City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size

If you don't have this guide, go out and get one! (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

If you don’t have this guide, go out and get one! (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

City Shorts

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:

NOTE: This special compilation focuses on the recently-released Community Wellness Guide, a city publication about recreation and culture activities and opportunities in the community.

It’s a great resource have at your fingertips; if you do not have one, they are available at Welland Community Wellness Complex. This is just a small sampling, culled from the guide, of what to look forward to locally.


WELLAND – Good info in the Community Wellness Guide about what’s coming up at Welland market.

Here are some of the planned events: Luck of the Irish – food, fun, entertainment, Saturday, March 12; Earth Day Extravaganza, gardening and fun, Saturday, April 16; Berry Bonanza, family fun,”berry” good food,Saturday, June 18; Fun with Food, taste tests and experiments, Saturday, August 27; and more to be announced.


WELLAND – Lots happening in June, Seniors Month, at the Welland Community Wellness Complex.

Here are three events taking place at the complex : Senior Month Kickoff – guest speakers, refreshments, music, Wednesday, June 1; Spring Concert with the Velvetones, in the theatre, Sunday, June 5; and Strawberry Social, Friday, June 10. A fourth event, Berry Bonanza, is being held at Welland market Saturday, June 18.


WELLAND – The Welland Canoe Rental Program is guaranteed to make a splash once again this season.

Lots to choose from according to the full-page spread in the Community Wellness Guide: kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and stand up paddle boats!

Schedule: May-September, weekends, open 10 a.m. and July and August, weekdays open 11 a.m. and weekends open 10 a.m.

All renters 16 and under are free! Also, great group rental rates and season memberships. More info in the book.


WELLAND – Wellness is important to all! Welland Community Wellness Complex offers programs and activities focusing on Wellness Workout.

There’s a fitness centre with workout room; therapeutic pool; and activities like open fitness workout, open therapy time, open therapy time for children, even personal training.

Find all this and more info, in the Community Wellness Guide!


WELLAND – Are you a local entertainer? Are you looking for a stage on which to perform?

The Community Wellness Guide has a full-page application form for all types of musicians, dancers, singers and/or bands inviting them to “make a submission for consideration to perform during Friday Night Live 2016 Concert Series.”

The series runs from March to May and September to November in the Welland Community Wellness Complex theatre. All performances beginning at 7 p.m.

It just may be worth your while to pick one up and send it in!


WELLAND – Another full page spread highlights March break activities offered by the city.

For example, a Half-Day Cooking Camp featuring the Demonstration Kitchen at Welland market square for children 6 to 12; a Magic Show at the Wellness Complex Theatre March 16; March Break Family Skates at Jack Ballantyne Arena; and programs, activities at Youth Innovations at Seaway Mall. For times and other details see the Wellness Guide.



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