• AGM (Grey Roots Museum)February 24th, 2018
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AGM Countdown: 1 Week

Our AGM will take place at Grey Roots Museum on Sat Feb 24th, and they have generously offered free admission to the exhibits open that day. So, once the meeting is wrapped up, amble around and learn about the history of Grey County, including Black Roots in Grey a story of strength, perseverance and endurance. There is still time to register for the AGM and be entered into the early reg prize draw, and to order your BGWA member sign at a special price.

Owl Prowl: Mon FEB 26th

Join other members for an guided gentle hike on the evening of Monday, February 26th, at Sulphur Springs conservation area, south of Hanover. Details and registration to follow in coming weeks.

Password change this week

Your Members’ Area password will change over for the 2018 membership year at the end of the week. All paid 2018 members will receive a direct email with a new password. The 2017 password will no longer work. If you have not already renewed please do so asap: renew online or mail-in cheque (click for form).

Final renewal prize winner is…

The last of 3 draws from all paid 2018 members for one of our new 10×18″ metal Member signs was held yestetday. The lucky winner is: Elizabeth Hines Congrats, you can pick up your prize at the AGM on February 24th. Didn’t win but want one of these spiffy new signs to proudly display on your gate, fence post or elsewhere? You can order one at a special price of $10 at the same time you register for the AGM.

And the second lucky winner is…

Today, we held the second of three draws out of all 2018 paid members for one of our new metal gate/fence post signs. Congrats to Alan Wilkins, you can pick up your prize at the AGM on Feb 24th. There is one more draw, next Monday, so if you have not done so already renew your membership by end-of-day Sunday to be entered. Also, take note, the Members’ Area site password will change next week. All current (2018) members will receive their new password by next Friday.

BGWA Member Sign – first draw winner announcement!

Further to the email to BGWA membership last week, we are encouraging you to renew promptly by holding a draw (weekly, each Monday, Jan 8, 15, 22) from all paid 2018 members for one of our brand new BGWA metal membership signs! First draw was held today and the lucky Continue reading

IMPORTANT: Grey County Recreational Trails Master Plan Open House Nov 29

Grey County is preparing a Recreational Trails Master Plan. This plan will provide a blueprint for future trails projects and requirements. It will be focused on linking community trails to County trails, determining the ultimate use of the CP Rail Trail and looking at trail use and future requirements for trails in some of the 48 forest properties owned by Grey County. The project will develop trail standards for walking trails, bicycle trails and multi-use trails, and considering the compatibility of ATV and snowmobile users with non-motorized users. It will develop criteria to apply for restricting certain trail users to specific areas or trails.

So far, the user groups we have identified include snowmobile, horseback riding, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog walking, and ATV use. Woodland owners and enthusiasts who are part of BGWA can provide an informed and experienced voice to help ensure the perspective of this undertaking broad and inclusive.

Open house takes place Wednesday November 29, 6PM, Grey County Admin Bldg, 595 9th Ave East, Owen Sound. Click here for more details.