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The Age of Sail returns to Owen Sound Owen Sound is the place to be this August to experience majestic ships from a bygone era. It’s one of the select ports on The Tall Ships® 1812 Tour, presented by Redpath Sugar. Four tall ships sail into our city’s historic and picturesque harbour for a three-day stay. Board the Pride of Baltimore II (sponsored by Investment Planning Council, Owen Sound), Fair Jeanne (sponsored by The Sydenham at Owen Sound), and Playfair for unique tours. You can also sail away on Liana’s Ransom (sponsored by Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.) for an unforgettable excursion on Georgian Bay. Plus, historical re-enactors will also take you back in time adjacent to the ships. Just north of the tall ships in the West Harbour area, there are several free activities including live music, children’s activities, a Harbour Market, interpretative displays and more. On the final day, take in the spectacular Parade of Sail. Inside read about the ships, what’s happening harbourside and also find out about all the other amazing things to do in Owen Sound, once known as “the Chicago of the North.” Enjoy yourself in the Scenic City... where you want to play.

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TALL SHIPS Owen Sound 2013

  1. 1. The Age of Sail returns to Owen Sound Owen Sound is the place to be this August to experience majestic ships from a bygone era. It’s one of the select ports on The Tall Ships® 1812 Tour, presented by Redpath Sugar. Four tall ships sail into our city’s historic and picturesque harbour for a three-day stay. Board the Pride of Baltimore II (sponsored by Investment Planning Council, Owen Sound), Fair Jeanne (sponsored by The Sydenham at Owen Sound), and Playfair for unique tours. You can also sail away on Liana’s Ransom (sponsored by Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.) for an unforgettable excursion on Georgian Bay. Plus, historical re-enactors will also take you back in time adjacent to the ships. Just north of the tall ships in the West Harbour area, there are several free activities including live music, children’s activities, a Harbour Market, interpretative displays and more. On the final day, take in the spectacular Parade of Sail. Inside read about the ships, what’s happening harbourside and also find out about all the other amazing things to do in Owen Sound, once known as “the Chicago of the North.” Enjoy yourself in the Scenic City... where you want to play. Event Team Doug Cleverley, Event Facilitator Paul Eichhorn, Project Coordinator Lisa Cruickshank, Marketing Associate Dan Blenkinsop, Event Associate Design - Chris Irvine, Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Printing - W.D. Keeling Printers For more information: 519.376.1440 ext. 1223 tallshipsowensound.com @TallShipsOS Tall Ships Owen Sound All contents in this publication based on available information at press time. The Ginger Press Bookshop 848 2nd Avenue East, Downtown Owen Sound 519-376-4233 • www.gingerpress.com Horseshoe to Gumshoe: The D.B. Murphy Omnibus by Richard J. Thomas Set in Owen Sound in the rollicking 1920s, the Omnibus includes three complete mystery novels. The background history is accurate and researched; the fast-paced murders solved by detective D.B. Murphy are fictional. $24.95 Owen Sound: The Community View with Photographs from 1866 to 1957 The extraordinary photographs in this book have been gathered from the basements and attics of Owen Sounders. In most cases, they are informal snapshots taken by gen- erations of amateur photographers to document people, parades, houses and events of personal importance. A remarkable glimpse into the lives of the people who lived here during Owen Sound’s first century. $35.00 Owen Sound on the Georgian Bay: Stories and Photographs from 1912 & 2012 100 years ago, a book was published to promote the bene- fits of this town touted as “the first City upon the Georgian Bay and one of the beauty spots of Canada.” Now we take another look, comparing what was then to what we have now with photographs, stories and statistics to show where we were and what we have become. $24.95 Going North: The Story of Geraldine’s Great Great Grandfather and Threads: Piecing Together the Underground Railroad These two children’s books written and illustrated in full colour by local artist Bonita Johnson de Matteis describe the stories of her great great grandfather, a runaway slave on the Underground Railroad, and her grandmother, a quilter who shared the stories and clues hidden in the needlework to lead slaves to Owen Sound, the Northern Terminus of the Underground Railroad. $14.95 each The Ginger Press Bookshop located in the heart of beautiful downtown Owen Sound We feature the finest selection of books by local authors including:
