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Happy Canada Day from Royal City Rag!

On July 1 2009, Royal City Rag headed out to Riverside Park to celebrate Canada Day on location with storytellers Sya Van Geest and Brad Woods, and singer-songwriter Sam Turton. Despite the poor weather, all turned out sunny on a fun show.

Our storytellers were on fine form;  Sya explaining the origin of storytelling and Brad regaling us with his experiences in the cockpit during his first flying lesson.

Sam sang several songs on the show, including another new one, “You’re my home, Canada”, written especially for Royal City Rag. He also threw in a soulful version of O Canada to finish the show.

Unfortunately we had to beat a hasty retreat at the end of the show after Brad got a bit carried away helping out with the firework display.

Catch the show if you missed it. It was a great one!

We’ll be back with another live show, this Saturday from 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm.

Music:
Sam Turton, What’s So funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? (Live)
Sam Turton, Annapolis Farm (Live)
Sam Turton, Right Here (Live)
Sam Turton, You Are My Home, Canada (Live)
Sam Turton, O Canada (Live)

Storytelling:
Sya Van Geest, The Birth Of Stories
Brad Woods, Flying Lessons

Listen to the show:

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We were broadcasting from the basement at CFRU 93.3fm on October 30. All part of the station’s fundraising drive, Raise Your Voice, apparently. Evidently I hadn’t raised enough money. Fortunately some good folk from radioland bailed me out however we could still do with some more pledges. If you enjoy Royal City Rag, please consider donating to CFRU 93.3fm during our on-going fundraising drive, Raise Your Voice. As with every funding campaign, CFRU has a specific purpose in mind for the money raised.  The station’s monetary goal for 2010 is $15 000, and will be aimed at getting more portable recording equipment, updating the CFRU website, and building the station’s capacity for spoken word content.

At the start of the first hour, we talked to Tristan Dineen about the Canada-Bolivia conference and solidarity event: “Canada-Bolivia Relations in the Next Decade” taking place at the University of Guelph on Saturday, November 6 in McNaughton room 113 at the University of Guelph. The conference runs from 9.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. and features guest speaker Hugo Salvatierra Gutierrez, former Bolivian Minister for Rural Development, Agriculture and the Environment in the Evo Morales government and Judy Rebick with an evening of traditional Bolivian culture to follow.

Later in the first hour, Jude Vadala joined us to talk about her new CD, Do You Ever and the launch release taking place on November 6 at the Guelph Little Theatre 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. She 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.

Jude Vadala and Band – CD Release
Saturday November 6, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris Street, Guelph
Tickers: $20
AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR AT:
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.

Finally to wrap up our first hour, Magee McGuire from Guelph-Wellington Health Coalition joined us on the phone to chat about their townhall meeting on November 2 in War Memorial Hall at the University of Guelph regarding the impact of private health insurance on Medicare and featuring guest speaker Marie-Claude Premont.

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)

Listen To The Show:

Music:
Alice Cooper, Hello Hurray from Billion Dollar Babies
Henry Hall And His Orchestra, Hush, Hush, Hush Here Comes The Bogeyman
Jude Vadala, Cross Over My Mind from Do You Ever
Jude Vadala, Little Bird from Do You Ever
Jude Vadala, Molly from Do You Ever
Dave Rawlings Machine, I Hear Them All from A Friend Is A Friend

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We were privileged to kick off CFRU 93.3fm’s annual fundraiser, Raise Your Voice, on Royal City Rag on October 23.

We started off the show with an interview about Raise Your Voice with Sarah Mangle, Outreach Coordinator at CFRU. The goal for the 2010 funding drive is to raise $15 000 to update the CFRU website, and help build the station’s capacity for spoken word content through the purchase of  a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Listen to the interview with Sarah Mangle:

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

Incentives: This Is What You Get When You Donate To CFRU

  • $5.00 Sticker (new design!) and a button
  • $25 – $49 CFRU Membership and a CD of your choice
  • $50 – $89 CFRU Membership, CFRU t-shirt (NEW DESIGN!), choice of a CD
  • $90 – $124 CFRU Membership,CFRU hoodie (NEW DESIGN!), choice of 2 CDS
  • $125 – $250 CFRU Membership, Choice of Hoodie or t-shirt, choice of 4 CDs  and special prizes!!!

How To Pay Your Pledge

When you pledge you will also receive Thank You gifts from us (see the incentive scale below).

You can donate to CFRU by CHEQUE, PAYPAL (via the www.cfru.ca website) or CASH.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept payment by credit card although you can use your credit card for PAYPAL. As we are not a registered charity we cannot give out tax receipts.

