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​Game On!

The City of Barrie’s own gaming event, where you can re-live the nostalgia of retro video games from your childhood and also try out some exciting new VR experiences! Meet local game developers and learn what it takes to create your own video game! Compete in competitions for a chance at winning a prize! In partnership with the Barrie Public Library’s Comic Con.

Game On! Programming and Activities

September 21, 2019

Location: Five Points Theatre – 1 Dunlop St. West
10:00am – 2:00pm

Game Developers

Local video game developers will be showcasing their games, sharing what it’s like working in the industry, and how to get involved

Retro Gaming Area

Stop by the retro gaming area sponsored by Power Up Gaming.


Try out some exciting new VR games and experiences!

Video Game Competitions

Try out some of our various drop in video game competitions for a chance at winning a prize! Games will be announced closer to event

Artists and vendors

Stop by and check out some of the amazing artisan vendors onsite showcasing their video game inspired creations!


Participate in a real life Quest! Accept new “quests” and travel between three locations downtown; Five Points Theatre, City Hall Rotunda, and the Library. Pick up your quest and complete items at each location for a chance at winning a prize! 

Location: Five Points Theatre – 1 Dunlop St. West
7:00pm – 10:00pm *19+ event

New this year, join us for an evening of fun with a Cosplay Mixer and Mingle, gaming lounge areas and have the opportunity to compete in a drop-in competition for the chance at being named Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer.

Cosplay Mixer/Mingle

Show off your best costume for a chance at winning a prize! More details to come

Video game lounge areas

Hang out and play some games at our various gaming lounge areas

Board Game Station

Various board games will be available to play on site, but feel free to bring your own!

Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer Competition

Competitors will compete on multiple gaming platforms from PS4, Xbox One, N64, Arcade Cabinets and more, while playing various genres of games. The players with the 4 highest scores will advance to the final round on the big screen. The winner will be named “Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer” and walk home with a prize. More details to come

Partnership, Vendor and Exhibitor Opportunities Available for Game On!

As an event partner, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign and engage an audience through on-site recognition opportunities. Our partners are valued and contribute directly towards providing exciting, free programming for the community. Sponsorship opportunities start at $500. If you are interested in becoming a Game On! partner, please contact the Special Events Office at

If you are interested in being considered as a vendor or exhibitor, please submit information about your business to, including pictures or video demos, contact information, and details of your event set-up.

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