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April 27, 2017 (Barrie, ON) Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Huronia kick off #MayDays Event.

#MayDays, formerly #FreshAirFridays, is a ‘Community Connects’ event hosted by the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) in the month of May; #MayDays is a promotional contest encouraging people to shop and dine Downtown for a chance to win a $2000+ prize package of merchandise and gift certificates provided by participating downtown retailers and restaurants; all proceeds from additional ballot sales are being donated to this year’s charity, Habitat for Humanity Huronia.

About Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA)

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is committed to marketing the Downtown, facilitating events, influencing policy and investing in the public realm to deliver an exceptional Downtown experience.

About ‘Community Connects’ Events

‘Community Connects’ events are designed to ‘connect’ local customers to local businesses within the Downtown Barrie community; additionally, the events connect patrons and local businesses with local charities for the benefit of the greater Barrie community. In 2016, ‘Community Connects’ events contributed $2400 to local charities.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity Huronia is a people-to-people organization forming partnerships with community leaders, builders, suppliers, volunteers and Family Partners; and together, providing simple, adequate and affordable housing to families caught in the vicious cycle of poverty.

For more information about #MayDays and the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) please visit