Thinking Things Through: Lessons learned from nearly swallowing a severed human toe

toeThere are 3 items on my ultimate bucket list. Joining Captain Dick’s World Famous Sour Toe Cocktail Club is one of them. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this… unusual… drinking tradition, Sour Toe cocktails are found exclusively at the Downtown Hotel bar in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Entry into the prestigious club is easy enough: you simply have to drink a shot of whiskey... Oh yeah, and your class has a severed human toe in it, which must touch your lips as you take your drink. Continue reading

Cool things to do in Grey County, Ontario

Badge of Awesome Communities

There’s adventure around every corner! Badge of Awesome Communities celebrates great destinations around the world and invites you to share your favourite things to see and do in those places. Check out the video to learn about this project’s near-death origin story, discover what others are saying about Grey County and add your own favourite activities and simple pleasures to the growing collection!

What’s on your list?

Share your love for Grey County! Let's remind each other of all the amazing things there are to see and do here. Add your favourite activities and simple pleasures to the growing collection below!

Go see Notre Dame Fighting Irish college football game – South Bend, Indiana

Make no mistake: I’m no sports fan. The last time I watched a full hockey game, the Nordiques were still a thing. When I get invited to a Super Bowl party, I usually have to look up who’s playing beforehand. And I still have no clue how offside works in soccer. So when my girlfriend Ashley invited me to join her and her family on a road trip to South Bend, Indiana to go see a Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game, I wasn’t sure I’d have much fun. I was very wrong. Continue reading
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Open a bottle of wine… with a shoe.

What happens when you've got some wine but no corkscrew to open it? That's usually not an issue with my family, considering how much of our vino comes out of a box, but for those of you fancy pants people out there, having a bottle with no corkscrew to open it can put a serious damper on an evening. Or, as the video below demonstrates, it could be a really awesome opportunity to impress the hell out of your friends. Continue reading