City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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City Shorts

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, community service information and events, bulletin boards, requests, telephone requests, web postings, email requests etc.) of short items (in most cases) about matters of local interest in Welland. Want to submit an item for consideration? Please send to:


save the hospitalWELLAND – Niagara Health Coalition, Ontario Health Coalition and Save Our Welland Hospital are sponsoring a meeting regarding the fate of Welland hospital.

Building the Plan to Work Together to Save the Welland Hospital features guest speaker Doug Allan of the Ontario Health Coalition.

The meeting is Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m. in the community room at Welland city hall.

For more information contact:, Sue Hotte 905-932-1646


tax clinicsWELLAND – The Welland Public Library will be hosting Income Tax Clinics again this year for people on low and fixed incomes.

Clinics will be conducted by volunteers from the CRA Volunteer Tax Service and from the Niagara District Chartered Accountants Association.

Staff began taking appointments February 16 @ 9:00 a.m. Please call the library for information or to book an appointment, 905-734-6210 ext 2521


WELLAND – Enjoy a roast beef dinner, family style, Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, corner of Griffith and Kent streets, Welland. Adults: $14, Kids (6-12) :$7, Kids under 5: Free admission.

Door prizes, entertainment, free parking. For tickets, call Dianne @ 905-735-1152.


WELLAND – 9th Welland Scouts is hosting an INDOOR yard sale/vendor show! It will be held Sunday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chippawa Park Community Centre.

There will be something for everyone! Tables include but aren’t limited to: yard sale items, Scentsy, Baked goods, Velata.


WELLAND – A Trivia Night is being held Friday, February 26 at Central United Church, 12 Young Street, Welland (corner of King and Young).

Registration at 6:30 p.m. with the competition starting at 7 p.m. $10 per person. Pizza and snacks provided.

Tickets, call 905 735-2333 or at the door.


NCDSB-LogoWELLAND –Niagara Catholic District School Board is thrilled that Notre Dame College School student and current student trustee and co-chair of the Student Senate, Aidan Harold, is one of 30 graduating secondary school students across Canada to receive the prestigious national Loran Scholars Foundation Award for 2016.

The Loran Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional young Canadians whose accomplishments far exceed what is shown on their transcripts.

This year, 4,273 graduating secondary school students applied for Loran Awards, and 400 were interviewed in 22 Canadian cities. Of those, only 30 were named Loran Scholars. The award is valued at up to $100,000 over four years.

Father Paul MacNeil, chair of the Board, congratulated Aidan:

“On behalf of the Niagara Catholic community, I congratulate Aidan Harold on this outstanding accomplishment,” MacNeil said. “Niagara Catholic’s senior administrative staff and the entire board of trustees values the tremendous importance of the student voice, and Aidan has been an outstanding representative for the students we serve. He has been a strong voice not only at Notre Dame College School and in the board room, but in meetings throughout the province.”


THOROLD – Niagara Counts is part of a national strategy to help determine the extent of homelessness.

niagara-countsAbout 30 communities across Canada, including Niagara, will be conducting Point-in-Time Counts providing a snapshot of homelessness at a given point in time.

This involves counting and surveying those in the community who experience absolute homelessness (those living outside or in emergency shelters). The Count will help us better understand who is homeless and what their needs are.

A successful count will allow the Niagara community to: Identify the number of absolute homeless individuals in our community at a given point in time; Identify the characteristics and needs of the homeless; Provide baseline data so we can measure our progress towards ending homelessness; Increase public awareness about homelessness; Enhance our ability to test the effectiveness of programs and services aimed at ending homelessness

Conducting a successful count will require volunteers who will work together in teams of three to identify and survey individuals who are homeless. Volunteers are needed April 5 from 5 – 8 a.m.

For more information about the program and how to register to be a volunteer, visit the Region’s website.


ST. CATHARINES – The 13th annual Bishop’s Gala will take place Friday, April 1, 5:30 p.m., at Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd., St. Catharines.

Cost of tickets is $75 per person and they can be ordered through the Niagara Catholic website or by contacting Sherry Morena, Niagara Catholic District School Board, 905-735-0240, ext. 213 or


WELLAND -Frozen apple and cheese strudels are being sold by St. Anthony’s Croatian Church. Please phone 905-735-6159.


WELLAND – Put your best foot forward with Welland Mayor Frank Campion.

Join the mayor’s Monday walk on Merritt Island. Meet at the island’s parking lot at 7:30am for a 40-minute walk.

(City Shorts is a recurring feature on the blog appearing most often on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or otherwise as circumstances arise. Send submissions to:

One thought on “City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size

  1. Hilda Finlayson

    Joe, if you are posting this again, please include “For tickets call Dianne @ 905-735-1152.”  There is no admission fee. The prices quoted are for the cost of the dinner. (Kids under 5 eat free.) Many thanks.Hilda From: fromareportersnotebook To: Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:21 AM Subject: [New post] City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size #yiv4899388963 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4899388963 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4899388963 a.yiv4899388963primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4899388963 a.yiv4899388963primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4899388963 a.yiv4899388963primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4899388963 a.yiv4899388963primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4899388963 | fromareportersnotebook posted: “Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-largeCity Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, community service information and events, bulletin boards, r” | |


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