Welland City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

 

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CITY SHORTS ART: A little early, but Welland market celebrates St. Paddy’s Day. See City Shorts brief below. (Supplied graphic)

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

 ‘EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES’ PROVIDED: CAMPION

WELLAND – A delegation from the City of Welland is back from the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Conference after having productive meetings with provincial officials. Welland’s delegation was comprised of: Mayor Frank Campion, Chief Administrative Officer Gary Long, and General Manager of Infrastructure and Development Services/City Engineer Sal Iannello.

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Mayor Frank Campion

“These municipal conferences are excellent opportunities for us to meet one on one with provincial decision-makers and staff, advocate the City’s priorities, and discuss collaborative approaches to addressing challenges and capitalizing on opportunities,” stated Mayor Frank Campion. “There were several action items that Ministry staff and City staff will be following up on as a result of our meetings and we look forward to continuing our dialogue throughout the year.”

The following meetings were held:

The Honourable Brad Duguid – Minister of Economic Development and Growth,GE project update, supply chain opportunities, brownfield redevelopment funding;

Staff from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, growth and development in Welland, urban boundary expansion, employment lands;

Staff from the Ministry of Transportation, support and cooperation for industrial park expansion, Highway 406 secondary access;

Patrick Brown, Leader, Official Opposition; Ernie Hardman MPP (Municipal Affairs Critic), funding for smart cities initiatives, business incentive programs.

The Conference took place from February 26 to March 1 in Toronto.

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON GO-QUIET BYLAW

go-quietWELLAND – Residents and businesses are invited to share their thoughts on potential changes to the City of Welland’s existing Go Quiet By-Law, which prohibits motorized craft on the Welland Recreational Waterway outside of special use exemptions for safety purposes.

Three public meetings will be held:

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 1:00pm

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm

All meetings will take place in the Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex (145 Lincoln Street).

How can you get involved?

Attend one of the three public meetings and share your thoughts (2 minutes maximum per comment)

Submit a request to make a presentation: info@canalcorp.ca (8 minutes maximum – one per person)

Share your thoughts through written submission to info@canalcorp.ca using either email, PDF or MS Office formats. Submissions including the authors full name will be posted on the City of Welland website.

Take the online survey here. Print versions of the survey will be available at Welland Civic Square, WRCC and the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Survey Deadline is March 31, 2017

For further information please contact info@canalcorp.ca

YOUR CHANCE TO BE IRISH

WELLAND – May the luck of the Irish be with you at the Welland Farmers’ Market. Join in for some free family fun. Try Vesna’s Green Eggs and Pancakes. Irish Dancing, Kid’s Crafts, Face Painting and more.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Welland Farmers’ Market

THE MOONLIGHTERS SHINE AT FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

WELLAND – Go back in time to your first date, high school dances, penny loafers and cool cars. The Moonlighters specialize in early rock and roll songs, from the 50s and 60s. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Searchers, Wilson Pickett, the Beatles and more.

When: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Location: In the theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex

Tickets: This is a free event

More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or recreation@welland.ca

MUSEUM SEEKS NEW MEMBERS FOR BOARD

untitledWELLAND –Welland Historical Museum invites submissions from leaders in the community for appointment to its Board of Management.

The museum is looking for strong leaders with diverse backgrounds to reflect the demographics of our service area which includes both the City of Welland and the Town of Pelham. Being recruited are applicants with previous board and volunteer experience and would like to have representation from corporate, public sector and non-profit sectors.  Particular skill sets include human resources, health and safety, finance, fundraising and marketing backgrounds.

Youth representatives interested who have a passion for history, must be 18 years of age or older and residing or working in the City of Welland or the Town of Pelham.

The term of appointment is three years with possible renewal for a second three-year term. The Board meets a minimum of 10 times per year on the 4th Wednesday of the month for approximately 2 hours. The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Please forward your letter of nomination including a resume no later than Friday, March 16, 2017 marked “Confidential” to: The Welland Historical Museum Board of Management Attention: The Nominating Committee Welland Museum

TAX CLINICS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

tax-clinicsWELLAND – Beginning in March, Welland Public Library will once again host Income Tax Clinics for people with low and fixed incomes. Clinics will be conducted by volunteers from the CRA Volunteer Tax Service and from the Niagara District Chartered Accountants Association; they will be held primarily at the Main Branch, with one clinic held at the Diamond Trail Branch. All clinics are available by appointment only.  To book your appointment, please call 905-734-6210  ext 2521.

MEMORIAL PARK REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

WELLAND – Welland city council is developing a concept plan for improvements to Memorial Park. Please complete the online survey to help shape the future of Memorial Park. To take part, visit www.welland.ca to take the survey.

TOTALLY TRANSIT FOR SENIORS

WELLAND – The Welland Public Library and Seasons First Avenue Retirement Community would like to invite local seniors for a luncheon and Information Session, March 8, 12:30pm. The session will focus on aspects of healthy living including eating well, exercising and maintaining an active lifestyle. A speaker from Seasons First Avenue will lead the session and take questions. A light lunch and beverages will be provided.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 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.

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.

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.

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