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Elora Festival & Singers 2018 Annual Giant Book Sale

Booklovers:  The Elora Festival & Singers' 30th Annual Giant Book Sale is Friday May 4 (5 9pm), Saturday May 5 (9:30 am-5 pm), and Sunday May 6 (9:30 am-4 pm). Browse 60+ thousand gently-read adult and children’s books, music, cds and games. Come to the Elora Curling Club on David St West. $5.00 admission Friday night only, with a voucher redeemable in books Sunday afternoon.www.elorafestival.ca/booksale


G2G Rail Trail Meeting Invitation




Hello Fellow G2G Supporters!

Since our first Spring On The Trail event in 2010, G2G Rail Trail Inc. has raised generous amounts of $ to improve the trail.  In 2018 we look forward to a new grassroots fundraiser.

The following newsletter is a quick update on some of the meetings and events to be held in the next couple months. We value your feedback and welcome your attendance.  

You wont want to miss it! 

G2G is truly looking forward to working with all of you very shortly! All your support is greatly appreciated. 

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G2G Rail Trail Experience
Trail User & Stakeholder Informational Meeting
Sunday Mar 25th 2018 @ 1:30PM
Cowbell Brewery, Blyth ON

All users and stakeholders of G2G Rail Trail Inc. are invited to attend an informational meeting on March 25th, at Cowbell Brewery in Blyth, Ontario at 1:30pm. Executive Coordinator and Board of Directors for G2G Rail Trail Inc. will host this meeting along with local Trail Advisory Committees, MOU Partners, local Media and RTO4.

Please join us upstairs in Threshers Hall for networking with refreshments and light food (Alcoholic Beverages not included). 
Should you have any questions regarding this event, please email Grace Vanden Heuvel: grace@g2grailtrail.com 

Agenda Topics

1.     Introductions and organizational structure

2.     History, current plan and future planning

3.     Events and Marketing

4.     Operations and “on the ground” updates

5.     Financing Projects and Grants

6.     Strategic Development Planning

7.     Stakeholder Input and Q&A

Not only do we encourage your participation at strategy and planning meetings, but we are also looking for volunteers to join our operation and events team this summer. We look forward to sharing these positions with you and building one rock solid team

International Plowing Match Donation

It was sincere gratitude that Grace Vanden Heuvel,  Executive Coordinator, G2G Rail Trail Inc. accepted Gerry Wheeler, IPM Chair – Tented City generous donation of $2000.  Now that G2G Rail Trail Inc  is open from end to end our primary goal is to continue to improve the rail trail corridor between Guelph, ON and Goderich, ON.

Our organization has been humbled by the vast number of supporters like Gerry and IPM who have stepped forward over the past few years. We thank everyone for their support and hope you, your friends and family are able to further enjoy this trail as we move forward with the financial support.

Accepted on the 7th of March in the Year 2018.

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Community involvement is a huge focus for us, we hope to involve as many businesses, locals, tourists, groups and clubs as we possibly can. How awesome is it that we can bring so many people together from Goderich to Guelph all by connection of the trail.

Registration Now OPEN
 
#CanadaRidesG2G
Friday June 29th, 2018 – Monday July 2nd, 2018

4 Day Rail Trail Ride on Canada Day Long Weekend. 
This will be a challenging ride from the Guelph area to Lake Huron and back!

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Events you Won't Want to Miss
This spring we are coming at you with great opportunities to get participating in events and live a healthy and safe lifestyle; motivating you off the couch and into the community.

Annual SOTT Get off the Couch and on the Trail  May 12, 2018 (SAT)
Come celebrate spring on the trail with our annual season opener – Spring on the Trail!  SOTT is every communities chance to get on the trail and welcome those who use the trail. Local businesses, clubs, committees, etc will have fun activities along the trail as a chance to meet and greet the trail users. More info to follow. 

G2G Dr. P Ahuja Memorial Golf Tournament June 6th, 2018 (WED)
Always a fun day at the beautiful Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Whack a ball around the course, win a prize, raise money.  Registration starts at 11 am, boxed lunch and steak dinner included. This will be the 7th year our local supporters have joined together to help improve the Kissing Bridge section of the G2G Rail Trail.

Canada Rides G2G – 4 Day Rail Trail Ride   June 29th – July 2nd, 2018 (FRI – MON)
Annually the Week of Canada Day Long Weekend – 
127 km of pure Canadian trail waiting to be filled with celebratory strides and rides.  This year we invite you to ride the distance with a whole bunch of like-minded folks. The ride will be include staging areas for those who wish to camp, a SAG vehicle for hauling gear, emergency services and a mobile bike repair vehicle. You don't have to leave SWO to explore on your bike!
Even if you can't join us we still challenge you to do the full 127km (150km with detours) this year. 

