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Over 40 events at Praise The Ward this weekend

Inaugural event to use 20 locations in The Ward Saturday, Sept. 23
Organizers James Gordon, left, and Guelph Arts Council president Braden Phelan sit outside the Double Rainbow Cafe in The Ward.

A historic Guelph neighbourhood is bringing the city together with a new festival this month.

Praise The Ward, set for Saturday, Sept. 23, is being called a celebration of all things in The Ward.

The festival will feature over 40 events at 20 venues around The Ward, plus things like a walking tour, a cycling tour and a scavenger hunt.

Other features include music, food, about 50 craft market vendors, workshops, kids activities, write and perform a song with James Gordon, yoga, two art galleries, a puppet show and more.

It starts at 10 a.m. and runs all day. A full schedule and map can be found on the festival website.

There will also be a kickoff concert at Guelph Little Theatre on Friday, Sept. 22, featuring Tragedy Ann and Josh Gabriel.

Tickets are $40, and can be purchased online, but it's considered voluntary and will help pay for artists and programming. Many of the events are free.


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