Monthly Archives: September 2016

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

 Weekly Meetings
Monday
Oct.3 ’16
4:00 PM – Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
– LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.
Monday
Oct.3 ’16
5:30 PM – Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area Board of Management Meeting
– LOCATION: Billyard Insurance Group, 38 East Main St.
Monday
Oct.3 ’16
6:00 PM – Strategic Priorities Workshop
– LOCATION: Riverstone Event Centre, 414 River Road.
Tuesday
Oct.4 ’16
6:30 PM – Council Meeting in Committee-of-the-Whole In-camera (Closed to the Public), in the Council Ante Room, to discuss the following:

  • Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.
    – Integrity Commissioner.
Tuesday
Oct.4 ’16
7:00 PM – Council Meeting, in Open Session, in the Council Chambers
(an in-camera session will convene near the end of this meeting, to discuss the following: proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality of local board – Cordage Green discussion, and Welland Public Library).

  • Legislated Public Hearing(s) Pursuant to the Planning Act (to take place at the start of the open session).
Wednesday
Oct.5 ’16
4:30 PM – Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Meeting
– LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.
Wednesday
Oct.5 ’16
5:00 PM – City of Welland Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting
– Room 108 or 109.
Thursday
Oct.6 ’16
3:00 PM – Welland Community Wellness Complex Advisory Committee Meeting
– LOCATION: Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street.
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City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Rowers on the former canal in Saturday’s Head of the Welland race. The Lincoln Street bridge is in the foreground. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

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: joe0606barko@gmail.com

POPULAR BOOK SALE OCTOBER 1

WELLAND – There will be many, many books at attractive prices at the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Annual Book Sale! And not just books, but games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and magazines, too! The book sale is Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds).

FENIAN RAIDS TOPIC OF ADDRESS

WELLAND – Local author and historian June Chipp will give an enlightening presentation at the Main Branch on Tuesday, October 4 starting at 7pm. This presentation will focus on the fight at the Fort Erie docks where the Welland Canal Field Battery and Dunnville Naval Brigade faced the Fenian forces returning from the Battle of Ridgeway. Learn about the fight and the secret inquiry that is now being published for the first time in 150 years. June’s new book, Duty and Honour: The Stand Against the Fenian in Fort Erie, will be available for sale and signing. Please register in advance here.

PARISH HOSTS TAIZE NIGHT

WELLAND – Taizé prayer at Thanksgiving will be held at the Parish Community of St. Kevin Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm. “We are thankful for the gift of four seasons, especially autumn, and the earth’s natural beauty of this time of year,” says a notice in the parish bulletin.

TRIVIA NIGHT PLANNED BY LIBRARY

triivia-nightWELLAND – Think you know your stuff? Come on out and prove it in support of your library!

Join us at the Croatian National Home on Friday, November 4 for the library’s second annual Trivia Night. Gather a few friends – or enter as a team of 8 – for a delicious pasta dinner and some friendly competition. Prizes for the top three tables. Tickets are $25 and are now available at the library.

HAVE A PEEK AT CITY’S VISION

WELLAND – Mayor Frank Campion is proud to present – Welland…Pursuing our Vision fund-raising breakfast  Wednesday, October 12. Buffet breakfast, Casa Dante, 34 Lincoln Street, 8am to 10am. $35. per person. To reserve your tickets call 905-735-1700 ext 2101 or ext 2122.

 ARE YOU THE MISSING LINK?

WELLAND – On Sunday October 2, from 3-4pm, join with thousands internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life. Come with your family and friends to pray for an end to abortion along Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls. Please report to this location at 2:45pm: No Frills Store – Highland Ave. & Lundy’s Lane. For more information contact Amanda: 905 941 5567, amanda.hendriks@hotmail.com

 AUTHOR TONAN SHARES STORIES FROM BOOK

WELLAND – Modesta Tonan will be visiting the Library on Monday, October 3 at 7 pm to discuss her latest book I Belong to You – a romantic journey of self-discovery through Northern Italy. Modesta is poised to be one of Canada’s most engaging new authors. Spend the evening with Modesta as she shares stories from her book and other experiences. Please register in advance here.

