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Coordinates: 44.566667° N 80.933333° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

City of Owen Sound
Nickname: The Scenic City
Coordinates: 44°34′N 80°56′W / 44.567, -80.933
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Grey County
Government
 - City Mayor Ruth Lovell
 - Governing Body Owen Sound City Council
 - MPs Larry Miller
 - MPPs Bill Murdoch
Area
 - City 24.22 km²  (9.4 sq mi)
 - Urban 25.98 km² (10 sq mi)
 - Metro 627.8 km² (242.4 sq mi)
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 21,753
 - Density 898.1/km² (2,326.1/sq mi)
 - Urban 22,649
 - Metro 32,259
 - Metro Density 51.4/km² (133.1/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Postal Code N4K
Area code(s) 519/226
Dwellings: 9,532 dwellings
Agglomerated area: 627.30 km² (242.2 sq mi)
Website: City of Owen Sound

Owen Sound (2006 City population 21,753; UA Population 22,649; CA Population 32, 259), the county seat of Grey County, is a city in south-western Ontario, Canada. Owen Sound is located at the mouth of the Sydenham River on an inlet of Georgian Bay also named Owen Sound. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 597 KB) Owen Sound Harbor, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Owen Sound, Ontario with surounding Agglomeration (Georgian Bluffs) File links The following pages link to this file: Owen Sound, Ontario Categories: GFDL images ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Larry Miller is the name of several notable people: Larry Miller, American comedian and actor. ... Bill Murdoch (born January 10, 1945 in Meaford, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Postal codes are generally clearly visible outside local Australian post offices. ... Area code 519 is an area code that covers almost all of southwestern Ontario and was introduced in 1953; portions of area code 416 and area code 613 were combined to form the new code area. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... The Sydenham River is a river in Grey County in southern Ontario. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ...


Owen Sound is one of many cities in Ontario that are well known for receiving large amounts of snowfall because of a phenomenon known as lake effect snow. Lake-effect precipitation coming off the Great Lakes, as seen from NEXRAD. Lake effect snow, which can be a type of snowsquall, is produced in the winter when cold, artic dry winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on...


Located at the junctions of Ontario Highways 6, 10, 21, and 26, it serves as a gateway to the Bruce Peninsula. Ontario provincial highway 6 is one of the Kings Highways in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Ontario provincial highway 10 is a Ontario provincial highways in Ontario, Canada. ... Highway 21 is an Provincial Highway in Ontario, Canada which begins at Highway 402 (Ontario) at the south, to Highways 6 and 26 in Owen Sound at the north. ... Ontario Provincial Highway 26 is a Kings Highway in the Canadian province of Ontario, connecting the cities of Barrie and Owen Sound. ... Map of Southern Ontario showing Bruce Peninsula in red. ...


The city's downtown is located in a deep valley in the Niagara Escarpment. Rattlesnake Point near Milton, Ontario. ...


As home port of the Owen Sound Transportation Company Limited, the inner harbour is where the MS Chi-Cheemaun car ferry from Tobermory to South Baymouth is docked during the winter months. This is an historical account of the Owen Sound Transportation Company, Limited (OSTC), the forerunner of the enterprise that currently operates the vehicle and passenger ferry - M.S. Chi-Cheemaun - between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula, and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. ... The M.S. Chi-Cheemaun is a passenger and car ferry in Ontario, Canada, which traverses Lake Huron between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. ... Tobermory is a small town lying at the north tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ... South Baymouth is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario, located on Manitoulin Island in the township of Tehkummah. ...

Contents

History

This area of the upper Great Lakes was first formally surveyed in 1815 by William Fitzwilliam Owen and Lieutenant Henry W. Bayfield. The inlet was named "Owen's Sound" in honour of Admiral Sir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, the explorer Owen's older brother. The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... William Fitzwilliam Owen (1774-1857), was a British navel officer and explorer. ...


Owen Sound is home of SummerFolk. A very popular folk festival that takes place annually in July.


