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Streeters: Gryphons share tips about what to do in Guelph for the summer

And what they’re looking forward to over the break 

Kyle Schnarr, Engineering student

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“The best thing to do in Guelph is going out to the different parks and hanging out in nature with your friends.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“Working at an engineering firm and getting some work experience. Also spending more time with my friends.”


Kertiss Thelwell,
 Animal biology student

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“Definitely visit the Donkey Sanctuary. It’s a great place to check out.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“I’m looking forward to the time off, going back home, and going back to work at the Nestle Ice Cream factory.”


Andre Watson, Zoology student

What are some things to do
in Guelph over the summer?
“There’s a really beautiful paved watershed path behind some houses near the Loblaws in South Guelph. It’s really fun to longboard or skateboard through there. It’s safe too because there are no cars around.”

What are you looking
forward to this summer?
“I’m looking forward to taking two field courses. One at Algonquin Park, run by the University of Guelph, and one at Koffler Scientific Reserve, run by the University of Toronto.”


Allison Sinden,
 Animal Biology student

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“I like to visit the museums in Guelph. My favourite one is the on-campus art gallery.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“Getting work experience to help me find a job in my field one day.”


Areeb Mustafa,
 Computer science student

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“There’s not much going on over the summer [on campus]. I like to go to the buildings around campus and hang out with friends that are still here. Sometimes I also take classes during the break.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“Going to work.”


Mars Chow, Psychology student

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“The Arboretum is really beautiful in the summer. I enjoy going for walks and hiking in the forest setting. Also take some time to explore the restaurants in downtown Guelph.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“Working in the video game industry at E-Sports. I mainly help with tournaments, events, photography, and general marketing media. It’s going to be fun.”


Matty Thompson, 
Psychology student

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“Hang out by Speed River. There’s a lot of little trails to walk around and you can get ice cream at The Boathouse.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“I’m looking forward to working full time. I don’t work during school, so the summer’s a good chance to get in some hours.”


Lauren Hotchkiss,
 Masters of Industrial Organizational Psychology

What are some things to do in Guelph over the summer?
“Check out some of the breweries in the city. Also, a couple of them offer tours so you can learn how the beer is made.”

What are you looking forward to this summer?
“I’m excited to go home and see my family in B.C.”


Portrait photos by Ariana Longley. Feature image by Alora Griffiths/The Ontarion.
Photos edited by Alora Griffiths/The Ontarion

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