Monday, June 30, 2014

Guelph Citizenship Ceremony

Today I wanted to bring you some details of the festivities at Riverside Park for Canada Day, to go with this lovely riverside photo.  Who  knew there would be a Guelph Citizenhip ceremony?!  There's a trivia game at 1:45 - Canadian Trivia - So You Think You Know Canada eh? So, I'm planning to be at the Senior's Tent in the afternoon, recording for CFRU - and would love to see you!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Taste Real, Local Foodfest

Does it feel as though I have been Foraging on flickr for today's photo?
I wanted to mention the fabulous annual event that took place yesterday at Ignatius Jesuit Centre. 
Amid music and interesting vendors, there were also workshops, including one about foraging, presented by Luke Erickson.  He invited participants to come enjoy the wonders of nature by foraging and celebrating spring ephemerals. He says foraging is a fantastic window through which to explore the natural world and increase our awareness and respect for its beauty and complexity. Wild foods are very nutritious and often have much higher amounts of minerals and other nutrients than their domesticated counterparts. They can also be used medicinally -- and they're free.

Next year's Guelph Wellington Taste Real, Local Foodfest will be the 10th anniversary!  I'm already planning not to miss it, are you?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blog Guelph: Just for Cats Internet Cat Video Film Festival - Thursday June 19 at the Bookshelf

Photo by puddycat77 

It's no secret that cats win the internet. Googling "cat" nets about 478,000,000 results compared to a measly 335,000,000 results for "dog". Who hasn't heard of Grumpy Cat? No doubt a good many of you are also familiar with Maru, and maybe Colonel Meow too.

Watch cat videos at the Bookshelf Cinema, help raise funds for the Guelph Humane Society! 

Since its 2012 debut, the Just for Cats Internet Cat Video Festival has played to sold out audiences around the world. 
From short films to 6-second Vine videos, it's a fast-paced compilation of the best cat videos on the web starring well-known internet cats and featuring some local cats.

Two screenings, one night only - Thursday, June 19.

  • 7:00 p.m. VIP Gala Screeningall seats $45.00. Includes a pre-show reception from 6:00 - 7:00
  • 9:00 p.m. General Admission Screening all seats $17.50
Get your tickets NOW from or call the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091.

I'm going, how 'bout mew?

- Kim

Monday, June 16, 2014

Blog Guelph: World Elder Abuse Awareness News

Look at all the learning, enlightenment and entertainment available in this photo!

Did you know that yesterday was not just Father's Day, but also World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?  Yet another important topic to be aware of... and perhaps even to take action in regards to.

CFRU had a special broadcast at 3pm, and several important resources for senior's and those caring for them were shared...  as Doug (the usual host of Seems Like Old Times on CFRU) interviewed the President, Judith Carson, of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.  I thought I'd take a minute today to share some of them again:

> GWSA Support Services: Phone: (519) 837-5696
email: [email protected]
> The Guelph Police Department has a constable that is involved in watching out for elder abuse.

> The Seniors Safety Line – The hotline is a toll-free, confidential resource for seniors who are worried they are suffering from abuse or pressure from another 1-866-299-1011.

> The CCAC

It was an important show. I like the point that was made during the broadcast that it is wonderful and important to include older people in the events you are attending!  I thought you might want to know...

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Blog Guelph: 2 Rivers Festival: celebrating the Speed and Eramosa Rivers, June 7-15

Photo by Tess Axelsson

It's year three of the 2 Rivers Festival. This event runs June 7-15 with a variety of river-themed activities including hikes, paddling, children's activities, displays, performances, and a screening of the film Lost Rivers.

I hope to participate in a hike or two, see Lost Rivers again, and attend the celebration the evening of Friday, June 13.

Check the schedule, and I hope to see you there!


Monday, June 02, 2014

Blog Guelph: Did You Catch The Dance Festival?

With so many beautiful photos on facebook this weekend, I couldn't resist searching for an inspired photo from our local annual Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival to share for today's post.

Are you planning to attend the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival next weekend?  To help you plan to catch it, I thought I'd post the schedule.  I hope to see you there!!

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.