In the Crowd
Tickets for the Barrie Food Bank's 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Luncheon sold out just days after being released. Held in November at Georgian Downs, the fundraiser raised $38,080 for the food bank. More
Matthews House Hospice's annual Harvest Gala raised over $200,000 for the Alliston organization's operations and programs. More
Simcoe County's ninth-annual Warden's Gala raised more than $34,000 for United Way Greater Simcoe County. The gala, hosted by Warden Gerry Marshall, was held at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston Sept. 24. Money was raised through the sponsorship of numerous businesses and organizations. More
On November 5th, 123 donors, and guests gathered for the inaugural event Women's InTuition, raising $373,050 for scholarships supporting female students at Georgian College. This private event included booths showcasing the courses available, a cocktail reception along with a special performance by Canadian Juno award winning artist Chantal Kreviazuk. Read More..
Flappers and gangsters gathered at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club for the 4th annual Over the Rainbow Gala on April 25. The night featured an 1920s murder mystery theme, raising money for Rainbows For All Children - is an international not-for-profit organization committed to helping children and teens grieve and grow after loss. Read More..
Supporters of Hospice Simcoe gathered at Tangle Creek on February 13 for the organization's sold-out From The Heart Gala. Read More..
Infiniti has opened its newest location in Canada in Innisfil. The dealership hosted an open house on Feb. 19. Nearly 100 people attended on one of the coldest nights of the year. Read More..
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. Read 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. Read More..
The Rotary Club of Alliston celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala at the Nottawasaga Inn. Read 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..