Tag Archives: Making a difference

Movies in the Square – Fantastic Four (2005)

Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. Film is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some suggestive content. For more information email culture@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 2629. Notice: Road closures/parking restrictions on Carden and Wilson Streets during event Street access: Carden Street will close at 6 p.m. on Friday August 25 for the event and will reopen at approximately midnight. As per the Wilson Street Reconstruction project, Wilson Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from… Continue reading Movies in the Square – Fantastic Four (2005)

Movies in the Square – Shrek Forever After

Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. Film is rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language. For more information email culture@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 2629. Notice: Road closures/parking restrictions on Carden and Wilson Streets during event Street access: Carden Street will close at 6 p.m. on Friday August 11 for the event and will reopen at approximately midnight. As per the Wilson Street Reconstruction project, Wilson Street will be closed to vehicle traffic… Continue reading Movies in the Square – Shrek Forever After

Movies in the Square – Inside Out

Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. Film is rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. For more information email culture@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 2629. Notice: Road closures/parking restrictions on Carden Street during event Street access: Carden Street will close at 6 p.m. on Friday July 21 for the event and will reopen at approximately midnight. Parking access: Wilson Street parking lot will remain open throughout the event. Parking is also available in a… Continue reading Movies in the Square – Inside Out

Movies in the Square – The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl

Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. Film is rated PG for mild action and some rude humor. For more information email culture@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 2629. Notice: Road closures/parking restrictions on Carden Street during event Street access: Carden Street will close at 6 p.m. on Friday July 7 for the event and will reopen at approximately midnight. Parking access: Wilson Street parking lot will remain open throughout the event. Parking is also available in a… Continue reading Movies in the Square – The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl

Annual State of the City Address

Transforming the Way the City Does Business: Citizen-focused Service Delivery GUELPH, ON, November 1, 2012 – In her annual State of the City address this morning, Mayor Karen Farbridge stressed the importance of transforming the way the City does business. She proposed that doing business differently – a major theme of the City’s new strategic plan, “Our City- Our Future” – is about transforming the City’s relationships both inside and outside City Hall. Guelph’s local government is a significant enterprise with an annual budget of more than $400 million and more than $1.5 billion in capital assets. “As a community, we enjoy one of the lowest unemployment and crime rates, and highest quality of life,” noted the Mayor. “The City’s new mission drives the organization… Continue reading Annual State of the City Address

‘We’re making a difference together’ report highlights strategic initiatives

Annual report contains 2011 audited financial statements GUELPH, ON, October 24 – The City of Guelph’s 2011 ‘We’re making a difference together’ report, posted on guelph.ca today, highlights some of the City’s initiatives set out in its corporate strategic plan and contains detailed information about the City’s financial position including its 2011 audited financial statements. Strategic initiatives that strengthen how the City works and help to build a thriving future for Guelph include the Community Wellbeing Initiative, bringing emergency services together in the city’s south end, attracting investment and jobs to the new Hanlon Creek Business Park, the City’s involvement with the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership and the City’s commitment to employees’ health and wellbeing. All were started or made significant progress in 2011. “This… Continue reading ‘We’re making a difference together’ report highlights strategic initiatives

Local community-builder honoured with Provincial award

GUELPH, ON, June 27, 2011 – Mitra Salarvand, co-founder of the Iranian Canadian Community of Guelph and volunteer with a wide range of local organizations, has been recognized by the Province of Ontario with a Newcomer Champion Award for her contributions to supporting newcomers and promoting diverse cultures. Mayor Karen Farbridge nominated Mitra for the award in March. In her nomination letter, the mayor noted that for the past ten years Mitra has volunteered as a cultural interpreter at Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington (formerly called the Guelph and District Multicultural Centre), assisting newcomers who are experiencing language barriers when trying to access local services. She has also served as a translator and cultural interpreter for the Guelph Police Service, the Guelph Community Health Centre, and Guelph-Wellington… Continue reading Local community-builder honoured with Provincial award

Unsung Community Heroes Honoured with Provincial Award

Guelph residents Amenda Ng, a volunteer and settlement counsellor for Immigrant Services of Guelph-Wellington; and Eileen Clinton, Principal of Alternative Education for the Wellington Catholic District School Board, were recognized by the Province of Ontario with the 2010 Newcomer Champion Award for their contributions to improve diversity and inclusivity in the City. Although the City is putting strategies in place, and working on new initiatives, our efforts can never replace the energy, passion and dedication of volunteers who roll up their sleeves and help wherever they see a need – without a lot of fanfare. Guelph has been well-represented in the Newcomer Champion Awards program; in 2008, founder of the International Language Program, Carmela Nini, was a recipient.

Founder of Guelph’s International Languages Program honoured with Provincial Award

GUELPH, ON, June 27, 2008 – Carmela Nini, founder of the local International Languages Program and long-standing Multicultural Festival volunteer, has been recognized by the Province of Ontario with a Newcomer Champion Award for her contributions to fostering cultural diversity. Mayor Karen Farbridge nominated Nini for the Newcomer Champion Award in March. In her nomination letter, the Mayor noted that Nini petitioned the Wellington Catholic District School Board to offer a heritage language program in 1977. Under her leadership as the program’s administrator for 26 years, it grew from an Italian program into one that provides instruction in some 20 different languages. Today, the program has an enrolment of more than 700 students ranging from junior kindergarten to grade 8. Nini remains dedicated to international… Continue reading Founder of Guelph’s International Languages Program honoured with Provincial Award

Chair of Multicultural Festival Honoured with Provincial Award

Delfino Callegari, the volunteer chair of the Guelph and District Multicultural Festival, has been honoured with a Newcomer Champion Award from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Mayor Karen Farbridge nominated Callegari for the award in April. Callegari is one of only 14 individuals across the province to be distinguished with a Newcomer Champion Award. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Mike Colle will present the awards at a ceremony on Monday, July 9th in Toronto. The Newcomer Champion Awards program honours individuals for their contributions toward fostering cultural diversity or making their communities more welcoming for newcomers. “I am delighted that Delfino is being recognized with this award,” said Mayor Farbridge. [quote]He is well-known in this community for his vision, energy, and commitment. We… Continue reading Chair of Multicultural Festival Honoured with Provincial Award