Welcome author and local food guru to Ecofest Barrie, Stacey Fokas!

Stacey Fokas delivers a simple and easy approach to her “eat local” lifestyle. Most North Americans are looking for easy solutions to live a simple, practical and healthier life around the food they eat every day.

Mother, local food guru and entrepreneur, Stacey has taken her “eat local lifestyle” above and beyond its traditional meaning.

Join Stacey Fokas as she takes “eat local” to a new level , and start living and creating your own purposeful food journeys today, towards a healthier you and a stronger North American economy through locally sourced healthy, whole foods!

Think fresh ­ Live local ­ Eat Healthy

June 9& 10: The Greater Barrie Vegetarian and Organic Conference

Heritage Park, Barrie

www.ecofestbarrie.ca www.freshalicious.ca


February 29, 2012 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Ecofest Barrie Musician Profile # 1

WELCOME to Patrick Lehman!


Patrick is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Montreal. As a teenager, he would often riffle through his parent’s vast vinyl collection. It was then he developed a great love for classic soul, Gospel, Rn’B, rockn’roll and blues. Some of Patrick’s many influences include Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Fleetwood Mac, Lauryn Hill, Fugees, Sly and the Family Stone, the Rolling Stones and Bill Withers.

Growing up in Montreal, by the time he turned sixteen; he was performing in local hip-hop shows, and was even featured as guest vocalist on some recordings with Canadian rap artist Karma Atchykah. Patrick was trained in classical voice at Vanier College’s music department. While studying there, he gained invaluable experiences, including a singing spot in a rock band and performances at various hip hop and RnB shows.

It was in college that Patrick decided to form a band to perform the songs that he’d been writing since his teenage years. Once in University, Patrick was asked to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival’s 2006 Big Event — a Paul Simon Tribute Concert, featuring Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Colin James, Elvis Costello, Holly Cole, and others. The show, attended by 150,000 people, was subsequently broadcast on Bravo, ArTV and CBC television.

Having performed all over Montreal and Toronto, Patrick launched his first full length album to a packed house on May 27th 2007 at Petit Cafe Campus in Montreal. The album received notable airplay across Canada, USA and France and prompted Patrick to tour during the summer, including performances in the International FestiBlues, Mont Tremblant Rhythm Festival, The Montreal FunkFest and the CTV Television ‘Telethon of the Stars’.

After signing with Justin Time Records in 2010, Patrick’s latest CD ‘The Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.1’, was release in stores across Canada and online on March 8th 2011. Lehman wrote, arranged and produced each and every track. The first single “Prove Myself to You” has had major airplay on CBC2 and national college radio. Within just two weeks of its release, it had hit the top ten urban/soul chart in Chart Attack magazine.

Most recently Patrick won first place at the International FestiBlues ‘Rising Star’ award, recorded the theme to Montreal’s 92.5FM’s THE BEAT radio and just finished producing music for fashion designer Elizabeth Kosich for her NYC fashion week 2012 runway show.

After two successful CD Launches in Montreal and Toronto, as part of Canadian Music Week 2011, Patrick is touring in support of his latest release and is currently recording ‘The Electric Soul Kitchen Vol.2’ which will be released in early 2012.

February 23, 2012 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Welcome to Ecofest Barrie 2012 from the City of Barrie’s Mayor Lehman

February 16, 2012 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

TED Talks – The Beauty of Pollination

Enjoy Louie Schwartzberg’s video, The Beauty of Pollination

February 4, 2012 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Ecofest Barrie 2012 Website Launch!

Ecofest Barrie 2012 Website Launch!

The Ecofest Barrie website has been updated with a fresh look! Check it out and stay tuned for more program details in the coming weeks.

  • Interested in getting involved? Visit our vendor or sponsor pages for info.
  • Looking to contribute? We’re happy to talk – drop us an email anytime.

See you on June 9th and 10th!


January 25, 2012 at 9:01 am 1 comment

Launch 2012 supporting programs of Back2Basics in Barrie

Back2Basics Social Innovations group are offering programs supporting youth in the Barrie Area. Teaching, learning, developing new skill sets in a changing world. Ecofest Barrie programs are offered to enhance the environmental outreach and initiatives as offered by Back2Basics. We’re excited to keep the positivity going in the Greater Barrie Area. Join in.

January 23, 2012 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

Addicted to Plastic Trailer

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