Let’s hear from the experts! Join us for Evening Experts each month at the Goderich Branch where a local guest speaker will share a subject they are passionate about.
- Wednesday, April 19: Join Blake Street Bakery‘s Sydney Pollock as she discusses the success she has had in starting up her own business at the age of 18, thanks to a Summer Company grant. Huron County Economic Development’s Brittany Wise will also share how young people can apply for this grant, which can provide them with up to $3,000 to support their entrepreneurial dreams.
- Wednesday, May 17: Join local historian David Yates as he shares some of the memorable disasters that have struck Huron County through the decades. Limited copies of David’s books will be available for sale.
- Wednesday, June 21: In celebration of Pride Month, join us for an informative and powerful presentation from Huron County Pride. All are welcome to listen in as Tim Damon and Gill Vandenheuvel speak about this grassroots LGBTQ2S+ organization and more!
- Tim Damon (he/him): Tim is an energetic, down to earth, and community-based queer man living in Goderich. In June 2022, he came to Huron County for a visit from his home on the East Coast and then decided to stick around. He is driven by creating safe and welcoming spaces for all people to show up exactly as they are. He believes everyone has something to share through the telling of their own lived experiences and is passionate about offering the space to do just that. Tim brings his whole heart to everything he does, whether it’s slinging coffee at Cait’s Cafe, facilitating yoga classes, gardening, or leading the team of Huron County Pride. He is honoured to be speaking at the Experts Evening and is looking forward to connecting with more people in the community.
- Gill VandenHeuvel (she/her, Trans Feminine): The last 1.5 years have been an amazing time for Gill as she discovered her authentic self – a woman in this particular body. Gill has always been a Christian, a father, grandfather, artist, and overall handy person, and now, since she has addressed her own mental health, is better able to show up and tend to these aspects of her life in a way that is truly a reflection of who she is (while also wearing a cute skirt!). After a lifetime of confusion and burying her true feelings, at 60-years-old, she has started her journey of transitioning. Instead of running away from organized religion like many others, she feels a calling to be a conduit of change at her church and in the LGBTQ2S+ community. She is excited about what is on the horizon in the days ahead.
Registration required. To register, please email the Goderich Branch or call 519-524-9261.