Proof that Ward 2 is the grooviest ward!
see below…. AND I’m going to throw in a plea… The ward 2 Spring Cleanup is April 21st… can any of you join me? I’ll be a lonely councilor picking up garbage, would love some company. It’s fun and there’s a free lunch! James
Here’s the cool part!
Flying discs, not UFOs, land at Riverside Park
Disc golf course grand opening planned for April 14
Guelph, Ont., March 29, 2018 – The grand opening of Riverside Park’s nine-hole disc golf course takes place on April 14. The City invites players and families of all skill levels to come and test the new course and learn how to play from seasoned players.
“Disc golf is a combination of ultimate frisbee and golf,” explains Ian Ferguson, supervisor of turf and sports fields for the City of Guelph. “Players move from hole to hole, trying to get their disc into the disc golf basket at each hole. The goal is to complete the course in as few throws as possible.”
The grand opening event will kick off at noon on Saturday, April 14 in the east end of the park off of Speedvale Avenue, behind the fire station. Registration will happen as participants arrive, between 11:30 and 12:30 p.m. Join in on brief information sessions on how to play disc golf, and purchase discs from The Bookshelf, Action Mobility, Guelph Disc Golf Club and more. City staff will stagger entry so everyone gets a chance to test the course.
“We’re really excited to open this disc golf course,” says Ferguson “This project is a good example of how good ideas can be put to great use for the benefit of our entire community.”
Ferguson was the original proposer of the course, having been a a disc golf enthusiast himself. He was granted funding to build the course through the City’s Innovation Fund – a corporate fund that supports employee ideas that are pitched, reviewed by a peer panel and implemented if they are successful.
The course is free for anyone to use on a first-come, first-serve basis.