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Guelph artist Sarah Elaine Quick has an opening reception at the Red Brick Cafe on Douglas Street, Downtown Guelph this evening, Saturday November 13 at 7.00 p.m.  The exhibition runs till the end of the year. Check out the portrait of Guelph singer-songwriter Tannis Simmon, one of Royal City Rag’s favourites at the back of the exhibtion space!

Also, don’t forget that the fourth edition of the winter season songfest Wintersong featuring Tannis Slimmon with Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at  8.30 p. m. and  Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 2.00 p.m. The shows take place at Folkway Music,163 Suffolk Street West Guelph, Ontario. To reserve tickets or more info, call 519- 824-5524 or 877-763-5524 (toll free) or e-mail info@folkwaymusic.com.


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Royal Wood On The Island Stage At Hillside 2010

Singer-songwriter Royal Wood is back in Guelph on November 24 for a show at Dublin Street United with special guest, Vancouver based pop/roots performer, Hannah Georgas.

Royal  is currently on a Canadian headline tour in support of his latest recording, The Waiting.  The album appropriately begins with a song entitled “You Can’t Go Back.”  Based on the success of his career to date,  who can argue with that. One of the hot acts at this year’s Hillside Festival, its pleasing to see that Wood finds time to come back to the Royal City on each tour.

“This record is about the duality of life and how at times, I seemingly waited for the mirrored experience to return,” says Wood. “I went through so many severe shifts personally and all of that turbulence led to serious thought and reflection. That is why these songs were born and why they are my most personal and introspective to date.”   
Royal Wood’s voice, songwriting and musical prowess has caught the ear of Pierre Marchand and led to Wood’s decision to let others into his creative universe. On previous albums (Lost And Found EP, A Good Enough Day, Tall Tales, and The Milkweed EP), Wood self-produced, arranged and played the vast majority of the instruments. Pierre Marchand, a heavy hitter best known for his work with Sarah McLachlan and Rufus Wainwright, produced three of The Waiting’s tracks. “I wanted someone who was going to push me artistically, get me out of my comfort zone”. 

Through word of mouth, critical acclaim and impressive musical achievements, Royal Wood is quickly gaining an international audience.  He has toured Europe, the UK and the United States. He was named iTunes’ Songwriter of the Year, supported national tours with David Gray, Serena Ryder and Sarah Slean and landed song placements in TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. 

A mid-week show it may be, but at a very reasonable cost for tickets, you won’t want to miss it. Catch him while you can!

For more on Royal Wood visit www.royalwood.ca and www.myspace.com/royalwood.

For more on Hannah Georgas visit www.hannahgeorgas.com.

Royal Wood With Special Guest Hannah Georgas
Wednesday, November 24 at 8.00 p.m. (Doors 7.30 p.m.)
Dublin Street United Church
68 Suffolk St West, Guelph
Advance tickets $18 general, $14 U of Guelph students on sale at Ground Floor Music
Out of town ticket reserves at milanovichlil@hotmail.com

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We’re dedicating the whole of CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag on November 6 to Our Environmental Future, a symposium taking place this coming Wednesday, November 10 from 4.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. in the Thornborough Building Rm 1200 at the University of Guelph.

The forum, organized by City of Guelph Councillor Maggie Laidlaw, The Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Transition Guelph, and the University of Guelph featuring the following presentations:

  • Peter Victor, York University Professor, Managing Without Growth – Yes We Can
  • Evan Fraser, University of Guelph, Empires Of Food And The Rise And Fall Of Civilizations
  • Robert Rapier, Peak Oil Expert, Peak Oil   What?  When?
  • Mike Nickerson, Executive Director of The Sustainability Project, Life, Money and Illusion: Living On Earth As If We Want To Stay
  • Jennifer Sumner, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Effects of Growth On Communities

The series of lectures will be followed by a panel discussion and an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Catch Maggie Laidlaw, Sally Ludwig Norah Chaloner and Mike Nickerson on CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag between 8 -10 a.m. on November 6. Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

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Significant changes have taken place in Bolivia since the election of Latin America’s first peasant-indigenous President, Evo Morales. in 2006. In addition to approving a new constitution that establishes the continent’s first plurinational democratic state, Bolivia was the site of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth held last April 2010.

A Canada-Bolivia conference and solidarity event: Canada-Bolivia Relations in the Next Decade will be taking place here at the University of Guelph on Saturday, November 6.  This is a unique opportunity to experience and understand the impact this has had on the people of Bolivia. 

