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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
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON COMMITTEES, DEADLINE EXTENDED
WELLAND – The City of Welland is looking to fill volunteer positions on three committees. These include:
Active Transportation Advisory Committee, six member-at-large positions;
Welland Community Wellness Complex Advisory Committee, one member-at-large position;
Welland Farmers’ Market vendor positions on the Market Square Advisory Committee, two positions.
Applications must be received in the Office of the City Clerk on or before 4:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 21. Applications and info are available on the city’s website.
RIVER KEEPERS HOLD AGM
WELLAND – Welland River Keepers have scheduled their annual meeting Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. at Welland Civic Square, Room 108.
The River Keepers carry out a variety of duties including planting trees, shrubs and wild flowers along the river, working with other groups of similar interests and holding nature walks, hikes and tours.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and learn more about the organization.
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.
WRIGHT’S WORK AT WELLAND LIBRARY
WELLAND – Canadian novelist Richard B. Wright passed away earlier this week at the age of 79.
Perhaps best known for his 2001 novel, Clara Callan – which won both the Giller Prize and The Governor General’s Award for Fiction – Wright went on to pen many more novels including his latest, Nightfall, published last May.
Check out his work here and celebrate the life of one of Canada’s finest authors. He will be missed.
LIBRARY’S MARCH BREAK PROGRAM GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
WELLAND – Get a sneak peek at all of the exciting programs for March Break in the library’s newest program guide! We have programs available for children, teens and families. Pick one up today at the Main Branch, Diamond Trail Branch or take a look online here: March Break Program Guide 2017.
Registration for March Break Programs opens on Monday, February 13th!
FAMILY FUN DAY
WELLAND – A great way to spend the Family Day holiday – at Family Fun Day, Feb. 20.It’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.
Some of the events/activities: Club Rex Dinosaur Presentation 10:30am, Reptile Kingdom Travelling Road Show 12:30pm, Drumfit presentation, giant pirate ship inflatable, pre-school playzone, face painting, carnival game, pickleball and more.
ARTIST CRIS DELARA’S WORK ON DISPLAY
WELLAND – This month, artwork from the talented Cris Delara is featured in the library’s display case. Cris Delara is a professional portraitist, illustrator and pinup artist who works in traditional and digital media; she is also a member of the Portrait Society of America. Her featured artwork is primarily black and white portraits, using mainly graphite and charcoal materials. Delara works out of her studio at 13 Cross St. in Welland and offers classes teaching black and white techniques to students.
Call the library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 for information on how to connect with Cris Delara.
FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE
WELLAND – A Family Day free skate is being held February 20 at Welland’s main arena. It’s from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 3pm.
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.
PART-TIME MANAGER REQUIRED
WELLAND – St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Welland is looking for a new Part-time Manager. Remuneration is to be determined. Please send your resume to: Patrick Rothwell, President of the Welland Particular Council, St. Vincent de Paul Society Box 646, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0.
HARVEST KITCHEN SCHEDULE
WELLAND – Here is the schedule for the Harvest Kitchen program in Welland, it started in November and runs through to March. It is a hot meal program with no overnight component.
Sunday: 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