Come meet Seasons Centre’s Hope around town at a location near you! Hope Around Town is our new initiative to support children and families who are grieving. Hope can be found somewhere between sorrow and joy.

Get to Know Hope

After meeting Hope you will appreciate why Hope’s namesake has been used in these ways. Hope showcases to children that there is hope for a brighter future. Hope represents that out of the chaos, confusion and the big feelings of grief, that life will get better. Hope embodies that the intensity of emotional pain lessens but does not go away. Hope occurs when shared with others who have experienced a similar situation.

Watch these videos to learn more about Hope’s Journey:

Check out our Upcoming Events:

May 27th – Hope Learns to BBQ

Join Hope on May 27th at Napoleon where you can fill out a ballot for a chance to win an amazing backyard fireplace! Imagine you could be grilling and chilling in your Napoleon backyard, this summer. The smell and sizzle of the grill has always brought a smile to Hope’s face. Napoleon has invited me and you, for a one-day grilling experience. Rain date is May 28th.

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May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st and June 28th – Hope attends the Barrie Thunder Classic Car Club

Find Hope from 5pm to dusk down on the waterfront at beautiful Heritage Park nestled amongst various classics, muscle, sports car, rats, rods, and other unique rides.

May 31st – Hope Goes to Queen’s Park

Hope along with co-hosts MPP Khanjin, Minister Downey and the co-founder of Barrie’s Seasons Centre for Grieving Children Rowley Ramey will attend Queens Park where Hope will be sworn in as an Honourary Page Coordinator, hopefully meet Premier Ford, Speaker of the Legislature, and various other dignitaries and MPP in a reception in Board Room 452. 

June 3rd – Hope attends Barrie Pride Festival Celebrations

Hope and Seasons Centre for Grieving Children is proud to earn the designation of a Pride Positive Place and Hope. You can find Hope at Meridian Place and celebrate along with us.

June 3rd – Hope attends the 1st Annual Layla & Co Memorial Teddy Bear Picnic and Tea Party Extravaganza

  • People of all ages come as you are! Any way you look or identify.
  • From 10am to 3pm at Dorian Parker Centre Hall Sunnidale Park
  • There will be face painting, bracelet making, and a teddy bear stitch station

This event is for children to feel seen, heard, and loved. No child left behind or slips through the cracks. AND Cancer has taken too many of our favourite people away, this event is for everyone. Everyone will leave with a new friend (stuffed animal) and smile on their face.

June 5th to June 11th- Hope Greets The Snowbirds

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (30 Airport Rd. Oro Medonte.

Hope will be observing and overseeing the Snowbirds from the observation deck (Off Eleven Pizza) throughout the week.

Hope along with a number of Seasons Centre participants are hopeful to meet the Snowbirds Team on the tarmac.

June 21st – Hope Becomes Barrie Mayor

Mayor Nutall will swear Hope in as Mayor for the Day and Hope will take a whirlwind tour around the city. You are welcome to come and observe from the gallery.

Hope will tour the city visiting various city facilities and points of interests around the city (waterfront, spirit catcher, cenotaph, Meridian Place city hall, Barrie city 400 entrance sign, etc.)

July 23rd – Hope Goes to the Beach

Celebrating Jessica Ramey’s Birthday! Meet Hope Beachside and take picture with her!

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More Hope Around Town Events Coming to You – Details Soon!

  • Hope Goes to the Pride Parade  
  • Hope Goes to Kempenfest  
  • Hope Goes to School 
  • Hope Goes Camping – July 22nd
  • Hope Goes to Church 
  • Hope meets the Mayor & City Council 

We will have various events throughout the year, become a Hope Around Town Buddy Volunteer! Click here.

If you would like Hope to come visit your business or organization, please contact [email protected].

Hope’s Journey So Far:

  • Hope Goes Tubing, Her Inaugural Event at Horseshoe Resort (January 21st 2023)
  • Hope Meets the Barrie Colts at Sadlon Arena (February 11th 2023)
  • Hope Goes RVing at Canada’s largest RV show at the International Centre (March 2nd – 5th 2023)
  • Hope Goes Skiing at The Heights Ski and Country Club (March 17th 2023)
  • Hope Goes to Barrie Chamber Business After 5 Event (April 19th 2023)
  • Hope Goes to 27th Annual Tender Hearts Gala (April 28th 2023)
  • Hope Attends Barrie Wellness Fair (May 6th 2023)
  • Hope meets Police Chief Johnston and gets “sworn-in” as Special Community Constable (May 9th 2023)
  • Hope Celebrates National Police Week with Barrie Police Services (May 14th-May 20th 2023)