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PRESS RELEASECalling All Community Groups & Homegrown Talent!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The City of Barrie is currently accepting applications from community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and local performers interested in being a part of Celebrate Barrie on Saturday, June 2nd.

Celebrate Barrie is a great opportunity for community groups and not-for-profit organizations to promote their programs, services, and events to the community in a fun environment.  These groups are required to provide free, unique hands-on activities and a booth space is provided in exchange.  Interested groups are asked to submit information on their organization, contact information, and a creative idea for a hands-on activity.

There are also two stages programmed with a showcase of homegrown talent – bands, choirs, dance, theatre, and individuals – from a variety of cultural backgrounds and styles.  The Celebrate Barrie stage is an opportunity to celebrate the talent of local artists and build a local fan base.  Those interested can submit a bio, promotion package, or electronic press kit which should include a sample of a recent performance or recording for the selection committee to review – CD, DVD, or link to a website, MySpace or YouTube site.

All submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 23rd at 4:30pm.

Submit to:
City of Barrie– Department of Culture
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400, 70 Collier Street  Barrie, ON   L4M 4T5
Office Location: 24 Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor (Barrie Transit Terminal)

The 13th annual Celebrate Barrie is a fun family event featuring over 50 community groups providing hands-on activities, inflatables and rides, a showcase of local entertainment on two stages, petting zoo, and much more all for free. 

For more information, visit and search “Celebrate Barrie”.

Media Contact:
Cheri Harris
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4714

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