Here’s news from Grey County by Kate Russell:
Mapping culture and tracking speakers
Local country culture is on the map in the heart of Grey this spring as the South Grey Museum completes an online project by developing http://www.visitgreyhighlands.ca. Artists, studios, galleries, heritage sites, local events, trails through natural features and much more are hitting the online scene through this mapping project which will lead residents and visitors as they adventure in-country to explore the culture of our community of communities. It’s a great way to get lost and found along our back roads to discover hidden gems in our Highlands community. Launched last month, the project is still in its infancy. It is hoped this will be a model for other communities throughout Grey and Bruce to follow. The website will not only direct visitors, but also offer stories to enhance their trips to the Beaver Valley and beyond.
One popular local event promoted on the site will be the South Grey Museum’s annual Speakers Series. The Museum has coordinated an amazing line-up of speakers this year – from near and far. The series starts off in April with regional photographer Telfer Wegg, who will talk about his adventures along the Routes and Roots of Grey County. The series is held monthly at 7 p.m. at the South Grey Museum in Flesherton on the third Wednesday of the month, April to November. Other speakers planned for the year include TV personality Dini Petty, Arctic explorer David Pelly and Egyptologist and poet Daniel Kolos. For more info, see http://www.visitgreyhighlands.ca.