Canada's 150th Birthday

happy 150th birthday, canada!

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa is proud to help Canada celebrate its 150th Birthday!

show off your red thumb and win!

As part of Guelph/Eramosa Township's celebrations to commemorate Canada's 150th Birthday, we are inviting residents and businesses to submit a winning planting. Plant your red and white flowers to show off your national pride! Have fun as an individual or with your neighbours by working on a streetscape.


  • Contest entries must be made by residents of GET
  • Photos must be of a location within GET
  • Photo entries must be a minimum resolution of 200-300 dpi
  • Photo entries may be made via email to: or mailed to: 8348 Wellington Road 124, PO Box 700, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0
  • Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017
A panel of judges will be appointed to judge the photo submissions and the winner will have their gardening talents captured in time by local artist, John Root.
Here is a link to our current entries (album is located on Facebook): Floral Contest Album
For more information, please contact Amanda Knight - or 519-856-9596 ext 125

time capsule

A local volunteer has made a time capsule which will be buried for 100 years at the Rockmosa Skate Park in Rockwood on August 3, 2017.

We're looking for submissions of time capsule content. Specifically we’re looking for:

  • Publications (i.e. newspapers, magazines)
  • Community photos
  • Letters from residents
  • Significant pop culture items (i.e. magazines, newspaper articles, small trendy toy)
  • A list of popular expressions (i.e. slang)
  • Stamps, coins, best-selling novels, copy of a movie
  • Sports cards
  • Picture of the price fuel
  • Community based material (i.e. restaurant menu, local event flyer and/or ticket)
Additionally, if you have something you feel is signficant to this era, we'd welcome it to be included in our time capsule. Should we run out of room, items will be returned to the submitter.
Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2017.
If you have any questions about this request or to arrange a submission, please contact Amanda Knight at 519-856-9596 or

heritage day

Join the Guelph/Eramosa Heritage Committee on July 8th at the Marden Community Centre for the unveiling of the heritage wall. This replica barn was made using the surviving old growth white cedar logs from one of the first log cabins in Guelph Township. Stick around for the Ariss Lion's Club "Heritage Day" feature a classic car show at the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre.

Heritage Wall Unveiling

When: July 8th

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Marden Community Centre (7368 Wellington Road 30)

Heritage Day

When: July 8th

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: RDAPC (7384 Wellington Road 30)

More information to follow.