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photo of the Grand River in Downtown Galt
Laura, Old Post Office | July 8, 2020
Cambridge, Ontario, is full of rich history! Formed in January 1973, the former cities of Galt, Preston, Hespeler, and Blair make up our current city... Read More»
Eric Bolton
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | July 7, 2020
Eric simultaneously exudes “rock star” while somehow managing to be one of the nicest people you will meet. It may sound like an odd combo, but it’s... Read More»
Garden Tractor made of recycled materials
Kathleen, Clemens Mill | July 6, 2020
Gardening can be a great way to reduce waste: grow your own and eliminate all the packaging from your fruits and vegetables. But, it can also... Read More»
catapult craft
Andrea, Queen's Square | June 30, 2020
Get your own Crafty Creations Kit! All five of our locations will offer a different craft kit every two weeks. These kits will each contain supplies... Read More»
parents sitting with child on couch enjoying watching something on their laptop
Veronica, Queen's Square | June 29, 2020
Summer is officially here, which means more time for exploring, getting outside, and having some fun. July's Thursday Fun with Friends is about... Read More»
a tipped over compost bin, spilling various composting items onto a blue surface
Dawn, Clemens Mill | June 29, 2020
As part of our Zero Waste series, I was able to sit down and interview my friend and local environmentalist about her experiences with composting.... Read More»
a tipped over compost bin, spilling various composting items onto a blue surface
Dawn, Clemens Mill | June 29, 2020
What is composting? Composting plays an important role in the Zero Waste movement and represents an accessible option for waste prevention while also... Read More»
"gratitude journal" written in a white notebook sitting on a table beside flowers and a cup of coffee
Idea Exchange | June 29, 2020
We’re taking our programs virtual this month at Idea Exchange! Connect online with our staff and other members of the community, all from the comfort... Read More»
two girls reading a book in their living room with their dog
Andrea, Queen's Square | June 29, 2020
Join us for fun, engaging, and educational virtual programs! We're taking the kids programs you love and moving them online. Access to these programs... Read More»
Blair House Gifts logo
Christine, Old Post Office | June 23, 2020
Cozy, delightful, and charming. These words beautifully describe Blair House Gifts. Every establishment has a story, and Blair House Gifts is no... Read More»