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Order of the Spirit Catcher Award
The Order of the Spirit Catcher award 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.
Order of the Spirit Catcher Award Categories
|The Outstanding Contributor||This 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 Hero||This 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.|
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.
|Year||Order of the Spirit Catcher Award||Youth Spirit Catcher Award|
Brian Moosang & Jason Helmond
|2018||William Dwyer||Jake Vaz|
|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.