Category Archives: Community
Paved with Good Intentions
Please join OPIRG Guelph at their book launch and discussion with Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay, authors of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGOs from idealism to imperialism
7pm, Wednesday, September 25
University Centre (UC) Room 103, University of Guelph
Free Admission / Copies of the book will be available for $20 (Retail price: $25)
”NGOs are as Canadian as hockey,” declared a 1988 Parliamentary report. Few institutions epitomize the foundational Canadian myth of international benevolence like the non-governmental organization devoted to development abroad.
Just how “non-governmental” are organizations that get
A Roadmap for the Future of the Grand River Watershed: Grand River Water Management Plan Wednesday Workshop Series
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
January 23, 2013: Taking action to improve water quality
February 6, 2013: Securing our water supplies
February 20, 2013: Adapting to climate change
The partners of the Grand River Water Management Plan are hosting a series of discussions about key issues affecting the watershed and the actions needed to address them. The feedback received will be used by the partners of the Water Management Plan in their decisions about the actions needed to maintain a healthy watershed.
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Please keep the evening of Monday Nov. 19th free as our AGM will be taking place at the Red Chevron at 7pm. Everyone is welcome – we would love the community’s input on the direction of our organization so if you have any water-related ideas, don’t be shy. See you then!… Read the rest
A huge thank you to everyone who came out Monday night and made the screening of Tapped a huge success! It was a very inspiring event, hearing Maude Barlow from the Council of Canadians speak and meeting so many passionate individuals who care about water conservation and corporate social responsibility. You can view our shoutout in the Guelph Mercury here:
I encourage everyone to join us at Soupstock in Woodbine Park, Toronto on Sunday. October 21st for more action! Soupstock is a culinary mega-fundraiser to stop the Mega-Quarry that would spoil 2,316 acres of pristine farmland in Dufferin … Read the rest
GUELPH, ONTARIO – The 2012 Fresh Water Jamboree will be held at Riverside Park at the Bandshell on Saturday August 4, 2012, from 11am to 11pm.
The Fresh Water Jamboree is an annual one-day family music festival established to help raise awareness about “fresh water” in Wellington County, the province of Ontario and across Canada. Be The Artist, a Guelph-based organization that promotes musicians and environmental initiatives, launched Guelph’s first “green” music festival in 2008. www.freshwater.betheartist.ca
“We’re expecting to see 1000 or 2000 people at the event this year,” says festival organizer Chris Williams. “We’ve had so many local musicians … Read the rest
Join the GRCF and Borealis Grille and Bar for an evening of food and drink – all to support restoration projects along the Grand River and its tributaries.
The annual River Restoration Fundraiser and Brewer’s Feast takes place Monday, July 23rd, at 7pm. Please contact your restaurant of choice to RSVP.
Borealis Restaurant, Kitchener: (519) 219-9007
Borealis Restaurant, Guelph: (519) 265-9007
Woolwich Arrow Pub, Guelph: (519) 836-2875
Proceedes from Borealis Kitchener and Guelph will support the Grand River Conservation Foundation while proceeds from the Woolwich Arrow Pub will support the Speed River Project.
Tickets are $70.00 and are almost sold … Read the rest
for the upcoming webinar to learn more about the recent Ontario Great Lakes needs assessment that was conducted by Freshwater Future and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, with support from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Tides Canada, and the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation.
A copy of the report can be found at the following link:
The webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the assessment and its recommendations and share your feedback on the report. Please forward this invite on to others that may be interested.
You can sign up by visiting http://oglnawebinar.eventbrite.com
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Stay tuned for more information regarding our partnership with The City of Guelph water conservation department and the promotion of water movies. Our first screening, Waterlife, at Casey’s restaurant was a great success.… Read the rest
Hornings Mills ON – For the second year, dozens of artists are gathering in Hornings Mills, north of Shelburne, to capture the landscape threatened by the proposed Highland mega quarry.
The Paint-In ‘At the Headwaters’ is taking place from 11 am to 3pm this Saturday, June 30th at a home on the edge of a small lake in Hornings Mills.
The public is invited to visit the unique property, watch the artists at work, have the chance to purchase art, and enjoy live music and free bus tours of the scenic and historic region known as the Hills of Headwaters.… Read the rest
The Bookshelf in Guelph has 3 showtimes for the Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary that “presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century”.
Movie website http://www.lastcallattheoasis.com/
Showtimes at The Bookshelf
Tuesday June 19th: 9:00 pm
Wednesday June 20th: 9:00 pm
Thursday June 21 6:30 pm … Read the rest