As a social organization, our purpose is to give Barrie Newcomers the opportunity to meet and make new friends through a variety of functions offered by our club and to help them become acquainted with Barrie and the surrounding area. Membership is available to anyone who has moved to the Barrie area within the last 5 years.

Barrie is One of the Safest Cities in Canada
Source:  The Barrie Examiner

Barrie was part of the second safest metropolitan area in the country last year, according to the crime severity index released by Statistics Canada.

A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 people, of which 50,000 or more must live in the urban core. Included, adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area. A CMA usually has more than one police force.

For more information on the crime severity index, visit www.statcan.gc.ca.

Read The Barrie Examiner article here! 

Barrie Residents Can Now Name their Neighbourhoods
Source:  Barrie’s Historic Neighbourhood Strategy

An innovative initiative launched by the City, the Historic Neighbourhoods Strategy, will paint a portrait of each neighbourhood, setting the vision, sense of neighbourhood identity, local values and priorities.  It will document community change and transition, the challenges to be found and the need for infrastructure renewal. It will also look at current cultural, recreation and social services, facilities and programs, and anticipated future needs as well as issues regarding crime and security, property standards and heritage preservation.

Part of this unique initiative, is the “Name Your Neighourhood” contest where residents can submit names that they would like to see their neighbourhood named. The strategy will focus on neighbourhoods identified on the Historic Neighbourhoods map. Opportunities to participate will include surveys, events, forums, open houses, and much more.

For more information, visit here!