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Fourth Friday fun are planned for the upcoming months! Runs Fourth Fridays at Guelph Civic Museum has lots to offer this summer. Three exhibits to take until November 9. in include: Hands and Hearts: The Women of the Much More Munsch invites visitors to explore Guelph General Hospital’s School of the art of storytelling, culture and literacy Nursing explores the history of the Guelph through the works of a Canadian icon of chilGeneral Hospital School of Nursing from 1888, dren’s fiction. Great interactive displays enable when the school was first established until visitors to become active participants in Robert its final graduation in 1974. Runs until Munsch’s stories. Lots of activities and events September 28.

Childhood Reverie highlights artwork by Marnie Dallan, Vince Wall, Barbara Cohen and Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka. This Wall of Art exhibition is a partnership between Guelph Museums and the Guelph Arts Council and is a quarterly juried show that is open to residents of Guelph and members of the GAC who produce two-dimensional work in any media. Runs until June 29.

Guelph Civic Museum’s Fourth Friday hours are 5-9 pm. Admission is free. Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St. For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit guelph.ca/museum

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reveals the rich variety of historic architecture and the diversity of peoples who formed Guelph in the area, southeast of the downtown, between the Speed and Eramosa Rivers. Particular attention is devoted to residential/industrial proximity and the city’s early Italian community. Admission to HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS is $5 and illustrated guidebooks will be available for $5. Special tours are possible with some advance notice.

TOUR II: Downtown Walkabout August 17 and September 7 TOUR III: Slopes of the Speed August 24 and September 21

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TOUR V: Brooklyn and the College Hill June 22 and October 6 TOUR VI: Ward One Guelph June 29 and October 12 For more information, please contact David Lander at the Guelph Arts Council at 519-836-3280 or at programs@guelpharts.ca

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workshop will provide you with techniques to fall back to sleep (and stay asleep) so that you can get more energy from your sleep. Or do you want to start making small changes in a variety of areas? Our Go Healthy! workshop is a springboard for making changes to your nutrition, physical activity, stress, and reduce your risk of chronic disease. Additional workshops are available on emotional wellness (feeling stressed, worried, or sad), managing pain, living with asthma, emotional eating, osteoarthritis management, and foot care. Each workshop focuses on giving you the skills, strategies, and support you need to help you take control of your wellness. Let the Guelph Family Health Team become part of your action plan for wellness. To find more or register, call 519-837-0099 or visit www.guelphfht.com.

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From the Wellness Team at Guelph Family Health Summer is here, a great time for enjoying drinks by the poolside, burgers from the grill, and the long hours spent simply relaxing and doing nothing at all. With the warm weather it is also a great time to get active and focus on your health and wellness. The first step to focusing on your wellbeing is deciding what changes are important to you. The Guelph Family Health Team offers FREE wellness workshops and programs, to help you take control of your health and focus on what matters to you. Are you ready to quit smoking? Our FHT to Quit workshop will help you battle cravings, manage triggers, and use goal setting to quit smoking. Do you want to be a healthier role model to your children? Our Introduction to Active Play workshop will give you games and resources to be physically active with your children (2 to 5 years). Ready to finally get a good night’s sleep? Our Better Sleep

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CELEBRATE July 7th – 11th Discovery Day Camp Ages 4 to 11 years July 14th – 18th Kiddie Kamp Ages 3 to 5 years July 21st – 25th Discovery Day Camp Ages 4 to 11 years July 28th – Aug. 1st Primary Camp Ages 6 to 8 years Aug 5th – 8th Discovery Day Camp Ages 4 to 11 years Aug 11th – 15th Youth Camp Ages 12 to 15 years Aug 18th – 22nd Junior Camp Ages 9 to 11 years

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The family meal–worth fighting for For many of us, busy lives and hectic schedules make gathering our family together for a meal seem like an impossible task. It takes careful planning and prioritizing to make it happen. A study published by the Journal of Adolescent Health surveyed 99,000 students grade 6 to 12 and found less than half were eating five to seven meals with their parents. This is important because eating five to seven meals per week as a family has been shown to have the following important impacts: Family meal benefits: • A study conducted by the Journal of Adolescent Health concluded that frequent family dinners are a protective factor against high-risk activities in youth (tobacco, alcohol, substance abuse) • Eating meals together at least three times per week has been shown to improve performance in school • Strengthens family bonds. Meal time is a great occasion to reflect on your day, share ideas, and stay connected • Mealtimes and rituals can ease the stress of daily living • It’s a great opportunity to pass down family values and attitudes from one generation to the next With all the benefits for the family as a whole, it is definitely worth every bit of effort to make it a reality. • Make family meals a priority. Wake up earlier in the morning to have breakfast together, or choose after-school activities that don’t always cut into dinnertime • Meal times don’t always have to be set in stone. Regular snacking is encouraged every three to four hours, so don’t feel guilty if you can only schedule dinner at a later time

