Friday, September 7, 2018

Wednesday, September 19 -- The Owen Sound Legion

The Owen Sound Legion Branch #6, celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2017. Our guest speaker is Patty Sargent-Gibson, President of the Owen Sound Legion, She will talk about the work of providing support for veterans, and support for others in the community. The Legion maintains an extensive collection of Branch history.

Did you know that the 1,000 person to become a member of the Owen Sound Legion was Miss Margaret Dewar? She was welcomed as a member by Legion President Stewart Douglas on his final date as president. He had undertaken a membership drive during his presidency, 1945-1946 to reach the 1,000 member milestone. Among those who became Legionaires that night were N. Coldwell, H. N. McNabb, H. B. Iles, S. R. Neath, C. Sutcliffe, Joe Ferris, R. J. Turner, Johnny McKay and Alvin Walter.

The next meeting of Grey County Historical Society will be Wednesday, September 19 at the Owen Sound Legion at 1:30 p.m.

Location: 450 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 15, 2018 meeting about Oxenden, Ontario

Wednesday, August 15, at 1:30 p.m.
Wiarton Public Library
Our guest speaker will be author and illustrator, Lynne Porter, who will speak about her book Oxenden: The Way it Was. The book is a collection of 38 vignettes that “recall the early years of Native occupation, the settlers who displaced the original inhabitants, and the more recent families who enjoy the scenic setting”. Lynne has a passion for local history and genealogy.

Location: Wiarton Public Library, 578 Brown Street, Wiarton