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KnightsFest returns on Family Day Monday, February 20


KnightsFest – Day of Medieval Fun for the whole family Back again on Family Day, Monday, February 20, 2023 This popular family fun event returns with many activities for everyone to enjoy. KnightsFest includes displays, costumes, games, activities and entertainment, all to the theme of the Medieval era. This is a free event for the whole family. Go to

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Guelph Youth Music Centre Announces New Executive Director


The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) is pleased to announce our new Executive Director will be Samantha Zimmerman. She will join the GYMC in January 2023. “We are thrilled to welcome Samantha to the GYMC community,” commented Liz Sandals, GYMC Board Chair. “She has an extensive background in arts management, as well as a creative mind and infectious energy. We …

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Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation


Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner was at the GYMC on October 20 to represent the province at a special ceremony to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its generous grant to the centre. The thank you ceremony was followed by the presentation of the GYMC’s Volunteer of the Year award for the past three years, catching up with COVID. The recipients …

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Introducing Guelph’s first Early Music Series


Conceived and directed by internationally-renowned singer/countertenor Daniel Cabena, this new series debuts with two concerts in the GYMC Recital Hall on Friday October 21 and 28 at 7:30 pm. Guelph Musicfest is producing this series in cooperation with the GYMC, and net proceeds are in benefit of the centre. Buy tickets now! Visit

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The GYMC Announces Retirement of Executive Director


The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) announces the retirement of its Executive Director, Gabriella Currie-Ziegler, after almost 11 years of service. Following a long career in arts management, Currie-Ziegler will retire on January 30, 2023. “The GYMC Board of Directors wishes to thank Gabriella for her outstanding leadership. During her tenure as Executive Director of the Guelph Youth Music Centre, …

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Guelph Youth Music Centre Adopts Guelph School of Music


The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) will be adopting the Guelph School of Music (GSM) into its family of programs beginning July 1, 2022. The GSM’s current owner/director, Tracey Clarke-Rankine, recently announced her retirement after 16 years of leading the school. She is a supporter of the GYMC and wanted her school to be part of the centre. A proposal …

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As the current pandemic situation evolves, the GYMC is cautiously optimistic that COVID indicators will continue to drop over the summer and we anticipate a Fall program complement which feels more like the normal we knew. Therefore, effective July 1st, 2022, the GYMC is removing the requirement for mandatory masking subject to future direction from Public Health. However, we continue to recommend the use …

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Updated Vaccination Policy


Effective May 1, 2022, you do not need to be fully vaccinated to enter the GYMC. The masking mandate remains in effect until at least June 30 and may be extended if needed.

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NEW! Summer Strings at the GYMC in July


Monday July 25 to Friday July 29 from 10 am to 2 pm daily String Orchestra • Percussion Enrichment Sharpen your orchestral and ensemble skills with conductor Joy Schuster Daily sectionals with guest musicians Bucket drumming with percussionist extraordinaire Adam Bowman For any string players who would like to have a fun enjoyable Summer String experience!  Suitable for string level Grades 5–7 or Suzuki late …

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GYMC is open, but please note…


UPDATED 2022-03-23: As a small business operating in the province of Ontario, the GYMC is continuing our current COVID-19 safety policies and protocols. We all have a role to play in helping protect our community and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Please follow GYMC pandemic protocols to help keep yourself and others safe when you are in the building.   …

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