Tuesday, July 6
2 p.m. And 7 p.m.
Ode to My Inheritance

Performance by poet laureate Claudia Ferraro
part of Theatre Collingwood's Porchside Festival
Info and tickets available from or call 705-445-2200
Tickets may be sold out, not yet confirmed if performances are being
recorded for later viewing.

Tuesday, July 6
Community Roundtable Discussion: Residential Schools in Canada - What
Can Non-Indigenous People Do?

Hosted by  Kathryn Lake Hogan of Genealogy with a Canadian Twist7:00 pm EDT
Panelists  discuss the recents events in Canada about the discovery of
unmarked graves at two residential schools, ways non-Indigenous people
can learn more, what is being done to preserve the evidence, the use
of DNA to identify the graves, and more.
Register for this webinar

Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
Port Elgin Farmers' Market
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Coulter Parkette   Green & Goderich streets downtown
Come to the re-opened market for baking, books, home -grown plants,
ice cream in far-out flavours, lamb, many and varied arts and crafts,
and sauces to enliven your BBQ meals.
Each week, a local author will visit The Brucedale Press tent to meet
readers and sign their works.
July 7 – Lee Johnston, with her short-story collection Seemly Justice
and her novel, Damnation Corner,  set in Owen Sound. See details below
for other dates.

Wednesday, July 7
X Page: A Storytelling Workshop

Sixteen women who are immigrants or refugees living in the Waterloo
Region wrote and perform short, personal stories to share their
stories in a live and innovative audio / visual presentation, directed
by Pam Patel of MT Space Theatre.
Online performance, free to attend via Zoom
Get info from The New Quarterly website, where there is a link:

Thursdays, July 8 and 15
Electronic Round Table
2 -4 p.m.  Via GoogleMeet

A twice-monthly informal opportunity for writers in any genre to
receive feedback on work-in-progress. New participants, please contact
Lee Johnston for instructions and link.
Reminder to others: please send works by Sunday to allow others time
to read and reflect on your offering.

July 9 and every Friday until September 3
Marine Heritage Market Square

Beside The Boathouse in downtown Southampton 9 am – 2 pm.
Walk in between Martin's Bike Shop and Offshore Bakery, follow the
foot path and find foods, crafts, photos, home decor, clothing items,
books and more...As everywhere, expect to wear your mask unless
eating, keep safe space from non-family visitors, and enjoy meeting
makers in person. Controlled acces to shop in the Marine Heritage
Society's boathouse boutique.

Monday, July 12
Bruce County Genealogical Society Webinar

A Virtual Walk and Talk with Ron Schmuck, Don Meyer and Anne Goeden
7pm on-line replacement for the usual July cemetery outing. Ron
Schmuck will speak about St Boniface Old Walled Cemetery, where he was
instrumental in fixing headstones.He'll also tell about the Alsace
Lorraine people who came to his area and to Bruce County.
BCGS webinars are free to everyone interested. Register at

Wednesday, July 14
Guest author Doug Archer at The Brucedale Press tent
within Port
Elgin's downtown Farmers' Market. If you cannot make it, we're
accepting on-line orders for signed copiesat  (select Ordering tab)
Doug has two adventure novels for young adults: Ghoul's Gold  and
Phantom Reaper are from his series Cold Case Kids,  set along the Lake
Huron coast.

Wednesday, July 21
Today's guest author at Port Elgin's downtown Farmers' Market is Cori
t, author of Keep the Light Burning, historical fiction for
young [and older] adults, set at Point Clark, 1913 before and during
the Great Storm. Let Cori share her experiences of living in the
lightkeeper's house.

Tuesday, July 27
Writers' BLOC

the group is taking a holiday this month, but all are encouraged to
keep writing, keep coming up with challenges for when we get together

 Wednesday, July 28
Drop by The Brucedale Press tent at Port Elgin Farmers' Market to meet
Bob Johnston
, author of the recently-published Sunset Musings-
reflections of a senior. He'll also sign his independently published
novel, Like a River Flows, sure to trigger memories for those who
experienced Hurricane Hazel. Signed copies can be pre-ordered at