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Posted August 26, 2014 by

Hosted by SVC every fall and winter semester, this free event showcases the excitement of volunteerism in an interactive zone that features a dynamic array of community based organizations offering meaningful volunteer placements for students that encourage self-development and provide an opportunity to make a difference in the local community.

The next Inter(act) Volunteer Fair will be taking place on: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Organizations are encouraged to engage students through micro-volunteer activities (micro-volunteerism is the act of voluntarily participating in small day-to-day situations that occupy a brief amount of time).

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Posted August 26, 2014 by

Canoeing has always been a personal passion of mine. I spent most of my summers as a youth up north on the lakes of Algonquin Park, and it is there, I believe, that I first felt my passion for nature and the earth.

So when Mike Barber told me that he though Transition Guelph should host a canoe race, I was totally game.

After weeks of planning with a dedicated team of volunteers who were all committed to making this event a success, we gathered together last Sunday for the inaugural Transition Guelph Canoe Race! The weather cooperated very nicely and what started as a cloudy morning soon turned to sunny skies and warmer temperatures – perfect for spending a day with friends and canoes.

All in all, we had a great turn out for the race. Bike It Guelph helped out by delivering canoes for the race on a bike trailer – a great sustainable way to get canoes across land!  There were three different divisions planned for the day: a family (non-competitive) race, a competitive race, and a kayak race. We started the first family race at 10:30 with 4 canoes in the first heat. The route was planned from Gordon Street bridge travelling west down the Speed River toward the McCrae Bridge, around the bridge and back to Gordon Street. We had two more heats of family racers all making remarkably good time! Next up was the competitive race and we had a number of spectators standing on the bridge shouting and cheering the racers as they sped down the (appropriately named) Speed River, trying to beat the other canoes. Finally, we had a father-daughter kayak race to bring the day of racing to a close! In total, there were over 25 people who raced as well as 20 or so spectators who spent the day helping out, cheering on the paddlers, and enjoying the day.

We also had some great vendors, Northern Cookstoves and Wiseway Stoves and  come set up shop for the day, and The Command Post serving great sandwiches and ice cream. Kids and adults alike we entertained by Andrew the Abolsutely Normal and we had some amazing mini paddles to paint lovingly crafted by The Children’s Art Factory.

A huge thank-you to everyone who came out to share the day, to everyone who lent hands to help out with the day, and especially those that donated prizes for the winners!

 

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blanket exercise
Posted August 21, 2014 by

Fifteen years ago, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the history most Canadians are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result and on October 4th, 2014, you can come and experience the Indigenous understanding of our journey together.

Join us for the Blanket Exercise at Dublin United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W in Guelph, and raise your awareness of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada.

1:30 – Opening

2:00 – Blanket Exercise

3:30 – Sharing Circles

4:45 – Drumming

5:00 – Closing

Opening Invocation led by Jan Sherman, elder living in Guelph.

Kairos exercise led by Val Kerr, Mohawk and Anglican priest in the Diocese of Niagara.

Drumming and closing ceremonies led by Mino Ode Kwewak N’gamowak, the Good Hearted Women Singers of Kitchener.

Sponsored by Kairos Guelph, St. Matthias Anglican Community, St. James Anglican Church and St. George’s Anglican Church.

Snacks and drinks provided.

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At the heart of Transition Guelph are our project. Each project is championed by volunteers and happen with the support of volunteers. Click on a project to learn more and if you’re interested in getting involved, get in touch!

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Posted July 30, 2014 by

If you are looking to book a Transition Guelph event, you can check this calendar for dates on which other events are scheduled. If you want to reserve a date, feel free to add your event to let everyone know what you are planning.

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

There is nothing like a great local dining experience, especially an affordable one!

eMERGE Guelph is excited to bring people together to celebrate the local food movement in Guelph. The Artisanale Restaurant is lending their expertise in fine French country cooking and artfully crafting local food into a palate-pleasing performance.

There are two dining options to choose from:

Family Meal – $60 (5:30-7:30PM)

• Food will be served platter style and can feed two adults and 2-3 youth. A photo booth and draw will be available. Please arrive with your ticket at 5:30PM.

Three-course Farmer’s Dinner – $45 (7:30-9:30PM)

• Several farmers will be there to share their story while you enjoy your self-selected three courses. All courses will be ordered at the beginning. And don’t worry, the photobooth and draw will still be there! Please arrive with your ticket at 7:30PM.

Drinks will be available for purchase separately from ticket at both seatings.

There will be tickets for a raffle draw available for purchase for your chance to win an amazing local prize. Prices are: 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 7 $10.

A photobooth will be available to take photos in so be sure to bring your camera and smiles to capture the moment. We will take photos for you too!

We will also have a wonderful local artist, Garth Laidlaw, doing a live painting to be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Here is a link to his website if you want to learn more about what he does.

Buy your ticket online today! Click here.

