While I know there would have been residents impacted by St. Patrick’s Day festivities over the weekend, the excellent work of our Guelph Police Services and By-law Enforcement Officers to “anticipate and defuse problems”, as Fred noted, meant that these weekend events did not overshadow the good news events on the weekend – like College Royal.
On Friday, I participated in the wrap of 5 Days for the Homeless. 5 Days for the Homeless is a national campaign that takes place at over 25 Universities across Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for at-risk and homeless youth across Canada. The local campaign raises funds for the Wyndham House a local charity organization that offers support, services, and shelter to the most in need in our community. The campaign sees commerce students who were selected by application sleep outside for five days and give up many other comforts such as having no money and relying on donated meals to eat. They also must attend all classes and other commitments.