Annual BBQ and General Meeting  July 18, 2018 (WED)
Learn what's happened on the trail over the past year and where it will be going in the next. A great evening out to share your enthusiasm for the trail!  Save the date and watch for details. The final location will be announced in our next newsletter. 

 

 

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If there are any concerns, issues, or problems related to the Rail Trail lands or crossings of the provincially owned Goderich to Guelph corridor please submit a brief explanation along with your full contact information directly G2G Rail Trail Inc. in writing. G2G Rail trail Inc. is committed to facilitating all communication necessary to aid in the resolution of any submitted documents.

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Crawl, walk, run, cross country ski, snowshoe, 3 legged race, hike, bike, coach and train, observe, socialize and learn.  The options are endless year round and with spring just around the corner G2G encourages everyone to be part of over 127km of safe passage.  The organization is committed to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity. No matter your physical shape, accessibility, race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, we support participation and the enjoyment of the lifestyle of the trail.

 Please continue to support with your donations.

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Local Trail Profile
Up to the Challenge...
Meeting the People on Your Trail
 

Did you bike your 150 during Canada’s 150?  Seventy-five year old Jim Bauman sure did – he averages at least 5000 km per year on his wheels.  No that is not a typo – Five. Thousand.  Part of that was indeed the entire G2G Rail Trail and he generously shared his experiences with us.

As a member of the Easy Riders cycling group and a cycling enthusiast extraordinaire, Jim is out on the trails or the roads almost every snowless day.  He has always enjoyed biking, and has often done longer trips with his wife and friends in West Virginia, around Lake Ontario’s 120km Waterfront Trail as well as touring around Lake Erie and the P’tit Trail du Nord in Quebec just to name a few.

Jim discovered the Kissing Bridge Trailway (KBT) nearly 25 years ago when he and his family moved spitting distance from it and he’s been a regular on the trail ever since.  He’ll often ride from Elmira to Guelph or Millbank, meeting at the turnaround for a meal date with his wife before heading back but until a G2G newsletter about #Canadarides150 and the IPM by the trail in Walton this past September hadn’t realized riding the entire G2G was a possibility. 

Although he has done over 100km in one day on paved roads this past summer he decided to break it down in chunks.  
The first leg was McNaught Line to Blyth and contained one detour that has since happily become unnecessary with the opening of the Blyth Brook Bridge in the fall.

Going from Blyth to Goderich he was able to experience the unique vista from the Mennesetung Bridge overlooking the Maitland River and out to the shore of Lake Huron.
Elmira to Millbank is old hat to Jim, but the next sections from Millbank to Milverton and the on to Walton were more of a challenge and also provided the most memorable moments of his G2G ride.  Since he completed his ride there have been more bridges installed at Monkton and Millbank making the route more easily passable by bike but at the time he roughed it over a few fences and detoured again in Walton.  It was also on the Perth Harvest Pathway that he shared the trail with a group of Mennonite children on scooters with fat tires as well as a herd of sheep!

After completing all sections of the G2G Jim shared his journey with us and made suggestions for improvements along the trail to ease the passage for future riders, including himself – he plans on doing the whole trail again in a two day trip as soon as it is fully connected. 
Thanks Jim – Happy Trails!!
 

Milverton Kiosk Project Completed 

In early December with the help of local Steward Group – The Milverton Lions Club, the installation of another kiosk was completed in Milverton at the trail-head located just off CPR Drive. This kiosk will enhance accessibility to the trail and help to promote, educate and increase public use of the Perth Harvest Pathway section. Once all phases are complete with signage and maps, trail users who live in or visit this community will be greeted with information about the trail, way-finding information for the area, and a resting point. This project was made possible with a grant from our partner the Stratford Perth Community Foundation through the International Plowing Match 2005 Fund.

Gateway and G2G Join Forces
New partnership sharing healthy goals

Photo credit Kathleen Smith/Goderich Signal Star

G2G is very excited to formalize a partnership with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health.  Director of Operations Chris Lee met with Gateway director Jay McFarlan last month to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and provide another avenue to support and encourage healthy living in rural Ontario.

Gateway is a non profit research group that directs research and promotion with a goal to improve “the quality of life and overall health” right in G2G’s neighbourhood and we are pleased to find ways to work with them throughout the 13 communities we connect. 
 

