Posts Tagged ‘10 Carden’

Nathalie Mehra, Director Ontario Health Coalition

The Guelph Wellington Health Coalition has a series of Town Hall meetings at 10 Carden St under the banner Community Health Is Everything.

June 22, 2010 at 7.00 p.m.
Change In Our Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Retirement Homes – Time To Speak Out
Natalie Mehra, Director of the Ontario Health Coalition
How changes in the provincial model of health care delivery will impact Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes, and expected outcomes

June 29, 2010 at 7.30 p.m.
How the Community Health Centre Works For You
Dr. Lori Hasulo, Guelph General Practitioner at the Guelph Community Health Centre
Learn more about the wealth of services available in this type of healthcare delivery model.

The Guelph Wellington Health Coalition is an associate chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition dedicated “to the protection and extension of a universal one-tier public Medicare system”. Our members represent all healthcare sectors as well as many grass root organizations who are deeply concerned about losing the right to universal healthcare for all, a right guaranteed in law by the Canada Health Act of 1984.

For more information on Guelph Wellington Health Coalition call 519-767-0084.

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Did you know that the average family is exposed to 72,000 different chemicals?

Catch Andrew Niskar’s latest film, Chemerical at 10 carden on June 10 @ 7:30 p.m. and learn more about the toxic soup we live in.

Following the screening there will be a discussion about how we can all decrease our toxin exposure.

As only 45 place are available for this screening so it is best to reserve in advance.

Reserve your seat online

Suggested donation of $5.00 at the door. All proceeds will go to support 10 Carden.

Filmmaker Andrew Nisker puts a new spin on the story of how we treat our planet in his latest film Chemerical. He asks a family to purge their home of everyday chemicals and adopt a chemical-free lifestyle. Chemerical then takes the audience on an eye-opening journey through the lifecycle of everyday chemicals the family uses.

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Royal City Rag on May 29 was our last 7.00 a.m. start before we move to our new, more-civilised 8-10 a.m. Saturday slot.

In the first hour we were joined by our good friends Chris and Sally from Transition Guelph. Among other things, we chatted about Canadian Environment Week (May 30 – June 5), Saturday’s ecomarket at Stone Road Mall and the Council of Canadians special townhall style meeting on Growth, Gravel and Groundwater and the threats facing our community that takes place at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph, ON on June 3 a 7 p.m.

An expert panel featuring members from Gravel Watch, Grand River Environmental Network, FORCE (Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment), CARRA (Cranberry Area Ratepayers and Residents Association),  North Dufferin Agriculture and Community Taskforce (opposing the giant quarry above Luther Marsh, at the top of Grand River headwaters) as well as local hydrologist Hugh Whiteley will discuss the impact of quarries, pipelines, roads and new development on the future sustainability of both our city and the Grand River watershed.

Listen to Hour 1:

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In the second hour, Royal City Rag Culture Vulture Daniel Poulin returned to the show to discuss the upcoming Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival.

This year the festival runs from June 3-6 at locations throughout our lovely city. On the Stage A, B & C (formerly the Main Stage Series) and Youth Moves will be held at the River Run Centre. In the Park (formerly the Site-Specific Series) will be taking place at Exhibition Park and On the Street (formerly the Noon-time Series) in St. George’s Square. The four days of dance will feature youth performers, local artists as well as acclaimed national performers from across Canada.

Listen to Hour 2:

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In the third hour (9-10 a.m.) we were pleased to welcome Jay Lefler, co-founder of Spark of Brilliance into the studio.

Spark of Brilliance is a community-based initiative that promotes healing and recovery for people coping with mental health challenges. Creative art programs and services are designed to enhance quality of life for participants, inspire independent thinking and grow self-esteem. Spark programs empower individuals and families with the skills they need help make meaningful contributions to their community.

Spark of Brilliance is bringing the work of four talented artists to Guelph community space, 10 Carden in an exhibition entitled “Power To The Arts”. This exhibition will demonstrate a broad range of artistic expressions in oil, ink, collage, mosaic, and mixed media. Artists Barb Cohen, Lisa Cosier, Marcey Gray and Jay Lefler hope to raise awareness of how their personal experiences with mental health issues have been overcome. They also want the community to understand how recovery can happen through connecting with the creative spirit.

