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Gene Pereira

Gene Pereira

Gene started his journalism career in the sports department at the Oakville Beaver, before coming to Barrie as a sports reporter in 1991. He joined the city's daily newspaper, the Barrie Examiner, as a sports reporter in 1995 and was soon promoted to sports editor, a position he held until 2009. An award-winning journalist, over the years Gene has also had his byline appear in the Hockey News, as well as several newspapers, and is the longtime colour analyst of the OHL Barrie Colts on Rogers TV. While at the Examiner, Gene was also the driving force behind the very successful Thursday Night Lights high school football showcase that drew thousands of fans and helped raise money for local football programs

Recent Work by Gene

Mariposa's Matheson on cutting edge with today's hockey players

Mariposa's Matheson on cutting edge with today's hockey players

'When those kids make it, you get some pretty cool messages and texts and how happy these kids are that they achieved their goals'
Mariposa's Matheson on cutting edge with today's hockey players

Mariposa's Matheson on cutting edge with today's hockey players

'When those kids make it, you get some pretty cool messages and texts and how happy these kids are that they achieved their goals'
Early decision to pass on university the right one for Barrie linebacker

Early decision to pass on university the right one for Barrie linebacker

Due to pandemic, Barrie North grad Clayton Mrazek will wait a year to begin freshman classes at University of Waterloo, join Warriors football team; 'It was just an unsettling feeling, just going away like that during such an uncertain time'
Grieveson finds himself on other side of the coin in return to Baycats

Grieveson finds himself on other side of the coin in return to Baycats

'This is a chance for us to build a product and put our fingerprints on it and continue the winning tradition,' says new Baycats pitching coach
Barrie Colt Tyson Foerster 'excited' to be drafted by Flyers

Barrie Colt Tyson Foerster 'excited' to be drafted by Flyers

'I just can't wait to get things started now,' said talented Colts forward, adding 'it worked out for the best and I'm excited to be a Flyer'
Barrie Colt Tyson Foerster 'excited' to be drafted by Flyers

Barrie Colt Tyson Foerster 'excited' to be drafted by Flyers

'I just can't wait to get things started now,' said talented Colts forward, adding 'it worked out for the best and I'm excited to be a Flyer'
Barrie Colt Tyson Foerster 'excited' to be drafted by Flyers

Barrie Colt Tyson Foerster 'excited' to be drafted by Flyers

'I just can't wait to get things started now,' said talented Colts forward, adding 'it worked out for the best and I'm excited to be a Flyer'
Barrie Colt hopes to hear his name called at NHL draft

Barrie Colt hopes to hear his name called at NHL draft

'It's been a long time waiting, but I'm really excited. I just want to hear my name called,' big Colts winger says ahead of NHL Draft
Foerster's push toward being top NHL prospect got some help from his brother

Foerster's push toward being top NHL prospect got some help from his brother

'It's been a long time waiting, but I'm really excited. I just want to hear my name called,' big Colts winger says ahead of NHL Draft
Canadian soccer legend to take helm of pro soccer club in Barrie

Canadian soccer legend to take helm of pro soccer club in Barrie

'I'm super eager to get this off the ground and really make things happen,' says Julian de Guzman who is the first president and co-owner of 1812 FC Barrie