Dual Language and Multicultural Resource


It can be difficult for people in a new country to find resources in their native tongue that can help them to learn a new language. YouAreSpecial.com is a Canadian Store that specializes in dual language and multicultural children’s resources. Dual language books, offered in many languages, are a wonderful learning tool that can support using your home language to assist with learning English.

Community Club Fair


Joining a local community group or club is a fantastic way to meet people with similar interests and to become more comfortable and involved in your community. Grey and Bruce Counties are fortunate to have many hobby groups, community service groups and special interest groups for community members to join. The Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library is hosting a Community Club Fair on Saturday April 23, 2016 in the library auditorium from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. The Club Fair gives residents an opportunity to learn about the many interesting community groups available in the area. For more information about this FREE event please contact Melissa Harris Public Services Assistant at 519-376-6623 ext. 206 or email to mharris@owensound.library.on.ca.

The Refugee Experience, One Person’s Story


On Saturday April 9th at 2 pm at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public library Vi Tu Banh will be sharing his story about escaping from Vietnam with his family when he was nine years old. The Banh’s eventually settled in Canada after living in a refugee camp in Indonesia.  Vi Tu’s journey was not an easy one and his story provides insight into the experience of a refugee. This is a free event hosted by Peace and Justice Grey Bruce.

Maple Syrup Festivals in Grey and Bruce

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Maple syrup is symbolic of Canada and trips to the sugar bush are a spring time tradition for many Canadian families.Taking part in a maple syrup festival is a wonderful way to experience this tradition. Visit a sugar bush and see how sap gets collected from maple trees and boiled into sweet syrup. Enjoy a day outside and take part in one of the many family friendly activities such as pancake breakfast, crafts and wagon rides. Here is a list of upcoming festivals taking place in Grey and Bruce Counties.