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Gilbert Centre Barrie, Be My HIValen+ine, 2020


Earlier this month, our Five Points Media production crew of Producer John Ironside and Production Associate Sarah Bianco visited the drôrs kitchen, bath, and living at 98 Dunlop Street W. in downtown Barrie, where The Gilbert Centre was holding a very unique Valentine’s Day alternative. Not only was it an event featuring great food, it was also a place of learning filled with love and an overabundance of support for those afflicted with HIV.

All the sous chefs preparing the food were HIV positive, and they were very open about the state of their health and the fact that through the use of medication, that greatly reduces their viral load, Undetectable = Untransmittable.

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the City of Barrie Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a not-profit-motivated truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and charities based in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte.

Assisting You Social - Social Media Management

Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming

BarterPay Simcoe County - Business Promotion

Beauty & Babes - Hair Salon

Checkered Door - Transition to Adult ASD

Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning

Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy

Fionn MacCool's Barrie - Pub

Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre

Jack’s Urban Jungle - Indoor Adventure Park

Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited - Providing All Types

LiceSquad.com Barrie South Simcoe - Lice Removal

Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual

Northlink General Contracting

Simcoe County Clean - Commercial and Residential

Still Moving Osteopathy - People and Pets

Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances

3B Solutions - Video and Media

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Videography by John Ironside and Sarah Bianco

Post-Production by Sarah Bianco