Monthly Archives: July 2017

City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Popular annual fundraiser rocks the Rose City Saturday, July 22. Don’t miss it!

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

CUSTOMER ALERT FROM WELLAND HYDRO!

WELLAND –  Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. has received information from several customers about calls being received asking for information about the Fair Hydro Plan bill insert from their July invoice and then requesting a scheduled home inspection to assess the efficiency of your furnace and/or central air conditioner.  The caller will claim to be from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and/or be affiliated with Welland Hydro. Pressure tactics will be used to have you schedule a home inspection quickly. Do not let these people into your home as this is a scam.

SAFE TO SWIM AT YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?

WELLAND – Check the water before you go swimming this weekend, or any day. Make sure the water is safe. This is a great service provided by Regional Niagara.

For latest results, visit http://www.niagararegion.ca/living/water/beaches/default.aspx?topic=1

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE AMPHITHEATRE

WELLAND –  Enjoy free concerts on the floating stage at Merritt Park. All concerts are on Friday nights and begin at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.

  • Welland Sings the Blues, Friday, July 21 – Jack DeKeyzer Blues Band, The Suzie Vinnick Trio; Also appearing are blues legends Chuck Jackson and Jerome Godboo and Guest Artist Spencer McKenzie;
  • Nashville: Country Classic,  Friday, July 28 – Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, June Carter, Jerry Lee Lewis and more presented by James Yorfido; Guest Artist: Ashlynne Vince;
  • Welland Rocks on the Canal, Friday, August 11 – The Associates, The Howling Horns and Heather Glaab;
  • Soulsville, Friday, August 18 –  Juno Award winner Lance Anderson presents the music of STAX Records,Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Sam & Dave, Brooker T & the M.G.s, Eddie Floyd and many more Southern Soul Artists; Guest Artists: John Finley, George Oliver, Jay Douglas and Cheryl Lescom;
  • The British Rock Invasion, Friday, August 25 – Hot Rocks: Tribute to the Rolling Stones – The British Invasion with the music of The Beatles, The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks, The Who, Freddy and The Dreamers.

BINGO, ELIMINATION DRAW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR IRISH HOOPSTERS

WELLAND  – Having accepted an invitation to play in a holiday hoops tournament in south Florida, Notre Dame senior boys basketball team is holding a bingo fundraiser in September.

bb logo (3)The bingo is one of two fundraisers scheduled for fall. The date is Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Delta Bingo, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 which includes two single books which contain regular games and the regular jackpot only. Also one $5 voucher for use in the Tap Tix machines.

Tickets can be purchased from Coach Gallagher, 905-788-2636 or Chris Biggar, 905-380-2593 until school starts in September.

The second fundraiser is an elimination draw evening. More details will be released at a later date.

The senior Irish will  be in the All-Catholic New Year’s Holiday Tournament in Miami the first week of January 2018. The tourney is being hosted by Belen Jesuit Prep School. The eight-team tournament features six south Florida teams, a team from New York City, and the Irish.

YOGA SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:30

WELLAND – Join certified yoga teacher Rose Kobelka for a monthly calming morning yoga class, Saturday, July 22,  on the lawn overlooking the canal at the Welland Library. Morning Yoga on the Lawn is a beginner yoga class but is open to all experience levels. Please come dressed in appropriate outdoor yoga attire. In the event of rain, the class will meet in the Community Room of the Civic Square.

CROATIAN  TOURING GROUP IN CONCERT

WELLAND  – Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) Lodge 617 Hrvatski Sinovi, Welland  is hosting the Croatian Tour 2017 group  TS SARMERI & VLATKA KOPIC-PERKOVIC “TENA”  Saturday, August 19, in the Croatian National Home clubroom.  Tickets $40 for dinner and concert, dinner 5pm, concert 7:30pm.  For tickets call Ann Simunic 905-734-9851.

VISIT WELLAND SUPPER MARKET

WELLAND – Every Wednesday 4:30pm to dusk, a mid-week gathering of families, friends and community to have supper on Merritt Island. Enjoy yummy food, delicious craft ales, wines and ciders. Take in some local entertainment and a great evening on the Island. The next is Wednesday, July 26.

CANOE RENTAL PROGRAM OPEN WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS  

WELLAND –  Welland’s popular canoe rental program is in full swing 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 June to September. During July and August the centre is open weekdays from 11am to 6pm.

Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the Welland Canoe Rental Program Facebook page

DON’T MISS JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET

WELLAND – The 2017 music series Jammin’ at the downtown market is now in full swing. Upcoming performers are: 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. Performances are 9:30am to 10:30am.

JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND

WELLAND  –  Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40 Minute Walk on Merritt Island. The next is Monday, July 24.