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• Keep your kitchen tidy and organized to reduce the preparation and clean-up time for meals • Prepare meals with your children– great connection and skills • Consider purchasing a slow cooker. It will reduce the preparation time, allowing more family time • Cook in large batches, so you can save the leftovers for lunch or freeze leftovers for a fast dinner another day Gabrielle Allison is a Registered Dietitian with the Health and Performance Centre. Visit www.uoguelph.ca/hpc/ or call 519-767-5011 ext.1 for help with meal planning, healthy eating or weight management.

The 2014 Women of Distinction™ Award Recipients were recently announced at the 19th Annual YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Women of Distinction™ Fundraising Gala, at the River Run Centre. Recipients were recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Guelph and Wellington County and their efforts to promote the advancement of women and individuals in our community. The following recipients by category are: Arts & Culture: Janet Wilson Business & Entrepreneur: Jean Prichard Health, Wellness & Recreation: Elizabeth Kent Information Technology: Brenda Sherry Public Sector: Debbie Bentley-Lauzon Science & Research: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe Trades: Margaret Wells Voluntary Community Services: Ann Boyle-Croft Young Women of Distinction: Jolene Labbè

ROCKWOOD SUMMER SERVICE Wednesday evening, June 25 at7:00pm. Please join us in the Hanna Chapel at the cemetery for our annual service of remembrance and evening of fellowship in a charming country cemetery. Light refreshments. Rockwood Cemetery, Highway 7 south of the village. SUMMER WALKING TOUR Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. For our annual walking tour “A look through the Magnolia Tree”. Come and enjoy a walk in Woodlawn. UNITED NATIONS DAY October 24–Walk the Trans Canada Trail and visit the Peace Pole in the Garden of Peace.There are more than 18 different languages on the pole. N/W corner of cemetery. Selfdirected event.

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Turning Point Award: Tymika Klotz Lifetime Achievement Award: Ann Chidwick, Voluntary Community Services and Dr. Jane Hosdil, Health, Wellness & Recreation The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Women of Distinction™ event is an annual fundraiser that celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of women in our community. Money raised will give pregnant and parenting teens, and their families, a chance to participate in the YMCAYWCA of Guelph Teenage Parents Program, which promoted health, education and job skills within a positive environment, giving young people the skills that lead to better life decisions. The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph is a community benefit organization, open to everyone. Starting with a focus on healthy child, youth and young adult development, we excel in delivering lifelong opportunities for health and personal growth.

Visitors gathered for the 15th annual memorial service at Rockwood Conservation Area. Held in tribute to their departed loved ones, the service takes place at the dedicated Family Memorial Area created by the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home. Suppled photo

A lasting memorial In May 1999 the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, together with the Grand River Foundation, started the Family Memorial Area and Memorial Trail within the Rockwood Conservation Area. Through a long term agreement with the Grand River Foundation, the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home directly contributes $50 on behalf of every family they serve. Each contribution is a memorial footstep along the pathway to creating the Rockwood Memorial Trail, a formal trail system that increases visitor enjoyment, and helps to preserve Rockwood's natural beauty for future generations. A permanent record of these donations and the people they commemorate is kept in a kiosk in the Family Memorial Area. This area is situated away from the hustle and bustle of Rockwood Conservation Area's main camping and day use areas. From the parking lot located at the historic Harris Woolen Mill ruins, visitors cross the rustic bridge over the Eramosa River, and pass the tumbling waters of the upper Mill dam. The setting is secluded and contemplative, and is the site of a Memorial Service held each year in memory and tribute to departed loved ones.

Seniors Engaged–website launch The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington recently launched a new website, www.seniorsengaged.ca to help seniors in Guelph and Wellington County get connected to their community. Seniorsengaged.ca contains a wealth of information on various social services through a searchable online database. Do you need to know how to renew your driver's license? Are you interested in finding out about in-home supports for a loved one? Perhaps you are newly retired and are looking for meaningful ways to invest your time as a volunteer. Seniors can call the Info Line at 519-821-0632 to speak with someone from the Volunteer Centre to get the information they need.