  2. 2. Message from the Warden of Grey County On behalf of Grey County Council, I am pleased to welcome the Tall Ships® 1812 Tour to Owen Sound and the Georgian Triangle. We are proud of our rich marine heritage and are thrilled to host this unique community celebration. We invite you to “Colour It Your Way” as you explore the colourful tapestry of communities and stunning natural vistas that make Grey County the perfect setting for the Tall Ships® 1812 Tour showcase. Welcome and enjoy this magnificent event! Duncan McKinlay Message from Member of Parliament, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Welcome to the Owen Sound stop of the Tall Ships 1812 Tour. This festival is a time when friends and families can gather together to marvel at these amazing ships; replicas of authentic war ships that cruised the great lakes during the War of 1812. These festivities are a summer 2013 must see! This event would not be possible without the generous support of all the sponsors as well as the hard work of the many volunteers involved. Thank you for your dedication in making this event a success. Finally, I would like to congratulate the event`s organizers on a job well done. I hope that everyone in attendance enjoys the spectacles. Larry Miller Message from Member of Provincial Parliament, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome everyone who is visiting our community. The City of Owen Sound, a proud port city is pleased to be one of 15 port stops on the tour route. Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and event organizers for all of your work and contributions to host this amazing opportunity for all of us to experience and enjoy. We hope you will find time to also visit the many other attractions, one-of-a-kind shops and excellent restaurants that our area has to offer while you are here. And of course, we welcome you back at any time. Bill Walker Greetings from the Mayor, City of Owen Sound On behalf of City Council, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the City of Owen Sound’s Tall Ships® Owen Sound event. I am very excited that we were chosen as one of 15 ports along Ontario’s Great Lakes to host the Tall Ships® 1812 Tour this summer. This event features the Pride of Baltimore II, which at nearly 48m (157’) in length, is one of the largest sailing vessels to visit the Port of Owen Sound since the Age of Sail. It’s also the first American tall ship to be seen here in many years. Along with the tall ships, the event will feature music, children’s activities, historic dramatizations, food, crafts and much more. It will be a weekend of lively entertainment and fun for everyone! To the participants, organizers, volunteers and sponsors, THANK YOU for your enthusiasm and participation as we continue to support and encourage special events in our region. To our visitors, may your time in Owen Sound be memorable, and we look forward to your return in the future! Deborah Haswell Message from the Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am pleased to extend greetings to everyone welcoming the tall ships into Owen Sound harbour in commemoration of the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The 2013 Tall Ships Celebration provides an opportunity to reflect on an important part of our history and gain a better understanding of how it has shaped the Ontario we know and love today. I am sure these majestic tall ships from a bygone era and planned local events will educate, enlighten and entertain locals and visitors alike as our heritage is re-discovered. I am proud that the Government of Ontario has provided funding to support War of 1812 bicentennial events throughout the province. I would like to extend my thanks to the City of Owen Sound and all of the partners, organizers and volunteers who made this commemorative event possible. Please accept my best wishes for successful and memorable bicentennial celebrations. Michael Chan
  3. 3. Fair Jeanne Sponsored by TheSydenhamatOwenSound The ship, a 110 ft traditionally-rigged brigantine of composite construction, is based in Eastern Ontario. The keel was laid in 1978 and the ship was launched in 1980. It’s dedicated “to fostering leadership, confidence, and self-reliance in young people through sail-training.” The ship is operated by the non-profit foundation Bytown Brigantine. Playfair Commissioned in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II (the only Canadian ship to have that honour), the two-masted square-rigged brigantine was designed specifically for youth sail training. Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 become the working crew. Playfair is owned and operated by Toronto Brigantine Inc., a registered charity. Boarding Passes (includes HST) (tour three tall ships, August 16, 17): Adults (13-59yrs) $12 Seniors (60+) Students (6-12yrs) $9 Children Under 5 FREE Package deals also available To order your boarding passes or excursion tickets, call 1.888.655.9090 or visit ticketpro.ca flag: Canada Rig: Brigantine Homeport: Ottawa, Ontario Length: 110 ft. Sail Area: 4,000 sq.ft. Displacement: 124 tons Hull: fibreglass on steel flag: Canada Rig: Brigantine Homeport: Toronto, Ontario Length: 72 ft. Sail Area: 2,600 sq.ft. Displacement: 33 tons Hull: steel Pride of Baltimore II Sponsored by Investment Planning Counsel A reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer, it was commissioned in 1988 as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which sank in a storm. Over the years it has visited over 200 ports in 40 countries in North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia It’s operated by two rotating professional captains and a professional crew of eleven. Liana’s Ransom Sponsored by Parrish & Heimbecker Sailing out of Tortola, British Virgin Island, the 85-foot, steel-hulled schooner built in Houston, Texas was launched in 2002. Originally designed as a Staysail schooner, the ship (with capacity for 70 passengers) was converted to a gaff rigged, square topsail schooner. The ship’s design was influenced by the schooners typical of the Gulf of Mexico (shallow draft and broad beam). Liana’s Ransom Excursion Tickets (includes HST) (5 times daily, August 16, 17, 18): Adults (13yrs and up) $43 Children (6-12) $33 No children under 6 permitted flag: Canada Rig: two-masted, Gaff rigged Homeport: Halifax, Nova Scotia Length: 85 ft. Sail Area: 2,500 sq.ft. Displacement: 65 tons Hull: fibreglass on steel flag: USA Rig: Topsail schooner Homeport: Baltimore, Maryland Length: 157 ft. Sail Area: 9,018 sq.ft. Displacement: 97 tons Hull: wood
  4. 4. Accommodation Owen Sound Best Western 519.371.9200 – bestwestern.com Comfort Inn 519.371.5500 – comfortinn.ca Days Inn 519.376.1551 – daysinn.ca Diamond Motor Inn 519.371.2011 – diamondmotorinn.com Knights Inn 519.372.2929 – knightsinnowensound.com Owen Sound Inn 519.371.3011 – owensoundinn.com Pinecrest Motel 519.376.3510 – pinecrestmotel.com Springmount Motel 519.376.5841 – springmountmotel.com Travellers Motel 519.376.2680 – travellersmotel.ca Travelodge 519.371.9297– travelodge.ca Southampton Quality Inn Suites 877.483.3332 – qualityinn.com Events August 2-3 Emancipation Festival – Owen Sound 8-11 Sandfest – Sauble Beach 9-10 Mudtown Music & Arts Festival – Owen Sound 9-10 Streets Alive Buskerfest – Owen Sound 10-11 Pow Wow – Saugeen Amphitheatre 17-18 Pow Wow – Cape Croker 16-18 Tall Ships – Owen Sound 16-18 Summerfolk – Owen Sound 25- Sept3 Salmon Spectacular – Owen Sound 29- Sept.1Meaford Intl. Film Festival – Meaford Hall September 13-15 Ribfest – Owen Sound 14 Concours D`Elegance Classic Car Show – Cobble Beach 20-22 SweetWater Music Festival – Owen Sound 20-22 Canadian Spirit Festival – Owen Sound 27 Scarecrow Invasion & Festival – Meaford October 5-6 Pumpkinfest – Port Elgin November – January 15- Jan. 4 Festival of Northern Lights – Owen Sound Bruce County Archives www.visitgrey.ca Tour Moreston Village at Grey Roots Shop for local food at Keady Market Smell the roses on the Rural Garden Tour Explore Bruce’s Caves Explore Bruce’s Caves near Wiarton Stand up Paddle on Georgian Bay Grey County Summer Bucket List INSPIRED THEARTMAP www.theartmap.com Art Studios Galleries and Events MargaretheVanderpas,Studio#6 Open StudioWeekend August 9, 10, 11 Calendar Show, August
  5. 5. 5:00pm – 6:00pm Humble Divines – Country-pop vocal harmonies, intricate finger style acoustic guitar, and jaw- dropping violin/guitar duels best describes this group of talented instrumentalists and vocalists. They offer an eclectic mix of folk, rock, country and pop. Saturday 11:00am – 11:45am Traditional Songs and Stories of the Great Lakes: Ian Bell – Bell performs material from a large repertoire that includes both Canadian traditional music and his own songs and instrumental compositions. 12:00pm – 12:45pm Scatter the Cats – For more than two decades, this group has been making traditional dance music. They offer an eclectic mix of traditional and original dance tunes; influenced by Irish, Appalachian, old Canadian and Scottish fiddle repertoire. 1:00pm – 2:00pm Alex Cuba – This Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter sings in Spanish and English. He has won two Juno Awards for World Music Album of the Year and the Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. 2:15pm – 3:15pm Youth Discoveries – Featured acts include Mack ‘n’ the Boys, Emily Flack, Sydney Delong, Jayden Grahlman, and Brandan Stephens. Enjoy some of the local areas best up and coming performers. 3:30pm – 4:30pm Celtic Time, Niamh ni Chara, Tony McManus Niamh Ni Charra is strongly influenced by the wealth of local musicians in her native county Kerry, Ireland. Tony McManus has been recognized throughout the world as Celtic Music’s leading guitarist. 