SCHA General Meetings 

October Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 27 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Barrie City Hall- Huronia Room

Speaker: Susan Antler

Topic: Restoration of the Utopia Grist Mill and Conservation Park


Future Meetings will be announced as soon as the executive arranges the speakers and dates.


November Meeting

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15th

 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Simcoe County Museum


Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Dean Henley of the Grey &Simcoe Foresters Regiment


Telling the Story of a Grey &Simcoe Forester of Today



Other Meetings
Simcoe County Museum presents The Grey & Simcoe Forresters

as they celebrate their
150th Anniversary of the Regiment


  • Tues. Oct. 18 – The Northwest Rebellion and the York-Simcoe Foresters – with former MWO, Darcy Murray presenting 
  • Tues. Nov. 15 – Telling the Story of a G&S Forester of Today as told by MWO Dean Henley 
  • Tues. Nov. 29 – A Canadian & Simcoe County Perspective on The WWI Battles of 1916: St. Eloi, Mt. Sorrel and The Somme with G&S Forester, Regimental Museum Associate presented by Steve Glover, Barrie Legion Historian



Share Your WWI Story

The Canada’s History website – Canada’s Great War Album is asking for you to Submit Your Story by sending them scanned WWI photos, letters, or mementos from your family’s collection and they will include them on this website. From the front lines to the homefront — help ensure these great Canadians are never forgotten.

Have a look at stories that have already been submitted. Read about fascinating stories such as Hidden Messages and Code Words used in letters home and how members of a family served overseas and others had to stay behind to support war efforts on the homefront.


Prepare for Remembrance Day

Shop at the Legion Poppy Store
or contact your local legion to see if they have these items in stock.



SCHA Mailing Address

Send items to:
The Correspondence Secretary
Simcoe County Historical Association
P.O. Box 144
Barrie, ON L4M 4S9

Simcoe County Genealogy Help

Simcoe County Archives
1149 Highway 26
R.R. #2
Minesing, ON L0L 1Y2
Phone: (705) 726-9331
Toll Free: 1-866-893-9300
Fax: (705) 725-5341
Email: archives@simcoe.ca
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Simcoe County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society

Association Member Meetings

Monthly meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday in:
May - AGM

Membership Information

Annual Membership fee:
- Single or Institutional: $15.00
- Couple or Family: $20.00
- Membership Form can be found by clicking on the Membership tab in the top menu bar

Please join the S.C.H.A. by
contacting Earl Elliott, Membership Chair by phone: 705-734-9808
or by e-mail: earl.elliott@rogers.com