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Rotaract St. Patrick's Day bash raises $45K for RVH campaign

Response to event 'showed how important these causes are to our community,' says club president
2021-02-16 Southshore Centre RB 1
The Southshore Centre along Lakeshore Drive in Barrie is shown in a file photo.

The Rotaract Club of Barrie, with the support of the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia, hosted a great night of St. Patty’s fun on March 17 at the Southshore Community Centre in Barrie. 

Raising over $45,000 in support of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Keep Life Wild campaign and other Rotary initiatives, the event was a huge success.

“Being newer to Rotaract and recently returning to Barrie, it was amazing to see the club and community come together for some great causes. Tickets sold out faster than we ever could have expected, which really showed how important these causes are to our community,” said Barrie Rotaract president and event MC Kelsey McIntyre.

Featuring a live auction, silent auction, Irish-themed catering from Donaleigh’s Irish Pub, Irish dancers from Miller Irish Dance and a live band, it was a night that won’t be forgotten.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s St. Patty’s Day bash and can’t thank this year’s sponsors and attendees enough for making this an unforgettable night,” added Doug Moody, co-MC and past president of Barrie-Huronia Rotary Club.

A special thank you to all our sponsors including:

  • Title sponsor — Salter Pilon Architecture
  • Dinner and dessert sponsors — Georgian College and the RVH Foundation
  • Band sponsor — D.V. Bell Foundation
  • Volunteer sponsor — Barriston Law

“Attending Rotaract and Rotary meetings is a great opportunity to make friends, network, and make a lasting impact on our communities. I would encourage anyone to join a meeting and see what we’re all about. Thank you to all who attended St. Patty’s and to all the Rotarians and Rotaractors who are so dedicated to making Barrie a great place to call home. We feel very lucky to get to work with all the Rotary clubs in and around Barrie and can’t thank the Barrie-Huronia club enough for their support of us,” president Kelsey remarked.

The Rotaract Club of Barrie is a group of young professionals who want to make positive changes in our community.

For more information about the Rotaract Club of Barrie, click here.