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Barrie Theatre is a Go!

Tonight, Barrie City Council ratified it’s vote of last week, thus giving final approval to the revitalization of our Downtown Community Theatre at Five Points! The support was very strong with all Councillors backing it – only Mayor Aspden voted against. Thank you to
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Investing in Culture in Barrie

An Open Letter, 29 March 2010 Dear Member of Parliament, Mayor and Councillors Tonight, when City Council votes Yes for a new Downtown Community Theatre, we will be only one year away from completing a project that has already had a significant impact on the arts community, the
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Council Approves Downtown Community Theatre

In council chambers filled with supporters, Barrie City Council voted Yes to the Downtown Community Theatre (for details on the debate, see The Barrie Examiner article below). Thank you to everyone who took the time to send a letter – we heard from councillors that their boxes
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ACT NOW – Tell Council to Vote YES for a Downtown Community Theatre

This is it! We are one year away from a professional performance space in Barrie if Council says YES on Monday, March 22. That’s why we need your help in the next few days to send a strong message of support to Barrie City Council to encourage them to vote YES on Monday,
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Rally the ‘Troupes’

Thank you to all of you who have written in support of funding Barrie Community Theatre in the upcoming 2010 Capital Budget. Council appears to be listening, but we must remain vigilant and continue to demonstrate our community’s support. On Monday 18 January, Council will
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What Matters Most

Our current City Council has supported arts and culture in our city like no other before it. They adopted culture as an economic driver as one of their priorities, and showed clear vision in purchasing the old Scotia Bank at Five Points for our first Theatre. Repeatedly, this
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Our Theatre Needs Your Help

A Call to Action – Please Read, Act and Forward Dear Friends Barrie’s Downtown Community Theatre needs your help, and it needs it now. If we do not step forward and speak up, the revitalization of our Downtown Community Theatre could be delayed, or cancelled
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Theatre Letter to Council

9 December 2009 Mayor and  Councillors City of Barrie 70 Collier Street Barrie ON L4M 4T5 Dear Sirs and Madam The Barrie Arts Council is compelled to express profound concern about the newspaper article “Theatre competes for cash” (Barrie Advance, 3 December 2009, page 1). Not to
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Province invests in Barrie’s arts, culture

From The Barrie Examiner The Ontario government has made yet another investment in Barrie’s arts and theatre scene. Two new festivals created by the MacLaren Art Centre and Theatre by the Bay had the province scrambling for its cheque book, recently. The province is
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