Friday, May 29, 2015

Some things to do in Guelph the weekend of May 30/31

The Potters Market
Photo by Sue Richards

Head to the Potters Market

DAY 2 (Sunday) HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. More than 50 potters from across Ontario and Quebec will displaying and selling their wares at Goldie Mill. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Visit for more information.

Check out Painting on the Green

See and purchase works by local artists including paintings, photography and crafts. This art show has been an annual event for 55 years! Old Quebec Street, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Go on a historical walking tour

Guelph Arts Council presents "Where Guelph Began" on Sunday at 2 p.m., starting at Royal City Realty on Waterloo Avenue. The fee for this tour, which lasts about an hour, is $5.

Shop at the Guelph Farmers Market

Saturday morning, 7 a.m.- 12 noon.

See some live music

There are events at District, Van Gogh's, Sapphire Lounge and Jimmy Jazz this weekend. Visit for details.

Cool off in Market Square

The splash pad is now open daily from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Have a great weekend! 

- Kim

Monday, May 11, 2015

Three cats, two dogs and a frog: five photos by Peter Kelly and a guelPhonography mini-challenge

Scarlet Portrait Trouble Scarlet Addie Curious Onlooker 

I've chosen some photos by
Peter Kelly in the hopes it'll inspire you to participate in guelPhonography's #GuelphPets mini-challenge. While these weren't shot on a phone they're examples of the subject matter we're looking for.

Why did I include a frog when the challenge is called #GuelphPets? Photos of wildlife are also welcome! We just wanted a short, easy-to-remember hashtag.

Need some phone-spiration? 

How to participate in the mini-challenge
Take a shot with your smart phone and share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ with the #GuelphPets hashtag. At the end of May, the guelPhonography team will select a winner. 

See what's been shared on twitter so far

And get snapping!

- Kim

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.