Diversity Events


Polky Village Band
European Folk Dance Party
October 14
1 to 4 p.m.
Harmony Centre
890 4th Avenue East
Owen Sound

Enjoy international music, dance and food, presented by Grey Bruce International Folk Dancers. Admission is free (donations are welcome). All ages are welcome, but children must be accompaned by adults.


Making Grey Bruce Home
Working With Newcomers to Support the Integration of
Refugees and Vulnerable Newcomers into Rural Communities:

A Training Workshop for Service Providers

Come to a free hands-on, interactive training that enhances the capacity of front-line workers and administrative staff to identify and overcome barriers to service provision and the connection of vulnerable newcomers to resources. Participants will build skills and knowledge around cultural competence and cultural humility.

October 11
9 a.m. to Noon

Port Elgin Branch Library, Rotary Room
708 Goderich Street
Port Elgin
Click on link to register: https://mgbh-portelgin.eventbrite.ca

October 18
9 a.m. to Noon

Erskine Community Health Centre
90 Artemesia Street South
Click on link to register: https://mgbh-dundalk.eventbrite.ca

October 25
9 a.m. to Noon

Grey County Building, Valley Room
595 9th Avenue
Owen Sound
Click on link to register: https://mgbh-owensound.eventbrite.ca

November 8
9 a.m. to Noon

Walkerton Clean Water Centre
20 Ontario Road
Click on link to register: https://mgbh-walkerton.eventbrite.ca

Poster (Service Provider Training)

Habits of the Heart Fall 2018
Agents of Hope: Visions of an Empowering Future
“We have only begun to know the power that is in us if we would join our solitudes in the communion of struggle.” — Denise Levertov
St. George’s Parish Hall
1049 4th Avenue East
Owen Sound

October 9
Pride or Prejudice? Cody Hawes, Anne-Marie Hay, Ryan Brown & Dave Hurst…
share a vision for a healthy relationship between the LGBTQ and wider communities. The recent    success of the Owen Sound Pride events begs the question of how we can continue to build a whole community where all are welcome, all are valued, just as they are.

October 23
Friends of Mudtown: Prejudice or Pride? Jan Tindall, Tish Caudle & Jamie Pettit…
see beyond stigma to a community we are proud to call our own. Through this new venture, Friends of Mudtown extend an invitation to experience community as a way of being together.

November 13
Blue Collar Ballads: Rob Rolfe and Larry Jensen
Owen Sound’s former Poets Laureate cast their vision in poetry and song. Rob and Larry’s unique artistic partnership calls us to pay attention, to be aware of the world and of those around us, and to appreciate particularly the perspective of working people.

November 27
Empowering Community: Esther Gieringer
“My experience is my expertise.” Esther seeks to promote human well-being on many fronts. Her approach especially calls our attention to the wisdom of thinkers (John McKnight is one) who maintain that many of our human challenges can be addressed by people coming together to use the knowledge and insight they already have. That is, many of our issues are community issues that will be resolved by strengthening our relationships and building our capacity for community.