“SPRINKLES” is hitting the road Guelph!
I ran into Food Truck License #3 (Sweet Temptations) today at RibFest and thought it’d be a good time to let the city know about the upcoming Guelph food truck festival kickoff happening at the Delta on Sept 9th!

It’s going to be a great time and I’ve heard well over 1600 people are likely to attend. 

I’ll be there of course because I like trucks and I like food. Putting both together will blow my mind! Here’s the lineup so far:

 Bistro Tour Chef Scotty will be there too!

So exciting! Share this post to invite as many people as you can!


Oh my goodness this will be amazing! 
City of Guelph employees will be kicking off the City’s annual United Way campaign on Monday by bringing an ice cream and cupcake truck to different City facilities. 

The Sweet Temptations truck, dubbed “Sprinkles”, will be coming soon to a location near you. Every ice cream or cupcake you buy will benefit the local United Way.

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, August 31:

10 a.m. City Hall

Noon River Run

1:30 Fire Headquarters, corner of Wyndham and Wellington

2:30 Water Services, York Rd. and Waterworks Pl.

Tuesday, Sept 1:

10 a.m. Guelph Public Library, Main Library

Noon City Operations Yard, 45 Municipal St.

2 p.m. Guelph Civic Museum

Wednesday, Sept 2:

10 a.m. Wastewater

2 p.m. Waste Resource Innovation Centre

4 p.m. Guelph Transit, Watson Parkway South

Thursday, Sept 3:

10 a.m. Fire Station #5, Elizabeth St.

Noon East Side Library, 1 Starwood Drive

Friday, Sept 4

10 a.m. Evergreen Centre

2 p.m. Fire Station #2, Speedvale Avenue W

Tuesday, Sept 8

10 am. Clair Road Emergency Services Centre

Noon – Guelph Public Library, Westminster Branch

2 p.m. Fire Station #3, Stone Road West

4 p.m. Guelph Public Library, Scottsdale Branch

Thursday, Sept 10

Noon West End Community Centre

2 p.m. Victoria Road Recreation Centre

That’s right. You read that right. 75 YEARS!

What a success story in our city! Owner/Operators Ted and Mike Woods pictured above have navigated through all the ups & downs of the auto industry and have persevered. 

Now let me tell you why. They treat everyone like family. They have fantastic customer service and are known not just throughout Guelph, but outside our city, for being a great corporate citizen by giving back to people, community groups and charities in need.

Even former mayor Norm Jary showed up and it was a real pleasure to have him at this event!

 Look at the amount of people they employ!

This is why supporting our local businesses, just like those all along the auto mall road, are vital to our community. Jobs help give people income, which in turn gives those individuals the opportunity to spend it within our community and enable them to provide for themselves, their families and others. 

On behalf of the city I thank you and your staff for all you do and wish you another successful 75 years!

Take care,


The Meridian branch at the corner of Clair & Gordon yesterday was very busy celebrating their 5th anniversary!

Not only did I meet with all of their staff, but I met a lot of their customers that were coming in to congratulate them for setting up in the south end of Guelph.

Branch manager Amie introduced me to everyone and I was honoured to give them a certificate from the Mayor’s office recognizing their accomplishments.

There was BBQ’ing, door prizes and more!

Thanks for all you do in our community Meridian! I know I’ve seen many events where you have been excellent corporate sponsors!

Happy 5th!

Take care,



Guelph’s upcoming Special Olympics has your sports cravings covered

Already missing the PanAm and ParaPanAm Games? Can’t wait for Rio 2016? Guelph’s got your sports action and your source of inspiration covered with Special Olympics Ontario’s 2016 Provincial Spring Games.

From May 26-28, 2016, more than 900 athletes and coaches from across Ontario, their families and 600 volunteers will make this three day, six sport event the largest provincial Special Olympics Spring Games to date. Featured sports will include swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, power lifting, basketball, 5-pin bowling and 10-pin bowling.

Special Olympics promote healthy, active and connected lifestyles for people with intellectual disabilities, who are among the most vulnerable populations in the world. They provide an introduction to sport and physical activity, offer daily training, local competition and the opportunity to participate in high-performance competition. These provincial, national and world games offer transformative experiences that bring out pride, courage and joy in athletes.

Guelph Police are proud to host the 2016 Special Olympics Spring Games. Police Chief Jeff DeRuyter explains: “The Guelph Police Service has been a proud member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run since its inception in 1987. The Torch Run is Special Olympics largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. It’s an event where officers and Special Olympics athletes run the Flame of Hope to the opening ceremonies of Special Olympics competitions. Now the Special Olympics flame and the Games are coming to Guelph.”

For communities, Special Olympics Games show that every person can be an Olympian. They prove that human greatness is more about the spirit than the body and they inspire families and entire communities to join the celebration. The economic returns of an event this size and community profile provincially are also significant.

Led by the Guelph Police Service, in partnership with the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph and local organizations the games require significant community collaboration for events leading up to and including the three day event. Mayor Cam Guthrie is confident the Games will be an opportunity for the athletes and the city to shine. He said recently “Whether you’re an athlete, or a volunteering, or a visitor to our city, we guarantee you will have a fantastic time because we are preparing our city to welcome you in the best possible way.” Watch Mayor Guthrie’s welcome at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90KpdSkUEVU .

Games manager, Cst. Chris Probst says “there are a number of ways for people, teams, groups and organizations to get involved through sponsorship, volunteerism, adopting an athlete, raising awareness and attending the games. The Games Organizing Committee is in place and a call for volunteers will be made later this fall.”

Special Olympics Ontario is part of a dynamic worldwide charitable organization dedicated to promoting a more active life for people with an intellectual disability. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsontario.com