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HONORING WELLAND’S SPORTS GREATS
WELLAND – The 23rd annual Sports Wall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Sunday, May 1 at the Seaway Mall, from noon to 2pm. This is, by tradition, a memorable ceremony with stirring testimonials to the inductees being given places of honor on the sports wall. It is well worth attending for its nostalgia, sports history and camaraderie.
SPRING SHOPPING AT CENTRAL
WELLAND – A Spring Shopping Sale is being held Saturday, April 23 at Central United Church, 10am to 3pm. More than 25 Vendors & FREE Admission. A non-perishable food donation is appreciated! Portion of the proceeds is going to Rose City kids. Central United is at 12 Young Street, Welland.
WELLAND MUSEUM HOSTS ‘GREAT WARS’ EXHIBIT
WELLAND –- Niagara and the Great Wars Exhibit opens at the Welland Museum on May 6 at 6:30pm. Niagara and the Great Wars exhibit is a look at the Great Wars, particularly World War I and the impact it had, on our community and the world around us.
Guest curated by Cameron Ward, this collection represents the ways in which our community came together during the war years, through personal items from veterans who served and the ways in which we remember those who lost their lives. Niagara and the Great Wars will highlight artifacts, uniforms and medals from a local private collection, together with the Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council, Métis Nation of Niagara, First Nations – Brantford, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 4, Welland and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613, Fonthill. DATE: Exhibit opens May 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm. TIME: Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4 pm, Thursdays 10-8 pm
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR ROSE QUEEN CONTEST
WELLAND – Apply to be this year’s Welland Rose Queen! Applications are available at the Rose Festival Office, 30 East Main Street in downtown Welland.
TRAIL SIGNAGE ENHANCES CYCLING EXPERIENCE
WELLAND – Cycling is becoming an even more trail-friendly experience in Welland now that bilingual signage has been added to the Greater Niagara Circle Route. In order to enhance the cycling experience, Welland Canal Parkway Trail signage helps guide cyclists and keep them on the cycling path.
To further encourage cyclist to take advantage of Welland Canal Trails, manual bike pumps were installed along the trail in June 2015. The pumps are located at the Pen Financial Community Centre, Merritt Island, the Welland International Flatwater Centre, and a pump equipped with a toolkit is located at the Welland Community Wellness Complex.
For information on cycling maps, places to visit, and cycling adventures, visit niagaracyclingtourism.com.
LIBRARY ORGANIZING TRUNK SALE
WELLAND – Welland public library is holding a trunk sale. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 28. The trunk sale will be held in the lower parking lot (behind the Court House) from 8 am to 12 pm. Come and find collectibles, books, games and more. Booking proceeds will support new technology for the Welland Public Library.
Do you have treasures to sell? Only $20 for a spot until May 25, or $30 thereafter. Contact 905 734 6210 x 2527 to book your space or get more information.
HERITAGE COUNCIL PRESENTS LADIES NIGHT
WELLAND – Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre Presents LADIES NIGHT on Thursday, May 12. A fun-filled evening for ladies only to explore all the things that women like including vendors, door prizes and firemen! $30. ticket price per person.
This fundraising event will include food, entertainment and vendors. This event traditionally attracts approximately 250 ladies with all proceeds going to the Heritage Council’s ongoing operating costs.
3D PRINTING AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH
WELLAND – Thanks to the support from the community at our Trivia Night and a generous donation from the Welland Lions Club, patrons can now visit the main branch of the Welland Public Library to design three- dimensional objects that can be printed on the Flashforge Dreamer 3D Printer!
Once you register and successfully complete a 3D printer training session, you will be ready to upload a file using the form on our website that will be printed when time allows. Children are welcome to participate in the fun, but must be accompanied by an adult who has completed the training course. More information is available here.
All 3D prints are free-of-charge in 2016 and you can print up to 3 objects per week. Please note that while staff will make every effort to accommodate specific requests for size and colour, this may result in longer wait times for your printed objects.
For more information, please drop by any Welland Public Library branch or call 905-734-6210, ext. 2521 and staff would be happy to answer questions.
BURSARY DEADLINE IS MAY 6
WELLAND – Applications are now being accepted for the Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Bursary Award.
According to an ad on the Civic Corner page, the successful candidate(s) will be awarded $500 to pursue post-secondary school studies in fields that benefit care of seniors.
Deadline for applications is 4pm Friday, May 6. More info is available on the Civic Corner page in the newspaper page or the city’s website.
K of C PASTA FUNDRAISER
WELLAND – Knights of Columbus Council #2146 is holding its annual fundraiser, a pasta dinner, on April 29 at Casa Dante, Lincoln Street, Welland. The evening also features a 50/50 draw, silent auction and penny sale. All proceeds go to Welland St Vincent de Paul Society. Doors open at 5:30, dinner served at 6:30. To purchase or reserve tickets, call Pat, 905-732-9475.
ND ALUMNI CAN REGISTER ON NEW WEBSITE
WELLAND – The Notre Dame College School Alumni Association is inviting all alumni to register on its new website in order to re-establish the contact list. Once logged in and registered you will be able to peruse over 65 years of Notre Dame yearbooks online. Please register at www.notredamewelland.com. Click on Notre Dame Alumni.
PRO-LIFE HOLDS MEETING
WELLAND –Welland and Port Colborne Pro-Life annual dinner meeting is Saturday, April 30, at. St. Anthony’s Church Hall, 360 River Road, Welland.
Registration is at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Guest Speaker is Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition. Tickets are $30. per adult, $25. for students and $15. for children 12 and under. Please call 905.714.0547 to reserve your ticket.
HOOF IT WITH WELLAND’S MAYOR
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.