The Ontario government, through the Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, is providing the Wyndham House “Step Out” programÂ with 66 thousand dollars.Â
The funding will provide high quality recreation and leisure programming for young people, who are otherwise unable to access these opportunities.
So far, the old “Steps” program has served 700 young people, primarily in the downtown core.
“Step Out” will expand into other targetted neighbourhoods throughout the community.
The Guelph Farmers Market re-opens this morning at the Farmers Market building at 2 Gordon Street.Â Â Renovations, that have gone on all summer long, are now complete, and the market is moving from its temporary location at Exhibition Park arena.
Public Health and the Guelph Fire Department, advised the building undergo renovations to ensure the health and safety of vendors, and customers alike.
There’s new plumbing including an accessible washroom, new ceiling and floor, and lots of painting.
Two weeks from today, there is a customer appreciation day, with a bar-b-q , coffee and donuts, and entertainment.
Guelph-Wellington Crime Stoppers is raising money with a community shredding event today from 10:00AM until 1:00PM.Â If you have documents or old bank statements that you’d like to be rid of, take then to the Stone Road Mall parking lot at the corner of Stone Road and Edinburgh Road.
They’ll shred it before you eyes, for a donation of 5 dollars for each bankers box.
Police will also be on hand to answer any of your questions or concerns.
A one day musical festival kicks off today at Guelph’s Riverside Park. This year’s Fresh Water Jamboree runs from 11:00AM this morning til 11:00PM tonight at the bandshell.
In its sixth year, the festival focuses on raising awareness about ‘fresh water’ and promotes local artists and musicians. It’s free to attend, with presentations and day long musical entertainment.
The Guelph Civic Museum is holding its Neighborhood Spirit Walk this evening. It’s a new twist from previous years, when the walk was usually held in the afternoons. The guidedÂ tour begins at 6:30PM, and subsequent tours begin each half hour after that. Walkers will meet spirits who represent Guelph’s history, including Sister Ramona, George Drew, and Evan MacDonald to name a few.Â The walk starts at the Civic Museum.Â Tickets can be purchased ahead of time, online at guelph.ca/museum.
Â Premier Kathleen Wynne says she doesn’t plan to take advantage of
infighting in the Progressive Conservative party and call a snap
Â Â Â Wynne says she wants to govern and make the minority legislature
Â Â Â PC Leader Tim Hudak has fired Randy Hillier as the party’s
labour critic for breaking caucus confidentiality.
Â Â Â And just Last week, Hudak removed Peter Shurman as finance critic
after the Thornhill MPP refused to pay back a 20-thousand-dollar
housing allowance for a Niagara residence.
Â A military bomb squad was called in after a homeowner in
Guelph-Eramosa Township discovered a grenade.
Â Â Â Police say the grenade was in a box and the property owner told
officers she believed a deceased relative had kept it as a souvenir.
Â Â Â Bomb technicians from CFB Borden removed the device.
Â OPP say 100 thousand people flocked to Port Dover for the
traditional Friday the 13th biker rally.
Â Â Â Police say officers attended to a few minor incidents — mostly
alcohol related — but in general the revellers were well-behaved.
Â Â Â Police were also hoping the day might provide a break in the case
of a 20-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run near Port Dover
on May 14th, 2011.
Â Â Â Investigators say they`re sure someone has information about the
driver of the car that hit Chad Everets.
The Guelph Storm tasted defeat for the first time this preseason. Barrie topped the Storm 5-2 in game played by several call-ups, as numerous players on both teams attend NHL camps.
Â Hunter Garlent and Pius Suter with shorthanded goals for Guelph in the loss.
The Storm play the second of their home-and-home series versus the Colts, tonight in Barrie to close out the pre-season.
On the Junior B hockey circuit – the Guelph Hurricanes host the Stratford Cullitons. Game time 7:30PM at the Sleeman Centre.Â And Erin welcomes Caledon to the Erin Community Centre to open the Junior C regular season. Puck drops at 8:30PM.
In Kitchener and District Soccer League action – the Guelph Oaks shutout Stratford 1-nil at the University of Guelph. The Oaks are second in the standings, three points behind the Leoes.
And – The Guelph Gryphons bring a 2-and-0 record into Toronto this afternoon to battle U-of-T in OUA football. The Varsity Blues are 1-and-2 on the season.