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Canada 150 Events Happening in Grey Bruce


A total of $50,000 was distributed to ten projects which encourage community participation, inspire a deeper understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped our country, and build vibrant and healthy communities.

Local events/activities that the Foundation supported with funding include:

1.  Niimaywikwedong Reconciliation Garden Project - Established in 2010 to build a permanent healing & reconciliation garden to recognize & celebrate the Indigenous history at Kelso Park, Owen Sound. As part of Canada's 150 celebrations, an art & historical installation has been developed.

2.  Walking Tour, Towards Truth & Reconciliation in Brooke - Five locations in Brooke (northwest part of City of Owen Sound), each marked by a plaque or QR codes providing audio clips of local Indigenous stories (available in English, French and Ojibway) & accessed through a cell phone. Locations include: First United Church property, Ojibway Nawash burial grounds on 6th Ave. West, Mary Miller Park burial grounds, Stone Circle adjacent to the marina spit and the new Reconciliation Garden, Kelso Beach.

3.  Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation - Earth Film Festival (Youth Day), April 20, 2017, Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound. First Nations cultural demonstrations and Canadian nature films "Canada 150 ... Inspire Your True Natural Spirit".

4.  Home in a Distant LandGrey Bruce Chinese Heritage & Culture Association honours an essential part of Canada's rich cultural diversity.

5.  Owen Sound Poets Laureate Legacy Project - Metissage - September 14, 2017, Heartwood Hall, 939 2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound. Multi-media public presentation of songs, poetry, Indigenous drumming, spoken word and live projections, celebrating an untold history of Owen Sound.

6.  The Dramatic History of Nawash - 8 performances in July and August throughout Grey Bruce, this project brings together First Nations peoples and non-aboriginal people to collaborate on an initiative to educate & inform about the history of the Chippewa's of Nawash from the First Nations perspective.

7.  Canada 150 - Come Celebrate in Brockton - Two day festival, June 30 & July 1. See link for full details.

8.  Grey County Historical Society - Canada 150 Dinner & County Cultural Variety Show, May 17, 2017, Meaford Hall, 12 Nelson St. East, Meaford.

9.  Blue Mountains Year of Canada Celebration - Blue Mountains Public Library, 173 Bruce St. South, Thornbury. Monthly themes connect past to present. See link for full details.

10.  Point Clark Canada Day Festival - Dinner Theatre at base of the lighthouse on June 30 which showcases Canada's 150 years & contributions of Huron-Kinloss in shaping Canada. Activities on July 1 for the entire family with fireworks in the evening & live music featuring local artists.

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