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"Keeping Dustin's Dreams Alive"

Raising the Barr supports young adults and children battling life threatening illnesses in Northwestern Ontario as well as organization's that directly supported Dustin in his battle against cancer. Over the last 3 years we have raised over 180k for our community through our annual golf tournament and "Golf Balls from Heaven" Helicopter Ball Drop.


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We are pleased to announce the second annual Raising The Barr golf tournament to raise money for charities that support children with life threatening illnesses and their families. This event will take place on Friday August 18th, 2023.


This event is in honour of Dustin Barr, who struggled for many years battling cancer. Throughout the years, several organizations helped his family through these difficult times. Now Dustin's family has the opportunity to pay that care and kindness forward.

This year, the net funds raised by this tournament will be donated to The Special Olympics, Children's Wish Foundation and to Ronald McDonald House and other local charities. These funds will remain in our local region to continue the support of sick children and their families. 

Due to the Covid-19 Virus, this years golf event will look different than what we are all use to. But rest assured that the day will be fun for all. It is our hope that your enjoyment of the event will be further enhanced by the knowledge that you will be helping two amazing foundations in their efforts to support children who are struggling with difficult circumstances.

Your participation and support of this Golf event is greatly appreciated. Families from our region will benefit from your big hearts and your commitment to this worthy purpose. We thank all of last years supporters through your kind generosity as we raised $45,000 that directly went back into the community and organizations that supported Dustin through his heroic fight against cancer. 

Thank you in advance for your support



Raising the Barr supports young adults fighting life threatening illnesses. We are here to motivate, encourage and provide a source of inspiration. Raising the Barr will never stop fighting for you and your family.  Our goal is to keep Dustin's dreams alive and directly give back to the community and organizations that supported him through his heroic fight against cancer. We are named Raising the Barr because thats exactly what Dustin did. This is the Barr family's motto. It means to step outside of your comfort zone to reach your goals. Even when things don't go as planned. 

"Raising the Barr" is what we intend on doing this year for our third annual golf tournament. 


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