A pair of charity walks at Riverside Park today. The Kidney Foundation is holding it’s 2013 Guelph Kidney Walk, with registration beginning at 10:00 this morning at the Pavillion. The walk itself gets underway at 11:00.
The walks provide an occasion for patients on dialysis, organ transplant recipients, their families, living donors, the medical community, and the public to come together to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and organ donation – and to support the many programs and services offered by The Kidney Foundation.
Then at 2:00 registration for the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life begins at the band shell.
Walkers will take to local trails at 3:00 to support people living with AIDS or HIV. Money raised will go to benefit the Masai Clinic, a local clinic that cares for and supports people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.
Today is GWellbeing day in Guelph.
The event is organized by the Guelph Community Wellbeing Initiative’s Healthy Populations design team. The city-led team encourages all residents to go outside for 30-minutes today and engage in activity that improves mental, social, or physical well-being.
Participants, at least 18-years-of-age are invited to share their activity on the Guelph Community Wellbeing Facebook Page or tweet about it using the hashtag #guelphwellbeing. Submissions received between now and Friday afternoon at 4:30 will be eligible for a prize in the event contest.
For more information about contest rules and GWellbeing day itself visit guelphwellbeing.ca
Tory leader Tim Hudak has dodged a possible leadership review.
Delegates at the party’s convention in London quashed a motion
yesterday that would have amended the constitution so that such a
review could be held at any time.
Hudak took some tough questions at the convention, including why
his approval ratings haven`t improved after four years as leader.
More than 300 University of Windsor workers will vote today on a
proposed deal with the school.
CUPE Local 1001 president Dave Montgomery says the tentative deal
was reached after two days of talks.
The ratification vote comes before a midnight deadline that would
have allowed a legal strike or lockout for the housekeeping,
grounds, maintenance workers.
Meanwhile, nearly 300 equipment technicians, carpenters and other
employees remain on strike after talks with the school fell apart
earlier this month.
Health officials in Ottawa are stepping up efforts to help people
cope with Wednesday’s deadly crash between a city bus and a
Ottawa Public Health has posted online tips on dealing with
stressful events, while the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Group is
hosting an information session Tuesday on how to cope after
witnessing a tragedy.
Six people died and more than 30 were injured in the crash.
Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto is a bit longer.
T-V star Alan Thicke, music producer Bob Ezrin and soccer star
Christine Sinclair are among the homegrown heroes who were given
The latest honorees also include human-rights advocates Craig and
Marc Kielburger, actor Victor Garber, and, posthumously, pianist
Oscar Peterson and legendary runner and cancer activist Terry Fox.
A strong showing from the Guelph Hurricanes in Junior B hockey action.
Guelph blanked Brampton 5-0 at the Sleeman Centre to improve to 3-and-2 on the season.
Craig Martini and Lawrence Pagnan each with a goal and two assists in the win.
Bradley Van Schubert stopped all 30-shots on goal for the shutout.
The ‘Canes are off until next Saturday when they host Kitchener.
On the Junior C circuit – the Shamrocks squeaked out a 3-2 victory over the Fergus Devils in Erin.
This afternoon, Fergus entertains Schomberg at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Puck drops at 2:30PM.
The Guelph Gryphons remain undefeated and have now won four straight to start the season in OUA football.
Guelph hung on for a rain-soaked 24-22 win over McMaster in the Gryphons’ Homecoming game.
Guelph escaped with the win after McMaster failed to convert a two-point convert attempt with 17 seconds to go.
Gryphons quarterback Jazz Lindsey went 17-of-27 on the day for 173-yards passing. He also ran for a touchdown.
Guelph running back Rob Farquharson rushed for 119-yards on 18-carries and a TD of his own.
The Gryphons are in Waterloo next Saturday.
In Kitchener and District Soccer League play, the Guelph Rangers host Sonnys FC at the Centennial Bowl. Game time 4:00PM