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Executive Coordinator

G2G Rail Trial Inc. is proud to welcome Grace Vanden Heuvel 

Hello G2G Newsletter Subscribers,

I am thrilled to be working with G2G Rail Trail Inc.. I am joining the team with enthusiasm, experience and a fresh set of eyes and ears!  Over the next several months there are many projects and events that will have my full attention. As the Executive Coordinator I am supporting the local communities and numerous volunteer board members in planning, administration and funding. I will be working diligently for G2G to ensure the committee, events, maps and charity stays a vibrant part of our local landscape. I look forward to meeting several new faces in 2018 on the trails, in the community, at meetings and events.  Make sure you join our social media pages to stay connected or you can reach me at grace@g2grailtrail.com for any reason.  

Together we are building bridges and connecting local communities while developing safe and accessible trails.

Thank you,

Grace Vanden Heuvel

Events you Won't Want to Miss
This Spring we are coming at you with great opportunities to get participating in events and live a healthy and safe lifestyle; motivating you off the couch and into the community.
#golf4G2G
Wednesday June 6th, 2018
Dr. Ahuja Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Proceeds will go to expanding the Middlebrook Memorial Garden
Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club 5700 Wellington County Rd 86, Ariss, ON  

#CanadaRidesG2G
Friday June 29th, 2018 – Monday July 2nd, 2018

4 Day Rail Trail Ride on Canada Day Long Weekend. 
This will be a GREAT ride from the Guelph area to Lake Huron and back!
Please let us know if you (and your Club/Family) is interested: info@g2grailtrail.com
Cost per Rider, Routes and Registration to be announced shortly

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To get all the G2G news when it happens, including:

1st Annual G2G Fall Colours Ride 

Sunday October 22nd, 2017, G2G proudly hosted its first Fall Colours Fundraising Ride for Hospital and Hospice.   Thirty-four riders took advantage of the gorgeous weather to cycle 28km and raise nearly $11,000.  Twenty percent of the funds raised will be put towards the trail while the remainder to the essential works of the AMGH Hospital Foundation and the Huron Residential Hospice.

Milverton Trail-head

Hardworking volunteers from G2G, Stratford Perth Community Foundation and Milverton Lions Club joined forces in early December to build and install a new kiosk for your information and resting pleasure!  Maps to follow later this year…

Bridges

Just a quick “humble brag” to remind you of the three new bridges that were installed along the G2G last year in Walton, Monkton and Millbank.  Plans are underway for even more bridges over the next 2-3 years as we keep moving forward to our ultimate goal:  147 km of fully accessible, safe and healthy rail trail.  In case you wanted to see it again, here’s a link to our video of the Blyth Brook Bridge in Walton. Enjoy!
https://vimeo.com/232819829

Volunteer with Us!

The G2G Rail Trail Experience is physically made up of three distinct trail sections within four counties and includes 13 communities.

The Experience also consists of the communication, education and events on the trail.  It takes much time and effort to coordinate this backdrop to the trail and we need more help! 

If you have time and skills to help with newsletter writing, social media marketing, event coordination and other enthusiasm ambassador roles please contact us at:  volunteer@g2grailtrail.com 

Currently we are looking for individuals for who would like the share their time and experience in; 

G2G Rail Trail Charitable Foundation – Board Members
G2G Rail Trial Events – Community Chairs & Captains
G2G Rail Trail Financials – Commitee Members
G2G Rail Trail Operations – Commitee Members and Trail Rangers

If you would like to volunteer specifically to help with the physical trail work parties to improve the trial, please email the contact for the section of trial in which you are interested; 

Kissing Bridge Trailway
Section: From Guelph to Millbank
Contact: Mike Curtis

Perth Harvest Pathway

IMPORTANT SOCAN Reporting

Hi Programmers!
First, I'm sorry if you get two of these emails….We are working with the new email system and I'm still figuring it out. I think I did it right but haven't received it yet.
Anyways, Tomorrow starts SOCAN reporting! (sorry for the late notice)
A few things to keep in mind. We need to play 33% Canadian and only 40% hits.
If your show is Tomorrow (Wednesday), Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Please send me your set list. I need the following information:
Date | Song Title | Performer | Composer |
FYI – we will be loading up Airtime also, so if you are in the studio just be aware that something might start playing during your time slot. You will need to turn that dial down.
Thanks! Please send your set lists to me!


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

283 Duke St W, Unit 114b
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 3X7

Fwd: Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month Media Kick-Off Invitation

This is a call for media representatives. Let me know if you would like to attend as a programmer for CKMS.
Thanks,
Nat

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kaitlynn Barrett (Waterloo-Wellington Community Office) <Kaitlynn.Barrett@ontario.cancer.ca>
Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month Media Kick-Off Invitation
To: "office@soundfm.ca" <office@soundfm.ca>

Good morning,

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Kaitlynn Barrett
Community Fundraising Specialist
519.249.0074 ext. 3147
Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo – Wellington Community Office

 

 

 

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Interview and On-Air ticket give-away!!

