Monthly Archives: September 2016


The recipients of the inaugural 2016 BHA award are: Mr. Jack Garner – Jack's impressive community resume includes holding positions as School Board Trustee, City Councillor, Centennial Park Chairman, and owner of Garner Sports. A mainstay in our community, we are particularly appreciative of Jack's support of the BHA from day one. Principal Greg Brucker – A former student of Barrie Central Collegiate, Greg had the unfortunate task of closing the oldest institution in Simcoe [...]

I believe in miracles.  I have to. Have you ever run a marathon?  Don't despair.  Less than 0.5% of Canadians have completed this challenge.  Finishing a marathon would mean covering a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 km).  That would be like running from downtown Barrie to the otherside of Alliston. Now imagine doing that EVERY day. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.  It is not the urge to surpass all others at [...]

Barrie is more than 170 years old and has been without a museum – until now.  On September 21st the Barrie Historical Archive (BHA) will launch an online museum with the “Mayors’ Seat” event at City Hall.  But why should Barrie have a museum?  After all, we have a county museum up the road in Midhurst.  Aren’t museums antiquated depositories for things that are already collecting dust in our homes?  Perhaps – but their value [...]

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