Three Barrie recreation centres are celebrating milestone anniversaries this fall and everyone’s invited to join. Each event features a line-up of free fun for the whole family.

Allandale Recreation Centre 35th anniversary – Sept. 22, 2 – 7 p.m.

  • 2 – 3 p.m. coffee/tea and cake
  • 3 – 5 p.m. balloon artist, face painting, cotton candy machine, moonwalk bouncers
  • 3 – 4:30 p.m. open swim; underwater photo booth and try-it snorkel
  • 5 – 7 p.m. open skate to 80s music

East Bayfield Community Centre 15th anniversary – Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. inflatable obstacle course, face painting, candy floss, colouring contest, ZOO Tek, Inclusion sensory activities, Lego station, Nerf wars
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. adapted sport hand biking
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. pickle ball/badminton
  • 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. aqua finning
  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. open swim
  • 20 min Samplers: 11:15 a.m. zumba; 11:45 a.m. boot camp; 12:15 p.m. yoga; 12:45 p.m. on the ball; 1:15 p.m. zumba
  • Birthday party food special: hot dog/popcorn/pop for $1.50

Holly Community Centre 10th anniversary – Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. arts, crafts, face painting, photo booth
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. camp songs, games
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. open gym, Lego
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. open swim with mermaid demo
  • 12:45 – 2 p.m. family basketball
  • 1 – 2 p.m. giant games
  • 1 p.m. coffee and birthday cake
  • Birthday party food special: hot dog/popcorn/pop for $1.50
  • Time capsule – bring items reflective of 2018 for inclusion in a special time capsule that will be sealed and opened for Holly’s 20th anniversary in 2028.
  • Also, check out Holly’s third annual fall market. Numerous local artisans and vendors will be selling fresh baked goods, jewelry, furniture, clothing, toys, skin care and home décor.

Gentrit Sylejmani photo