LIVE CONCERTS AT WELLNESS CENTRE

WELLAND – The Friday Night Live concert series start is upon us at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.

Scheduled performers include: Debbie Frappier, September 30; Nicole Cerminara, October 21; and Sammi Morelli, November 25. The free performances, held in the theatre, get underway at 7pm.

WELLAND CANAL FALLEN WORKERS SPEAKERS SERIES

WELLAND – Schedule in the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Speaker Series:

Tuesday, October 25: Welland Canal Construction Railway by Andy Panko

Tuesday, November 29: Medical Services on the Canal by Isabel Bachmann

Tuesday, January 31: Art & Poetry on the Canal by Debra Antoncic

Tuesday, March 28: Life and Death on the Welland Ship Canal: The Untold Story of 137 Worker Fatalities by Arden Phair

Tuesday, April 25: Disaster on the Welland Canal: The Lock 6 Gate Collapse, 1928 by Sarah King-Head.

These talks are in conjunction with the development and construction of a Fallen Workers Memorial which will be unveiled in late summer 2017 and will be located adjacent to Lock 3 in St. Catharines. Each talk will take place at 7pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland.

Please register for these talks by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through the online calendar.

Idyllic Welland

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Love this pic from last weekend’s Head of the Welland race on the former canal. Division Street bridge provided a great view of boats gliding past the floating stage off Merritt Park, with Lincoln Street bridge in the distance. (Photo by Joe Barkovich. Idyllic Welland is a recurring feature on the blog.)

2016 Food Drive Date: November 5

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A volunteer gathers up donations of non-perishables from a front doorstep in north Welland. (2015 file photo/Joe Barkovich)

The Welland Food Drive is around the corner.

It is that time again!  Every year for the last 23 years the Welland community has come together to stock the shelves of the food banks in our city.  This year is no exception.  The Food Drive this year will be on Saturday, November 5.

About the Process

The collection of what usually ends up being tons and tons of food in a three hour window is as it always has been, Welland residents are asked to put their food donations at their front doors by 10:00 a.m.   Sometime shortly after that some 80+ teams of people will scour the street, collecting the food donated.  The donations are brought to Club Richelieu on River Road where it is boxed by hundreds of volunteers.  The food is distributed between Open Arms Mission, the Hope Center and the Salvation Army for those who require a little help in the months to come.

Volunteers are Needed

The activity and excitement as the food comes in to Club Richelieu is something to behold.  We always need hard working volunteers to help out throughout the day. To participate, please go to wellandfooddrive.com to sign up as a volunteer.     Additionally liking us on Facebook or contributing to Instagram and/or Twitter at #wellandfooddrive is critical in getting the word out.

For additional information Please go to our website.

(Source: Welland Food Drive media release)

Race With A View

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Boats participating in today’s Head of the Welland race make their way down the former canal at Merritt Park, en route to the finish line at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. The race is also known as the Five Bridges Classic because athletes row under five bridges between start and finish: Main Street, Division Street, Lincoln Street, railway swing bridge and Ontario Road. About 1,000 athletes were expected to participate, some from as far as Massachusetts and California. Local crews taking part include South Niagara Rowing Club, Notre Dame Rowing Club, Brock University, St. Catharines and Ridley College. South Niagara Rowing Club is sponsor of the popular event. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Weekly Meetings
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Tuesday
Sep.27 ’16
4:15 PM – North Welland Business Improvement Area Board of Management Meeting
LOCATION: M.T. Bellies Restaurant, 871 Niagara Street.

