Bradford Avenue facility offers Black neighborhood with a spot to work together, collect info, conduct job or housing searches, and apply to varsities
Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman and Mayor-elect Alex Nuttall had an opportunity this week to tour the Blacks For All Races (BFAR) Exercise Centre, a brand new facility on Bradford Avenue.
The centre, positioned within the Barrie by the Bay constructing at 80 Bradford St. (Suites 127 and WW12), was based by Daniel Abiodun and Olaseni Soetan.
“Mayor Lehman may be very supportive of our neighborhood initiative and has offered us with extra useful assets in promotion of BFAR and its mandate,” Abiodun instructed BarrieToday.
Abiodun, who’s one among 5 BFAR government members tasked with discovering methods to advertise the Black tradition as inclusive and whereas enriching different races with their cultural heritage, beforehand mentioned the centre is supposed to be a spot that may assist empower the Black neighborhood whereas additionally bringing collectively individuals of all races and backgrounds.
The centre additionally options 15 laptop workstations and free wifi, which might be accessible without charge to members of the Black neighborhood to work together, socialize, collect info, conduct job searches, housing searches or apply to varsities. In addition they have after-school packages designed to teach and assist school-aged kids of Black descent together with their buddies from different cultures.
The centre additionally caters to the wants of Black immigrants, worldwide college students and different newcomers to the Simcoe County space or who could also be new to Canada and are of Black descent.
The centre might be open Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The exercise centre celebrated its official grand opening Saturday, Sept. 24.