Thursday, December 4, 2008

Events in Guelph This Weekend

1. Saturday, Dec. 6th is the National Day of Action on Violence Against Women. There will be a candlelight vigil at Guelph City Hall, beginning at 6pm. Check out this blog for more information and a unique way to participate. There is also a facebook event you can sign on to.

2. Saturday is also a festive day downtown, in terms of Holiday fun, beginning with a Breakfast with Santa. Later in the day, its the 15th Annual Winter Lights and Music, including a free skate at the Sleeman Centre, rides on the horse-drawn trolley around downtown, visits from Santa, carolers and choirs, and the lighting of the big Christmas Tree!

3. On Sunday, fans of comic books and graphic novels won't want to miss a great event at the Bookshelf E-Bar: "Comics to Watch Out For" is a fundraiser for Out on the Shelf, Guelph's resource centre for
"LGBTTTSIQQ communities and allies." The event features superstar comics writer Mariko Tamaki from Toronto. Tamaki is best known for her recent graphic novel Skim, which was illustrated by her cousin Jillian Tamaki and was recently nominated for the $25,000 Governor General's Award. Mariko will be reading from Skim and from her most recent graphic novel, Emiko Superstar. As well, Douglas Davey, Children's and Youth Advocate for the Halton Hills Public Library will talk about the history of queer comic books/graphic novels, and local comic shop people Jennifer Stewart and Amy Chop (of The Dragon), will talk about women cartoonists and the portrayal of women in comics.
Sunday, December 7, 2008, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Ebar, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph
(fundraiser: Suggested donation of $5-10)

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