City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Paul Turner and committee are putting finishing touches on plans for this year’s Julia’s Hope Cup. Turner is pictured here in a publicity photo for the popular annual fundraiser. See details about the event, below. (File photo/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

INFO FOR JULIA’S HOPE CUP

WELLAND – Good Old Canadian Pond Hockey Tournament invites families for a day of festivities while raising money for The Hope Centre, in memory of Julia Turner, an inspiring young woman who passed away in 2011.

jula-turnerSaturday February 4, 2017 Chippawa Park, Welland Registration 9:00 a.m. … Puck Drops at 10:30 a.m.

FREE Breakfast & Lunch

Silent Auction inside Chippawa Park Community Centre

Registration available at M.T. Bellies, Enviro-Niagara Heating & Air Conditioning, FE Coyne Insurance, The Hope Centre, Notre Dame College School.

Minimum pledge: $100 per player $50 per student $25 Kids Tournament (6-12 years old)

www.juliashopecup.ca

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2017 T. ROY ADAMS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

WELLAND – Nominations are now open for the 2017 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award.

The award honours the memory of the late Councillor T. Roy Adams and is presented annually to a current resident of Niagara who best exemplifies Roy’s values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life. Last year’s winner was Welland resident Paul Turner.

Residents can view criteria for the award and submit nominations online at niagararegion.ca/government/awards-bursaries. Nominations are open until March 31, 2017.

Roy Adams was an eminent Niagaran, well known throughout the Region, Canada, and abroad for his service to God, his country and his fellow citizens. More info: Contact Darrell Neufeld, Niagara Region, 905-980-6000 ext. 3813. darrell.neufeld@niagararegion.ca

BOOK CLUB MEETS JANUARY 18

WELLAND – Welland Library’s Book Club at the Black Sheep Lounge resumes Wednesday, January 18 at 2pm. Up for discussion: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The library will provide a complimentary coffee or similar beverage.

HARVEST KITCHEN SCHEDULE

WELLAND – Here is the schedule for the Harvest Kitchen program in Welland, it started in November and runs through to March 2017. It is a hot meal program with no overnight component.

out-of-the-cold-2-300x200Sunday: 5 p.m. Central United Church 12 Young Street

Monday: 5:30 p.m. Sacré-Coeur Catholic Church 72 Empire Street

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Hope Centre 570 King Street

Wednesday: 5 p.m. St. Kevin Catholic Church 307 Niagara Street

Thursday: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 5:30 p.m.,2nd Thursday 6 p.m. Hope Centre 570 King Street

4th & 5th Thursday 5 p.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 300 Chaffey Street

Emergency Shelter: Hope Centre – 24 hours 570 King Street 905-788-0744

INTRODUCING THE INNOVATION STATION

WELAND – The Innovation Station has arrived at Welland Public Library! The station includes public access to the 3D printer, a scanner for old slides and photos, and a VHS to digital converter; it is located at the former Information Desk. Come on in to check it out!  Two staff members will be on hand at the main desk to answer all of your questions and provide any assistance that you may need.

AUTISM INFO SESSION AT DIAMOND TRAIL

WELLAND – LB Brown from Autism Ontario will provide families and members of the public with information on available resources for parents and caregivers of individuals on the autism spectrum. This information session will take place at the Diamond Trail Branch on Tuesday, January 24th at 6pm. This is a free program with limited space so please register ahead.

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO QUIT SMOKING

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WELLAND – The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients Program (STOP) offers eligible participants in Niagara five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Eligible participants will: Attend an educational session and, receive a five-week course of nicotine patches. The workshop date is January 19, in Thorold.Call 905-688-8248 ext. 7240 to find out if you are eligible and to register for a workshop.

For additional help with quitting smoking, order our free quit smoking kit.

HAVE A COFFEE AND A CHAT WITH CAMPION

WELLAND – The Welland Mayor’s Coffee Break session is Thursday, February 16 at the Wellness Complex from 10:45am to noon. Everyone is welcome! This is a free event but pre-registration is required through the reception office.

GET YOUR TICKETS, JUST A FEW REMAIN!

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WELLAND – Do too many cooks spoil the broth? Not at Soup’s On!, a popular soup luncheon fundraiser, where seven soup prep teams will serve a variety of soups in aid of a social justice scholarship.

At Soup’s On!, the consensus is: Every ‘ladle bit’ helps!

The event takes place Friday, January 27, at St. Kevin’s parish hall. Tickets are $10 per person. Three servings are held during each Soup’s On!: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The noon serving is sold out.

Tickets for Soup’s On! are available from the parish office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. They are also sold before and after weekend Masses at St. Kevin: 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.Only a few tickets remain, get yours today!

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