Tuesday, March 26, 2013

10 Things You Must Do in Your First Month in Guelph

I am currently on exchange at the University of Guelph and I thought I'd compile a list for future Guelphites...

1. Go to the Ranch and ride the bronco.
-Checked shirt, cowboy boots and strong thighs optional.

2.Watch Guelph Storm play at the Sleeman Centre
Guelph's Ice Hockey team, if you can work out what their mascot "Spike" is then you're doing better than me

3. Finish a large Quebec from Pierres Poutine
The best poutine in town!

4. Order a burrito on the way home from Salsateria
If you still have late night-drunken munchies after your poutine then head here for the best burritos this side of Mexico.

5. Paint the cannon in the middle of the night
Gather a group of other students and paint UoG's famous landmark whatever you desire! 

6. Stroll the Arboretum
For a sobering walk on a nice day, there is nowhere else you should go than UoG's Arboretum.

7. Oggle at the talent at Open mic nights in Guelph 
Guelph is Canada's folk/indie capital and has a wealth of musical talent. The Bullring on campus not only has the best food but a great open mic night!

8. Rumage through history at Dis-aray Antiques
You can find anything and everything in here. Don't be surprised if you leave with arms full of things you'll never get through customs on the way home.

9. Be an early bird at the Farmers market
UoG is an agriculutral school and the people around here sure know how to grow food! So if you get fed up of No frills then head to the market on Saturday morning for cheap and tasty food!

10. Enjoy a Bobs dog in all weathers!
Making hotdogs all year round and blasting out music that takes me through years of Eurovision, Bob is a great character that essentially makes the UoG campus! (check out his story, he's pretty interesting! http://www.uoguelph.ca/atguelph/07-05-23/featuresbuns.shtml)

(Things I couldn't fit in: Tuesday Trivia at Brass Taps, Eat your way around campus and Cheer on the gryphons)

If you have suggestions for other "must do's" then let me know below!

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