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.
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