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WELLAND SHOULD BE PROUD: CAMPION
THORLD –Local pols were quick to congratulate Paul Turner, who was named Thursday night the 2016 recipient of the T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year award.
Welland Mayor Frank Campion, Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn and councillors Paul Grenier and George Marshall congratulated Turner on the honor bestowed on him.
Campion made this public statement in email correspondence Friday evening: “It was a pleasure to participate in honoring Paul when he was presented the award at regional council. Paul has a long history of giving to the community in so many ways. He exemplifies the concept of social justice in his daily life, putting the needs of others ahead of his own. His dedication to ensuring no one is left disadvantaged and his belief that we are all equal and should be treated that way is something we should all aspire to. The selection committee could not have picked a better person. Welland should be proud of their fellow citizen, I sure am!”
MONTHLY PASS INCREASE FOR TRANSIT
WELLAND – The monthly pass rates for Welland Transit have increased
They are: adult/post secondary student, $78; student (high school), $68; Senior(65 and over) $59.
The posting on the Civic Corner page explains reasons for the increases: there has not been a monthly pass increase since 2008; expenses have increased significantly since 1968; evening service Monday to Friday is improving; no further fare increases for 2016; plan was recommended in the Transit master plan and approved by the city.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT MARKET
WELLAND – Heather Glabb is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the market, for Saturday, July 9. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am.
WAINFLEET– Jericho House (10845 Rathfon Rd., Wainfleet) will be holdings its Annual Ecology Retreat from Tuesday, July 26 until Sunday, July 31.
Fr. Daniel O’Leary is the facilitator. Cost is $375 per person. For more information or to register call 905-834-0553.
CITY LOOKING FOR RECRUITS
WELLAND – The city is recruiting to fill vacancies on one board and two committees. It needs one member for the Welland Public Library board; needs four for the Accessibility Advisory Committee and one on the transit advisory committee. Applications are available at the city clerk’s office or on the city’s website at http://www.welland.ca/WeeklyInfo/Notices.asp
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
WELLAND – On Wednesday, July 20, Meet the Neighbours, at Dover Park, is taking place. Connect with your neighbours at this family-oriented, free event from 3pm to 7pm.
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.
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.
VACATION HOLDS AND LOANS
WELLAND – Going on vacation? No problem. Visit Welland library’s circulation desk or call extension 2520 to extend your loan period to cover the time you are away. No need to miss your holds or lose your position in line either! Simply ask to have your standing holds suspended until after you return. Holds can also be suspended from your account online.
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.