Friday, August 01, 2008

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Thank You!!!


First Ladies of Hillside, originally uploaded by claygrl.

We've come to the end of yet another full cycle of Blog Guelph. Once again summer vacation beckons - oh how it beckons - and Miss Lynn and I are unplugging for the rest of August. Hopefully the over one hundred 25th Annual Hillside Festival pics we've posted this week, plus the 2,800 photos in our archive will amuse you until we return next month.

Before sailing off, I - yup that's me sitting between Dy and Jess - would like to thank everyone - for pretty much everything this past year. The community, both on and off line has made it possible for me to keep up spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally as I create and navigate my path of recovery from Parkinson's Disease. Your generosity, kindness and love floats my boat.

I'd particularly like to thank all the folk that helped me 'do Hillside' in my first wheelchair experience. Big appreciation to our lovely Lynn for bravely introducing the idea and to Karen from Hillside Access Services for talking me through my reaction.

My first and main chair 'pusher' and 'fetcher' Jess has been formally sainted.

I'm one lucky duck to have landed in Guelph 27 years ago, blessed to have helped pioneer this crazy hill-free Festival and grateful for the rich experience that is my life. I love you all!

Please - scroll your face off boys and girls - the remarkable Hillside Festival lives on - on Blog Guelph.

Sue Richards

Click Everything! See you in September.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Hillside Hillside


Hillside Hillside, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Happy Hill Heads


, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Photo Credit: Carolyn Riddell

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Wailing Wall


Wailing Wall, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Dave Wall of The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Moshav


Moshav, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Margo Timmins


Margo Timmins II, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Nabi Loney


Nabi Loney, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Hidden Hayden


hidden hayden, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Stuart McLean


Stewart McLean, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - The Abrams Brothers


2008-07-25_22-12-24, originally uploaded by Aaron G Stock.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Happy Beat


2008-07-26_12-23-49, originally uploaded by Aaron G Stock.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Danny Michel


Danny Michel, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Stage Flow


stage flow, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Dishes in waiting


dishes in waiting, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Snow Tiger


Snow Tiger, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Relax, There's Interac


Relax, There's Interac, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Drum tree


drum tree, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - It's Too Loud Dewd!


IMG_0909.JPG, originally uploaded by Matthew Burpee.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Bonded


, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Photo Credit: Carolyn Riddell

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Hillside 'Baby'


Hillside 'Baby', originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Nancy


, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Photo Credit: Carolyn Riddell

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Happy Together


sunset crowd, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Groove Babe


Hillside 2008, originally uploaded by Mary Calarco.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Listen Close


2008-07-26_12-07-17, originally uploaded by Aaron G Stock.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Toe Tappers


Shoes!, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Blog Guelph: HIllside Festival - Idyllic


IMG_0869.JPG, originally uploaded by Matthew Burpee.

Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

Blog Guelph: Hillside Festival - Break from The Music


Break from The Music, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

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.