The special guest speaker for the event will be Hugo Salvatierra Gutierrez, former Bolivian Minister for Rural Development, Agriculture and the Environment in the Evo Morales government and director of ALAS (the Office for Legal Advice and Social Advocacy), an office that works with labour, peasant and indigenous organizations in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Canada-Bolivia Relations In The Next Decade
Saturday, November 6 from  9.30 a.m. and until 5.30 p.m.
McNaughton Room 113 at the University of Guelph
An evening of traditional Bolivian culture to follow.

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Guelph Wellington Health Coalition are presenting a townhall meeting on November 2 in War Memorial Hall at the University of Guelph regarding the impact of private health insurance on Medicare featuring guest speaker Marie-Claude Premont.

Marie-Claude Prémont is a law professor at École Nationale d’Administration Publique in Montréal, (National Public Administration School) . As well as being a member of the Quebec Bar Corporation of Quebec, she teaches and does research in the field of Health Law and Municipal Governance. She has been closely following the impact of the Chaoulli 2005 Supreme Court decision concerning private health insurance and delivery. What does this mean for Medicare and the sustainability of the Canada Health Act?

Politics Medicare And The Law: Chaoulli v. Quebec
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7.00 p.m.
War Memorial Hall
(Corner of College Avenue and Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario)

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Jude Vadala at Hillside 2008

Jude Vadala releases her 5th album “Do You Ever” at the Guelph Little Theatre on November 6 at 8.00 p.m.

Jude, currently a member of the “WinterSongs” trio with well-known singer-songwriters Tannis Slimmon and Katherine Wheatley, has been involved in the Guelph music scene for over 30 years.

Jude was a member of The Bird Sisters with Tannis Slimmon and Sue Smith. She has produced four albums (Flo, Different Stories, She and She and She and Angel Songs) and has worked on 50 musical projects with artists which also include: James Gordon, Harri Palm, Jah Youssouf, Lewis Melville, Lynn Miles and Suzie Vinnick.

Jude’s band for this CD release concert features Sam Turton, Jane Lewis, Jesse Turton, Sam Cino with special guests Jane Ellenton, Rob Kerr, Lewis Melville, Tannis Slimmon, The Harmony Honeys. The support act will be The Hoofbeats.

“She sings easily in all ranges, complimenting her own beautiful voice in an ethereal blend.”
Sing Out! Magazine

“A crystalline voice against a backdrop of beautiful arrangements.”
Kitchener-Waterloo Record

“Vadala’s songwriting shines “
Northwest Arkansas Times

Jude Vadala and Band – CD Release
Saturday November 6, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris Street, Guelph
Tickers: $20
The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec Street,
Wild Rose Consignment Shop, 23A Macdonnell St.,
Ground Floor Music, 13 Quebec St. (cash only).
This is a licensed event.
Partial proceeds to the “Steve Potter Gift of Music”

To learn more about Jude visit her on Myspace.

Jude Vadala will be one of our guests between 8-9 a.m. on a very special Royal City Rag on Saturday October 30 on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or on this website a day or so later.

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Friends of the Guelph Public Library are busy preparing for their fourth annual giant book sale to be held Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. This year’s location, the former FastForms building at Massey and Imperial Roads, offers extensive sorting and sales space, convenient bus access and plenty of free parking.

  • Books, Hardcover & Softcover: Children’s books, Cookbooks, Coffee Table Books, Foreign Language, Comic Books
  • Media: VHS Videos, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks
  • Music:  Sheet music: CDs, DVDs
  • Puzzles & Games: Complete Jigsaw puzzles, Board games, Handheld electronic games

The Friends, a group of community volunteers, are committed to supporting the Guelph Public Library through advocacy and special programs. Proceeds of approximately $40,000 from earlier sales are invested toward a Friends project to serve children and young adults in the future new Main Library.

Friends of the GPL Fourth Annual Giant Book Sale
30,000 books and counting
Halloween Weekend, October 29 – 31
Friday evening: 6 – 9 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Sunday afternoon: 12 noon – 4 p.m

The sale will take place in the former FastForms building, 251 Massey Rd at Imperial Rd., in the business park to the west of the Hanlon Expressway.

Get Directions

For additional information, visit the Friends website at www.friendsguelphlibrary.ca.

Catch Virginia Gilham from Friends of the Guelph Public Library talking about their 2010 Book Sale on CFRU93.3fm ‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday October 23 between 9-10 a.m.

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