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Featured Pieces: Willard Kinzie

BHA Chair, Travis Doucette enjoys ice cream with Barrie’s first City Mayor, Willard Kinzie at Kawartha Dairy on Anne Street. 2016-09-15T21:31:28+00:00
Willard Kinzie (left), Les Cooke (second from right), Art Evans (right) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP). 2017-02-09T13:41:48+00:00
Wise Words with Willard – Barrie’s Five Points. 2016-09-09T13:30:03+00:00
Four generations of Kinzies high five the Waterfront Heritage Trail marker. 2016-12-17T15:30:19+00:00
Passes Zoning Bylaw Paving Way For Motel. 2016-07-03T04:58:15+00:00
Former Mayors Janice Laking and Willard Kinzie watch as Willard’s son in law watches in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (2). 2016-11-17T17:23:17+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie addresses the crowd after receiving the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award. 2016-11-17T17:07:17+00:00
Willard Kinzie, Mayor of Barrie from 1958 to 1961 celebrates his 96th birthday. 2017-11-14T08:14:23+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (2). 2016-09-15T03:52:09+00:00
Town Crier declares the opening of the Barrie Historical Archive with former Mayors cutting the red ribbon behind (5). 2016-11-05T18:48:40+00:00
Looking towards Kempenfelt Bay from the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s home on Shanty Bay Road. 2016-09-16T20:46:23+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents former Mayor Willard Kinzie with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (2). 2017-11-14T08:19:28+00:00


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