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urbanFarmBikeTour
Posted July 29, 2014 by

Tour details to follow shortly! We will visit four urban farms close to downtown and finish up on Speedvale Ave around 1pm. The starting location will be 26 Lawrence Ave. More details on the Facebook Event.

This is a great opportunity to see how people are farming, ask gardening questions and meet others interested in local food. There may be some some vegetables or plants for sale at some locations.

Hope to see you there!

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thinking and meditation
Posted July 25, 2014 by

Daniel Hafner

Trillium Waldorf School

July 29-30, 2014

What is the Anthroposophical Science of the Spirit?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) made available the initiation science which previously was the hidden source of all culture. He called this path in its modern form Anthroposophy, which means thinking in accordance with the being of man. It gives rise to fruitful and radically transformed approaches in all fields of life:

  • All of the natural science (phenomenology)
  • Mathematics (counter-space)
  • History (evolution of consciousness)
  • Medicine (holism)
  • Agriculture (biodynamic farming)
  • All of the arts (including the creation of a new one, eurythmy)
  • Pedagogy (Waldorf education in its original sense)
  • Religion (the Christian Community)
  • Sociology (discovery of the three-fold organism of society)
  • Political science (libertarianism)
  • Economics (join planning by consumers and producers)
  • Finance (depreciating currencies)

- and so on. These have scarcely begun to unfold, projecting as they do out of the future into our present.

More hidden, but also more fundamental than any such practical application, is the style of thinking that generates them. It is the way of thinking itself that awakens the organs for the conscious perception and understanding of the hidden dimensions of reality.

- Daniel Hafner, March 2014

Open Foundation Course
The Schooling of Thinking: the First Step on the Athroposophical Past of Spiritual Development

Anthroposophy works with clear thinking. This distinguishes it from other spiritual paths. In this course, we shall begin to attempt the first step.

Wednesday, July 30th
9:00 – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
2:30 – 4:30 pm

 

Admission:
Course $30
Both lecture and course (see July 29) $35

Organizer:
Victoria Ponce
victoriaponceca@gmail.com
647-784-0757

Speaker:
Daniel Hafner
dhafner1964@hotmai.com

This event is offered by the Trillium Waldorf School (trilliumwaldorfschool.com) and supported by Sun Garden Waldorf Inspired Home Daycare (sungardenhomdaycare@yahoo.ca).

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Posted July 25, 2014 by

Daniel Hafner

Trillium Waldorf School

July 29-30, 2014

What is the Anthroposophical Science of the Spirit?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) made available the initiation science which previously was the hidden source of all culture. He called this path in its modern form Anthroposophy, which means thinking in accordance with the being of man. It gives rise to fruitful and radically transformed approaches in all fields of life:

  • All of the natural science (phenomenology)
  • Mathematics (counter-space)
  • History (evolution of consciousness)
  • Medicine (holism)
  • Agriculture (biodynamic farming)
  • All of the arts (including the creation of a new one, eurythmy)
  • Pedagogy (Waldorf education in its original sense)
  • Religion (the Christian Community)
  • Sociology (discovery of the three-fold organism of society)
  • Political science (libertarianism)
  • Economics (join planning by consumers and producers)
  • Finance (depreciating currencies)

- and so on. These have scarcely begun to unfold, projecting as they do out of the future into our present.

More hidden, but also more fundamental than any such practical application, is the style of thinking that generates them. It is the way of thinking itself that awakens the organs for the conscious perception and understanding of the hidden dimensions of reality.

- Daniel Hafner, March 2014

Public Lecture
The Distinctive Signature of Anthroposophy

Why do people feel drawn to Anthroposophy? How does it proves so fruitful for practical life? What indeed is Anthroposophy?

Tuesday, July 29th
7:30 pm

Admission:
Lecture $10
Both lecture and course (see July 30) $35

Venue:
Trillium Waldorf School
540 Victoria Road North, Guelph

Organizer:
Victoria Ponce
victoriaponceca@gmail.com
647-784-0757

Speaker:
Daniel Hafner
dhafner1964@hotmai.com

This event is offered by the Trillium Waldorf School (trilliumwaldorfschool.com) and supported by Sun Garden Waldorf Inspired Home Daycare (sungardenhomdaycare@yahoo.ca).

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There is so much information out there about the state of our earth, and much of the communication that happens about climate change is based around information and facts sharing. It is important to remember, however, the humanity of those receiving the messages. We are people with reactions, with questions, with feelings about what we hear in the media and in the streets about the issue of climate change.

The St. James Environment and Social Justice Committee are hosting an event, co-sponsored by Transition Guelph, on October 15th to address the human emotional reaction to climate change and the information we receive about it. There will be a 6pm free community dinner followed by a facilitated discussion in both large and small groups and the event will wrap up at 9pm. We are hoping for 40 – 60 people from the neighbourhood and community to attend.

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