Summer Computer Workshops


Are you new to computers? Do you need to improve your computer skills for an upcoming job? Georgian College will be offering FREE computer classes this month in Owen Sound. The workshops will introduce some essential computer basics for adults and would be helpful for both students and for people seeking employment. Additional information about these courses can be found at Computer Workshops. To register contact Julie Gruetzman 519.376.0840 ext. 2406 The program starts July 10, 2017.


News For English Language Learners


Reading the news is an excellent way to improve your English skills.  It is also a great way to learn about what is happening around the world.  Excellent short news stories designed to assist English learners improve their reading skills can be found at Breaking News English, Simple English News and News in Levels. Choose articles that interest you in a wide variety of topics.These sites give learners an opportunity to select reading material at a level they are most comfortable with.

Doors Open Owen Sound

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Doors Open takes place June 3 and 4th  2017 in the City of Owen Sound. This event gives the public an opportunity to explore some of the city’s most interesting places. The doors will be open at multiple sites across the city, offering FREE and rare access to historically, architecturally, culturally and socially significant buildings. This year the city will feature a variety of sites that celebrate 160 years of Owen Sound and 150 years of Canada. Details about the event including, a list of locations and the times that they will be open can be found at Owen Sound Tourism.




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Duolingo is a free language learning app that is fun and simple to use. Duolingo is designed like a game making it an excellent tool for visual learners. Duolingo users set personal goals, track their progress and are awarded for completing lessons. The app allows you to select your first language and the language you want to learn. The reviews of Duolingo remind that it is an excellent language learning tool to use in combination with other resources that strengthen conversation skills.



Travelling from the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island aboard the Chi-Cheemaun is a wonderful way to experience the area’s natural beauty. Taking the ferry cuts down the driving time on a trip to Northern Ontario. Making a reservation for the passenger and car ferry and selecting a window seat are good ideas. Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise or take the the Stargazer’s tour. On a clear day you can almost see all the way to Manitoulin Island! For more information link into Owen Sound Transportation Company.