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November 18th

The New Recreation Barrie Winter Guide • Youth Safety (8 - 12 yrs.) • Kidsproof Canada offers programs that teach our older kids some safety smarts. This winter you can enroll your child Cyber Safe, a fun interactive class that teaches kids how to surf and play safely online. The I Wanna • Walk course prepares kids who want to walk to school alone by covering topics such as bullies, stranger and traffic safety.

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n average, over 75,000 Barrie and area folks use one or more of the three recreation facilities in Barrie. You get to change the type of programs we offer by providing feedback at Your Play Your Say on www.barrie.ca.

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ext Thursday, Barrie residents will receive their free copy of the Recreation Barrie Winter Guide. The hot- off- the- presses Guide delivered to Barrie homes on Thursday November 25th in the complementary Barrie Examiner will not only sport a new look but will list regular winter favorites as well as tons of new programs. With all of the new exciting additions, something is bound to catch your eye. Read below for a quick snapshot of some of the programs that await you this Winter: • •

Preschool Children (up to ages of 5 yrs.) Little ones can create in Paint and Play Mondays; or explore rhythm and movement, and experience the use of voice, body, and simple instruments to develop musical skills in the Preschoo Music program. Youth Music (7- 16 yrs.) Kids who dream of playing the guitar can start with Guitar Hero, a program that teaches to play riffs from the video game onto their guitar. Alternatively, Guitar Reading will teach them music notes on the guitar clef as well as some picking and fingering exercises.

Upcoming Events

Adult Sports. This year basketball coaches with level 1 certification can sign-up for NCCP - Introduction to Competition: Advanced Basketball, the new Basketball Ontario competency based course for Level 2 certifications. Also, women can now join the Women's Basketball League, playing Sunday afternoons at East Bayfield Community Centre.

Adult Arts. For the artsy types, new programs include Make Your Own Easter Centerpiece, Mother & Daughter Wintercrafts, and Sharp Focus Drawing, a course that will help improve your drawing and perspective skills.

Adult General. We have added too many general programs to describe here. But here are a few to get you started: Quick & Easy Appetizers, Colour, Design, Shopping (for your home), Italian For Fun!, Job Search Bootcamp, Practical Fun Photography, and Selling Your Home This Spring, learning to homestage your house.

November 20 - February 6 Barrie Festival of Trees Centennial Park www.barriefestivaloftrees.com Waterfront light display to celebrate the winter season.

November 19

35th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Memorial Square, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Santa arrives at 6:00 pm Trees lighting and fireworks at 6:30 pm (705) 734-1414, www.downtownbarrie.ca Start the holiday season with this annual tradition. Visit Santa, sing carols, take a horse-drawn wagon ride and enjoy the lighting of the tree followed by fireworks.

Adult Mind, Body & Spirit. We also offer a slew of new well-being programs. Here is a small sample of a few available this winter: Angels & Oracle Cards, Eat-Pray-Love, Guided Meditation Series, Eating Organic - You Are What You Eat, and Snowshoe Interpretive Hiking. 55+. For our more mature population, we have added Gentle Pilates Stretch Out; Zumba and Tone, cardio and toning to the Latin beat; and Crafty Gals, the perfect class where you get together with others who love doing a variety of crafts.

As always, residents who regularly drop-in for fitness, public swimming, and public skating can save money by purchasing a membership pass. Passes are purchased in 10 visit bundles or as Monthly, 3 Month, 6 Month, or Yearly passes. The winter session runs from January 2011 to the Spring. But don't forget the Recreation Barrie Winter Guide also includes the December Holiday programming.

Registration begins November 30th for general programs, followed by Aquatic registration in mid-December. See the upcoming Barrie Recreation Guide for more details. This year, the price includes HST. So, the price you see is the price you pay. In addition to the free copy in the Barrie Examiner, the Recreation Barrie Winter Guide will also be available at City Hall, East Bayfield, Holly and Allandale Community Centres, and viewable online at www.barrie.ca.

December 1

Around the World in 60 minutes Uganda: The Pearl of Africa 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Nicole van Woudenberg travelled to Uganda to help with education and found a fascinating country and a friendly people. Come and discover the countryside, cities, education, and wildlife of this African country as Nicole shares her digital photographs and memories with you. All adults are welcome.

