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NEW DATE FOR WELLAND MUSEUM AGM
WELLAND –Welland Historical Museum invites submissions for appointment to its Board of Management. The museum is looking for strong leaders with diverse backgrounds to reflect the demographics of its 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 new date for the Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, May 10, at 7pm.
Please forward your letter of nomination including a resume, by the new deadline date Friday, April 28, marked “Confidential” to: The Welland Historical Museum Board of Management Attention: The Nominating Committee, Welland Museum.
EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA AT MARKET
WELLAND – Join in the Earth Day fun at the Welland Farmers’ Market. On Saturday, April 22, from 9 to 11am, bring the family for some children’s activities, face painting and help beautify the Market!
Textile Waste Diversion will be there, so bring a bag of used clothing/textiles and receive a FREE market tote bag. Free seedlines will be given away while supplies last.
FALLEN WORKERS SPEAKER SERIES RESUMES APRIL 25
WELLAND – The Welland Canal Fallen Workers Speaker Series continues at 7pm on Tuesday, April 25 with: Disaster on the Welland Canal: The Lock 6 Gate Collapse 1928, by Sarah King-Head:
“Nothing in the world could have pulled her back,” is how William Merkley described efforts to prevent his twenty-ton crane from toppling over and falling 80 feet into the Lock 6 chamber below. Worse yet, it forced the collapse of a gate that killed ten men and injured scores more on Wednesday August 1, 1928.
Thorold-based historian, Sarah King Head, MA, PhilM, will explore the causes and circumstances that led to the highest single day loss of life in the two decades it took to build the Welland Ship Canal. She will also consider who these men were, showing that their range of ethnicities and nationalities provides a unique snapshot of immigration patterns to Canada in the years after WWI.
This talk will take place at 7pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland. The next – and final – topic is: Tuesday, May 30: Helmet Diving from the Past by Mike Babiski.
Please register for these talks by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through the online calendar.
ROCKIN’ AT THE FLATWATER CENTRE
WELLAND –Here’s your invite to some Flatwater Fun. It’s on Friday, April 28 at 7 pm at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.
The evening features Howling Horns and Groovy Food. Ticket price includes finger foods provided by Smokin’ Buddha. This City of Welland sponsored event benefits Womens’ Place Welland through the United Way. Tickets: $15 per person.
STAGED MAYHEM AT MUSEUM FUNDRAISER
WELLAND –- On Saturday, April 29, Welland Historical Museum is holding a Murder Mystery Fundraiser at Welland Legion, Morningstar Avenue from 6 to 10pm. Come out for a night of dinner, entertainment, and silent auction. Tickets are $40/person or $35/person when booking a table of 8. Tickets can be booked online or by phone.
SEAT OPEN ON TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WELLAND – Applications are available at the office of the city clerk, or on the city’s website at https://www.welland.ca/Media/notices.asp for one resident-at-large volunteer position on Welland’s transit advisory committee.
Your application should describe what assets you feel you can bring to the committee. You must be an eligible elector in the City of Welland in order to fill the vacancy.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR POPULAR ELIMINATION DRAW
WELLAND – The annual Croatian National Home Elimination Draw is being held Wednesday, May 10 at the hall on Broadway Avenue. Tickets are $70.
Tickets are available from Kathleen Turkovich, 905-735-5089 if you are interested in purchasing. Don’t wait long, the event sells out quickly.
COLLEGE HOLDS ORIENTATION
WELLAND –Spring Orientation takes place May 4 at Niagara College.
AUTHOR JOHNSON FEATURED VIA SKYPE
WELLAND –On April 24, Welland Library’s evening Book Club will discuss “They Left Us Everything” and be joined by author, Plum Johnson via Skype! Pick up a copy at the library. Check time of event with the library.