Speaker Date Topic
The Grove Hubs - Cyndy Dearden and Jeff Hoffman Jun 09, 2023 12:15 PM
A Moment that We Have All Been Awaiting
A Moment that We Have All Been Awaiting

Rotarians are justifiably proud of the investments they have made in powerful and essential projects in the community. 

Some of our newer Rotarians have not yet been a part of such a big project. Luckily for us, a special milestone will unfold on June 9th at our club meeting at the ICC. The club's Charitable Foundation (called the RGC Fund) will be handing over a substantial financial donation to the newest Grove Hub being established on Woolwich Street and expected to open in Fall 2023. 

Rotary's work over the past few years has helped to make this moment possible. 

Please join us to share this celebration with Cyndy Dearden (fellow Rotarian) and Jeff Hoffman of The Grove Hubs, our own Marty Fairbairn (current chair of the RGC Fund) and a very special guest. Cyndy and Jeff will re-tell the story of Rotary's help in getting The Grove Hubs started, their current status, and future plans.

John Fisher, President, Guelph Hiking Trail Club Jun 16, 2023 12:15 PM
The Guelph Hiking Trail Club
The Guelph Hiking Trail Club

The Guelph Hiking Trail Club (GHTC) is a non-profit, charitable organization administered by a board of directors, elected each year at the annual general meeting. It is a volunteer organization that began in 1970 and was incorporated in 1974.


  • To stimulate an interest in hiking.
  • To establish and maintain trails for hiking.
  • To encourage awareness of the natural environment.
  • To promote the conservation of the environment.

The Guelph Hiking Trail Club organizes hikes of varying length throughout the year, have some cross-country skiing outings in winter months and some biking events in the spring and fall. 

Outgoing Club President Andrew Johnson Jun 16, 2023 1:00 PM
Review of Rotary year 2022-2023 and handover to incoming President Nanita Mohan
Review of Rotary year 2022-2023 and handover to incoming President Nanita Mohan
Gil Stelter, Prof Emeritus UofG Dept of History Jun 23, 2023 12:15 PM
Indigenous History in Guelph
Friday, June 23, 2023 will be our final club meeting of this Rotary year, and it will also be our club's annual celebration of National Indigenous People's Day (officially marked by Canada on June 21st each year).  
The meeting will have several special activities, including:
  • A presentation by Gil Stelter, retired professor from the University of Guelph Department of History. He will speak about Indigenous History in Guelph, and it will be highly interesting for all.
  • Congratulating this year's Indigenous Youth Award recipient, Adison Evans, a grade 11 student from John F Ross Collegiate.
  • The ICC will be preparing some typical Indigenous food for lunch, as they did last year (and everyone loved it!
NO CLUB MEETING Jun 30, 2023
Enjoy the long weekend!
Rotary Ribfest Aug 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Ribfest Opening Lunch at Riverside Park
Ribfest Opening Lunch at Riverside Park

Following our annual tradition, our club meeting will be held at Riverside Park in the beer tent, for the official opening ceremonies of Rotary Ribfest 2023, hosted by our sister club, the Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium. Be among the first to test the delicious offerings from this year's Ribbers!