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Owen Sound Community and Summer Activities Guide 2014

  1. 1. 2014 www.owensound.ca Connect with us: Community & Summer Activities Guide What’s Inside...Summer Programs City Services, Events Seniors Activities Clubs Organizations
  2. 2. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 2 MAKE YOUR MOTTO: NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE 519.881.2448 • 705.734.2122 Email: cherith.ont@sympatico.ca www.campcherith.ca AD{TS3077303} AD{TS3077301} SUMMER SCHOOL Performing Arts Week ages 8yrs+ July 14–18 Performing Arts Week ages 4–7yrs July 21–18 Highland Dance Week all ages August 4–8 Summer Registration Saturday May 31, 11am – 1pm AD{TS3077305} www.royallepagercr.com Owen Sound Office 900 10th St. W., Owen Sound N4K 5R9 Ph: (519) 376-9210 • Fax: (519) 376-1355 Ferndale Office 2876 Hwy 6, Ferndale Office: 519-793-3067 • Fax: 519-793-3064 Wiarton Office 588 Berford St., Wiarton N0H 2T0 Ph: (519) 534-5413 • Fax: (519) 534-5414 Pike Bay Office 822 Pike Bay Rd., Pike Bay N0H 1X0 Ph: (519) 793-3544 • Fax: (855) 793-4288 AD{TS3093382}
  3. 3. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 3 Your “Learn to Sail” professionals Week-long Sailing programs are offered at the Bayshore waterfront, in July, for ages 9 to adult For more detailed information about our programs, visit: www.jancaldwellaquatics.ca 519-376-0746 or 519-372-8288 27 Your “Learn to Swim” professionals Year ‘round Red Cross and Lifesaving Society programs are offered at our indoor pool facility in Annan AD{TS3095805} M I J K A H O O P E R ' S SUMMER DANCE GYMNASTICS CAMP DANCE GYM CAMP (FULL DAY) KINDER CAMP (HALF DAY) Ages 3 to 12 • Multiple Week Discounts: Cost: Full Day $150 + GO Fee • Full Day 2nd Week $130 Half Day $75 + GO • Full Day 3rd Week $110 Early Drop Off 8am • Half Day 2nd Week $65 Late Pick Up 5pm • Half Day 3rd Week $55 Largest Facility Experienced Staff www.dancemakers.ca 8 week Recreational Summer Gymnastics Monday Wednesday Evenings Starting June 30th www.dancemakersgymnastics.ca www.dancemakers.ca 519-371-7962 AD{TS3104331} Register Now For Summer Camp The Largest , most equipped club in the Region with world class coaches. Camps start the Week of July 1st Full Week Camps – age 4+ Kindercamps – 1/2 Day Camps 4+ Discounts for Multiple weeks / Check out our Special Week! Gymnastics Arts’ Crafts , Indoor and outdoor fun! Register Online at www.satellitesgymnastics.com Email: registrar@satellitesgymnastics.com Call: 519-371-7233 or come to the Gym at: 2045 20th Avenue East Owen Sound satellitesgymnastics.blogspot.ca facebook.com/pages/Satellites-Gymnastics-Club the summer satellites with kick off Design by Marc Matei c AD{TS3099291} 8:50 am 1:30 pm 6:10 pm (FRI. ONLY) 6:10 pm 10:50 am 3:30 pm 7:55 pm 7:55 pm 11:10 am 3:50 pm 8:15 pm (FRI. ONLY) 8:15 pm 1:10 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive Additional Sailing: Victoria Day, Monday, May 21 May 2 - June 19 7:00 am 11:20 am 3:40 pm 8:00 pm 8:45 am 1:05 pm 5:25 pm 9:45 pm 9:10 am 1:30 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:55 am 3:15 pm 7:35 pm 11:45 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive June 20 - September 1 8:50 am 1:30 pm 6:10 pm (FRI. ONLY) 6:10 pm 10:50 am 3:30 pm 7:55 pm 7:55 pm 11:10 am 3:50 pm 8:15 pm (FRI. ONLY) 8:15 pm 1:10 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive Additional Sailing: Thanksgiving October 14 September 2 - October 19 2014 CHI-CHEEMAUN SAILING SCHEDULE Connect to the North! Take the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry. For Reservation: 1-800-265-3163 info@ontarioferries.com • www.ontarioferries.com AD{TS3105815}
  4. 4. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 4 GreetingsfromMayorDeborahHaswell Owen Sound City Council 2011-2014 Front Row: Councillor Colleen Purdon, City/County Councillor Arlene Wright, Mayor Deborah Haswell, Councillor Peter Lemon, Councillor Jan Chamberlain Back Row: Councillor Bill Twaddle, Councillor Jim McManaman, Councillor David Adair, Councillor Ian Boddy On behalf of the Mayor’s office and members of City Council, I welcome you to the 2014 Owen Sound Community Summer Activities Guide. This guide is packed with information about how families can spend the spring and summer months being active in our beautiful City. Owen Sound has an abundance of camps, lessons, services and adventures to offer, whether you like to hike, bike, swim, enjoy green space, or waterfront locations, our community has something for you. When registering your child for programs this season take a minute and browse through the various adult programs. You may discover a new activity that is a great fit for your lifestyle. Whatever your interests may be, this guide has something for everyone to enjoy and experience. You are sure to be impressed with Owen Sound’s dedication to your health and wellbeing. I look forward to seeing you out and about this spring and summer! Yours truly, Deborah Haswell Mayor Photo by John Prettie WelcomingMessages/Mayor’sDepartment
  5. 5. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 5 The Owen Sound Community Guide has been produced by Owen Sound’s Community Services Department in conjunction with The Sun Times Advertising Department. Production by The Sun Times and Commercial Printing Departments. Special thanks to Pat Bryant of the City of Owen Sound’s Community Services Department for her assistance in compiling this directory. This is the fifthteenth edition of the Owen Sound Community Guide: a quick and handy reference to events of interest, groups, organizations and services in Owen Sound and surrounding area. Every effort has been made to create an accurate listing. However, The Sun Times and the City of Owen Sound cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Welcoming Messages............................................................................................................page 4 City Manager’s / Mayor’s Department...........................................................................page 6 City Services Economic Development Tourism................................................................................page 7 Human Resources Division................................................................................................page 8 City Clerk’s Department.....................................................................................................page 8 Financial Services.................................................................................................................page 9 Operations Department.....................................................................................................page 13 Fire Emergency Service..................................................................................................page 16 Police Services......................................................................................................................page 17 Arts and Culture......................................................................................................................page 19 The Library.............................................................................................................................page 20 Tom Thomson Art Gallery..................................................................................................page 21 Museums................................................................................................................................page 24 Major Events.........................................................................................................................page 27 Recreation and Parks............................................................................................................page 28 Facility Rentals......................................................................................................................page 30 Parks and Open Space........................................................................................................page 33 Summer Programs...............................................................................................................page 38 Soccer Camp Registration.................................................................................................page 39 Hockey Camps......................................................................................................................page 40 Hockey Camp Registration................................................................................................page 41 Recreational Skating...........................................................................................................page 44 Swimming Lessons..............................................................................................................page 48 Public Swim Schedule........................................................................................................page 51 Seniors Activities and Services.........................................................................................page 52 Directory Faith Groups..........................................................................................................................page 58 Clubs and Organizations....................................................................................................page 60 Community Services...........................................................................................................page 64 Contents OwenSoundCommunitySummerActivitiesGuide—2014
  6. 6. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 6 WelcomingMessages/CityServices GreetingsfromtheCityManager’sOffice Thank you for taking the time to read our 2014 Owen Sound Community Summer Activities Guide. I hope you find it interesting and informative. As City Manager, I am responsible for the administration of City Government and implementation of policies and programs as directed by City Council. Our team is committed to providing results-oriented, practical, creative approaches and opportunities. This guide provides information about the services offered by the City of Owen Sound, and the organization of our Departments and Divisions. I encourage you to keep this guide nearby to remind you of all that Owen Sound has to offer. Sincerely, A. Ruth Coursey, City Manager City Manager’s Department City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 204 8O8-2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 579-376-4440, Fax: 579-376-3579 Website: www.owensound.ca Ruth Coursey, City Manager; Ext. 1210 Sharon Edwards, Executive Assistant Public Relations Coordinator; Ext. 1211 Social Media: • Find us on Facebook: City of Owen Sound • Follow us on Twitter: @CityOwenSound • Subscribe on YouTube: City Owen Sound City Manager Ensures that the business of the City of Owen Sound is effectively carried out and communicated to Council, staff and the public at large. Services Provided Public Relations General Enquiries Strategic Planning Service Analysis City Information Communication Strategy Corporate Guidance Employee Initiatives Business Plans Capital Plan Annual Operating Budget Government Agencies Liaison Economic Development Tourism
