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Presenting Sponsor 2023

AFYA Skin and Body Clinic illuminates and guides you on your journey to glowing, radiant skin and a healthy body. We’re here to accompany you on your way to manifesting the best version of yourself. “AFYA” translates to “health”, and it is the philosophy by which we live. Offering our  clients skin and body treatments that achieve health and beauty harmoniously. We achieve this by providing the highest standard of medical aesthetics and the latest scientific advances have proven to be the safest, and most effective. Coupling state-of-the-art technology with modern techniques, our incredibly skilled medical professionals - both nurses and aestheticians - are equipped in providing a wide range of services and innovative skin and body treatments to help you achieve your goals. We provide long-lasting, tangible results that positively change lives. 

Our clients are part of the AFYA family, and we provide our treatments in a safe, trusting, and comfortable environment. When performing our assessments our skin advisors will embrace your concerns and insecurities without reservation or judgment. We’re impassioned every day to make a difference in our clients’ lives and that drives us to consistently deliver the highest quality experience in every individually tailored treatment. 

We want to empower, educate, uplift, and support our clients on a journey to boosting self-confidence and improving the health of their skin and body. We welcome everyone to our clinic and we can’t wait to see you and start on this incredible journey together to help you feel comfortable in the body you love! 

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Band Sponsor 2023 

A True Neighbour The Tricar Group is committed to making communities better – where we live and where we build. Our loyalty and dedication to improving those communities also means making a difference through our charitable donations and participation in philanthropic causes. Our entire team is passionate about getting involved, participating and helping those less fortunate. We donate our time and our resources to support children’s programs and assist the less fortunate throughout Southwestern Ontario. We partner with and support events alongside various mental health associations and hospital foundations to support their initiatives for better healthcare in our communities.

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Drink Sponsor 2023 

The Sleeman brewing tradition in Canada extends back to 1834 when John H. Sleeman arrived in Ontario from Cornwall, England. By 1853, he started the first Guelph brewery brewing small 100-barrel batches. Today, Sleeman Breweries is Canada’s third largest national brewer. While Sleeman may have become a bigger company, it never lost sight of its original vision to bring Canadians better beer. Sleeman also values the role it plays in the local communities where our employees live and work by striving to invest in a range of charitable community organizations across Canada. We appreciate partnering with Royal Reach to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Drink Sponsor 2023

Spring Mill Distillery is located along the banks of the Speed River, just outside of downtown Guelph. In 183 years, our dedication to premium products made from the highest quality ingredients has remained unrelenting. From the equipment used in production, to the services we provide to our guests, we spare no effort to ensure only the highest standard of quality be met. The Distillery offers a selection of handmade cocktails and charcuterie available at the Ward Bar, a stunning event space, available for a variety of private bookings, and tours of our first-class facility. We hope to see you soon!

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Wine Sponsor 2023 

What does a lifetime of living in Guelph and a keen insight into the real estate market give you? A team that’s deeply passionate about the community and helping those who call it home.

Our team is here to offer unbeatable real estate services in Guelph and the surrounding areas.

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Cocktail Hour Sponsor 2023 

Coming from a real estate family, entering the real estate brokerage business was for me, a default decision. Like most families, dinner table talk revolved around our daily lives, and as both my parents were actively involved in the family real estate brokerage, little else was discussed. Herb Neumann Real Estate was a small family owned business. It was never a large player in the local market; however it offered the greatest building block any business could wish for. The reputational foundation provided by Herb Neumann cannot be overstated. It remains a testament to the philosophy that applies equally to individuals and businesses and states: if you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.

Fast forward to 2006, moving Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate to our current location, was a conscious decision to apply a basic

business principle to our growing team of successful agents. That principle was basically this: implement a process that makes success most likely, and allow the results to take care of themselves. Metaphorically, you may recognize this as look after the pennies, and the dollars will look after themselves. Simple, yet effective.

The process we implemented in June of 2006 was equally as simple. As a company, Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate would commit to:

  1. Treat all people fairly

  2. Always do the right thing

  3. Hire good people and allow them to do their job

  4. Provide those good people with the industry’s premier facility, location and support staff and allow them to do what they do best

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Floral Sponsor 2023 

Ignited by a passion for unique and modern design, Bundled Blooms offers a custom and collaborative floral experience. Specializing in Weddings, Events, Corporate functions and more, we will bring your vision to life using the best that nature has to offer!

