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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 seeks nominations annually for the Order of the Spirit Catcher Award (19+ years of age) and the 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

The Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Committee selected William Dwyer for the 2018 Order of the Spirit Catcher and Jake Vaz for the 2018 Youth Spirit Catcher Award. The recipients received the award at a Barrie Community Foundation gala in early November and Council will recognize them at a Council Meeting.

Recent Recipients:

YearOrder of the Spirit Catcher AwardYouth Spirit Catcher Award
2018William Dwyer ​Jake Vaz
2017Erica CurtisZachary Hofer
2016Elizabeth Willoughby Christina D'Alessandro
2015Jamie MassieJason Gingrich
2014Shane Denis & Tom OldershawGrant Bond & Erika Campbell
2013Shannon MurreeMackenzie Oliver
2012Willard KinzieKeli Perencz & Sheena Tracey
2011Shari AlbertKealey Clarke
2010Derek WaltonKathryn 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.

Barrie Business Accessibility Awards

The Accessibility Advisory Committee developed the Business Accessibility Award to acknowledge the many ways in which businesses contribute to the community by making their business or business practices accessible. Learn more.

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