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Uplifting stories and poems, a new book and a gala evening this Friday, November 17


Uplifting stories and poems, a new book and a gala evening this Friday, November 17

 

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF –

Grey Highlands Poet Laureate, Sharon Sinclair has recently compiled a 480-page collection of stories for a Legacy Project publication entitled "Grey with a Silver Lining: Tributes to Grey Highlands for Canada 150”.

“[The book] contains tender, uplifting stories and poems paying tribute to local people, places, and things that have improved the quality of our lives,” said Sinclair shortly before the book's release. "It is truly a collaborative effort and, as such, will hold the positive energy of so many wonderful people, places and things in Grey Highlands.”

Earlier in 2017, local residents were asked to submit heritage stories about people who inspire them for the book as a way to celebrate local history. It was made possible by Grey Highlands Public Library on behalf of the Grey Highlands Canada 150 Committee (GH150C), which has facilitated many projects and events within the community this year.

The GH150C will also host a Gala this Friday, November 17 at Grey Highlands Secondary School (GHSS) that will act as the local finale to Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations. “Into the Future: An exciting evening of story, song, and dance!” will feature special performances and demonstrations with a local community choir, fiddler Ian Leith, soloist Kimberley McGee-Jackson, the GHSS Band, square & step dance demonstrations, Osprey drama, quilt displays, fashion parade and the official launch of the book by Sinclair.

Admission is free and doors will open at 6:30 pm with performances beginning at 7 pm in the auditorium of GHSS located at 100 Toronto St. South, (Highway #10) in Flesherton.

You can reserve your copy of “Grey with a Silver Lining” by calling the Flesherton Public Library at 519-924-2241.

As well as hosting workshops, Sharon performs many poetry readings and spoken word performances throughout the year. She will also be one of the local celebrity panelists in “Grey County Reads”, a six-month program to begin later this year on SouthGrey.ca.


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