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Media Sponsor 2023

At GuelphToday, we strive to strengthen communities by connecting you to reliable, timely, and accurate information about the issues, people, and businesses that matter to Guelph. We believe that local news and information should be free and accessible to all, as it plays an integral role in a healthy community. 

GuelphToday is part of Village Media’s growing network of online news sites that are dedicated to providing local stories written by journalists who live and work in those communities. We’re proud champions of local news and work diligently to deliver the news needed to help individuals stay engaged and informed. 

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Decor Sponsor 2023 

Wood Development Group are developers, landlords and community builders. They strive to ensure that what they do creates space for life. After all, what makes our neighbourhoods, parks, community spaces and workplaces thrive is its people. Wood Development’s role is to create the best conditions, including accessibility and natural spaces, for people to form communities that are vibrant and active, productive and beautiful. Wood Development care about this community because they are part of this community. The Wood family have been a part of this community since the early 1940s and they are committed to helping shape our shared future.

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Late Night Food Partner 2023 

For over 60 years Harvey's has been proud to serve our fellow Canadians only the best ingredients and now more than ever our commitment to 100% Canadian Quality remains the same. You could say, we're fans of what grows in our own backyard. It's a beautiful thing. 

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HORS D’OEUVRE Sponsor 2023 

Hybrid Financial is a sales and distribution company that actively connects issuers to the investment community across North America. Using a data driven approach and a team of over 140+ sales professionals, Hybrid offers comprehensive coverage of both Canadian and U.S. markets

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Platinum Sponsor 2023

The AJDL Development Group was founded by Andrew Long in 2019, with the goal of making high end investment opportunities more accessible to his loyal real estate clientele. They offer a multitude of options for investors: from single residential investment purchases to major development partnerships. AJDL offers strategic plans catered to the investor’s financial situation, goals, and risk tolerance, while bringing reliability and transparency to the investment process. AJDL is currently the managing partner of several purpose-built rental buildings with Reid’s Heritage Properties across Southern Ontario, and the US.

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Platinum Sponsor 2023

Founded in 1973, Salex is well-known in the commercial design industry for the quality of products, variety of service offering, and highly skilled staff. Salex is the largest lighting agency in Southern Ontario representing over 100 Canadian, American, and European lighting brands. Salex is dedicated to the promotion and education of quality, high-efficiency lighting, and controls. As a distributor and facilitator of commercial lighting installations and control systems; architects, engineers and designers turn to Salex for effective, efficient, and sustainable lighting solutions. Salex has worked on many award-winning projects including Niagara Falls, the Four Seasons Hotel, Bridgepoint Health, Prince Arthur’s Landing and more! Salex is also a proud member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and regularly contributes to the education and training of emerging professionals in the industry. Salex is a generous supporter of SickKids Foundation, After Breast Cancer, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and The Safehaven Project for Community Living.

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Platinum Sponsor 2023

When’s the last time you’ve heard from your advisor?

If you can’t remember, it’s been too long.

You and your wealth deserve better. We aren’t a quarterly or yearly check-in type of firm. We’re all hands on deck, all the time. Affluent families need an all-inclusive wealth experience they can trust—that’s our specialty.

Veritable means wholeheartedly true, and we bring that genuine drive to everything we do. Veritable Wealth values authentic relationships and acts as your dependable financial partner. We provide an end-to-end, elevated wealth experience that transforms your view of what financial advice can be.

Platinum Sponsor 2023

Why use a Mortgage Professional?

A mortgage professional is an intermediary between a lender (usually a bank) and a borrower (a homebuyer). Banks only sell their own branded products. Mortgage professionals act as an unbiased source to ensure that all potential options are considered, regardless of which lender is ultimately selected to provide funding. The goal of a mortgage professional is to match a lender to a borrower’s specific financial situation and needs.

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Gold Sponsor Sponsor 2023 

As an Associate Investment Counsellor for RBC PH&N Investment Counsel, Marc Koenig works with a team of investment professionals to deliver comprehensive discretionary investment management for high-net-worth families, as well as their corporations and charitable foundations.

Working with a select number of clients, enables Marc and his team to gain a deep understanding of each client's personal goals and aspirations in order to tailor wealth management strategies unique to their financial needs. Marc holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, an internationally recognized standard for financial professionals, and is a member of the CFA Society Toronto. He received his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Gold Sponsor Sponsor 2023 

Sutherland Insurance has been a family business for over five generations.  The founder, John Sutherland, began his insurance career in 1870 and since then, our brokerage has grown to be one of the largest in the area.

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Gold Sponsor Sponsor 2023 

The concept behind the business has been simple: Offer good value for the service you provide, and the business will sell itself.
 

