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Round two of voting in the Aviva Community Fund competition begins today!

October 21, 2013

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Last month, the Guelph Youth Council submitted an entry to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant to support the development of a permanent youth arts space for Guelph’s youth—a recommendation identified in the 2013-18 Guelph Youth Strategy. The Guelph Youth Council’s goal is to create a youth friendly community where our young members can […]

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Immigration Portal -Guelph and Wellington a welcoming place for everyone

March 20, 2013

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This morning, I attended  the launch of the Guelph Wellington Immigration Portal at the annual Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Immigration Connection event.   I thank the Government of Ontario for funding solely this Project through their Municipal Immigration Information Online program.  Many thanks to the Local Immigration Partnership that played a significant role in bringing […]

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Guelph Culture Map

March 19, 2013

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Today, I launched the Guelph Culture Map. Many thanks to the  Province of Ontario, which provided nearly $71,000 through the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.  It is exciting to note that we are now on our way to having a comprehensive inventory and database of the City’s cultural assets, including facilities, organizations, artists, festivals, and community […]

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Ontario International Poetry Slam comes to Guelph

January 31, 2012

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Guelph Spoken Word will be launching an annual Ontario International Poetry Slam (November 10 2012).  Terrific new addition to Guelph’s cultural theme. Read more here.

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River Run a hit with students

September 29, 2011

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The Linamar for the Performing Arts program is well loved among our children in this community. “”Thank you for letting SIB come to the River Run. It changed the way I thought about music!” “Thank you for letting us have the opportunity to see amazing bands and plays” “Thank you Linamar. River Run ROCKS” “I […]

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Funding for the Arts

July 13, 2011

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The City was successful in receiving $75,000 from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Creative Communities Prosperity Fund.  An additional $48,300 will be generated from the private sector which is being facilitated by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Guelph Arts Council.  The funding will be used to undertake cultural mapping of our community cultural […]

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Guelph Creates launched

March 31, 2011

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I believe that creativity can be one of a community’s greatest assets. A city that is creative is well-positioned to become more resilient, more innovative, more socially just,  and more beautiful. That’s why I have brought together a group of local creative leaders to form Guelph Creates. Guelph is fortunate to be home to many creative individuals, organizations, initiatives and […]

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Local student art showcased on buses

January 3, 2011

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Guelph Transit is participating in the 2011 Biodiversity public art display coordinated by the da Vinci Arts and Science Environmental Leadership Program. This art display focuses on biodiversity and encourages individuals to consider their impact on the environment. Biodiversity is defined as a variety of species, their genetic makeup, and the natural habitats in which […]

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Blessed with local talent

December 19, 2010

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I attended the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Guelph Chamber Choir at the River Run last night. This is an important tradition for many in our community. I spoke with Nicolas who first sang in a performance of the Messiah at the age of 10 in England.  He told me he has sung in the […]

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Art in the Street

July 17, 2010

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Art in the Street was on today.  Lots of our great local artists were there.  The main comment I heard was we need to show case our local artists more often.

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