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How home care looks today Home Care today means support in the home by a health care worker for an illness, disability, decline in health status and or the results of growing older. The majority of home care is provided by PSW’s or personal support workers (currently an unregulated discipline within the service delivery matrix) and registered nursing staff. Many studies show that support in the home, especially for decline in health status due to aging, has positive benefits for the client and their families. It has also been said that home care is a less expensive form of health care service delivery. People feel better in their

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own home–they eat better, they sleep better and they are in a familiar environment so they can relax more and allow healing, if appropriate. Plus the maintenance of their health status provides a measure of independence. Home Care services can be purchased from a private health care agency. The proliferation of health care companies in the last five years is a direct response to the burgeoning need for services in the community. It is important to research your needs or the needs of your family member prior to a crisis occurring. Questions to consider relate to risk management and skill

ability. Does the company have an active Workplace Safety Program, are they adequately insured, are the staff bonded, do they supervisory management accessible and what is the skill set of the staff? Do they provide extra training, how do they handle problems, and do they have an on call supervisor local to your community? Cost of service is important but should not be the deciding factor. Value for cost should be the driving factor–are they servicing your needs or do you need to accommodate their schedule and minimum service requirements. If you require one hour of care–you should

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be able to purchase that. Companies that offer a onehour minimum often have a premium rate but it is generally much less than a clustered rate and fits your needs. CCAC’s, the government purchaser of home care services, will continue to be overwhelmed by the demand for services at home. Companies providing services on a fee-for-service basis will soon become the main provider for home care to individuals. Robertson Brown Health Services is located in Kitchener. For more information call 519-894-9771 or visit www.robertsonbrown.ca.

June is Seniors’ Month and there is no better time to drop into the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre at 683 Woolwich Street to learn about the opportunities, programs and services for older adults. Be part of one of the most active and engaged seniors population in the province.

Seniors’ Walk Thursday, June 19, 10am June is Seniors’ Month Flag Raising Thursday, June 19, 11am Barbeque Thursday, June 19, 12:30pm Exercise is Medicine Monday, June 23, 10am GWSA Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 24, 1pm Art Classes–Open House Thursday, June 12, 12:30-3pm For more information call 519-823-1291 or visit guelph.ca/seniors

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Storytelling can lead to cash for charities with The Oak Tree Project When the roots of our charitable sector are strong, the community benefits from sustainable, quality services helping the people who most need their essential support. Such is the theory behind The Oak Tree Project, a new community engagement initiative launched this month by The Mactaggart Team at Richardson GMP Ltd. Later this year, the project will see thousands of dollars donated to support the core operating costs of local charities. “Many granting bodies specify their funds must support a specific project, but can’t be directed to core operations. Our goal is to help registered charities address those needs–computers, software or systems, a new website, new teaching tools... it’s an endless list of the basic operating requirements organizations need to meet in order to do their work,” says Will Mactaggart, team and project lead. The Oak Tree Project invites local agencies to prepare an online profile talking about the impact of their work and how $5,000 will support their core operating requirements. Then, they are encouraged to invite members of the community to “nominate” them by sharing their stories of the agency’s impact. The website will be open for nominations from June 15-July 31, 2014. Those agencies with the most nominations will enter a second phase, where a panel of judges will grade the submissions against established criteria. A third act, scheduled for Fall 2014, will invite participating charities to a community event where a final voting round will declare the recipients of donations from The Mactaggart Team, other private donors and businesses, and donations made by guests throughout the evening. “What we love most about this initiative is that we’re not just handing over a cheque to a worthwhile organization. We’re encouraging the community to identify the needs that matter to them–and we’re expecting to hear some amazing stories of impact along the way that will help our community’s charities spread the word about their work long after the contest ends,” says Mactaggart. “To make this initiative a success we’re relying on our entire community to play a role.” The project details can be found at theoaktreeproject.ca.

