Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to broaden the scope and number of voices that promote and foster public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern to Canadians –– and everyone. And now this event, featuring some the most innovative, imaginative, and inspiring thinkers and performers, is also the centre piece of a three-day exploration of ideas called the ArtsEverywhere Festival.

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Explore new possibilities, imagine your Canada.

Click on the links below for more information about the 14th annual Guelph Lecture — On Being Canadian

Friday, January 20, 2017 at the River Run Centre in Guelph.

Jeannette Armstrong is a professor, storyteller, and protector of Indigenous culture, and a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Philosophy at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan).

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Ann Hui is the Globe and Mail’s National Food Reporter. In 2016, she travelled across Canada for a series called Chop Suey Nation, which told the stories of Chinese restaurants and the families who run them.

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Midnight Shine, the Northern Ontario foursome with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock, and explores First Nations’ culture, tradition and life in the north with depth and meaning.

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ArtsEverywhere Festival: Guelph’s festival of ideas


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The Guelph Lecture, Friday, January 20 at the River Run Centre in Guelph.

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Box Office: 519-763-3000

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Box Office: 519-763-3000

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River Run Box Office

River Run Box Office

35 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON N1H 3V1, Canada
Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm


“The ability to adapt is what helps to define us as Canadians…innovation, creativity, and fresh, new thinking.”
“An absolute world class slate of individuals to push forward our thinking as they share their views about being Canadian”

Franco Vaccarino
University of Guelph, President

“An annual event that does so much to generate the necessary conversation about how we live in a time of great difficulty and a time of great possibility”

Robert Enright,
Academic, Scholar, Author