Posted to Member Events, Press Release

Thursday, March 21st, 2019 (Barrie, Ontario)

Downtown Barrie’s Hot Cocoa Trail Supports Camphill Foundation

Downtown Barrie was the place to warm up hearts and souls this past February. The Hot Cocoa Trail was back and every weekend in February, the public was invited to enjoy over 20 signature beverages with their friends and family at 15 cafes, coffee shops and eateries.

This year, one of the stops along the Hot Cocoa Trail invited those 19+ to support The Camphill Foundation. Every day throughout February, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery & Tap Room featured their bottles of Ginger Belle beer with $2.00 of every purchase going toward The Camphill Foundation. A total of $250.00 was raised and presented to Kathrine Killam, Manager of The Camphill Store, Kathy Downes, Executive Director of Camphill Foundation Canada along with additional staff and members.

The Camphill Foundation “…directs its activities towards serving children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities through education, social and vocational programs which address the human being in its wholeness of body soul and spirit. In addition, Camphill works to promote sound environmental stewardship and social resilience through the practice of Biodynamic farming and gardening.”

Craig Stevens, Managing Director of Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA), Kathrine Killam, The Camphill Store Manager, Kathy Downes, Executive Director of Camphill Foundation Canada as well as additional staff and members.

The love continued beyond February for five lucky winners. With each purchase of a signature Hot Cocoa beverage, participants entered a ballot into a draw to win one of five Hot Cocoa Trail vouchers. This year, five winners can continue to enjoy delicious hot cocoa at select cafes, coffee shops and eateries.

Thanks to everyone who ventured along this year’s Hot Cocoa Trail! Supporting local can sometimes be seriously delicious.

For more info on the Hot Cocoa Trail, visit
For more information on The Camphill Foundation, visit
For info on the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA), visit

Contact: Craig Stevens, Managing Director
Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA)
Office: 705-734-1414 | Email: [email protected]