Diversity Events

June at the Libraries

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library Check out activities available for kids, teens and Save this date: June 9, 7 p.m. — in Celebration of National Indigenous Month —
Join Jason W. Johnston, the Interpretive Program Coordinator at Cape Croker Park, for an evening of learning about Anishnaabe history and culture.

Meaford Public Library See what it’s offering for patrons of all ages here: https://calendar.meaford.ca/library/Month

Bruce County Public Library Learn about the summer reading club here: https://mailchi.mp/5127ca7fa882/bruce-county-public-library-enewsletter-15034909?e=4ba848b144 and see what’s happening at the branches here: librarymailchimp@brucecounty.on.ca.

May YMCA Settlement Services Events
Find this month’s workshops here: https://www.ymcaowensound.on.ca/community-initiatives/settlement-language-workshops/
Learning about a new community and all it has to offer can be overwhelming at the best of times, and the team is here to make this transition easier. “If you are working with anyone who is new to Canada and new to the area, please refer them to us, so we can show off all that Grey-Bruce has to offer and help them feel comfortable calling Grey-Bruce home.”
Settlement and Language Services is more than ESL courses and settlement supports. It’s about helping newcomers build positive community connections, make friends and engage in local events/activities, so they share interelationships with others in our community.
Newcomers connect through our monthly virtual Cooking Classes, LINC Classes and working with community organizations, employers and landlords — to introduce and educate newcomers on culture, workplace, housing and much more. To learn more, call 519-371-9222 ext. 6 or email settlement@osgb.ymca.ca

May Events and Information from M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
1045 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound

M’Wikwedong is offering in-person outdoor programming with screening protocols and restrictions that participants need to be followed in order to keep everyone safe.
For a calendar and information on the Apatisiwin Program (works to ensure Indigenous persons gain education, experience and skills for meaningful employment; see https://www.facebook.com/MWikwedong-Apatisiwin-Employment-and-Training-Program-106982540967891/), Indigenous prenatal nutrition program and breastfeeding class, post-partum virtual café, EarlyOn programs and activities (for kids from 0 through 6, parents and caregivers), life-skills and cultural learning, AKWE:GO (for children from 7 through 12), Wasa-Nabin self-development program (for at-risk youth from 12 through 18), Wiisinadaa: Let’s Eat (a community-based Indigenous-specific diabetes-prevention program), the urban Aboriginal healthy living program — and much more —go to https://mwikwedong.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/mncrc


fcaee13f-7fae-e87c-6ec5-d13486e93ffeIf you are are an Indigenous youth in Grey and Bruce and are wanting to get involved in the M’Wikwedong Youth Council, email: youthcouncil@mwikwedong.com

— And M’Wikwedong shares more opportunities for local Indigenous persons:

June Events at Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound

On Now —
Arctic Voices
Developed by Science North, this interactive travelling exhibit brings the Arctic to you, bringing stories of the place, its people and its wildlife, supplemented with key artefacts from the museum’s collections, as well as a playlist of short films courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. The films are produced by Indigenous filmmakers and showcase the history, legends and culture of the Inuit. You can view the films during your visit.
Outdoor Tours of Moreston Heritage Village
Tour the grounds and take in the sights during an outdoor-only experience. The buildings will officially re-open in July. Ask at the front desk for an audio tour before heading out!

June Grey Bruce Pride Events


Registration is required. Do it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedn1euVL8xQzmn4a5U5XrudCZVGchkelR75nvTWxa0sHReRg/viewform

b9365627-4012-b19d-08fd-f830294a07f9You can volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3zXT1vavVxphhHdNW6ueYbOSGgHv7M5SaIwuy0zwQw-WuGg/viewform

07f1a503-19c2-408d-a442-e14cf38bbad7Sheatre performed live for the first time in 18 months of the pandemic when trio of actors performed Far From the Heart (an award-winning play about healthy relationships and sexual assault) to vulnerable youth in Grey Bruce, following Covid protocols and using a hybrid of film and live performance. Health protocols permitting, Sheatre invites you to book a show here: sheatre@sheatre.com

And listen to the podcast of Ye Canna Throw Yer Granny Off a Bus!  a podcast version of a play about elder abuse. Find it here: https://www.sheatre.com/

1db34533-86f2-42c5-9616-b4eedf9c94ccPFLAG Owen Sound
Join the monthly Zoom meetings, every third Tuesday each month. Anyone
seeking information or support on issues around gender identity or sexual orientation is welcome.

For log-in information, call 1-888-530-6777 ext 570 or email owensoundon@pflagcanada.ca

 Information and resources for COVID-19:

Grey Bruce Public Health Information
Ontario Ministry of Health

Government of Canada
Grey County

Bruce County
M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
United Way Grey Bruce
Resources and Supports for Newcomers and Immigrants Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic
Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force