Tag Archives: recognition

“What can I do? How can I help? Tell me when to arrive!”

March 7, 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 an excerpt from the nomination of 2013 winner, community volunteer Celeste Donkersgoed: “When it comes to volunteering, helping out community members and making this city a better place for all of us to […]

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If you know a difference maker…

March 5, 2014

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… nominate them for a Mayor’s Award! You can submit a nomination online here: guelph.ca/mayorsawards Who are difference makers? They are people from all walks of life who are making outstanding contributions as community builders, volunteers, visionaries, or leaders. These are the people who inspire us and show us how one person really can make […]

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Guelph tops in residential waste diversion

February 25, 2014

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We made it official at last night’s Council meeting, as Dean Wyman (General Manager of Solid Waste Resources) and I accepted the Ron Lance Memorial Award from Waste Diversion Ontario. On the left is Michael Scott, CEO of Waste Diversion Ontario, and on the right is Will Mueller, Waste Diversion Ontario’s Oversight Analyst for the Blue Box […]

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Inside Guelph: Leadership on district energy and waste diversion

February 19, 2014

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Photos from Sustainable Communities Award celebration

February 13, 2014

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Here I am accepting the award with (from left) Raymond Louie, second vice-president of FCM, chair of GMF Council, and councillor, City of Vancouver, BC; Lise Burcher, councillor, City of Guelph; Rob Kerr, corporate manager, community energy, City of Guelph; and Brock Carlton, CEO, FCM Guelph was also recognized for reaching milestone 5 under FCM’s Partners […]

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FCM Sustainable Communities Award

February 12, 2014

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I’m thrilled that the City of Guelph is being honoured tonight with a Sustainable Communities Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, in recognition of our Community Energy Initiative. You can read FCM’s press release here. See a video that FCM created and a summary of the project here. Very proud that Guelph is recognized as […]

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Architecture award for Market Square pavilion

January 9, 2014

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We know we love Market Square – now it’s been recognized with a national award: http://dcnonl.com/article/id58510/buildingenvelope The pavilion is a prominent feature of the Square, and its beautiful design is a terrific asset – even as it fills the practical needs of being a place to change into your skates, use the washroom, and get […]

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Great recognition of Community Wellbeing Initiative

October 30, 2013

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The City of Guelph’s Community Wellbeing Initiative received a 2013 Impact Award at this year’s CIC Impact Summit in Chicago. Mayor Farbridge with Barbara Powell, City’s general manager of Community Engagement who accepted the Award on behalf of the City in Chicago. 

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Vote for Riverside Park in the “Great Places in Canada” Competition

August 30, 2013

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You can vote for our beautiful Riverside Park in the “Great Places in Canada” competition. Find out how you can vote here: http://www.cip-icu.ca/greatplaces/en/places.asp

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17th annual Mayor’s award winners announced

June 27, 2013

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Tonight, I will have the opportunity to honour five residents with the Mayor’s awards as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. Three exceptional young people are among this year’s honourees. The award winners are Gavin Armstrong, a University of Guelph student renowned for fighting hunger and poverty; Emilie and Olivia Renaud being recognized […]

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