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2023 Press Release

Owen Sound. December 1, 2, 3 2023. Artisans Holiday Show & Sale will host the event for the public on Friday December 1st, Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.

The Artisans Holiday Show & Sale is back for our second year! Featuring original works of art by an array of local artists from around Grey and Bruce counties including Kelly Maw, Debbie James, and The Craft Fairy. Local food artisans will also be in attendance such as SubZero Treats, Donald’s Honey, Talies Tarts and Such and Crust & Crackle to name a few. The show will also include a visit from Santa and lunch counter services from Fresh Roots Cafe & Catering - a CMHA Grey Bruce initiative. Last year, this event raised over $5000 for CMHA’s Youth Awareness Programs.

CMHA Grey Bruce offers multiple programs that are aimed at increasing mental health literacy in our local children and youth. The Grey Bruce Friends and Neighbour (FAN) club program has been providing child-friendly puppet shows in schools since 2003. The program reaches thousands of primary and junior students a year. Some of the topics covered include: Building self-esteem, dealing with change, dealing with anger and other feelings, appreciating our differences, and the importance of reaching out for help. Let’s Talk is a multi-visit program for youth in Grades 5 and up covering topics such as resources, coping strategies, healthy relationships, etc. Talk Today is a partnership program with the OHL and is aimed at bringing mental health conversations into the “locker” room and high school classrooms.

The show takes place beginning on Friday, December 1st -5pm-9pm, Saturday December 2nd 10am-5pm, and Sunday December 3rd 10am-4pm at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON. $2 at the door. All donations gratefully accepted.

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