It is the official start to the beach season in Barrie. As of today, lifeguards will be on duty at both Centennial and Johnson’s Beaches, from 11:30 to 5:30 every day, weather permitting. Which means the return of a popular life vest loaner program run in part by the Canadian Red Cross.
That’s Shannon Scully-Pratt with the Red Cross, who said the program is a popular one.
The program is available to Barrie residents and non-residents alike.