The city of Owen Sound was originally known as Sydenham when it was first settled in 1841 by Charles Rankin. Prior to that the area had been inhabited by the Ojibway people. The city gained its current name in 1851 and was incorporated in 1857. For much of its history, Owen Sound was a major port city, known as the "Chicago of the North". Its location on Georgian Bay gave it access to the upper Great Lakes, and major rail lines moved cargo south from there. Port duties have declined dramatically since the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway allowed shipping directly to the lower lakes and dramatically lowered costs compared to transhipment via Owen Sound. Being both the gateway to cottage country, and in the heart of Ontario's beef, apple and corn region, farming and tourism are still integral parts of the local economy. Charles Rankin 1797 - 1886, born in Enniskillen, Ireland, died at Owen Sound, Ontario. ... This article is about the native North American people. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense (see Great Lakes Waterway) is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ... Cottage country is a common name in Canada for areas that are popular locations for recreational properties such as cottages and summer homes. ...


At one time, Owen Sound's roaring seaport made it a rowdy town that was known to sailors as "Little Liverpool". Louis' Steakhouse, a popular upscale restaurant just outside of town, was opened by the Gavaris family in the 1880s and the historic building has changed hands several times since. It was originally a brothel where the madam would stand from its castle-like tower and watch the port for a ship to come in, and she would ready her prostitutes to excite the sailors. This reputation for vice and villainy, and the problems that came with it, caused the city to ban all drinking establishments for several decades. Location within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool City Centre Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Madam or maam is a title for a woman. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Three types of mariners are seen here in the wheelhouse: a master, an able seaman, and a harbour pilot. ...

Billy Bishop Home/Museum

One of the city's most famous sons was World War I flying ace and Victoria Cross winner William Avery "Billy" Bishop, Canada's leading pilot in the war and a veteran of Vimy Ridge. Bishop is also one of the few to have tangled with the Red Baron and survived, forcing the German pilot to retreat in a damaged aircraft. The Billy Bishop Regional Airport in the nearby Municipality of Meaford was named after him. His modest gravesite can be visited in the city's Greenwood Cemetery by those willing to take the time to locate the stone. His boyhood home is now a museum dedicated to his life and to Canada's aviation history. The town was also the home of NHL Hall-of-Fame goaltender Harry Lumley and the artist Tom Thomson (buried in the nearby village of Leith). Surgeon Dr. Norman Bethune, an avowed communist and pioneer of public medicine who gained notoriety in his innovative medical work with the Chinese army during the Second Sino-Japanese War is an alumnus of The Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Legendary hockey broadcaster Bill Hewitt was once sports director of the local AM radio station, CFOS. Tommy Holmes, another Victoria Cross winner, was also from Owen Sound, and the city's armoury bears his name. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 572 KB) Billy Bishop Home and Museum, Owen Sound, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 572 KB) Billy Bishop Home and Museum, Owen Sound, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, perhaps the most famous ace of all. ... The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. ... Air Marshal William Avery Billy Bishop VC CB DSO & Bar MC DFC ED (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, the highest number for a British Empire pilot. ... The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known as the Battle of Arras. ... Red Baron may refer to: Manfred von Richthofen, World War I flying ace Red Baron, a popular computer game Red Baron, an arcade game by Atari. ... Owen Sound/Billy Bishop Regional Airport or Billy Bishop Regional Airport, (IATA: YOS, ICAO: CYOS), is located 3. ... Meaford is a municipality in the Grey County area of Southern Ontario, Canada with a population of approximately 10,500. ... Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Tom Thomson Thomas John Thomson (August 5, 1877 – July 8, 1917) was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. ... The unincorporated village of Leith, named after Leith, Scotland, is located on the eastern shore of the Owen Sound, an inlet on the south shore of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron about 9 km northeast of the city of Owen Sound, Ontario in Canada. ... Dr. Henry Norman Bethune (March 30, 1890 - November 12, 1939) was a Canadian physician, medical innovator, and humanitarian. ... Combatants Republic of China Empire of Japan Commanders Chiang Kai-shek, Chen Cheng, Yan Xishan, Feng Yuxiang, Li Zongren, Xue Yue, Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai Fumimaro Konoe, Hideki Tojo, Matsui Iwane, Jiro Minami, Kesago Nakajima, Toshizo Nishio, Yasuji Okamura, Umezu Yoshijiro Strength 5,600,000 4,100,000 (including 900... Bill Hewitt (1928-1996) was a Canadian radio and television sportscaster. ... CFOS is an AM radio station broadcasting from Owen Sound, Ontario. ... An armory is a military depot used for the storage of weapons and ammunition. ...


