Spirit Catcher Sold for Scrap Metal

Now if that headline were true, a very small minority in Barrie would approve or not care, but the overwhelming majority of Barrie residents would be alarmed and speak out in protest. The Spirit Catcher by Ron Baird has graced our shoreline since 1987, and it is the quintessential icon of our city. Most of […]

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Arts Investment No Dilemma

Re: Theatre Dilemma No Act, The Barrie Examiner 81% of Ontarians agree that governments should invest public money in the arts, according to survey results recently released by the Ontario Arts Council. The survey, conducted by Environics Research Group, found that nearly all Ontarians (95%) believe the arts enrich our quality of life, and that […]

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Art is Education – A discussion

Concerned about the current state of arts learning in Barrie schools? Wonder why we are one of the only city of our size without a school of the arts? Still wondering whether Georgian’s School of Design and Visual Arts will move downtown? Want to influence the school boards to include arts learning as one of […]

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Investing in Culture in Barrie

An Open Letter, 29 March 2010 Dear Member of Parliament, Mayor and Councillors Tonight, when City Council votes Yes for a new Downtown Community Theatre, we will be only one year away from completing a project that has already had a significant impact on the arts community, the downtown, and indeed our city as a […]

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