Noella Tree + Wreath Lot Raises $2300 for Hospice Simcoe

News release – Downtown Barrie BIA

The Downtown Barrie BIA wants to thank those who supported our partner Hospice Simcoe at the Noella Festival Tree + Wreath Lot this past holiday season.

On Friday, January 21, together with tree lot sponsors Dr. Brad Dibble and Katherine Elphick, the Downtown Barrie BIA presented Hospice Simcoe with $2300.00.

Hospice Simcoe serves our community in remarkable ways. “Hospice palliative care is aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with, or dying from, advanced illness or are bereaved. This care includes pain and symptom management in conjunction with social, psychological, spiritual and practical support.”

“Thank you to the Downtown Barrie BIA and Dr. Brad Dibble for always including Hospice Simcoe in the Noella Festival Tree + Wreath Lot,” remarked Marilyn Guest, Fund Development Manager for Hospice Simcoe. “We always have so much fun interacting with the community during the event and every dollar raised helps Hospice Simcoe build a strong community.”

Pictured left to right: Glenn Coulson, Coulson & Associates; Marilyn Guest, Fund Development Manager of Hospice Simcoe; Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director of Hospice Simcoe; Josie McDonnell, Fund Development Coordinator of Hospice Simcoe; Dr. Brad Dibble and Katherine Elphick; Sergio Morales, Chair of the Downtown Barrie BIA

This past holiday season, the Downtown Barrie BIA’s well-known message of supporting local extended beyond the business community to include Hospice Simcoe; supporting those who support us.

Upcoming events in Downtown Barrie include the Hot Cocoa Trail and two Open Air Dunlop pop-ups with the City of Barrie’s Hello Winter festival.

Be Seen. Be Connected. Be Downtown Barrie.

For info on Hospice Simcoe, visit
For info on the Downtown Barrie BIA and the Hot Cocoa Trail, visit For info on Hello Winter, visit

Images provided by: Downtown Barrie BIA