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The Municipality of Meaford’s 2018 second intake Community Grant application period closes August 31st.. The 2018 tax-supported budget includes money to support community partners providing programs, services, and events to the residents and visitors of the Municipality of Meaford. The four grant categories include civic events (such as Canada Day), festivals and fairs, community one-time projects, and community programs (limited to 20% of administrative costs). Applications will be evaluated based on demonstrated need, contributions to the community, promotion of the Municipality’s vision, values, and strategic priorities, good financial management and organizational ability and other partners, other sources of funding, support of volunteers. Forms are available at the Municipal Office at 21 Trowbridge Street West, or on the municipal website at New this year, Meaford Council has requested that all organizations applying for grants make a short presentation. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)

Georgian College is hosting a final summer event August 14th to support mature students interested in going back to college. “Get Help to Go Back” offers an opportunity to connect with college admissions, financial aid and recruitment staff for help with college applications, financial aid requests, program research, and more. Anyone interested in taking part should RSVP online to ensure adequate staffing. “Get Help to Go Back” will take place at all seven campus locations in Barrie, Midland, Muskoka/Bracebridge, Orillia, Owen Sound, Orangeville and South Georgian Bay/Collingwood from 5 to 7 pm August 14th. Georgian College will cover the application fee for the first 20 people (across all participating campuses) who apply for college. Participants are welcome to bring family and friends. Parking is free for Get Help to Go Back guests. You will receive detailed instructions about how to access complimentary parking when you RSVP online. (Source: Georgian College)

Take a trip back to the 60’s as Memories of the Summer of Love hits the Meaford Hall stage now through Saturday, August to 11th. From the Beach Boys to the Monkees, Bob Dylan to Joni Mitchell come take a blockbuster musical trip back to the 60’s with a dynamite 4-piece band and 4 sensational singers. Relive the stories and music that spoke to a generation defined by the folk movement, civil rights, peace, love and good vibrations. You’ll hear classic hits such as Ferry Cross The Mersey, Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Daydream Believer, I Got You Babe, Me and Bobby McGee and Do You Believe in Magic. Created by Chris McHarge & Colin Stewart, this is the second of the three professional Live Theatres hitting the stage at the Meaford Hall this summer. Up next is the Murder at the Howard Johnsons starting September 12th running until the 15th. Tickets for both theatres available online at, by phone 1.877.538.0463 or by stopping by the Box Office open daily. (Source: Meaford Hall)

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP would like to raise awareness to the fact that purple heroin, which has turned up in many communities across southern Ontario, has now made its way to Collingwood. Purple heroin contains heroin, morphine, fentanyl and carfentanil. Carfentanil is being mixed into illicit street drugs and, in most cases, the user is not even aware. Ingesting as little as a grain of salt or two milligrams of powdered carfentanil, which is a synthetic opioid, is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and can be fatal. (Source:


In baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a sweep by the Boston Red Sox in an 8-5 victory lat night in the final game of their three-game series at Rogers Centre.
The Los Angeles Dodgers exploited Colorado’s shaky bullpen to beat the Rockies 8-5.
With a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning, Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 5-4.
Atlanta downed Washington 8-3
Cleveland edged Minnesota 5-4
A grand slam in the ninth inning saw San Diego rally for an 8-4 victory over Milwaukee.
And Houston lost to Seattle 8-6.
For the first of three games, the Jays continue at home as they host Tampa Bay tonight; game time 7:07.

In the Rogers Cup, Canadian Denis Shapovalov was ousted from the Rogers Cup last night, falling 7-5, 6-2 to Robin Haase of the Netherlands in third-round action.
Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3.
And U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5.


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