Jane Boake, O Ont
Founder, COPE Service Dogs and Canines in the Classroom, August 23, 2017
"John...that is fantastic! So thorough and fun. Thank you so much for your creativity in making such a comprehensive video from essentially a one shot session. Five Points support of these social and charitable causes is so essential and appreciated. "
Founder, Restoring Dignity and Hope, March 7, 2017
"I would like to sincerely thank Five Points Media for all the work done to show its viewers the importance of why and what I do. Incarceration and successful reintegration allows an individual to fit back into their lives as well as their families lives! With community support, these individuals will become successful and break the cycle of any continued involvement in the Justice System! I could not continue to assist the number of those in need here without your support and donations!! Together we can make a difference! I thank you all!!!!!!"
Connect Hair Studio / Women's Connection fund-raisers, February 26, 2017
"Big hearted. Outstanding work. Reliable. Always professional."
Executive Director, The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter, March 14, 2017
"John and Five Points Media are fantastic to work in partnership with! Volunteering their time and resources to create a number of videos (including STEM Interface, Joe Roberts and Coldest Night of the Year - Orillia) has been an incredible opportunity for The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter to promote our outreach and fundraising initiatives. Thank you for your generosity and hard work in our community!!"
Community Give and Get Centre / I'm Paying It Back, 2016-2017
Throughout 2016 and 2017 our crew at Five Points Media have been working closely with Frank Nelson and the volunteers of the Community Give and Get Centre in central Barrie. In April 2018, Frank Nelson is planning a fund-raiser by riding an e-bike from Charlottetown, PEI to Barrie, via southern Ontario. Our crew will be joining him.
Coordinator Volunteer Services CNIB, March 12, 2016
"I work for a local nonprofit organization in Barrie and needed someone to help record a series of presentations at an event that highlighted new research around vision health. It needed to be professionally done as the videos would be posted on a national website, fully accessible for people with vision loss, and done on budget. A colleague referred me to 3B Solutions and they delivered on all points. The staff on-site were super friendly and accommodating, taking care of all details related to photography and recording. They worked with me throughout the process to ensure delivery of a high quality, accessible video that can be shared nationwide to educate and raise awareness. They also did this work pro bono, showing their deep commitment to supporting the community. Thank you John and the 3B Solutions team!"
Former police officer being assisted by Frank Nelson and community volunteers after diagnosis of cancer, October 4, 2016
"John sure makes this process so easy especially for those of us who are not used to being in the limelight :) Professional and A1 work. You not only created a great video to help make people aware of the fundraising event but you also captured memories for my family to keep and that is something priceless to us. I highly recommend 3B Solutions, outstanding work"
Homelessness Advocate / CMHA / Co-creator of SY-STEM Links, January 16, 2017
"Working with John has brought my goal a reality and is now making change in the lives of others. John not only was easy to work along side, he also brought fresh ideas to the project. Great company very flexible and supportive."
Development Manager, Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, February 8, 2017
"I had the pleasure of working with John and his team to create a number of promotional videos for the Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie's annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event among other events. Our organization continues to be very happy with the results of the video production quality. John's videos helps to tell our organizations story and inspire people to get involved. John has a great pay it forward philosophy and is very generous with his time and ensures that the client is happy with the final results. Thanks again Five Points a Media for doing what you do!"
Artistic Director, Theatre by the Bay and Director / Playwright, 'The Five Points' social documentary play, July 23, 2017
"The way you guys have put this together is outstanding. Thank you, I love the shots you use of the real downtown and the way you edited it. Thanks for this, it is a real gift to our team."
Director, Hopefest music festival in support of Sick-Kids Hospital,December 19, 2016
"Excellent work on our disc John. You and Five Points Media are welcome at our table anytime, and we cant wait to see what you have in store for 2017 at Hopefest"
Manager, Disability and Developmental Services, January 15, 2016
"Thanks John. The video is great, being well received for sure. Take care, Pam."
David James Watt
Co-Director of Beneath The Blanket and team member of the SY-STEM LINKS initiative, January 5, 2017
"The Georgian College student initiative Beneath the Blanket is beyond pleased with the work done for us by Five Points Media and John Ironside. Five Points Media is a hard working, professional, informed group that truly cares about the social mission & vision of their clients. They will involve you at every junction of the process to make sure you receive the best possible product for you organization. If you are a charitable group, non-profit or initiative either established or just starting out, Five Points will assist and support you to realize your potential."
Throughout the past four years, under both 3B Solutions and Five Points Media, our crew have donated our services to record a wide range of events for Barrie Pride and the LGBTQ community. Here, three members of the Board of Directors for Barrie Pride spoke about our contributions.
Silent Swim to fight Cystic Fibrosis
Starting in 2015, our crew at both 3B Solutions and Five Points Media have been assisting open water swimmer Brenda Lussier-Neumueller in her repeated attempts to swim across Lake Ontario as part of a campaign to raise money to help fight Cystic Fibrosis. That ultimately terminal genetic disorder afflicts both Brenda's brother and our producers (step) daughter. We have twice gone out onto the lake with this brave swimmer, and we have helped her with promo photography and the creation of her logo. BTW, this 38 year old mother is especially deserving of our support, as in addition to bravely taking on the lake, including an eight hour overnight ordeal, Brenda is also completely deaf.
Music Director, Hopefest music festival in support of Sick-Kids Hospital, December 18, 2016
"Making the world a brighter place, one smile at a time! John Ironside and the Five Points Media team are changing the game of media coverage with an up close perspective of the world behind charitable eyes. Giving back and paying it forward would be an understatement of their community involvement thus far, thank you Five Points! One Love"
Canada Cuts for Gilda' Club
Organized by Neil Little, 2014-2017
Since 2014, our team at 3B Solutions and Five Points Media have been working to help Neil Little, a highly experienced hair stylist, to use his skills and his contacts in the aesthetics industry to run a yearly event during which hair stylists, nail artists, and other beauty industry professionals donated their service for a day to raise money for Gilda's Club in Simcoe Muskoka and Toronto.
Home Sweet Home
Fund-raiser for Youth Mental Heath Services at Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017
Amber McAuley is impassioned by her desire to help children and youth who are struggling to succeed against mental health issues. Her motivation is her own personal past. Royal Victoria Hospital is now working to open a new Children and Youth Mental Health Facility, which our crew has worked to help support. In addition to this unique fund-raiser, through which builders and contractors auctioned off their skills for charity, Amber has also organized and run 'Move-It For Young Minds', an activity based yearly event held in August 2017 that our crew has been working to support.
Entrepreneur, Social Activist, Community Ambassador, Business Advocate, 2014-2017
Sarah Taylor, of Taylor Media Promotions, is a well-known Barrie business operator and advocate for growth in Barrie business. She has sat on the Board of Directors and/or worked as a Media Advisor for the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, the Barrie-Innisfil Conservative Association, the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, and St. John Ambulance; just to name a few. Our crew has now worked on multiple projects with Sarah, and we look forward to doing so again in the future.