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Energize Guelph Fall 2018 programming

August 10, 2018

In appreciation of the community’s support, Energize Guelph will continue to offer low-cost programs for children for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. Continue reading Energize Guelph Fall 2018 programming


The Activation Stations have arrived!

July 20, 2018

Park Activation has taken it up a notch thanks to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund supported by the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Sport. In Exhibition Park and Margaret Greene Park, you will find Activation Stations! These big, blue containers are designed to hold all our new play equipment, inviting children and families to find even more ways to use park spaces in a new way. At the Activation Stations children and caregivers will find Imagination Playground, sand tables, a living wall, a blank canvas ready for your creative designs and larger-than-life play equipment! Join the Park Activation team at Margaret Greene Park every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30- 7:30PM and Saturdays 9:30AM- 1:30PM. The Activation Stations will be open at Exhibition Park… Continue reading The Activation Stations have arrived!


Pop Up in the Park event

May 31, 2018

Starting Sunday, June 10th until Friday, June 15th, Energize Guelph will be hosting Pop Up in the Park! This is a free, family-fun event which will include a different activity each day of the week. Pop up in the park will take place in our Park Activation parks! Sunday, June 10 10:00- 11:00 AM Exhibition Park- Family- Friendly Yoga Jubilee Park- Pottery in the Park Monday, June 11 6:00- 7:00 PM Margaret Greene Park- Family Kickboxing Victoria Road Recreation Centre- Limitless Guelph Tuesday, June 12 6:00- 7:00 PM Lee Street Park- Guelph Quidditch Riverside Park- Line Dancing with the GWSA Wednesday, June 13 6:00- 7:00 PM Waverley Park- Bubble Soccer Royal City Park- Zumba Thursday, June 14 6:00- 7:00 PM Exhibition Park- Pottery in the… Continue reading Pop Up in the Park event


Get active, try something new

May 28, 2018

Guelph, Ont., May 28, 2018 – It’s time to celebrate, get active and try something new as June marks Recreation and Parks Month, International Trails Day, and Seniors’ Month in Guelph. Throughout the month, we’re offering free activities so you can discover all that Guelph has to offer indoors at our recreation facilities and outdoors in our beautiful parks. Practice your serve at one of our many tennis/pickleball courts, spark imagination and creativity at your neighbourhood park, have fun with your little one at our preschool drop in, participate in a kettlebell or aquafit class, or join in a free swim at one of our indoor pools. June also marks the opening of our splash pads, wading pools and Lyon Leisure Pool. On Saturday, June… Continue reading Get active, try something new


Power Off and Play Event

May 22, 2018

Come out to the Power Off and Play! event on Saturday, June 16th at Centennial CVI cafeteria from 10AM- 2PM. Join us for tips on balancing screen time and activities you can do as a family this summer. Learn how to #poweroffandplay together! Who will be there?  Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington  Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo and Wellington EarlyON Child and Family Centre Energize Guelph Grand River Conservation Authority Guelph Museums Guelph Quidditch Homewood Health Centre- Community Addiction Services (CADS) KidsAbility Let’s Talk Science Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition Play with Clay The Round Table Wild Ontario GenreCon Zumba Guelph Police  Jugglers of the University of Guelph (JOUG) YMCA-YMCA of Guelph String Games & Storytelling with Naomi Stager This is a free event planned by… Continue reading Power Off and Play Event


Park Activation 2018 schedule

March 16, 2018

Park Activation is returning to local parks for another summer in 2018. Continue reading Park Activation 2018 schedule


Energize Guelph Summer 2018 programming

February 28, 2018

As we move into our fourth and final theme, we’ve been thinking about how we can continue to make it easier for children to live healthy, active lives beyond funding from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. So starting in spring 2018, we will be introducing a small fee for all our programs. This will help us continue to offer fun and unique programs! Registration for our spring and summer programs opened Wednesday, March 7. Please call 519-837-5699 or visit regexpress.guelph.ca to register! Slacklining (ages 8 to12 years) Tuesdays, July 10  to August 14 6 to 7 p.m. (Barcode: 212126) 7 to 8 p.m. (Barcode: 212425) Royal City Park gazebo Fee: $35.00 Quidditch (ages 8 to 12 years) Wednesdays, July 11 to August 15 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (Barcode:… Continue reading Energize Guelph Summer 2018 programming


Energize Guelph Spring 2018 programming

February 28, 2018

Registration for our spring and summer programs opens Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30 a.m.
Please call 519-837-5699 or visit regexpress.guelph.ca to register! Continue reading Energize Guelph Spring 2018 programming


Energize Guelph Theme 4: Power Off and Play!

