City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size


Mark the date in your calendar: Saturday, Nov. 5. city-wide food drive!

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large


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:


WELLAND – Sunday, October 30th marks the day for Notre Dame College School’s 41st Annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World.


The Pilgrimage is an opportunity for the school community (students, teachers, parents, friends, and alumni) to “put their feet to the Gospel” by walking in solidarity with those from the developing world who are less fortunate.

Over the years, Notre Dame has raised over $2 million through this event for development projects throughout the world. From the Pilgrimage we learn that Canadian Christians are abundantly blessed – we have the ability and means to respond to the poor.

The Notre Dame community invites and encourages alumni and friends to be a part of this family tradition. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.; Departure prayer is at 9:00 a.m.; Pilgrimage Eucharist is at approximately 1:00 p.m. Please support  Notre Dame students. And if you can’t be there, please consider a donation which can be made online at


WELAND – The Canadian University Rowing Championships are being held in Welland Nov. 5-6.

The event is being held at the south course, Welland International Flatwater Centre.

About 300 competitors are expected to take part in the two-day event.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.


WELLAND – A Niagara Region Health and Wellness Expo is being held Saturday, November 12 from 9am to 5pm at the Croatian National Home, 6 Broadway Ave, Welland. Free admission.


WELLAND – Welland’s city hall is hosting Halloween Spooktacular on Monday, October 31 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

The event is a fundraiser for the United Way of South Niagara.

“Stop by and enjoy some yummy treats for a good cause,” says the posting on the city’s Civic Corner page. Visit the website or check out the Civic Corner page in Thursday’s Tribune.


WELLAND – Santa Claus comes to Welland Saturday, November 19.

That’s the date of the city’s Santa Claus parade. And here’s the big question: who at city hall has the connections to get him here so early?

Volunteers are needed to assist with the event: including traffic marshals, parade marshals, ride-along marshals, and end-of-parade marshals.

Folks can apply through See the ad on the Civic Corner page.


WELLAND – Free concert for Niagara youth, Wednesday, November 2, from 7pm – 8:30pm; Centennial Secondary School, 240 Thorold Road West, Welland.

Tickets (even though free) must be obtained in advance. The concert is presented by Youth Resources Niagara.


WELLAND –The main branch of the library is now open every Sunday from 1– 5pm. Staff look forward to seeing you! Free parking available all day on weekends and evenings after 6 pm.


WELLAND – 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

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.

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