Category Archives: River Run Centre

Canadian Icon Bruce Cockburn at River Run

February 10, 2016

Celebrated singer-songwriter performs on Main Stage February 26 GUELPH, ON February 10, 2016 – Over a nearly five-decade career, Bruce Cockburn has proven one of the most influential and prolific singer-songwriters of his generation. The award‐winning Canadian artist will perform in Guelph Friday, February 26, at 8 p.m. as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series. From his first solo performance at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1968, Cockburn launched a career that has seen him release more than 30 albums, win 12 Juno Awards and named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Revered by fans and fellow musicians for his exceptional songwriting and captivating live performances, Cockburn’s music blends folk, blues, jazz and rock in songs that capture the essence of human experience.… Continue reading Canadian Icon Bruce Cockburn at River Run


Laila Biali leads trio of extraordinary talent at River Run Centre

February 9, 2016

Celebrated jazz singer and pianist performs with George Koller and Larnell Lewis February 26 GUELPH, ON February 9, 2016 – River Run Centre presents jazz singer-pianist Laila Biali with George Koller and Larnell Lewis on Friday, February 26, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. An award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist, Biali has garnered global recognition for her music, performing at prestigious venues and festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Tokyo’s Cotton Club and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Biali brings exuberance, creativity and a vast range of expression to her work, infusing traditional jazz with the best of pop, rock and soul to create unique musical arrangements. With the… Continue reading Laila Biali leads trio of extraordinary talent at River Run Centre


Jamie Adkins clowns around in Circus Incognitus

February 5, 2016

River Run Centre presents virtuoso circus performer Sunday , February 21 GUELPH, ON February 5, 2016 – Experience an unforgettable one-man circus comedy when River Run Centre welcomes virtuoso performer Jamie Adkins in Circus Incognitus on Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the RBC Showcase Series. An eclectic clown, juggler, balancing artist and multidisciplinary acrobat, Adkins offers a poetic performance that displays the full range of his talents in Circus Incognitus. Things go awry for his character, who encounters unhelpful props when attempting to present a new show he’s proudly created for the audience. His ladder disintegrates under foot, he wrangles an animated chair, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles just about everything. And that’s… Continue reading Jamie Adkins clowns around in Circus Incognitus


Family fun with Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

February 4, 2016

Antic-filled theatre production comes to River Run Centre on Saturday, February 20 GUELPH, ON February 4, 2016 –  A feline friend like no other will entertain young and old alike when River Run Centre presents Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat on Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss and originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, The Cat in the Hat sees the famously mischievous top-hat wearing cat come to life on stage in a theatrical interpretation of the classic story. Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell, the production sees a seemingly boring and rainy afternoon turned into a raucous day of fun and adventure for Sally and her brother when a surprise visitor arrives.… Continue reading Family fun with Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat


City to start contract negotiations with paramedics, theatre stage employees

October 14, 2015

Collective bargaining will start this month between the City and two of its union groups. Continue reading City to start contract negotiations with paramedics, theatre stage employees


Mayor’s Statement: negotiating with our paramedics and theatrical stage employees

October 14, 2015

Council’s bargaining mandate directs staff to negotiate contracts that are fair to our employees—whose work we value every day, reasonable and affordable for our taxpayers, and within the City’s capacity to pay. Continue reading Mayor’s Statement: negotiating with our paramedics and theatrical stage employees