Posted on Jan 15, 2020
January 15, 2020
 
The Rotary Club of Guelph's main centennial project will leave a lasting legacy in our city. Here are the four components:
 
NATURE CENTRE
The Grand River Conservation Authority’s new Nature Centre near the Rotary Forest will be a gathering place for park visitors to take part in nature programs and access information. The Centre will have modern learning spaces for the 20,000+ young people who will benefit each year from hands-on programs.
 
OBSERVATORY AND PLANETARIUM
The observatory at Guelph Lake is an ideal location for stargazing where everyone can broaden their minds and be inspired by the wonder of the universe. The observatory will have a retractable roof containing three powerful telescopes. The inflatable planetarium for the Nature Centre will be a fantastic and awe-inspiring education tool for all ages. 
 
ROTARY FOREST TRAIL
The third component is a fully accessible trail within the Rotary Forest supporting a range of activities all year round. It will connect the Rotary Forest with the future Nature Centre and Observatory within the park.
 
LINK TRAIL
The fourth and final component is to link an existing trail, built in part by Rotarians in the early 1980’s, from Victoria Road to our new Rotary Forest trail. The new trail will be an all-weather, fully accessible link aligned with the Guelph Trail Master Plan. It will link the city-wide trail network to Guelph Lake, Rotary Forest, the new Nature Centre, Observatory and Planetarium.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Guelph's Centennial Project is delivered with the support of: