Okay, I’ve been slacking a bit. I was just perusing my list-o-things-I-have-yet-to-blog-about – a list that includes such working titles as scotch tasting 2012, a curve with no width, dear students (not to be confused with dear professors), and that’s one too many hoo-hoos for my liking – and I’ve realized that I haven’t blogged about the most recent (and thus first for 2012) #LunchUpGuelph.
In short, #LunchUpGuelph is a monthly get together of a bunch of very awesome people who just so happened to meet on the Twitter, thank you very much. And with each get together, the group seems to grow. This makes perfect sense since awesome attracts awesome (it’s a scientific fact folks1, look it up). These awesome folks gather in one of Guelph’s many unique pubs, restaurants, or cafes, and usually between the hours of 1 and 3. There we mingle, chat, laugh, and enjoy some very fine fare that the city has to offer.
This month, we gathered at the recently opened Baker Street Station. If you haven’t been, go. Seriously. The food is fantastic and they have a grand collection of tasty beverages.
But it’s not all just eating and laughing and eating and laughing. Good things – really good things – come when you put so many awesome people into one room. If you are wondering why I suggest – nay insist – that the people who attend are awesome, let me provide the following facts to you2
- #LunchUpGuelph is organized by a group of volunteers (I’m looking at @cinn48, @TheRobCampbell, and @SeanYo).
- #LunchUpGuelph asks, but does not require attendees to bring a donation (cash or non-perishable food item) for the Guelph Food Bank. Since its inception only 5 months ago, I think we’ve managed to collect over 300 lbs of food3.
- #LunchUpGuelph members, organized by @SuperBang and @DrJulieGill, collected and donated money towards one of the local schools (Brant Avenue to be precise) to help support their healthy snack program.
- #LunchUpGuelph’er @TheRobCampbell was the mastermind behind the Bring Q To Guelph Campaign. A campaign that worked tirelessly to bring Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC show Q to Guelph. The event was geared towards raising money and awareness of the Bracelet of Hope charity.
- #LunchUpGuelph’er @spike_mobile recently organized (as in, it was this past weekend) a polar bear dip in Waterloo to help raise money for KidsAbility.
1 Hey, if Fox News can call what they do ‘fact’, then I can write this and call it ‘scientific fact’.
2 Okay, these are actual facts. As in, not ‘Fox News Facts’, but real, honest to goodness information.
3 Confession: I’m making a big guess here as I only have the totals for the first 2 events and the most recent event. Consider the 300 lbs an educated best guess, but a guess nonetheless.
- You Can’t Spell Guelph Without Q (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)
- Finding A Qure (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)
- Happy 10000 To Me! (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)
- An Evening With Jill Barber (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)
- When Twitter Attacks Part Deux: The Re-Luncheoning. (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)