poet-regThere are changes afoot in the local poetry community. Terry Burns is coming to the end of her two-year tenure as Owen Sound Poet Laureate and the search is on for someone else to fill the position. Any poet in Owen Sound or Grey Bruce with a substantial body of work (published or not) is welcome to apply.
The Poet Laureate is chosen by a three-member selection committee and they will be looking for a candidate with just the right combination of skills. "We want someone who's a good writer of course, but we're also looking for an ambassador, someone comfortable reaching out to our diverse poetic community and beyond." said Liz Zetlin, chair of the selection committee. She was Owen Sound's first Poet Laureate. "As well, we're looking for someone who  ...

coming-right-up-featWednesday July 1st, from 1:30PM 'til the fireworks at 10, at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound. See you there ...

Friday, July 3rd, 4:00PM 'til 6:00, at The Bleeding Carrot, it's Friday Afternoon Coffee House & Open Mic with your host Kelly Babcock. Bring your ears and listen or bring your voice, your guitar, your keyboard, even your back up band on iPhone or mp3 player (yes we have a jack for that) and show what you can do.

Friday, July 3rd, 8:30PM 'til 10:30, at The Avalon, 229 Ninth Street East, Owen Sound by popular demand, straight in from County Bruce, Bobby Dean Blackburn the Huron Shore's best known blues man hits the Avalon for an early show starting at - A Pay What You Can event.

Saturday, July 4th from 8:00AM 'til 3:00PM, it's Owen Sounds Hottest Street Sale Under The Sun. More than two blocks of main street opened up for pedestrians and filled with things to see and do and eat and buy and listen to. Two stages full of entertainment ...

Jake-regJake Doherty's second novel, Bearwalker Alibi,  is now on the proverbial shelves. The Hub is pleased to serialize Jake's short story "Death in Safe Harbor", set just up the Bruce Peninsula.  The first installment is available starting today in our Arts - Fiction section.


Jake Doherty's latest novel, "Bearwalker Alibi", carves out the reconciliation road between Manitoulin Island's white and aboriginal communities.
The retired newspaper publisher and editor has rare skills right for this time. He's almost 80 and presciently draws on deep research and his professional career that looked behind the headlines, often before they were written.
"To be clear, I didn't begin writing this book with the reconciliation in mind," he said, " but I had been intrigued by news reports that a young Ojibwa had relied on an old tribal myth as defense in a murder trial on Manitoulin. He said he believed the victim had placed a curse on him.
"Could a white judge accept that? That question became ...

coming-right-up-featby Kelly Babcock

Coming Right Up – June 24th

CANCELLED! Saturday, June 27th at 7PM in the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound, Mudtown Records Presets NO HATE. A show of visiting and local musicians ...


Friday, June 26th at 7PM, at the Grey Bruce Health Unit, 101 17th Street East, Owen Sound, a screening of "Highway of Tears," a movie about the missing or murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. Learn about the effects of generational poverty, residential schools, systemic violence, and high unemployment rates on First Nation reserves and how they tie in with the missing and murdered women in the Highway of Tears cases. Aboriginal women are considered abject victims of violence. Now find out what First Nation leaders are doing to try and swing the pendulum in the other direction."
Presented by community organizations including Canadian Mental Health Association, Great Lakes Metis Council, the Men's Program, Metis Nation of Ontario, M'Wikwedong, Tears for Justice, Violence Prevention Grey Bruce, Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey, and The Women's Centre Grey and Bruce Inc.

Friday, June 26th at 9PM, come to the soft opening of The Avalon Jazz Lounge & Patio at 229, 9th St. East to hear ET Rhino play the first gig ever at the hottest new venue in town. No Cover. Don't miss this chance to say you were there when ....

Poster-highway-of-tears-featSource: Press Release
Approximately 1,200 Canadian Aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Half of the cases remain unsolved. Highway 16 in Northern British Columbia, known as the Highway of Tears, has become a symbol for the missing and murdered. Although every community along the highway has been affected, many Canadians are still unaware of the epidemic levels of violence against Aboriginal women. On Friday June 26th, a coalition of community organizations will host a screening of the documentary "Highway of Tears" at the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 101 -17th Street East Owen Sound, starting at 7pm.


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