Flags recognize community heroes

New flags will go up in the city’s downtown and along the waterfront this week which will recognize many of Barrie’s heroes who emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last month, the city launched the Barrie Heroes campaign, where residents were asked to share photos and stories of community heroes—people who’ve shown strength of character in helping others during the pandemic. The flags will feature the photos that were shared with the city during this campaign and frontline workers in the community.

“The Barrie Heroes campaign was about showcasing appreciation for the many acts of kindness that members of the community have experienced during this unprecedented time,” Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said. “From what was shared with us this past month, it’s clear there have been so many selfless acts in neighbourhoods, on the front lines and in the community. This campaign highlights just how caring and compassionate our city is.”

The flags will be up along Lakeshore Drive and downtown all summer. To see all the photos and stories submitted to the Barrie Heroes campaign, visit barrie.ca/heroes.

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