How To Donate By CHEQUE

  • Make your cheque out to “CFRU FM”
  • DROP IT BY THE STATION: You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Centre, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.
  • MAIL THE CHEQUE: You can mail the cheque to: CFRU 93.3FM, U.C Level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If you have a favorite show or, shows you wish to pledge the money to specifically, be sure to let us know which shows you are supporting. Please note: if you wish to have your gift(s) mailed to you, there will be shipping charges.

How To Donate By PAYPAL

  • Follow the PayPal link located on the front page of CFRU homepage at www.cfru.ca.

How To Donate By CASH

  • You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Center, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone Road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

Later in the hour Rob Case, from the Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC), joined us to chat about the program for the 2010 Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place in a variety of downtown Guelph venues, on the weekend of November 5 to 7, 2010.

GFOMM features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2010 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and panel discussions.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. In the 1980s, GFOMM ran for seven consecutive years, drawing large audiences to its unique mix of international feature films and documentaries. After a 13-year hiatus, the festival was revived in 2003 by the Guelph International Resource Centre (girc.org), a 30 year-old non-profit, non-governmental organization that educates Canadians about global issues as well as their local links. The festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council.

For more on GFOMM, including the 2010 programme, visit the festival’s website www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca.

Special thanks to Rob and GIRC for agreeing to donate a rainbarrel to Raise Your Voice and two tickets for the opening gala at GFOMM, “Real Injun” . The rainbarrel went to Mike Darmon for a $50 pledge (Thanks, Mike!). The two tickets for the opening gala (a $30 value) are yours for a $30 pledge to CFRU. A great deal. E-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca if you’d like them.

Listen to the show:

Music:
Trooper, Raise A Little Hell from Hot Shots
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian Railroad Trilogy from Best of Gordon Lightfoot

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Ian Reid

The Rockwood singer-songwriter with ukelele and guitar, Ian Reid, was our special guest on when we kicked off CFRU 93.3fm’s Raise Your Voice on Saturday, October 23.

CFRU receives most of its funding through student levies and fundraising activities, such as the “Raise Your Voice” drive. CFRU does not operate like typical commercial radio programs where corporations use their stations as sources for advertising revenue. Instead, CFRU is limited by the CRTC as to how many advertisements can be played, leaving more broadcast time for great music and unique shows.

The goal for the 2010 funding drive is to raise $15 000 to update the CFRU website, and help build the station’s capacity for spoken word content through the purchase of  a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

Ian Reid Live

You can catch Ian Reid live locally on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 21 – Foster Parents Appreciation Gala, Ariss Valley Golf Course, 5700 Highway 86, Ariss, ON 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 19 – Lighting of the Christmas Tree, St. George’s Square, Guelph, ON 6-8 p.m.

Learn more about Ian Reid at www.ianreid.ca.

During the hour we also had time to talk to Virginia Gilham from the Friends of the Guelph Public Library about their huge book sale taking place in the former FastForms building at Massey and Imperial Roadsriends from Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31.

  • 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

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

Listen to the show:

Music:
Ian Reid, Banh Mi Opalet from Tiger School
Ian Reid, Baker Street (Cover)
Ian Reid, Sunday Blue from Tiger School
Ian Reid, Patsy’s Place from Tiger School
Ian Reid, Green Glass (Demo)

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Wayne Johnston, Head of Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication at the University of Guelph Library joined us on CFRU93.3fm‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday October 16 to talk about Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an annual international initiative designed to promote and advance changes in access to information. A global event now entering its fourth year, it provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access.

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

Guelph Voices of Open Access
Should scholarly research be freely accessible online to everyone?
October 21 from 3 – 5 p.m.
10 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario

Whether you imagine a researcher seeking to reach scholars in developing countries, a community practitioner needing up-to-date data, or a recent university graduate seeking scholarly information on a topic, it becomes easy to see how free online access to peer-reviewed scientific information and discoveries benefi­ts our communities and society as a whole.

Guelph Voices of Open Access will connect scholars and community members to this global movement that seeks free open sharing of research ­findings.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Ridley: Chief Information Officer, Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Beverley Hale: Associate Dean, Ontario Agricultural College, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Ajay Heble: Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival, Project Director, Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
  • Sarah Hook: PhD Candidate, Animal & Poultry Science, University of Guelph
  • Sarah Haanstra: Social Planning Director, United Way

Talks will be followed by discussions and refreshments. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP to: researchshop@uoguelph.ca. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

There will also be three noon hour lectures at the University of Guelph Library in the Florence Partridge Room 384:

  • Open Access 101 – Exploring the background and concepts of the open access movement.
    Monday October 18, 2010, Noon -1.00 p.m.
  • Creative Commons Licence – What is it? How do we use it?
    Tuesday October 19, 2010, Noon – 1.00 p.m.
  • The Google Book Settlement – What does this mean for Canadian authors?
    Wednesday October 20, 2010, Noon – 1.00 p.m.

