The Centre Wellington Fusion Bantam AE Hockey Team invites you to a fundraising car wash between 9 and noon at Pro Oil in Fergus. Support the team, and leave with a sparkling vehicle.
It’s the McGinn Brothers Big Game for Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington. It’s a 4 on 4 youth ball hockey tournament hosted by Brock, Jamie and Ty McGinn. Watch the action on St. Patrick Street West and be there for the Big Game when randomly selected players get to play with the McGinns and some of their NHL buddies. There’s live music, food trucks, giveaways and autograph signings too.
You're invited to a night of Euchre at the Drayton Legion. Admission is $5. No experience is required, and all are welcome.
You're invited to the “Spirit of the Hills” Family Fun Day in Hillsburgh, between 10 am and 2 pm. The theme is “The Fabulous Fifties, and the day includes a show'n'shine, heritage displays, a bouncy castle, music, games for the kids, vendors, food, and more.
It’s the Peach Social at Victoria Park Senior’s Centre at 150 Albert Street West. Pick up home-baked goods and crafts. Take part in the silent auction, have lunch and take a peach pie home. It runs from 10 am till 1 pm. Proceeds support the Victoria Park Senior’s Centre.
You're invited to a Family Fun Day at the Mission Thrift Store, 525 Maple Street in Fergus, between 11 am and 3 pm. They'll have a bouncy castle, live music, a by-donation BarBQ, and much more.
You're invited to a Saturday Night Dance at the Guelph Legion, beginning at 8 pm. Rob Martine will supply the music.
The Ennotville Historical Library invites you to their annual Pot Luck Dinner and Corn Roast, beginning at 6:30. Admission is by donation.
You're invited to “A Cappella in the Park”, featuring the Over Tones and the Royal City Ambassadors. It happens in the large pavilion in Guelph's Riverside Park, beginning at 1. Enjoy great music, free snacks and refreshments.
Enjoy The Sunday Night Concert Series at the Gazebo in Gore Park in Elmira at Arthur and Hampton Streets. You’ll enjoy U-Turn. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy some good music. The concert goes from 7-9PM. Admission is free but please consider supporting the artists.
Roll up your sleeve and help save a life by donating blood at the Drayton Blood Donor Clinic at the Community Christian High School, between 3:30 and 7:30. To book your appointment, visit blood.ca.
Each Tuesday in August, St. James Anglican Church in Fergus invites you to a free family-friendly night of fun, between 6 and 8. This week, it's Carnivale Night, filled with fun, food and games. Get your face painted, take a silly photo, or bounce in the bouncy castle.
The Guelph Township Horticultural Society invites you to their Summer Show at the Marden Community Centre, beginning at 7 pm. Come on out and enjoy refreshments and “the herb challenge”
Roll up your sleeve and help save a life by donating blood at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus, between 2:30 and 7:30. To book your appointment, visit blood.ca
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Gale Presbyterian Church in Elmira invites you to a savoury Food Truck event, between 4 and 8 pm. There will be lots of fun, including children's activities. Proceeds go to the Gale Ministry.
Twilight at Templin Gardens happens Wednesday nights in Downtown Fergus from now till August 29. From 5-9pm enjoy the Handmade Market and a free concert from our amazing local musicians. This Wednesday it’s Sing Me A River. The night ends with a Piper on the Templin Stairs illuminated by candles, piping as the sun sets.
On Sunday, September 9th, the Cody Shepperd Project is holding a Memorial Golf Tournament at Wildwoods Golf club. They are requesting raffle items and items that could be donated to the local youth hub. For more information, visit thecodysheppardproject.com.
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On Saturday, September 15th, the Canadian Cancer Society invites you to get down and dirty at Mudmoiselle 5KM Mud Run in Guelph at Cox Creek Cellars. Money raised helps fund cancer research and local support services. Register now at mudmoiselle.ca!
The McGinn Brothers Big Game is coming to Fergus on Friday August 17. NHL Brothers and Centre Wellington boys Jamie, Tye and Brock McGinn are having a road hockey tournament to raise support for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. You might even win a spot to play in the final game with the McGinns and some of their NHL buddies. There are 4 age groups. Register your team of 8 to 12 at their website www.themcginnbrothersbiggame.com
Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington invites ALL kids ages 9 to 13 to Day Camp URU. The camp focuses on self-esteem, confidence, and healthy living and eating. Included are Friday lunches, a day at the GRCA, zip lining at the Gorge, and swimming at the Sportsplex. The fee is $150, and you can register at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington website.
Help the Lions meet their goal!
Our Local Lions clubs are working together to raise 200 Thousand Dollars for the Diabetes and Patient Education Area of the New Groves Hospital. The Fergus Lions have pledged $40,000. Help them meet their goal, and donate at ferguslionsclub.org.
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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/
Throughout the summer months, The Arboretum at the University of Guelph is offering a variety of programs for nature lovers. To learn more, visit uoguelph.ca/arboretum.
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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.
The Guelph Humane Society reminds the community of the extreme danger of leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle this summer, especially as we go into hot weather. Cars and other vehicles can reach a VERY high temperature quickly, leaving your pet at severe risk and, in some cases, causing a fatality. Pet owners are encouraged to leave pets at home if there is even a small chance a pet will have to wait in the car.
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 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.
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.
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!
The Fergus Habitat ReStore at 900 Tower Street is Open! The ReStore is the place to find new or gently-used furniture, home improvement items and building supplies. Donate to the Habitat ReStore; Monday through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn more at habitatwdg.ca/restore. Habitat for Humanity – building homes and building community.
The Guelph Humane Society reminds you to be safe around wildlife. If you see sick, injured or orphaned animals, keep a safe distance and contact the Humane Society immediately. For more information, visit guelphhumane.ca
Inaugural McGinn Brothers BIG Game in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington... Read More