 

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 City of Welland Jobs
Tuesday
Sep.27 ’16
4:00 PM – Skate Patrollers/Cashier
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume by no later than 4:00 p.m. September 27, 2016

City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

cr2d_rgwaaaujzkCompilation 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: joe0606barko@gmail.com

 WELLAND CANAL FALLEN WORKERS SPEAKERS SERIES

WELLAND – Welland Public Library is proud to announce a new speaker series beginning next week. This series, taking place the last Tuesday of every month running September to April, focuses on the Welland Canal Fallen Workers. These talks are in conjunction with the development and construction of a Fallen Workers Memorial which will be unveiled in late summer 2017 and will be located adjacent to Lock 3 in St. Catharines.

Each talk will take place at 7pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland. The list of topics is as follows:

Tuesday, September 27: The Canal Landscape of Welland by Terry Hughes

Tuesday, October 25: Welland Canal Construction Railway by Andy Panko

Tuesday, November 29: Medical Services on the Canal by Isabel Bachmann

Tuesday, January 31: Art & Poetry on the Canal by Debra Antoncic

Tuesday, March 28: Life and Death on the Welland Ship Canal: The Untold Story of 137 Worker Fatalities by Arden Phair

Tuesday, April 25: Disaster on the Welland Canal: The Lock 6 Gate Collapse, 1928 by Sarah King-Head.

Please register for these talks by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through the online calendar.

POPULAR BOOK SALE OCTOBER 1

booksWELLAND – There will be many, many books at attractive prices at the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Annual Book Sale! And not just books, but games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and magazines, too!

Mark your calendar— the book sale will be Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds). Donations can be dropped off at the fairgrounds from Wed, September 28 until Friday, September 30, 9am til 3pm.

TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKS REP

WELLAND – The city is recruiting to fill the volunteer position of business community representative on the Transit Advisory Committee. Applications and information are available at the city clerk’s office or on the city’s website at www.welland.ca/WeeklyInfo/Notices.asp . Your application should describe what assets you feel you can bring to the committee. Full info is available on the civic corner page.

 ARE YOU THE MISSING LINK?

WELLAND – On Sunday October 2, from 3-4pm, join with thousands internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life. Come with your family and friends to pray for an end to abortion along Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls. Please report to this location at 2:45pm: No Frills Store – Highland Ave. & Lundy’s Lane. For more information contact Amanda: 905 941 5567, amanda.hendriks@hotmail.com

 COLLEGE POSTS CAMPUS SECURITY TIPS

thWELLAND – A reminder to Niagara College students and staff to take steps to ensure your safety on campus:

Be aware of your surroundings – don’t be distracted by phones, headphones, etc. when walking around campus;

Don’t walk alone after hours;

Familiarize yourself with campus buildings and emergency phones;

Trust your instincts, if you feel uneasy about a situation or person, remove yourself from the situation;

In an emergency, dial 911, and then Campus Security at 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App;

Download Niagara College’s Mobile Safety App: The Niagara College Mobile Safety App provides important personal safety tools for students and staff, including quick access to campus security, emergency contacts, urgent notifications, tips and tools and more. Download via Google Play, the App Store, BlackBerry World or niagaracollege.ca/security.

Campus Security is available 24/7:You can reach Campus Security 24/7 by calling 905 735-2211 ext. 6999 or via the Niagara College Mobile Safety App.

For more campus safety tips, visit http://www.niagaracollege.ca/campus-safety/tips/

 BLACK SHEEP LOUNGE TO HOST BOOK DISCUSSIONS

book clubWELLAND – Welland Library is excited to announce that the afternoon book is now taking place at The Black Sheep Lounge! Each member will receive a complimentary coffee (or similar beverage) while discussing the book of the month! The book club will meet at 2pm. Please register in advance.

Upcoming Titles: Wednesday, October 19: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson; Wednesday, November 23: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

WELLAND – Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara presents Celebrating Our Heritage  on Sunday, October 16, 2pm in the Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Tickets: $12 passholder; $15 non-passholder.

LIVE CONCERTS AT WELLNESS CENTRE

WELLAND – The Friday Night Live concert series starts this month at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St. Scheduled performers include: Debbie Frappier, September 30; Nicole Cerminara, October 21; and Sammi Morelli, November 25. The free performances, held in the theatre, get underway at 7pm.