Barry Bailey was born, educated and raised in Edmonton. He and his wife, De-Anna raised their family in St. Albert and have resided in the community for 21 years. They have two, adult daughters Marissa and Lisa.

Barry graduated from the NAIT Radio & Television arts program, and worked in radio as a news announcer and in television as a camera man. He has a 20 year career with Shaw Communications as a producer/director and ending up in senior management as the Program Manager for the Community Channel, and was also the Executive Producer for the award television/music series “Project Discovery”.

In addition, Barry is an instructor at NAIT for the Special Event Management Certificate Program, is a published photographer, and freelance writer & journalist. In 2002, Barry founded “Bailey Event Management”, a multiservice business with clients such as the Edmonton Community Foundation, City of Edmonton, University of Alberta, Production World, and Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.

At the same time, Barry founded “Bailey Books”, a small used book store and book bindery company. Barry has produced a wide variety of shows and events for over 25 years including music festivals, Gala award shows, television series, commercials, corporate video; including Seven Music Fest, Canadian Country Music Week, the Esquao Awards, professional boxing and many more.

He and his wife give back to their local community in a variety of ways including:

  • Serving as the 2015 volunteer Chair for the St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

  • Current Chair for the Board of Directors for the Arts & Heritage Foundation of St. Albert

  • Member of the for the City of St. Albert 150th Anniversary Celebration organizing committee

  • Former Vice President on the inaugural organizing committee for the St. Albert National Aboriginal Day Celebration Society.

  • Rock N’ August Committee Member

  • Chair – NAIT Radio & Television Arts Industry Advisory Board

  • Executive Member of the St. Albert Men’s Master Soccer League

Former Chamber of Commerce Chair - Freelance Writer - Small Business Owner