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Medals of Excellence handed out to Barrie-area residents

Chris Vanderkruys, director of business and development with the Barrie Public Library, receives the John Graves Simcoe Medal of Excellence for the library's work hosting the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival from Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall on Monday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Chris Vanderkruys, director of business and development with the Barrie Public Library, receives the John Graves Simcoe Medal of Excellence for the library's work hosting the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival from Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall on Monday. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

John Graves Simcoe Medals of Excellence were handed out by Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall during Monday’s awards ceremony at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147.

Fifty local organizations were recognized for their contributions and achievements during the first of three events taking place throughout the month of June.

For more photos from the evening, pick up a copy of Thursday's Barrie Examiner. 



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