Barrie-Allandale Model Railway Association

The Barrie-Allandale Model Railway Association has been around since 1963 evolving several times along the way to find themselves where they are today.  When the club was originally founded it was call the Lake Simcoe Railway Modellers, the name of the club was changed in the early 1990’s to more accurately reflect the fact the club was in Barrie.

Model Railroad - Barrie-Allendale Model Railway Association The Barrie-Allandale Model Railway members meet every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30pm.  Possible new members are always welcome with only two restrictions.  Possible new members must be at least 18 years of age and you must supply and maintain a National Model Railroad Association membership.

The club’s current layout is a 16x20 foot, 3 loop layout.  The layout is made out of modular sections that are 2 feet by 4 feet, allowing each member of the club to work on their own section at home, on their own time.  The modularity of the layout also allows the club to disassemble the loop for easy transport to shows and events.

Each year the Barrie-Allandale Model Railway Association host their annual model train show held at Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery.  The show attracts a large number of vendors, selling everything from books, and slot cars, to high end model train equipment and everything in between.  There are also a number of model train clubs and associations on had with their layouts up and running for all to see.  If you get a chance to experience the show I would highly recommend it, children’s eyes just light up when they see the trains going around.

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Barrie Swordplay Association

I think at some point in everyone's life there is a time when they have dreamed about Knights.  Whether the dream is to become a Knight or to be rescued by your Knight in shining armour.  Since we don't live in  the fourteenth century, the Barrie Swordplay Association just maybe the place for you to live your dream.

Barrie Sword Play Association KnightEstablished in 2007 the Barrie Swordplay Association holds classes every Monday night at the Bayfield Mall across the hall from Sir Games A Lot.  Classes cost $10 each and run from 6-9pm.  Safety is the number one concern of the group.  Without the proper training someone could be seriously hurt, quickly and easily.  That is why each class consist of a warm-up, drills that focus on proper footwork and sword techniques, and free time at the end of each class to spar or continue to practice.  The group focuses training on three main styles of combat: English Backswording, Italian Long Sword, and Viking/Medieval Sword and Shield.

The Barrie Swordplay Association has performed for thousands of fascinated spectators at events such as Casa Loma's Renaissance Fair and Celebrate Barrie.  Their Performances have earned the Barrie Swordplay Association the title of Honourary Knights of Casa Loma.

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If you would like to learn more about the Barrie Swordplay Association please visit the links below.

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