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Mayor’s Award winner Andrew Bloomfield: “My good life”

June 27, 2014

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Last night at the Awards of Excellence gala, we showed this video of Andrew Bloomfield accepting his Mayor’s Award. The video was produced by Christine Zorn of PAN Video, a local filmmaker who has also produced a documentary and short dramatic film about the Bridges Over Barriers group that Andrew founded. You can learn more about the […]

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Best wishes for a joyous Passover and happy Easter

April 18, 2014

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Wishes for a blessed, prosperous and joyful Vaisakhi

April 14, 2014

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  Best wishes to all celebrating Vaisakhi today!   This important event has its origins in India, where it is associated with a harvest festival and the New Year for people that identify with the Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faith and traditions.  It also represents  the establishment of the Khalsa for those of the Sikh faith.

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A sustainable city needs usable sidewalks even in the winter

March 29, 2014

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Unto Kihlanki makes a simple point in a Guelph Mercury opinion editorial. A sustainable city needs usable sidewalks even in the winter. I agree. I thank him for not pointing his finger at the men and women who work in our public works department – it was a tough year for our staff answering calls […]

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Why can’t permanent residents vote in municipal elections?

March 4, 2014

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I am proud of the way our community embraces diversity. The Multicultural Festival has celebrated the cultural diversity in our community for many years.  When there is an act of intolerance in our community, we are quick to speak out. Several members of our community have been recognized with a provincial Newcomer Champion award. And […]

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Heritage designation for former BME church

February 27, 2014

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In this photo, members of the Guelph Black Heritage Society accept the heritage designation plaque for their building, the former British Methodist Episcopal church. The building, which was built in 1880 by fugitive slaves who arrived through the Underground Railroad, has significant architectural as well as historical and cultural significance. More information about the building and the […]

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Celebrate Black History Month

February 18, 2014

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The Guelph Black Heritage Society has a number of fantastic events planned this month in celebration of Black History Month. Click here for a list of events. In addition, this Wednesday from 11 am – 1 pm, Old Quebec Street Shoppes will host an exhibit featuring African art, information displays about African culture, a puppet […]

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Great cities attract and retain talent

December 4, 2013

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Great cities attract and retain talent. Smart businesses hire people with diverse backgrounds and skills, and leverage that diversity to grow their business. Immigration is crucial for ensuring the continued growth and prosperity of our community and to respond to the reality of our aging and shrinking workforce. Guelph is home to the Guelph Wellington […]

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Inside Guelph: Culture Days and in motion week challenge

October 9, 2013

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Focus: Culture Days and in motion week challenge from October 7 to 13. The challenge seeks to determine which municipality in Wellington and Dufferin Counties and the City of Guelph is the most active over the 7 day period.

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Serbian Day at Maryhill

September 9, 2013

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Carol Bratina, Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina, Milan Lesic and Mayor Farbridge at the Serbian Festival, Maryhill, September 1, 2013.

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