Diversity Events

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July Events and Information from M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre

1045 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound
519-371-1147

Staff are once again working from the building on a rotating basis, but as a reminder, we are still closed to the public. Staff are available though and running programming, so please reach out and join in on any programming that interests you!
For a calendar and information on the 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 (and, if you are a resident of Grey Bruce and a client of the M’Wikwedong Prenatal Program, find out out to enter a photo contest that can win you a $100 food gift card).

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July Events From Settlement and Language Services
Our Settlement and Language Services team is working remotely available to assist newcomers with their settlement needs.
We know that learning about a new community and all it has to offer can be overwhelming at the best of times, and we’re 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 the community.
We are connecting with newcomers are 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 see a calendar with more events in July, contact us at 519-371-9222 ext. 6 or email settlement@osgb.ymca.ca


At the Libraries

Starting July 6, the library in downtown Owen Sound will be discontinuing pickup service and reopening to the public. Maximum 30-minute visits. Face masks are required, and safe social-distancing guidelines will be observed. To check out activities available for kids, teens and adults, go to: https://olco.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/en_US/search/asset/23821
As of Monday, July 5, all 17 Bruce County Public Library branches are open to the public. Find out what else is happening at these branches here: https://mailchi.mp/feb5dd1f8e38/bruce-county-public-library-enewsletter?e=4ba848b144


Grey Roots Museum & Archives — Summer Happenings
Moreston Heritage Village reopens!

Visits to the village are complimentary; if you wish to leave a contribution, donations will be accepted. For the time being, all indoor areas of the museum (including heritage buildings) remain closed. While the museum is closed, water is unavailable on the site. Currently, all visitors (including members) are required to book a time slot for their visit in advance. If you have questions, visit info@greyroots.com

You can also discover all kinds of local historical information and resources at: https://www.greyroots.com/whats-on/programs

and:

The online exhibit Coughs and Sneezes featuring in-depth research and moving accounts from the 1918 influenza pandemic. This timely and poignant exhibit offers perspective on the pandemic we are working through now, one century later. Find it here: https://greyroots.com/exhibit-event-program/coughs-and-sneezes-spread-diseases-spanish-flu-grey-county-1

Made By Me offering two fun projects every week in July and August. Kits range from tie-dye to octopi, and are geared for kids of all ages (adults too!) Click this link (https://greyroots.com/exhibit-event-program/made-by-me), select your kits, pick up at Grey Roots, then follow along with a video tutorial while creating your own masterpiece! Bounce any questions off Laura at programs@greyroots.com.


July Grey Bruce Pride Events

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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/