Hello fellow CKMS programmers!! 
Blacktop Records has reached out to us to schedule a possible live interview with Spenny from the show Kenny vs. Spenny! 
Please let me Know if you are interested and I will forward your time slot of availability to their coordinator that does the scheduling. 
Also, we are getting 3 pairs of tickets to their upcoming show on Jan 27 if you are interested in doing an on-air give away for your show please "reply" (just to me) saying interested. 
If we have more than three programmers get back to me by next Wednesday we will do a draw for the shows and tickets on the following day. 
Please let me know by next Wednesday. And also, remind me of your show time and name of your radio show! 
Cheers and Good Luck!! 
Cam
CKMS Director at Large 

PUB CAROLS WITH THE ORANGE PEEL CAROLLERS SUNDAY DECEMBER 17TH, 2017, Cambridge ON

The Mill Race Folk Society

 presents

pub carols with the orange peel carollers Sunday December 17th, 2017 from 2-5pm at

the KIWI, 47 dickson st, cambridge (galt)

 

Following a time-honoured tradition from the north of England, a group of local friends under the banner of the Orange Peel Carollers will be gathering on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the KIWI to sing what are known as Village or Pub Carols. 

These carols are not the standard Christmas stock we hear piped into every mall; they are often more boisterous and secular in nature than the familiar fare. 

They have been preserved in the pub environment in several Yorkshire villages for at least the past 200 years. In some cases, these carols were frowned upon by the church of the time, and dropped from the order of service. They were sometimes retained by only one congregation, village, or family and were held with great pride and even jealousy. Pub carols are regaining popularity in England. 

The Pub carolling tradition in Canada was started in Ottawa around 1990 and has proven quite popular there. 

The song book the group will use for several of the carols is a publication from the Ottawa Folklore Centre entitled The Canadian Pub Caroller. It combines traditional English carols with some long-forgotten early Canadian hymns and carols. 

The Orange Peel Carollers like to think that they are doing their part to maintain the tradition and help it take root our local area. 

Most of the carols will be unfamiliar to modern ears, but with their folky sound and rousing choruses, some are very easy to learn. Other songs will be more familiar, but with a twist. 

If you would like to hear more, or better yet come out and sing along with the group, they invite you to join them at the KIWI, 47 Dickson St, Cambridge (Galt) from 2 P.m. to 5 P.M.  A

dmission if Free, but donations for the carollers are welcome.

THE KIWI, 47 dickson st, cambridge (galt)

#theplacetobe kiwigastropub.com

presented by THE MILL RACE FOLK SOCIETY

www.millracefolksociety.com

www.grandriverfolk.org

https://twitter.com/@MillRaceFest

https://www.facebook.com/MillRaceFolkSociety

Contact: Kevin Swayze, publicity co-ordinator 226-924-4237

December 7 Radiothon brings hope to local children, youth and families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA RELEASE

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the CHYM Tree of Hope Radiothon, bringing hope to local children, youth and families

 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CF Fairview Park

 

Kitchener – December 4, 2017 – For 25 years, the CHYM Tree of Hope Radiothon has given people the chance to hear about families, children and youth in our community who have faced big challenges – and how Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region, and generous community members who have contributed to its Foundation, have helped them heal, learn and grow.

 

On December 7, local families will share moving stories on air as part of the Radiothon.

 

·       You’ll hear from Kalsoom, whose son developed better social skills and a more positive outlook thanks to a special theatre program he was enrolled in.

·       You’ll learn about how the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program helped one teen heal after she endured years of abuse.  

·       An adoptive father will describe how he and his wife made the decision to adopt an older child – and the joy she has brought into their lives.

 

The Family & Children’s Services Foundation is encouraging community members to consider making a donation so that these important programs will continue to be available all year long to those who need the extra support. It all comes together for one amazing day of caring that makes a big difference in the lives of families, children and youth.

 

Special guests will join us throughout the day, with opportunities for photos in our photo booth, including:

 

6 a.m. to 9 a.m. – CHYM Drive for Hope – Live with Brady, Adele & Tara

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Meet princess characters from Fairytale Parties

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – KW Titans answer the phones

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Special guests Jayna Hefford, five-time women’s hockey Olympic medalist, Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Kitchener City Councillor Dave Schnider

3 to 6 p.m. – CHYM Drive for Hope – Live with Mark Paine

 

Listen live to CHYM 96.7 or come to CF Fairview Park mall to see it all happening live with CHYM 96.7’s Brady, Adele and Tara (6-9 a.m.) and Mark Paine (3-6 p.m.). There is no minimum donation and any amount helps. One day can make a difference to families in our community.