In 2005 Owen Sound became the National Communities in Bloom champion in the cities of 20,001-50,000 category in Canada for its beauty, natural landscape, and strong sense of community. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization that fosters friendly competition between Canadian communities to beautify their civic spaces. ...


Culture and Events

The City of Owen Sound was a 2004 Cultural Capital of Canada and is home to a number of cultural events and facilities. It is home to the famous Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival, held every August, and the Festival of Northern Lights, a large Christmas lights festival with many displays along the Sydenham River, downtown, and in Harrison Park, held from November until January every Winter.


In 2007 Owen Sound celebrates its 150th year since incorporation, with special events throughout the year highlighted by the 10-day Homecoming 2007 celebrations July 27 to August 5.


Theatrically, the city's 400-seat Roxy Theatre is used for the city's professional live theatre performances, as well as some concerts. In the summer of 2007 the Roxy plays host for the first time to the long-running Georgian Theatre Festival.


The city is also home to a good number of museums and cultural attractions, including:

Tom Thomson Art Gallery
  • Grey Roots Museum - showcasing the history of the city of Owen Sound and Grey County
  • Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery - featuring a large collection of memorabilia and works from Tom Thomson, one of Canada's most famous artists who grew up in the Owen Sound area.
  • Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum - showcasing the city's rich history in rail and water transportation and its role in the growth of Ontario.
  • Billy Bishop Heritage Museum - located in the former Billy Bishop home, dedicated to the life and times of Billy Bishop and Canada's history in aviation.
  • Black History Cairn - located in historic Harrison Park, celebrating Owen Sound's status as a northern terminus of the Underground Railroad.
  • Owen Sound Farmer's Market - occupying the same location since 1868, the Market is open every Saturday morning throughout the year and hosts a wide variety of growers and artisans.
  • Today Owen Sound's Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, a designated building under Ontario's Heritage Act, remains the last example of the early small town synagogue

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 573 KB) Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 573 KB) Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Tom Thomson Thomas John Thomson (August 5, 1877 – July 8, 1917) was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. ... Air Marshal William Avery Billy Bishop VC CB DSO & Bar MC DFC ED (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, the highest number for a British Empire pilot. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

Recreation

The city is one of two (the other being Barrie, Ontario) that are home to The Grey and Simcoe Foresters Reserve Infantry regiment, as well as various cadet corps. Motto: The People are the City, Barrie Means Business (advertising campaign) Location of Barrie, Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established (town) 1837 Established (city) 1853 Government  - Mayor Dave Aspden  - Council Barrie City Council  - MPP Joe Tascona (PCO)  - MP Patrick Brown (CPC) Elevation 76 m (249. ... The Grey and Simcoe Foresters is a reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The Military Reserves are an organization that is associated with the military but is not in active duty. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, bicycles, or other means. ...


Southwest of the city are two popular Ontario ski resorts, Talisman and Beaver Valley. The city and area also have numerous snowmobile trails.


Sports

Owen Sound is the smallest city in Ontario (and one of the smallest in Canada) to boast an OHL Major Junior Hockey Team, in the Owen Sound Attack who play at the Bayshore Community Centre arena. The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three Canadian based Major Junior A hockey leagues for players 15 to 20 years of age. ... The Owen Sound Attack are a junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League since the year 2000. ... The Bayshore Community Centre, also known as the J.D. MacArthur Arena, is a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada. ...

Owen Sound is also known for producing many highly skilled soccer players. The Owen Sound Attack are a junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League since the year 2000. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... Owen Sound Greys The Owen Sound Greys are a storied ice hockey team based out of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. ... The Midwestern Junior B Hockey League is a Junior B ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. ... OLA Logo The OLA Senior B Lacrosse League is a box lacrosse league based out of Ontario, Canada sanctioned by the Ontario Lacrosse Association. ... The Owen Sound Rams are Junior B box lacrosse team from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. ... The OLA Junior B Lacrosse League is a box lacrosse league sanctioned by the Ontario Lacrosse Association in Ontario, Canada. ...


