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Mallard Duck with Duckling on the OPO Green Roof
Michelle, Old Post Office | May 21, 2021
The Old Post Office has been a busy place this spring! We often get to see new families of ducks and geese cruising the Grand River, but this year we are even more up close and personal with the local wildlife. Earlier this spring, a Canada Goose nested and laid her eggs on the green roof next to the terrace at the OPO and we set up a camera so that we could all watch the goslings hatch. On May 18, 2021, the 3 goslings jumped safely to the river... Read More»

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A plush sloth toy wears a red and white stocking cap
Shawna, Old Post Office | June 7, 2021
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman   Playing maybe the best way to learn but it is also a great way to relax and... Read More»
Indigenous History Month
Idea Exchange | June 7, 2021
National Indigenous History Month is a celebration of Indigenous stories, perspectives, and contributions that are a foundation of our communities.... Read More»
 A magnifying glass over ciphers on a page
Jessica, Hespeler | June 1, 2021
Have you ever tried to keep a secret? Think about how hard it was. Now imagine if your life, or the lives of others depended on your secret keeping... Read More»

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