 

With your help and support, there’s hope. To donate to the CHYM Tree of Hope, please call 519-748-TREE (8733), drop by the mall to make a donation in person, or donate online at www.chymtreeofhope.com

 

 

Thank you to the many caring community members who have generously donated over the last 25 years. We are so grateful for your continued support of children and families in Waterloo Region. Special thanks to CHYM for continuing to open its heart and airwaves to benefit local families and children.

 

 

About Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region

 

Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region works together with families, their supports and our communities for the safety and well-being of children. The Family & Children’s Services Foundation helps provide programs and services to help children and families heal, learn and grow, that aren’t covered through government funding. Find out more about the Family & Children’s Services Foundation and the families they serve at www.facswaterloo.org or about the CHYM Tree of Hope at www.chymtreeofhope.com

 

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Media contact:

Tanya Sood

Senior Manger of Communications

Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region

(519) 576-0540  x 2692

tanya.sood@facswaterloo.org

 

 

Tanya Sood 
Senior Manager of Communications
t:  519-576-0540 x 2692   
f:  519-576-4709
www.facswaterloo.org
65 Hanson Ave., Kitchener, ON, N2C 2H6
  

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Golden MP3 Awards!

Hi Programmers,

It is that time of year again! GOLDEN MP3 AWARD voting time! Here is the history of the awards! Submit your votes! votes for your own show are never a bad thing! 😉

If you are new to the station I will provide the history of the award and each year it seems a new award is added to the bunch. If you have a new award they are also welcome. Please only reply to me so that we don’t flood peoples email with the dozens and dozen of votes:

Best Community Oriented Show
2013 – DJ Zach Highbrau
2014 – Moses Bogart 
2015 – DJ Carmelo
2016 – Underground Sound Project
2017 – ???

Local Liason – similar to above
2013 – Non-Toxic Airwaves
2014 – Coral FM
2015 – Coral FM
2016 – Interzone
2017 – ???

Freshest Beats (shows within their first 3 years)
2013 – Friday Night Rockabilly
2014 – The Electrifying Sessions
2015 – The Lost Indie City
2016 – Ska Party

SoundFM Soldiers – 2 awards for behind the scenes station work
2013 – Dan Keller & Nat Persaud (station move)
2014 – Mark C. & Dan (CRTC license renual)
2015 – Mark C & Nat (station move)
2016 – Nat & Cam (station events)
2017 – ??? & ???

Best or Worst Moustache
2013 – DJ JD
2014 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2015 – Interstellar Sam
2016 – Uncle Doobie
2017 – ???

DJ AdRock Memorial Award for exceptional DJing
2012 – DJ Steel
2013 – DJ Saviour
2014 – The Nattyphysicist
2015 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2016 – Moses Bogart
2017 – ???

Best Classic Show (3+ years running)
2013 – Mano A Mano
2014 – Mano A Mano
2015 – Mano A Mano
2016 – Mano A Mano
2017 – ???? ? ????

Most Original Program
2014 – The Agriculture Show
2015 – Blue Sky Horse Radio & Thanks for Listening to our show
2016 – Radio Absurdica
2017 – ???

Best Show Graphic (poster)
2015 – Audio Tsunami
2016 – Street Hop & Souljah Session
2017 – ??? (new 102.7 logo year)

FUNdraiser of the year
2016 – DJ Moses Bogart
2017 – ????

Best Culturally Diverse Show
2016 – Caribbean Spice
2017 – ????

 

Anyways, submit your votes! We will release the results in January!

I'm also going to be counting down the best releases of the year! If you know of something good that was released this year please let me know!


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

283 Duke St W, Unit 114b
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 3X7

The Holidays at Kultrun


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The Holiday Season at Kultrun Market 

Tapestry of Life Exhibit * Giving Tuesday * Gift Baskets 
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Arpillera – Tapestry of Life Exhibit Closing Ceremony

Friday December 1 from 4pm to 6pm 
Seven Shores Cafe 10 Regina St N Waterloo 

Come see these beautiful arpilleras (tapestries) created by women in our community. Created as a response to the question "what does freedom mean to you?", these art pieces are on display at Seven Shores Community Café until December 1st. Join us for the closing ceremony of the exhibition as we enjoy coffee or tea and listen to a storyteller tell us about the pieces. Read more

Giving Tuesday 

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is your chance to give back to your community. Giving Tuesday (November 28th) is a Canadian movement where companies and individuals renew their commitment to their causes and support their favourite charities. Be part of this movement which is creating positive impact on communities across Canada. Make a donation to Neruda Arts today.