That's what we've created. A multi-million dollar investment portfolio of well maintained quality homes, in good locations. These aren't your typical rentals, and we're not your typical Realtors®. We've brought that concept into a full service real estate business. Buying, Selling, Investing, Renting and all things in between.  We're not here to sell you something, we're here to help you manage your real estate. From problem-solving and connecting you with our trusted service providers, to discussing how to properly use a mortgage renewal to enhance your real estate, we'll be here for you every step of the way.

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Gold Sponsor 2023

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 89,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries.

 

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-social-impact.

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Silver Sponsor 2023 

Originally established in 2015, Virani Law assists families to make home insurance claims easier. The firm’s head office is located in Guelph, Ontario however the firm services people across Canada who have been affected by a residential or commercial property loss. In 2014, Fy Virani’s family was impacted by a devasting residential fire in Guelph, where his uncle passed away. The home was destroyed, and the family was left without the support they needed. After the fire, Fy utilized his legal expertise to help support his family and to work with the Insurer to reach a fair settlement. Through the process, it became clear that many families across Canada needed similar support. This led to the creation of Virani Law.

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Silver Sponsor 2023 

S.W. Irvine & Associates is a real estate appraisal firm located in Guelph, ON that specializes in valuing Agricultural & Commercial properties across Southwestern Ontario. Founded in 1988 by Steve Irvine, SWIA is now run by the 3 Partners, Brandon Wilcox, Kim Passmore and Larry Zions who all bring different areas of expertise to valuing a variety of niche property types. SWIA helps their clients secure financing for various real estate project’s as well as supporting lawyers and accountants with narrative appraisal reports for their clients needs. SWIA actively hires co-op students through the University of Guelph and sits on the board of directors for the provincial branch of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. S.W. Irvine and Associates are proud to support Royal Reach and the Big Brother and Sisters of Guelph as well as many other local community organizations.

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    Silver Sponsor 2023 

    Founded on outstanding creative designs, meticulous attention to detail, and craftsmanship, Mezcon Construction proudly offers full service general contracting for commercial and residential clients, servicing Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and the Muskoka’s. 

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    Silver Sponsor 2023 

    Elinesky Schuett Private Wealth of RBC Dominion Securities delivers a world-class wealth planning and investment management service that connects you to your goals and gives meaning to your money.

     

    For decades, we’ve specialized in navigating financial complexity and providing tax-efficient wealth solutions for a wide range of individuals, families, farmers, foundations, and corporations.

     

    At Elinesky Schuett Private Wealth, we understand the trust our clients have put in us, and we work every day to raise the bar for what you should expect from wealth management.

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    Silver Sponsor 2023 

    The Sarmazian Brothers are passionate about providing the best selection of quality products for their valued customers at the best possible price.

    Carrying their dedicated work ethic and commitment to customer service into their retail division, they received the prestigious Flooring Institute of Ontario Dealer of the Year award and the Trillium Dealer of the Year award.

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    Silver Sponsor 2023 

    Visual Advantage is a progressive Real Estate Photography, Video and 3D Virtual Tour company, a “one-stop shop” for everything multimedia related.

    Founded in 2009 with a commitment to provide uncompromised visual quality and customer service, Visual Advantage continues to be an industry leader; many of our clients view us as an extension of their team!

    Our management team ensures we continue to evolve, offering our clients the latest services and technology to market each listing. You may see our team at your real estate board or brokerage office providing realtors education on the latest and greatest visual solutions.

    Our team of photographers have the knowledge and experience to ensure that every listing is captured efficiently, with the highest level of quality and attention to detail.

    Our customer service team supports our clients every step of the way, ensuring they understand not only how to use the tools we provide, but also where each one fits best in the real estate marketing mix!

    Our social media team is here to design and deploy your listings on your social platforms and execute targeted paid ads to increase your reach!

    When it comes to services, one size DOES NOT fit all! At Visual Advantage we understand that every listing is unique, with its own marketing budget and needs. We provide our clients the tools to build their own package, selecting only the services required for each listing. This creates the flexibility for our clients to manage their marketing budget and execute their unique marketing strategy to make both their listing and their brand stand out!

    A simple statement sums up Visual Advantage’s commitment to its clients “WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!”

