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Local film honoured at Columbus Film Festival

September 16, 2014

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I received some good news today from Mayor’s Award winner Andrew Bloomfield: Dear Mayor Farbridge and staff,  Earlier this year, Mayor Farbridge kindly attended and spoke at the launch events for the short dramatic film we helped to make with director-producer Christine Zorn. I am pleased to tell you that the film has just been […]

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Inside Guelph: Canadian Urban Institute award

July 4, 2014

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Here I am on Rogers TV talking about a City Builder award I recently accepted from the Canadian Urban Institute, on behalf of the many people inside and outside City Hall who are working to make Guelph even better. (Note: one minute of the clip is cut off at the beginning.)

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Congratulations Guelph! Silver Award at Ontario Bike Summit

April 14, 2014

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Guelph among Ontario’s most bicycle-friendly cities City wins silver award at sixth annual Ontario Bike Summit   Toronto, ON, April 14, 2014 – This morning, Guelph was among 24 communities to receive a Bicycle Friendly Community Award during the sixth annual Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto, Ontario   The Share the Road Cycling Coalition recognized […]

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“Virginia is our fairy godmother!”

March 28, 2014

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So said Guelph Public Library CEO Kitty Pope about 2012 Mayor’s Award winner, library volunteer Virginia Gillham, adding, “She is truly an inspiration and role model, and she is one of the reasons that Guelph is such a great community to live in.”  The Library Board Chair added, “We are truly indebted to Virginia for her boundless […]

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“Unsung heroes like Vicki are the backbone of our community”

March 25, 2014

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Mayor’s Awards. Nominate someone you know online at guelph.ca/mayorsawards. The deadline is April 10. The nominator of 2007 winner Vicki Gojanovich, coordinator of Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute’s breakfast club and member of the Board of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Food and Friends, described Vicki as an “unsung hero.” It’s one of […]

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“My husband nominated Guelph for Kraft Hockeyville over one month ago and I haven’t seen him since!”

March 21, 2014

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So said the wife of 2011 Mayor’s Award winner, Hockeyville contest champion and Guelph Giants coach Mike Nelson. His nominator remarked, “Mike has managed to get almost everybody in this city fired up…[he] has given Guelph a chance to come together as a community. That is something that won’t go away, long after the contest […]

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“In the social services community in Guelph, you only had to say “Ingrid” and everyone knew who you were talking about.”

March 18, 2014

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That’s what a nominator had to say about 2009 posthumous Mayor’s Award honouree Ingrid MacCrae, who was well-known for her work at Wyndham House, Women in Crisis, Fresh Start, and the Welcome In Drop-In Centre. Her nominator went on to say, “She helped countless numbers of the most disadvantaged in our city through her insistence […]

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“Their story is compelling, inspiring and a powerful reminder of what can be done by ‘ordinary’ people in Guelph, in the face of adversity.”

March 13, 2014

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So said a member of the Willow Road community about 2003 Mayor’s Award winners Gary and Sam Zuber, who were described as the backbone of the neighbourhood. The nomination continued, “If you only looked at the contribution of one or the other of them, you would be awestruck. But, when you know them as a […]

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“He makes us all feel like special athletes, whether we are winning races, breaking records, or simply participating.”

March 11, 2014

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Mayor’s Awards. Nominate someone you know online at guelph.ca/mayorsawards. The deadline is April 10. Here’s what a local runner had to say about 2009 winner John Marsden, a running coach and race organizer: “He makes us all feel like special athletes, whether we are winning races, breaking records, […]

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Guelph team brings home a bronze from Ontario Winter Games

March 7, 2014

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Congratulations to the Guelph Jr. Gryphons Pee Wee AAA hockey team, who won a Bronze medal at the Ontario Winter Games in Huntsville. Way to go boys! Click here to read all about it. Here’s a picture of the actual medal, Tweeted to me by one of the players:

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