Saturday, June 27, 2015

Members Only Event - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Summer Pot Luck

12 Noon - Potluck followed by the Programme
 Bishop House, Owen Sound  

Only members of the GCHS, have been invited to hold their Annual Pot Luck Summer Luncheon in a spacious tent in the garden of Bishop House. 

A tour of the Museum and the viewing of the film, A Hero to Me, produced by Billy Bishop’s granddaughter and film producer, Diana Bishop will follow. The house was started in 1882 and completed in 1884. The current exhibits are listed on the Bishop House site

The Bishop family had four children, the third, becoming famous when King George V, at Buckingham Palace, presented “Billy” with the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross on the same afternoon in August 1917. 

The house is now Canada’s first National Historic Site in Grey County. It is filled with artifacts from both World Wars, family furnishings and personal artifacts and mementos of Billy Bishop and his family. 

Bring food to share and your dishes and utensils.

Coordinator: Paula Niall 519.372.0225

Location: 948 3rd Ave. West, Owen Sound 

Central-Westside Church at the corner of 10th St. and 3rd Ave. West are providing parking for this occasion as on street parking is limited.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

June 17, 2015 - Bus Tour - Must Register in advance


Wednesday, June 17 at 1 p.m.
On June 17, 2015, a nostalgic school bus trip will take you on a two hour tour of the pioneer schools and churches still standing in the former St. Vincent Township, now part of the Municipality of Meaford. It was in June, 1970, 45 years ago, that the one room schools were locked for the last time. Marjorie Davison, a former student of Riverside School, and the last teacher at that school, will lead you on a reminiscent tour through one of the most scenic parts of the township. Camera enthusiasts will have a chance to photograph scenes of beautiful Georgian Bay and the surrounding countryside.

Due to a time restraint, the bus will leave Riverside Community Centre (7th Line South of Highway 26 ) at 1:00 pm sharp and return at 3:00 pm. To help defray costs, a $5.00 fee will be imposed on each passenger. Refreshments and a time of social discourse will be held in the Community Centre at the end of the excursion.


To ensure that there is space for everyone who wishes to attend, please contact Marjorie Davison 519-538-3408 or Frank Bassingthwaite 519-538-3661 before June 17th.


Coordinator: Marjorie Davison 519.538.3408
Location: 157707 7th Line, former St. Vincent Twp., Meaford Take 7th Line south from Hwy. 26 (at Earth Power corner)