5:00pm – 6:00pm Cassandra Vasik – Starting as a singer in her hometown of Blenheim, Ontario, it has been a crazy unpredictable trip for Vasik including becoming a lead singer in an on-the-road rock band, four Top Ten singles, and a Juno Award. Owen Sound Harbour - Back in the Day - Courtesy of Trophies Two Harbour Stage Featuring Summerfolk Musicians Sun. Water. Music. What a combination! Tall Ships Owen Sound is offering two full days of amazing live music entertainment thanks to a partnership with Summerfolk. Our Harbour Stage, located on the north end of the event site, offers an eclectic and entertaining line up of musicians from around the globe programmed by Summerfolk’s Artistic Director James Keelaghan. Take a stroll along the harbour and listen to the music... a perfect way to spend a summer day in Owen Sound. Friday 11:40am – 12:20pm Shanty’s & Sea Song: Fergus O’Bryrne, Jim Payne, Matthew Byrne – Some of Newfoundland’s most respected performers combine instrumental prowess and humorous repartee, to cover a broad spectrum of Newfoundland folk culture and unique singing traditions. 12:35pm – 1:35pm RPR – They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot. Now the three veterans have re-connected to indulge in musical whims outside the frame of their former band. 1:50pm – 2:45pm Té – Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Dutch collective Té creates its own musical wonderland featuring hasty jigs, lazy waltzes, marching scottishes, and mad bourrés. 3:00pm – 3:45pm Mad Casper – Mad Casper has a story to tell against a solid back beat. It’s a mix of hip hop, dub poetry with an acoustic instrumental edge. The lyrics sung in a cadenced and measured staccato are political, sincere and relevant. 4:00pm – 4:45pm The Bills – This extraordinary quintet is renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative song writing, and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes.
  6. 6. • Children’s activities including painting, theatre, crafts and more* • Interpretive displays featuring marine- related themes* • Arts, crafts, food and more in the Harbour Market* • Open house offsite at Roxy Theatre, downtown Owen Sound* 11:00am – 11:30am Friday Only - Opening Ceremonies, Harbour Stage* 10:00am – 6:00pm Tall Ships open for deck tours 10:00am – 7:00pm Excursions aboard Liana’s Ransom (five trips daily) Sunday August 18 10:00am – 3:00pm Event site is open to the public – no deck tours 10:00am – 7:00pm Excursions aboard Liana’s Ransom (five trips daily) 12:30pm – 1:00pm Closing Ceremonies on Harbour Stage, including live music performances* 2:00pm – 3:00pm Parade of Sail – Tall Ships sail out of Owen Sound Harbour* * FREE Event Schedule & Site Map Thursday August 15 Ships arrive in Port of Owen Sound throughout the day. 5:00pm – 8:00pm Captains’ VIP Welcome Dinner, Best Western Inn on the Bay, Top Sail Sponsor. Entertainment by Bobby Dean Blackburn - Limited tickets available, $60 each. Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17 9:00am – 7:00pm Park n’ Ride running from Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre and Foodland Parking Lot to Tall Ships Owen Sound event site (shuttle running every 20 minutes). 9:00am Event site opens 9:00am - 12:00pm Saturday Only - Model A Vintage Car Display* 10:00am – 6:00pm Site open to the public with activities all day including... • Live music on Harbour Stage (licensed area), programmed by Summerfolk* • The Wharf: where folklore gets interactive – live 1812 historical re-enactments, three times daily along the harbour wall next to the tall ships.
  7. 7. OWEN SOUND POWER AND SAIL SQUADRON “ SAFER BOATING THROUGH EDUCATION” Courses include: Personal Craft Operators Certificate, Boating Essentials, VHF Radio licence, Weather, Navigation, Seamanship just to name a few. The more you know, the safer you are on the water. For information about courses, or general information contact: William Cutbush— Squadron Commander 519-797-2886; w.cutbush@gmail.com Come learn with us. History Comes Alive Harbourside Presented by the 1812 Secretariat, Canadian Heritage It’s 1813, a year since the Americans declared war on the British and invaded Canada; and the people’s mood is changing. The Wharf, where Tall Ships come and go, is where the lives of travellers and town folk, friends and enemies alike inter-connect. The men and women of The Wharf cajole and console each other through these tough times, so expect the unexpected when their personal lives and stories unfold and intertwine with yours. The Wharf: where folklore gets interactive is an immersion theatre experience created specifically “to engage, entertain and educate visitors” about the issues and emotions that prevailed during the War of 1812. It features two major scenes with six character vignettes that take place over the course of two hours, repeated three times daily. Staged on or next to a tall ship vessel, the drama unfolds as historic characters interact and improvise with visitors throughout the day. It Takes a Crew to Raise a Sail A special thanks to both our many Community Partners and dozens of dedicated volunteers who have been an invaluable part of making Tall Ships Owen Sound possible. COMMUNITY PARTNERS Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Tom Thomson Art Gallery Canadian Spirit Festival Owen Sound Museums Owen Sound Downtown DIA Roxy Theatre Georgian Bay Folk Society Owen Sound Power and Sail Squadron Owen Sound Celtic Dance Company Navy League Cadets Shipmasters Association Sydenham Sportsmen Association Stop the Drop VOLUNTEER CAPTAIN David Moss-Cornett
