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The Barrie Tornado: Reflections and Recovery

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Grace United Church

350 Grove Street East

Barrie, ON L4M 2W4

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Every year on May 31, Barrie residents' eyes turn to the sky, hoping it won't be the "pea soup green" of that date in 1985, when Ontario's deadliest tornado ripped through their city. This year, experience images and stories shared by survivors, first responders, and weather experts who gathered for the first time, to reflect and recover, on its 30th anniversary. Grace United Church presents The Barrie Tornado: Reflections and Recovery, with the premier screening of "The Barrie Tornado Remembered" documentary, Friday May 31st.

Following the film, join documentarian Judith Banville and survivors to discuss how shariing stories at the 30th anniversary event helped the community heal. Admission includes dessert, tea and coffee. Whether you are new to Barrie or a long time resident, come out to learn astounding things about the tornado, experience it through a survivor's eyes, be touched by the shared emotion and uplifted by the power of the human spirit and the community's determination to recover.

To view clips from the documentary, visit Show & Tell Simcoe County on Facebook and click on videos. Advance tickets $15 at Eventbrite or by cash at the church at 350 Grove St. E., Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00; film starts at 6:30. Tickets are limited, so don't delay.

If you have a unique tornado story to share, contact Judith at 705-790-6490 or judith.banville@gmail.com. They are being compiled for a book to continue documenting the tornado's impact on this community and the remarkable resilience and recovery found in the survivors' reflections.

Note: the documentary DVD will be offered at a special price of $25 (cash) at this event.

All proceeds go to Grace United Church's parking lot reconstruction fund to help it continue serving the community through hosting events like this one, and so many more for organizations, from Scouts and Guides, to marginalized and disadvantaged groups. Thank you for your support.

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Barrie, ON L4M 2W4

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