My family and I moved to Dundalk from Markham in the 1980’s when my parents bought a farm. I must admit that the lessons of this area and what it meant to live here began at a young age.   A neighbour always willing to help you out. A gas station that let us fill the car on that night my parents forgot their wallets due to an emergency trip to the hospital (needless to say my sister got a few stitches and I’ve never lived it down). When I left for college I quickly knew that there was nowhere I’d rather be but back in Grey Bruce. This year COVID has thrown us all a curve ball but the thing that has held true is our Spirit. Grey Bruce supports local, it encourages young people, and it offers everything anyone could want during a crazy pandemic, including beauty and fresh air. I have never been so proud to be part of a community/area as I am this year, so to showcase our amazing community I am launching a contest called Giving Thanks for #GreyBruceSpirit.


I started the #GreyBruceSpirit hashtag to showcase the people, places, and businesses that make Grey Bruce such an amazing place to live. Now I want to see your #GreyBruceSpirit! During the month of October, I want to see your:

  • Favourite place to eat in Grey Bruce

  • Favourite place to shop in Grey Bruce

  • Favourite service business in Grey Bruce

  • Favourite park to visit in Grey Bruce

  • Favourite lake/river/pond in Grey Bruce

  • The person that most represents #GreyBruceSpirit to you

How to Enter

It’s so easy to enter this contest. Take a picture for each of the above categories and share them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and use the hashtag #GreyBruceSpirit in the caption. That’s it! If you can tag @askneredafirst that can make it easier for us to find your entry. Your posts need to be public so we can see that you’ve entered.

Every post gets you an entry into the draw.

There are some fantastic prizes available for showing your #GreyBruceSpirit.


1st Place - $500 CASH

2nd Place - $300 Wine & Dine Gift Basket to local businesses

3rd Plane - $200 Treats & Relaxation Basket to local businesses


Contest is now open and runs until October 31, 2020. Pictures can be posted on Facebook , Instagram, or Twitter, have the hashtag #GreyBruceSpirit in the caption, and tag @askneredafirst. Winners will be drawn the first week of November. Winners will be contacted. Prizes must be picked up at the office at 157 Garafraxa St S in Durham, ON.

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