I hope to see everyone out for the upcoming #Guelph Clean & Green community event on Saturday April 25th. Please take the time to register!
Residents have until Friday, April 17 to register for this year’s Clean and Green Community Cleanup. Volunteers can register by calling the Operations Department at 519-837-5628 extension 3305 or going online to guelph.ca.
The City of Guelph, together with Tim Horton’s, Guelph & Wellington Development Association, Terra View Homes, Guelph Downtown Business Association, Zehrs Markets and M&M Meat Shops are hosting the city-wide cleanup to help remove unsightly litter from our community.
The cleanup takes place Saturday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Clean-up crews will be picking up litter along predetermined roadways, boulevards, parks and trails that need a spring cleaning.
Clean-up crews will be provided with supplies and instructions for collecting litter safely.
All volunteers will be invited to attend an appreciation barbecue following the event.
The Clean and Green event is one of Guelph’s largest community environmental clean-up events. Last year, over 4,000 kilograms of garbage was removed from neighbourhood streets, green spaces and community parks by more than 850 volunteers. That work helped to ensure more enjoyable common spaces for everyone.
I have another reason to be cheering for the Guelph Storm as they begin their first round playoff series against the Owen Sound Attack. I just made a friendly wager with Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy. If Guelph wins the series, Mayor Boddy will wear a Storm jersey at their next Council meeting and – as a bonus – he’ll throw in a case of beer from Owen Sound microbrewery Kilannan Brewing Company.
If the unthinkable happens and it goes the other way, I will have to wear an Attack jersey to Council and send him a case of beer from Guelph’s Royal City Brewing Co.
Good luck tonight @Storm_City!
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My family and I are attending the H2O Go Festival @DowntownGuelph at noon today!
Last year my wife & I were walking downtown for a completely different purpose and we stumbled upon the festival and took the time to look at all the booths, speak to the vendors and take in the information about celebrating our local water. It was really good and informative. And it was packed! A lot of people were there! I expect this year to be no different.
So come to our great downtown today. Take some time to walk through Old Quebec Street Mall and see what the festival has to offer.
After you’re done – don’t stop there. Keep exploring our downtown because it’s getting better and better all the time!
Today I had the honour of joining many others from our community to celebrate Guelph’s former Mayor John Counsell. The service was excellent and was in John’s home church St.George’s Anglican Church.
Past Mayor Kate Quarrie and past MP William (Bill) Winegard brought stories of John that told of his love for his wife, the arts, his piano, his profession in the banking industry and his leadership for three terms as our Mayor.
The River Run centre was his focus and dream for our community and how blessed we are as a city to enjoy that place. He left his mark. Not only as mayor but through relationships with others.
I was joined by several past and current councillors and mayors. Norm Jary, Kate Quarrie and I were able to get together after the service for this wonderful picture I will always cherish.
John’s motto in life was “Service above self”. Something we all should be striving for in our great city.