  7. 7. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 7 Visitor Centre 1155 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, ON N4K 4KB Open daily from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Winter Hours: Monday-Friday,9 am to 5 pm. Phone:519-371-9833 Toll Free: 1-888-675-5555 Email inquiries: vacation@owensound.ca Website : www.owensoundtourism.ca Staff: Paulette Peirol, Tourism Marketing Coordinator; ppeirol@owensound.ca Shelley Jackson, Graphic Arts Social Media Specialist; sjackson@owensound.ca Owen Sound operates a year-round Visitor’s Centre on the harbour, providing travellers with maps, guides, souvenirs, postcards and friendly, customized travel information about the City and area. The department promotes the City as a tourist destination at trade shows and events, and publishes several maps and guides each year. Looking to move to Owen Sound or visit? Call for a free information package, geared to your specific interests. Hosting a team, a conference, an event or visiting relatives? We can help make your guests feel welcome! We provide: • Owen Sound guides and reference material • City and regional maps - Hiking, cycling and paddling brochures • Guides to area waterfalls, beaches, gardens, galleries, lighthouses and more Social Media: • Find us on Facebook: Owen Sound Tourism, Events and Attractions • Follow us on Twitter: @OSTourism • Subscribe on YouTube: Owen Sound Tourism The Business Enterprise Centre 173 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K9 Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m Phone: 519-371-3232 EmaiI : businesshelp@owensound.ca Website: www.owensoundbusiness.ca Staff: Jane Phillips, Manager/Business Advisor; jphillips@owensound.ca For 13 years the Business Enterprise Centre, Owen Sound and Area has assisted entrepreneurs with business information, professional consultation services and networking opportunities. BEC is a one stop source of assistance for starting, growing or expanding your small business. BEC answers your questions, assists with preparing a business plan, reviewing your marketing materials and much more. BEC is a partnership between the Ministry of Economic Development and the City of Owen Sound. Social Media: • Find us on Facebook: The Business Enterprise Centre - Owen Sound CityServices Economic Development Tourism Division Steve Furness, Manager; sfurness@owensound.ca 519-376-4440 Ext. 1236 Marketing the City to new residents, businesses and visitors is the responsibility of the Economic Development and Tourism area. The overall goal is to attract new investment and jobs to improve the vitality of the local economy. Priorities: • Downtown and Harbourfront area as economic and social focus • Retain, expand and attract local businesses and institutions • Market the City to attract new residents, businesses and tourists Billy Bishop Airport The Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport is a Transport Canada registered airfield located 4 km east of Owen Sound on Highway 26. The 6000 square foot Terminal Building is open for business 7 days a week year round. The airside facilities include a 3932 foot runway, an apron for aircraft parking, fuel for piston and jet aircraft, and hangars for aircraft storage. The runway and taxiways are lighted for night operations. The general public is welcome to visit and take advantage of the services available including aircraft charter, flight training and sightseeing tours. Aircraft owners can also utilize the aircraft maintenance facility based at the airport. For further information about the Airport and the services available phone 519-371-6936
  8. 8. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 8 CityServices Human Resources Division The Human Resources Division is committed in aligning human resources programs and practises to support corporate goals and objectives, ensuring that the City of Owen Sound continues to be the place “where you want to live”! Through strategic guidance, the HR division leads programs and practises to balance the needs of the human capital and the need for business accountability to deliver exceptional service to the City of Owen Sound’s residents in the most fiscally responsible manner. Office Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 Phone: 519-376-4440, Fax: 519-371-8190 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Staff: Curry Humphreys, Human Resources Supervisor; Ext. 1213 Annie Sebesta, Human Resources Assistant; Ext. 1214 Amanda Maxwell, Human Resources Clerk; Ext. 1273 Services Provided Across the City’s varied work force (Fire Services, Police Services, Library, Art Gallery, Economic Development Tourism, Engineering Services, Roads, Water Wastewater, Parks Open Spaces, Building, By-law, Planning Development, and Financial Services) the Human Resources Division provides support in the following areas: • Workforce planning • Recruitment and retention • Collective Bargaining • Labour Relations • Performance Management • Compensation • Health and Safety • Training Development • Human Resource and Health Safety Policy development City Clerk’s Department Office Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 Phone: 519-376-1440 Fax: 519-371-0511 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. E-mail: cityadmin@owensound.ca Website: www.owensound.ca/clerks-office Staff: Kristen M.Van Alphen, City Clerk; Ext. 1228 Briana Bloomfield, Deputy Clerk; Ext. 1247 Bonnie Seaman, Administrative Coordinator; Ext. 1222 Lee-Anne Kazarian, Legislative Services Coordinator; Ext. 1268 Jeff Smith, By-law Coordinator; Ext. 1241 Council Meetings: City Council meetings are held every other Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. The meetings take place in the City Council Chamber located on the top floor of City Hall. City Council meetings are televised by RogersTV and are also streamed online at www.owensound.ca/live-broadcast. The Council Agendas and Minutes are available on the city’s website at owensound.civicweb.net. Election 2014: On Monday, October 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eligible electors can vote in the 2014 Municipal Election. For more information on voting or running as a candidate visit www.owensound.ca/election-2014. Are you on the Voters List? The City of Owen Sound encourages all voters to confirm they are registered to vote in the 2014 Municipal Election. Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) at www.voterlookup.ca, 1-866-296-6722, or 1-877-889-6722 (TTY) to confirm. Services provided by the Clerks Department: • Council Agendas and Minutes Preparation • Boards and Committees Coordination • Municipal Election Management • Records Management • By-law Management • Policy Management • Issuing Licenses: • Business • Lottery (Bingo/Raffle/ Nevada Break OpenTicket) • Marriage • Civil Marriage Ceremonies • Assessment Roll Information • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Requests • Vital Statistics Services • Municipal Property Agreements • Stop Up and Close Road Requests • Commissioner for Oaths/ Affidavits • Notary Public Services • Insurance Claims • Public Notices, Media Releases Civil Marriage Service: The City of Owen Sound is pleased to offer civil marriage ceremonies at a date, time, and location of your choice. Please call 519-376-4440 ext 1268 or weddingservices@owensound.ca for more information.
  9. 9. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 9 CityServices Owen Sound... where you want to live! ANIMAL CONTROL Owen Sound Animal Shelter 2125 18th Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6Y3 Phone: 519-372-1123 Hours: Mon - Fri: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: osas@bmts.com Website: www.bmts.com/~osas/ Services: The Owen Sound Animal Shelter cares for stray animals until owners can reclaim them and provides an opportunity for people to adopt a pet into a loving home. Since April 1, 1999 Renee and Todd Robins have been contracted to operate the Animal Shelter and provide Animal Control services for the City. CONSTITUENCY ADDRESS: 208-1131 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J1 T: (519) 371-1059 F: (519) 371-1752 larry.miller.c1@parl.gc.ca www.larrymiller.ca LARRY MILLER, MP Bruce - Grey - Owen Sound AD{TS3095947} Financial Services Department 8082ndAvenueEast,OwenSound,OntarioN4K2H4 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: (519) 376-4440 and Extension # Fax: (519) 371-0511 Website: www.owensound.ca Wayne Ritchie, Director of Financial Services; Ext. 1238 Linda McDonald, Administrative Assistant; Ext. 1239 Tax Services Ext. 1249 Services Provided: • Issue Interim and Final Tax Bills • Tax Collection • Administer Monthly and Installment Payment Plans • Issue Tax Certificates • Tax Inquiries • Process title changes • Process Applications for: • Tax Adjustments • Vacancy Tax Rebates • Charity Rebates • Process Assessment Review Board Decisions • Process Minutes of Settlements Taxpayers have negotiated with MPAC • Maintain accurate mailing addresses • Correspond with Taxpayers’ Mortgage Companies Water/Waste Water Ext. 1243 Services Provided: • Water / Waste Water billing and collections • Billing Inquiries • Co-ordinate meter readers • Set up new accounts • Final billings for accounts Accounting Ext. 1240 Services Provided: • Financial Statements and Financial Information Returns • Operating and Capital Budget • Accounts Receivable • Performance Measures • Payroll Purchasing Ext. 1246 Services Provided: • General Information • Purchasing of all Goods and Services through Public Tendering Process • Liaise with Suppliers and Public re: Procurement Process Information Technology Ext. 1411 Services Provided: • Construct and maintain City technology infrastructure connecting all City facilities providing data exchange, manipulation and storage across the organization • Configure computer and other technological hardware and provide support for its use • Provide software applications maintenance and support • Create and maintain City website • Support all tools for communications • Provide expertise and technological solutions to foster efficiencies and better customer service
  10. 10. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 10 CityServices Community Services Department CommunityServices... helpingtobuildthecommunity“whereyouwanttolive“. Pamela Coulter, Director; pcoulter@owensound.ca Pat Bryant, Administrative Assistant; pbryant@owensound.ca CityHall,MainFloor 8082ndAvenueEast OwenSound,OntarioN4K2H4 (519)376-4440ext1256 The Community Services Dept places a high priority on creating a community where development enhances the City and creates a safe urban environment where our residents and visitors can be active and healthy. Need a building permit? Want to register your children for swimming lessons or a summer camp? Community Services offers recreation programs, accessible playgrounds, cemetery, parks, open spaces, and playing fields and many exciting events and cultural experiences, land use planning, building, all within an attractive and safe community. Building Division Brian Green, Chief Building Official bgreen@owensound.ca The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that all construction within the City conforms to the Ontario Building Code, City By-laws and other applicable laws. The Division coordinates new building projects in the City working closely with the Operations Department and Planning Division, to encourage development. Services: • Building Permits (building, plumbing, conditional, demolition, change of use sign tent) required to construct, renovate and/or alter existing or new buildings or structures • Inspections of projects under permit to ensure that the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-laws and all other applicable laws are upheld for the duration of the project • Preparation of Statistics for use by federal, provincial and municipal agencies, the Building and Development Industry, as well as the media If you’re thinking of renovating, installing a swimming pool, building a deck or other construction, you may need a Building Permit. Even small additions, decks, garden sheds are required to meet Zoning By-law standards. 2014ResidentialPermitFees: NewHouseandAdditions...................................Min.$120 AccessoryStructures............................................Min.$120 Plumbing ...........................................................Min.$95/unit Demolition(under 175 cu.m) .............................. Min. $180 Not sure if you need a permit? Call 519-376-4440 ext. 1275 building@owensound.ca It is recommended that you discuss your project in the very early stages with the staff at City Hall to avoid any unforeseen circumstances or delays. By making contact with staff in the planning and building departments, it will ensure your project will not be held up by the unexpected and you will be better informed when dealing with other agencies. JOIN TODAY AND GET TWO WEEKS FREE! CURVES.COM / 1.800.CURVES30 *One time service fee charged at enrollment. Minimum 12-month recurring billing required. Offer applied to first month fee. All fees vary by location. Valid for new members only. Not valid with any other offer. Jillian Michaels workouts scheduled by location and only offered at participating locations. © 2014 Curves International, Inc. * AD{TS3105783} Ruth Barwell M.A., R.S.W. www.counsellingowensound.com 519-375-5056 Tune Up Time?Tune Up Time? • Mental Health • Couple relationships • Separation / Divorce • Losses • Trauma Get Your Relationship humming. Improve your mental health AD{TS3104346}
