Hockeyville

March 8, 2011

Blog, Making a Difference

Well, the results are in and Guelph didn’t make it to the top 10.  But we always said that win or lose, we have a lot to be proud of because this campaign brought our community together in an incredible way.

The real prize in this contest was the sharing of stories. And share you did. From tales of learning to skate on an outdoor rink, to memories of huddling by the heaters watching your kids play at Exhibition Arena, it’s clear that love of hockey and community is alive and well in Guelph.

Special thanks to Mike Nelson and his wife Renee, the community heroes behind Guelph’s Hockeyville bid. They got the whole city talking about it – and brought us together in the process!

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3 Comments on “Hockeyville”

  1. Doug Pollock Says:

    I wish to react to your increase fee on entertainment parking,our family have been strong suppoters of the Guelph Storm hockey team,and to increase the parking fee for such an event,is appaling,to pay $5.00 each of the 34 home games increase my ticket to an extra $170.00 a year,which I don’t intend to pay and I am supported by many season ticket holders,by the time we eat,pay for parking,drive to the game and the rest of spending at the game,it’s not acceptable,be assured that we will protest this increase to the level of boycoting some games in the near future to bring this issue to the surface and we will see the reaction of the fans,I don’t think that this is the way to show our discontent,but it is an issue and I don’t think that a hockey game is subject to a special event,this is
    part of canadian heritage,having our kids and fan enjoy an outing together as a family,please reconsider.Thank you
    Doug Pollock

  2. ksulliva Says:

    Hi Doug,

    You can park for free in the Wilson, Fountain, and Macdonell lots (or on the street) for free after 6 p.m.

    By parking a bit farther away and walking, you can save the $5. I wanted to post this for anyone who is not aware.

    Thanks,

    Kate Sullivan
    Mayor’s Office

  3. melanie Says:

    I am also in support of this boycott. i too have decided not to buy season tickets for the family this year. a lost revenue to the Hockey team of 1500+. it is sad to see how hungry the city is getting over the years while we pay out of this world in city taxes already. If the city is looking to make money, they need to also try and cut costs. Too many city vehicles go home at night, and that gas is picked up by us tax payers. Fair is fair! were pushing another Guelph OHL team out of the city, just like the Platers.

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