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 County. He did so with grace, class and respect for the history and impact of BCC within our community.
  • Mayor Willard Kinzie – Willard has given his life to community service. Most significantly, he led Barrie into incorporation in 1959 and led in its rapid development throughout the latter part of the 20th century. He continues to invest his boundless energy in preserving and celebrating Barrie’s rich history.