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June 14 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 12:00 pm

The Guelph Enabling Garden and the Guelph Guild of Storytellers is delighted to announce that Tea ‘n’ Tales is back to the Guelph Enabling Garden located within Riverside Park for the summer of 2024 for its 16th season, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Beginning on June 14 and continuing every Friday until September 13, the fourteen Friday morning performances will feature many of the tellers from previous years, along with some new faces and their stories. Each hour-long performance begins at 10:30 a.m. These tellers come to Guelph from across Southern Ontario, From Oshawa to St Thomas, from Elora to Hamilton. One teller comes annually from Wisconsin, USA. There shall also be a Canada Day performance, on Saturday, July 1, with James Gordon Brian Holstein and Larry Gibbs. The tellers and their stories, along with the music of violinist Bridget Walsh, would be a great way to kick off the Rotary celebrations in the park. It should be noted that on Canada Day and on the four Family Saturdays, there is a possible appearance by Robert Munsch Then there will be four more Saturday family-themed sessions, “Under the Magic Ash”. Each of these will feature a variety of different tellers, musicians and puppeteers.
While all 19 performances commence at 10:30 a.m., there shall be prelude entertainment from 10:00
a.m. for all of the events. Amongst those already committed to play is the beloved violinist Bridget
Walsh, an A Capella group, a jazz trio, The Celtic band Shepherd’s Knot, and the Silver Strummers.
Audience members are advised to arrive early, to secure a good spot and enjoy the music. A folding
lawn chair is a necessity. A mug will also be needed for a free Planet Bean coffee or an Iced Tea. For the Saturday sessions, children may wish to bring a blanket so they can sit closer to the tellers.
As always, these performances are free, but donations to cover costs and assist in the expanding
programmes of the Guelph Enabling Garden and the Guelph Guild of Storytellers are graciously
accepted.
To receive reminders for weekly updates with bios of the upcoming tellers, as well as any other news, e-mail [email protected]
The schedule, subject to minor changes, is as follows:

June 14: Don Conibear and Brian Holstein, with prelude entertainment by Trillium Jazz Trio.
June 22: Brenda Byers and Michael Williams, with prelude entertainment by Allioson Leroux.
June 28: Maria del Carmen Ordonez Mariann Bailey, with prelude entertainment by clarinetist Jessica Tse.
JULY 1 CANADA DAY: James Gordon, Robert Munsch, Larry Gibbs and Brian Holstein, with entertainment by the violinist Bridget Walsh
July 5: Brad Woods and Stephanie Holt with prelude entertainment by the Dejembe Drummers..

July 12: Meryl Arbing and Jean Bubba, with prelude entertainment by The Silver Strummers
July 13: Family Friendly Storytelling “Under the Magic Ash”, withBrad Woods, Ellen Webb and friends, with prelude entertainment by Larry Gibbs.
July 19 : Heather Whaley and Lynn Torrie with prelude entertainment by Heather Whaley.
July 26: June Brown and Anna Kerz, with prelude entertainment by Paul Caufield.
July 27: Family Friendly Storytelling “Under the Magic Ash”, with Sarah Abusarar and Ruth Danziger, with prelude entertainment by Larry Gibbs.
August 2: Mary McCullum Baldeasaro and Kait Taylor. With prelude entertainment by Allison Laroux.
August 9: Elizabeth Matson and Sarah Abusarar, with prelude entertainment by the Dejembe
Drummers.
August 5: Family Friendly Storytelling “Under the Magic Ash with Elizabeth Matson and Lynn Torrie, with prelude entertainment by Larry Gibbs.
August 16: Norman Perrin and Jay Wilson, with prelude entertainment by Allison Laroux.
August 23: Susan Ida Boucaud and Judy and Paul Caufield, and Ruth Danziger with prelude
entertainment by The Silver Strummers.
August 24: Family Friendly Storytelling “Under the Magic Ash”, with Susan Ida Boucaud, Sya VanGeest, with prelude entertainment by Larry Gibbs.
August 30: Rusty Dougherty and Donna McCaw, with prelude entertainment by Shepherd’s Knot.
September 6: Jan Sherman and Donna Dudinsky with prelude entertainment by The Royal City
Ambassadors
September 8, Season finale: Adwoa Badoe and Sya VanGeest with prelude by The Royal City
Ambassadors.

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