Important Events In Guelph - 1966

Author: Unknown

Publication Date: 1966

 

January:
1      Deborah Jean Bailey first baby of year in Guelph
2      Colonel John McCrae Museum approved by city council
10    Two buildings, one containing Doughty McFarlane Co., the other Skov Plastics,                      gutted in first major fire of year
11     The 11th Field Regiment marks 100th year
23   Guelph population 48,500
27   St. Joseph’s Hospital’s annual report list over 7,000 patients in 1965


February:
2     Guelph citizens report wolves in the Woolwich St. – Woodlawn Rd. area

8     Guelph Rotary Club marks 61st anniversary
9     Guelph Guadian ends publication; University of Guelph installs Telex in Massey                     Library

 

March:
8     Council approves increase of three mills in tax rate, set at 117 mills for residential and            128 for business.

 

April:
13    University of Guelph adopts three semester plan
29   Guelph Township school board taken over by Guelph Board of Education; Wellington          County tax set at 18 mills for 1966

 

May:
8     Canada Highway Safety Council show Guelph to be Canada’s 41 st largest city
9     David J. Wilson appointed new director of education
10    Old Mahoney home at the corner of Norfolk and Northumberland Streets                              demolished to make way for the Norfolk underpass
15    Large throngs view redecorated Church of Our Lady
19    Eighty-seven women are among those receiving the Bachelor of Science degrees at         Ontario Agriculture College
27   A total of 10,000 bee eggs and 500 larvae transported to University of Guelph                         strapped to a man’s waist in 24 hour trip from England.

 

June:
3    Siamese twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McGee in Guelph, rushed to Toronto.
9    Guelph Masonic Lodge celebrates 100th anniversary
11    Educational Television tried for first time in Guelph senior elementary schools
28  Board of Education becomes Guelph District School Board


July:
15   A total of 21 Ontario scholarships won by Guelph High School students
31   Demolish 80 year old Woolwich Street home to make way for parking lot at First                   Baptist Church

 

September:
3    Joanne Young and Murray Evans win gold medals at CNE Music Festival
6    Some 10,750 students placed in local classrooms
11    Over 1,200 freshmen register at the University of Guelph; enrolment compiled at 3,439
18   The $90,000 YW-YMCA officially dedicated
30   Governor-General and Mme. Vanier arrive for official visit


October:
1     Some 5,000 students give vice-regal party rousing welcome, then given day off school
6    Subway on Wilson Street opened to traffic
14   Boy Scout trophy missing for 30 years found in walls of King Edward Hotel

26   Dr. J. A. Campbell receives 1966 Harvey W. Wiley award for outstanding contributions          to development of analytical methods

 

November:
4    Awards and scholarships totaling more than $20,000
18   David Hasson, 16, of R.R.I Ariss, wins Queen’s Guineas at Royal Winter Fair in Toronto

 

December:
3    Over $42,000,000 in total building permit value in first 11 months of 1966
4    Guelph’s first public art gallery opens in special room at the public library
13   Guelph Little Theatre to move to the old Salvation Army building
27  Churches will participate in bell-ringing at midnight, December 31, 1966 to mark                   beginning of Centennial year.