frontrunners-featThe United Church at Cape Croker (Neyaashiinigmiing) is pleased that several of the Front Runners who delivered the PanAm torch to the games in Winnipeg in 1967 will be at the church this Sunday to speak and to watch with the community, the National Film Board drama of their journey, "Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners."

rankin-book-regOwen Sound - Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm the Library is hosting local author Jake Doherty. Tickets are available at the Library for free. Do not miss out on this opportunity to hear the last author in our fall series.

Though born in New Brunswick, he now lives in Meaford near Owen Sound and spends considerable time sitting on his deck, drinking white wine -- or a good single malt -- and watching the sun go down on Georgian Bay. Most mornings though are spent in his basement office writing and taking his direction from P.D. James's "...perennial fascination with the mystery of mortality...rights vindicated, order restored."

war-music-regBy Anne Finlay-Stewart

When I was very young, I went to the cenotaph with my father on Remembrance Day. He was a veteran of the Second World War and all the other veterans were the age of my father and my grandfather. Each year I got older and they got older and it became harder to think of them as the young men they had been, the teen-aged sons of those Silver Cross mothers who were waiting for them to come home. But back at our house, my father would put on the records and sing, and we could both imagine ourselves back in the 1940s.

stone-regOWEN SOUND, ON – A conversation about the heroism of doctors on the forefront of the Ebola crisis in West Africa has turned into a grassroots fundraiser this weekend in Owen Sound. The Stone Soup Concert for West Africa will take place on Friday evening, November 7 in the atrium of the Public Health Building on 17th Street East in Owen Sound. All proceeds go to Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders.

gallery-board-regOn behalf of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Board Chair, Linda Myles-Gallinger, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Directors: Robert McKinnon and Michael Warren. Both bring valuable skill sets and a wealth of experience at this very exciting time in the Gallery's history.

Mr McKinnon and Mr Warren were elected to the Board on October 28th, 2014. This is Mr Warren's second tenure on the Gallery Board. He states: As a former chair of the Board I've been passionate about the future of the TOM for years. Joining the Board again means I can help guide the investigation of incorporation as a key step towards the overdue expansion of the Gallery.


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