Tag Archives: volunteers

A note of thanks to the Locomotive 6167 Restoration Committee

July 8, 2014

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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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Civic Engagement by the Numbers

July 4, 2014

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All 2013 data with the exception of voter turnout.

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Celebrating business and community

June 27, 2014

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Last night, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. It was a beautiful evening for celebrating business and community leaders. As part of the event I presented Mayor’s Awards to four local “difference makers.” You can read about this year’s Mayor’s Award winners here. Thank you Andrew, Charles, Alina, […]

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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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“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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