Impact Stories

Photo of Barb McPhee, volunteer market manager at North End Harvest Market.

North End Harvest Market Multicultural Food Project

Meet Barb, a volunteer market manager as she walks you through a typical market day that caters specifically to newcomers and their specific food needs.

Photo of Sarah Wilbur, Executive Director of the Grand River Conservation Foundation.

Grand River Conservation Foundation: Guelph Lake 800 Tree Forest for Canada’s 150th

Meet Sara Wilbur and Greg Meredith and check out the 800 tree learning forest at Guelph Lake – planted by our community to recognize Canada’s 150th.

Photo of members of the library Bookmobile team.

Guelph Public Library Bookmobile for Canada’s 150th

Meet Steve Kraft, Kirsten Bester and the library Bookmobile team as they take learning to the streets of Guelph!  Take a look inside the bookmobile, 3Dprinters and books on the go.

Elliot Community Memorial Garden grand opening ribbon cutting.

Elliott Community: Veterans Memorial Garden featuring a Vimy Ridge Oak

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Veterans Memorial Garden and the story of the Vimy Ridge Oak Tree planted in the centre of it.  A wonderful tribute and memorial and learning opportunity for families and friends of residents at the Eliott Community Centre.

Photo of Canadian Seniors.

Canadian Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future

Take a look at how seniors in our community tell their stories through song and performance.  

Photo of Judy Anderson, instructor at Elora Centre for the Arts.

Elora Centre for the Arts:  Canadian Art, Eh?

Take a peek at an art camp that teaches kids all about Canadian artists.  Watch as they create works inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Take a tour in the gallery where a mirrored canoe and paddle exhibit helps commemorate Canada’s 150th.

Photo of Meredith Blackmore, an artist who worked on the wall mural celebrating 150 years of volunteerism.

Wall Mural: Celebrating 150 years of volunteerism, painted by 150 volunteers

This commemorative wall mural might be right up your alley – take a look at the making of it, the idea behind it, and the people that it celebrates.  Located on the wall of the People & Information Network’s office on Cork Street, downtown Guelph.

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