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The Ace of Spades Lives On!
As Week 12 proceeds, the jackpot increases!

With weekly prizes of between $400 and $760 and winners like Chris Plante from Holland Centre who won $414 in the Week 11 draw, Catch the Ace GBHS is steadily growing.  The progressive jackpot is now sitting at an estimated $9,000 and is expected to grow over $10,000 in the upcoming weeks, as tickets are sold!  Funds raised will support the purchase of an MRI system at Owen Sound Regional Hospital.

In the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation office, there are now 41 playing cards individually sealed in manila envelopes on display.  These envelopes are numbered from 1 through 52, with the exception of the envelopes already opened by our weekly winners.  Nobody knows which envelope contains the Ace of Spades – until one lucky weekly winner catches it!

The MRI in the Owen Sound Regional Hospital is used over 11,000 times per year on patients from across Grey and Bruce to diagnose a range of medical conditions. Tests done with the next generation of MRI technology will be faster, quieter and more comfortable for patients, and will provide physicians with higher quality images to aid in more accurate diagnoses.

Catch the Ace tickets can be purchased in many places throughout Grey and Bruce Counties.  For more information or to find where tickets are available near you, please contact your local hospital foundation offices: Owen Sound, Meaford, Wiarton, Southampton, and Markdale, visit or follow @CatchTheAceGBHS on Facebook.  Don’t forget to watch each weekly draw on our Facebook live stream or watch the video recordings posted to our Facebook page when you have a spare minute! 

Ticket purchasers must be 18 or over to participate. For more information visit or contact your local hospital foundation:

  • Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation (519) 534-5856
  • Centre Grey Hospital Foundation (519) 986-3040
  • Meaford Hospital Foundation (519) 538-1311 ext. 4208
  • Owen Sound Hospital Foundation (519) 372-3925
  • Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation (519) 797-3230 ext. 3230

A.G.C.O. Licence #9997 has been issued to Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.

For more information contact:

Amy McKinnon, Executive Director

Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation


100 Women Who Care

Launched in September 2017 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle are celebrating the beginning of their 2nd year.  With over 190 members, 4 charities have benefited to a total amount of over $60,000.  

The charities we have supported in the past year are:

  • Barbara Weider House, Home Horizons
  • Salvation Army
  • Victim Services
  • Events for Life

At our September 26th meeting we celebrated our success with music, cake, wine and camaraderie. 

Events for Life was the recipient of our June meeting and Kathy Dewling, a board member from Events for Life talked about the program where our donations are making an impact on a new program being launched for respite and living options.  They accepted a cheque for $17,100. 

We heard excellent presentations from Theatre Collingwood, and Beaver Valley Outreach and ultimately selected Society of St Vincent de Paul, where our donation will support those in need for another year.  

Our next meeting will be November 28th at the Legion, 490 Ontario St, Collingwood.  The Legion generously donates the use of their space for our meetings. 

To find out more or join us visit our website 

Program Begins October 15, 2018 at St. George's Church in Clarksburg

The MUSIC AFTER SCHOOL Instrumental program had a flying start at the Introductory Session on October 1, 2018 at St.George’s Anglican Church in Clarksburg. A group of enthusiastic music students from Beaver Valley Community School and Georgian Bay Community School, many having attended the Southampton Summer Music Camp, showed a solid background in band and ensemble playing. Band Director Ken Paterson, recently retired music educator with 30 years experience, was delighted with the musical knowledge and sound of the group.

The concert band instruction starts on Monday October 15, 2018 from 4-6 pm with sessions every following Monday and ending on Monday December 17, 2018.

Clarinet and flute players are particularly welcome, but most brass, woodwind and percussion instruments will still find a place to be heard.

Registration fee is $30.00 for the whole program and Registration Forms are available at Thornbury Pharmasave, by e-mail, phone 519-599-2893 or, last resort, bring your instrument to St.George’s Church on Monday October 15, 2018 at 4 pm.

Find out how much fun music can be when played well.

One hundred fifty people took advantage of the offer of free Attack tickets in exchange for the return of expired or unused medication.

Now in its second year, the Campaign to “Attack” Medication Misuse offered participants a free voucher to an Owen Sound Attack hockey game in exchange for the return of unused medication dropped off at the Rexall Pharma Plus in downtown Owen Sound between September 24 and 30.

The campaign supports the proper disposal and storage of medication and reduces the amount of unused and expired medication, especially opioid pain relievers, in our community.