  11. 11. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 11 CityServices Planning Division Ann Balaban, Manager, Planning and Heritage abalaban@owensound.ca The City of Owen Sound Planning Division is a small group of professionals who provide customer service to residents, developers, builders and other regarding the ongoing development of our City. We work closely with other City Departments to ensure that the land use goals and vision of Council and the community are attained. The Planning Division has two primary functions - to formulate policy that guides the development of our City as well as to process applications for new development. Policy direction to stakeholders is provided through the City’s Official Plan which was reviewed and updated in 2012 and is a general outline of what type of land use should take place and where development should occur. The main implementation tool used by the Planning Division is the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, which was updated and approved in 2010. The Zoning By-law implements the Official Plan by establishing specific land uses and regulations pertaining to those land uses. In terms of application review, we evaluate each new development application on its merits and compliance with applicable laws. Our team is here to serve you with any land use questions that you may have. Stop by the Planning Division to obtain information relating to: • Land Use, including development plans • Official Plan designation and policy • Zoning of your property - uses permitted and relevant site and building regulations (ie. setbacks and parking) • Site Plan, Plans of Subdivision and Condominium applications and approvals • Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Consents and Minor Variances • Community Improvement Plan including Facade and Structural Improvement Program. To obtain more information and to find out “What’s New”, visit us online @ www.owensound.ca/planning Heritage Programs Sandra Parks, Heritage Planning Co-ordinator building@owensound.ca The Planning Division is also responsible for Heritage Programs within the City. The Heritage Co-ordinator can provide you with information regarding the properties that are listed on the Heritage Register and Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. The City’s Strategic Plan suggests the City should advocate preservation of significant buildings, structures and natural heritage, preserving and celebrating its unique history through architectural preservation and historical interpretation. Programs: • Heritage Register: An inventory of properties of cultural heritage value or interest. Currently contains 150 listings. Take a virtual tour online. • Designated Properties: To date 32 properties have been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. • Heritage Permits: For alterations to designated properties. • Façade Structural Improvement Program: A grant program that encourages restoration and rehabilitation of downtown store fronts and designated buildings. • Heritage Property Tax Relief Program: Provides Tax Refunds to eligible designated property owners who wish to opt into the program. • Interpretive Plaque Program: The Interpretive Plaque program began in 1998; to date 46 plaques have been placed around the City. Take a virtual tour online. • Interpretive Walking Tours: Historic Walking/Biking Tour brochures available at the Visitor Centre or City Hall. • Doors Open: Since 2003, the City has participated in this province wide celebration of Community Heritage. The date of the 2014 Owen Sound event is May 31 and June 1. To volunteer for Doors Open, call 376-4440 Ext. 1256. • Web Site: Visit the heritage pages at www.owensound.ca/heritage. Visit our website: www.owensound.ca to experience a virtual tour of the City’s Register of Heritage Properties and Historical Interpretive Plaques. Contact us if you are interested in listing your property on the City’s Heritage Register
  12. 12. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 12 CityServices RECREATION, CULTURE EVENTS Brenda Dailey, Facilities Booking Coordinator bdailey@owensound.ca Doug Cleverley, Event Facilitator dcleverley@owensound.ca The Recreation Division is responsible for the booking of all City Facilities and Parks. The Division is also committed to providing recreation programs that reflect the needs of the community and offer opportunities for an active healthy lifestyle. Recreation also offers summer programming for youth including day camp and specialty camps, swimming programs as well as the Skateboard and Bike Parks in partnership with the Owen Sound Family Y. The Culture Events Division is responsible for Events in the City, including Celebrate Summer Owen Sound, New Year’s Eve, etc. as well as the implementation of the Cultural Awards program and other cultural initiatives. Culture Events Division is committed to ensuring residents and visitors alike experience the City’s authenticity, natural amenities, diversity and community spirit. Many cultural and special events are held throughout the year - the annual Home Cottage Expo, celebrating the kick-off of summer at Canada Day, Harbour Nights concert series, Movies Music, Owen Sound Cultural Awards and the award winning Festival of Northern Lights. This year we are “Celebrating Summer” again! Plan to attend events like Harbour Nights or enjoy a movie under the stars at Harrison Park. Check out www.owensound.ca for all that’s worth celebrating this summer in Owen Sound! Bill Walker, MPPBRUCE-GREY-OWEN SOUND 920 1st Ave W, Suite 100 Owen Sound, N4K 4K5 bill.walkerco@pc.ola.org www.billwalkermpp.com 519-371-2421 or 1-800-461-2664 b AD{TS3079059} PARKS AND OPEN SPACE John W. Howard, Manager jwhoward@owensound.ca Owen Sound has beautiful trails through the Niagara Escarpment and rivers, valleys and parks throughout the city with many different amenities and features. The City maintains a range of playgrounds, sportsfields and green space and provides the following services: • Horticulture - planting and maintenance of various feature plantings • Greenwood Cemetery administration and maintenance • Arboriculture - tree maintenance and planting on City property, Parks and public right-of-ways including Memorial/ Commemorative Tree Planting Program • Operation of Harrison Park and Kelso Campgrounds For Facility Bookings call 519-376-1440 or check us out online Greenwood Cemetery 190 1st Street South West 519-376-3203 or cemetery@owensound.ca Greenwood Cemetery is located on 40 acres of land in the southwesterly corner of the City. Surrounded by tall, stately maples and cedar hedges, a wooded ravine with a trail runs diagonally through the centre of the cemetery. It is a traditional cemetery with areas for both upright monuments and flat markers. The original house is now used as a cemetery office; a maintenance complex for storing grounds equipment is located behind the house. The cemetery has three Columbaria as well as a scattering garden. Greenwood Cemetery is a place for the living—please come and visit. Visitation is daily from sunrise to sundown. Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour available at Cemetery, City Hall, Tourism or on-line. The cemetery office is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other times by appointment. Mausoleum Access Hours: May 1st to October 15 7 days a week: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information, rates, etc. available at www.owensound.ca
  13. 13. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 13 CityServices Operations Department The Operations Department includes two divisions: • Engineering Services Division • PublicWorks Division Director’s Office 808 2nd Avenue East, Lower Floor Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 Phone: (519) 376-1440 Fax: (519) 371-0511 Conventional Transit The ConventionalTransit service is a four (4) route system operating during the day Monday through Saturday. All four routes provide ½ hour service from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, bus services operate between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm with ½ hour service on all routes.The four (4) route transit system is presently under review and changes are anticipated to occur in 2014. For up to date information regarding bus routes, times and fares contact theTransitTerminal at 519-376-3299. Specialized Transit The SpecializedTransit service is a door-to- door transportation service for residents of the City with mobility limitations that restrict their ability to use the City’s conventional transit service. The service operates Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For an application or information regarding the SpecializedTransit service phone 519-376-4440 extension 1226. Easy, Reliable, Convenient — ENJOY THE RIDE! Discovering Our World... while we growDiisccoovveerriiinngg OO NOW ACCEPTING SUMMER SCHOOL -AGED REGISTRATIONS Amabel-Sauble Childcare Centre Offering Programs in Southampton Sauble Beach 519-422-3611 ascc3611@gmail.com We offer a‘Whole Child’philosophy providing a well-rounded and stimulating program that will get your child excited about their environment. Come and make new friends and build leadership skills while exploring the natural world around us. Every day will be filled with exceptional and captivating experiences. •Special Guests •Culinary Fun •Creative Art •Science •Team Building •Dramatic Play •Weekly Field Trips •Music Games •Group ProjectsINVESTIGATE GETMESSY OBSERVE DISCOVER STUDY EXPLORE AD{TS3095957} • 24 Diploma and Certificate programs • Flexible hours • Work at your own pace • Start classes immediately GOVERNMENT FUNDING MAY BE AVAILABLE!!! The Flexible College Choice! 1077 2nd Ave East Owen Sound • Suite B, 2nd Floor N4K 2H8 519-371-6188 www.academytraining.ca • info@academytraining.ca Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 Business ~ Healthcare ~ Information Technology AD{TS3104312} Engineering Services Chris Webb, P. Eng., Manager of Engineering Services 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: (519) 376-4530 Fax: (519) 372-1209 Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services Provided: City Utilities and Services Information • Special Services Applications (approval for roads, sidewalk and curb cuts, municipal utility service connections) • Servicing Agreements and Administration •Technical Inquiries related to City utility servicing (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer/drainage) Road and Right of Way Coordination • Street Occupation Permits (approval to work in City streets and right of ways) •Traffic Signal Contract and Maintenance • Coordination with utility companies (Hydro One, Bell, Union Gas, Rogers, etc) • Entrance Approvals Subdivision Agreements and Development Coordination (with Planning Division) City Infrastructure Capital Planning, Project Management Public Information • New construction reconstruction, and upgrading of City owned infrastructure such as roads, watermain, sewers, traffic signals, streetlighting, sidewalks, water treatment plant and pumping stations, sewage treatment plant and pumping station City Engineering Specifications, Documents and Records. 4:00 Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm. 1440.
  14. 14. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 14 CityServices Public Works 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4274 Fax: 519-372-1209 Office Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services Provided: •Winter and Summer Maintenance of Roads, Sidewalks and Streetlights • Fleet Repair and Management • Garbage Collection contract and inquiries For County Roads in the City contact: Grey County Transportation and Public Safety 519-376-7337 Waste Wastewater Matt Prentice, M.Eng. P.Eng Manager of Water and Wastewater 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext. 3224 Services provided: • Sanitary and Storm Sewer Main and Lateral Repairs on the Public Rights ofWay •WaterTreatment and Distribution •Wastewater (sewage)Treatment and Collection • Utility Locates forWater and Sewer •Waste Diversion and Recycling Programs Waste Management Programs Chris Hughes Environmental Superintendent 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext. 3223 Leaf and Yard Compost Site 28th Avenue East, North of 20th Street Open annually spring to fall, dusk to dawn. Goods Exchange Days 2014 Saturday, April 26, Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Days 2014 1900 20th Street East 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. April .......................... 5 May ......................3 June .......................... 7 July.......................5 August ..................... 9 September..........6 October ................... 4 October...............18 Miller Waste Transfer Station and City of Owen Sound Recycling Depot The Miller Waste Transfer Station / City of Owen Sound Recycling Depot is located on 20th Avenue East North of 20th Street East. The hours of operation are: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. RECYCLING The City provides many recycling opportunities. The programs include both curbside pickup and depot based programs. Residential The City provides bi-weekly residential curbside recycling pickup. Residential Blue Boxes are for sale at either City Hall or the Public Works Office. Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) In 2006 the City passed a By-Law requiring all ICI facilities within the City to recycle. Recycling carts are available for weekly curbside collection for most commercial and institutional facilities. Please contact Public Works if your ICI facility requires assistance in setting up a recycling program. Corrugated Cardboard Cardboard from the downtown core is picked up every week. All other areas are collected on a monthly basis. All cardboard should be flattened and bundled and not exceed 1 metre (3’) in any dimension or exceed 18 kilograms (40 pounds) in weight. Boxboard Plastic and wax-coated boxboard (such as cereal boxes) and tetra-paks (juice boxes) are included in the regular bi-weekly blue box collection. Styrofoam/Polystyrene These materials must be delivered to the Recycling Centre. For a list of acceptable items please see the City’s Website or call Public Works.
