Diversity Events


December at the Libraries

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library Check out activities available for kids, teens and adults here: https://osnguon.patronpoint.com/email/view/6388b3e0c899a131475564

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:  and see what’s happening at the branches here: https://mailchi.mp/9b0fe042bfe2/bruce-county-public-library-enewsletter-15068333?e=4ba848b144


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December 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


December Events and Information from M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
1045 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound
519-371-1147

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/If 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

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Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound
519-376-3690

Moreston by Candlelight
December 3 and 10, 4 to 8 p.m.

Grey Roots is thrilled to welcome the return of this beloved holiday tradition.

Festivities include:
Horse-drawn-wagon rides, live music featuring Moreston by Candlelight favourites (Dan McGee and Big Squeeze), delicious hot apple cider (bring a reusable mug!) and holiday cookies. Village buildings are decorated and open to explore, and all galleries are open in the museum.

Exhibits:
Durham Sesquincentennial
Until December 30
Seven Ages of the Bicycle

Until December 31
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion
Until April 23

—And visit https://greyroots.com/whats-on/exhibits to access more information.


December Grey Bruce Pride Events

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Sheatre
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
https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/
Ontario Ministry of Health
https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Government of Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Grey County
https://www.grey.ca/covid-19

Bruce County
https://brucecounty.on.ca/covid19
M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
https://mwikwedong.com/
United Way Grey Bruce
https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com/community-information-and-resources/
Resources and Supports for Newcomers and Immigrants Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic
https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com/covid-19-resources-supports-for-newcomers-immigrants/
Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force
https://povertytaskforce.com/covid-19-community-resources/