Pictured at the launch of The Oak Tree Project are left to right: Chief Bryan Larkin, Marva Wisdom, Jason Darling, Will Mactaggart, Chris Willard, Mayor Karen Farbridge, Mike Hryn, and Marty Williams. Absent judges: Randall Howard, and Maddy Smith. supplied photo

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Fostering the Development through Music and the Arts Located at 75 Cardigan St., the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) is so much more than an historic building. It’s a community hub where children and youth of Guelph gather to make music, act, draw, sing, dance, and generally express themselves–in a welcoming and safe environment. The GYMC sponsors seven programs, both in-school and at the Centre. Upcoming GYMC news and events: In May, the GYMC launched an e-newsletter. We want to keep you informed and in touch with activities, events and celebrations at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Add your name to our email list. Contact us

at brittney.dudar@gmail.com. We want to hear from you with your comments, suggestions, and questions. Register your child for a summer program at the GYMC! From learning how to cartoon, to acting, singing and dancing, there's something for everyone at the GYMC this summer. For more information on camps and how to register visit gymc.ca/gymc_summer.html The GYMC is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. View it at gymc.ca/gymc_spotlight.html GYMC is happy and grateful to have received an Ontario Trillium Foundation. For more details see gymc.ca/gymc_spotlight.html We are thrilled that on October 2, 2014 internationally-renowned pianist Angela Hewitt is playing a benefit recital in support of the GYMC. Tickets are now for sale online. The price includes the recital and a champagne reception. A $50 tax receipt will be issued for each ticket. gymc.ca/gymc_spotlight.html

As our generation becomes the most sedentary in history, the Guelph Y offers local teens a chance to stay active and healthy this summer with discounted memberships. The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph is offering students the November 15 opportunity to join the Guelph Y for a reduced price of Save the date for our GYMC Annual $195.00 for four months. This membership is available Gala–Bella Serata! to all students, ages 13+ with a valid student ID card. The membership will be offered at the YMCA-YWCA of The GYMC is a registered not-forGuelph anytime in the month of June and is valid for profit organization, and whether it's four months from the date of purchase. With these adopting one of our beautiful historic memberships, students will have full access to the fitinstruments or contributing at a level ness centre, a variety of fitness classes, free gym space, that is personally meaningful to you, open swim and intramural sports including basketball, we do hope that you will consider volleyball, dodge ball, floor hockey and soccer. the GYMC among your philanthropic For more information, students can visit priorities. www.guelphy.org or visit the Guelph Y to become a member today. Visit www.gymc.ca join on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GuelphYouthMusic According to the 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, only 4% of 12-17 year-olds meet the Centre Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Youth, which recommends at least 60 minutes daily, of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The Guelph Y The Guelph School of Music Guelph School of Music is pleased to aims to provide students in Guelph and Wellington announce the offering of private and County with the opportunities they need to combat this failing grade in a fun and supportive environment. group guitar lessons now available Friday and Saturdays with instructor The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph is a community benefit Douglas Anderson. More information organization, open to everyone. Starting with a focus on can be found on the Guelph School healthy child, youth and young adult development, we excel in offering lifelong opportunities for health and of Music website personal growth. www.guelphschoolofmusic.ca/ Media release

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Celebrating its 35th anniversary “Insights” returns to Wellington County Museum and Archives One of the longest running juried art exhibitions in Ontario, Insights showcases works of local art from emerging and established artists. Organized and sponsored by the Elora Arts Council, the show opens on June 18 and runs until September 1 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA). “This exhibit provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their creativity in an outstanding venue alongside 50 others from the area,” Curator Susan Dunlop said. “Three-dimensional works, fibre art, delicate drawings and bold paintings create an exciting experience for all.” Please join us at the opening reception on Wednesday, June 18 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the WCMA. The awards presentation begins at 8:00pm. Refreshments and live musical entertainment are provided. In celebration of the 35th anniversary, the Elora Arts Council is organizing a Jurors’ Walk on Sunday, June 22 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. Jurors Doug Kirton, Martin Pearce and Ted Fullerton will give us an understanding of how their sensibilities, attitudes and ideas shaped the exhibit. Admission is $5. The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road #18 between Fergus and Elora. The galleries are open weekdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. More details at www.wellington.ca/museum


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Third annual diaBEAT Challenge

Each year, Diabetes Care Guelph helps thousands of patients prevent or manage diabetes. However, Walking Challenge gave the option of walking a challenging 800 m loop with friends and family. there is still work to be done in the fight against diabetes. The more times the loop was completed, the more opportunities to win a prize. On Sunday, June 8 the annual diaBEAT race was held at Guelph Lake to raise awareness for indiOne in six people living in Guelph are affected by diabetes. For more information visit viduals in our community living with diabetes. www.guelphfht.com. Participants had the option to walk or run 5 km or run 10 km. New this year, the diaBEAT

