This year's I Love Barrie contest winners announced

(Barrie, ON) From December 10 until February 28, the City of Barrie welcomed entries from youth sharing why they love Barrie. The 6th annualI Love Barrie contest was open to all elementary and secondary school-aged students in the city.

“Once again this year, contest participants went above and beyond to share their love of Barrie," says Ward 10 Councillor Mike McCann. “The artwork, written submissions and photos showcase student work and talent, and the work that educators put in to collaborate on classroom entries shows their dedication to the profession. My hope is that this contest connects, inspires and brings fun to all that participate!"

The 2022 I Love Barrie contest winners are:

Artwork winner: Elyse Evans Connell, Grade 5, École élémentaire catholique Frère-André

Written piece winner: Grade 8 students (Mr. Kwiatkowski's class), Saint Gabriel The Archangel Catholic School

Photo winner: William Howcroft, Grade 10, St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School

Class winner: Grade 5 students (Ms. Gronfors' class), Timothy Christian School

Honourable mention: Grade 4 students (Mrs. Gray's class), Algonquin Ridge Elementary School

The winners' names will be shared in The Barrie Advance in the City's This Week in Barrie feature later this month. The top four winners will also be guests at an upcoming Barrie City Council meeting and their winning pieces will be featured on the City's flag series this spring.

The winning entries can be viewed


Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220