Olympic-style RBC Family Day Festivities part of the City’s program to animate downtown

Guelph, ON Monday, February 10, 2014 – At a media event this morning RBC Royal Bank, joined by special guest, former woman’s hockey Olympic champion Becky Kellar-Duke, announced its support of RBC Family Day Festivities at Guelph Civic Museum and Market Square on Monday, February 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of a significant investment in the City’s cultural programs.

Mayor Karen Farbridge thanked RBC for its generous investment. “As a result of your support, we look forward to a wonderful, Olympic-style Family Day event one week from today,” said Mayor Farbridge.

“RBC is a proud member of the community and supporter of the arts, culture and sport.” said Jamie Clinch, RBC Royal Bank, Regional Vice President, Guelph North Halton. “We encourage families to take advantage of Guelph’s marvelous public spaces and are pleased to continue our support for cultural programs in the heart of downtown.”

RBC’s investment will also support a new program that will be developed to engage artists in the summer months to animate Market Square. The investment includes support of River Run Centre’s 2014-2015 signature showcase series. Further details of these programs will be announced later this spring.

RBC Family Festivities run from 1 to 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public:

Guelph Civic Museum
• Try the Biathlon
• Play street shinny
• Meet an Olympian
• Have fun in the photo booth
• Enjoy Museum exhibitions
• Try snow painting

Market Square
• Lace up your skates
• Create an ice brick sculpture
• Play indoor curling
• Warm up with hot chocolate
• Make maple candy
• Watch figure skating demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

For more information

Ella Pauls, Manager, Cultural Development
519-822-1260 extension 2589

Tammy Adkin, Manager, Guelph Museums
519-836-1221 extension 2775