Senior Wish Granted for Art Smith (March 2012):
The Barrie Colts made a special wish come true through the Seniors Wish Association last month! For Art Smith, meeting the players was a wish come true as they joined him in celebrating his 93rd birthday at IOOF Seniors Home. Mr. Smith was born and raised in Barrie, making his home on Shanty Bay Road. He worked at both COPACO & CN Rail and retired from the City of Barrie PUC, while also serving as the Secretary of the Barrie Builders Association for 21 years! Shortly after this wish came true for Art, he passed away. A veteran RCAF and 93 year member of the Trinity Anglican Church, Art Smith will be remembered in the hearts of many.
Christmas Treats with Innisfil Creek Honey:
Held on Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 2PM - 4PM at the Alcona Lion's Hall, 982 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, ON. This was a free event for seniors in conjunction with Senior Wish Association. Seniors enjoyed complementary sweets and treats, listened to christmas carols from a live band.
Each senior also left with a little jar of Innisfil Creek Honey. Thank you to Brian and Angela Scott for hosting a great event.
Barrie Chrysler Bake Sale & Raffle:
Held on Tuesday, December 20th from 9 - 4 pm at Barrie Chrysler (395 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, ON). Barrie Chrysler had a fantastic Bake Sale and Raffle with proceeds to support Senior Wish, they had gorgeous gift baskets with themes like Frozen, Family Pet, Pampering, Toronto Maple Leafs fan, etc. - we sure do appreciate your continued support Barrie Chrysler!
Senior Wish Wrap Night
Held on Monday December 11 from 5:30 pm -9:00 pm at Liberty North 1-100 caplan Avenue in Barrie. Many volunteers showed up to help wrap presents for seniors that were not adopted out by the members of the community. Tim Hortons and Starbucks-Chapters Location supplied coffee and tea for all the volunteers. Approx 175 seniors had gifts wrapped on this very special night.
Senior Wish Christmas Tour of Lights
Held on Wednesday December 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Each year, The Barrie -Huronia Rotary Club in conjunction with Senior wish fund this event. Seniors in our community loaded 11 city of Barrie Buses,and drove through the streets of Barrie to see houses all lit up for Christmas. At the end of the tour, the seniors were greeted by a team of carollers, delicious snacks and a visit from Santa. Thank you to all our volunteers who help make this great event possible.
Zumbathon for Senior Wish Association:
Held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Wood's Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie, ON from 2:00 - 3:30PM this was a fabulous fundraiser! All money raised at this event (minimum $10 donation) went directly to Senior Wish Association and our Christmas Wish program. Participants got a fun workout with some great local Zumba instructors, and help a lonely senior! Thank you to Heather Stone for organizing a great event and for your very generous donation!
BEST CUPCAKES IN BARRIE contest
Held on Saturday, November 26 at Barrie Manor, 340 Blake Street, Barrie. Bakeries as well as amateur bakers (two separate categories) were invited to enter 2 dozen cupcakes. The winners were announced at 1 p.m. which is when the annual Holiday Bazaar begins. All remaining cupcakes were sold during the bazaar to raise funds for Seniors Wish Association. This was the first year for what promises to be a yearly event, we thank Dawna Proudman and all the bakeries and home bakers who donated - what a sweet way to celebrate our seniors!
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