City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

CITY SHORTS ART: Scaffolding was erected outside downtown’s Holy Trinity Anglican Church Friday morning. Maintenance repair work is scheduled to start on the bell tower next week. (Photo by Joe  Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

city-shortsCity 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

ROSE, FLOWER SHOW JUNE 21

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WELLAND – Welland Horticultural Society’s 2017 Rose and Flower Show will be held on Wednesday, June 21. Theme of the show is Canada 150th.

The society meets at Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue North. The rose and flower show will be in conjunction with the June meeting .Guest speaker will be Lester Fretz, whose topic will be Backyard Greenhouses.

For complete info on the upcoming show, click on the link below:

Click for the Rose & Flower Show Program

IT’S ROSE FEST TIME IN THE ROSE CITY

WELLAND – The 56th annual Welland Rose Festival is underway. For full details, visit the website, https: www.wellandrosefestival.on.ca/

TWO SEATS OPEN ON CITY COMMITTEES

WELLAND – The city is looking to fill volunteer positions on two committees. There is one resident-at-large position on the transit advisory committee, and one citizen opening for the senior citizens advisory committee.

Applications and info are available at the city clerk’s office or the city’s website. Applications must be received at the clerk’s office on or before 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 12.

DSBN WANTS AUDIT COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER

WELLAND – District School Board of Niagara is seeking a volunteer community member to serve on its audit committee.

Accounting, senior financial management or legal expertise are required. The term is for three years. For further details on candidate eligibility and how to apply, visit http://www.dsbn.org/auditcommittee.

POOL OPENING DATE SET BACK

WELLAND –  Due to inclement weather, opening day for Welland pools has been delayed to Saturday, June 24. Hours are: weekdays, 6 to 8pm and weekends noon to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. Regular summer hours will begin June 30.

GOT ANY TO SPARE?

WELLAND –  A blood donor clinic is being held at Welland Community Wellness Complex. It is scheduled June 15, 1:30 to 7:30pm. Please call 1-888-236-6283.

DOUBLE-BILL CONCERT

WELLAND – Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara and McPherson’s Rant are scheduled to perform at Welland Community Wellness Complex. Date is Sunday, June 11. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

BERRY, BERRY INTERESTING!

WELLAND  – A berry bonanza is being held at Welland market, Saturday, June 17,  9am to 11am. Bring the family for some children’s activities, face painting and make your own Berry Kabob.

DON’T MISS JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET

WELLAND – The 2017 music series Jammin’ at the downtown market is set to make its debut this month. The popular program begins Saturday, June 17 featuring B4 Midnight.

Other performances include: Heather Glabb, June 24; Flatwater Shadows, July 15; Joe Crawford Karaoke, July 29; David and Joni, August 12; Niagara Region Old Tyme Fiddlers, August 26; Jessica Wilson, September 2 and Tracks, September 9. Great entertainment while you shop at our local farmers market.

COLLEGE CONVOCATION AT WELLAND CAMPUS

WELLAND – Niagara College’s Spring 2017 Convocation Ceremony will take place between June 20 – 23, at the Welland Campus with a reception immediately following the ceremony. For a look at activities scheduled for all four days. please visit the college’s website.

RACE IS ALL IT’S QUACKED UP TO BE

WELLAND – Welland Rotary’s Duck Race is being held Sunday, June 25  at the Welland Rose Festival Parade. Duck race starts at 12 pm sharp at the Division Street Bridge. Race starts at the Division Street and ends at the Main Street Bridge. Tickets can be purchased through Welland Rotarians, on the day of the race at the Rotary Tent (near the Division Street Bridge – just look for the BIG DUCK) or at any Welland Rose Festival Events.

CANOE RENTAL PROGRAM BACK IN BUSINESS

WELLAND –  Welland’s popular canoe rental program has started up for the season at the PenFinancial Credit Union Flatwater Centre.

Canoes, solo kayaks, tandem kayaks, standup paddle boards and pedal boats are available for rent at the site. The centre is open 10am to 6pm on weekends in June and September. During July and August the centre is open weekdays as well, from 11am to 6pm. More info, including fees and age policy, is available on the city’s website.

LIBRARY’S SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE AVAILABLE

WELLAND –  Summer is approaching. The Welland Public Library is preparing to offer an amazing variety of programs all summer at its 3 branches. You won’t want to miss out on all of the special Canadian-themed activities to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Program Guides are available at the Main Branch, Diamond Trail Branch, and online.

Monday, June 12: Registration opens for July programs. Monday, June 26: Registration opens for TD Summer Reading Club. Monday, July 10: Registration opens for August programs. All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

 

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