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Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson

Shawn attended Humber College for Journalism before he began freelance writing for different cities across Ontario in 2006. After moving to Barrie in 2008, Shawn has written for various publications in the city covering local sports, politics, arts and entertainment and other issues that matter to the community. In 2015, Shawn began writing for BarrieToday and became a full-time member of the Village Media family in 2018.

Recent Work by Shawn

Last Blast a vintage hit for visitors to Simcoe County Museum

Last Blast a vintage hit for visitors to Simcoe County Museum

Event signals end of one season and the start of another; Museum hosting Halloween events later this month and Victorian Christmas in December
The Last Blast can only mean goblins, ghouls and Santa are on their way

The Last Blast can only mean goblins, ghouls and Santa are on their way

'This has been happening for many years and it started kind of by accident,' says events programmer
Afternoon stabbing victim in serious condition; suspect not in custody

Afternoon stabbing victim in serious condition; suspect not in custody

Police disclosing much information, yet, as investigation continues
Mavricks was a wild party last night

Mavricks was a wild party last night

'This is a really cool event and the organizers put a lot into this every year, so it is a show that you want to make sure you are giving your all for,” says Kim Mitchell
Today's Walk For Veterans helps in the battle against PTSD

Today's Walk For Veterans helps in the battle against PTSD

'The government needs to wake up and realize they are important challenges,' says retired armed forces member
'Green Wave Rally' descends on the Five Points <b>(4 photos)</b>

'Green Wave Rally' descends on the Five Points (4 photos)

Portion of $3M grant will help keep local seniors active, safe and connected

Portion of $3M grant will help keep local seniors active, safe and connected

'This is a large demographic, and a growing demographic, and they need to be supported,' says MPP Doug Downey
Lights, camera, action! Curtain lifts tonight on Barrie Film Festival

Lights, camera, action! Curtain lifts tonight on Barrie Film Festival

Environmental series and British art-house horror film among the highlights; other movies will include David Crosby: Remember My Name and Sometimes Always Never
Lights, camera, action! Curtain lifts tonight on Barrie Film Festival

Lights, camera, action! Curtain lifts tonight on Barrie Film Festival

Environmental series and British art-house horror film among the highlights for festival director; other movies will include David Crosby: Remember My Name and Sometimes Always Never
Remaining BIA board members issue statement saying they're 'united'

Remaining BIA board members issue statement saying they're 'united'

'We are working through some governance challenges, which present opportunities for us to be more accountable, more transparent and more connected to our membership'