Bowl for Kids Sake – Join the SCYPA Team!

Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ premier fund-raising event where people get together and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs. Research shows that children who have been mentored have higher self-esteem and are more likely to stay in school – empowering them to succeed, give back and realize their true potential.

Help support the mentoring programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie & District by joining one of two SCYPA teams for the Chay Today Business Bowl on March 17th, 2014 at 4pm (Bowlerama Barrie).  We are very proud to have been among the top fundraisers the past FOUR years and hope that you will help us both bowl and raise money again this year.

Bowling will be FREE, but participants will be asked to raise a minimum of $30 in pledges.  If you are interested in joining the SCYPA team, please sign up here. If you’d like to make a donation to the SCYPA team or a member of our team, you can do so here!

February Social at Horseshoe Valley

We have a fantastic event set up for February – we’re skiing/tubing at Horseshoe Valley!  Drop by Horseshoe Valley as early as 4pm to enjoy some skiing or tubing (we’ve even negotiated some discounted rates – see below!), then warm up with some food and drinks at the Crazy Horse starting at 6pm. For those that want to ski or tube, simply tell them you’re with SCYPA when you get your tickets to receive the discount. For those that aren’t interested in spending any more time in the cold than necessary, drop by the Crazy Horse after 6pm and join us for food, drinks and networking.


Here are our group rates:

Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding
Full Day Lift Ticket $40 plus HST
Full Day Equipment Rentals $35 plus HST
$100 for a 1 hour private lesson – up to 8 people per group.

Nordic Skiing
Full Day Trail Pass $17 plus HST
Full Day Rentals $21 plus HST

Full Day Trail Pass $9 plus HST
Full Day Rentals $15 plus HST

Single Ride Pass $3.60 plus HST
2 Hour Pass $18 plus HST


We’re looking forward to having a great turn out at this event – we hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Get Your Tickets for the SCYPA Members-Only Wine Tasting Event

wineCome join the Simcoe County Young Professionals Association and experience a little taste of Italy.

For the first time ever, SCYPA is hosting a Wine and Cheese Tasting event at Gio’s Italian Restaurante (36 Anne St. N., Barrie), on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.

Featuring exclusively Italian wines, Chris Price, Gio’s wine dealer, will be guiding us while we explore four different Italian wines (3 reds and 1 white), each indicatively paired with a cheese or small appetizer prepared specifically for our event (please note that while this event does include some food items paired with the wine, it does not include dinner service).

With only 25 tickets available, purchase your ticket now and save $10.00 with your 2014 SCYPA membership (please visit for more information on SCYPA membership). This is a members-only event, however spouses/partners of members are more than welcome to attend as well!

Ci Vediamo Li ~ See you there.


UPDATE: This event has now been canceled due to insufficient ticket sales.