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Press Releases

 August 2016
August 16, 2016 Beach season ends for City lifeguards
City of Barrie lifeguards are wrapping up another season. As of Monday, August 22, lifeguards will no longer be on-duty at Barrie’s beaches. The buoy lines will remain in the water until after Labour Day (Monday, September 5).

August 04, 2016 Watch CBC’s broadcast of the Tragically Hip: A National Celebration in Heritage Park
The City of Barrie and the Barrie Film Festival are proud to host a free screening of ‘The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration’ on August 20 in Heritage Park.

 July 2016
July 28, 2016 Dance to the beat of your own drum at Rhythmfest
Rhythmfest, Barrie’s most interactive event, returns August 12th & 13th. The City of Barrie is looking for drummers to compete in Just Beat It! The Search for Central Ontario’s Best Drummer happening August 13th in Heritage Park.

July 26, 2016 Civic Holiday in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, August 1, 2016.

July 11, 2016 Registration open for second Artrepreneur session
The City of Barrie, in partnership with Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, the York Region Arts Council, ventureLAB and Entrepreneur Artists Resource Network is bringing Artrepreneur back to Barrie for a second session.

 June 2016
June 30, 2016 Shear Park inclusive playground opens in time for summer break
(Barrie, ON) Shear Park has a new inclusive playground opening today—just in time for summer vacation.

June 30, 2016 City proposing pedestrian bridge named in honour of Osmond ‘Ossie’ Rowe
(Barrie, ON) The City would like public feedback on the proposed naming of a pedestrian bridge in Centennial Park, in honour of Osmond (Ossie) Rowe.

June 29, 2016 Celebrate Canada Day in Barrie
(Barrie, ON) Canada celebrates its 149th birthday on Friday, July 1, and the City of Barrie is throwing a party in downtown Barrie.

June 29, 2016 Canada Day in Barrie: Affected Services
(Barrie, ON) – A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected this Canada Day weekend:

June 29, 2016 Blue Flag flying at City of Barrie Marina
Barrie, ON – Mayor Lehman and City staff helped to officially raise the Blue Flag at the City of Barrie Marina today.

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