Oh boy. What a fantastic party! So much fun thanks to the hard work put in by folks at Holy Trinity School and other volunteers!
A great fundraiser is always better when you can raise money through putting the Mayor in the dunk tank. When asked I of course said “bring it on”!


And yes, it was freezing!


Can it get any better in our city than what you see in this picture? I think not.

This program is phenomenal. Having over 700 kids from across Ontario land in Guelph for their final 5kms run is important to our community but even more important to the kids who have trained for over 32 weeks to become the champions they are!

Canadian Olympic marathon runner Silvia Ruegger (see below) is a part of the program as the National Running & Reading Club Director and has pretty much one of the biggest hearts for children I’ve ever seen. The Start2Finish Founder & Executive Director is Brian Warren, who founded the program and in my opion was born for this program! One of the best motivators around!

Many thanks to the sponsors and donors of this event and to the UofG for their facilities to make it happen!

I have known about the running & reading program in Guelph for many years.  Here’s some more info:

Running & Reading Club

The Running & Reading Club runs at Willow Road School in Guelph on Tuesday afternoons and a second one that was just started this past school year at Brant Avenue Public School.  They’re always looking for new volunteers. You do not have to be good at running, or athletic, in order to be of help. You just need to have a heart for these kids and believe in the mission of this program. We have a number of special needs kids that require extra attention, and often we do not have enough volunteers to give them the care we would like to. We are also, in particular, looking for a mature person or couple who love/s kids and could be of assistance in driving university student volunteers from campus to Willow School (and back again) and could help share the task of picking up snacks for the program etc. If you are interested in finding out more about these opportunities, please contact Director of Community & Volunteer Relations, Michelle Wray, at (905) 319-1885 ext. 206 or michelle.wray@start2finishonline.org.

Giving the kids from Brant Ave School a pep talk before the race! They were great! 


I just recived word that there’s an event coming up that you might be interested in regarding Solar in Guelph! Here’s the details!

“Become a SolarPreneur.”

This is a great opportunity for people to get questions answered about the solar MicroFIT program.  There will be guest speakers and other experts from Guelph and surrounding area that will discuss the business case for Solar MicroFIT including financing options, tax benefits, revenue and more. Enjoy some light refreshments and meet others who have benefited from solar.

Here’s the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404198163239299/

For more information and to register, please visit https://solarpreneur.eventbrite.ca





What a great way to start the day! Guelph welcomed Ton Akkerman, from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to our great city along with our co-hosts President Dr. Franco J Vaccarino from the University of Guelph and Mayor of Minto, Warden of Wellington County, George Bridge.

A very warm and welcoming group of over 30 businesses from the Netherlands are here on an economic trade mission focusing today on Agri-food and food sciences.

A beautiful gift to me from the delegation was this:  


They will be throughout Guelph and the County today. We are very fortunate to have them here and is like to thank staff in our economic development department for their work on this! 



……for your emerald ash borer trees! Help your trees try to survive on your own property. It’s a shame that we’re going to probably lose so many trees. If you have this type of tree, then check this article out: FIGHT