APPRECIATION: A Remembrance Day Service With A Difference

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Meeting Calendar
Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Information is obtained from the applicable agency, board, committee, or commission and downloaded to this calendar as it becomes available. Information is subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information, including cancellations.

Budget Review Committee Meeting ≫
5:00 PM Monday Nov. 18 2019 –
Council Chambers

Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole, in Camera ≫
5:30 PM Tuesday Nov. 19 2019 –
Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board:
– Sale of land and development updates.
– Youngs Sportsplex update.

A trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information, supplied in confidence to the municipality of local board, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization:
– Potential service delivery changes.

Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees:
– Personnel matter. Council Chambers

Council Meeting in Open Session ≫
7:00 PM Tuesday Nov. 19 2019 –
Council Chambers

Transit Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
5:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 20 2019 –
Council Ante Room, at the Civic Square, 60 East Main Street

Committee of Adjustment Hearing(s) ≫
5:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 20 2019 –
Council Chambers

Market Square Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
6:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 20 2019 –
Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
9:30 AM Thursday Nov. 21 2019 –
LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street

Human Resources Committee Meeting ≫
10:00 AM Thursday Nov. 21 2019 –
Administrative Boardroom

Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting ≫
3:00 PM Thursday Nov. 21 2019 –
Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.

(Source: City of Welland webpage)

Niagara Community To Celebrate Career, Accomplishments Of Dan Patterson

The career and accomplishments of Niagara College President Dan Patterson will be celebrated at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines on the evening of Friday, November 22. In May 2019, Patterson announced that he would be stepping down as president of the College following his current term.

A formal program will begin at 7 p.m. in Partridge Hall. Current and former community and business, leaders, colleagues and other special guests will share their stories and experiences with Patterson, and highlight his many contributions to Niagara College and the wider Niagara community over the past 25 years. A reception featuring food and beverages from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute will follow at 9 p.m. in the Algoma Lobby. The event is presented by Niagara College’s board of governors.

Tickets to the event are $55 per person, and are available online and through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

Dan Patterson has been president of Niagara College since 1995. Under his leadership, enrolment has grown from 4,500 to over 11,000 full-time students in over 130 programs, and has seen significant changes to its two pioneering campuses that have made Niagara College one of Canada’s most innovative post-secondary institutions.

(Source: Niagara College news release)

Registration Open For NC’s Fall Open House Nov. 16

This fall, Niagara College will open its doors to prospective students for an interactive look inside all that college life has to offer.

On Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the College will welcome students, parents and families for its Fall Open House, to explore programs, facilities and services at both its innovative campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Future students can engage with faculty, staff, and current students to help guide their journey to postsecondary education.

“Fall Open House is one of the best times to experience Niagara College and envision your future with us,” said NC President Dan Patterson. “Come out and meet our remarkable students, faculty and staff, tour our impressive facilities and services, and learn about our innovative programs.”

Open House visitors can register for a chance to win a $2,000 credit towards their tuition in September 2020, January 2021 or May 2021. New this year, prospective students who register before Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m. and attend open house will be entered to win 1 of 10 $100 Amazon gift cards. Pre-registration is not mandatory to attend Fall Open House, but only those who pre-register will be eligible for the gift card draw.

The focal point for the event will be the ‘Academic Marketplace’ where visitors can explore the variety of program offerings – for both full- and part-time studies – available at each campus, speak to program faculty and students, and depart for lab tours specific to their program areas of interest where they can see for themselves what experiential learning is all about.

Visitors can get a look inside NC’s unique environments and visit classrooms, labs, and learning enterprises such as the Teaching Salon, Dental Clinic, simulation and technology labs at the Welland Campus; or the Teaching Winery, Teaching Brewery, Teaching Distillery, greenhouse, and culinary and research labs at the NOTL Campus. It will also be an opportunity to view some of the newest areas on campus from NC’s $65-million campus redevelopment project, such as the renovated libraries at both campuses, the Marotta Family Innovation Complex at the NOTL campus, and the Marilyn I Walker Centre of Excellence in Visual Arts and Technology at the Welland campus.

Guests can roam freely or attend guided campus tours departing every half hour, led by current students. On-campus residences will be open for tours on a drop-in basis throughout the day.

The College is hosting an information session on: Making the transition – Hear from our Financial Aid team to learn more about The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), bursaries and scholarships, fee deadlines and payment options. You’ll also hear from a current student on their real life experiences at NC and advice on what they wished they knew in first year.

Guests can also browse through the Student Services Fair at each campus to learn about available supports the College offers. Financial Aid and Enrolment Services staff will also be on site and ready to facilitate student applications.

While visitors are welcome to attend both campus open houses, those who are unsure of where their programs of interest are located are encouraged to visit the College website here:
Free parking is available at all lots at both campuses during the event. For directions and campus info visit

For more information about the Fall Open House and schedules, visit

(Source: Niagara College news release)