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Get Creative at the Barrie Fair with MacLaren Art Centre!

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We are gearing up here at the Essa Agriplex for another fantastic Barrie Fair.

It will be our 163rd year of showcasingMaclaren Art Centre Logo businesses and families in the community and we hope you will participate! 

The creativity of people within our community will be on display in the Home Crafts section of the fair. There are so many art projects you can do with your family over the summer, and you can choose your craft by reading over the Class List

If you are unable to enter  your works of art this year, or you’d like to get more creative, make sure you visit theCalgary - crop MacLaren Art Centre in the Celebrate Local Building at the fair. Perhaps you enjoyed making buttons at the interactive booth in 2015? This year will be lots of fun as kids get creative with the Postcard Project.

Based on the “Road Trip” theme of the MacLaren Art Centre’s summer 2016 exhibitions, participants will use paintbrushes and watercolour pencils to create unique postcards inspired by memories of travel or imaginary places.

*Learn more about the MacLaren Art Centre’s Exhibitions.

See you at the Fair! August 25-28th 2015

The Barrie Fair Donates to Local Charities

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Community engagement was apparent at the 2015 Barrie Fair with local entertainers, service and community groups abound but after the event the organizers of the Barrie Fair continue to show their support to the community by donating the proceeds of the popular 50/50 draw to local non-profit groups. 

Cedar Heights, Christian Horizons and Youth Haven were this years recipients of the proceeds, each receiving a cheque for $430.00. The Essa and District Agricultural Society will continue their commitment to building strong communities.

Congratulations to the winning tickets! All winners have been contacted and have received their prize.

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