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Order of the Spirit Catcher Award

The Order of the Spirit Catcher, established in 2000 (replacing the Civic Award of Merit), is the highest honour bestowed by the City to a volunteer (youth and adult) for outstanding service to our community.

The City is seeking nominations for the 2017 Order of the Spirit Catcher Award (19+ years of age) and the 2017 Youth Spirit Catcher Award (12–18 years of age). Individuals considered for this award must be residents of Barrie who have:

  • volunteered selflessly
  • made a significant contribution to the lifestyle of the community
  • benefited others and brought honour to the City of Barrie, through exceptional achievement

Submissions must be made using the application form(s) as provided. Please return the completed application to the address noted below, in person, mail, fax (705-739-4243) or email ( on or before the deadline of Friday, September 22, 2017.

Legislative & Court Services
70 Collier Street
Barrie, Ontario  L4M 4T5
Fax 705-739-4323

Recent Recipients:

Year Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Youth Spirit Catcher Award
2016 Elizabeth Willoughby  Christina D'Alessandro
2015 Jamie Massie Jason Gingrich
2014 Shane Denis & Tom Oldershaw Grant Bond & Erika Campbell
2013 Shannon Murree Mackenzie Oliver
2012 Willard Kinzie Keli Perencz & Sheena Tracey
2011 Shari Albert Kealey Clarke
2010 Derek Walton Kathryn Helmond

Barrie Heritage Awards

The Heritage Barrie Committee annually seeks nominations for property owners and individuals who've made strides in fostering local identity through heritage preservation and awareness in Barrie. All residents are invited to submit nominations during a promoted annual call for nominations. Learn more.

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