Creativity Picnic will mark official opening of playground at Exhibition Park
Guelph Mercury

GUELPH — Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group is hosting the first ever Creativity Picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 14.

Held in Exhibition Park, the picnic will mark the official opening of the new playground with brief speeches by city officials and members of the community.

The event promises "music, magic and a wee bit of mayhem," and is free and open to everyone.

It will feature performances by local musicians The Funky Mama Trio, as well as a magician and an inflatable gallery from the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.

There will also be face painting, Henna, a story tent, book swap and more activities from the Guelph Civic Museum.

A drop-in children's art studio for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners will also be on hand.

Coffee and treats will be sold at the park.

More information can be found on the group's website,


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Celebrate the World Next Door

Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington and the Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group are partnering to host an event meant to promote intercultural awareness in the community.
The World Next Door, a community celebration of diversity, will take place on Saturday Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Victory Public School.
The event will include performances, a chance to contribute to a cultural mural and try crafts from around the world, “tastes of the world,” and more, a news release said.
The free event will also feature the screening of Immigrant Services’ Digital Journeys video, a project meant to give voice to people in the community who are not normally heard.
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Inter-generational dance coming up

The Downtown Guelph Business Association and the Exhibition Park Neighbourhood group are teaming up to bridge the generation gap with a family dance party during March break.
“The idea is that we will play one song from our generation (’80s, ’90s) and one song from our kids’ generation,” neighbourhood group member Ellyn Lusis said in an email. “So they can find out what teen spirit smells like, and we can find out ‘what did the fox say?’ ”
The party will take place March 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the eBar. Tickets are available at and at The Bookshelf.
Other things happening downtown during the March break include family matinees at 2 p.m. all week long at The Bookshelf, and Dig-In Downtown, where kids can eat free at some of the participating restaurants.
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Trunk sale coming up

The Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group will be helping people get rid of the extra junk in their trunks with a trunk sale on Saturday June 22.
The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victory school, 135 Exhibition St., just down the street from the temporary location of the Guelph Farmers’ Market at Exhibition Arena.
There will be a small charge for a spot in the sale, and tables will not be supplied, a news release said.
For more information, and to book a spot, call 519-767-5750 or email

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