This special event takes place on Monday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Local singer-songwriter D Eve Archer will entertain and refreshments will be served.

Listen to Hour 3:

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Kate Bush, Hello Earth from Hounds Of Love
Peter Mayer, Blue Boat Home from Earth Town Square
Kermit The Frog, It’s Not Easy Being Green from Muppets Greatest Hits
Ray Charles, Lucky Old Sun from  A Look Homeward
Gord Downie And The Country Of Miracles, The East Wind from The Ground Bounce
Kid Coma (featuring Doug Larson), Little Bird from Nightmares And Dreamers
Los Lobos, Little Things from The Town And The City
M Mucci, Chase Down Alice Street from Time Lost
Kid Coma (featuring Doug Larson), Omar Bradley from Complete Metamorphosis
Don Amero, Hometown from Change Your Life
Darden Smith, The Painter from Native Soil
Spark Of Brilliance Troubadours, Healing Embers from Healing Embers

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Little Art... For A Big Elm Tree

Guelph Urban Forest Friends Art Show and Sale takes places at 10 Carden, Carden St., Guelph on March 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The art show showcases original art, photos or poetry celebrating big tree(s).

  • All submissions must be backed or framed for hanging
  • Maximum size for each work 10” excluding framing
  • Limit of 2 pieces of work/artist
  • Cost of entry $5.00 per work
  • 25% of sale price to be retained by GUFF

Download an entry form here or pick one up at The Big Umbrella Community Information Table ( at the Farmer’s Market) on Saturday mornings.

Registration forms will be accepted at The Big Umbrella until March 19.

Please deliver art work to 10 Carden on March 19 between 7-9.30 p.m. for show on March 20.

Download the entry form

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Celebrate the season at this first-ever collaborative event with all your favourite green-minded, socially conscious organisations.

Participating organisations include:

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and grooves by DJ Dino.

Tuesday December 15, 8:30 p.m. Upstairs at the Albion

Admission: a non-perishable food donation for the Guelph Food Bank

More information: Arlene.slocombe@gmail.com

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jgposter1Bring your voices, bring your instruments!

Join us on April 26 at 8.00 p.m. at 10 Carden to celebrate the publication of an inspirational and practical music songbook/anthology containing 50 of the most well-loved songs by James Gordon. The book contains everything you need to be your own troubadour… easy chord charts, sheet music and lyrics. You’ll also get lots of stories and illustrations.

According to James, “the idea for the book launch is that you bring along your voices, your guitars, your whatevers… we pass the book around – we all get in a circle and sing the songs together… And maybe if you enjoy the experience you take one of the cute newborn books home with you!”

Admission is $10 or pay $25 and go home with your own autographed copy of the songbook! (regular price $30)

You can reserve a seat by e-mailing James at james@jamesgordon.ca.

The songbook is available at The Bookshelf, Guelph Music, Gordon Taylor Music, Ground Floor Music, Folkway Music in Guelph and Wordsworth Books in Waterloo. You can also buy it online from the publisher, Berlen Music.

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Grand River Environmental Network (GREN) Comes to Guelph

When: April 16 at 7.15 p.m.
10 Carden St.

GREN members from Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Brantford and Guelph have been meeting for over a year to network on similar environmental issues. Come and meet the neighbours!


  • Overview of the Grand River Environmental Network and its Projects.
  • Guelph response to Places to Grow growth as seen through development practices.
    Presentation on Low Impact Development by Guelph Urban Forest Friends (GUFF)
  • Moraine Protection – problems and possibilities
    The Waterloo Experience
    The Guelph-Wellington experience
    More info at www.gren.ca

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earth_in_our_handsThe next Transition Guelph meeting is this coming Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at 10 Carden St.

Janet Laird, the City of Guelph’s Director of Environmental Services, has agreed to attend the meeting and give a brief presentation on the Guelph Community Energy Plan. We will also be reporting on the first meeting of the Transition Guelph Steering Committee and our plan for moving forward, as well as our meeting with the Education group, the Transition Guelph Youth initiative, and on the proposal presented to us by our U of G student group.

