Owen Sound Resident Wins Newcomer Champion AwardOctober 1, 2014 9:58am
The organizer of Owen Sound’s Emancipation Festival has received Ontario’s Newcomer Champion Award.
Blaine Courtney was one of 15 people in the province to receive the honour for fostering a more welcoming society .
During his time as chair of the festival, Courtney worked to increase the event’s profile locally and provincial. He has also organized a Black History Event, and an Emancipation Art Show and Speakers Forum at Grey Roots Museum.