Tag Archives: philanthropy

Cruisin’ for a Cause August 23

August 9, 2012

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Visit the A&W restaurant at 555 Woodlawn Road West on Thursday, August 23 to help raise funds for multiple sclerosis. $1 from every Teen Burger sold will be donated to the MS Society. For more information, visit the Cruisin’ for a Cause website or Facebook page. Congratulations to the team at A&W Woodlawn for participating in this […]

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Official opening of Market Square

February 22, 2012

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World Record Challenge to support famine relief

September 13, 2011

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University of Guelph student Gavin Armstrong is seeking to set a World Record this Saturday by packaging 150,000 famine relief meals for Haiti in one hour. You can read about it in the Guelph Mercury here. He’s going to need a lot of volunteers – at least 1500! – to pull it off. You can register […]

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Volunteer numbers

September 5, 2011

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We often hear about Guelph’s volunteerism. According to the Ontario Nonprofit Network, in Guelph there are: 205 charitable organizations 5,381 full-time jobs 7,958 part-time jobs $1,573,835,782 in revenue (yes that is 1.6 billion)

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Family Dinner Night

August 2, 2011

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I received a letter from M&M Meat Shops, declaring Thursday, September 15, 2011 “National Family Dinner Night.” They are encouraging families to register their participation at http://www.nationalfamilydinnernight.com – for every person who registers, M&M Meat Shops will donate $1 to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. This is the seventh annual National Family Dinner […]

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You’ve been flocked

July 26, 2011

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Habitat for Humanity has a new fundraiser.  You too can have 24 pink flamingos delivered to a house of your choice for $25 with all funds supporting Habitat Wellington County’s Women Build. 

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Some weekend activities

May 30, 2010

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The official ribbon cutting for the new East End Library branch happened on Saturday.  It was great to see so many people from the neighbourhood walking to the new branch.  There was a line up to sign out books! Metrus is working towards achieving LEED Gold status for the building as a result of the environmental and […]

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Lambden family donation brings Civic Square rink closer to reality

January 15, 2010

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Yesterday, I had the honour of joining Andrew and Sue Lambden to announce a $400,000 pledge from the Nicholas Lambden Memorial Children’s Foundation for the ice rink and water feature in front of City Hall.  Here are my speaking notes. A volunteer community group called the Rink Rats has spearheaded fundraising for this project. Yesterday’s […]

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