vol 4, no 3 - summer 2022

Welcome to fall!

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Oh my. There’s a lot going on around Grey Bruce! Welcome to another combined issue of MOSAIC and The Owen Sounder. With an increased print run, this very local magazine continues to provide residents and visitors with another perspective on our community. And we’re delighted to welcome new contributors, advertisers, and readers to our pages.

Our first ever Wellness Walkabout is a collaboration among nine health and wellness businesses located in downtown Owen Sound. On September 24, they will all open their doors to show you what they’re up to, and answer all your questions about their products and services. There’s no charge to attend the Wellness Walkabout, and parking is free all day!

The Glassworks Cooperative Housing and Eco-village is having a BBQ on their 46-acre lot, and you’re invited. They want to show you their plans to convert this vacant land into a remarkable place to live and work. And they want you to get involved with this innovative project.

Local artist Stephen Hogbin passed away earlier this year. Friends and family have come together to organize a celebration of his life and work on September 17-18. Visit installations of his work throughout Owen Sound, and an exhibition of his pieces at Grey Gallery. As well, there will be an event featuring short films and reflections at The Library.

The Harmony Centre is a thriving hub for sharing, creating, educating, and performing. Ten years ago it was an empty church. With an investment of over $1 million in improvements, the building has been re-purposed for the community into a remarkable space available for almost anything you can imagine. This fall it will host a series of concerts. We’re also choosing to have our Greek Dinner there to celebrate the publication of Lili Anne Holding’s two-volume history of the Greeks in Owen Sound.

And then there’s the transformation of the old Bingo Hall into the Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts. This vibrant well-equipped space now hosts classes in almost every art-form you can imagine for beginning and experienced artists of all ages.

There’s so much to see and do around here. Read all about it in these pages, and then get out there and get involved. Speaking of involvement, don’t forget to vote in the upcoming municipal election. However your community has chosen to organize its election day, there are lots of ways to get involved with democracy. And, now more than ever, our elected officials need to know what we think is important in our community. So examine your options. And make your choices known.

Thanks for joining us here in MOSAIC + The Owen Sounder. I sincerely hope you will enjoy some (or all) of what’s on offer here. And do me a favour: tell folks you learned about their events, products and services right here on these pages. Don’t be a stranger!

- Maryann Thomas