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When you support Guelph Arts Council, you support people like Jay S. Lefler Rosenberg

by Jane Litchfield


At this giving time of year, we especially thankful for our donors. When you support Guelph Arts Council, you support people like Jay S. Lefler Rosenberg.

Jay S. Lefler Rosenberg is a warrior -- a mental health warrior, that is. He is also a painter and graphic designer, and one of those people who makes connections wherever he goes. He is a trained peer support worker. And, he is open about his personal journey with mental illness. His latest initiative, “Coming Full Circle,” brings all that together.

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Guelph Black Heritage Society Announces New Heritage Hall Rehearsal Studio



The Guelph Black Heritage Society is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new, inclusive music rehearsal space for rent in the basement of Heritage Hall. The space will feature a PA system, full drum kit, piano keyboard, and microphones, as well as gender-neutral washrooms and a kitchen for patrons to use.

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The initiative was proposed by GBHS volunteer and local musician Laura Bailey, who identified a lack of inclusive rehearsal space geared toward diverse musicians who are women, people of colour, LGBTQIA, gender non-binary, and more. “There are very few rehearsal spaces for bands in general,” said Bailey, “and the ones that do exist are usually very male dominated. Some have even taken the whole ‘man cave’ thing to a new level.” Her vision for this new rehearsal space is to “create a safe and welcoming place for musicians who might not be able to find that elsewhere.” She believes that the historic building—a church built by refugee slaves from the Underground Railroad—makes Heritage Hall the perfect place for a diverse array of people to make music.

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10 Holiday Concerts to Catch 2018

by Katie Wilde


In order of appearance, please welcome our members to the stage for this 2018 holiday season! Get your ticket (and your chocolate) while it's hot. 


1. Local singer-songwriters welcome winter...
Fri, Nov 30 & Sat, Dec 1, 8pm
@ the River Run Centre:

Boreal's Annual Songs for the Snowy Season Concerts

boreal press release pic 2015Longtime Guelph singer-songwriters and vocal harmony trio "Boreal" (Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon) welcome winter with beautiful harmonies and heartwarming songwriting in their seasonal show that has over the past decade become a local tradition.
Tickets at: http://riverrun.ca/events/whats-on/ or phone 519-763-3000

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