Author: Stephen Sweet

Wildcats win city volleyball championship

The Eastview Wildcats are unstoppable on their home floor. As one of eight teams taking part in the junior girls volleyball city championship, held at Eastview’s two gyms on Jan. 16, the Wildcats came out on top in a Barrie high-school showdown. Eastview and the St. Joan of Arc Knights emerged from the Pool A competition, which also featured the Innisdale Invaders and St. Joseph’s Jaguars. In Pool B, The St. Peter’s Panthers and Bear Creek Kodiaks each had enough points to advance to the final four, ahead of the Barrie North Vikings and Nantyr Shores Tritons. The semifinals...

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Potential changes to Bradford’s Community Centre

The Town of Bradford/West Gwillimbury would like to hear from the community about what to do with their property located at 125 Simcoe Road. Decisions in regard to the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre could potentially go one of three different ways. The town may consider using it as a comprehensive recreation centre and retaining the lands for recreational purposes. That would involve refurbishing or redeveloping the community centre buildings and curling rinks and potentially provide greater services to town functions and activities. A second possibility would be to make it into a community hub. That would likely...

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Registration open for Huronia Stallions football

The Huronia Stallions have opened registration for their 2018 football programs. Both the house league (which plays in Barrie and Orillia) as well as the travel teams can be signed up for through one of three different methods. You can print and mail your registration form, fill one out online, or sign up in person at one of two different venues. In-person sign-up dates are Feb. 24 at Rotary Place or on March 3 at the East Bayfield Recreational Complex, both from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. House league options are available for children born between 2004-09, and rep team spots are...

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Stingers buzzing up the standings

The season didn’t start so well for the St. Thomas Aquinas Stingers. But that has begun to change. The high school boys hockey team has turned things around in December and January, righting the ship with wins and solid play. “We’re certainly on the rise,” said Matt Keogh, Stingers head coach. “I think that, if things work well and the hockey gods are with us, then there’s some good things coming.” The Tottenham school came into this season with a lot of turnover on their roster and it showed. “Most of the group is new,” Keogh said. “When you...

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Mixed results for Georgian volleyball

The Georgian Grizzlies, men’s and women’s volleyball teams, played some tournament games in early January ahead of a busy second half of the season. The men’s squad took part in the Mohawk Invitational at Hamilton, starting things off on Jan. 5 with a straight-sets victory over the host Mountaineers. From there, the Grizzlies luck would run out, as they fell twice on Jan. 6, first to the St. Clair Saints, then to the Redeemer Royals, both in a trio of sets. Meanwhile, the women’s team was in Oshawa at the Durham Invitational, winning two of their five games. After...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Barrie Farmers’ Market (Collier and Mulcaster streets)

    November 4, 2017 - April 28, 2018
  2. Barrie Winterfest

    February 3 - March 4
  3. Centre for the Performing Arts

    February 15 - February 24
  4. Georgian Theatre

    February 22
  5. Dufflebag Theatre

    March 3

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