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10C’s 15th Birthday Celebrations: October 27 & 28

Posted on: October 22, 2023

This fall, 10C celebrates 15 years of changemaking at 10C!  (That’s right, it’s our 15th Birthday!). We will be hosting two days of celebrations and can’t wait to see you!

15th Birthday Party with the Flamingos

Friday October 27 | Doors open at 6:30PM | Fourth Floor @ 10C

Tickets $30 | 10C Members $25 

What would a birthday be without a party?  Join us for an evening of fun with three local, community performers followed by the Flamingos.

Megan Arnold is a Filipinx-Canadian multidisciplinary artist who wants to make you laugh and cry and cringe. “There Is Nothing More” is a performance that brings together collective spellcasting, an amorous monologue, call-and-response, kickflips, and El Scorcho.

Daniel Cabena teaches singing, historically-inspired performance at the Laurier Academy of Music and Arts. Daniel’s music-making and teaching are informed by the Alexander Technique, in which field he is a teacher. He also makes music with his hands, playing modern and Baroque violin, as well as vièle, viola da gamba, and recorders.

Melanie Birman is a Toronto-turned Guelph singer/songwriter. Her voice is a soulful cross between Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones. She’s been studying and working in the music industry for the past eight years. When she is not involved in music, she enjoys practicing yoga, dance, mindfulness, and working with children and youth as an outdoor educator and educational mentor. She is also a 10C volunteer and excited to help celebrate their 15th birthday!

Stick around for the Flamingos, Guelph’s best-dressed Oldies, 80s, 90s, 00s cover band, playing pop, rock and top 40 jukebox hits! Wear your best pink outfit and get ready to dance the night away.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Wear your best pink outfit and get ready to dance the night away.

15th Birthday at the Guelph Farmers’ Market

Saturday, October 28 | 8:00AM – 1:00PM | @Guelph Farmers’ Market

Join us at the Guelph Farmers’ Market as we celebrate 10C’s 15th birthday with a vendor pumpkin decorating contest, giveaways, a raffle and fun, family activities. See you there!

15th Birthday Open House

Saturday, October 28 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM | @10C

Join us on Saturday October 28, for a 15th Birthday Open House where we will welcome members and the community at 42 Carden Street. This event is open to the public. No registration is required, walk-ins are welcome.

Visitors will find every corner of the 10C building activated with over 25 member displays, products to sample, and food for purchase. Bump into old friends and get to know someone new!

The 4th floor Nourish Kitchen will be open with food available for sale. Check out this incredible menu:

  • Fresh pasta from Piccolo Farms
  • Pouchai from Ona’s Bakery
  • Tempeh satay and Korean BBQ sliders from Tempeh Goodness
  • Vegan chili and black bean sliders from Pivate Chef
  • Flat breads from TLK Catering
  • Coffee and cookies from Planet Bean Coffee
  • Cheese and accompaniments from Sweet Cheeses!

Visitors will find displays from these 10C members in every corner of the building:

  • GR365N – Check out the new growing unit, The Eden – an in home vertical garden that can easily feed a family of four their fresh nutritious leafy greens 365 days a year.
  • Beck’s Broth – Sample Beck’s decadent hot chocolate and oh-so-smooth coffee, while discovering the perks of protein and support to your gut health.
  • Omnia Packaging – Learn about and see first-hand Omnia’s 100% recyclable and eco-friendly packaging solutions in plastic and in paper made right here in Guelph.
  • Reimagine Food – Try your hand at making your own beeswax food wrap while learning about community food programs.
  • Canadian Arab Women Association – Visit the CAWA office to learn about how they uplift and enable Arab women, as well as younger girls, to make a positive impact in their own lives, in the lives of their families and in their community at large.
  • Friendlier – Learn about this innovative alternative to single-use food service packaging, and try a Friendlier container as you enjoy food from Nourish Members on 10C’s fourth floor.
  • Eco Brown Box – Get to know their packaging-free, zero waste essentials, including personal care, cleaning and stationary products. They offer a wide range of sustainable products aimed at keeping the health of people and planet as a priority.
  • Chez Sylvie Naturals – Sample and purchase from their range of sustainable botanical skincare products, including therapeutic and meditative items, perfume and soy candles.

And, you won’t want to miss these fun, community activities for people of all ages:

  • Treats and giveaways as part of Downtown Guelph’s Trick or Treat! 10C, the Guelph Farmers’ Market and other businesses downtown are participating in this annual event offering early trick or treating.
  • A collaborative, community art project with Jude Akrey, the 2023 City of Guelph Artist in Residence. We will supply the materials and you supply the creativity for this drop-in activity. Together we will create art that represents how we can build a stronger community together.
  • Enter to win a 15th Birthday Prize pack including $100 in Farmers’ Market Dollars.
  • Bring a blank t-shirt or fabric to silkscreen a special commemorative 10C design.
  • Join GNSC camp staff to make buttons and giant bubbles!
  • Guelph Outdoor School will be providing fun, drop-in activities for kids of all ages.