Thursday excursions

July 27, 2023

Visit Elora

Hop on a charter bus and spend half a day visiting the historic town of Elora, just 30 minutes outside Guelph. Join a fun, guided walking tour with characters from Elora’s past to take you on a circular route that includes views of the gorge, a natural beauty in the Grand River valley. Then browse the charming shops and pick your own spot for lunch before being shuttled back to the University of Guelph.
Cost: $30 (lunch at own expense)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

*Additional Chocolate Workshop has been added! 2nd workshop Thursday, July 27, 2:00 – 4:30

If you have already registered and want to sign up for the Chocolate Workshop, go to your registration and select, “Edit Registration”, then select this workshop. You will need to pay for this additional workshop when you check out.

Using Food Science to explain each step in the bean-to-bar chocolate making

This on-campus workshop starts with a lecture component (1hr) briefly reviewing the history of chocolate and the steps involved in bean to bar. The practical aspect is about 2 hours with 3 melangers going where participants add certain ingredients at specific stages and then visualize the changes. They can temper the batches with sugar and mold them. Participants will be able to take home 2 ready-made chocolate bars and with time permitting, they can do a chocolate tasting. Cost: $15 per person (max 20)

NEW TIME 2:00 – 4:30 (approximately)

SOLD OUT (11:00 – 1:30 approximately)

BioProducts Discovery and Development Center tour (on campus) – SOLD OUT

The interdisciplinary centre was established in 2008 and conducts leading-edge research to develop materials and products from bio-based and sustainable resources (e.g., agricultural non-food residues, recycled and waste streams) to substitute non-renewable materials in many manufacturing sectors, including automotive, packaging, agriculture and consumer goods applications. The tour of the BDDC will start with an overview of the research areas, with examples of products developed; followed by a guided tour of the laboratories in the research facility. Time: 11:00 1-hour duration (max 20). Cost: Free

Two men in drinking beer at Oktoberfest

ChemEd Brewery Tour (CANCELED)
Our Thursday Beer Tour did not have enough attendees to run and was canceled.

On Tuesday night, we will be encouraging attendees to head down to our lovely downtown Guelph — plenty of pubs and breweries!

(Pictured ChemEd 1975, Reg Friesen and Leonard Sibley)

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