Tuesday, September 30, 2014

guelPhonography - the top 20 of 2014

Friday night was fabulous! 

We announced the winning submissions in the Guelphlandia, Visit Guelph and Downtown Guelph categories, and awarded the grand prize for “best in show” at Guelph Civic Museum. According to Museum staff, over 200 people attended the event... wow!

Our friends Photo Media Decor printed the top 20 contest entries on aluminum, wood or plexi-glass and they look amazing! We had musical performances by Tannis Slimmon, cupcakes from Sweet Temptations and refreshments from Live Kombucha.

Congratulations to the following phoneographers:

Ewen Lewis - Best in Show
Dan Gillis - Downtown Guelph category winner
Vicky Abrams-Ogg - Guelphlandia category winner
Cynthia Kinnunen - Visit Guelph category winner

The complete list of winners is on our website at guelphonography.ca.

What's next?

The guelPhonography exhibit will be at Atmosphere Cafe + etc from September 30 to November 30. 

Winning phoneographers are welcome to pickup their prints at Guelph Tourism Services in City Hall starting December 1.

Stay tuned for monthly guelPhonography challenges and news about guelPhonography 2015 on twitter, facebook and guelphonography.ca.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and the wonderful people and businesses who contributed prizes and refreshments.

Thanks also to our lead sponsor, Photo Media Decor, the staff at Guelph Civic Musuem, and my awesome team members / volunteers - Marshall Bell, Jen Rafter and Stacey Hare for helping to make this year's contest and event a huge success. 


Monday, September 29, 2014

New Horizons, #11 09-29-2014 The Power of Music

Do you already know about Jack Long's history as a music pioneer, and his recent appointment to The Order of Canada? We hope you will tune in to the New Horizons radio show at CFRU.ca this morning, to hear more about his current involvement with music, and more about who he is today...  You'll also hear some fine, fine trumpet music, and other segments recorded at the mobile studio - intended to bring mature adults voices to the airwaves!

"Oh its so easy, I'm practically falling asleep here."  Our esteemed 85 yr old guest for the interview that aired, summarized his experience at CFRU's mobile studio, currently set up at Evergreen Senior's Community Centre, with humour and warmth.  He does have a connection or two to Guelph, which he revealed in our conversation.

I hope you will also check out this link --  I thought this photo by Ross, who also spoke on the show this morning, would suit the theme of this blogguelph-post, with its photo-focus, nicely -- he is a member of the Guelph Wellington Senior's Association, and the photography club through Evergreen Centre.

(Note that there is more background about the interview, and an alternate audio link posted here.)

-- Enjoy,
Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Horizons #10 09-22-2014 Age Friendly Guelph

The mayor of Guelph, Karen Farbridge, visited the mobile studio for an interview, with an update about the efforts to make our city age-ready and age-friendly. 

She also put CFRU's mobile studio "on the map," when she took the top 5 questions brought forward by the older adults at Evergreen Senior's Community Centre that morning...

Check out the audio of the mobile studio segment here:  

Tim Vesley, Coordinates
Tim Vesley, First The Wheel
(If you want to listen to the entire broadcast, you can find it at cfru.ca)

Note that Ross Knechtel is interviewed in this segment, and took the photo shown above, as well as many others...  You can find more of his pictures at intofocus-smugmug.com or by clicking here.

- Enjoy,
Kim Logue-like-Vogue

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.