In 2011 Jamie and Yolanda Cameron’s 16 year old son Wes died by suicide. After Wes’s death his parents created Wes foryouthonline.ca. They wanted young people to know that it’s ok to have problems and that it’s ok to ask for help. Wes foryouthonline.ca offers an online safe place where teens can get free one on one counselling from mental health counsellors. Their web site provides resources for teens and parents concerning life issues and mental and emotional wellness. At Wes foryouthonline.ca you will find more information about this valuable resource for youth aged 13 to 19 in Grey, Bruce and surrounding areas.
Does your child need a new backpack and school supplies to return to school in September? The United Way of Bruce Grey are helping families with the high cost of going back to school by providing free backpacks and school supplies!! Having proper school supplies ensures that students start the school year with the tools they need, feeling prepared and ready to learn. Please contact 2-1-1 by July 31st, 2015 to apply for school supplies. You will be asked for your name, telephone number and the ages of children in your family.
Comic books can be a useful addition to your ESL learning. Reading comic books can help you to improve your English vocabulary, writing and knowledge about culture. Reading comic books is a FUN way to learn English!! On Saturday May 2 the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library and the TOM Thomson Art Gallery are having a FREE Comic Book Day. You can pick up your free comic book in the Youth Services Department of the library. A number of comic book focused events will be taking place at the library on May 2. More information about Comic Book Day can be found at Owen Sound Library.