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    Food Partner 2023 

    Lady Glaze Doughnuts creates from-scratch doughnuts with unique seasonal flavours and high quality, locally sourced ingredients and has shops in Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge and Stratford as well as a food truck that is available for event rental

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    Video Sponsor 2023 
    Michael’s passion, love and an eye for exquisite content started back in 2019 during one of his many travels around the world. He quickly realized he had the ability to capture magnificent videos that were both captivating and engaging. Michael quickly dove in to the corporate world of videography while maintaining his social engagement. During his time creating industry leading content for big brands, his videos were dubbed “captivating!” “alluring” and “trendy.” He is now the founder of MTK Video Productions Inc and continues to set high standards in his content creation.

    Legacy Videos
    We all have a story to tell…our childhood, places we have been, friends we made and several milestones that we have achieved. That is our legacy! Legacy video will preserve, celebrate and share these amazing stories and pass them down to generations. We will capture you sharing your story and incorporate lots of memorable items that you still hold, like old photos and souvenirs. MTK video productions will also attend one family event of your choosing and highlight the beautiful moments that you will be sharing with your family. All this will be made in to a high-quality video that you can share with your loved ones forever!

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    Design Partner 2023 

    The best part about interior decorating is that there is no right answer. It’s completely personal and ever-changing. Now that I have branched out on my own, I am focused on ensuring everyone has the option of interior design by lowering the financial barrier with flexible price options. Our packages enable every budget access to design ideas and expert advice. As part of this, I also try to incorporate sustainability into design by reusing or repurposing items from the homeowners existing collection. Yes you can finally make use of your grandmother’s old dresser stashed in the garage.

    I think there is no better feeling than coming home to a space that brings you happiness and comfort. I can help make that happen by offering a service that’s fresh, affordable and transparent. I am committed to making my clients feel empowered about creating a space completely unique to them and one they will fall in love with.

    SO LET’S DELVE IN… TOGETHER!

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    Decor Partner 2023 

    Our family owned business began in 1975 as a Mom and Pop garden centre. We have grown over the years to become one of Chatham’s best known tourist destinations. Acres of nursery stock, perennials, annuals, tropicals, pond plants, landscaping material, patio furniture and so much more! We have multiple showrooms of home decor, unique gifts, gourmet and a 6,000 sq ft ladies fashion boutique. Plus, we transform 20,000 sq ft of showroom space into a 360 degree Christmas wonderland! 

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    Photography Partner 2023 

    I've always considered myself one of the lucky ones. I think it is pure magic to be able to stop time, and capture the utter beauty of simply living. I'm here to give people a return ticket, to show them things they may have missed. To pause the joy, the laughter and the tears for however long I can. I picked up a camera 8 years ago and can't seem to put it down. There are so many beautiful things in this world and if I can capture just half in my lifetime I will be satisfied. I may get crows feet and miss a few moments of my own, but I love what I do, and I wouldn't change it for a second. Sadly life isn't something that slows down, so to all of you beautiful people I will get to meet along the way, cheers to living, I'll take care of the rest. 

    -Haley

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    Rentals Partner 2023 

    Our passion is making life's special occasions unforgettable. 

     

    Our specialty is events, from outdoor weddings, corporate functions to celebrations in your own backyard. Each event and rental package, comprised of our premium quality tents and accessories is custom designed for you.

    Our dedicated team of event professionals provide an unparalleled client care experience.

    Innovative. Creative. Unique.

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    Fitness Partner 2023 

    Matt Thatcher is a co-owner at Rebel Performance and has been in the fitness and health

    industry for over 12 years. He has worked with clients ranging from former Olympic Medalists,

    national level athletes in many different sports ranging from wrestling to sailing, and perhaps

    most importantly, everyday clients looking to feel better, get stronger, manage pain and live

    their lives to the fullest.

     

    Matt believes in looking at all aspects of health including movement, nutrition, sleep, stress

    management and community. He feels that health and fitness should ultimately be inclusive

    and inviting to everyone, bringing enrichment, empowerment and opportunity to life.

     

    In their free time Matt and Erin like craft beer, good food, dogs, nature and live music!

     

    Erin is a strength coach, personal trainer, intuitive eating, health coach, DOG MOM, wife to Matt and a REBEL coach with a serious cause. Erin trains general population clients and athletes both in person and online with a focus on empowering clients to understand and take control of their health and fitness habits and their own personal progress. 

    Erin’s personal all or nothing relationship with food as well as a huge weight loss transformation have helped her to develop a unique framework that helps to meet clients where they are at, while focusing on their emotional and physical needs to achieve their goals. Erin’s personal experience with chronic pain due to years of improper movement patterns, pelvic problems and back pain has given her a unique empathy and compassion for helping clients start to feel more empowered and to gain strength effectively and safely. 

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