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When they saw some of the negativity about the Syrian refugees on social media, students in the Georgian College Early Childhood Education class of 2016 wanted to change the conversation to something positive.

"We wanted to show support and welcome to these families," said 22 year old Ridgley Dier, "and help bring some positive awareness of these newcomers into the community."

Their first intention was to provide welcoming resources – perhaps children's books in both Arabic and English – for the families who were expected to be arriving at the Meaford land force training base.
A bake sale started it off in December, raising $500, and a candy kebab Valentine fundraiser brought in another $175. Now that it is clear that sponsors will be supporting refugees throughout the region, the

Cathy-Hird-snowy-roadBy Cathy Hird
On many winter days, sky crowds the earth with a covering of heavy grey cloud. On a cold day, when the cloud clears the sky is further out, a dome of brilliant blue. We know that the sun sits far beyond our atmosphere, but it seems to trace an arc across that dome. In daytime, we do not see past the edge of earth's atmosphere.

It is at night that we see beyond. Only when it is dark do we see ...

Georgiansign-fullCommunity Night is an opportunity for local residents to learn about Georgian’s programs and services in a friendly, informative setting.

Whether new to the postsecondary world or looking to continue their education, potential students have ...

vpgb-into-the-openViolence Prevention Grey Bruce invites community members to attend their first Community Round Table on Sexual Violence Prevention in 2016 – The Road Forward on Wednesday February 10th from 5:00-8:00pm in the Grey Bruce Health Unit in Owen Sound.

The group held three Community Round Tables in 2015 to explore how to 'talk about' sexual violence, what it looks like in our community, and what we can do to prevent it. Over 100 people have participated in the Round Tables to date and they are working to keep the momentum going in 2016...

Frisky-posterDowntown Owen Sound can shake off the winter blues this Friday, February 5th with another 1st FRIDAY event.

This third of four evenings brought to you by BoOST, FRISKY 1st FRIDAY is an opportunity to come downtown and experience shopping, dining and entertainment aimed at the more "adult" audience. The evening will be topped off with a Burlesque Show at Heartwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available at Heartwood Home or Tickefly.

The FRISKY theme was chosen specifically to complement Valentine's day and the ...

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