  15. 15. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 15 ChildCareServicesCall these child care experts today! “Quality child care available for ages 13 months to 10 years. School age care available before and after school and all school holidays (including July and August).” 1032 2nd AVE. WEST OWEN SOUND 519-371-9471 Brooke Montessori Toddler School 435 21st Street West, Owen Sound 519-376-3447 Ages from 18 months www.brookemontessoriowensound.com brookemontessori@hughes.net CHILD CARE (18 months to 5 years) SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE (JK to 12 years) Throughout Grey Bruce A Certified Playing to Learn CurriculumProvider! For more information on our unique curriculum visit our website: www.ymcaowensound.on.ca FAMILYY CHILD CARE Owen Sound 519-376-0484 Port Elgin 519-832-6225 Kincardine 519-396-9622 Ripley 519-395-5570 Hanover 519-364-4938 “We Have the Answers in Quality Child Care” Offering Programs in Southampton Sauble Beach Amabel-Sauble Childcare Centre 519-422-3611 • ascc3611@gmail.com AD{TS3105340} CityServices WASTE COLLECTION The City provides bi-weekly curbside waste collection. All domestic and commercial premises are allowed a maximum of three containers/bags per week for the downtown core. Outside the downtown core, a maximum of four containers/bags bi-weekly. Every container/bag must have a bag tag. For garbage in a container the top bag or item inside the container must have a bag tag attached to it. Garbage Bags or Containers must not weigh more than 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Purchasing Bag Tags — Bag tags may be purchased individually at City Hall or the Public Works Office, and in multiples of 5 at several independent businesses throughout the City. Please contact Public Works at 519-376-4274 for additional information regarding the City’s Waste Management Programs or visit the City’s Website at www.owensound.ca Facilities Management Craig Ruppenthal, Facilities Manager Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Avenue East Owen Sound On N4K 2M6 Telephone: (519) 376-3594 ext. 4222 Fax: (519) 376-6559 Office Hours: Monday Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues.,Wed. Thurs. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Services provided: • Co-ordination and set up for all events at the facilities • Maintenance of all City Buildings including: • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre offering Twin Pad Arena
  16. 16. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 16 CityServices OWEN SOUND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 1209 3RD AVENUE EAST, OWEN SOUND, N4K 2L6 PHONE (519)376-2512 FAX (519)372-0757 www.owensoundfireems.com Email fire@owensound.ca MISSION STATEMENT To Save Lives Protect Property Prevent Harm WHAT WE DO… SUPPRESSION • Fire Suppression • Emergency Medical Response 1st Aid/ Defibrillation/ Resuscitation • Extrication • Confined Space Rescue • High Angle Rescue • Trench Rescue • Marine/ Ice Rescue • Hazardous Materials Response • Mutual Aid • Municipal Emergency Planning and Preparedness TRAINING • Provides overall training and education to the fire personnel PREVENTION • Fire Prevention • Public Education and Awareness • Fire Inspections • Plan Examinations • Fire Code Enforcement Every residence in Ontario must have a working smoke detector on every level and outside all sleeping areas. Make your INTENTION FIRE PREVENTION! Dial 9-1-1in an emergency. Carbon monoxide is invisible and odourless and can kill you in no time at all. Only a carbon monoxide detector can alert you to this deadly gas. Install one today. “It’s up to YOU” to prevent fires in your home!
  17. 17. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 17 CityServices OWEN SOUND POLICE SERVICE Chief of Police – William Sornberger 922 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON. N4K 4M7 519-376-1234 www.owensoundpolice.com While we at the Owen Sound Police Service continue to ensure the safety of our 22,000 residents, thousands of yearly visitors, 8,900 households and 133 kilometers of roadways, we also enjoy working closely with and being a proud part of our community. The 97 employees of the Owen Sound Police Service many of whom live and raise our families in Owen Sound enjoy giving back and going above our “job descriptions”. Our members are not only active in various community groups and coaching local sports teams they also give back to numerous Charitable Organizations through the Canadian Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Alzheimer’s Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Heart and Stroke Society to name a few. The Owen Sound Police Service, while being one of the most proactive police services in the province for its size, continues to expand not only the enforcement and investigative side of policing but also just as importantly focuses on education and crime prevention. With the assistance of provincial grants and the dedication of personnel, the Owen Sound Police Service ensures that every student in Owen Sound is offered structured and interactive safety lessons. The Owen Sound Police have launched the new “Safe Driving Education” initiative which educates every high school student and other community stakeholders in the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. Students have the opportunity to try our many interactive displays designed to demonstrate how much the use of cell phones, iPods, drugs and alcohol will have on their abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  18. 18. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 18 CityServices Owen Sound... where you want to live! In addition, students will participate in SIDE, a Simulated Impaired Driving Experience. While attempting to maneuver a track in a motorized vehicle, drivers and passengers will experience the effects of simulated loss of motor vehicle control. Our Positive Choices Community Safety Village continues to visit every elementary school allowing us to not only have personal and positive contact with each student but provide them with the tools to make good and healthy decisions on their own. Owen Sound Police are also always available for presentations to adults, community groups and organizations to discuss a variety of topics. Please contact our Community Services Officer, Constable Mike Dazé at 519-376-1234 ext. 161 or at mdaze@owensoundpolice.com to arrange a presentation on many topics including Frauds and Scams, Safe Driving, Internet Safety, Bullying, Drugs, Street Smarts as well as Senior and Child Safety. Volunteers – We at the Police Service could not serve our community without the assistance of our many volunteers. Whether they are staffing the Community Service Office at Heritage Place Mall, providing us with an extra set of eyes and ears while working with our Citizens on Patrol (COP), student volunteers at our many community events and fundraisers, or as a member of our Auxiliary Police Unit we are completely indebted to all of these wonderful volunteers that give so freely of their time. We hope to see you at the many community events that we will be attending over this next year; 15th Annual NHL Alumni Game, 15th Annual Polar Bear Dip, Salmon Derby Kids Day, Cuff Links Golf Tournament, Beat the Heat with Buster, Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun, Owen Sound Fall Fair, Keystone Family Fun Day, Big Ticket Night with the Attack, Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, Seniors Fair, Health Fair and many, many others. To learn more about the Owen Sound Police Service and to view the many services that we provide to our community or how you can also become involved please visit our web site at www.owensoundpolice.com
  19. 19. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 19 251 9th Street East, Owen Sound 519.371.2833 www.roxytheatre.ca LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON? SORRY. Sunday, June 14 7:30pm (Father’s Day) of the terrors of fatherhood 18 Wheels1818May 28-31, June 4-7 A mini-musical for truckers and cowboys. BROADWAY AT THE ROXY! Performing Arts Camps for youth June 30th-July 11th: Joseph and the Amazing Coat of Many Colours musical July 14-25: Teens Only Broadway Boot Camp July 28-August 1: Drama Drama Drama REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 1. RoxyTheatreOwenSound @RoxyOwenSound ������� ���� �������� �� ���� ��� ��� � ����� ���� ������ �� ����� ����� ���� ����������� ���� �������� �� ���� ��� ��� � ����� ���� ������ �� ����� ����� ���� ����������� ���� �������� �� ���� ��� ��� � ����� ���� ������ �� ����� ����� ���� ���� Christy's Stage Door Musical Theatre For Youth AN OWEN SOUND LITTLE THEATRE PRODUCTION AD{TS3095777}AD{TS3095802} ArtsandCulture Arts and Culture Live the Experience! With its wealth of creative people, it’s not surprising that Owen Sound is the cultural capital of the region. Art galleries and studios, historic museums and heritage homes, studio tours, theatre, symphony, live concerts and more take place all year long. Celebrate Owen Sound is a regional hot spot for family festivals and events. Here are just a few: • Doors Open Owen Sound • Emancipation Festival • Summerfolk Music Crafts Festival • Sweetwater Music Festival • Festival of Northern Lights For more events, check out the Events Listing in this Guide. Explore Hear, see and experience Owen Sound’s diverse artistic scene including galleries, cafes, theatres, cinemas and public art. Discover A beautiful city to explore, with waterfront trails, gardens and parkland, self-guided walking tours and interpretive plaques highlighting our heritage and heroes, including Agnes McPhail, Dr. Norman Bethune, Billy Bishop and Tom Thomson. For more information, pamphlets are available at the City’s Visitor Centre, City Hall and other locations within the City. Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  20. 20. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 20 Serving the residents of Chatsworth, Georgian Bluffs, West Meaford, and Owen Sound It’s your Library— ! Library memberships are free to all residents and taxpayers—this includes owners of cottages and similar properties—in the City of Owen Sound, the Township of Chatsworth, the Township of Georgian Bluffs and Meaford West (former Sydenham Township). Don’t forget to renew your card. It’s fast, easy and free! You can renew your card the next time you visit the Library, by phone or email. At the Library you can borrow DVDs, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and toy kits; request interlibrary loans; use public computers; access free wireless internet and databases; and download mobile apps. There are programs for children and youth including preschool story times; LEGO, Minecraft and Manga clubs; the Teen Advisory Group; youth film festival and writing contest; and PA day activities. Adult programming includes author visits; a variety of workshops; and eReader and computer help. Check our website for upcoming programs. The library also provides adult education; genealogy resources; and volunteer opportunities. Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Phone: 519-376-6623 Email: info@owensound.library.on.ca Web: www.owensound.library.on.ca Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/OSNGUPL TheLibrary
  21. 21. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 21 ArtsandCulture Welcome to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery There’s always something going on at the TOM! Experience what’s made history and what’s happening now in Canadian art, along with hands-on opportunities to engage with the world of art-making. Whether it’s peaceful contemplation or a challenge to the way you see the world, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery has something to excite the maverick in you. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a regional public gallery and national cultural attraction with a top-notch, revolving program of contemporary and historical exhibitions, lectures, forums, films, concerts and workshops. A dynamic place where artists and audiences meet and flourish, the Gallery provides visitors with enriching experiences through art. An ambitious program of exhibitions by local, Canadian and international artists makes the Tom Thomson Art Gallery a destination point to experience the ever-changing world of contemporary art. Enjoy new artistic media like video, sound, performance and installation works, alongside traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture and craft, in exhibitions that showcase current trends in visual art. Exhibitions are accompanied by informative materials and tours are conducted by trained guides —all designed to bring a new dimension to visitors’ enjoyment and appreciation of art and its creation. Established in 1967, the Gallery is named for the iconic Canadian landscape artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) and houses one of Canada’s largest collections of his work. Thomson, who grew up in the Owen Sound area, was a maverick, a break-away artist who fused a passion for the wilderness with a new style of skillful and experimental painting; he inspired the formation of the Group of Seven through his transformative portrayal of the natural world. Canadian Spirit 2014 IfItWasn’tfortheWar Canadian Spirit is an annual, year-long collaborative project initiated by The TOM in 2012. This year’s Canadian Spirit project will consist of exhibitions, community garden projects, cooking and canning classes, performances, talks, walks, films, hands on activities and other events bringing together people to explore, celebrate and connect with Thomson and his legacy. Check the website for events at www.tomthomson.org Canadian Spirit 2014 As well as the important anniversaries of the wars and battles, we are encouraging our partners to consider all the things that came out of these events, particularly, The Great War, that illustrate our “Canadian Spirit”. For example, Canada established its sense of national identity, women got the vote, and the Canadian National Railway was completed. There is much to celebrate and a myriad of stories to tell across our great country. Canadian Spirit encourages us to do so. We will also be creating a series of community “Victory Gardens” in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of World War One and the 75th Anniversary of World War Two. Various community groups and businesses will be engaged to plant, maintain and harvest these gardens with the intentions of the gardens providing fresh produce to festival vendors as well as benefitting local groups like OSHARE, The Salvation Army, CMHA and the United Way. As such Canadian Spirit 2014 presents a multi-layered, many- faceted opportunity to explore and discover Thomson, and his legacy, in a way never before presented.
