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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 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 nomination period for the 2018 awards is now open.  It closes on September 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

2018 Order of the Spirit Catcher Nomination Form

2018 Youth Spirit Catcher Nomination Form

The Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Committee selected Erica Curtis for the 2017 Order of the Spirit Catcher and Zachary Hofer for the 2017 Youth Spirit Catcher Award.

The recipients receive the award at a Barrie Community Foundation gala in early November after which Council will recognize them at a Council Meeting.

Recent Recipients:

Year Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Youth Spirit Catcher Award
2017 Erica Curtis Zachary Hofer
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.

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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