Media release: Guelph makes Culture Days’ top 10 list for fourth year

Guelph, Ont., November 2, 2018 – Guelph has made the Top Ten Cities and Towns list for their Culture Days celebrations in 2018.

Guelph placed eighth in the “Populations of 50,000 to 499,999” category. This is Guelph’s fourth year in a row placing in the top 10.

“It is wonderful to see Guelph’s creative community celebrated at this national level,” says Stacey Dunnigan, manager of Culture and Tourism for the City of Guelph. “Congratulations to everyone who created, participated and shared in this annual celebration of arts and culture.”

Guelph hosted over 45 different activities, events and exhibitions during the ninth annual Culture Days weekend at the end of September, including the second annual Culture Hub and Makers Market at Market Square and City Hall.

Each year, Culture Days releases the Top Ten Cities and Towns list, a highly anticipated ranking of the communities with the most registered activities during the recent Culture Days weekend. Milton topped the list in Guelph’s population bracket along with Oakville, Burlington, Richmond, North Vancouver, Halton Hills, Kelowna, and Waterloo. Kingston and Saskatoon tied for tenth place.

Planning has already started for the tenth annual Culture Days weekend running September 27, 28 and 29, 2019. Interested individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to attend a planning and brainstorming session on Wednesday, December 5 from 5–6 p.m. at City Hall.

For a full list of 2018 Culture Days highlights and photos visit guelph.ca/culturedays.

About Culture Days

Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Starting on the last Friday in September every year, Culture Days takes place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country. During this annual three-day celebration, thousands of passionate individuals, organizations, municipalities and partners come together to host free participatory public activities, bringing together millions of Canadians.

Media Contact

Stacey Dunnigan, Manager of Culture and Tourism
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2533
stacey.dunnigan@guelph.ca