Events Calendar

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    Tuesday July 07, 2015 - 00:00 am — Boarding House Gallery - Guelph
    Good|Bad|Bad|Good could be interpreted as an experiment in which Objectivism and Subjectivism are sealed up in a jar together and then thoroughly agitated. Objectivists work with the assumption that value judgments can be applied to art - there is good art and bad art. Subjectivists essentially believe that anything can be regarded as art. Which side you stand on is suggestive of how you look at life, you can also sit on the fence but most of us like to have an opinion - asked for, or not. Artists, aside from being seen as renegades and outsiders are also considered to be harbingers, and quite often artwork that was originally received as less than perfect, becomes a cherished icon with time. This paradigm allows for art to be so bad it’s good. Good|Bad|Bad|Good features paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures selected from the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and University of Guelph permanent collections, including works by: Donat Anawak, Alex Cameron, Andreas Drenters, General Idea, Oliver Girling, Robert Markle, Guido Molinari, Parr, Malcolm Rains, William Goodridge Roberts, Rolph Scarlett, and Doug Stone.   Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm; Boarding House Gallery (6 Dublin St. S.)
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    Thursday July 09, 2015 - 09:30 am — Wellington County Museum and Archives - Elora
    One of the longest running juried art exhibitions in Ontario is underway at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA).  Insights, presented by the Elora Arts Council Insights Committee and the Museum, runs through to September 7. Last week at the Opening Reception (June 17), several Guelph artists were chosen from more than 300 submissions to receive several of the top prizes.  Chosen by Jurors Ron Shuebrook, Dr. Ilse Gassinger and Tom Smart, the local prize winners included: Insights Award and People’s Choice Award          Painting Award Marilyn Clarke, Guelph                                                         Grazyna Adamska, Guelph Autumn Hill, Bath UK                                                           Poised and Unbalanced Material Arts Award                                                       Works on Paper Sonia Bukata, Guelph                                                            Anastasia McEwen, Guelph Boro’d and Blue #1                                                                 If I Were Joyce Carol Oates Elora Arts Council Award Fraser Forsythe, Guelph Sandstone Dreams   “This exhibit provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their creativity in an outstanding venue,” Susan Dunlop, Curator said. “With over 200 people attending the opening reception last Wednesday, it proves to be one of the Museum’s most popular exhibitions.”  
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    Saturday August 01, 2015 - 07:00 am — Wilson Street - Guelph
    The “Wilson Street Promenade” began as a project between two Masters of Landscape Architecture students at the University of Guelph. The City has partnered with Cyrille Viola and Calen Hamelin to present their urban design project which will include a pop up park and beach, vendors from Guelph Farmers’ Market, temporary art installations, and activities for visitors. The “Wilson Street Promenade” will be featured as part of The City of Guelph’s annual John Galt Day festivities in Market Square. As part of the free, family-friendly celebration the public is invited to explore craft zones led by Guelph School of Art and the West End Recreation Centre; take shots on net at the Guelph Storm Hockey Tunnel; play in the interactive water feature; and rock out to the sounds of Envirodrum. Sidewalk chalk, bubbles and temporary tattoos will be provided, and Cleo the Clown and her Painting Pals will be onsite from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees are also invited to bring along an old t-shirt for re-purposing at the “Tread on It” interactive t-shirt printing booth. Expanding the event space to include Wilson Street aligns with the City’s goal to enliven and animate downtown public spaces. This temporary place-making transformation will allow the community to browse Market vendors, have a picnic or coffee in the green space, engage with artists and activities, and ultimately unwind in a truly unique way on one of Guelph’s most historic streets. More information about the “Wilson Street Promenade” can be found on and more event details about the City’s John Galt Day celebration are located on #WilsonSt2015 @GuelphWilsonSt
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    Saturday August 01, 2015 - 10:00 am — Market Square - Guelph
    Join the party! Bring the whole family to Guelph’s favourite gathering place for a day of activities, entertainment, local food and more:
    • Interactive entertainment featuring Envirodrum
    • Guelph Storm Hockey Tunnel
    • Face painting with Cleo the Clown and her Painting Pals
    • “Tread On It” interactive t-shirt printing
    • Children’s Games & Crafts
      • Yellow brick road paper mural
      • Road chalk
      • Bubbles
      • Temporary tattoos
      • Craft Zones by Guelph School of Art & West End Recreation Centre
    • City of Guelph Water Wagon onsite
    • Water feature open for playing, strolling or splashing
    • Wilson Street Promenade pop-up project
      • “Great Lawn” green space & pop-up park
      • Street beach & picnic area
      • Farmers’ Market Vendors
      • Temporary Art Installations
    @cityofguelph #JGD2015 About John Galt John Galt was a prominent Scottish novelist who founded Guelph in 1827. As the superintendent of The Canada Company, a large land company in London, England, he conceived the idea of building a town to stimulate and direct the agricultural settlement of the area. Galt planned the community with its distinctive radial design, quite different than the gridiron plan of most cities, making Guelph a unique and special place. For more information call 519-822-1260 extension 2629.
