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Invest in Barrie: Restore Arts Funding

[Editor: In light of feedback received, this article has been edited for clarity and intent on 25 January.] Dear Mayor and Councillors My name is damian lopes. I am a published poet, aspiring novelist, and head of the Barrie Arts and Culture Council (barriearts.ca/blog/about/). I
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Don’t Divest from Community

Open Letter to Barrie City Council When healthcare professionals and businesses with high paying jobs can locate anywhere, why should they move to Barrie? What makes Barrie, or any other place, attractive? Geography, available infrastructure and amenities, existing businesses –
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Spirit Catcher Sold for Scrap Metal

Now if that headline were true, a very small minority in Barrie would approve or not care, but the overwhelming majority of Barrie residents would be alarmed and speak out in protest.The Spirit Catcher by Ron Baird has graced our shoreline since 1987, and it is the quintessential
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Media Release: Barrie Arts Network

For Immediate release … Thursday March 10, 2011, Barrie ON …  Barrie Arts and Culture Council prepares launch of online arts directory Attention artists and arts organizations: The Barrie Arts and Culture Council (BACC) is beta testing the Barrie Arts Network – a new
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MacLaren welcomes Ben Portis as new Curator

The MacLaren Welcomes Curator Ben Portis We are so pleased to introduce Ben Portis as the new Curator of The MacLarenArtCentre. Ben brings a diverse background as visual artist, writer, and independent and institutional curator to his new role. His appointment commences April 5,
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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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Barrie tenor inks his dream deal

Barrie tenor inks his dream deal Posted By SUSAN DOOLAN http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2496115 J.T. McVeigh PhotoHard work is beginning to pay off as Barrie tenor Mackenzie Gallinger has just secured a two-year performance contract singing in Europe.
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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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