Get Ready For Kempenfest!



Get Ready For Kempenfest!
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August 2nd
Beach Regulations
So that our beaches can be maintained
safely for all to enjoy, several rules have
been established.
Beaches are guarded daily from
11:30am – 5:30pm until August 19, 2012.
2 Dogs are not allowed on any beach.
3Alcoholic beverages and smoking is not
permitted by law at any beach area.
4Boats are not permitted in designated
swim areas.
5 Certain floatation items are allowed with
the permission of the lifeguards.
6PFD’s are available for loan with a $10
refundable deposit at the lifeguard office.
Please bring your child(ren) to the beach
and remain with them. Keep them “within
arms reach” as all swimmers swim at their
own risk.
For more information about the City of
Barrie and our services, please visit
Get Ready For Kempenfest!
arrie is an amazing place to be in the
summer, especially on Kempenfest
weekend – what has become known as
Barrie’s annual homecoming weekend. In
fact, it is one of the largest outdoor arts
and crafts festivals featuring over 350
artisans, antique show, food, midway,
children’s activities, and an amazing live
entertainment line-up that attracts over
200,000 in attendance and all of the
economic spin-offs for the community.
universal language of music carry you
away. This year, both stages are open to
all ages, are licensed and offer a variety of
food choices. The entertainment line-up
includes a variety of styles from rock to
country, tribute to original artists, with such
names as Lyric Dubee, Amy Rose, Hotel
California, Creedence Country, April Wine,
Chad Brownlee, The Martels, and so many
more. Daytime programming is free, while
evenings have a $5 charge at the gate.
It began 41 years ago with local charities
and service clubs joining forces to raise
funds. Today, the festival has blossomed
into one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals year
after year, raising over $250,000 for various
community projects.
For the Child in All of Us
Check out what makes Barrie’s Kempenfest
an Ontario favourite:
Huronia Festival of Arts
and Crafts
There’s plenty to keep the kids happy
from the dizzying rides at the midway to
activities at the YMCA Children’s Village
near the Tiffin boat launch, including rock
climbing, pony rides, and jumping castles,
hands-on creations, and a BBQ lunch. Top it
off with a refreshing dip in the lake!
Kempenfelt Bay Swim
Are you a strong swimmer? Feeling
competitive? Kempenfest is also the venue
for the annual Kempenfest Bay Swim –
a 2000 metre challenge taking place
Saturday, August 4th at 9:00am starting
from Centennial Beach. Anyone can
participate for a fee of $10.00 and medals
are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in
each age class.
Optimist Antique Show
Be Green!
One of the biggest attractions, the antique
show includes over 40 Ontario exhibitors
with authentic collector items such as
jewelry, furniture, toys, and so much
more. All proceeds go towards supporting
local youth.
Get your workout in while on your way
to Kempenfest! This year there will be
a free Bike Corral at Kempenfest made
available thanks to a Celebrate Ontario
grant. Put your bike in the secured area
and relax knowing it’s safe and sound
while you shop.
Weary legs? Then relax by the water at
one of Kempenfest’s two stages – the
Southshore Main Stage and the
MacLaren Centennial Stage – and let the
If a relaxing ride by bus is more
your style, park and ride from the
Bayfield Mall or the Allandale
Recreation Centre aboard the
Upcoming Events
August 15
Art at the Five
10 Dunlop Street East
10:00am – 5:00pm
Join us for an outdoor art market at the
Five Points in Barrie. There will be over
30 artists displaying their unique art that
will be available for purchase. Enjoy live
music, great company and the lovely art.
To find out how you can be involved
with the Parkview Painters and the
new Allandale 55+ Art Club call
705-817-1127 For more information
about Art at the Five call the Edge
Gallery at 705-481-1558.
Holly Community Centre
171 Mapleton Avenue
8:30 –11:30am & 3:30 – 6:30pm
All proceeds from this gently used book
sale go towards youth programming.
There are books for all ages, children
to adults!