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Buy your Holiday Gifts
at Kultrun Market 

Get a unique gift customized to your budget while supporting local and ethical business

Visit us at 8 Regina St N Waterloo

Neruda Arts gratefully acknowledges our operating supporters:

Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Neruda Arts This Friday Open House

  spacer Neruda Arts Logo spacerNovember 2017

Holiday Open House
at Kultrun Market 

Friday November 24
from 4pm to 9pm 

8 Regina St N Waterloo 

Join us at our first collective open house with our partners Fearless Heart Yoga, Seven Shores Cafe, Torchlight Tattoo and our very own Kultrun Market. We will have giveaways, music, food and much more.

Hot Chocolate / Alfajores Sampling / Ice-Cream / Free Gift Wrapping

Bring your family, get your passport and visit each place. 
When you're done, collect your goodie bag!!!!!

Neruda Arts gratefully acknowledges our operating supporters:

Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Workshop for Sport Instructors and Coaches

For Immediate release  until Dec 13 


Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+

 A FREE Workshop for Sport Instructors and Coaches

 The KW Sports Council has partnered with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to offer a free physical literacy training workshop for Instructors and Coaches.

 In this workshop you will:

 • Learn what motivates women 55-70+ to be active

• Better understand what helps build confidence/competence

   in physical activity and sport for women 55-70+

• Receive training in NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

• Learn FMS adaptations/considerations for women 55-70+

• Learn about how incorporating FMS can increase physical

 
 Saturday, December 16, 8:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided)

The Family Centre, 200 Ardelt Ave., Kitchener ON N2C 2L9

 No Cost for workshop, materials or FMS training

  To register send an email to Shelley at: purpledog@sympatico.ca

 (limited to first 30participants)

 sponsored by:

Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport

 Coaching Association of Canada

Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council

Media contact:  Shelley Callaghan, Project Manager (CAAWS)

613-324-1798; purpledog@sympatico.ca


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G2G Rail Trail Experience – Ribbon Cutting



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Come out and join G2G Rail Trail Inc., RTO4 and Huron County in celebrating a wonderful working partnership as we officially open the new Blyth Brook Bridge. 

Over the last 5 years more than $500,000 in local support funding has been coordinated to improve the G2G Rail Trail Experience.

 Please continue to support with your donations.

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Ribbon Cutting and Presentation
Join us on the Trail, then back at Cowbell Brewery

If you have seen our video – you MUST be curious! The most recent bridge installation, located between Limekiln Line and Sandhill Line (just outside Blyth, ON) was a challenging and rewarding project. 

Now you’re invited to be a part of it! Bring out any trail enthusiast or stakeholder you can convince to take that last walk out on the trail before the snow flies!

Please accept this invitation to join us to commemorate Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail’s (G2G) newly installed Blyth Brook Bridge at our Celebration of the Trail: The Blyth Brook Bridge Ribbon Cutting Event! 

The G2G Rail Trail Experience has been built on the former CP rail line decommissioned in 1988 and acquired by the Province in 1990.  Local trail enthusiasts, naturalists, the County of Huron County, Perth County, Wellington County, the Region of Waterloo and MTCS’ Regional Tourism Unit RTO4 the have all invested more than $2 million dollars towards the goal of creating Canada’s longest fully accessible off-road trail system of 127 km’s from Guelph to Goderich.

Event Details
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 11:00am

11:15am – Ribbon Cutting on the trail (Coordinates 43.75099, -81.50425)
Parking along Limekiln Line, Auburn, ON is encouraged, with the bridge being a 10-minute walk from the trail entrance.
(The weather is looking grey, so please dress appropriately for the walk out to the bridge)

12:00pm – Reception at Cowbell Brewing Company (40035 Blyth Rd, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0)
Brewery Tours and Tastings are available downstairs following the presentation. 

We look forward to celebrating with you our dream of building bridges, connecting communities.
 

Major accomplishments along the G2G Rail Trail over the past 3 years include clearing over 60 km of the trail and the constructions of 5 bridges. The Blyth Brook Bridge, installed just weeks ago, is the newest contribution. This event aims to celebrate and recognize the work of the communities throughout the region who continue to work hard to build support and momentum for the last big push: replacement of the three major river valley bridges.

Background and Additional Details

The village of Blyth, where the reception will be held, is an industrious and active community. In May, the totally renovated Blyth Memorial Hall was unveiled. Home to the Iconic Blyth Festival, the hall opened its doors to festival patrons and community entertainment in June 2017. Additionally, The Cowbell Brewing Company opened amid much fanfare in August 2017. One of a kind, this destination brewing company chose to locate and support the local Blyth economy. It is the world’s first closed loop brewery and the first carbon neutral brewery in North America. 