For more information visit: www.openaccessweek.org.

Listen to the show:

Music:
The Band, I Shall Be Released from Music From Big Pink
Richie Havens, Freedom (2009) from Taking Woodstock
John Lennon, Power To the People from Shaved Fish
Overture, Mozart, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. 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 here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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Community activist Laura Murr joined us on Royal City Rag on October 16 to discuss the real cost of growth.

Growth is an  issue that is barely getting a mention in a municipal campaign clogged by discussions of fiscal accountability and candidates trying to out do each other with rash promises of zero tax increases and tax moratoriums.

Few people seem to understand that growth, especially residential growth costs the city money because of infrastructure costs, and few seem to realize that the cost of that growth will be born by the current taxpayer base. The city will grow, and the current city residents will pay for it through higher taxes.

Guelph is scheduled for a development boom under the provincial growth plan, Places To Grow, with a population increase from 115,000 to a staggering 165,000 by 2031. All these people will need somewhere to live, never mind work. Say hello to some large scale residential development and extensive infill.

Places to Grow mandates intensification within current limits which is is a good thing to curb sprawl but it is important to realize that infill development costs FOUR times as much as green field development. The taxpayers of Guelph will have to pay for this smart growth even if city services are drastically curtailed to make tax increases palatable.

Some interesting facts about Guelph:

Population growth

Population growth

  • From 2001 to 2008, Guelph population went from 106,170 to 119,909
  • From 2001 to 2006, Guelph’s population growth was 8.3% – the average Ontario growth was 5.7 %
  • From 2006 to 2008 , Guelph’s population grew by 4.3% – the Ontario Average was 2.3%
  • In total Guelph grew  by 12.9% from 2001 to 2008  –  the Ontario Average was 9.3%

Numbers are taken from the BMA Management Consultants Municipal Study 2008

Land Area

  • Guelph Land area is 87 square KM.
  • Guelph population density per square km = 1,355 persons. In the BMA report this is considered to be high density.
  • Guelph has a higher population density than Hamilton, Whitby, Oshawa, Burlington, Oakville, Markham

Consultant CN Watson has indicated that growth will cost between a 4.5 to 5.0% increase in property taxes each year in order to pay for the so called soft services in the Capital Budget required by new residents and businesses. This amount is not recoverable through development charges.

“While I do not have the specific statistics you are looking for readily available, the Council has taken the position to recover the costs of growth from development charges, to the extent permitted by the Development Charges Act. There were some losses of revenue through phase-in strategies before recovering full rates, to help developers transition, and through a few exemptions to promote certain types of growth. There are also certain costs like waste management that are impacted by growth, but are not recoverable through the Development Charges Act.”
– Margaret Neubauer, CFO/City Treasurer (by e-mail)

It was a great discussion. You really need to check it out if you missed it.

Listen to the show:

Music:
Pretenders, My City Was Gone from Learning To Crawl
Andy White, If You Want It? from Songwriter
Sunnyland Slim, Be Careful How You Vote from Be Careful How You Vote

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. 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 here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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Blacksmith Graeme Sheffield

In the first hour (8-9 a.m.)  on October 9 we again focused on the upcoming Guelph Studio Tour. This time we dusted off some interviews from 2008 with blacksmith Graeme Sheffield, painter and printmaker Margaret Peter and painter Josef Kratochvil.

Art by Graeme Sheffield

The tour takes place from October 15-17 in studios and exhibition spaces in and around Guelph.

Featuring the work of 41 of Guelph’s finest artists, it is the perfect way to support our local arts community, providing not only a chance to visit and chat with the artists in their studio or exhibition space but also an opportunity to shop for something very special.

Whether you are looking for a special gift, doing some early holiday shopping or choosing a beautiful object or piece of art for your home you will find a wonderful selection of unique fine art and craft at a very reasonable prices.

Painter and Printmaker Margaret Peter

The tour is open on Friday October 15 from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday October 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday October 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also a group show at Artisanale, 41 Quebec St., Guelph that runs through October 21, 2010. Admission is free.

For more information on the studio tour visit www.guelphstudiotour.ca.

Listen to the show:

Music:
Ella Mae Morse, The Blacksmith Blues from House Of Blue Lights
Nora Jones, The Painter’s Song from Come Away With Me
Harry Chapin, Flowers Are Red from Living Room Suite
Tanya Davis, Art from Gorgeous Morning

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. 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 here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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