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THANK YOU for your support at Kempenfest this year!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

What an incredible weekend we had with our
Kempenfest beer garden this year.


Not only did we have over 100 people sign up in advance of the event to help with set-up, serving, clean-up, and take-down; we also had another 20+ show up on less than 12 hours notice to help clean up our storm damage! Proving to us yet again that Barrie really is the greatest city, and it's full of residents and business owners who care about others and don't think twice about stepping up to pitch in. 

The Barrie Chamber Board and staff would like to thank everybody who contributed to the success of this past weekend. Whether you volunteered, bought a beer or two, stopped in to say hi, or just wished us well, we appreciate it.

We are also very grateful for the support of our sponsors this weekend, OLG Slots at Georgian Downs for their very generous food donation, Rock 95 & 107.5 KOOL FM for running a great slate of entertainment, Dump N Move for giving us a place to store our supplies and shelter from the storm, Kempenest for allowing us to participate, the City of Barrie for providing wood chips to absorb the puddles, and Skipwith Insurance & Associates for outfitting our volunteers. 

Volunteers are a critical component of every successful not-for-profit and charity, and the Chamber is no different. Our volunteers help guide the ship, make events run more smoothly, and give heart to the organization. The Chamber team is grateful for the many volunteers they are privileged to work with every day, and appreciate the time and energy these people give back to their fellow members and to our community.



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