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Essay contest winner chosen in Barrie's Ward 10

With her classmates gather behind her, Shannon Hynes, a Grade 6 student from Hewitt's Creek Public School in Barrie, was named the winner of the 'Why I Love Barrie' essay contest, organized by Ward 10 Coun. Mike McCann. Hynes received a $250 gift card for Park Place, plus dinner with her parents and McCann at a restaurant in his ward. The contest was open to students who live or attend school in Ward 10. To see all of the essays, visit mccannbarrie.com/why-i-love-barrie. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

With her classmates gather behind her, Shannon Hynes, a Grade 6 student from Hewitt's Creek Public School in Barrie, was named the winner of the 'Why I Love Barrie' essay contest, organized by Ward 10 Coun. Mike McCann. Hynes received a $250 gift card for Park Place, plus dinner with her parents and McCann at a restaurant in his ward. The contest was open to students who live or attend school in Ward 10. To see all of the essays, visit mccannbarrie.com/why-i-love-barrie. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Barrie is such a beautiful city, there aren’t enough words in the earth to say how much I love it.

 

If you aren’t already, please sit down and get some food because you might be here for a while.

I love Barrie because I grew up here, my whole life I have lived in Barrie. Although I travel often I always end up coming home with a smile on my face.

My most precious part of growing up in Barrie is that I can see a lot of the changes that Barrie has, just like the land beside the graveyard on Mapleview Drive. Well that used to be all forests.

I may be young, but I know Barrie has definitely changed in the past few years.

Now before you get bored, I have a couple more things to say.

The actual people that live in Barrie are so nice; have you ever met someone who did something so nice like help drive you somewhere or pay for your order at Tim Hortons or even as little as giving you instructions.

It’s the little things that really matter, and I know it happens a lot to me in Barrie.

If I’m just one person, then I know that you have probably asked for directions from someone and they have gladly answered.

I also know I have many more thoughts of why Barrie is so amazing, so let’s get to it.

So now let’s talk about the activities. Almost every weekend we have a festival. Have you ever been to a festival,? If you have, you know how exciting and entertaining it is.

I think only Barrie can have the best and most memorable festivals. I have had great memories of the festivals. When I was really little I went to the cornfield festival and played in the corn maze for a very very long time.

I actually think that I got lost there.

Personally, I have had a great time at the festivals.

I really hope you enjoyed all the reasons why I love Barrie and I hope you love Barrie as much as I do.

Shannon Hynes 



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