60 Worsley Street, Barrie
Phone: 705-728-1010
August 7
Drawing Workshop for Teens
with Kid K-OS
Painswick, South Branch
2:00 – 3:30pm
Teens are invited to explore the art
of drawing and learn some tips and
skills with Barrie graphic novelists,
Kaja and Christina Blackley. Bring your
imagination and come ready to draw.
This workshop is for teens entering
Grades 7-12.
Registration required. $10 per teen.
Limit of 15 participants. Register at
the Children’s Information Desk or call
705-728-1010 ext: 7019.
August 8 & 15
Teen Drop-in
Tuesdays until August 14
Library On the Loose - Bedtime Tales
Holly Community Centre,
171 Mapleton Avenue
7:00pm – 7:30pm
Children ages 6 years and younger with
their parents, grandparents or caregivers
are invited to wear their pajamas and
bring their teddies for this special
evening story time, songs and rhymes.
Note: August 14th features an animated
puppet show. This event is free and
requires no registration.
Downtown, Main Branch
3:00 – 4:00pm
Painswick, South Branch
7:00 – 8:00pm
Get out of the sun and join us for some
fun activities at the library. Activities will
include crafts, board games, Lego and
more! Drop-in on your own or come
with friends, there will be something
different to do every week. There is
no registration required for these
free sessions.
The City of Barrie competitive bid opportunities can be
found at Businesses can
also complete the Vendor’s Application form to receive
free City of Barrie opportunity alerts from this website.
free shuttles. A waterfront shuttle will also
transport you from one end of the event to
the other.
The City does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the
accuracy or completeness of any bid documents and/
or information retrieved from any third party source
other than or in person
from the City of Barrie. The City is not responsible for
any loss or damage including, but not limited to, time,
money, or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies
or omissions in any third party bid documents
and/or information.
New Stay ‘n Play!
Have friends or family in Toronto? New
weekend GO service between Barrie and
Toronto makes it easier to visit Barrie for
the weekend and enjoy great events such
as Kempenfest. For fares and schedules,
visit Kempenfest has
partnered with local hotels to offer great
package pricing and free shuttles to and
from the train station.
Farmers' Market
Parking Update
Kempenfest kicks off Friday evening,
August 3rd at 6:00pm with Beatle Tribute
band The Caverners followed by a salute
to Canadian Troops and classic rock
band April Wine. Vendors are open
Saturday through Monday from 10:00am –
6:00pm daily.
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apply to each document.
• Pick up in person from the Purchasing Branch,
56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON during business hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A non refundable
document fee applies to each hardcopy document.
All respondents MUST be registered as a document taker
on, for your submission to be considered.
All opportunities are governed by our Purchasing By-law,
By-law Number 2008-121.
MANDATORY SITE MEETING: Date and Time: 2 p.m. Tuesday
August 7, 2012, Parkview Senior Centre, 189 Blake Street,
Barrie, Ontario.
SITE REQUIREMENTS: Bidders must have a representative
in attendance and register at this meeting to have their
submission considered compliant. Documents will not be
available at the site meeting.
Go to and enter the reference
numbers above for more information.
Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, August 16, 2012.
For further information please visit or, call 705-739-4220 Ext 5163 or
Ext 4538 or email [email protected]
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Summer Project?
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Barrie City Hall
We would like to thank our sponsors for the
Living Well, Knowledge Is Power Event held
earlier this summer.
Barrie’s Farmers’ Market is open year
on Saturday mornings at City Hall.
am - noon
Please note that the Collier/Mulcaster
Parking Lot is closing August 8, 2012 for
Alternative free Downtown on-street and
off-street parking is available on Saturdays
in close proximity to the Farmers’ Market.
For more information, including a helpful
map, please visit and search
'Farmers' Market.'
Civic Holiday Notice
Barrie Transit will run according to
the Sunday Service Schedule from
9:00am to 7:00pm.
August 4th, 5th & 6th from 10:00am to
7:00pm. Park FREE at the Bayfield Mall
and Allandale Recreation Centre and
take a FREE Shuttle ride on Barrie Transit
to Kempenfest.
