Efforts to save Victoria Park grandstand gaining steam

Volunteer efforts are making headway to raise $50,000 or more toward possibly $100,000 worth of work needed to save the grandstand in Victoria Park. So far more than $25,000 has been raised, due in large part to a $10,000 donation from Nicol Insurance, which also succeeded in getting $2,500 from Edge Mutual Insurance and $5,000 […]

Fall fair returns to roots without midway, grandstand

With no grandstand, no big tractor pull, no demolition derby and no midway, Owen Sound Fall Fair organizers said they felt like they were going back to their roots for the first fully-fledged fair since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s nice to feel like we can come back and bring some excitement again,” […]

Chance to donate toward grandstand refurbishment comes Friday at fair

Friends of the Victoria Park grandstand in Owen Sound are being called on to support a fundraiser to fix the old, deteriorating structure. Owen Sound Agricultural Society has announced a plan to recognize donors who “buy” eight-foot sections of grandstand bench for $250, by putting each donor’s name on a plaque at the grandstand. Donors […]

Campaign to save city’s grandstand about to be launched

With the grandstand declared “unsafe” and the fall fair less than three weeks away, a much smaller, admission-free fair will be offered in Owen Sound this year. “We get questions almost daily about it and it’s so unfortunate that I have to tell them that we’re not having it with a midway and we’re not […]

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