April 2019 Newsletter



Purple Day Flag Raisings

CaptureThis year was our first flag raising in Simcoe County for Purple Day; flags were raised in Barrie, Orillia, and Midland.CTV News came out to Orillia and highlighted the importance of Purple Day; watch the clip at 17:30 here

See Us First on Facebook

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We are posting daily on social media, and we know that your feed can be busy.

Did you know that you can ensure that you see our posts any time you log on?

Go to our Facebook page and click on Following, then See First.



Needs Survey


We’re looking to further develop our Outreach and Support Program outside of Barrie; if you’re interested in a Chat’n Chew in your area, please click here to fill out the confidential survey.



7th Annual Soft Ball Tournament

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Come out and play for your child, friend, or colleague who has epilepsy.  Setting up a team is easy!  You just need to know 10 people (or 5 couples) to come out and play.

We’re looking for both amateur and competitive players / teams, so there’s absolutely no worry if you’ve never played before and are looking to come out and just have fun (hey, last year was our Executive Director‘s first time playing, too).

Players are invited to bring out their families to cheer them on; this is a family-friendly event that will have face-painting and more for the children.There will also be prizes, a silent auction, and a 50/50 draw; lunch will be provided for the players.  For more information, please click here.

Dates to Remember

Information Session

Unfortunately there will not be an Information Session for the month of April.

Save the Dates for Volunteering


Celebrate Barrie, Saturday, June 1

Needed:  people to help children with crafts, people needed to help with our life-size Jenga Tournament

Ball Tournament, Sunday, June 2

Needed:  people to help at silent auction tables, face painters needed

If you’re interested in helping out, please send us an email at epilepsysimcoeocounty@rogers.com



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