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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group gets down to carving some pumpkins <b>(10 photos)</b>

Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group gets down to carving some pumpkins (10 photos)

Neighbourhood group offers a variety of services and activities for 5,000 families in east Guelph
Some soup for you! Stone Soup event celebrates the earth's bounty <b>(6 photos)</b>

Some soup for you! Stone Soup event celebrates the earth's bounty (6 photos)

Stone Soup event at Ignatius Farm celebrates the close of the farming season
Playing the carillon bells at St. George’s always has “a peal” for celebrated musician <b>(11 photos)</b>

Playing the carillon bells at St. George’s always has “a peal” for celebrated musician (11 photos)

In this Rooted feature we climb the bell tower at St George’s Anglican Church to watch carillonneur Gerald Martindale perform a carillon recital.
One-of-a-kind crafts made from the heart <b>(8 photos)</b>

One-of-a-kind crafts made from the heart (8 photos)

Local artists show their talents at the Guelph Fall Handmade Market
Guelph's speed skating rink: A monument to lost possibility

Guelph's speed skating rink: A monument to lost possibility

In this Rooted feature we visit the stone façade of the former Speed Skating Rink built in 1882 on the west bank of the Speed River
Tree planting event helps restore community roots <b>(8 photos)</b>

Tree planting event helps restore community roots (8 photos)

In this Rooted feature we join a group of families and other members of the community replacing trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle
Neighbourhood comes together for a good cause at The Junction

Neighbourhood comes together for a good cause at The Junction

A neighbourhood comes together for some fun and raises $13,000 for KidsAbility
The gift that keeps on getting moved

The gift that keeps on getting moved

In this Rooted feature we climb aboard Locomotive 6167 for a ride through Canada’s and Guelph’s history
Growing food and futures in the circular food economy <b>(12 photos)</b>

Growing food and futures in the circular food economy (12 photos)

In this Rooted feature we harvest vegetables and take them to market with high school students from the Urban Youth Farm Co-op
Drop In Centre garden project grows flowers, vegetables and a sense of community

Drop In Centre garden project grows flowers, vegetables and a sense of community

'It’s such an important added piece to the Drop In Centre. It brings more people in, more donations and mostly, it brings in a better sense of community,' says Carlin Dykstra