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We believe a company should invest in the community and its people that support it. This belief drives Georgian International’s organizational practice – from philanthropic efforts of our subsidiary divisions to the hundreds of volunteer hours donated by our employees to community initiatives.

BORDEN LEGACY PROJECT
100 years of service.

In a nod to soldiers who trained at Canadian Forces Base Borden 100 years ago, sacred soil from Vimy Ridge has made its way back to honour their sacrifice. The soil is contained in a bronze urn, whic...

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BARRIE MOLSON CENTRE
building a community.

The Barrie Molson Centre (BMC) is a 4,195-seat multi-purpose arena in Barrie, Ontario that held its first ever Ontario Hockey League (OHL) game on December 31, 1995 when the Barrie Colts hosted the Su...

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AUTO BUSINESS SCHOOL OF CANADA
driving education forward.

Formerly known as the Canadian Automotive Institute, the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) at Georgian College was established in 1985 to provide the automotive industry with business profes...

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9/11 TRIBUTE
paying tribute.

The effects of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 escaped no one, particularly the emergency workers who were on the ground and inside buildings when the Twin Towers fell to the ground. In the ho...

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CIRCLE AT THE CENTRE
switching to glide.

In its commitment to the community, Georgian International and a handful of local donors helped fund the $660,000 in investment capital required to create ‘The Circle at the Centre’ at Barrie’s ...

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THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
big city lights.

Thursday Night Lights (TNL), a series of high school football games showcasing the very best in community sport and school spirit, began in 2006 as a way for parents to see their children play footbal...

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BASE BORDEN RUN
GI on the run.

From the cannon used as the starter's pistol to the dog-tag medals that participants receive when they cross the finish line, the Base Borden Run is unlike any other.  By joining forces with Georgian...

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MACLAREN ART CENTRE
the art of giving.

The MacLaren Art Centre is a regional public art gallery serving Simcoe County with a permanent collection of 26,600 works of art and provides a year-round program of world-class exhibitions, public a...

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OPERATION HERO
paying tribute to our heroes.

In Simcoe County at Canada’s largest military training base, CFB Borden is home to almost 1,800 soldiers, sailors, air men and women posted as base staff and instructors with over 15,000 service men...

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JUNIOR HOCKEY
GI shoots and scores.

As a community investor, Georgian International has contributed generously to the sponsorship of minor sports, especially the Barrie Minor Hockey Association.  In 1991, GI became involved with the OH...

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PEE-WEE HOCKEY TEAM
flying high.

A high-flying boys hockey team from Barrie got a taste of the big leagues — both the good and the bad. The good: a round trip in a chartered jet — a luxury usually enjoyed by NHL players, not 12-y...

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BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
a new chapter in learning.

When the Barrie Public Library launched its $1 million ‘Branching Out’ private capital investment campaign to build a 15,000 square-foot branch library in addition to its flagship downtown locatio...

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ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
GI's healthy practice.

The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie ushered in a new era of healthcare by completing its Phase 1 Regional Health Centre Expansion, which followed a highly successful ‘I Believe’ capital fu...

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