Owen Sound Riverfest

On the Road!

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This summer has been a fantastic journey for Community Foundation Grey Bruce that has charted a road show featuring pop-up granting ceremonies across the region. Over the last three months we've distributed over $188,000 to support projects by 65 charities across Grey and Bruce counties. An additional $176,000 in grants was disbursed to charities as directed by individuals and organizations who hold endowment funds at the Foundation. Our road trip has taken us across the region to some spectacular sites where we met inspiring people. We have stood in front of the glorious limestone escarpment that frames the azure blue waters of the Wiarton harbour, gathered in a sharing circle in the sunny gardens at M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre in Owen Sound, celebrated in full rainbow colour at the Kincardine Pride Parade, toured the Library and Food Bank at Saugeen First Nation Food Bank, and met lots of friends at the Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library in Southgate and the Lewis Park in Ripley, just to remember a few of the many stops. At each gathering, we've heard stories from charities and non-profit organizations about their amazing projects that make life better for all the people of Grey and Bruce counties.

We're very grateful to the community sponsors who have made the road show possible, our car is from Luckydog Motors of Owen Sound, Have1.com and Integra Design provided vehicle branding, Grey Bruce Boomers and Bayshore Broadcasting are supporting media partners. You can follow along on our travels and read about some of the stories we have heard by liking our Facebook page or using the hashtag #YouMakeYourCommunity. 

Just a reminder that the Foundation has another grant deadline coming up on September 15.  Check out our website for eligibility and application forms. We’re here for good.

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