A Royal Barrie Welcome
(Barrie, ON) – Tuesday, October 22 marks an historical moment for the City of Barrie. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will be in Barrie to visit her Regiment The Grey and Simcoe Foresters. As part of the visit, the City of Barrie is holding a dedication ceremony for the proposed Military Heritage Park at the Southshore Centre and members of the public are welcome to watch her arrival and the Guard of Honour Ceremony at the Southshore Centre.
The Grey and Simcoe Foresters have a long history dating back to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and the First World War. See Battle Honours.
There will be a public viewing along Lakeshore Drive on the west side of the Southshore Centre. Please note however, there will be no access to the Southshore Centre area during the day and no parking available at the Centre. Public can access washrooms at Centennial Beach. Lakeshore Drive will be closed between Tiffin Street and Minet’s Point Road on from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on October 22. Members of the public who wish to watch the proceedings are encouraged to carpool and park at Centennial Beach and arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.
This is the first time in over 100 years that a member of the Royal Family has visited the city. The last visit was in 1901 from the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary).
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be formally welcomed with a Royal Salute played by the Pipes & Drums of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters. This will be followed by a Guard of Honour ceremony and inspection of her Regiment. After the Guard of Honour, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will proceed to the Military Heritage Park dedication.
There will also be live coverage of the event streaming at CTV Barrie.