 Hope to see you there!

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Guelph Civic League welcomes Deborah Littman from London Citizens to 10 Carden Street on January 12 at 6.30 p.m.

hyatt-demo-july-08Deborah will speak about her experience with London Citizens, a powerful grassroots charity working with local people for local people. Their goal is social, economic and environmental justice.

Learn how London Citizens trains people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds to take action together for change. You will be inspired by the breadth of their work, and thrilled to hear how individual citizens are being empowered to have a big impact in their community.

London Citizens has trained more than 2000 community leaders since 1996. Their membership includes 110 charities, schools, trade unions and faith groups and is still growing.

Their city wide campaigns include:

  • Living Wage – successfully generated an additional $20 million pounds for London’s lowest waged families since 2001.
  • Our Homes, Our London
  • Strangers into Citizens
  • City Safe
  • Governance of London – to engage London’s Mayoral candidates on issues identified by Londoners

“In bringing together different interest groups into a trusted forum to listen to each other and to take action together, we play an active role in breaking down mistrust and suspicion across diverse communities.”

London Citizens has a growing staff team of professional community organizers. They seek to transform community organising into a recognized profession for people who want to bring about transformative change within communities across the UK. All organisers are employed by the CITIZEN ORGANISING FOUNDATION a national charity whose role it is to train, develop, mentor and support organizers.

Who: Deborah Littman from London Citizens
When: January 12 at 6.30 p.m.
Where: 10 Carden Street
Admission: Suggested Donation of $10.00 (Contact the GCL at info@guelphcivicleague.ca to reserve a place)
Brought to you by Guelph Civic League

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We started our first show of 2009 with an interview with Annie O’Donoghue, President of the Guelph Civic League about their cool new civic space, 10 Carden Street.

We also welcomed into the studio, Amie Melnychuk and Sarah Glover, directors of the 15th Environmental Science Symposium taking place Saturday, January 10, 2009 in Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph.

This year’s symposium explores the theme of “Towards Climate Positive,” expanding on the concept of carbon neutrality and helping to develop an optimistic approach to dealing with climate change.

Key speakers include Sarah Harmer, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, David Noble and representatives from the University of Guelph and the Guelph community.

Fleet Foxes, Sun It Rises from Fleet Foxes
Chynna Lewis, My Wind from Fire
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues (Live) from At the Barricades Vol 1

Listen to the show:

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blogxmas2I was fortunate to be able to interview several well-known Guelphites about their holiday plans and hopes for 2009 in preparation for our December 17 Royal City Rag Holiday Special.

Unfortunately we were not able to play all the interviews on the show.

For your pleasure, we’ve decided to include all of the interviews here.

Expect to see a full interview with Annie O’Donoghue of the Guelph Civic League discussing their new space at 10 Carden St published around the turn of the year.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all from Royal City Rag!

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Building Local Resilience to Climate Change and Peak Oil

Transition Guelph, a citizen initiative to build local resilience to peakoil and climate change, will be the topic of an informational meeting and discussion planned for December 1 at 7 p.m. at 10 Carden Street.

We hope you will join us; all are welcome and we hope to hear from many who are already working for positive environmental and social change in our city. 

Transition Guelph is modelled on the Transition Town experience introduced in Britain and inspiring change in communities around the world. 

Transition Guelph’s aim is to complement existing endeavours like the Community Energy Plan by encouraging Guelphites from all sectors to respond to the challenges and opportunities of reducing ourcarbon footprint.

Given the urgency of the issues, we cannot afford to wait for national and international action.The initiative is founded in the belief that a common commitment fuelled by Guelph’s wide range of creativity, actions already underway, and strong sense of community can overcome the challenges and build a future that iseven more connected, more vibrant, more economically healthy and more in touch with our environment than today.

For more information:
Sally Ludwig, (519) 731-3169, sludwig@golden.net
Chris Mills, (519) 731-3169, cmills@golden.net

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