On Tuesday, May 10th, our crew was invited by Pekka Reinio Barrie Innisfil Ontario NDP Candidate to attend the provincial election NDP event at Redline Brewery where NDP leader, Andrea Horwath, was to be in attendance.
Unlike many representatives of media, we do not claim to be ‘politically neutral’, as the very concept is impossible. We do not support any specific party, but we openly admit to siding with candidates who show they care about all people in our province or country, and definitely not with those who abuse political trust for personal profit by gouging those less fortunate and passing the money saved by their suffering to wealthy friends.
Regardless, we are a media service, and as such we are very willing to offer the same exposure to any other political candidate within the area from Orillia to Innisfil, as long as they agree to the same conditions as did Pekka Reinio; that they do not have editorial control over what we report, and they cannot demand retractions of the story or any statements they make or others make about them.
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 an active part of a new provincially registered not-for-profit corporation called the Ontario Community Awareness Network. To the best of our knowledge, ours will be the only community channel of its kind in the province if not the entire country.
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.