Month: February 2018

Grizzlies narrowly miss a medal

It was a tough finish to a great season for the Georgian Grizzlies. The nationally-ranked men’s volleyball team played host to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) finals, Feb. 22-24, as the best eight teams in the province competed for a championship. Georgian won its quarter-final matchup in straight sets against the Niagara Knights in front of a raucous home crowd on Feb. 22, setting the stage for a semifinal battle against the Humber Hawks. The Grizzlies narrowly lost a fierce matchup with Humber the next day as the Hawks advanced to become the eventual runners-up in the tournament....

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Georgian celebrates Indigenous culture at annual powwow

Celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture and tradition at the 13th Georgian College Traditional Powwow – Honouring the Gifts of Plants and Animals. The annual powwow, organized by students, staff and community members, takes place in the Barrie campus athletic centre on March 10. “Attendees are encouraged to have fun and ask questions to learn more,” said Eva Brown, special events co-ordinator. “The powwow is a time for people to gather and celebrate life. It is a time to share culture, traditions and heritage through drumming, dancing and singing. There will be lots of wonderful handcrafted arts and crafts...

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Student films showcase why mental health matters

Once again, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is partnering with local schools for its annual film festival. With the opening of RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health program, this year’s festival called for submissions related to mental health well-being and/or the importance of having child and youth mental health services in our region. RVH received 17 film submissions from local schools related to this year’s theme, Making Mental Health Matter: how are you making a difference? All showcased why mental health remains an important topic for students and teachers. Participating schools this year include Ardagh...

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Barrie Fire wants you to Push 2 Buttons for fire safety

It’s almost time when clocks spring forward which is the perfect time to push two buttons for fire safety. Barrie Fire and Emergency Service, the Office of the Fire Marshal and TVOKids are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of testing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with the “Push 2 Buttons” campaign. The campaign encourages everyone to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms between Feb. 26 and March 11, when the clocks spring forward for daylight time. “Based on results from our fire safety blitzes, we know that 76 per cent of Barrie homes are not...

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Local paramedic rallies in support of mental health

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has received a $6,615 donation from local paramedic, author and mental health advocate Natalie Harris in support of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program. “We are so thankful for not only the funds raised by Natalie, but also for her advocacy,” says Eric Dean, RVH Foundation Chief Executive Officer. “By sharing her own story about mental illness and the care she received at RVH, she is encouraging people to speak up about their experiences and empowering them to seek help.” The funds were raised through Harris’s recent event, an...

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