  22. 22. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 22 ArtsandCulture The Canadian Spirit Festival is one of the main events of the Canadian Spirit project. This annual, multi-arts Festival will include an expanded culinary arena in 2014 called Homegrown. The ethos behind Homegrown is just as the name implies...all things homegrown and local. The TOM is pleased to be partnering with the Grey County Chef’s Forum for Homegrown activities. From culinary bistro vendors, to craft beer, wine and spirits, to a farmers’ market, cooking demonstrations featuring talented local chefs, musicians and entertainers, Homegrown will celebrate the taste of our region. Canadian Spirit continues through to Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean... marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future. Works by Tom Thomson and his contemporaries will be on view during our CANADIAN SPIRIT: The Tom Thomson Experience exhibition. Paintings, memorabilia and archival images offer an insightful look at Thomson, ranging from his early life in Owen Sound to his untimely death at Canoe Lake in 1917. Thomson is truly one of Canada’s most influential artists of the 20th century and a true Canadian hero! Programs and Education Lively and stimulating programs for all ages foster an appreciation of contemporary art and culture. Adults, teens and children can participate in an array of learning opportunities including art classes, school programs, workshops, and other art activities. The Gallery also offers lectures by artists and critics, film screenings (Gallery Night at the Movies and Owen Sound’s Reel Festival), readings by writers and poets, concerts and TTAG - You’re It! Offsite projects. Check our website or Facebook page for up to date information!! The Gallery Shop features a wide selection of unique gifts and crafts handmade by regional artists, including jewellery, pottery, works in metal, textiles and glass.  The Shop also specializes in books, cards and reproductions relating to Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.  Exhibition related materials are always featured. PLAN YOUR VISIT The Gallery is located on First Avenue West, beside the Public Library, on the Sydenham River steps from beautiful downtown Owen Sound. Tom Thomson Art Gallery 840 First Avenue West Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 (519) 376-1932 ttmag@e-owensound.com Gallery Hours Regular: Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 pm Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, 12 to 5 pm Admission Suggested Donation: $5.00 Stay plugged in! Go to www.tomthomson.org and sign up for our e-newsletter or become a Facebook fan. SUPPORT Join TheTOM Individual-$35    Senior-$25    Student-$25    Artist-$25    Family-$45   The Annual Fund The Annual Fund provides substantial support for the Gallery to stage major exhibitions and offer engaging programming for you. Your gift to the Annual Fund, whether $20 or $200, will benefit The Tom Thomson
  23. 23. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 23 Midland Tours $5.00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Book your concert then leave the driving to us! Patrons having a valid Casino Rama Players Passport™ Card upon bus arrival may be eligible to receive a qualifying group incentive as determined by Casino Rama. Passengers must be 19 years of age or older and have valid government-issued identification to board busses destined to Casino Rama. A Casino Rama Players Passport™ Card is required to receive any Casino Rama incentive. Incentives are non-transferable. Programs are subject to availability and may change without notice. Employees and self- excluded patrons are not eligible to redeem Casino Rama offers. To book your group, call Midland Tours Representative for Grey, Bruce Simcoe at 1-877-839-8687 Reservations a must! Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation knowyourlimit.ca AD{TS3104336} ArtsandCulture Art Gallery and provide you with an additional tax deduction. Your contribution will ensure that The TOM continues to be a source of inspiration, enjoyment, and education for you and our community. Fifty for Fifty In 2017 we will be marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death and the 50th anniversary of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. For a donation of $1,000 a year ($85 a month) you will receive a tax receipt, recognition on our special FIFTY FOR FIFTY donor panel and invitations to attend 4 to 6 exclusive FIFTY FOR FIFTY events each year. In order to ensure the quality of experience at these intimate and exclusive events, the FIFTY FOR FIFTY club is limited to fifty members only. For more information on joining and different ways of giving to the TOM, please contact Suzanne Watson at 519-376-1932x226 or swatson@tomthomson.org. VOLUNTEER – one of our most valuable assets – YOU! Volunteers at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery are part of a multi-talented team and assist the Gallery in bringing the best of the visual arts to the broader community. There are many ways to get involved - plus, you’ll have a terrific time doing it! Call 519 376-1932 today to find out how to put your talent to work. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is generously supported by the City of Owen Sound, the Ontario Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts, its volunteers and memberships, foundations, businesses. DOORS OPEN OWEN SOUND May 31 June 1, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Free admission 170 years of Heritage is waiting for you to explore. ~ Owen Sound’s history as told through its buildings ~ Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heritage. It provides residents and visitors alike with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places within our community - all free of charge. Volunteers: No heritage knowledge required . . . just enthusiasm. What better way to learn more about these historic sites than to spend a half day volunteering at a site! To Volunteer or get more information, visit www.owensound.ca/heritage/doorsopen.php or contact Sandra Parks, Heritage Planning Coordinator at building@owensound.ca or 519-376-4440 Ext. 1275 CIRCA 1967: a stamp printed in the Canada shows The Jack Pine, Oil Painting by Tom Thomson.
  24. 24. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 24 Museums Discover History and Heritage at the Owen Sound Museums 948 3rd Ave West Owen Sound, Ontario 519 371 0031 www.billybishop.org Visit the boyhood home of Canada’s famous flying ace and wartime hero, William Avery “Billy” Bishop, located in downtown Owen Sound. Find out about his amazing life and legacy as well as Canada’s military and aviation history. Experience a slice of Victorian lifestyle in this national historic site featuring many furnishings and possessions of the Bishop family, who first lived in this grand home over a century ago. Outside enjoy the beautiful, Victorian-era inspired gardens. In July and August, Victorian Teas take place on the grounds. This summer see To Learn, To Serve, To Advance about the history of the air cadet movement as well as Local Heroes, an exhibit focusing on Owen Sound’s three Victoria Cross winners. Summer 2014 Exhibits Speaking Stones Exhibit Billy’s Room/Dining Room The history of the house, work in and update “If these walls could talk” exhibit information. Talk about the various renovations made to the house, the stories of Billy and the house (his 1st flight, his dark room). Opening: April 27, 2014 Mostly text based with photographs. Artefacts and furniture. High Flight Exhibit Louise’s Room  The history of the Air Force in Canada. Starting with RFC in the Great War to the British Commonwealth Air Training Program to RCAF. Opening: June 1, 2014 Exhibit Opening coincides with our  Veterans Commemoration and BBQ Sunday, June 1st, 2014 StayinTouchAlong with our web sites, follow all the latest news, events and happenings online via... Facebook www.facebook.billybishop.org www.facebook.marinerail.com Twitter @osmuseums Sign up for our weekly e-news to get the latest news from the Museums and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Check all of the above regularly for programming and special event updates over the summer. Opentoall…admissionbydonation…sevendaysweekallsummer
  25. 25. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 25 Museums Bishop House Summer Programs Calendar, 2014 Museum Explorers Weekends, July 5 – August 31 Drop-in 1pm - 4pm | $5 Drop-in to Bishop House to learn through experimentation, challenging games, and creative crafts! Vegetable Gardening for Kids! Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11, 18, 25 9 am – noon | $80 per child            This group of little green thumbs will learn the life-long skill of vegetable gardening by cultivating a traditional Victorian garden - sharing in the harvest, and sharing the knowledge they harvest. Each child will be responsible for ‘a crop’ and takes home their gardening tool kit. Victorian Teas Our summer tradition returns. Join us for traditional and especially themed Victorian Teas. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Bishop House Museum starting June15th, 2013. • Dessert Teas at 2 p.m. $4 members and children, $6 non-members Wednesdays; July 9 and August 6 • Luncheon Teas at 12 p.m. $8 members and children, $10 non-members Wednesdays; July 23 and August 20 Ghost Stories Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 24, 31 7-8:30 pm | $5 per person or $10 per family When the campfire is lit, the ghost stories of Owen Sound come alive! Bring a lawn chair and join us in the Bishop House backyard for our strange-but-true tales. Ghost Walks Sundays July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 24, 31 13+ | $5 per person Departs Bishop House at 9pm History walks the streets of Owen Sound! It’s not your typical sidewalk crawl. The stories of the famous and infamous are animated as you stroll through the city to uncover the strange and magnificent tales of Owen Sound. Museum Explorers Summer Camps July 28 - August 1 Ages: 6-12 | $20/day/child or $90/wk/child Leap into the past in a week-long historical adventure building, solving mysteries, creating real-life artefacts exhibitions, games and stories to make the imagination soar. History has never been so much fun! Check our website and facebook page for special events, and up-to-date program information. Bishop House Museum 948 3rd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON, 519 371 0031 www.billybishop.org | www.facebook.billybishop.org Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  26. 26. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 26 Museums Marine Rail Museum 1155 1st Avenue West Owen Sound (519) 371-3333 www.marineandrail.ca Open to all ... Admission by donation ... Seven days a week all summer The Marine Rail Museum is located in the historic CN Rail Station on Owen Sound’s harbourfront. It was established in 1978 by a volunteer group of history enthusiasts and saved by another group of volunteers in 2014.The Museum preserves Owen Sound’s history as a thriving port. It focuses on our marine, rail and industrial era. Travel back in time to Owen Sound’s industrial past and enjoy the artifacts, scale models, archival photos and interactive stations throughout the Museum. The Museum showcases exquisite ship models made by skilled artisans along with CNR and CPR memorabilia. Ask to see the working model railroad or, if you’re there at 12:00 or 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday, enjoy the sound of the historic Kennedy Foundry whistle. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and has free parking beside the beautifully landscaped walkway along the harbour.Tours and group rates can be arranged. Admission is by donation.The building also houses the office of Owen SoundTourism making information about the city available to residents and visitors. What does it take to keep a Museum open? It’s volunteers like you!Your support is essential to help: • volunteer during open hours • assist with renovations • offer special talents including computer skills • help with fund raising events • assist with exhibit set-ups If you want to get involved, contact us at the Museum or email volunteers@marineandrail.ca. And, your donations to help keep the Museum open are essential. Contributions can be sent to Marine Rail Museum, Box 92, Owen Sound ON N4K 5P1. Please make cheques payable to CommunityWaterfront Heritage Centre (CWHC). For more information and hours of operation, visit our website www.marineandrail.ca. Photo by Doris Fraser
