed the thousands of cars that flocked to the Innisfil Recreation Centre to see Santa and enjoy all of the Christmas celebrations.
The organizers would like to thank the following sponsors:
- Horodynsky Farms Inc.
- Spring Tree Farm
- Telaquip - Barrie
- Innisfil Self Storage
- Innisfil Garage Door
- DH Towing
- Magnet Signs
- Pro-Tech Generators
- Hot Box Huts – Gilford
- Miss Jennie's Performing Arts Studio
- ACE Webservices
- Big Cedar Point Golf & Country Club
- Tim Hortons – Stroud
- Domino’s – Alcona
- Talbot Promo
- Faris Team – Churchill
- Electrical Elite Inc.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the Ontario Community Awareness Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a not-for-profit 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
Beauty & Babes - Salon and Spa
Checkered Door - Transition to Adult ASD
Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning
Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy
Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre
Hwear Plus/Canadian Toggle - Personal Protection
Imagine Laserworks Barrie - Laser Acupuncture Services
Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited - Providing All Types
Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual
Northlink General Contracting
Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances
3B Solutions - Video and Media
Videography by John Ironside
Post-production by Tiffany Scott
Five Points Media has recently transitioned to become a provincially registered not-for-profit corporation. To the best of our knowledge, ours will be the only community channel of its kind.
We are looking for new programming ideas, with our focus being mostly on fringe and minority groups whose members are mostly ignored by mainstream media. These include, but are not limited to, the Indigenous population, People of Colour, members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community, and people of various cultures and religions.
We will continue to donate all video and media services to registered charities and benevolent not-for-profit groups that promote unity and support all members of the community. Our eventual goal will be to expand our programming to cover all of Ontario through a network of regional bureau facilities. This service will help all people in Ontario to learn about each other and work in unity.