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Billy Bishop Home and The Tom Thomson Art Gallery have joined forces to offer a unique weekly e-news called Artefacts. It provides a weekly overview of happenings at the Museums, the Gallery as well as other arts and culture news around the Grey Bruce area.

We have also reintroduced a Museum Online newsletter.  We will have information about our events; membership benefits; staff, volunteer and member news; as well as new exhibit openings.  We will be sending out a review quarterly to keep all our volunteers, members and supporters up to date with what is happening in and around the Museum.  The public is invited to share articles and photos in our quarterly mailings.  Please send to for approval. 

If you're not receiving Museum Online or Artefacts,  contact us at 519-371-0031 or email  
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Fire & Ice Friday, April 7, 2017.

Join us at Best Western Inn on the Bay for Fire & Ice 2017. There will be wine tasting courtesy of Pelee Island Winery at 6pm along with hors d'oeuvres served by "hot" servers, followed by dinner at 7pm carefully chosen by the Executive Chef at Bishop's Landing and the Fire & Ice Committee.  For dinner this year we have selected Sesame Crusted Chicken served with Mandarin Ginger Sauce and roasted potatoes along with seasonal mixed veggies.  Dessert is a guarded secret but will be delicious!

As you connect with your old and new friends before and during dinner, you can select the Silent Auction items you will bid on and the draw prizes you would like to win.  Each item is definitely worth it, we have a great selection this year!  

After the draw prizes and silent auction have closed, and you have enjoyed your dinner, the "ice" will be auctioned off by our "hot" auctioneer extraordinaire Mel O'Neill!

This year the "ICE" has been generously donated by D.C. Taylor Jewellers.  It is a ring with a green amethyst and diamonds and has been appraised at $1350...... have I tempted you enough?!

Get your tickets soon!  New this year are E-Tickets so we can make sure you get your tickets soon after your payment has been processed.  

The event is sponsored in part by the following: Best Western Inn on the Bay; D.C. Taylor Jewellers; Memorable Designs; Pelee Island Winery; Mix 106.5; the City of Owen Sound; Province of Ontario and Billy Bishop Home & Museum.

Please call 519-371-0031 or email for more information on Fire & Ice or to register your group's table!  Credit card payment taken by phone only. 



13th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Friday, October 27, 2017, doors open at 6pm, the first question at 7pm sharp!
Owen Sound Royal Canadian Legion Br. #6
Halloween theme!!  Come and enjoy fun, facts and food with your gals and ghouls!
Prizes for the first place team, best-costumed team, best-decorated table and more!
Reserve a table - maximum of 8 players for $120.
If you want to attend and can't get a team, you can register as an individual for $15.  
We will create a team for you to participate on.

17th Annual Honouring Our Local Veterans

Sunday, October 29, 2017.  Doors open at 1:30pm.
Ceremony begins at 2pm
Owen Sound Royal Canadian Legion Br. #6
Join us as we honour this year's selected Veterans and all Veterans.
Refreshments graciously provided by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary