Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
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: email@example.com
SUPPORT CENTRAL FIRE STATION PROPOSAL
WELLAND – Heritage Welland will make its presentation about proposed future use for the former Central Fire Station at council’s next meeting Tuesday, June 21, at 7 pm. It is asking local residents to show their support by attending the council meeting in a show of solidarity with the heritage group
HEALTHY KIDS NIAGARA CHALLENGE
WELLAND – Niagara is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in The Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The goal of HKCC is to link organizations from different sectors in the community to promote the health of children aged 12 years and under and accomplish the Ontario Government’s Healthy Kids Strategy to reduce childhood obesity rates.
Visit http://healthykidsniagara.ca/home for more information and events within Niagara Region. Welland events for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge are available here.
VET FEATURED AT MUSEUM
WELLAND – Alex Boucher, a 103-year-old Metis veteran and author, will be signing books at Welland Historical Museum on Saturday, June 18 from 2pm to 3pm. Call the museum, 905-732-2215 for more details.
SECOND PUBLIC MEETING ON WRCC
WELLAND – The Welland Recreational Canal Corporation (WRCC) in partnership with the City of Welland will be hosting a second public meeting on June 30 in the Community Room at Welland Civic Square to provide an opportunity for Welland’s citizens to share their thoughts on the mandate and governance structure of the WRCC. The meeting will be from 7pm to 9pm.
These public meetings are being hosted as part of a planned governance and operational review of the WRCC. Feedback from the meetings will be included in reports to the WRCC Board and City Council with recommendations on future policy directions of the organization.
A short presentation will be made by WRCC interim management followed by an open floor for sharing constructive ideas and suggestions. Written submissions can be shared via email to firstname.lastname@example.org until June 30. All members of the public are welcome to attend
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
PELHAM – Canadian Blood Services is holding a clinic July 1 in Pelham, at Pelham Fire Station, 177 Hwy. 20 West. Call ahead, 1-888-2DONATE. There is a critical need for Type O blood.
WELLAND ARTS PROJECT INVITES ARTISTS TO GET CREATIVE
WELLAND –- The City of Welland is inviting artists from all disciplines and mediums to participate in the Welland Arts Project taking place this August 27, 2016, in downtown Welland. Applications are now open to the arts community and can be accessed at wellandartsproject.com or through the City’s website. The day of arts, performances, and festivities is made possible with support from Niagara Region and Black Lantern Experience (BLX).
The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm at Civic Square and end at 9:30pm. After that, the festivities will move into designated downtown businesses. The Mandevilles are scheduled to headline the event, along with Step Echo, Key Machine, and Sonic Arc. The event will also feature artisans, dancers, theatre performers, and food vendors.
The City has received $9,000 from the Region’s 2016 Niagara Investment in Culture Grant. Cassandra Magazzeni, Arts and Culture Coordinator for the City of Welland, says the grant will help showcase local talent and introduce a variety of arts to the community.
Artists must submit a vendor application to the Recreation and Culture Division by August 1. For more information and applications visit wellandartsproject.com or find it on Facebook.
SELF-CHECKOUT AT MAIN LIBRARY
WELLAND –Welland Library now has a self-checkout station at the main library (across from the Circulation Desk). It is user-friendly, and help is available if you need it. Give it a try!
LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM GUIDE
WELLAND –Welland Library has an incredible line-up of programs planned for the summer! The list includes the TD Summer Reading Club, Ride to Read, Splash ‘N Boots, Paws for Stories, pre-school and family programs, and programs for children 8 and up.
There are special events planned for the Main Library, Diamond Trail Branch, Seaway Mall, and other locations in the community. The Summer Reading Program Guide is available here.
HOLY CROSS CEMETERY CELEBRATION MASS
WELLAND – The fourth annual Outdoor Mass will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 11am. at Holy Cross Cemetery. Bishop Gerard Bergie will be the presider.
CNH HOLDS GOLF TOURNEY
WELLAND –Fore! The 19th annual Croatian National Home golf tournament is being held Saturday, July 9 at Sparrow Lakes Golf Course. Cost is $90 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, prizes and a barbequed lamb and pork dinner at the Croatian National Home.Please contact Randy Zdelar, 905-658-7235.
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.