The Order of the Spirit Catcher, established in 2000 (replacing the Civic Award of Merit), is the highest honour bestowed by the City to a volunteer (youth and adult) for outstanding service to our community.
2019 Nominations Currently Being Accepted
The City is seeking nominations for the 2019 Order of the Spirit Catcher Award (19+ years of age) and the 2019 Youth Spirit Catcher Award (12–18 years of age). Individuals considered for this award must be residents of Barrie who have:
- volunteered selflessly
- made a significant contribution to the lifestyle of the community
- benefited others and brought honour to the City of Barrie, through exceptional achievement
If you know of an individual who may qualify for either award, please submit a Youth Spirit Catcher Nomination Form (and/or Order of the Spirit Catcher Nomination Form by Friday September 20 by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (705-739-4243), or in person at the Legislative and Court Services Department, City Hall, 70 Collier Street.
The Order of the Spirit Catcher Committee annually reviews the nominations and selects the award recipients, who are recognized at a gala each November, held by the Barrie Community Foundation, and at City Council meeting shortly after.
|Year||Order of the Spirit Catcher Award||Youth Spirit Catcher Award|
|2010||Derek Wilson||Kathryn Helmond|
|2011||Shari Albert||Kaeley Clarke|
|2012||Willard Kinzie||Keli Perencz & Sheena Tracey|
|2013||Shannon Murree||Mackenzie Oliver|
|2014||Shane Denis & Tom Oldershaw||Grant Bond & Erika Campbell|
|2015||Jamie Massie||Jason Gingrich|
|2016||Elizabeth Willoughby||Christina D’Alessandro|
|2017||Erica Curtis||Zachary Hofer|
|2018||William Dwyer||Jake Vaz|