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    WINTER 2014Venture Guelph Publications Ltd.

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  • The holiday season can be a difficult time to stay healthy.When youre not dodging another dessert tray, yourepushing your way through crowded malls or shovellingout your driveway. Its no wonder most of us would ratherstay cocooned under a blanket at home and reach forsome home-baked goods for a quick pick-me-up.Carving out some me time might seem difficult, but it is

    so important for our health. Thats why the Guelph FamilyHealth Team is offering some special holiday workshopsfor you this December, to help you keep on track withyour health.Healthy Cooking Class (Taught by a RegisteredDietitian) Wednesday, December 10, 5:30 to7:30pm at theGuelph Community Health Centre Perfect your cooking preparation techniques, such as

    skills involving slicing, dicing, and grating

    Learn how to complete a several course meal from startto finish

    Sample what you have madeCoping with Holiday Stress (Taught by a Mental HealthCounsellor) Thursday, December 11, from 10:00 to11:30amReceive some practical strategies to minimize holidaystress to: Deal with the pressures of the holidays (financial, fami-

    ly, loneliness) Find ways to actually enjoy what the holiday season has

    to offer!Emotional Eating: Stop Feeding Your Feelings(Taught by a Mental Health Counsellor) Wednesday,December 17 from 2:30 to 4:00pmDo you find yourself overeating during the holidays? This

    workshop will help you: Learn how to develop a healthy relationship with food Explore ways to cope with boredom, stress and depres-

    sion without opening the fridgePlease note that this workshop covers similar topics cov-ered in Craving Change.YMCA Indoor Walking GroupEvery Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00pm (this

    program runs year-round)Walk off holiday stress with our FREE indoor YMCA walk-ing program. You do not have to walk for the whole two hours; walk

    as long as you'd like! Drop-in anytime (No sign-up required.)To register, please visit www.guelphfht.com or call us at519-837-0099

    The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph in partnership with St.Matthias Anglican Church will be selling Christmas Treesat the Guelph Y until Wednesday, December 24, 2014 insupport of the Guelph Y Sr. Leader Corps Program. Treesare available in two sizes, small for $25. and medium for$40.What: Christmas Trees for Sale in support of Guelph Y

    Youth Programs

    Where: YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, 130 Woodland Glen Dr.When: Monday to Friday, 5:00pm to 8:30pm, Saturday

    9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm.The Guelph Y Senior Leader Corps Program provides

    youth in the Guelph Community with the opportunity tonetwork with their peers and learn about leadership,teamwork and community involvement. Participantsengage in volunteer and fundraising initiatives that help

    develop confidence and personalgrowth. For more information aboutYouth Programs offered by theYMCA-YWCA of Guelph visitwww.guelphy.org/youth-preschool/The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph is a

    community benefit organization,open to everyone. Starting with afocus on healthy child, youth andyoung adult development, we excelin delivering lifelong opportunitiesfor health and personal growth.

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    You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get during the holi-day season? Come onyou know the one. The feeling ofgoodwill mixed with an appreciation for your own bless-ings. Its what inspires you, and all of us, to give back dur-ing the holidays.Because of that feeling, every December the Volunteer

    Centre witnesses a spike in Volunteerism. Guelphites are avery generous bunch; adopting families, decorating trees atRiver Run, wrapping gifts at Stone Road Mall and so muchmore. After all, tis the season! But, when the New Year setsin and the hustle and bustle dies down, there is often avoid left behind. The truth is volunteers are neededyear round.This year consider changing up your New Years

    Resolution (chocolate is way too delicious to give up anyhow!) and make 2015 a year of giving! Get started withthese ideas: Donate blood or assist donors at Canadian Blood

    Services. Call 519-837-4548 for more information. Become a Snow Angel Volunteer and shovel snow

    for seniors and persons with disabilities. This is a great

    activity for the whole family! Call 519-822-1155. Canadian winters are tough, but Heart Month

    Volunteers are tougher! Volunteer in February with theHeart and Stroke Foundation. 519-837-4858 for moreinformation.

    Visit with a senior at Riverside Glen 519-822-5272 orArbour Trails 226-251-3065. Its as simple as goingor a coffee, playing a board game, or taking a walktogether.

    Mentor youth in the world of business with JuniorAchievement Guelph-Wellington. This is a great opportu-nity for the professional looking to give back.Call 519-835-1140 for more information.

    Search and apply for more opportunities atwww.volunteerguelphwellington.on.ca or call the VolunteerCentre at 519-822-0912. Learn new skills, meet like-minded people, gain experience, and help others. Mostimportantly, have fun extending your generous spirit allyear round!

    A healthy holiday season with the Guelph Family Health Team

    Make volunteering your New Years resolution

    Guelph Y sells Christmas trees to supportyouth leadership program

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  • To celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the A.B. PetrieBuilding at 15 Wyndham St N, the A.B. Petrie HeritageEducation Trust is pleased to offer to the public an origi-nal, limited edition print of the Petrie building.The photograph, taken in 2012, by Shannon L. Christie

    the Great, Great Granddaughter of Mr. Petrie, will be lim-ited to 132 prints. Editions will be numbered and signedby Miss Christie, along with a certificated of authenticitysigned by the artist and Alex Christie, the president the

    A.B. Petrie Heritage Education Trust.Released on October 24, 2014, the 8x10 prints are

    $132, which includes shipping and taxes within Canada.For every print sold in Guelph and hand delivered the

    Trust will donate $10 to the Guelph Public LibraryFund for the purchase of a new microfilm reader.The Guelph Civic Museum will present A.B.

    Petrie - The Man Behind The Petrie Building runningfrom September 22, 2017 to February 25, 2018.

    Email alex.phedutrust@gmail.comfor more details.

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    In celebration of the Petrie Building

    Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Guelph Civic Museum. Deck theHalls: a Victorian Christmas has opened.

    Deck the Halls invites visitors to experience the sights and sounds of aVictorian Christmas. The Civic Museums first floor exhibition space has beentransformed into a Victorian-era parlour using artefacts from the museumspermanent collection. Visitors will learn about how the Victorians popularizedChristmas, starting many of the traditions that we associate with the holidaytoday.Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St. Admission is $4 adults, $3

    children, students and seniors, and $10 for a family, including up to twoadults and three children.

    supplied photo

    Deck the Halls: A VictorianChristmas opens atGuelph Civic Museum

    Located at 108 Water Street, McCrae House, the historic birthplace ofJohn McCrae, doctor, soldier and author of In Flanders Fields, hasclosed for renovations as of November 30, and will reopen in May of2015.The renovations are part of Guelph Museums celebration of the

    100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields in 2015. Themuseum has hired BaAM, an exhibition design firm based in Toronto,to design and oversee the project.Guelph Museums hopes to refurbish the site and exhibitions, estab-

    lishing McCrae House as a premier destination for those who wish tolearn about and honour LCol. McCrae.

    McCrae Houseclosed for renovations

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