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Apr 23, 2024
Welcoming Week 2024
 On the right, rectangular outlines of different colours loosely overlapping. Text "Welcoming Week" on the left. Bottom left date September 13 to 22, 2024

Canada became a member of Welcoming International in 2020. Welcoming Week is a global initiative that encourages individuals and communities to spread the message of inclusion and collective prosperity. Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) describes it as an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the people, places and values that help everyone feel welcome and that they belong in their local community, no matter where they come from. From Friday September 13 to Sunday, September 22, Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership (GBLIP) is coordinating and collaborating with community partners in hosting a variety of virtual and in-person events for newcomers to learn about their communities and connect with long-time residents.

<<<The calendar below is being updated regularly as events and activities are confirmed>>>

Event/Activity Calendar

September 13 to 22

Welcoming Week Quiz

How much do you know about newcomers and immigrants to Canada, Ontario, and Grey Bruce? Take this quiz and reflect on how to be good neighbours and make our region more welcoming. Details to come

Carrying Culture: Newcomer Keepsakes from Home

A collaboration between Grey Roots Museum & Archives and YMCA Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services, this exhibit at the Museum features cherished keepsakes on loan from newcomers to Grey and Bruce. These prized keepsakes made the journey to Canada before finding a home in Grey or Bruce County. These items could not be left behind and each tells a unique, powerful immigration story. Exhibit closes on October 12th 2024

Fall Fairs

Fall Fairs are organized by agricultural societies. They provide great opportunities for newcomers and other residents in a community to meet and connect.

September 13, 14 & 15 Lucknow

September 14 Chatsworth

September 19 Sydenham

September 20 & 21 Neustadt

September 20 & 21 Wiarton

Friday September 13

Featured Video: Welcome to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation | A Not At All Complete guide to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation

A brief introduction to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON), its culture, and a very brief, and not at all complete, history of the SON and its Territory.

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Welcoming Week Tour

At 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, the Museum is offering two free public tours that delve into the immigration stories and accounts of Bruce County's first settlers. Embark on a 45-minute journey through history as the tours cover the entire museum site. Discover the rich heritage of Bruce County and learn about the experiences of those who shaped its early days.

Tuesday September 17

Kincardine Welcoming Week Meet & Greet

Drop by the Kincardine Centre for the Arts between 4:00 and 7:00 PM for some light refreshments, connect with others, and learn about services in the  community.