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Tourism Barrie would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners and friends who came out on October 2nd to celebrate the 33rd annual Toast To Tourism! 

Thank You Sponsors

A Big Thank goes out to all of our amazing sponsors and to our partners who generously donated to the live auctions and prize table. 

We greatly appreaciate your continued support.

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Toast to Tourism

Toast to Tourism Awards Winners

Tourism Barrie recognized the success of our partners and presented awards to deserving individuals and businesses in Barrie and the surrounding area during the Toast to Tourism celebrations. Congratulations to all the winners!

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Tom Aikins
Kempenfest

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of Barrie’s tourism industry. While focusing on tourism building, the recipient demonstrates leadership and innovation. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Tourism Champion Award Winner
Iain Moggach

Theatre By the Bay

Recognizing a tourism industry representative who goes above and beyond to enhance tourist experiences while building positive destination images of Barrie & area.

Tourism Champion Award Winner

President's Award Winner
Flying Monkey's Craft Brewery


This award, chosen by the Tourism Barrie Board President, recognizes the passion of an existing business or organization whose impactful commitment to the community has supported the growth of tourism in Barrie.

Presidents Award Winner
Betsy Deane (President of Tourism Barrie's Board of Directors), Andrea Chiodo and Ryan Perry (Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery)

Social Media Award Winner
Splash On Water Park


Sponsored by Flywheel Strategic - Recognizing a tourism industry business/organization that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to promote and/or market tourism through social media.

Social Media Award Winner
Betsy Deane, Angela Swann-Doyon (Splash On Water Park), Kathleen Trainor

Sport Tourism Award Winner
Spiritfest

Barrie Soccer Club

Recognizing a tourism industry organization for hosting a sporting event(s) that has made a significant economic impact to the Barrie tourism industry.

Sports Tourism Award winner
Matt McFarlane (Sport & Business Development Officer, Tourism Barrie), Ray Garrett (President of Barrie Soccer Club)

Service Excellence Award
Colleen Coady-Rideout

Jack's Urban Jungle

Recognizing an employee of a tourism industry business/organization in Barrie who has shown an ongoing dedication to service excellence and a belief that small acts can make a great difference.

Service Excellence Award Winner
Betsy Deane, Colleen Coady-Rideout (Jack's Urban Jungle), Kathleen Trainor (Executive Director, Tourism Barrie)

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