Monday, April 13, 2015

April Meeting and Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm Owen Sound
The Community WaterfrontHeritage Centre was incorporated in November 2013. It is operated by a group of volunteers committed to saving the Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum in its present location and providing this essential community resource with a viable and sustainable future. 

You are invited to come and learn how this grass roots organization was formed and what their plans are for the future. As well our guest speaker, local historian Scott Cameron, will share his knowledge about the artifacts, models and photos displayed in the Centre. 

A short annual business meeting will follow the general meeting.
Coordinator: Frank Bassingthwaite 519.538.3661
Location: 1155 1st Ave. West, Owen Sound

Heritage Certificate of Recognition 2015 - Winner Les MacKinnon

It is with great pleasure that the Grey County Historical Society will award the Heritage Certificate of Recognition for 2015 to Les McKinnon.

 For over 25 years, Les has been involved in promoting and preserving Grey County History. He has a real passion and commitment to sharing neglected parts of our past and is involved with many groups. These include: Heritage Pathways, the Old Durham Pioneer Cemetery Registration Committee, Emancipation Day Festival, etc.  He has been an adjudicator at the Regional Heritage Fair where young people present their history projects. Les is respected and valued in his endeavours to preserve the history of our county and country.

The award will be presented at the 2015 Annual Dinner on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Georgian Shores United Church in Owen Sound. The social hour is form 5 to 6 p.m. The dinner is a stuffed pork buffet. Cost $25.00 paid in advance. Tickets must be purchased by May 10. For more information contact us at or contact one of the directors.

Please join us for our annual dinner where our guest speaker will be Aly Boltman. Her talk is entitled "Learn Local: Get Vocal".