A few weeks ago I received a call from the retail store Merry Go Round who had moved their store from Silvercreek & Speedvale plaza to the Westwood Plaza on Willow Rd. They had wanted me to know that not only had they moved their store, but that they had noticed quite a few newer small businesses that had moved into the plaza. They felt it deserved some recognition from the community. They wanted to put a party together and apparently they knew I loved to support businesses and I loved a good party! A perfect match.

So today I came by to congratulate the businesses and the greater community for coming together! It was fantastic. I took many pictures to help promote and celebrate all these entrepreneurs and risk takers that are providing income for themselves and jobs for others! Check them out here:

 Ashok Patel – Pharmacist & Owner 

DOULA – Dawn Humphrey – http://www.douladawn.ca  
Carlos- far right, from Señor Chipolte and the Zumba Girls kept everyone dancing to great music! 
Owners of Zinger Chick! Family operated!   
Owner of  Caissie Karate was there doing a presentation of the skills his school can teach others. (He has a firm handshake!) 😉 
More great food and community fun at the plaza today! 
It was a lot of fun with great people! Stop by the plaza today to support them if you can!

Cam 

  

Today in St.Georges square you’ll find the Nepalese Society of Guelph. Please folks, stop by their tents and listen to them pour out their hearts as they tell you what their people are going through with so much chaos and horror in their homeland after the earthquake. Drop off some donations to them. 

 
My son was with me today and he was telling me that their school just raised a couple thousand dollars to help with the earthquake relief.

Our city as a whole can and should do the same. I know we can! 

They have live music going all day as well! I bought a shirt to support them and will wear it often.

  

Thanks,

Cam 

I had you at “cupcakes” didn’t I? Just left @DowntownGuelph from Balzacs and it’s hopping folks! A great location with a great vibe! The owner, pictured above with her daughter, was thrilled with the Guelph location and was so happy to be in the downtown core.

I’d encourage you to go check them out folks! Some live music too!   Pan Am team member Ben Hayward was on hand too! 

Let’s support our local businesses!

Cam 

Today I brought greetings to those riding their motorcycles for our heroes! Those who have served our country so bravely for us all. 

 
Custom shirts were made for the event with remembrance to Const. Jennifer Kovach, our Guelph police officer who passed away a couple of years ago while on duty. Jen’s mother Gloria Kovach was on hand to wish everyone a safe ride and to thank the organizers for honouring her daughter.

  
I have such great pride in our city seeing us support our troops, and to see those in our community with our police, fire and EMS raise awareness for them. 
Cam 

  

I just left the starting line for SOAR with 19 teams that have raised just over $80,000 for the Children’s Foundation! Giddy up! Well done folks!

It was great to see some people I know from the community and to meet some new people that travelled from outside of Guelph that have come to race! Welcome to Guelph – but I hope the Guelph teams kick your butt. (I have to say that so don’t be too mad please. 😉)

  
Have a blast and thanks again to the sponsors and organizers of this great event!

Cam