Storytelling at the Enabling Garden

July 4, 2012


The Guelph Enabling Garden is hosting the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and Friends for another season of “Teas and Tales in Garden” which runs Friday mornings at 10:30 – 11:30 from July 6th to August 24th. The events are free, visitors are requested to bring their own lawn chair and favourite mug. Donations are welcome. For information on the Guild please see or call Bev at 519-821-1312 for more details.

Here is a list of the Storytellers and dates (subject to change):

  •  July 6: Brian Holstein, Sya VanGeest
  •  July 13: Brian Holstein, Jenny Kuspira
  •  July 20: Frank Toplin, Mary McCullum Baldasaro  July 27: Sandy Schoen, Marion Samuel-Stevens, Anna Jennewein-Ronai  August 3: Donna McCaw, Frank Toplin  August 10: Ann Estill, Sandy Schoen  August 17: Beve Matson, Joan Holland  August 24: Ann Estil, Sya VanGeest

For more information on the Enabling Garden please visit or or call Lea Tran, Horticultural Therapist at 519-993-5323

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3 Comments on “Storytelling at the Enabling Garden”

  1. valerie becking Says:

    Good morning Karen. I spent a glorious afternoon with my 2 granddaughter on Sat. at the City Hall sprinklers and wading pool. They had so much fun with all the children. Lots of laughter and relaxation just watching there enjoyment. Music was played the first time we were there which gave the children that creative boost. It was like little fairies gliding on top of water, it looked amazing for photos. Could piping in music be considered?

  2. ksulliva Says:

    Hi Valerie,

    I’m glad you and your granddaughters enjoyed the fountain at Market Square! We don’t generally play music at the square except for during special events, because it can potentially disturb staff working at City Hall and neighbours (especially when you consider that the the music has to be at a fair volume to be heard over the sound of the fountain.) But it is an option, as the square has a built-in sound system.

    Kate Sullivan
    Mayor’s Office

  3. Brian Holstein Says:

    Thanks for telling folks about this, Karen. Last Friday, despite the heat, we had an audience of 30 to hear Sya VanGeest and me spin our tales. Actually, the breeze off the river swept away the heat, the ice tea quenched the thirsts and the hour was quite enjoyable for all.

    I shall be telling again on July 13 with jenny Kapustra. If any of your readers want to know more about storytelling events they can contact me at

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