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Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 4, 2023

Each October, Canadians celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month. This year’s theme is #StrongerTogether, and it intends to inspire young people across Canada to be proud that they are #PoweredByDyslexia as well as to provide a platform for young voices to be heard.

Celebrating our 19th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival presented by Tim Hortons!

August 24, 2023

Saturday, August 19th was a beautiful day on Kempenfelt Bay as close to 700 paddlers took their energy to the water and paddled in unison to support of various charities! This year, the Festival welcomed 26 teams from various businesses, charities, government offices and groups of friends, of whom cumulatively raised $47,000.00 (and counting!) for various charitable organizations, including the Barrie Public Library’s Future Branches Campaign.