August 4th, 5th & 6th from 9:00am
to 7:00pm there will also be FREE
Kempenfest Waterfront Shuttle service
on Lakeshore Drive from Minet’s Point
Road to the Bus terminal, courtesy
of Kempenfest.
For pick-up locations of the
Kempenfest Transit Shuttles, please
The City of Barrie 55+ Centres recognizes the
important contributions these businesses and
agencies made to the success of this event.
Before you start construction on a new fence,
porch, deck, shed, pool or spa, make sure
you get a permit first! Helpful information
can be found online at by
searching 'Summer Project.' A handy
Planning a Summer Project brochure is also
available for download.
Contributing Sponsors:
Users will be required to sign a waiver
stating they will use the PFD in accordance
with the instructions provided. The user is
responsible to properly care for the PFD
and if returned in a damaged state, the
user is responsible for the replacement of
the PFD.
A $10 refundable deposit
is required.
For more info please visit
Civic Holiday Schedule
There will be no garbage, organics, recycling, and yard waste collection on Monday,
August 6, 2012 in the City of Barrie.
Collection during the week of this holiday will occur ONE day later throughout the
week as follows:
Monday, August 6
Tuesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Tuesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11
The Landfill Site is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Barrie residents are reminded to have their materials
at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day.
For more information visit and search
'Landfill Hours' or call 705-739-4219.
Phone: 705-726-4242
Weekend Service Pilot
Have you taken advatage yet?
If you haven’t had the opportunity to
take advantage of the summer weekend
train service, there is still time! The service
pilot operates on Saturdays, Sundays
and holidays until September 3, 2012.
For each day of service, six trips will bring
passengers to Union Station in Toronto,
two will originate at Allandale Waterfront
GO Station making all stops, and four will
originate at East Gwillimbury GO Station
also making all stops. The six northbound
trips will depart Union Station with
two trips making all stops to Allandale
Waterfront and four trips making all stops
to East Gwillimbury.
GO Buses will meet the East Gwillimbury
trains and make all stops to and from the
Barrie Bus Terminal. For specific schedule
information, please visit
schedules, or call 1.888.GET ON GO
(438.6646) or 1.800.387.3652 TTY.
Barrie Fire & Emergency Service will be ‘spraying’
several wards with safety reminders and a cooling
mist to help the kids cool off every Thursday this
August! Bring the kids to check out the fire trucks,
hands on activities, and to ask any fire safety
questions. Domino’s Pizza will also be on site
selling pizza for $1 a slice, with proceeds going
to charity.
Contact Us
The City of Barrie is proud to be
partnering with the Canadian Red
Cross for the PFD Loan Service. This
service allows visitors the opportunity
to access PFDs on a one day loan
while at Centennial Beach and is
available 7 days a week through
the Lifeguard Office from 11:30am
to 5:30pm.
Allegro, Barrie Fire & Emergency Service,
Barrington Retirement Residence, The City
of Barrie, The Kawartha Dairy Company,
Von Canada and Woods Park Care Centre.
For information on news, events, and more visit us online at
SITE REQUIREMENTS: Bidders must have a representative
in attendance and register at this meeting to have their
submission considered compliant. Documents will not be
available at the site meeting.
FIN# 2012-114P
MANDATORY SITE MEETING: Date and Time: 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 165 Ferndale Drive, North, Barrie
ON, Administration Office, Second (2nd) Floor.
Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, August 23, 2012.
For more information about Kempenfest,
FIN# 2012-109Q
Closing: 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Thank You
Having what may be the largest annual
outdoor arts and crafts fair in Canada,
Kempenfest stands out from other festivals
with the participation of over 350 selected
artisans and craftspeople including over 80
new vendors this year. All proceeds benefit
community art programs.
August 11
Opportunities Board
Help Keep Our Beaches Safe
thisweek's BID
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TTY: 705-792-7910
Join us between 6–8pm at these locations:
August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23
August 30
Holly Recreation Centre
171 Mapleton Ave.
Queens Park
55 Ross St.
Lennox Park
1 Huronia Rd.
East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone St. E.
Shear Park
Innisfil Street (between Holgate Street and Baldwin Lane)
E-mail: [email protected]