May is Museum Month, and when you visit the Guelph and Wellington County Museums, you'll be entered into a draw for great prize baskets and a stay at Langdon Hall. For more information, visit guelphmuseums.ca
You are invited to the Centre Wellington Community Studio, where you can learn, create and share. There is a different assortment of classes, from pickling to knitting, to making your own soap products. These classes and workshops are unique. Most importantly, they are affordable for the families of Wellington County. There are new classes every week! To get more information, visit their website, www.cwcommunitystudio.com
The Door has a bin for “e-waste” recycling at their 280 St. Patrick Street West location in Fergus. You can drop off all of your electronic waste, with the exception of microwaves.
The Wellington County Museum presents the Tarot Lovers Works of Heart Exhibit. It focuses on The Lovers card of the tarot deck with over 45 artists work being displayed.
The Upper Grand District School Board cares about the climate in our schools and well-being of students and staff. They invite grade 4 to 12 students and their parents to share their thoughts on the learning environment and relationships at their schools. To do the anonymous survey, please visit https://www.ugdsb.ca/ and click the School Climate survey link under Board News.
Make sure you’re on the voting list for this year’s municipal election and that your information is up to date and accurate. Just visit https://www.voterlookup.ca/
The Queen's Fancy in Elora is a depot for Pet Sweater Beds and Scarves, which will get donated to the Fearless and Happy Animal Sanctuary. For details about the beds and scarves, visit The Queen's Fancy Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JustMeTheQueen/
The Lions for Groves Initiative is hosting a cash draw for the Diabetes & Patient Education Centre in the new Groves Hospital and you could win! 1st prize is $2,500, 2nd prize is $1,000, and 3rd prize is $500, plus there are 10 draws of $100 each, and tickets are only $5! You can get your tickets in the morning at the Fergus Zehrs on April 21st or at Freshco on April 28th. The draw will be held June 30th at 6 pm at the Arthur Community Centre.
From April 25 through June 10, you are invited to “Zoongeheshkwaad”, a student Art Show, inspired by Indigenous artists. Students from the Upper Grand District School Board will be displaying their work at the Wellington County Museum, on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. Contact the Museum for hours of operation. For more information, please visit: https://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/zoongeheshkwaad.aspx
The Fly Fishing Canada 16th Annual National Championship is here in Centre Wellington from June 6th to the 8th. Register to take part. You'll have a great time, and proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington. For full information, visit flyfishingcanada.net
The Fergus Lions Club, members of the “Lions for Groves” initiative, have set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for the Diabetes and Patient Education Area of the New Groves Hospital. The Fergus Lions have pledged $40,000. They welcome support from the community to meet thier goal and are able to provide receipts for donations of $20.00 or more. Please visit www.ferguslionsclub.org for more information.
Get your tickets for Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington Big Split Twenty Six 50/50 draws. The draws are done every 2nd Thursday until December 6 at 8:20 with Erin and Dave on The Grand at 101. Get your tickets at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office on the 2nd floor of the Fergus market Place, Reckless Eric's in Elora, or at Fraberts in Fergus.
Safe Communities Wellington County is looking out for you, and looking for your support. A safe community is one that promotes safe and healthy behaviour, and protects people from hurt and harm. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with Safe Communities Wellington County through partnership or volunteering, contact Program Coordinator Christine Veit at 226-820-1413. Together, we'll make Wellington County the safest community in Canada!
Every day, thousands of students in our region go to school hungry. Studies have shown that a lack of healthy food leads to distraction, making it difficult for students to focus in school. This negatively impacts their grades, and their potential for success. The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington's Food & Friends Program provides funding and support to 107 student nutrition programs in the local area, serving over 15,000 students. With your help, healthy food can be provided to these students. A ten dollar donation provides a nutritious breakfast for 5 hungry students. Give a little, change a lot! Learn more at www.childrensfoundation.org
If you or someone in your family has a problem with gambling, help is available. Gamblers Anonymous can provide help and hope. It's just a phone call away...Call 1-855-222-5542.