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Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

Balls were a big part of my life growing up in Owen Sound in the 80’s.   In the evenings of my youth, my friends and I regularly played scrub at what used to be known as Ryerson park.  Because the park was quite small and contained three baseball diamonds, there were regular conflicts with teams using the other diamonds when our hits would interrupt their practices.  This smallness not only allowed us the thrill of hitting more home runs, but also hitting neighbourhood cars.  Sorry, neighbours.

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Owen Sound’s Walk for the Children

Like everything else during our pandemic, this year’s Canada Day in Owen Sound was not your typical celebration of all things red and white.  The recent discovery of unmarked graves at a number of residential schools across the country had many questioning what exactly we were celebrating.  Although Owen Sound, after making some minor adjustments to the day, went ahead with their fireworks, many felt it was neither the time nor the place.  Instead, my community, like many others across the country decided to mark the day with a “Walk For The Children

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