Coyote Sightings at Guelph Lake

At Guelph Lake diamonds over the past few weeks I have witnessed a coyote sighting and also heard them howling. I have asked the City for advice and they referred me to the Humane society.

After speaking with the Humane society, I received the below response.

Thanks so much for your email.

The Guelph Humane Society assists with injured and sick coyotes, but we generally aren’t able to intervene in cases of healthy coyotes. The City of Guelph has a Coyote Reporting site located at where you can report your coyote sighting, which helps us to track coyotes in the City and where individuals/populations are found.

I can certainly understand your concern given the proximity of the coyote to your group. Guelph Lake is a very naturalized area so it is likely not unusual for them to be in the area. I would suggest that you consider sending an email to your participants to alert them of a coyote in this area, so that they are aware and can take precautions. Here is a link from Coyote Watch Canada which offers some information on what you can do if you see a coyote, concerns around children, etc. that may be helpful to share with your group –

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.


I would expect a favorable response from them but as you can see, it is kind of an ‘oh well’ attitude. I have reported to the site as to the sightings but I would ask that you pass along the info to your players. Be aware if you have dogs, children etc.

I may be going extreme on the caution side here and it may not be a concern at all, BUT I am being cautious. Send it to your players, talk to your players and fans. Be aware that these animals have moved into the area.

Thank you

Tournament Listing

Got this in my inbox and thought it might be of some interest to our group:

My name is Kristine and I work for the Guelph Fire Department. We are running a 3 Pitch Co-Ed Charity Event on September 14, 2016 at the Cambridge Sports Park. All money raised goes to the Guelph Firefighters Benevolent Foundation which purchases various medical supplies for our local hospitals or for members within our community. I was wondering if it would be possible to post our charity poster on your website to get the word out and see if anyone within your league may be interested in registering a team in it?

Thank you,

The flyer can be seen here.

2016 Outdoor Sportsfields Reminders

Dear City of Guelph Sports Field User,

The season is finally under way and we wanted to send the following reminders:

  • Remember to check the Sports field Status page on for information on sports field closures.
  • Provide all of your coaches and reps to carry a copy of the relevant facility contract onsite with them.
  • Remind all of your coaches that they are to call our after hours live response contact number at 1-866-630-9242 should they have issues or concerns that require immediate attention. This number also appears on the facility contract.

Have fun and play safe and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Kelley McAlpine | Program Manager, Recreation Support Services
City of Guelph