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Liberal Candidate: Labour Day is the Time to Take Stock


For many of us, Labour Day is a time of transition and reflection. For my three kids, it's time to wind down their summer job in Owen Sound and head back to school.

During my years as editor of the Owen Sound Sun Times, Labour Day kicked off a noticeable pickup in local news – whether it was the wrap-up of lacrosse and fastball or the fresh Owen Sound Attack season, or harvest news, school busing news, seasonal employment changes, or just the general economic rhythm of Bruce and Grey counties, beginning to prepare for the fall and winter ahead.

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Local Families Marking 50 Years of Golfing Together

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the folk festival called Woodstock. A lot of us will remember 50 years ago, being only a teenager then.

Well, for some families in the Meaford and Owen Sound communities, 50 years ago was the start of what has now become an annual event, focusing around the growth of families covering over two generations. Even more significant is the fact that this annual event was built on these families getting together each year to play golf. That’s right. Each and every year for over the last 49 years the House, Markle, Rowe, Bumstead, Cranney, Almond, Cowling, and Kingston descendents have been getting together in communities around Ontario to play golf.

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Drive Fore Teens Program Coming to End


In 2007 the Drive Fore Teens Golf Tournament was held for the first time to help fund the Winter Safe Driving Program. Over the past 12 years we have been fortunate to have had the support from many local residents and businesses, who have helped over 300 local high school students to participate in the Winter Safe Driving Program. The Pursuits Program at Georgian Bay Community School also has received financial support from the golf tournament over the years.

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