Tag Archives: John Galt Day

A note of thanks to the Locomotive 6167 Restoration Committee

July 8, 2014


On August 2, as part of John Galt Day celebrations, we will be officially unveiling the restored 6167 Locomotive and welcoming it as the newest artifact in the Guelph Museums collection. This moment would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, and expertise of all members – past and present – of the Locomotive […]

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John Galt freed for his special day

July 29, 2010

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The tomb that had protected the John Galt statue in front of the old City Hall for the last year or more has been lifted just in time for John Galt Day on August 2nd. The Guelph Historical Society, Old Stone Churches and the John Galt Committee are hosting  a traditional “kirking” at St. James the […]

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John Galt Day

August 4, 2009

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                            Councillor Leanne Piper,  a member of the organizing committee for John Galt Day, gave the following interesting address at the opening of festivities: Why Do We Celebrate John Galt? Yesterday morning, during a multi-denominational Kirking Ceremony at St. Georges, Dr. Kevin […]

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John Galt Day “Kirking”

August 7, 2008

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I joined other civic leaders in a kirking in celebration of John Galt Day and our city’s heritage. A kirking is a Scottish ceremonial parade led by a piper as a prelude to a church service recognizing the public service of local leaders and expressing hope for their wisdom. The ceremony was practiced in John Galt’s day in his […]

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