After an over 30-year relationship with the Owen Sound Public Library, the Owen Sound Field Naturalists are moving to new premises for our Indoor Meetings. It is exciting, and yet sad, to know we have outgrown their facility. We have greatly appreciated their hosting our meetings.
The OSFN Board have looked at several alternate meeting locations. This spring we will be using the Harry Lumley (Bayshore) Community Centre (1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2M6). The Board welcomes your comments.
The Bayshore, and most other facilities the Board considered, cost over twice as much to rent for the evening as does the library, however, there are also benefits. Some of the benefits include: we will have room for members and visitors and not have to worry about capacity; a kitchen is available for serving coffee; we are not required to put out the chairs or put them away; our clean up is minimal and there is plenty of parking. There are also some conveniences that we are losing such as no longer having storage for our display, coffee items and name tags.
See you at the Bayshore!