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.


Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby


The Salmon Spectacular is taking place in Owen Sound from August 25 until September 3, 2017. This is a family fishing festival. Enjoy live entertainment or plan to attend one of two fish fry’s to sample local fish. Events will be held in a giant tent, located at Georgian Shores Marina. The tent is open until 11 pm daily and admission is FREE. If you would like to fish and try and win one of the many prizes you will need to register and pay a fee.  More information about the derby can be found at Salmon spectacular. 

Lyme Disease


Lyme disease is becoming more common in parts of Ontario and it is important to learn how to protect yourself against the disease. To education yourself check out Lyme Disease Ontario . The site provides useful information about Blacklegged ticks also called Deer ticks, the only tick in Ontario which can carry Lyme Disease bacteria. Discover how to remove a tick and learn the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you catch Lyme Disease right away, research indicates, that your odds of recovery are very good.



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.