Spelling Bee Update

We’re happy to announce 11 12 teams so far:

  • AHC Magic Charms
  • Dewey Decimals
  • TREEs Love Bees
  • Queen Bees
  • The Library Word-Nerds
  • The Antidisestablishmentarianists
  • The Spelling Beekeepers
  • The Bees Aloud
  • RE/MAX Bee-max
  • The Honey Bunch
  • The Bashful Bluewater Bookworms
  • …and an unnamed from the Municipality of Hanover

And 3 sponsors at the “Busy Bee” Level:

  • Sponsoring the AHC Magic Charms – Auditory Health Care
  • Sponsoring the Dewey Decimals – MOSAIC/Ginger Press
  • Sponsoring the Spelling Beekeepers – John and Susan Lindsay

It’s not too late to sign up a team or make a pledge to support the Bee! Find entry forms and more information

And the Winners Are…

The winners of our fundraising raffle have all been contacted. Congratulations to Tammy K., Steve B., and Karen W.!

Thanks go to the generous prize donations that made this raffle possible,

  • Harvey McFadden for donating the first place prize,
  • Crabby Joe’s in Hanover for the second place prize,
  • Lark’s Beeswax Candles for the third place prize.

Also a big thanks to all the volunteers who sold tickets, often in adverse weather conditions! Much appreciation goes to Food Basics in Hanover and the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market for providing space for us to sell tickets, and to both Crabby Joe’s and Holst Office Products for selling tickets on our behalf.

Finally, no fundraiser is possible without generous community support. Thanks to all who purchased tickets (helping us raise over $1200), and those who kept our volunteers company in the cold. Without you it wouldn’t have been possible!

Holiday Fundraising Raffle!

Help us help kids read! Enter our raffle for a chance to win one of these great prizes:

Logo of Food Basics grocery chain 1st Prize– $500 Food Basics gift card

Logo of Crabby Joe's restaurant chain
2nd Prize– $125 Crabby Joe’s meal vouchers
Larks Beeswax Logo 3rd Prize– $50 Larks Luxury Beeswax Candles gift basket


  • Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $10.
  • Available in Hanover at Crabby Joe’s, Holst Office Products, and the South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council office. Also find us on the weekends in the lobby of the Hanover Food Basics.
  • Available at the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market Saturday December 7th.
  • Draw date: Monday, December 16, 2013 @ SGBYLC office.
  • You do not need to be present to win!

Raffle License Number: M737609, Maximum Number of Tickets: 700, Odds of winning depend on number of tickets sold.

December is a Great Time for Giving

Photo of stack of books wrapped with a ribbon and bow with a blue piggy bank on top.
Give a meaningful gift this season with a donation or an ongoing pledge in the name of a loved one. With your gift, the SGBYLC will send an acknowledgement on your behalf. Your donation is an investment towards the education of Grey Bruce youth!

Head to our Donation page for more information on how you can give.

December 3rd is Giving Tuesday, a movement to promote awareness for charities across Canada. In association with this event, the Acxsys Corporation (the thoughtful group involved with Interac) will be sponsoring an Online Donation Matching Program. They will match any donation (up to $25 each) made on December 3rd, 2013 via Interac online (available on our Canada Helps page).

All donations are gratefully appreciated. Volunteers are always welcome!