SHIFTer [ˈSHif-tər] noun

  1. an engaged, dynamic and ambitious 19 to 40 year old living, working or doing business in Thunder Bay.
  2. a young person who believes in their own potential and wants to connect with others to get things done.

SHIFTer of the Month

Tracy Barry

Tracy Barry

Tracy is a local Thunder Bay artist and businesswoman. Hailing from the beautiful Rossport, ON, Tracy found her passion for art at the age of ten, when she began sketching pictures of the natural scenery that surrounded her. As she invested more time into her craft, she added painting to her array of skills. She has noted that her work is an exploration of different mediums, tools and techniques; "I like to say that my paintings reflect the natural beauty that surrounds us. I project an opportunistic view and display the hidden beauty that is just waiting to be found".

While in college, Tracy launched her own business, “The Nest Studio”. In 2015, Tracy received a grant through the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Center that helped move her business forward. Tracy developed “The Traveling Canvas Fundraiser Event” (TTCFE), an annual fundraising activity helping not-for-profit organizations. In 2016, this project earned The George Jeffery Children’s Foundation over $700. She has also taken part in the Thunder Bay Eco Superior Rain Barrel Auctions, an activity she feels strongly about in supporting Eco Superior’s effort to educate the public on the importance of preserving Ontario’s water supply and environment.

Tracy is a role-model for future creative entrepreneurs. She is an advocate for empowering artists to see value in the work they do. She is now expanding throughout the Thunder Bay art industry and is Co-Owner of “The Creative”, an art gallery that opened this past June. Make sure you stop by and take a look at some of the amazing artwork from local artists. 

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SHIFTer Information

Shift is an incredibly diverse group of young people representing many professions and backgrounds. From business owners, entrepreneurs and trades people; to students, health specialists, and government employees, the uniqueness and connectedness of our members sets us apart. Join SHIFT today.

Benefits of becoming a SHIFTer:

  • Attend awesome events (As a SHIFTer you receive 20% off all ticket prices and receive exclusive event details in advance)
  • Be featured in our SHIFTer Directory online
  • Attend SHIFTer ONLY events
  • Meet new people, make connections and build partnerships in the community
  • Help drive Thunder Bay forward
  • Opportunity to become the SHIFTer of the Month
  • Special invitation to Thank you Event

*NEW* Corporate Membership

Register up to 5 members of your young talent through our new Corporate Membership for cost savings and the opportunity to connect your organization with our coveted list of members. Each member must be registered with an employee name and those individuals will be able to access the full range of individual membership benefits. Want to register more than 5? Access the corporate discount of $50 per additional member when registering today. E-mail info(at) to arrange for more than 5 employees under your corporate account.

EXCLUSIVE Corporate Membership Benefit: Opportunity to send out one e-mail to SHIFT members at a cost of $100.


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