CITY SHORTS ART: Tickets for Soup’s On!, the popular fundraiser, are being sold starting this weekend. See City Shorts brief below. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SECRET PATH SCREENED AT NIAGARA
WELLAND – Students, staff and the community are welcome to attend a free viewing of Gord Downie’s The Secret Path.
The Secret Path highlights the true story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack an Anishinaabe boy who died running away from his residential school near Kenora, Ontario in 1966.
Please join us: Monday, November 28, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Niagara College’s Welland Campus, AH141 Auditorium. No ticket required. Doors open at 12:20 p.m.
ROAD CLOSURES DURING SANTA CLAUS PARADE
WELAND – This is to notify residents of a temporary closure of roads intersecting with East Main Street from Wellington Street to The Boardwalk. The closure will be in effect from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. The detour route will utilize Wellington Street, Lincoln Street, and Prince Charles Drive.
HO, HO, HO – HERE COMES SANTA!
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, ho, ho, ho.
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!
WINTER IS COMING…
WELLAND – So battle the cold and cuddle up with these hot TV series on DVD: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Call the Midwife, Entourage, and so many more! All available at the Welland library.
Search the catalogue here to find your favourite show!
FREE SKATE SUNDAY
WELLAND– A National Child Day free skate is being held Sunday, November 20 at Welland’s Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena. It’s from 1pm to 2:30pm.
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.
YULE OPEN HOUSE
WELLAND – Welland Museum is holding its annual Christmas Open House. It’s on December 3 from 10am – 4pm. Free admission and free apple cider! Raffle for a poinsettia every hour. Thank you to Vermeer’s for the donation! Please call 905-732-2215 to register for a workshop. Find out more »
SOUP’S ON! COMING IN JANUARY
WELLAND – Planning for the 15th annual Soup’sOn! fundraiser is underway. The event will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Kevin’s parish hall.
Participants include Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Blessed Trinity, Eastdale, Confederation, Lakeshore Catholic and Notre Dame soup prep teams and Stephanie the Lunch Lady.
Tickets go on sale the weekend of November 19-20 before and after Masses, and from the parish office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Monday, November 21.
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 talk 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.