The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity is refining its plan to be a significant player in Blyth as a hub for cultural and rural community development, challenging the definitions of rural and how it impacts creativity. The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity offers programs and experiences that build skills and creative partnerships, as well as leveraging opportunities for social entrepreneurship. The reception in Blyth offers the potential to celebrate the economic transformation going on in Blyth where all players, including the G2G trail, are playing an important role.
 

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Meeting the People on Your Trail
 

You might have seen them on the trail this morning, breezing through with a cheery smile and a friendly wave.  If you’re a regular on the Kissing Bridge Trailway section of the G2G it’s likely you’ve even seen them more than once.

As long as the weather is halfway decent and the snow stays away, Marg and Jim Blackler are on their bikes at least 5 days of the week and many of those days you’ll find them riding the KBT.  At 67 and 69 respectively, their endurance rivals that of cyclists a quarter their age – last year they logged over 5000 km on various trails throughout Ontario.

Being too busy through their working and child-rearing years, they only came into their new ‘lifestyle’ after Jim’s retirement 12 years ago.  Marg decided they needed a hobby that kept them active and settled on biking.  “Being in nature opens up your brain, it’s just a great way to start your day,” she enthuses, “Even with whatever the weather brings you can say, ‘That was a good ride!’”

The Guelph couple do sections on different trails but find the G2G Rail Trail convenient, with easy access to parking and locations where they can take breaks.  Riding anywhere from a 20 to 40 km loop, the Blacklers take a break halfway for a bite to eat and a rest before heading back.  They really appreciate having countryside trails on their rides for the landscape and for the safety.  On one of their trips earlier this year Marg was knocked over by a car in Elmira and spend 8 weeks recovering before hopping back on the proverbial horse.  Since then they have been taking it ‘easy’, only doing 20-25km per day and holding off on the longer rides for a little while longer until Marg is fully confident she has recovered her previous stamina.

Marg and Jim show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Jim is especially looking forward to the day they can ride the trail from downtown Guelph and out of the city without having to go on a road at all.  He’d like to do a mini holiday along the G2G spending a few days on the trail exploring and staying en route.  They’ve adjusted their bikes for long distance comfort – crank forward hybrids, slightly recumbent with noseless seats – and are not at all daunted by such a challenge.

The Blacklers praise the trail for encouraging people of all ages – seniors, young families, all skill levels – to “get out and get active, to enjoy Canada and be healthy.” They’re even training the younger generations: their 4 year old granddaughter rode with them for 9km this summer.  With frequent check ins and breaks she proudly showed them what an inspiration they are.
 

NEW POSITION OPEN 
Executive Coordinator

G2G Rail Trial Inc. is looking for an individual to work directly for the organization. This would be a robust Part-Time position suitable for someone who exhibits deep multi-tasking skills, a very good understanding of cloud computing and social media, familiarity with all aspects of multi-use trail systems and MUST be able to work on-site in north Waterloo, ON. 
Volunteers Needed!
Board of Directors Positions are available

The G2G Rail Trail Experience is physically made up of three distinct trail sections within four counties and includes 13 communities.

The Experience also consists of the communication, education and events on the trail.  It takes much time and effort to coordinate this backdrop to the trail and we need more help! 

If you have time and skills to help with newsletter writing, social media marketing, event coordination and other enthusiasm ambassador roles please contact us at:  volunteer@g2grailtrail.com 

Currently we are looking for individuals for who would like the share their time and experience in; 

G2G Rail Trail Charitable Foundation – Board Members
G2G Rail Trial Events – Community Chairs & Captains
G2G Rail Trail Financials – Commitee Members
G2G Rail Trail Operations – Commitee Members

If you would like to volunteer specifically to help with the physical trail work parties to improve the trial, please email the contact for the section of trial in which you are interested; 

Kissing Bridge Trailway
Section: From Guelph to Millbank
Contact: Mike Curtis

Perth Harvest Pathway
Section: From Millbank to Monkton
Contact: Joel Phelan

Lake Huron Route
Section: Walton to Goderich
Contact: Grant Dawson
 

Dates to Remember

Annual SOTT Get off the Couch and on the Trail May 12, 2018
Come celebrate spring on the trail with our annual season opener – Spring on the Trail!  Kiosks at communities throughout the trail – save the date and watch for details!

Kissing Bridge "Day on the Course" June 6th, 2018
Always a fun day at the beautiful Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Whack a ball around the course, win a prize, raise money.  Registration starts at 11 am, boxed lunch and steak dinner included.

G2G End2End Challenge  #CanadaRides150 #CanadaWalks150  Annually the Week of July 1st, 2018 – 127 km of pure Canadian trail waiting to be filled with celebratory strides and rides.  Hike or ride for a section or go the distance on this special Canada 2017 challenge. Can you do the full 127km (150km with detours) this year?

