Looking for something fun to do in Grey or Bruce County this summer? Whether your favourite activity is relaxing on a beach, exploring the Bruce Trail or checking out a festival or a farmer’s market there are plenty of wonderful activities for everyone’s taste. Grey County, Colour It Your Way and Bruce County, Explore the Bruce are excellent resources for finding information about local events and places to visit in the area.
Here are some safety tips as you prepare to enjoy the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
Obey the rules of the road if you plan to travel. Don’t drink and drive, obey the speed limit, wear a seat belt and take breaks to stretch your legs.
Wear you helmet when using a bicycle, an off road vehicle or a motorcycle and be sure the helmet is done up properly.
“Know before you go” Plan ahead by knowing your route, bringing a map as a backup plan to a GPS and pack snacks and toys or books for kids. Prepare ahead by checking the weather and road conditions before traveling.
Be safe on the water. The Ontario Parks Blog has some excellent information on ways to stay safe if you plan to go boating.
April is National Poetry Month. Reading Poetry is an excellent way to learn new vocabulary and to improve reading skills. Here is an example of a poem that may be good for learning some spring vocabulary.
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
The Big White Wall is a web site that offers free resources for people suffering from issues with their mental health. Support from peers and trained professionals is always available. The website provides a safe place where people can talk about their worries and fears anonymously.
A new public transportation route along highway 10 between Owen Sound and Shelburne has been created as a pilot project by Grey County and Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce. This program is offering FREE transportation along the highway twice a day on Mondays and Thursdays until March 31, 2018. The transportation program is called Movin’GB. It was developed to assist residence without affordable transportation to get to community programs and medical appointments. This transportation service can be used by anyone over the age of eighteen. Riders need to be at pickup locations at the scheduled arrival times. Call 519-370-0558 or 1-888-660-6048 for more information about the program. A copy of the pickup schedule can be found at Movin’GB transportation Service.