In the Crowd
Joe Roberts shared his story of being homeless with a sold-out crowd at The Salvation Army's Hope in the City Breakfast on Nov. 12. More
Ashley Legate's macaroni and cheese was the main course at the Barrie Food Bank's first Mac and Cheese Luncheon on Nov. 18. Legate and seven other employees at Georgian Downs competed for the chance to serve the family favourite to a sold-out crowd of supporters who raised $18,000 for the food bank. More
The Simcoe County Warden's Gala was held at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston and raised more than $75,000 for the United Way Greater Simcoe County. It was the eighth year for the gala, which to-date has raised about $500,000 for the United Way. Read More..
Georgian Circle Family Restaurant hotsted a gala evening in support of the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. The event, called Under A Harvest Moon, raised $8,000 for the hospital foundation. The gala took place on Oct. 4 at the Wasaga Beach Rec Plex and included a prime rib dinner, prizes, DJs and dancing. Read More..
Hundreds turned out for the Kempenfelt Rotary Club's annual Taste The World Event May 24 at Napoleon Home Comfort. The event included international culinary stations with creations from local chefs and restaurants, live and silent auctions, entertainment, a luxury lounge presented by Georgian BMW and Mini, National Bank's Italian Patio and an OLG tent featuring the Taylor Brothers. Read More..
The 3rd-Annual Rainbows Canada Gala, held May 3 at Tangle Creek, was a major success with over 150 guests and a great response from the community. This year, Mysteriously Yours presented a hilarious whodunit mystery of Uptown Abbey. All proceeds went to Rainbows Canada. Read More..
Arlene Dickinson, one of the stars of CBC Dragon's Den, spoke to a sold-out crowd at Liberty North in June. Dickinson was in town during Entrepreneurs Week to share her life story and encourage entrepreneurs to reach for their dreams. Sponsored by Scotiabank, the breakfast event was hosted by the Barrie Advance and simcoe.com. Dickinson's appearance was part of Metroland Media's ongoing commitment to support entrepreneurs in communities across Ontario. She has made numerous stops at events like this co-sponsored by Metroland Media. Read More..
Foodies sampled the best dishes South Simcoe restaurants have to offer at the annual Taste of the Town fundraiser for the Gibson Centre in Alliston. Read More..
Visitors and artists flocked to Quest Art School and Gallery, located in the Midland Cultural Centre, for the opening reception of the 10th annual juried art exhibition in March Read More..
On Friday April 25, Kempenfelt Bay School (KBS) held its annual fund-raising Colours of Spring gala at Liberty North. With over 150 guests in attendance, the event featured live entertainment and was emceed by Citytv's Frank Ferragine. Kempenfelt Bay School is a co-educational, non-profit, private school for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. For more information, visit www.kempenfeltbayschool.com Read More..
The 3rd Annual Dancing with Easter Seals Stars sponsored by Investors Group Barrie York-Simcoe was held Friday, April 11 at Liberty North. The event raised more than $70,00. More than 260 people came out to cheer on the dancers. Stefanie Choi from Liberty North and her partner Francois McKean were the winners with Barrie Coun. John Brassard and his partner Angie Fragala- Cappelli placing second. Most popular pair went to Michelle Kennedy and Blair Campbell. Read More..
Hospice Simcoe's annual From the Heart Gala 2014 took place on Valentine's Day at Tangle Creek Golf Course. Supporters attended the black-tie fundraising event that featured a menu by award-winning chef Ian Brown, entertainment by the Marlon Gibbons Band and a luxury silent auction. Read More..
Flappergasted! Hospice Georgian Triangle held its 19th annual fundraising dinner at Craigleith Ski Club Sept. 26. The Great Gatsby-themed event raised about $40,000 for the new palliative care centre being built in Collingwood. Read More..
The Warden's Gala held at the Nottawasaga Inn attracted supporters from across Simcoe County. The event raised more than $75,000 for the United Way of Greater Simcoe County. Read More..
Golfers enjoyed some beautiful summer weather Friday, August 16 while participating in the Glenn Howard Charity Golf Classic at Midland Golf & Country Club. The event raised approximately $25,000 for the wSouthern Georgian Bay Physician Recruitment Committee. Read More..
Savour Simcoe is an event like no other in Simcoe County and has just recently been named as a finalist in the Best Event category in the Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards Read More..
The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation's gala for the It takes you campaign was held at the Nottawasaga Inn in May and raised over $200,000. The Alliston hospital foundation's aim for ongoing campaign is $2.5 million over two years. Read More..