SESSIONS ARE DROP-IN AND FREE

October 5 – December 1

November 20

15th Annual Santa Claus Parade City streets (705) 721-5000, Depart from Lakeshore/Tiffin intersection at 5:00 pm sharp. www.barriechamber.com (route map)

November 20

Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale Allandale Recreation Centre - Main Hall, Corner of Bayview Drive & Little Avenue, 190 Bayview Drive. (705) 728-6332, E-mail: hkenehan@barrie.ca 9:00 am – 3:00 pm The large venue will offer lots of terrific Christmas gift ideas for the family and a tea room for refreshments.

Circle of Readers 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Angus Ross Room OR Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Oro District Lions Programme Room This programme is aimed at building reading skills of 6 - 9 year old. Parents are reminded that they are to stay in the library while their child(ren) enjoy the programme. Please call or drop by the Children’s Information Desk at (705) 728-1010 ext. 7019

November 24

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Down the Danube Angus Ross Room, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Shonna Froebel will take you on a river cruise down the Danube from Passau, Germany to Novi Sad, Serbia. Side trips to the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania. From medieval towns to Hungarian cowboys, this presentation will provide variety. All adults are welcome.

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PURCHASING BRANCH BID OPPORTUNITIES DOCUMENTS are available on-line at Biddingo.com/Barrie or from the Purchasing Branch, 56 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON during business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. For further information please visit www.barrie.ca or by telephone (705) 739-4220 Ext 4538 or Ext 5163 or by Email at purchasing@barrie.ca Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding.com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-133Q SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR A TIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO HANDLE THE FLEET FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE FLEET SERVICES The intent of this Request for Quotation is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for Tire Management Services to be performed for City of Barrie Fleet Services Department. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 2, 2010

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION # FIN 2010-148Q WAYFINDING SIGNAGE FABRICATION & INSTALLATION The City of Barrie is seeking Submissions from qualified and experienced firms for the provision of the fabrication and installation of Wayfinding Signage. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 2, 2010.

REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION # FIN 2010-118PQ SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR WELDING / MACHINING / MILLWRIGHT SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE The intent of this Request for Pre-qualification is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for welding / machining / millwright services to be performed and / or provided at City of Barrie facility and site locations. The City of Barrie requires a number of qualified companies on an “as required basis.” The successful pre-qualified contractors will be placed on a registry, which corporate staff will use to solicit competitive quotations for specific projects and emergency services.

UPDATE OF THE HOTCHKISS CREEK WATERSHED MASTER DRAINAGE PLAN The Corporation of the City of Barrie is planning to engage the services of a consulting engineering firm to undertake the Municipal Class EA component of the Updated Hotchkiss Creek Watershed Master Drainage Plan. The consultant will utilize updated hydrologic and hydraulic modeling recently completed for the City. The consultant will review the previous 2000 Municipal Class EA, update the report and alternatives as well as document the preparation & coordination of the consultation process in compliance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document.

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010

Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

PURCHASING BRANCH

REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION # FIN 2010-136Q SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR AUTO GLASS SUPPLY & INSTALLATION FOR THE CITY OF BARRIE The intent of this Request for Quotation is to solicit information from qualified companies outlining their capabilities, qualifications, and their relevant experience for Auto Glass Supply and Installation Services to be performed and / or provided at City of Barrie facility and site locations. A non-refundable Document Fee of $30.00 plus HST applies to each hardcopy of the RFQ Document. Closing: 4:30 p.m. local time, Thursday December 9, 2010.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # FIN 2010-149P CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE MUNICIPAL CLASS EA COMPONENT FOR THE

Electronic copies are only available through Biddingo.com/barrie. The City of Barrie document fee does not apply to documents that are downloaded electronically through Bidding.com/barrie, however a Biddingo.com fee may be applicable. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL SUBMISSIONS.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

Thursday, November 25, 2010 Huronia Road (Yonge Street to Lockhart Road) Transportation Improvements Schedule “C” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) The Corporation of the City of Barrie hereby notifies all interested individuals and parties, that a Public Information Centre will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City of Barrie in the Huronia Room “A” located on the 2nd Floor, City Hall, 70 Collier Street, to receive comments regarding proposed alternative design solutions. These comments will be used to develop a Preferred Alternative Design Solution. The purpose of this Class EA is to:

