CITY PAGES: Hall of Fame, Clean and Green, and Road Construction

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…?

Registration is Open for this Year’s Clean and Green

If things keep going the way they are, then the outdoors is going to pretty much be the only place open for activities. So why not do some clean-up while you’re at it? Registration for the City of Guelph’s Clean and Green event is now open. The annual community event encourages volunteers to clean up local parks, trails and open spaces, and last year 1,200 volunteers cleaned 78 parks and 35 trails and roadways, and collected a total of 3,300 kilograms of trash in the process. The year’s Clean and Green is Saturday April 25 from 8:30 to 11:30 am followed by a barbeque for volunteers at noon at Riverside Park. The deadline to register is April 19.

City Expanding Blue Built Program

The City of Guelph has announced that it’s expanding the Blue Built Home water efficiency certification and rebate program to include newly constructed multi-residential buildings. To be Blue Built, a property owner must implement a greywater reuse system, an all-season rainwater harvesting system, or complete a minimum of three water-saving options including a WaterSense showerhead, toilet, sub-water meter or washing machine. “By expanding Blue Built Home to include units in new multi-residential buildings, more Guelph residents and property owners are recognized for their water-saving efforts,” said Stephanie Shouldice, water conservation program coordinator. To see the list of qualifications for home owners, click here.

Construction Notices

There will be a lane reduction on Gordon Street between Surrey and Wellington on Tuesday March 17 due to some utility work, and the bus stop across the road from McDonalds will be unavailable for the day. Just up the road on April 6, Wyndham Street North will be closed between Macdonell and Quebec as new sewers and pipes are installed and the road is repaved. All businesses will remain open and accessible. but the east sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians at 43 Wyndham North, and Guelph Transit routes 3, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 20 will all be re-routed for the duration of construction, which should be two weeks weather permitting. All those details can be found here.

World Water Day Festivities Cancelled

The March Break events scheduled over March Break (and discussed in last week’s City Pages) have been cancelled due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

2020 Inductees for Sports Hall of Fame Announced

The City of Guelph has announced the five new inductees for the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes hockey players Paul Brydges and Brad Pirie, sports journalist Rob Massey, horse trainer Ben Wallace, and the championship ringette team the 2014 U16AA Guelph Sodrox Predators. The induction ceremony will take place at the annual Kiwanis Sports Celebrity Dinner on Wednesday May 20 at 6:30 pm at the Italian Canadian Club. You can buy tickets here, and get more information about the event here.

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