poet-regBy Jane Mingay

Based on the success of her last poetry salon, Owen Sound Poet Laureate Terry Burns is once again hosting From Page to Stage, a performance workshop. This free event is open to poets, actors and the public and will take place in the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library auditorium at 7pm on Thurs, Jan. 15, 2015.

From Page to Stage takes advantage of the Owen Sound Little Theatre's sponsorship of the Poet Laureate program as well as Burns' background in theatre. It gives participants an opportunity to read on stage and get feedback on their delivery from a panel of experts.

fiddle-regA big year for the Grey-Bruce region's contra dance community kicked off Saturday night in Owen Sound.

Fiddlefern Country Dancers are launching weekly Tuesday music sessions, monthly dance calling and musician workshops, a school traditional music program in Meaford, and a six-day, spring contra dance celebration April 28 through May 3. It's all in conjunction with the Country Dance and Song Society's 100th anniversary year in 2015.

slap-regHockey night in Canada is coming to Owen Sound, Sunday evening January 4, 2015, as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour hosts a National Hockey League broadcast from our city! What better time to check out some hockey books, meet authors who write about hockey, watch a hockey movie, and enjoy a special hockey pre-school story time? You can do it all at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library.

On Monday, January 5 at 6:00 pm, join journalist and author Jonathon Jackson for a closer look at his book, The Making of Slap Shot: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made and a screening of the movie that started it all: Slap Shot. The evening will begin with an introduction from Jackson and a viewing of the movie, followed by a discussion.

roxy-regOttawa, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $20,000 to support the Roxy Theatre 2015-2016 Professional Presenting Series.
The Professional Presenting Series is a regular performing arts series offered by the Owen Sound Little Theatre. The series includes multidisciplinary performances from a variety of established and emerging Canadian artists. Funding for the series is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. This funding program provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as support for the organization.

film-regOwen Sound, ON – Attention young filmmakers! The libraries of Bruce and Grey counties want your films for the 2015 Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival to be held at the Owen Sound Galaxy Cinemas on April 20, 2015.

Enter for a chance to see your film on the big screen at the Owen Sound Galaxy Cinema, and a chance to win $150, a GoPro Camera or tickets to the United Way's Starlight Film Festival. Some films from the Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival are also selected to be screened at the Meaford International Film Festival.


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