• Assess the existing transportation system in and adjacent to the study area; • Identify deficiencies to the existing transportation system; • Identify the location, extent, and sensitivity of the existing natural, social, heritage and economic environment within the study area; • Establish appropriate measures required to mitigate any adverse impacts to property and the natural, social, heritage and economic environment resulting from proposed transportation improvements; and • Provide a conceptual design, cost estimates, and sequencing requirements associated with the proposed alternative design solutions. The City of Barrie is updating Phase 2 of the Schedule “C” project in the Municipal Class EA (October, 2000, as amended in 2007). The Corporation has retained the consulting firm Morrison Hershfield to develop/evaluate alternative solutions, recommend a Preferred Alternative Solution and document the entire Class EA planning process in a report. A copy of the draft ESR document outlining the planning, approval, problem identification, and preliminary impact assessments of the various alternatives is available for review at the following locations and on line at www.barrie.ca: City of Barrie Clerk’s Office 1st Floor City Hall 70 Collier Street

City of Barrie Engineering Dept. 6th Floor City Hall 70 Collier Street

Barrie Public Library Information Desk 60 Worsley Street

Copies of the comment sheet will also be available at the above locations and on line at www.barrie.ca to interested individuals and parties unable to attend the Public Information Centre. Comment sheets are to be returned to the City of Barrie, Engineering Department, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 400, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 4T5, to the attention of Mr. Ralph Scheunemann by Friday, December 10, 2010. Subsequent to the comments received, a recommendation of a preferred alternative solution will be made to City Council. Should additional information be required, please contact Mr. Ralph Scheunemann at (705) 739-4220, Ext. 4782, E-mail: rscheunemann@barrie.ca. D. McAlpine City Clerk

R. W. McArthur, P. Eng. Director of Engineering

This Notice issued Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20, 2010.

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Tonight's event is being held at Southshore Centre, located at 205 Lakeshore Drive. The evening will highlight some amazing local talent such as Hip Hop Artist LS and local band Brett Caswell and The Marquee Rose. This year will honour five outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the Barrie arts scene as well as announcing Barrie’s first Poet Laureate! Appetizers will be served between 7 - 7:30 pm and the presentations will take place between 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

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Residents are reminded that from November 1 to April 15 each year, parking of a vehicle on any street or part of a street within the City of Barrie between the hours of 12 midnight and 7 a.m. is prohibited and subject to a $20.00 fine. Within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, on street parking is prohibited between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Any vehicle found parked in contravention of By-law 2007-209 may be ticketed and/or towed. By keeping the City streets clear of vehicles during this period, you allow the City crews access to help ensure that your roadways are maintained and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street. Parking is prohibited over sidewalks and the City boulevards.

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All are welcome to attend and there is no cost! Want more info? Contact the Department of Culture at (705) 739-4299 or email culture@barrie.ca.

Community Garden Plot Rentals Begins December 1

Notice Overnight Parking Restrictions By-law 2007-209

Employment Opportunities

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection The City of Barrie’s leaf and yard waste collection is collected every week on your regular collection day for the month of November.

Garden Plot rentals are now open for the Sunnidale Community Garden, located along Coulter Street. Choose between an individual plot (1.5m x 4.5m) or the Community Plot (recommended for beginners who want to learn more about gardening). Gardeners sign a short rental contract along with the $22.60 rental fee (includes HST) for the 2011 season. Please note gardeners are responsible for their own water supply. You can pick up a Community Garden Policy, Rental Contract and garden location at City Hall on the 6th floor, reception desk or get it online at www.barrie.ca or call (705) 739-4207 for more information.

For information on how to place leaf and yard waste at the curb, to ensure collection, please refer to the 2010 Community Information and Waste Reduction Calendar or visit www.barrie.ca. Materials must be placed curbside by 7 a.m on their collection day. Want More info? Please call (705) 739-4219.

Phone: (705) 726-4242

TTY: (705) 792-7910

E-mail: cityinfo@barrie.ca


This Week in Barrie - November 18, 2010