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Order of the Spirit Catcher Awards

The Order of the Spirit Catcher was established in 2000, and 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 a Spirit Catcher award must be residents of Barrie.

If you are aware of an individual who may qualify for an Order of the Spirit Catcher award, please submit your nomination form by mail or in person to The City of Barrie, Legislative and Court Services Department, 70 Collier Street, Box 400, Barrie ON, L4M 4T5, by email to CityClerks@barrie.ca, or by fax to 705-739-4206. Deadline for submissions is 4:30pm Friday, February 28, 2020.

2020 Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Categories

The Outstanding ContributorThis award will be presented to a person aged 19+ who, over many years, has contributed significantly to the advancement of one or more community organizations in Barrie. The person will have taken a leadership role in one or more projects and, through volunteer efforts, has shown an awareness of the community's needs
The Local HeroThis award will be presented to a person aged 19+ who has worked tirelessly "behind the scenes" for one or more community organizations in Barrie. Through dedication, hard work and extensive volunteer hours, this person has made a significant contribution to the community spirit of our City. This award can also be presented to someone whose creativity and passion has developed a unique project for the advancement of the community, or to a person who has performed a singular heroic act.
Nomination Form: Order of the Spirit Catcher Award​

2020 Youth Spirit Catcher Award

This award will be presented to a young person, aged 12 to 18, who has shown dedication and creativity in assisting one or more community organizations in Barrie, or has supported the needs of a particular sector in the community, for the benefit of the City as a whole. This can be through extensive volunteer hours, by spearheading a project, or by performing a singular heroic act. Nomination Form: Youth Spirit Catcher Award

Recent Recipients

The 2019 recipients will be recognized at a Barrie Community Foundation gala in the Spring of 2020, along with the 2020 recipients.

YearOrder of the Spirit Catcher AwardYouth Spirit Catcher Award
2019

​Brian Moosang

Jason Helmond

​N/A
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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