  27. 27. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 27The official beverage sponsor of the City of Owen Sound Connect with us: April 3-12 Hobson’s Choice April 26-27 Home Cottage Expo May 1 MS Chi-Cheemaun Spring Voyage May 10 Elvis – The Moments May 10 Last Night of the Proms May 23 One World Festival May 28-June 7 18 Wheels May 31-June 1 Doors Open Owen Sound May 31 My Sweet Patootie June 13-15 Grey-Bruce Pride Celebration June 15 Like Father, Like Son? Sorry June 22-Aug 20 “TD” Harbour Nights Concerts (Sundays) June 28 Moreston Heritage Village Opening June 28- July 1 Tall Ship Excursions June 29 Georgian Bay Garden Club Garden Tour July 1 Canada Day Celebration July 5 Hottest Yard Sale Under the Sun July 11-25 Music Movies, Harrison Park (Fridays) July 18-20 Canadian Spirit Festival August 1-2 Emancipation Festival August 8-9 Streets Alive Buskerfest! August 8-9 Mudtown Music Arts Festival August 15-17 Summerfolk Music Crafts Festival August 22-31 Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular derby August 24 Bayshore Race Sept. 4-6 Owen Sound Fall Fair Sept. 12-14 Ribfest, Kelso Beach Sept. 13-14 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sept. 15-Oct. 15 Owen Sound Salmon Tour Sept. 19-21 Sweetwater Music Festival Sept. 25-27 Sydenham Agricultural Fair October 5 Pratie Oaten Irish Festival Nov. 14-Jan 4 Festival of Northern Lights Nov. 14-Jan 5 Victorian Christmas December 6 Festival in the Park MAJOR EVENTS For more Owen Sound events, visit www.owensoundtourism.ca or call 1-888-675-5555 Owen Sound Salmon Tour Sweetwater Music Festival June 22-Aug 20 “TD” Harbour Nights Concerts (Sundays) Canadian Spirit Festival TD Harbour Nights Concert Series
  28. 28. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 28 RecreationandParks From the desk of the Director of Community Services I am pleased to introduce the 2014 Community Guide. We have organized the information into 3 main sections: City Services; Arts and Culture; and Recreation and Parks. I hope that you enjoy the new format of the Guide and find it easy to use. The guide is filled with ways to be active and healthy this summer. The Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound have generously supported a new Skate and Bike Park at Victoria Park. We look forward to putting the finishing touches on the park this spring and to enjoying a summer filled with bikes, scooters and skateboards! Late in 2013, we completed trail upgrades at Stoney Orchard Park on the City’s east side in co-operation with the Tom Thomson Trail Group. This trail offers some of the best views of the Owen’s Sound on Georgian Bay. Access the trail off of 9th Ave at the end of 23rd Street East and enjoy a hike. The City is pleased to be partnering with Owen Sound Minor Soccer and Keith Mason to present 2 fun filled weeks of soccer camp at the Kiwanis Soccer Complex. Check out the Summer Hockey Skills and Powerskating camps and keep your skills sharp for next season. Registration details are in this guide or you can find them at www.owensound.ca. Just want to skate this summer – each week there are opportunities for public skating or book an hour of Last Minute Ice and enjoy a cool game of shinny with your friends. The Tall Ship Liana’s Ransom, an 85-foot topsail schooner is returning to Owen Sound on Canada Day weekend (June 28 - July 1), offering 90-minute excursions on Owen Sound Bay. Excursion tickets are now available in person at the Roxy Theatre Box Office, or online at www.roxytheatre.ca. The crew dresses in period costume similar to the outfits worn by pirates and privateers of old. During the excursions, passengers are entertained by tales of pirate adventures, with crew members swinging on ropes over the water. Passengers even have the opportunity to fire the ship’s authentic scale model cannons. After enjoying a cruise, plan to take in the annual fireworks display at Kelso Beach Park or enjoy the fireworks from a special fireworks cruise. Plan to make 2014 a memorable Canada Day with your friends and family. There are many ways for you to Celebrate Summer in Owen Sound from Friday night Music and Movies to Sunday Harbour Nights Concerts to free swims at Harrison Park Pool. All the details about these and many other opportunities can be found in this guide. Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  29. 29. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 29 An overnight camp experience for ages 6 to16 years! The Rotary Youth Camp“Presqu’ile” Archery Paddle Making Canoeing Kayaking Sports Drama Camp Fires Sing Songs Ecology Swimming Arts Crafts Tipi Sleep Outs Leadership (14-16 yrs) Water Trampoline And so much more! Spend a week playing on the shores of Georgian Bay. Just 20 minutes north of Owen Sound. www.rotarycamp.com | presquilecamp@bmts.com Register at: 700 10th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 0C6 519-376-0484 ext. 224 Register today! AD{TS3084229} Contact us for more information. 519-888-4856 or 1-877-ESQ-KIDS (377-5437) esqinfo@uwaterloo.ca Providing camps in Owen Sound, for grades 4-6 the week of July 28 - Aug 1! C004151 1-877-ESQ-KIDS A fun and exciting hands-on learning experience. 1-8 A fA f hanhanhanhan esq.uwaterloo.ca A partnership between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science. Engineering Science Quest is a proud member of Actua. AD{TS3095787} RecreationandParks So many of these events and opportunities are made possible at no charge to our residents and visitors through the generous support and sponsorship of our community partners. Thank you to the community minded individuals, businesses and organizations who make this possible. I hope we help you create memories with your family this summer! Left to Right: Jill Gamble, Councillor Bill Twaddle -Vice-Chair, Paul Foster, Bob Garnett, Krista Youngblood, Bryan Gibbons and Councillor Jim McManaman - Chair Absent: Councillor David Adair, Jean Paul Caron, Scott Vining Owen Sound... where you want to live! Recreation Parks Advisory Committee
  30. 30. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 30 FacilityRentals Banquet Meeting Facilities Owen Sound has facilities available to suit all occasions for any size of gathering. Whether it’s a family picnic, wedding, concert, or sports event, the City has the facility in which to host it! Situated on the shores of Georgian Bay, the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre offers a wide range of facilities, amenities and services. Banquet halls, meeting rooms, an arena and 900 parking spaces ensure that any size of gathering can be hosted in style. For details on all Facility Bookings, call 376-1440 or check us out on-line at www.owensound.ca Licensed Functions: When you book a City facility and your event will be licensed under the AGCO, there are certain requirements that you must meet. For the complete Municipal Alcohol Policy, visit the City’s website: www.owensound.ca Harrison Park Community Centre is also available for rent to host social and recreational activities. Booking Policies and Procedures: The following facilities can be booked through Service Owen Sound in person or by phone: City Hall, 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. By Phone: 519-376-1440 • Picnic Shelters- Kelso Park and Harrison Park • Harrison Park Community Centre • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre • plus many others! Home Show at Bayshore Community Centre FACILITY AMENITIES Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Ave East Banquet Rooms accommodating up to 650 people Arena: 1 NHL size pad available for tournaments, concerts, trade shows Upper concourse walking track Concessions available Outdoor Gazebo Patio, beautiful gardens, J. Irvine Brown Accessible playground Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 700 10th St East Arenas: 2 NHL size ice pads with heated viewing area Health, Fitness Recreation Centre (operated by YMCA) featuring: • 8 lane competition pool • Therapeutic pool • Full Fitness Facility Harrison Park Community Centre 75 2nd Avenue East Heritage stone building accommodates 75 people Suitable for community events; family reunions Wood-burning fireplace (wood available for purchase-no outside wood allowed) Many Other Facilities Planning an event, family get together....For all your facility needs, call us and we will try to find a space to suit your needs. Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  31. 31. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 31 R.R. #1, Shallow Lake 519-376-7156 Graham Joanne Cunliffe pawsawhile@amtelecom.net Indoor/Outdoor Runs - 3 Walks Daily Boarding Kennels for Dogs Ultrasound Kennels Dobermans -- Schnauzers -- Wheaten Terriers BOARDING, GROOMING AND TRAINING 38 years of business Ron McCartney Family R.R. 4, Owen Sound 519-794-3456 email: ultrasoundkennel@gmail.com ALL ABOUT PETS VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION ACROSS FROM STONE TREE GOLF CLUB Natasha Kirk • 519-416-5000 Quality Grooming • Affordable Prices By Appointment AD{TS3104375} English Riding Lessons ◆ Group Private Lessons ◆ All Ages ◆ Quality School Horses Equipment ◆ Qualified Instructors Jack Pine Equestrian Centre Jack Pine Equestrian Centre 419063 Tom Thomson Lane, Owen Sound 519-371-0717 jackpine_farm@hotmail.com NEW BEGINNER RIDERS INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE Consists Of 4 Private Lesson AD{TS3104320} FacilityRentals Rental Rates (Rates for 2014 - incl. hst) Call for other available rooms and amenities and applicable rates. Extra fees may also apply. Payment: • All rentals totalling less than $150 must be paid in full at time of booking. • All hall rentals totalling more than $150 must provide a minimum $150 deposit to confirm rental. • An administration charge of $40 will be levied for all payments returned Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) • Payment options: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa or Mastercard HARRISON PARK Picnic Shelter 9 rows of tables $9.18/row Bandshell Per Rental $32.75 Community Centre Adult Full Day $163.75 ½ Day $84.16 Youth Full Day $131.00 ½ Day $66.62 KELSO BEACH PARK Picnic Shelter 8 rows of tables $6.71/row Payment is required at the time of renting one of the above facilities. Harrison Park Community Centre Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (Full Day Rates) Room Capacity Prime Time Non-Prime Bay 267 $567.89 $275.27 Sound 202 $444.97 $215.12 Rutherford 428 $955.38 $467.65 Christie Hare 1 50 $134.67 $106.75 Christie Hare 2 100 $270.02 $141.85 Combined 144 $400.86 $220.46
