…SPECIAL THANKS to local artist and Guelph Arts Council staff member Lynda Grinnell who designed GAC’s 25th-anniversary logo which will grace all GAC publications and documents for the next few months.

…CONGRATULATIONS and thanks to Guelph Arts Council volunteers, the late Chris Bowden, Joyce Ferguson, Beverley Hale, Mary Mitchell, Eileen Orr and Orest Poluch who recently received Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, for which GAC nominated them.

…KUDOS to GAC member Sue Richards who has been named to receive the YMCA-YWCA 2000 Women of Distinction Award in the Arts and Culture category. Ironically, at almost the same moment that Sue received notice of this award, the Upper Grand District School Board voted to sell Torrance School, home to Art Jam, the successful community arts project that Sue Richards launched in the summer of 1998. Information (519) 826-4637.

…ACCOLADES for Guelph Little Theatre whose production of Beau Jest has been selected to perform at the Theatre Ontario Festival in Timmins on May 19.

…CD LAUNCH for University of Guelph’s women’s choir Siren under the leadership of undergraduate music student Dominic Gregorio. Entitled first, look within, the CD embodies the choir’s motto of “love, understanding and compassion.” Information www.uoguelph.ca/~siren or (519) 824-4120 ext 2661.