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COLLEGE ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS HERE
WELAND – The Canadian University Rowing Championships are being held in Welland this weekend, 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.
FALL OPEN HOUSE AT COLLEGE CAMPUSES
WELLAND – Niagara College’s Fall Open House will take place on Saturday, November 19, from 10am to 2pm at both the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses.
Future students and their families and friends are welcome to explore a variety of academic displays and demonstrations, tour our program labs and classroom facilities, take a campus and residence tour, meet the faculty team and connect with current students.
No advance registration is required. Parking is free at both campuses.
Want to hear from the amazing students at NC? Check out #myncstory to hear their awesome stories in their own words.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER NIGHT AT ST. KEVIN
WELLAND – Parish Community of St. Kevin hosts its 19th annual Distinguished Speaker Night on Monday, November 21.
Guest is Paul Beaudette, Program Leader for Religion and Family Life in the Hamilton-Wentworth District Catholic School Board. His topic: How the Church’s Best-Kept Secret is being divulged in Catholic schools.
Speaker Night is held in the parish hall. It starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and it is open to the community.
HEALTH, WELLNESS SESSION
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.
INFO SESSION AT DIAMOND TRAIL CANCELLED
WELLAND – The Autism Ontario Information Session scheduled to be held at the Diamond Trail Branch on Saturday, November 5 has been cancelled. The session will be rescheduled in the new year.
HO, HO, HO – WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See the ad on the Civic Corner page.
Santa Claus Parade details: 4pm start time at Canadian Tire Financial Services (East Main & Wellington Sts.) ending at Civic Square. After the parade, visit with Santa and enjoy free hot chocolate and treats–while watching a movie on Welland’s Big Screen!
WELLS OF HOPE
WELLAND – Ted van der Zalm of Wells of Hope will be at St. Mary Church, Welland, to speak about the program.
Date of the event is Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 90 Griffith St. The event is hosted by Welland Knights of Columbus. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
VENDOR FAIR AT KUSKA SCHOOL
WELLAND – Alexander Kuska Catholic School is hosting its Fall Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 5 from 10am to 3pm at the school. 333 Rice Road. It includes many vendors, BBQ, baked goods, face painting, pictures with Santa, Mad Science and more. It is sponsored by the school Parent Council.
LIBRARY OPEN SUNDAYS
WELLAND –The main branch of the library is now open every Sunday from 1– 5pm. Free parking available all day on weekends and evenings after 6 pm.
NEW ISSUE OF BOARDWALK BANTER IS AVAILABLE
WELLAND –The library’s November/December newsletter is now available! It has special events coming up that you won’t want to miss. Copies are available at both branches, or you can view it online here: November/December 2016. Use the Event Calendar to register for programs.
WELLAND CANAL FALLEN WORKERS SPEAKERS SERIES
WELLAND – Schedule in the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Speaker Series:
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 will take place at 7pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland.
Please register by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through the online calendar.