Monday, November 10, 2014

New Horizons Radio - The Entertainment Episode, Monday Nov 10 9am

Please take note of the upcoming event, the New Horizons Band "Open House" on Dec 4th at 10:30am.

On New Horizons radio this morning on CFRU at 9am, we bring you 3 segments from the mobile studio about entertaining activities, and how they contribute to good health.  You can listen back to the entire program in the archive.

In this 36 min segment posted above, you'll hear how the New Horizons Band Guelph provides a fun and informative music experience for adults who have little or no musical experience, have been musically inactive for a period of time or simply enjoy making music.  Hear how you can learn in a friendly, supportive environment with a focus on brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
photos Ross Knechtel

The new New Horizons Band session in Guelph starts Thursday mornings in January 2015!

Credits for this episode include Ross Knechtel on photos, main board tech, and help with at least on-air interview taping. Our thanks as well to guests New Horizons Guelph leader Brent Rowan, and participants Terry Gillespie, Burla ? and Terry Peach.   The three musical segments heard in this radio sharing are from youtube clips of previous performances by this local group!

We appreciate all the radio show and participant feedback we've received, and, will at least try and reintroduce our guests in future long form interviews, ha.  Some of the clips in this show segment, leave something to be desired in terms of the sound quality, because we are still learning how to use all the equipment, including the portable recorders!  Care to help out? Just email kim(at)

Had you already known that New Horizons Band is an international organization?  Our town is so lucky to already have a program running.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Get your art on in Guelph this week and beyond

Yesterday at Skyline Pop-Up Gallery. (Behind @gustomanno's new patio!) #guelphonography #VictoryArtCrawl
Photo by Mary Calarco, part of the GuelPhonography exhibit currently on display at Atmosphere Cafe + etc

GuelPhonography Meet & Mingle

Thursday, November 6, 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Atmosphere Cafe, 24 Carden St.

Join the GuelPhonography team for complimentary snacks, $6 martini specials, and $4 Welly pints, Meet and mingle with the people behind the pictures that make up this year's exhibit. Let the team know you're coming.

Opening Reception: Icons and the Iconic

Friday, November 7, 7-9 p.m.
Guelph Civic Museum

A quarterly juried art show presented by the Museum in partnership with the Guelph Arts Council.

Opening Reception: Nature Heals Photo Exhibit

Sunday, November 9, 2-5 p.m.
Flo Studio, 260 Waterloo Ave.

60 of the best photographs by young nature photographers in the Focus on Nature program. Many of the photographers will be in attendance. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend. The exhibit will be on display until December 9, then the photos will be hung throughout the Guelph General Hospital to forever brighten the lives of patients, visitors and staff alike. Visit Focus in Nature's website for more information including exhibit hours.

ACE Silent Art Auction

until November 15
My Gallery, 117 Wyndham St N (inside Wyndham Variety)

50 art pieces on 6 x 12" wood panels donated by Guelph area artists using the theme of "Space" as their inspiration. A fundraiser for Art for Children's Education (ACE) View and bid on art at My Gallery or online

Monday, November 03, 2014

More from Evergreen Senior's Community Centre...

Have you ever visited Evergreen?
all photos Ross Knechtel

 CFRU's mobile studio continues to reside at Evergreen this month.  What a fantastic place!  Have you ever visited?

The segment (posted above) that we had submitted for the New Horizons broadcast Monday, November 3rd is from Mike Rooke, who doesn't just talk poker, but shares details as well of the upcoming variety show.  I hope you can find 13 minutes to give him a listen!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guelph Humane Society needs a new home

lazy glance...
lazy glance... by Derek

After 45 years at 500 Wellington Street the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) needs a new home. The current facility is on municipal land which the City will be using to expand the Waste Water Treatment Plant to address Guelph's growing population. In order to continue to support our community and help stray and unwanted animals GHS is on the lookout for a new space.

How you can help

  1. VOTE. Support GHS by voting for their "idea" in the Aviva Community Fund. If GHS receives enough votes they're eligible for some funding. So far, they've made it to Round 2. Share the link with your friends and encourage them to vote too! 
  2. DONATE. GHS relies solely on donations and community support to help thousands of animals each year - they don't receive any City or government funding. Donations are accepted online at You can specify what you'd like your donation to be used for, eg. new facility, or to help animals in need.


The Guelph Humane Society has been sheltering and caring for animals in Guelph and Wellington County since 1893. Each year the GHS cares for approximately 3000 animals in need, providing animal sheltering and adoption services, veterinary care and a progressive spay/neuter program. The Society also boasts strong humane education programs that impact thousands of children and youth annually. (Source: Guelph Humane Society)

For more information 

Contact Guelph Humane Society.

Read the Guelph Mercury article by Vik Kirsch.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mobile Studio Recordings on New Horizons Oct 27, 2014

This week's episode of the program intended to focus on issues relating to Senior's brings you a long form interview with leaders of an interesting organization called SOAR that has about 40 members.  I like how the show's co-host grilled the guests on whether they had ever tuned in to our radio show!  I hope you will listen back in the archive at (New Horizons airs on Monday mornings).

These photos were taken as I produced some segments from the mobile studio at Evergreen Community Senior's Centre, that once again focus on the activity group of the Guelph Wellington Senior's Association (which currently has about 2700 members).

Nellie Jagt, The Craft Club at Evergreen (photo Ross Knechtel)

Chris Fraser, The Book Nook at Evergreen (photo Ross Knechtel)

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.