Featuring Margaret Atwood and Special Guest, Sarah Harmer
Gather for the
Raised for Organizing
Of Citizens Empowered
This event is made possible with generous support from our
The Roost Wine Compnay
Our wines are sustainably farmed, hand-made, small-batch, and minimal intervention.
Bacchus Wine Academy
Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Pie Wood-Fired Pizza
Knightvision Creative Agency
Barrie Folk Society
Bass Lake Farms
Sponsors receive branding exposure throughout the event, including in event promotions and public communications.
Elite level sponsors ($2500+) have priority placement throughout.
An Evening to Remember
October 28, 2023
This “Gather for the Greenbelt” event in Barrie, Ontario, features
in-person (this is now planned to be a virtual appearance due to a recent health intervention and current process of recovery) storytelling from Margaret Atwood, special guest appearance by Sarah Harmer, as well as Jeff Monague, and poetry from Barrie’s Poet Laureate, Tyneisha Thomas.
Art installation by Rochelle Rubinstein will be featured, as well.
This event is sold out.
If you are unable to attend and would still like to support our efforts, you can make a tax deductible donation here.
Margaret Atwood's Commitment (And Special Extras!)
Margaret Atwood believes the Greenbelt is worth fighting for, and has generously offered $10,000 in support of this work.
She is also offering a signed book to anyone giving $1,000 or more for this event.
What Happens After?
With funds raised through our events we will be embarking on a campaign to protect important green spaces and waters that are under threat.
Engaging in community mapping and incorporating expertise from naturalists and scientists, we will start a conversation about our own local “Greenbelts” places that clean our water, provide habitat for endangered species, help us adapt to climate impacts and keep our communities beautiful and healthy.
We will engage communities across Simcoe County to highlight the special, irreplaceable places that make our communities wonderful places to live and work.
From media relations to mapping, fun community events to educational resources, the funds raised will be focused on how we can work together across the region to protect our natural legacy and leave a bright future for generations yet to come.