  32. 32. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 32 FacilityRentals Ice Rentals The City has two modern facilities to serve Owen Sound and area: • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Avenue East • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 700 10th Street East (Twin Pad Arena) Owen Sound’s Community Services Department is committed to serving the needs of user groups and residents who use Owen Sound facilities. An Ice Allocation Policy has been developed to be fair, to all ice users. The policy outlines allocation priority, process and timelines and is available on-line at www.owensound.ca or through the Community Services Department. To book ice time, please call Brenda Dailey at 376-4440 Ext. 1254 or check for available ice time at www.owensound.ca/play/available-ice-times Insurance ALL ice users are required to provide proof of liability insurance prior to the first day of ice rental ($2,000,000 coverage naming “City of Owen Sound” as an additional insured). Users have the option of securing their own insurance or obtaining the insurance through the City for a fee (outlined below, 8% tax extra) which will be added to the rental contract. Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 2014 ICE RENTAL HOURLY RATES (incl. hst) OFF SEASON ICE (April 1-June 30) Minor Adult Prime Time Monday to Sunday, 6 am – 11 pm $177.41 Non-Prime Time Monday to Friday, 11 pm-4:30 pm $111.77 $143.92 SUMMER ICE Prime Time Monday to Sunday, 6 am – 11 pm $201.59 FALL/WINTER SEASON Minor Adult Non-Prime Time Monday to Friday, 11 pm-4:30 pm $111.77 $143.92 Prime Time Monday to Friday, 4:30 -11 pm Saturday/Sunday, 6 am -11:00 pm $153.21 $201.59 LAST MINUTE ICE (+ hst) Prime Time $125.00 Non-Prime Time $100.00 Rates based on 50 minute hour Rates subject to change Does not include fee for insurance All for profit ice rentals and minor individuals/ organizations not from Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs and Municipality of Meaford will be charged the adult rate. You can now rent “Last Minute Ice” at a competitive hourly rate! Non-Prime Time ice - $100 Prime Time ice - $125 Some conditions may apply as noted above. Check out available Last Minute Ice info at: https://www.owensound.ca/play/last-minute-ice-rental or call Brenda Dailey at 519-376-4440 Ext. 1254
  33. 33. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 33 ParksOpenSpace Parks, Open Space Sportsfields Stay Healthy and Keep Active in Owen Sound! We have a fantastic community for all of us to enjoy. Beautiful parks, breathtaking scenery and dedicated groups providing opportunities for all ages to be active. Splash in the Harrison Park Pool, bike the Tom Thomson trail, and play some pick-up baseball or basketball. Look for the City’s new Skate and Bike Park at Victoria Park developed in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound. Cool off in the Good Cheer Splash Pad, located at Kelso Beach Park. Meet some friends at the Major Friends Leash Free Dog Park along the Inner Harbour, 1st Ave East. Booking Policies and Procedures: These facilities can be booked through Service Owen Sound in person or by phone: City Hall, 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. By Phone: 519-376-1440: • Picnic Shelters- Kelso Park and Harrison Park • Harrison Park Community Centre • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre • plus many others! Good Cheer Splash Pad at Kelso Park Harrison Park Bandshell Harrison Park Putt’n Paddle Victoria Park Running Track FACILITY AMENITIES Victoria Park 700 10th St. East Grandstand 400 m track, field New Skate Park - skateboard, scooter or bike Kelso Beach Park Eddie Sargent Parkway Amphitheatre, Picnic Tables Good Cheer Splash Pad; Ball Diamond Soccer Field Harrison Park Community Centre 75 2nd Avenue East Community Hall, Picnic Shelter Outdoor Swimming Pools; 2 playgrounds (1 accessible) Harrison Park Inn Restaurant Walking Trails, Mini-Golf; Paddle Boat/Canoe Rentals; Bird Sanctuary Shuffleboard/Horseshoes/Tennis/Pickleball Outdoor Artificial Rink Basketball Court Many Other Facilities Planning an event, family get together....For all your facility needs, call us and we will try to find a space to suit your needs.
  34. 34. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 34 ParksOpenSpace Parks Open Space Owen Sound has an abundance of greenspace and parks within the City’s boundaries with something for everyone! Owen Sound offers many local neighbourhood parks with a variety of amenities. For detailed information on our larger parks, please refer to the chart below. For rental inquiries, please contact 519-376-1440. PARK NAME SeniorLitBall SeniorUnlitBall JuniorBall Practice/ScrubBall SeniorLitSoccer SeniorUnlitSoccer JuniorSoccer MiniGolf Tennis/Pickleball BasketballCourt OutdoorPool SplashPad AccessiblePlayground PlayEquipment Beach OutdoorIceRink Skatepark PicnicPavillion Campground Washroom TomWilliams ●                                     ● St. Juliens     ●                   ●           ● Kinsmen     ●                   ●           ● Harrison Field     ● ●                   ●         ● Charlie Kelly                         ●           Alexandra                         ●             St.George’s ●                                   ● J. Irvine Brown Children’s                       ●         ● ● Duncan McLellan ●                       ●           ● EdTaylor       ●                 ●           Victoria Park       ●   ●                     ●   ● Ryerson       ●                 ●             Parkview                         ●           Owen Heights                         ●             Harrison Park       ●       ● ● ● ●   ● ●   ●   ● ● ● Bayshore Community Centre                         ● ● ●     ● ● Kelso Beach   ●       ●           ● ● ●     ● ● ● Kiwanis Soccer Complex         ● ● ●                       ● Sports Fields Ball Diamond bookings start annually on the first business day of April in person at City Hall. To book a field, call 376-1440. Rates subject to change. 2014 RATE GAMES (2.5 HR) PRACTICES (1 HR) Minor Adult Minor Adult Soccer Fields Kelso Beach,Victoria Park $44.97 $64.30 $11.30 $16.22 Kiwanis Complex 4 Fields Call for info 2014 RATE GAMES (2.5 HR) PRACTICES (1 HR) Minor Adult Minor Adult Ball Diamonds (14) Class A Duncan McLellan TomWilliams $50.40 $72.04 $10.06 $14.41 Class B St. Georges $44.07 $62.94 $8.87 $12.60 Class C St. Juliens; Kelso; Harrison Field; Kinsmen $21.36 $30.57 $4.29 $6.10
  35. 35. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 35AD{TS3104364} CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 3 GENERATIONS STRONG FULL SERVICE GARDEN CENTRE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING WE’RE GROWING WITH YOU Just East of Springmount on the Sunset Strip in Owen Sound 519-376-6521 WWW.WESTSIDEOWENSOUND.COM AD{TS3093341} ParksOpenSpace Campgrounds Owen Sound boasts two campgrounds within the heart of the City. Whether you want to experience an outdoor weekend retreat, have friends visiting or are hosting a local tournament, the Harrison Park Campground or Kelso Park Campground offer accommodations close to all amenities. Owen Sound Trails Network Situated in a dynamic outdoor playground, the City of Owen Sound is proud to be home to some of the area’s most elaborate trail systems.Trail users can enjoy the sunsets from trail routes along the shores of the bay or the quiet strolls along the harbour walkway. Harrison Park offers trail goers a diverse selection of both hard surfaced and natural earthen trails extending into the vast Grey Sauble Conservation land leading to the ever popular Inglis Falls. TheTomThomson rail trail provides outdoor enthusiasts with a well maintained portion along the City’s east shore. For those that like to explore, there are four gorgeous waterfalls in close proximity to the city, all accessible by trail and waiting for the adventure seeker. For more information, visit www.owensound.ca/trails Stoney Orchard Park Trail Improvements This section of the Owen SoundTrail Network offers a great vista of Owen Sound Harbour and runners and hikers may notice some new changes. Last year, in co-operation with theTomThomson Trail Group, improvements to the existing trail were completed. Users will notice the trail has been re-routed in a few sections, tree branches trimmed, and a new stone base installed. The trail will also feature new directional signage in the near future. Campground Bookings - May - October Off-season: 519-376-0265 Regular Season: 519-371-9734 Harrison Park $37.29/night Reservations accepted commencing 8 am, May 1st on a first call, first booked basis • Approx. 100 sites • Hydro Water hookup • Showers flush toilets • Dumping Station • Firewood (no outside wood allowed) • Laundromat • Swimming Pool privileges Kelso Beach Park $33.90/night Reservations for Summerfolk accepted commencing 8 am, Monday, May 12th on a first call, first booked basis • Overflow special events camping • Approx. 75 sites • Limited hydro water hook-up NEW FOR 2014: • Reduced Hiker/Backpacker rate - $20.34/night • Reduced Friday to Friday rate - $205.10/week Harrison Park Campground Stoney Orchard Trail View
  36. 36. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 36 For more information on the Port Elgin Harbour please check our information on Website: www.saugeenshores.ca or Email: harbour@saugeenshores.ca To enter the harbour, Logie’s Rock serves as an excellent reference point. It is marked by a light buoy and lies 2 miles west-northwest of Port Elgin. Harbour staff monitor VHF channel 68. Address: 163 Elgin St, Port Elgin • Phone: 1-866-832-2008 ext. 131 Port Elgin Harbour Over 250 Large Campsites. Minutes Away from Lake Huron Beaches Tiverton, Ontario www.pinetreeleisure.com Port Elgin Municipal Camp Address: 584 Bruce Street, Port Elgin Phone: 519-832-2512 Southampton Municipal Camp Address: 277 Lake Street, Southampton Phone: 519-832-2512 For more information on either of these great camps please check our information on Website: www.saugeenshores.ca Or Email: marshallj@saugeenshores.ca Relax Enjoy Nature in one of the most scenic atmospheres on the Peninsula • Camping for Tents Trailers, Complete hydro hook-up • Group Camping, Solitary Camping, Seasonal Camping • Frontier Camping in picture perfect campsites • Swimming, Beach,Volleyball, Horseshoes • Restaurant/Convenience Store • Much More! CAPE CROKER PARK For Reservations Call 519-534-0571 Email: reservations@capecroker.com www.capecrokerpark.com CAMPING DIRECTORY Family Camping 1 Block North of Lights 47 Sauble Falls Pkwy 519-422-1161 www.woodlandpark.on.ca SAUBLE BEACH PLAN YOUR GETAWAY TODAY!AD{TS3105832} ParksOpenSpace Emerald Ash Borer Alert (EAB) Ash trees are a significant species in the City’s urban forest, which includes trees on private as well as public lands within the City. Like many Ontario municipalities, Owen Sound faces a threat to its Ash tree population. The exotic, invasive insect pest Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has infested many Ash trees throughout Southern Ontario. In the spring of 2014, with the potential threat of this pest, Owen Sound City Council approved the Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan to reduce and mitigate the impact of EAB. The first step in the EAB Management Plan is a complete inventory and assessment of the City’s Ash trees, to better understand the true management
  37. 37. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 37 costs for selective treatment and removal of publicly- owned Ash trees. How the Public can Help Report signs and symptoms of infested trees to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, toll free at 1 800 442-2342 or online at www.inspection.gc.ca or contact the OMNR at 1 800 667-1940 To learn more about EAB - check out the City’s website at: www.owensound.ca/emerald-ash-borer ParksOpenSpace Boat Launches The City offers recreational boaters and sports fisherman boat launch facilities at theWest Side Boat Launch for the boating season. During the Salmon Spectacular Derby, this facility is open 24 hours. Amenities include: Fish cleaning station • Concession •Washrooms • Floating docks (18) Boat Launch Fees (plus hst): Daily Launch $8.85 Season Pass $88.50 Season Pass (2nd pass) $44.25 Passes can be purchased through the City’s Boat Launch Operator at the West Side Boat Launch or by calling 371-1988 (leave a message; calls are monitored). The East Side Boat Launch (water level dependent) also offers boaters a launch facility. Season Pass only available for this facility and can be purchased at theWest Side Boat Launch.