October 11, 2017

Energize Guelph is excited to announce theme 4 of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge: Power Off and Play! Theme 4 is all about helping children and families build a balanced day that includes staying within recommended screen time limits, putting screens away during important times (sleep time and meals) and replacing screen time with physical activity, social interactions, and educational activities. It’s all about powering off devices and playing more. Theme 4 will launch in January 2018. To learn more about the programs and initiatives happening in our community: Follow energizeguelph on Twitter Connect with energizeguelph on facebook Email: energizeguelph@guelph.ca


Energize Guelph Winter 2018 Programming

October 10, 2017

Energize Guelph has some spots left in our Winter programming! Please call 519-837-5699 or visit regexpress.guelph.ca to register! Circus Arts Date: Monday, January 15- March 5 (*class cancellation: February 19) Time: 6:15- 7:15PM Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre Age: 5-12 years Fee: $30.00 Barcode: 207699 Quidditch Date: Tuesday, January 16- March 6 Time: 6:00- 7:00PM (*please note the time change) Location: King George Public School (Gym) Age: 8-12 years Fee: $30.00 Barcode: 207700 Family Drumfit Date: Wednesday, January 17- February 21 Time: 5:45-6:30PM Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre Age: 4- 8 years (plus caregivers/ parents) Fee: Free Barcode: 207702 Hula Hooping Date: Thursday, January 18- February 22 Time: 6:15- 7:15PM Location: Paisley Road Public School (Gym) Age: 7-12 years Fee: Free Barcode: 207704 Fuel Your Fitness… Continue reading Energize Guelph Winter 2018 Programming


Energize Guelph Fall 2017 Programming

August 14, 2017

Energize Guelph has new and returning programs starting in September! Registration for these programs opens Wednesday, August 30th at 7:30AM. Please call 519-837-5699 or visit regexpress.guelph.ca to register! Circus Arts Date: Monday, September 18- November 13 Time: 6:15- 7:15PM Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre Age: 5-12 years Fee: $30.00 Barcode: 207682 Slacklining Date: Tuesday, September 12- October 3 Time: 6:00- 7:00PM Location: Royal City Park (Gazebo) Age: 8- 12 years Fee: Free Barcode: 207683 Quidditch Date: Tuesday, September 19- November 7 Time: 6:15- 7:15PM Location: King George Public School (Gym) Age: 8-12 years Fee: $30.00 Barcode: 207686 Family Drumfit Date: Wednesday, September 20- October 25 Time: 5:15-6:00PM  (*please note the time change) Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre Age: 4- 8 years (plus caregivers/ parents) Fee:… Continue reading Energize Guelph Fall 2017 Programming


Park Activation returns to local parks this summer

May 1, 2017

Park Activation returns to local parks this summer! Beginning the week of May 15th and running to the end of August, the Energize Guelph Park Activation team will be running free, drop in games and activities for children and parents. Our goal is to introduce children and parents to new and unique ways to use park spaces, make it easier for children to get active, and to help improve children’s physical and mental wellbeing. Look for Energize Guelph programmers and flags in these local parks: Mondays Margaret Greene Park May 15- August 28 4:30- 7:30PM Tuesdays Lee Street Park May 16- August 29 4:30- 7:30PM Wednesdays Royal City Park and Waverly Park May 17- August 30 4:30- 7:30PM Thursdays Exhibition Park May 18- August 31… Continue reading Park Activation returns to local parks this summer


Energize Guelph Summer 2017 Programs

April 24, 2017

Energize Guelph’s summer programs will begin the first week in July! Energize Guelph will have seven low and no cost programs running over the course of the summer months, with space still available in Circus Arts, Quidditch, and Wheelchair Basketball for All. To register please visit regexpress.guelph.ca or call 519-837-5699. Circus Arts Wednesday, July 5- August 23 6:15- 7:15PM John McCrae P.S. Barcode: 201624 $30.00 Quidditch Tuesday, July 4- August 22 6:15- 7:15PM Priory Park P.S. Barcode: 201628 $30.00 Wheelchair Basketball For All (in partnership with Limitless Guelph) Monday, July 17- August 28 6:30- 7:30PM Exhibition Park Arena Barcode: 200574 Free


Energize Guelph partners with the UGDSB to teach students that #Waterdoeswonders

April 20, 2017

Energize Guelph partnered with the Upper Grand District School Board to help promote the benefits of drinking water. As part of Water does Wonders, four elementary schools in Guelph received new bottle fill stations at no cost and more than 2400 elementary school students received free reusable water bottles. For more information about this initiative, please check out the article written by the Upper Grand District School Board.


