OSFN Programs

Please note that all Programs, and schedules are subject to change. To avoid disappointment, please check with this site for updates and changes to dates, speakers, locations, etc. We thank you for your understanding in these matters.

OSFN Indoor Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E Owen Sound. There are no Indoor Meetings in July and August. However, until the City of Owen Sound’s COVID-19 restrictions and provincial and public health guidelines change, meetings will be held virtually, via ZOOM.  Please see the individual event listings below for more details.

We invite speakers with a wide range of expertise from Grey/Bruce and other parts of the province. These evenings are open to the public. The auditorium is open by 6:30, with coffee and refreshments. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club acitivities, club business, social time, nature sightings and reports.

The club also offers a full schedule of outdoor activities during the year. Through these outings, members learn more about the birds, plants, mammals and geology of this part of Ontario. We also keep a protective eye on our precious natural areas.

Download our 2021/22 Schedule (pdf, 260kb)

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Indigenous Interpretive Hike with Jason Johnston

October 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm

10am to 12:30/1pm Monday October 4, 2021 – Indigenous Interpretive Hike with Jason Johnston, MSc

Meet in Cape Croker Park – at the Bruce Trail Parking area. Bring a lunch to enjoy in the park afterwards.

Limit 10 – to Register and receive map link, email   JasonJohnstonSedore@gmail.com

“Since time immemorial the Anishinaabek people have understood our connection to and dependence on our Mother Earth. Nature provides food, medicine, and essentials for everyday life. Take a walk through the mixed forests, diverse wetlands, and rocky bluffs of our traditional territory. Discover the ancient knowledge the land has to offer. Your Anishinaabe guide will provide history and insights into a variety of plants, wildlife, and cultural traditions.”

Trail difficulty is easy to moderate depending on fitness level and weather conditions (i.e. rain can make some sections slippery). Some incline areas along the trail. No technical areas. Hiking poles are recommended for balance.

The final portion of the hike will be fairly steep going down towards the parking lot. Poles will come in handy for this section in particular. Depending on weather, the field crossing section of this hike can cause wet footwear.

To learn more about our guide Jason Johnston,MSc, Interpretive Program Coordinator, Cape Croker Park, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, Please visit his website at www.jasonwjohnston.com