Guelph makes top 10 list for Culture Days

Guelph, Ont. November 29, 2016 – Guelph has once again made it onto this year’s top 10 list of Canadian cities and towns participating in Culture Days 2016.

Ranking tenth in the 50,000 to 499,999 population category, Guelph hosted about 40 activities, events, and exhibitions during the seventh annual Culture Days celebration earlier this fall.

“We’re thrilled to receive this type of national recognition,” says Danna Evans, general manager of Culture, Tourism and Community Investment. “Guelph’s strong creative community of event organizers, performers and culture supporters is what makes this event such a success.”

The Culture Days organization ranked cities and towns by the number of activities published on the event website. London topped the list along with Richmond, Milton, Kelowna, Saskatoon, Oakville, Thunder Bay and Kingston. Burlington and Regina tied for ninth place.

Each year, Culture Days—a national initiative—features free, hands-on, interactive activities and opportunities for Canadians to create, participate and share in arts and culture in their communities.

Locally, the City partnered with Guelph Arts Council, individual artists, cultural groups, businesses and organizations to bring a full weekend of free arts and culture to the community. City-hosted events were held at Guelph Museums, McCrae House, City Hall, Guelph Farmers’ Market and Guelph Public Library branches.

The 2017 national Culture Days celebration takes place September 29, 30, and October 1.

For more information

Jen Rafter
Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2629
jen.rafter@guelph.ca