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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.


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
Exploring the flow of Guelph’s buried history

Exploring the flow of Guelph’s buried history

In this Rooted feature, we go underground and upstream through the history of Guelph’s buried creeks
Yuletiders defy record high temperatures to celebrate Christmas in July <b>(12 photos)</b>

Yuletiders defy record high temperatures to celebrate Christmas in July (12 photos)

This Rooted feature visits Decadently Yours on Surrey Street for the 5th annual Christmas in July fundraiser
Guelph backyard play brings John McCrae's famous poem to life

Guelph backyard play brings John McCrae's famous poem to life

Guelph playwright uses McCrae House backyard to present play about the writing of John McCrae's famous poem
Finding purpose for things you might have thrown away <b>(16 photos)</b>

Finding purpose for things you might have thrown away (16 photos)

In this Rooted feature we check in and check out with the Guelph Tool Library during the Re Purpose Fest at Tytler Public School on Ontario Street
Businesses and groups can help feed those in need through Adopt-A-Week program <b>(5 photos)</b>

Businesses and groups can help feed those in need through Adopt-A-Week program (5 photos)

North End Harvest Market program looks for help in feeding 200 people a week
Guelph’s only synagogue is a spiritual centre for a diverse Jewish community <b>(10 photos)</b>

Guelph’s only synagogue is a spiritual centre for a diverse Jewish community (10 photos)

This Rooted feature visits Beth Isaiah Synagogue a centre for the Guelph Jewish community for nearly a century.
Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group grows together <b>(4 photos)</b>

Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group grows together (4 photos)

Our Rooted neighbourhood series looks at volunteers and residents coming together to build a community garden in the Ward
The Malace/Palace on Alice is rooted in fun and facts

The Malace/Palace on Alice is rooted in fun and facts

Our first article in the Rooted series features the historical family home of Mike Silvestro on Alice Street and the adjoining storefront first opened by his grandmother