Financial Support for Child Care


Child Care Subsidy is a program that provides families with the financial help they need to cover the cost of child care. This support enables families to access a range of licensed child care programs and supports. To apply for fee subsidy, you must be the parent or legal guardian and have filed a Federal Tax Return. Your family’s eligibility for financial assistance is based on your net income and the reason you are applying for any financial assistance. Information about child care subsidy in Bruce County can be found at Child Care Fee Subsidy. For more information about applying for child care subsidy in Grey County link into Child Care Fee Subsidy.



Pumpkin Carving Tips

Halloween takes place on October 31st each year. Carving a pumpkin is one of the most popular activities during the Halloween season. After a pumpkin is carved and you put a candle inside it is called a jack-o-lantern. It is traditional to place your jack-o-lantern on your doorstep on Halloween night.

Good Food Box


Today I picked up my Good Food Box. This is a large box of fruits and vegetables packed by a group of local volunteers. The box costs me $15. The Good Food Box  is a affordable way to eat healthy food. The boxes are affordable because the produce is bought in bulk. The program supports local farmers as they feature seasonal, Ontario-grown products whenever possible. More information about the Grey and Bruce Good Food Box can be found at  Good Food Box.

2017 Chi-Cheemaun Fall Colours Cruise


The Fall Colours ferry boat cruise is a popular local event taking place on Monday October 16, 2017. In October the Chi-Cheemaun ferry moves from Tobermory to Owen Sound to dock for the winter. Passengers can sail Georgian Bay and enjoy marvelous views of the Niagara Escarpment during the fall colours season. The boat departs from Tobermory at 11:00 am and the cruise takes approximately four hours. Tickets are $70 a person and include bus transportation from Owen Sound to Tobermory,  live entertainment and buffet lunch. For more information or to purchase tickets call 1-800-265-3163.

International Day of Peace

September 21 was declared the International Day of Peace by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The first International Day of Peace was celebrated in 1982. It is a day to perform kind acts in the name of peace and a day of ceasefire. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. ”

Rabies Vaccination Clinic


The Owen Sound Animal Shelter is holding Rabies Clinic on September 30, 2017 from 10am until 2pm. The cost of the vaccine will be $25.00 cash per animal and will be administered be local veterinarians. If you plan to bring your animal to this event, they must be on a leash or in a cage. The clinic is located at 2125 18th Avenue East Owen Sound. For more information, contact the Owen Sound Animal Shelter. Information about rabies can be found at Rabies in pets.

Kids See Free Program


The Kids See Free program would like more children in Canada to get their eyes examined at an early age. Through this program, once a year children between 4 and 10 are given FREE eyeglasses (basic frames and lenses).  This offer is available at optical departments at Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaws, Zehrs, Fortinos, Your Independent Grocer, Atlantic Superstore, and Dominion stores in Newfoundland. Eye exams can be done at optical locations or parents may bring in a recent prescription from another registered optometrist.  To find your nearest store visit Loblaws location .

Students Ride Bus For Free In September


Students can ride the bus for free in Owen Sound during the month of September. Georgian College students, high school students and elementary students are all eligible. Georgian College student can pick up a bus pass at the College, High school students and elementary students will need to show their school identification to obtain a pass. Bus passes are available at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Owen Sound City Hall and the Owen Sound Transit Terminal. The bus operates from Monday to Friday 6:30am until 6pm and Saturdays from 9:00am until 4:00pm. More information about transit service in Owen Sound can be found at Conventional Transit Service.