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Visit Guelph highlights impact of travel industry in Guelph and Wellington County National Tourism Week is June 16 to 20 Local leaders and employees working in the tourism industry can take pride in the economic impact and social benefits of tourism in Guelph and Wellington County. During National Tourism Week, June 16 to 20, Visit Guelph is highlighting how the local tourism sector contributes to the standard of living and quality of life of residents living in Guelph and Wellington County. “Tourism is a key contributor to our local economy. In Guelph and Wellington County there are more than 2,000 jobs and $67.9 million in wages and salaries connected to tourism,” says Stacey Dunnigan, interim supervisor of Guelph Tourism Services. Nationally, tourism is an $84.8 billion industry directly supporting 614,600 jobs from coast to coast. This represents 9.2 per cent of all jobs in Canada and makes tourism the third largest job creator in the country. For Visit Guelph, the 2014 summer tourism season is already off to a hot start having partnered with the University of Guelph to create a target-

ed campaign aimed at the university’s alumni who are returning for 50th anniversary events and celebrations. Visit Guelph is also working with stakeholders to enhance and strengthen regional and provincial marketing efforts including: the Fab5 Festivals, Taste Real’s food tourism initiatives aimed at the culinary tourist, conference and sport event organizers, and operators who require tourism services and support. “With summer around the corner, our campaigns and partnership initiatives are demonstrating to prospective visitors the exciting diversity and rich cultural history of the Guelph and Wellington region,” says Dunnigan. To follow what’s happening in Guelph and Wellington, go to visitguelphwellington.ca, follow Visit Guelph on Twitter @visitguelph or Facebook @visitgw. Download the mobile app, or come in and visit us in person at the Tourism Information Centre located at 1 Carden Street City Hall.

2014 Junior Golf Camps Camps run during July and August at both courses. Ages 7 and up.

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Artists will showcase their work in temporary, open-air studios which will line both sides of Quebec Street in downtown Guelph. This exhibition and sale has become a staple calendar event for art lovers of all ages. Come browse the original works of art and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. With a juried selection of artisans displaying works including just about every medium: textiles, pottery, photography, watercolours, oils, acrylic and more. The event is a partnership between Guelph Arts Council and the Downtown Guelph Business Association.

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Award-winning science camps, clubs, and workshops! The goal of our summer camps is to show campers just how fun science, engineering and technology can be! Based out of the UofG campus our expert science instructors use hands-on projects and activities to engage campers in many exciting topics! All are welcome from grades 2-9, with camps running each week of July and August!

2014 CAMPS INCLUDE: 1096 Victoria Rd. S., Guelph (519) 821-2211 info@victoriaparkgolf.com

Art on the Street July 12, 10 am to 5 pm

VIDEO GAME DESIGN LEGO ROBOTICS PAGES ALL-GIRLS SCIENCE CAMP ~NEW~ BLAST OFF! SPACE CAMP ~NEW~ OUTDOOR EXPLORERS “The instructors were enthusiastic, ~NEW~ FUTURE PHYSICIANS approachable, and really engaged the ~NEW~ TECHNOLOGY WEEK kids!”- Parent of 2013 Camper ENGINEERING FUN-DAMENTALS Visit our website, email or call, for full details and information!

cse@uoguelph.ca ~ 519-824-4120 x 53045

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Infant Toys Games & Puzzles Children’s Books Brainteasers Unusual Novelties Construction & Science Kits Crafts Thomas Wooden Trains Lego + K’nex Knight Replicas Dolls & Plush Playmobil ••• And Much More!

Largest Selection in the Area

Touch, Play and Discover the Magic 10 Paisley (at Norfolk) Downtown Guelph N1H 2N6

SCAN FOR WEBSITE

www.creativeencounters.info

Tel: 519-824-5682 Fax: 519-824-6711 FREE PARKING


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H A P P Y C A N A DA DAY ! from

Guelph Brock Road Garage Ltd.

1483 Gordon Street. 519-822-3771 www.brockroadgarage.ca

See you for Canada Day at Riverside Park! Don’t forget to

BRIN F G DRIILNL K

guelph.ca/tapwater

Enjoy The

Activities Gail Moore, Certified Personal Trainer t 519-827-7170 e gail@Fitnessafter50.ca w www.Fitnessafter50.ca


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