BARRIE, ONT. – A group that has hosted live concerts online throughout the pandemic while raising funds for the community hosted their second in-person show on Tuesday night.
Barrie’s live music show began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to bring both much-needed positivity and funding to community organizations in need. With some COVID-19 restrictions relaxed from what they once were, the group began to celebrate in person while raising funds for Barrie Families Unite.
“To be honest, I’m a little emotional,” says Nikki Glahn, president of Barrie Families Unite. “A lot of what we’ve done as an agency since our inception… has been behind the scenes. So to be here tonight with people, with friends, alongside the Barrie Live Music Show that took place. Come to fruition at the same time as we did, it’s an emotional night for me, to be honest. “
Since its founding in March 2020, the Barrie Live Music Show has raised more than $ 100,000. Glahn says they hope to bring in a few thousand dollars from Tuesday’s concert, which she says will go to the Barrie Families Unite mission, which helps low-income families.
“Our goal is to ensure that low-income families here in the community of Barrie have access to the essentials, and we try to do that with dignity,” said Glahn. “We are therefore looking to fill the gaps and provide access to food, clothing, medical aids and access to the needs of infants.”
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