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    Wednesday August 05, 2015 - 19:00 pm — The Royal Canadian Legion - Guelph
    Bingo starts 7:00pm.  Food and Refreshments available from The Grill starting 5:30pm.
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    Sunday August 09, 2015 - 14:00 pm — Juice Inc. - Guelph
    TOUR I: Where Guelph Began August 9
    Tour starts at 2 p.m.
    Starts at Juice Inc., 25 Waterloo Ave., corner Dublin Street
    This tour encircles the original Market Square area of almost twenty-four acres laid out by John Galt in 1827. Serving as the focal point for Guelph's early social and business life, the area also contains the sites of many of Guelph's first buildings. Tours cost $5, last about 2 hours and, regardless of the weather, if there are people in attendance, they will run. Walking tour booklets are also available for $5 each from Guelph Arts Council office. Contact us to get yours. During the Walking Tour season, these booklets are also available from the tour guides.
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    Friday August 14, 2015 - 16:00 pm — North Riverside Neighbourhood Group - Guelph
    REUNION is a community event hosted by the North Riverside Neighbourhood Group, celebrating the end of summer camp but is also just an excuse to get together as a community and neighbourhood. There is no entrance fee and there will be BBQ food for sale. There will be facepainting, giant games, a water balloon launcher and other fun activities. The event runs from 4:00-6:00pm in the small parking lot beside Waverley Public School.
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    Saturday August 15, 2015 - 13:00 pm — Centennial Park - Guelph
    Join us at Centennial Park for all day Bubble Soccer and other Bubble Sports activities! Admission is free. Activity menu: 1. Bubble Soccer 2. Bubble Bowling (one player is the ball, everyone else are pins. Strikes are easier than it looks!) 3. Bubble Battle (last player standing is the winner!) 4. King of Bubbles (King of the Hill, but with Bubbles) 5. Bubble Obstacle Course Starting August 15, 2015, we will also be able to bring Bubble Soccer to your location in Guelph. For more information on Bubble Soccer bookings, check out our website:!rental/cmv
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    Sunday August 16, 2015 - 14:00 pm — Juice Inc. - Guelph
    TOUR II: Downtown Walkabout  August 16
    Tour starts at 2 p.m.
    Starts at Juice Inc., 25 Waterloo Ave., corner Dublin Street
    The present downtown centre of Guelph, with its wide main street, provides a compact walking tour which includes many buildings and sites of considerable historical and architectural interest. Tours cost $5, last about 2 hours and, regardless of the weather, if there are people in attendance, they will run. Walking tour booklets are also available for $5 each from Guelph Arts Council office. Contact us to get yours. During the Walking Tour season, these booklets are also available from the tour guides.
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    Tuesday August 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm — Exhibition Park - Guelph
    Amtgard is a Live Action Roleplaying Game(LARP) centered around Medieval fighting and magic. White Stone Valley is a Barony representing players in Guelph who meet twice a week in Exhibition Park; Tuesdays at 6PM, and Saturdays at noon.
    We encourage all those 14 years and older to participate, and get some excellent physical exercise, while learning real world crafting skills, showing creative thinking during role-playing, and enjoying first hand the friendships and experiences of face to face gaming.
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