Energize Guelph Vending Machine

April 18, 2017

For the past nine months, Energize Guelph has been encouraging kids to choose water over sugary beverages – to discover that Water Does Wonders. To make choosing water even easier, we’ve launched our very own Energize Guelph vending machine that sells stainless steel reusable water bottles for the same price as a bottle of pop. The Energize Guelph vending machine can be found at the West End Community Centre (21 Imperial Road S., Guelph) and reusable water bottles can be purchased for $3.00. While you’re there, take a stroll on the Energize Guelph skipping rope which leads you right to the nearest fill station! For more information on this initiative and other initiatives through Energize Guelph please contact energizeguelph@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 ext. 3366.


Energize Guelph theme 3: choose to boost veggies and fruit

January 24, 2017

Energize Guelph is excited to announce that theme 3 of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge is Choose to boost veggies and fruit. Theme 3 will focus on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption, by encouraging kids and families to make vegetables and fruit a part of every meal and snack. By choosing to eat more fruits and vegetables, kids will: Improve nutrition Perform better in school Take in important vitamins for the body Decrease their risk of obesity As theme 3 launches in April and continues for nine months, it is also a great opportunity to choose locally grown fruits and vegetables during Ontario’s growing season! To learn more about the programs and initiatives happening throughout our community: Follow energizeguelph on Twitter Connect with energizeguelph on… Continue reading Energize Guelph theme 3: choose to boost veggies and fruit


Get Energized Challenge

November 1, 2016

With the weather getting cooler, Energize Guelph is challenging YOU to continue to “Run. Jump. Play. Everyday!” We want you and your family and friends to get out into your community and get active! Participate now in our ‘Get Energized’ Challenge: Round 1!’ Rules and Regulations: Contest Period: 1. The period when the Contest is open to the public begins at 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and ends at 7:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 2, 2016 (the Contest Period). Entries: 2. No purchase necessary. Any individual, residing in the City and not otherwise excluded (an Entrant) may enter the Contest by picking up a Challenge card from the West End Community Centre or the Guelph Civic Museum, or by printing a copy of… Continue reading Get Energized Challenge


Water Does Wonders

October 27, 2016

Theme 2 of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge encourages children and families to reach for water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. As we know, lots of good things happen to our bodies and minds when we move. That’s why it is so important for children to Run. Jump. Play. Everyday. Water is an equally important part of good health. Drinking water helps boost your mood, helps your brain to think clearly and stay focused, helps boosts your energy, and keeps your body working and growing properly. And best of all, it’s free. Over the next 9 months, Energize Guelph will be rolling out programs, events and initiatives aimed at making it easier for kids to drink more water on a daily basis. To learn more about… Continue reading Water Does Wonders


Climb ON – Saturday, October 8 in Exhibition Park

October 7, 2016

Join Climb ON, JLs Trees and Energize Guelph on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Exhibition Park (out front of Hastings Stadium) for a Tree Climbing Exhibition and Kids ropes course. All are welcome at this free event.


Free Energize Guelph Fall 2016 Programs

September 6, 2016

Sign up today and get energized! Continue reading Free Energize Guelph Fall 2016 Programs


Park Activation is moving to Royal City Park

July 29, 2016

Starting Wednesday, August 3rd until the end of the summer, the Energize Guelph Park Activation Team will be in Royal City Park. Join us every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. to try out loads of fun, new toys, games and activities. Please note, we will no longer be at Orin Reid Park on Wednesdays.


Energize Guelph presents Bubble Soccer

June 23, 2016

June is Recreation and Parks month in Guelph. To celebrate, Energize Guelph will be hosting Bubble Soccer for children (8-12) and parents on Sunday, June 26th from 1-2 p.m. in Exhibition Park. What is Bubble Soccer, you ask? It’s all the fun of soccer, but with the added enjoyment of playing with a giant inflatable bubble over your body. You’ll be so busy running, rolling and bouncing around the field that there’s a good chance you won’t care what the final score is.    


Energize Guelph launches Park Activation program

June 3, 2016

Our Park Activation Team, made up of City of Guelph program staff, will be visiting parks throughout the community to introduce parents and children to fun, new activities and ways to use park spaces. Continue reading Energize Guelph launches Park Activation program


Free Energize Guelph summer 2016 programs

June 3, 2016

Sign up today and get energized! Continue reading Free Energize Guelph summer 2016 programs


City launches Energize Guelph initiative on February 12

February 10, 2016

Community invited to participate in kick-off celebration Guelph, Ont., February 10, 2016 – On Friday, February 12, the City of Guelph will launch Energize Guelph, a local initiative of the province’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The free kick-off event, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside City Hall, is open to all ages and includes live music, games and activities, and hot chocolate. There will also be ice skating, weather permitting, in Market Square. Energize Guelph representatives will be onsite providing information about the program, which aims to support the well-being of Guelph’s children and youth through the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity and healthy behaviours. What Energize Guelph official launch Who Mayor Cam Guthrie Energize Guelph representatives Various youth bands Where City Hall Galleria/Market… Continue reading City launches Energize Guelph initiative on February 12