Susan McNerney

Owner and Operator

Susan is the founder and visionary of Smart Moves Play Place. She couples a keen interest in technology and creativity, developed throughout her career in manufacturing and international business consulting, with a lifelong passion for children. Susan is known for her remarkable ability to engage the imaginations of young people. She has facilitated countless kids parties and activities in her time, elaborate in their child's-eye detail.

Also a fitness instructor, she believes that education and health are vital to sustainable communities. Smart Moves Play Place, with its focus on STEM-based learning-through-play, synthesizes her desire to cultivate active minds and bodies, promoting innovation, well-being, and joy. 

Email s@smpp.ca for information about our business, our mission, or partnerships. 


James Duncan

Operations Manager  

Former owner of Barrie's premier independent bookstore, Page and Turners, and father of two bright, young kids, James offers his extensive knowledge of children's entertainment to our team. He captivates young minds with his expertise of children's literature and his comprehensive knowledge of game, toy, and recreation trends. James lends his imagination and unparalleled creativity to the day-to-day business of play at Smart Moves, ensuring a uniquely fun and educational experience for visitors.

Email j@smpp.ca for birthday party information and facility inquiries. 


Shannon Duncan

Communications Manager 

Shannon has worked as an educator and program designer in public schools, universities, and historic sites across the country. She has acted as a sustainable agriculture educator in collaboration with The Food School at Centre Wellington District High School. There she helped establish a working farm as part of a High Skills Specialist Major in Green Industries. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and Bachelors of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Shannon manages the content of our website. 

Email media@smpp.ca for inquiries about our website.  

 


 

 

 


Ann Marie (Birkett) Martin

Manager 

Ann Marie is a mother of three and has over twenty years experience in business management and childcare. She comes to Smart Moves with numerous certifications in child care and education including a DCP Certificate in Family Daycare, Literacy and Imaginative Development, Special Needs Education, and Pediatric Medic First Aid. She is responsible for the daily operations of Smart Moves Play Place.  

Email ann@smpp.ca for inquiries about programs, parties & group bookings. 


 

 


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Reviews
  • " This place is so clean. Love it!... "

    5 Stars
    Amanda

  • " I would like to say what a wonderful job the staff did for the hockey party that we had their on March 23 in the Math room. It was an extremely busy day and they were short staffed, which had no refle... "

    5 Stars
    Shelley Rakovalis

  • " Excellent venue for a children's party. Great staff, super friendly! Thanks Bethany, you're the best!!... "

    5 Stars
    Melanie

  • " Awesome, my son had a blast, very safe, clean and lots to do. Wouldn't be able to pick one thing we were unhappy with... "

    5 Stars
    Jessica Davidson