A significant amount of opioids and controlled substances with a potential for abuse, including hydromorphone, oxycodone and codeine, were among the 236 expired and unused medications returned. The campaign also prevented these drugs from ending up in landfills or flushed down the toilet and ultimately in our water system. Unused medication should always be returned to a pharmacy for proper disposal.

Thanks to all who participated in this event as well as the Owen Sound Attack and Rexall Pharmacy for their support!

For More Information:

Monica Blair

Registered Practical Nurse,

Grey Bruce Health Unit

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1243

BVO is currently seeking Registered Early Childhood Educators and Supply Staff

Early Childhood Educators

The successful applicant will be responsible for, but not limited to:

• Planning and implementing a well-rounded school age program indoors and outdoors
• Supervising children and promoting fair play and citizenship characteristics
• Work independently and as part of a team
• Exhibit strong communication, observation and organizational skills
• To be available for staff meetings, training and workshops

Required Skill/Knowledge:

• Previous experience working with children
• Enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging

Employment Requirements:

• Registered E.C.E. (member in good standing with the College of E.C.E.)
• Current Criminal Reference Check
• Current First Aid and CPR

Supply Staff

Beaver Valley Outreach in Thornbury is currently seeking Supply Staff

The successful applicant will be responsible for, but not limited:

• Supervising children and promoting their development in all areas
• Working as part of a team
• Serving meals/snacks
• Supporting children to participate in all aspects of our preschool program

Required Skill/Knowledge:

• Previous experience working with children
• Enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging

Employment Requirements:

• Current Criminal Reference Check
• Current First Aid and CPR

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in person to BVO or by email to:

Please contact Jenn at 519-599-2190 if you require further information.

We thank everyone who applies, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

An Instrumental Music program for Middle and High School students is being launched by Thornbury Jazzworks beginning Monday October 1, 2018

The 12 week course is for brass, woodwind and percussion players with basic band or ensemble playing experience. The program is designed for a group of young musicians to establish a VALLEY YOUTH BAND a soon as desired instrument balance is achieved.

Course Director is Ken Paterson, a recently retired music educator with over 30 years experience in teaching instrumental and vocal music both in York Region and Blue Water District School Boards.

Registration Fee is $30.00. Registration forms are available at the Beaver Valley Community School or at the front desk at Thornbury Pharmasave.

Enquiries can be directed by e-mail to or by telephone to 519-599-2893.

EXCITING NEWS! “Honourable senators, there is a groundswell of goodwill happening in the South Georgian Triangle I would like to share with you …” So began a speech to the Canadian Senate delivered by Senator Gwen Boniface on the formation of the 100+ Women in our area. Senator Boniface has been following our progress since last August when we came into being in August of 2017. Included below are her words.

THE SENATE on Thursday, June 14, 2018 re 100 WOMEN WHO CARE

Hon. Gwen Boniface:

“Last summer, I met the leader of a group of caring women from my home region who were in the process of creating a local chapter of the growing 100 Who Care Alliance in support of local charities.

The 100+ Women Who Care concept was originally the idea of Karen Dunigan of Michigan in 2009, after she was approached to help fill a need for cribs, mattresses and bedding for single mothers. She decided to invite 100 women to a meeting and asked each to pledge $100, and the trend began. Now there are more than 550 chapters worldwide and 73 in Canada. And, while women have initiated this movement, other chapters including men, children and teens, and virtual chapters, have been created.

The 100+ Who Care concept is a powerful, winning formula because it requires a minimal amount of time and financial commitment for maximum effect, which complements the hectic lives that people lead today. The movement builds bridges between those in need and the people in their communities who have the means and the interest. It demonstrates that by working together, people can have a tremendous impact on communities.

The first recipient of their donations was Home Horizon’s Barbara Weider House, a not-for-profit charity providing traditional housing to homeless women, children and youth in Collingwood. Most recently, the Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth group was the chosen charity to receive a financial boost.

Fellow senators, it is these types of grassroots efforts in small communities …”

For the full speech link onto - or audio link:

Next meeting is set for Wednesday Septmeber 26th, 2018, 7pm @ Collingwood Legion, 490 Ontario Street  - Registration at 6:30

We are currently at about 190 women, and continue to add members.  At a single meeting we are now raising about $19,000 for a local charity, meeting four times a year.

Go to our website

Find us on Facebook – 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle

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