Annual BBQ and General Meeting  Wednesday July 4, 2018
Learn what's happened on the trail over the past year and where it will be going in the next. A great evening out to share your enthusiasm for the trail!  Save the date and watch for details.

 

 

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Waterloo Public Library’s After Hours @ The Library fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2017

 

Meet your favourite Canadian authors at Waterloo Public Library’s annual fundraiser

 

On Friday, November 17th, Waterloo Public Library will be holding its 4th annual fundraiser,
After Hours @ The Library. In celebration of Canada 150, this year’s event will give attendees the chance to get “up close and personal” with a few of our favourite Canadian authors.

 

Waterloo Public Library is thrilled to welcome writers Ian Hamilton, Donna-Marie Pye, Andrew Pyper and Carrie Snyder to our Main Library for an extraordinary evening of conversation, food and drink. Attendees can chat with authors, mingle
over cocktails (our Information Services desk makes a great bar!) and indulge in delicious canapés and desserts.

 

Each year, After Hours @ The Library receives incredible support from local businesses, restaurants and caterers in the form of food sponsorship and prize donations.

 

“We are extremely thankful for the dedicated support of our community partners who, year after year, donate generously to our fundraiser” says Laurie Clarke, Waterloo Public Library’s CEO. “Without them, this event wouldn’t be possible.
We sincerely appreciate their commitment to supporting the library and helping us in not only raising funds but creating a unique event that brings the community together.”

 

Since its inception in 2014, this dynamic fundraiser has been incredibly successful and this year’s event promises to be the biggest one yet. With draw prizes valued at over $5,000, a Silent Auction that features two tickets to anywhere
in the world WestJet flies, and appetizers from Bhima’s Warung, e.v.o Kitchen, Famoso, Just Love Pie, Little Mushroom Catering and Winnie’s Gluten-Free Kitchen, this event is a perfect opportunity to enjoy an exciting evening in Uptown Waterloo and find out
what happens at the library “after hours”. 

 

Tickets for After Hours @ The Library are $50 each and include canapés and one drink ticket. To see full details and purchase tickets, please visit afterhours.wpl.ca.

 

Sandi Hall

Specialist, Marketing and Communications |  Waterloo Public Library

E: shall@wpl.ca    P: 519.886.1310 x157    TTY: 1.866.786.3941
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Bullying Ends Here Shortlisted As A ‘Top Ten’ Charity For Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

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BULLYING ENDS HERE SHORTLISTED AS A ‘TOP TEN’ CHARITY FOR ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY
Public Encouraged to vote for Bullying Ends Here through Industrial Alliance Website

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – Bullying Ends Here and its founder, Tad Milmine, are asking the public for their votes, as the organization vies to win the #1 spot and a $125,000 prize, courtesy of Industrial Alliance, among a group of “Top 10” not-for-profit organizations from across Canada.

For the month of November, the public is being kindly asked to vote for the charity they believe is the most deserving of $125,000.

Bullying Ends Here President and Founder Tad Milmine says: “Thanks so much to Industrial Alliance for this phenomenal opportunity. It is an honour to stand alongside these 9 organizations, each of whom is doing critically important work in communities across the country.”

He adds: “Winning would allow Bullying Ends Here to spend more time in communities, speaking to youth. It would help us reach those that need it most and it would allow us to continue with not only changing lives, but saving them, so we would appreciate your vote.”

Since starting the organization four years ago, Tad has shared his anti-bullying message with over 250,000 youth around the world and has combatted bullying in all forms across the country.

Tad adds: “You can vote once per email address and every vote truly counts. Being able to continue to reach youth and discuss the topics of bullying is invaluable. With your vote, you can help inspire and save these children.”

Voting ends on November 30th and the winner will be announced on December 11th. The public can vote both on the Bullying Ends Here website, or at the Industrial Alliance website.

To encourage voting, Tad is also offering an exciting prize pack to one lucky voter.

About Bullying Ends Here

Calgary Police Constable Tad Milmine spent his teenage years a victim of bullying. In 2011, after reading about the suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley, an openly gay Ontario youth bullied relentlessly for his sexuality, Tad was inspired to take his personal struggle public. He is the founder of Bullying Ends Here and travels across the world speaking with young people about the real effects of bullying. He has spoken all across North America and Europe and has reached close to 250,000 youth in person. Tad has received universal acclaim for the work that he does, including the inaugural Kaleidoscope of Hope Award. For more information about the foundation, visit www.bullyingendshere.ca and follow Tad on Twitter @tadmilmine.

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