Diversity Events

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

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.

November 18
1 p.m.
Inspiring Arts Engagement
Suite 100
1717 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound ON

Joan Chandler of Sheatre joins Youth Elevating Youth’s Lauren Best to explore workshop planning. Arts facilitators of all experience levels welcome.

To register, email yeycollective@gmail.com

November 24
1 p.m.
Anti-Opression in Community Arts
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound ON

Led by Michael O’Connell and Winston Boudreau, this workshop offers facilitated dialogue and arts-based exploration of both anti-oppression and oppression within our communities.
To register, email yeycollective@gmail.com

November 27
2:30 p.m. OR 4 p.m.
Skiing in Finland: Searching for my Heritage
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey County Road 18
Owen Sound ON N4K 5N6

In the spring of 2016, Tom Hakala’s youngest son, Kalle, invited Tom to accompany him on a ski adventure to northern Finland. Skiing is a national pastime in Finland, so there are cross-country trails and networks throughout the countryside. Tom’s presentation is illustrated by photos that he took along the way.

December 15 & 16
4 to 8 p.m.
Old-Fashioned Christmas at Moreston Heritage Village
Grey Roots Museum & Archives

102599 Grey County Road 18
Owen Sound ON N4K 5N6

The museum and historic buildings will be open and dressed in seasonal decor. This event is a truly unique holiday experience for all ages and has become a well-loved annual tradition. This year’s event will feature:
Free horse drawn sleigh rides around the village by Dual Acres
All village buildings open and staffed with costumed volunteers
Live Christmas music and sing-along carols
Cookies and hot apple cider
Games and crafts
and more!
Purchase your tickets in advance. This event is free with Grey membership. For non-members, ticket prices are the same as regular admission and can be purchased at
Rather purchase your tickets in person? Stop by the front desk between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Members can RSVP in person, over the phone at 519-376-3690, or by emailing media@greyroots.com. And remember to bring your valid membership card to the event.

*Guests are reminded to dress for the weather!*