Tag Archives: volunteers

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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River Run sponsors rock

January 17, 2014

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I had the pleasure thanking our many River Run Sponsors today at the annual Appreciation Luncheon. Their financial and in-kind contributions make a significant impact, in many different ways.  They make it possible to bring the magic of live performance to thousands in our community. More than 100,000 people enjoyed shows at River Run last […]

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Sidewalks in winter

January 17, 2014


Thank you Guelph taxpayers. We are very fortunate in Guelph that taxpayers fund a service to clear snow from sidewalks.  Not all municipalities have this service.  There are approximately 657 kilometres of sidewalk in our city.  Two-hundred and thirty-seven (237) km are considered high priority.  They are cleared when 4 cm of snow accumulates and within […]

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Random Act of Kindness – November 1, 2013

October 28, 2013

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Guelph is unique.  More and more people are telling me something different is happening in Guelph.  There is a special level of caring – for each other and the city.  The Guelph community will once again show its gift of kindness on November 1, 2013 which is the Random Act of Kindness Day. While we […]

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Terry Fox Run, September 15, 2013

September 12, 2013

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The annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation. The Foundation is responsible for supporting close to $20 million in discovery based research each year in Canada – all monies raised outside Canada must be distributed to (a) an institute approved by the […]

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New home on the way – Habitat for Humanity

August 28, 2013

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World Record Event to Fight Hunger on September 7, 2013

August 27, 2013

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A community that cares: Team Tyrel

August 22, 2013

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I met Tyrel’s family at the Shake True Hoops Basketball Free Throw contest that took place August 17, 2013. Sandi and Phillip Thompson appreciate all the support they have received from Guelphites.  I believe that, in order to make a difference, you have to start from a place of caring. The people in our community […]

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Tyrel, a Guelph Boy in need of help….

August 14, 2013

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A 13 year old Guelph boy is seeking your help. Tyrel is patiently waiting for a kidney transplant. Guelph is known to be a caring community because we rally together for worthy causes such as Tyrel. Friends are organizing a virtual 5km run/walk/bike to raise funds for Tyrel. The funds are needed to cover expenses […]

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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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