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.

coming-right-up-featThursday, June 18th, 7:00PM, at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, Electoral Reform: Why Should It Matter To You.
Have you been wondering what Proportional Representation means? On June 18th, representatives from Fair Vote Canada will explain how it works. Liberal Candidate Kimberley Love, NDP Candidate David McLaren NDP and a Green Party Representative will also present their parties' positions. This will be followed up by round table discussion.

Thursday, June 18th, at 7:00PM in the Roxy Theatre Lobby, three awesome people will pitch their ideas to the Awesome Owen Sound Trustees for a chance to win $1,000 and do something awesome for our community, no strings attached.
The three people chosen and the ideas they represent are: Caroline Menzies - Women's Healing Through the Arts, Kelly Babcock - Little Libraries, and Nicole Gienow - Feral Cat Rescue. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is free but space is limited.


by Kelly Babcock

Come, celebrate, and say Goodbye to the Old Courthouse. On Sunday, June 21st, from 11AM to 4PM, some of the studios will be open with art, books, and art supplies for sale. Take a look inside this grand old building, perhaps for the last time! Patti Waterfield and Heather Murray are organizing this event and at present the plan also includes having a few musicians on hand to offer some ambiance and entertainment.

The old Owen Sound court house has had a storied past. The one time Grey County building has housed Police headquarters, and been home to both the local Arts Council and the Georgian Bay Folk Society. It has also been studios for various artists.

But all that is coming to an end. The city has sold the building along with the jail behind and the accompanying grounds, to Southbridge Healthcare. The company's plans are for a new long-term care facility, seniors services and administrative offices.

Many Owen Sound residents had prided themselves on managing to conduct their affairs above the law and thereby keep themselves out of the old Court and former city jail. Now it seems there is a chance they may only have...

krueger-featby Kelly Babcock

Last night, after the sun set on another full weekend in this very entertaining city, the Krueger moon rose over the Legion and the gypsies of this town, who travel from place to place looking for entertainment, got what they had come looking for.
Bryan Leckie's new, innovative and very expressive band poured out their repertoire of Leckie originals and the audience drank deeply.
Parts of the show were tight and polished, other parts were loose and spontaneous and a few moments might have been regrettable, but the band was clearly not prepared to regret anything and the audience appreciated that as well.
The music was lively and humourous. The lyrics were original and never cliché, and in the places where lines were borrowed from other works, they were ...

coming-right-up-featby Kelly Babcock

Thursday, June 11th at 4pm (Before the PanAm Torch Ceremony) At the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, in the Sound Room, you are Invited to view the film the "FRONTRUNNERS: NIIGAANIBATOWAAD" This is a A FREE Event. ***"THIS IS NOT A FILM FOR CHILDREN"***
In 1967 ten First Nation boys, all good runners and students, ran 800 km with the Pan Am Games torch from St. Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg only to be denied the right to carry the torch into the stadium. That "honour" was given to a white runner. In 1999 Winnipeg hosted the Pan Am Games again, realized what had happened, tracked down the original runners, apologized and 32-years later, the runners finished the journey they had begun.
FrontRunners: Niigaanibatowaad is the story of those runners from residential school. It is a story that revisits ...


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