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Published December 7, 2023

When Those Who Help Need Help, Finding The Forgotten Kids This Xmas And More

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Welcome to another edition of What Barrie's Talking About from Barrie 360! It's a big week with lots to talk about. What Barrie's Talking About is a weekly podcast that brings the local stories that impact you. News stories that you aren't used to hearing!

This week on the podcast, we talk about helping others during the holiday season, finding forgotten families, a Local Author Book Market, and more ...

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1) Finding Forgotten Families

This time of year, organizations are collecting food, toys, cash, gift cards, and more to help the less fortunate get through the holiday period. While many of those families are registered with social agencies, there are still some who slip through the cracks.

Amanda Patrick of Barrie remembers being a kid in one of those families. Now, as a successful entrepreneur, she wants to make sure forgotten children and families have something to smile about.

MJ sits down with Amanda to find out more about what she's doing to help these families ...

2) A Calendar That Gives Back

Calendar shopping for next year? Here's one that could give something back.

Richard Fenton joins us from the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia to talk about the 33rd Rotary Daily Cash Lottery and Community Calendar.

3) Local Author Book Market

Looking for a fun break from all the hustle and bustle this weekend? The Barrie Public Library is hosting a Local Author Book Market this Saturday. Chantal Boileau, Program and Outreach Librarian at the Barrie Public Library, came in to tell us more about the event ...

4) Helping Those That Help Others

Families in need have reached out to Empower Simcoe for years. But lately, the organization is feeling the pinch like everyone else. Increased costs to provide its many services are not being matched by increasing funding from the province.

So Empower Simcoe is reaching out to the community for help by launching a 5 to Survive campaign. Executive Director Dr Claudine Cousins sat down with MJ to talk about the program ...

5) Weekly Barrie Colts Update

Sitting at 4th in their division, the Barrie Colts looking for a couple of wins this week. Barrie 360's Will Konken gets back to his regular chat with Colts broadcaster and writer Gene Pereira…

6) Rock 95 / Kool FM Toy Drive

One of Santa's busiest elves this year is Brenda Devine. In addition to her afternoon traffic reports on Rock 95 and Kool FM, she's the head elf at the stations' annual Toy Drive. She took a quick break from her busy day to catch up with Ian MacLennan …

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