Media

Radio

CFOS is an AM radio station broadcasting from Owen Sound, Ontario. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... CJLF-FM is a Christian music radio station broadcasting on 100. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... CKYC, branded as Country 93, is a radio station broadcasting from Owen Sound, Ontario. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... CBL is the CBC Radio Two station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Wiarton is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay. ... CBLA is a Canadian radio station. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CIXK, branded as Mix 106, is a Canadian FM radio station, broadcasting from studios on 9th Street East in downtown Owen Sound, Ontario. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...

Television

CKCO (operating as CTV Southwestern Ontario since 2005) is a television station based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. ... CTV is Canadas largest privately owned English language television network. ... Wiarton is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... CIII-TV is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves most of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... CBLT is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Toronto, Ontario. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Print

The Sun Times is a local newspaper which services the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound area in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

Statistics

According to the Canada 2006 Census: The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

  • Population:
21,753 (+1.4% from 2001)
  • Land area:
24.22 km² (9.35 sq mi)
  • Population density:
898.1 people/km² (2,326.1/sq mi)
  • National population rank (Out of 5,008):
Ranked 174th
  • Median age:
40.9 (males: 38.9, females: 42.7)
  • Total private dwellings:
9,736
  • Dwellings occupied by permanent residents:
9,381
  • Mean household income:
$20,126 per person aged 15+

References: Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

  • 2006 Community Profile

Footnotes: The data has not yet been released and is based on 2001 Census. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wiarton is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Georgian Bluffs is a township in southwestern Ontario, Canada, in Grey County located between Colpoys Bay and Owen Sound on Georgian Bay. ... Image File history File links North. ... Meaford (2001 pop. ... Image File history File links West. ... Image File history File links East. ... Image File history File links South. ... Chatsworth is a small village in Grey County, Ontario, Canada. ...

Notable Residents

Air Marshal William Avery Billy Bishop VC CB DSO & Bar MC DFC ED (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, the highest number for a British Empire pilot. ... Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24, 1890 — February 13, 1954) was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, and one of the first two women elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... For the American politician, see Tommy Thompson. ... Dr. Norman Bethune 1922 Henry Norman Bethune, MD (March 3, 1890 – November 12, 1939) was a Canadian physician, medical innovator, and humanitarian. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Thomas William Holmes (October 14, 1898 - January 4, 1950) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Sunken Garden The Butchart Gardens is a floral display tourist attraction located in the neighbourhood Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, a small village on the Saanich Peninsula in the municipality of Central Saanich, which is part of Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. ... Nathan Perrott is a NHL Hockey player from Owen Sound, Ontario. ... Edward Carson (Eddie) Sargent (1917 - January 28, 1998) was a Canadian politician. ... Heather Hiscox (b. ... Cheryl Hickey is a well known entertainment reporter for Global Television. ...

Trivia

Owen Sound City Hall
  • Owen Sound was one of the filming locations for the filming of the Disney movie One Magic Christmas along with Meaford, most notably with its city hall serving as the town hall in the film.
  • The city was "dry" until 1972.
  • There is evidence (from his personal writings) that Jacques Cartier travelled through the region and made camp on the eastern hills overlooking what would become the harbour.
  • Some of the largest rainbow trout in the world have been caught in the sound, and annual fishing derbies draw large participation from all over North America.
  • The sister city of Owen Sound is Miamisburg, Ohio.
  • On the October 18, 2006, episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert asked his viewers to send in suggestions for bad things to say about Owen Sound, being unable to think of any himself.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 547 KB) Owen Sound City Hall, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 547 KB) Owen Sound City Hall, photo by Jay Smith Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... One Magic Christmas is a 1985 holiday film from Walt Disney Pictures, starring Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen. ... Meaford is a municipality in the Grey County area of Southern Ontario, Canada with a population of approximately 10,500. ... It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Portrait of Jacques Cartier by Théophile Hamel, ca. ... It has been suggested that Steelhead be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: Motto: Ohios Star City Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded 1797 Incorporated 1818 Government  - Mayor Dick Church, Jr. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Colbert Report is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, previously a correspondent for The Daily Show. ... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the actor. ...

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