Portrait-featby Kelly Babcock

The Arts Editor for the Hub is an odd sort of guy. He writes the column "Coming Right Up" every Wednesday so that people who read the Hub know what their options are for the weekend. He also takes care of some of the technical stuff involved in the operation of the on-line, paperless magazine, and helps out in any way he can with promotions.

But there's more to him than that. He is an advocate of freedom of speech, and of LGBTQ rights. He is a writer who writes a blog on ADHD for a psychology web site, Psych Central, in the U.S.A. And he is a musician and song writer.

You may rest assured that all this is true, as the editor in question detests lies and he has written this himself.

One other truth about him is that he abhors Cancer. And to make his contribution to the fight against Cancer, he has collected pledges donated by people who wish to see him shave his head on six different occasions in his life. The seventh time is happening on Saturday, June 6th around 1:00PM at Stow-it Self Storage OS 1960 20th Street East in Owen Sound.

In an effort to get as many people involved in the event as he can, he is offering an invitation to anyone who pledges over $20 to attend a show put on by himself and his band ...

serpent-featby Paul Vanwyck, Exclusive to The Hub

OWEN SOUND – There has been no action on the much needed dredging of the Owen Sound harbour since a report advising against it was released to the public last summer. The 2200+ page report by Dillon Consulting cites pollution by a variety of compounds as the reason not to dredge, but a memo leaked on the internet says Transport Canada refuses to dredge the harbour for fear of angering the sea serpent that allegedly lives there.

The harbour, once known as the "Gateway to the West" because so many settlers headed to the prairies and beyond came through it, is in desperate need of dredging. The city has been asking the federal government, who own the harbour, to dredge it for over 15 years now.

Instead, the feds put up fencing that's supposed to protect the harbour from terrorists and have done repair work on the wall of the inner harbour.

guyskids-featureCelebrate Father's Day by capturing a photo of your favourite guy having fun interacting with the kids or grandkids. The 6th Annual Guys Caring for Kids Photo Contest challenges photographers to capture the visual stories of men in caring relationships with children. Submissions are being accepted until June 26.

Although men are highly involved in the lives of children as fathers, uncles, grandfathers, friends, coaches and neighbours, the majority of visual images in the media still feature females in this role. Several organizations have come together to celebrate the interactions of men with our younger generations.

seniors-featAll you "Age Friendly Community" supporters – it is time to get creative. The federal government has announced two new calls for proposals under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that are led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities.

Carpentry-featBluewater is sparkling with gold following the Skills Canada National Competition, which took place from May 27th to 30th in Saskatoon. Ethan Raymond from Walkerton District Community School, who was one of three Bluewater District School Board students to join Team Ontario at the nationals, won gold in the Automotive Service challenge!

This latest accolade puts an exclamation point at the end of an already successful school year at the regional, provincial and national levels for Bluewater District School Board students enrolled in the skilled trades. The Regional Technological Skills Challenge in Owen Sound at the end of March included over 100 local students competing to represent our area at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo in May. Bluewater District School Board sent a team of 26 students to the provincial challenge. Three of them came home with gold medals, four returned wearing silver and seven won bronze. Twenty-three of the students finished in the top 10 of their competitions, and all 26 finished in the top 20. The three gold medal winners from the provincials advanced to be part of Team Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition.

The overall results for Bluewater District School Board from the Ontario Technological Skills Competition are as follows:


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