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One great event leads to another. The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre offered a concert last week – Folk for Heritage featuring Patrick Mullin – and raised enough money to pay for this summer's tribute to 1920.

mullinmusicThe Legion provided the space, Patrick and his special guests the Marlin Family Singers provided the stories and songs - both originals and familiar covers that had the audience singing along.  Piper Jeremy Rostirolla put the cherry on top with his accompaniment to Mull of Kintyre and the finale, Amazing Grace.

And the audience? The audience provided $3300 for the displays, presentations and video to bring alive the story of Owen Sound in 1920 – the year it became a City.

Author Richard Thomas gave us a taste of that story – how it was one of several ideas of the local politicians to bolster Owen Sound's profile and the morale of its residents after the grain elevator burned and the CPR relocated its fleet.

Stay tuned for the rest of that story and a celebration of 1920 in all its roaring glory.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the kick-off for a great year at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre . If you want to learn more about the Centre or get involved as a volunteer, there's information on their website.

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