Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
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
ROSE SHOW JUNE 21
WELLAND – Welland Horticultural Society’s 2017 Rose and Flower Show will be held on Wednesday, June 21. Theme of the show is Canada 150th. Worthy of mention is that this year is the society’s 99th anniversary.
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:
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/
LIBRARY BRANCH GRAND OPENING
WELLAND – Mark your calendars for the Seaway Mall Branch Grand Opening event!
The Grand Opening will take place on Tuesday, June 27. Doors will open at 10:30am for the 11am reception. Come celebrate!! Seaway Mall Branch library services will be available starting at 1 pm on June 27th.
IT’S BACK! RIDE TO READ
WELLAND – The Welland Public Library is proud to partner with Welland Transit and the City of Welland for another summer of reading and riding to library branches. Ride to Read supports our TD Summer Reading Club and summer programs. This special service begins Monday, June 26.
Those participating in Ride to Read 2017 will be entered in a draw for a special prize donated by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1633! For more details, or to get your sticker for Ride to Read 2017, visit any of our library branches starting Saturday, June 24.
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. Deadlines to apply have been extended for both.
Applications and information are available at the Office of the City Clerk or by clicking on the above Committee name.
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 these vacancies; although, for the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, eligible electors from outside of Welland in accordance with the Committee’s Terms of Reference, will be considered.
Eligible elector means: You are a resident in the City of Welland or the owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; a Canadian citizen; and at least 18 years old.
All applications must be on the prescribed form and should include a brief resume.
Applications must be received in the Office of the City Clerk on or before 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017.
BISHOP TO PRESIDE AT CEMETERY MASS
WELLAND – The fifth annual Outdoor Mass will take place on Saturday, June 17 at 11am at Holy Cross Cemetery. Bishop Gerard Bergie will be the presider. Rain date will be Saturday, July 8 at 11am.
POOL OPENING DATE DELAYED
WELLAND – Due to recent 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.
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF MARKET AT OUR FARMERS MARKET
WELLAND – The next Antique and Artisan Market is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 9am – 2pm at Welland Farmer’s Market, 50 Market Square. Events: Food Truck Frenzy, Repair Cafe, Workshops, Junk in the Trunk & more.
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.