Author: Simcoe Review

Drive the future at Georgian College auto show

The 33rd annual Georgian College Auto Show returns, under the theme of “Drive The Future,” at the Barrie Campus June 1 to 3. It’s the largest outdoor, student-run auto show in Canada. The event is organized and staffed by students in the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) who carry out all show tasks, including marketing, sponsorship, recruitment and training, event logistics and community events. And the five student directors are thrilled by the amount of enthusiasm demonstrated by both students and manufacturers. Tyler Celli, marketing and media relations student director, says expectations are high for this year’s show....

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Georgian College unveils Vimy plaque

The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place more than a century ago, but the event is still considered one of the defining moments in Canada’s history. On May 16, Georgian College unveiled a plaque at a Vimy Oak sapling planted last fall at the Barrie campus to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle. Georgian’s office of the registrar spearheaded the planting, through the Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation that promotes the legacy of Canadians who fought in the First World War. Vimy oak trees are descended from acorns brought back from the site of the historic battle. Georgian...

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Second-time golden for local student

“It was such a great experience, I want to come back again,” Dalton Bown said, after last year’s provincial skilled-trades competition. And that’s exactly what the St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School student did. Not only did he return, but he left as the reigning champ in the secondary-school IT software category. The Grade 11 student competed against others from across the province at this year’s Skills Ontario Competition at Toronto on May 8. Bown took the gold in IT Software Solution for Business. Last year, it was in the IT Office Software Application category. Bown was first introduced to...

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Lakeside Yarn Crawl

The fourth annual Lakeside Yarn Crawl, covering the area around Georgian Bay, runs from June 1 to Sept. 3. There are prizes, draws, patterns and much to see. Take a countryside drive and enjoy the views, while discovering new shops and their yarns. Visit any of the 12 stores to get a passport and you’re on your way. Collect a stamp at each shop you choose to visit, leave your passport at the last destination and you will be entered into the final prize draw. Make sure to fill out your contact information. Participating stores include The Purple Sock...

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RVH lauded for reducing ambulance offload times

Working with its partners at County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has significantly reduced its ambulance offload times, an important step toward improving the patient experience for area residents. Ambulance offload times are measured from the moment a patient enters an emergency department by ambulance to the time when their care is transferred from paramedics to ED staff. While the provincial average is 54 minutes, RVH’s current offload times are an average of 25.6 minutes, down from 45.7 minutes in 2016/17. RVH and County of Simcoe Paramedics meet quarterly to review progress and update...

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Calendar of Events

  1. MacLaren Art Centre

    May 1 - May 31
  2. Mary of Shanty Bay

    May 23 - June 10
  3. Barrie Waterfront Festival

    May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Innisfil Planters Festival

    May 26
  5. Barrie Farmers’ Market

    May 26