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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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Update on the Guelph Civic Museum

January 25, 2011

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From our staff… Since the fall, construction activity has proceeded in a number of locations. Most noticeable for the general public was the installation of the windows, the replacement and repair of the roof, and completion of the exterior plaza and parking lot.  Inside, subfloors and fire-rated ceilings were installed and mechanical and electrical rough-ins […]

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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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Guelph Artists Showcased

April 25, 2010

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It was a big weekend for the arts in Guelph. Cheryl Ruddock opened a new show, a retrospective, at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.  The show is called Slip. And the Guelph Jazz Festival held a very successful Art Auction at the e-bar.

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Linamar for the Performing Arts – A Milestone

March 10, 2010

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This morning I attended a special performance at the River Run. Grade eight students last  year were the first full graduates of the Linamar for the Performing Arts program having attended 16 performance since grade one. I was glad for the opportunity to recognize and thank Linda Hasenfratz and Linamar for the Performing Arts for promoting an appreciation of the arts in […]

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Celebrating Diversity – March 21

March 21, 2009

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Now Ruz (New Year) (Zoroastrian, Afghanistan, Islam, Ismaili, Baha’i) – It means “new day” and is celebrated by Muslims of Persian heritage or influence and by all Ismaili Muslims around the world. The Zoroastrian New Year celebrates the creation of fire on this day on which Zarathustra received his revelations. Source: multicultural calendar 2013

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