  38. 38. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 38 SummerPrograms City Camps and Swimming Lessons ‘Play your Way’ in Owen Sound The City is pleased to offer new Hockey Skills Development and Power Skating camps as well as Soccer Camps in partners with the Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association. We continue our partnership with theYMCA of Owen Sound, Grey and Bruce to offer swimming lessons at the Harrison Park Pools. NON-RESIDENTS: Participants who have a 2014 Non- Resident Card for Minor Sports do not have to purchase another card. SOCCER CAMPS presented by City of Owen Sound Owen Sound Minor Soccer AGE: 4 to 18 Yrs Old (4Yr olds can only register in ½ day session) INSTRUCTOR: Keith Mason, Soccer Coach University of Guelph Keith is the Head Soccer Coach at the University of Guelph, and has been running Performance Plus Soccer Camps for over 18 years. WHAT TO BRING: • Running Shoes • Shorts • Hat Sunscreen • Lunch/Beverage/Water All registrants receive a T-Shirt Soccer Ball WEEK I - July 7 - 11 $115 Half Day 9:00 am - 12 noon $170 Full Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $225 Advanced Goalie 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WEEK II - August 5 - 8 (4 days) $95 Half Day 9:00 am - 12 Noon $135 Full Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm All camps will be held at the Kiwanis Soccer Complex. Non-resident fee applies NEW: REGISTRATION FOR HOCKEY AND SOCCER CAMPS WHEN: Registration begins Monday, April 28th, 8:30 am WHERE: City Hall 808 2nd Ave East HOW: In Person or By Fax (519) 371-0511 Make sure all personal and credit card information is complete so we can register your child by fax
  39. 39. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 39 SummerSoccerCampRegistration Parent/Guardian Name: Address: City/Town: Postal Code: Home Tel #: Work Tel #: Area:  Owen Sound  Georgian Bluffs  Georgian Highlands Other (please state) __________ Participant #1 Participant #2 First Name: First Name: Last Name: Last Name: Date of Birth: (MM/DD/YR)  Male  Female Date of Birth: (MM/DD/YR)  Male  Female Special Needs/Allergies/Medical Information: Special Needs/Allergies/Medical Information: Non-Resident Card # (if applicable): Non-Resident Card # (if applicable): Soccer Camp Dates Fees CAMP NAME FEE Camp # 1 – July 7 th to 11 th  Full Day $170  ½ Day $115  Advanced Goalie $225 $ $ Camp # 2 – August 5th to 8th  Full Day $135  ½ Day $95 $ $ Total Fees $ Payment payable to the CITY OF OWEN SOUND  Cash/Cheque  Debit  Visa/MasterCard Signature: Credit Card #: Expiry: Ages 4 – 18 years old will be accepted. Children age 4 can only attend ½ day program. 2014 Soccer Camp Registration Form Summer Soccer Camp Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association Instructor Keith Mason PO Box 951, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6 Head Coach Phone: 372-1036 osmsa@bmts.com University of Guelph Gryphons www.owensoundminorsoccer.ca Grey Highlands
  40. 40. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 40 HockeyCamps NEW: REGISTRATION FOR HOCKEY AND SOCCER CAMPS WHEN: Registration begins Monday, April 28th, 8:30 am WHERE: City Hall 808 2nd Ave East HOW: In Person or By Fax (519) 371-0511 Make sure all personal and credit card information is complete so we can register your child by fax POWERSKATING - Tuesdays Powerskating program includes skill and technique development as well as conditioning. Focus is on balance, control, speed and endurance. June 24 - August 12 (8 weeks) $280 Elite 2:30 - 4:00 pm $150 PeeWee/Bantam 4:00 - 5:00 pm $150 Bantam/Midget 5:00 - 6:00 pm INSTRUCTOR: Denise Reid Skate Canada Professional Power Skating Coach Denise has coached skaters in Grey/Bruce for over 33 years. She has worked with hockey players ranging from Tyke to, most recently, the Owen Sound Junior A Attack hockey team, AAA Grey Bruce Highlanders as well as houseleague and rep players in the City of Owen Sound. WHAT TO BRING: • CSA approved helmet • Full hockey/ringette equipment WHERE: Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre, 700 10th St East SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - Wednesdays Focus is on developing skills to bring your game to the next level; working on shooting and passing, puck control and protection. June 25 - August 13 (8 weeks) $150 Atom 4:00 - 5:00 pm $150 PeeWee 5:00 - 6:00 pm $150 Bantam/Midget 6:00 - 7:00 pm INSTRUCTOR: Brad Tiley Former NHL Defenceman; Strength Conditioning Coach-OT Sports Conditioning Brad played for the Owen Sound Greys; won an OHL championship with the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds during a 3 year Major Junior career. Brad’s 18 yr. career in pro-hockey led him to stops in the NHL (Phoenix Coyotes Philadelphia Flyers), AHL, IHL, Europe Asia. WHAT TO BRING: • CSA approved helmet • Full hockey/ringette equipment WHERE: Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre, 700 10th St East Hockey Camps Spaceislimited—RegisterEarly!!!
  41. 41. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 41 HockeyCampRegistration Parent/Guardian Name: Address: City/Town: Postal Code: Home Tel #: Work Tel #: Area:  Owen Sound  Georgian Bluffs  Georgian Highlands Other (please state): Participant #1 Participant #2 First Name: First Name: Last Name: Last Name: Date of Birth: (MM/DD/YR)  Male  Female Date of Birth: (MM/DD/YR)  Male  Female Special Needs/Allergies/Medical Information: Special Needs/Allergies/Medical Information: Non-Resident Card # (if applicable): Non-Resident Card # (if applicable): Hockey Camp Dates Fees CAMP NAME FEE Powerskating Camp  Elite $280  PeeWee/Bantam $150  Bantam/Midget $150 #1 $  Elite $280  PeeWee/Bantam $150  Bantam/Midget $150 #2 $ Skills Development Camp  Atom $150  PeeWee $150  Bantam/Midget $150 #1 $  Atom $150  PeeWee $150  Bantam/Midget $150 #2 $ Total Fees $ Payment payable to the CITY OF OWEN SOUND  Cash/Cheque  Debit  Visa/MasterCard Signature: Credit Card #: Expiry: www.owensound.ca 2014 Hockey Camps Registration Form Hockey Camps Registration starts Monday, April 28th at Owen Sound City Hall, 808 2nd Avenue East, 519-376-1440 Completed Registration Forms can be faxed to 519-371-0511 Grey
  42. 42. 2014COMMUNITYSUMMERACTIVITIES/WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 42 SummerPrograms July 14th -18th 2014 Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre For more information Call: ATP Hockey School (519) 372-0061 E-mail: rajmt@rogers.com Registration form on our website: www.atpforhockey.com • 21 years hockey school experience • 6 years junior hockey coaching experience • NCCP Development 2 • NCCP Coach Certification Instructor • Hockey Skills Academy Instructor • High School Phys. Ed Teacher • Fitness training • Speed, agility, plyometrics, footwork • Teamwork and team building • Tactics • Nutrition basics • Mental preparation • Strategies and tactics • Fun in the sun • Skill fundamentals • Skating-forward, backwards, starts, stops, and turns • Stick handling • Passing - forehand, backhand, saucer • All shots - wrist, snap, backhand, and slap shot • Checking - body and stick checks • Team tactics • Breakout • Attacking in odd man situations • Defending in odd man situations • Scoring and defending strategies • Positional responsibilities • Testing and analysis • Radar analysis