Thursday, December 27, 2018

Heritage Certificate of Recognition -- time to nominate someone

  Have you been thinking about who would be a worthwhile recipient of the  Grey County Historical Society 2019 Heritage Certificate of Recognition?

The nomination is due February 1, 2019 by noon.
The Grey County Historical Society (GCHS) Heritage Certificate of Recognition honours and recognizes a work or works of heritage by an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County. 

Nominations are invited from members of the public. The nominees must confirm their willingness to be nominated and accept the subsequent publicity. Current members of the Board of Directors of GCHS, the judging panel and their immediate family may not be nominated. The Board of Directors reserves the right not to award a certificate of recognition in any given year.

Heritage work that may be nominated includes any of the following:
• Long time service in the heritage field,
• Built heritage,
• Natural heritage,
• Written work and research in formats other than print, such as the visual or dramatic arts.

Nominations will be reviewed by the GCHS Award Presentation Committee and its recommendation will be presented to the Board of Directors for ratification.
The Award
A framed certificate will be presented to the winner at the GCHS Annual Dinner at Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound, on May 15, 2019, where the winner will be a guest. If the award winner is unable to attend, the award will be presented at another appropriate time. If a business, institution or organization is selected, up to two people will be recognized and invited. Each award winner may bring a guest to the Annual Dinner. 

For detailed information about how to submit and the criteria check the website: Award information.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

During World War II, Polish soldiers came to Owen Sound for training.  Several years ago at our Annual Meeting, our guest speaker spoke about the time they spent in Owen Sound. We also learned about the Polish Tree.

The Consul General of Poland in Toronto wishes to show his appreciation for the hospitality offered in our City to these men by presenting a plaque. You are welcome to attend the short presentation being held Saturday, November 24, 2018, in Owen Sound in Queen's Park, First Avenue West. It is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

The Consul General of Poland in Toronto, will present the plaque to express his gratitude to the City of Owen Sound for its generous hospitality to the Polish officers, instructors, airmen, sailors, and soldiers who came to Canada during World War II and were trained in Kosciuszko Camp in Owen Sound.

The Consul General will lay his wreath and welcome others who wish to join him in remembering family or, friends who fought for Poland and world freedom. 

 Following the unveiling ceremony, the Consul General would be delighted to meet you at lunch at the Golden Buffet on 10th Street, West, Owen Sound. Lunch is approximately $20 per person. Please RSVP to Paula Niall at 519-372-0225 before November 21 to ensure enough seating is available.