  8. 8. Where You Want To Play Owen Sound, a historic port city on Georgian Bay, features a thriving downtown, lively arts and culture scene, beautiful waterfall, and amazing parks, trails, and beaches. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy everything from golf and hiking to cycling and boating The city is home to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, which offers some of best examples of the iconic painter’s works, as well the Billy Bishop Home & Museum – A National Historic Site, the Roxy Theatre, Grey Roots Museum & Archives, and a year-round historic farmers’ market. Owen Sound is also the northern terminus of the Underground Railroad and hosts North America’s oldest Emancipation Festival. Autumn in Owen Sound offers stunning fall colours, studio tours and invigorating hikes along the Bruce Trail. Catch the Chinook salmon spawning in the Sydenham River, which runs through the city, and explore our new Salmon Tour. For maps, guides and information on activities, restaurants or accommodation, contact the Visitor Information Centre (1st Avenue West, on the Tall Ships Owen Sound site) at 519.371.9833 or email: vacation@owensound.ca Apples are our business! Baking is our pleasure grandmalambes.com 519.538.2757 Visit us at Summerfolk Music Festival on the same weekend August 16– 18th in Owen Sound at Kelso Beach for the BEST Frozen Yogurt Offering local veggies, our famous apples, homemade baking, and so much more! Visit our 2 locations: Main Store Open all Season Hwy 26 E of Meaford 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Seasonal Hwy 6/10 between Chatsworth and Owen Sound May - Nov 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  9. 9. ART MUSIC CULINARY DANCE FILM & MORE SEPTEMBER 21 & 22 KELSO BEACH PARK OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO 840 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON 519-376-1932 www.tomthomson.org CANADIAN SPIRIT 2014 12 Nelson St. E. 877.538.0463 Miss Caledonialive professional theatre Written & Performed by Melody A. Johnson Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis Musical Arrangements & Original Score by Alison Porter Friday, August 9th | 2 & 8pm Saturday, August 10th | 8pm $32 | $28 matinee On Friday enjoy Lunch & Show for $42/person, or three-course Dinner & Show $62/person On The Stage Irish Rovers folk July 21 Catherine MacLellan Indie/folk/acoustic Aug. 15 MIFF: Meaford International Film Festival Aug. 29 - Sept 1 The Abrams Brothers bluegrass/roots Sept. 12 1969 Revisited tribute Sept. 21 Pure Illusion & Magic Show Ted & Marion Outerbridge October 2 Treasa Levasseur Blues Oct. 5 Terrace Thursdays Dinner, drinks & live music July 25: Will Matthews August 8: Jim Kinnear August 22: Jazztex Sept. 5: Romney Getty In The Galleries Canadian Cultural Landscapes Jim Ogilvie July 31 to September 1 Check out our website for all our events! meafordhall.ca Parade of Sail A spectacular showcase of sails Sunday, August 18, 2:00pm Don’t miss this amazing event in Owen Sound Harbour as the tall ships depart the city together as part of a Parade of Sail. Along with the tall ships, several other smaller sailing vessels and boats will join this procession into Georgian Bay. It’s a once in a lifetime sight. Enjoy it from various vantage points both harbour side and high up on the escarpment. It truly is a sight to behold. Meridian Credit Union Hawthorne Security Georgian Shores Marina Tracy’s Hullabaloo Bayshore Taxi Pepsi Bottling Group Brooke Laundromat Huron Perth Tent Rental Four Seasons Tent & Party Rentals Owen Sound Septic Service W.D. Keeling Printers Ltd. PIE Corp. Harbour Market There’s plenty of great summer food and treats provided by the Kiwanis of Owen Sound, Main Mast Sponsor. Other featured vendors include: About a Dog Portraits A-Designs Ornament Co. Andre Lacroix Scrimshaw Bochsler Photography Creative Sparks Donut Diner Down to Earth Eternal Bee Hoity Toity Wines John Wright: Author Mary Ryerson Stained Glass Remagination by Rose Round The Bend Preserves Sandcastle Theatre Shawls by Fran Sun Dresses by Amy Tracy’s Hullabaloo Vince’s Airbrush Tattoos After you see the tall ships, the Market is where you want to be. Artist Peter Rindlisbacher