 

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Meeting Calendar

Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Information is obtained from the applicable agency, board, committee, or commission and downloaded to this calendar as it becomes available. Information is subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information, including cancellations.

July

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Welland Active Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting  ≫

6:30 PM Monday Jul. 17  2017 –
Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln Street


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Committee of Adjustment Hearing(s)  ≫

5:00 PM Wednesday Jul. 19  2017 –
Council Chambers

City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Colourful program at Welland Historical Museum, see full details in the City Short, below. (Museum graphic)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

city-shorts

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

SAFE TO SWIM AT YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?

WELLAND – Check the water before you go swimming this weekend, or any day. Make sure the water is safe. This is a great service provided by Regional Niagara.

For latest results, visit http://www.niagararegion.ca/living/water/beaches/default.aspx?topic=1

COLOUR AND LEARN: CANADA’S FIRSTS #1

WELLAND  – In addition to a Draw and Learn program, Welland Museum has the Colour and Learn program.

The museum’s Colour and Learn is intended for children ages 9-12. The program uses detailed colouring pages of historical people and events. Your kids can learn about each event and person they colour! This program is also offered in both English and French. Call to register your child today! (905)-732-2215.

July 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

ENGLISH PROGRAMMING: 11:00am-12:30pm

FRENCH PROGRAMMING/PROGRAMME FRANCOPHONE: 13h30-15h00

Colour and Learn: Canada’s Firsts #1: Colour historical people, places, and events that were considered to be the first in Canada! For example, the first female doctor to the first telephone.

BINGO, ELIMINATION DRAW TO RAISE FUNDS FOR IRISH HOOPSTERS

bb logo (3)WELLAND  – Having accepted an invitation to play in a holiday hoops tournament in south Florida, Notre Dame senior boys basketball team is holding a bingo fundraiser in September.

The bingo is one of two fundraisers scheduled for fall. The date is Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Delta Bingo, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 which includes two single books which contain regular games and the regular jackpot only. Also one $5 voucher for use in the Tap Tix machines.

Tickets can be purchased from Coach Gallagher, 905-788-2636 or Chris Biggar, 905-380-2593 until school starts in September.

The second fundraiser is an elimination draw evening. More details will be released at a later date.

The senior Irish will  be in the All-Catholic New Year’s Holiday Tournament in Miami the first week of January 2018. The tourney is being hosted by Belen Jesuit Prep School. The eight-team tournament features six south Florida teams, a team from New York City, and the Irish.

MUSEUM TO HOST ‘FRANCOPHONIE’ CELEBRATION

WELLAND –  Une Célébration de la francophonie au Musée de Welland  

Friday, Jul. 28  2017 – Rejoignez-nous au Musée de Welland le vendredi 28 juillet et le vendredi 11 août de 15h-20h pour une célébration de la francophonie.Nous aurons plusieurs activités: une présentation sur l’histoire de la communauté francophone de Welland, ressources francophones, activités pour enfants, échantillonnage de musique francophone, dégustation de plats traditionnels canadiens-français et un film en français à être annoncé. Nous avons hâte de vous voir.

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE AMPHITHEATRE

WELLAND –  Enjoy free concerts on the floating stage at Merritt Park. All concerts are on Friday nights and begin at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.

Next up: Funk and Soul – this evening, Friday, July 14, featuring LMT Connection. Also performing The Mandevilles with Serena Pryne.

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF MARKET AT OUR FARMER’S MARKET

WELLAND – The next Antique and Artisan Market is scheduled for Sunday, July 16,  9am – 2pm at Welland Farmer’s Market, 50 Market Square. Events: Food Truck Frenzy, Repair Cafe, Workshops, Junk in the Trunk & more.

JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND

WELLAND  –  Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40 Minute Walk on Merritt Island. The next is Monday, July 10.

CROATIAN  TOURING GROUP IN CONCERT

WELLAND  – Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) Lodge 617 Hrvatski Sinovi, Welland  is hosting the Croatian Tour 2017 group  TS SARMERI & VLATKA KOPIC-PERKOVIC “TENA”  Saturday, August 19, in the Croatian National Home clubroom.  Tickets $40 for dinner and concert, dinner 5pm, concert 7:30pm.  For tickets call Ann Simunic 905-734-9851.

FIRST BOOK CLUB AT MERRITT ISLAND

summer book clubWELLAND – Join in this summer at the Merritt Island pavilion July 18, 2pm, as library staff bring the popular Afternoon Book Club outdoors.

Each participant is asked to bring their favourite book to the July Summer Book Club to discuss all the reasons why they chose that particular title.

The Library will provide light refreshments. Registration is not required.

VISIT WELLAND SUPPER MARKET

WELLAND – Every Wednesday 4:30pm to dusk, a mid-week gathering of families, friends and community to have supper on Merritt Island. Enjoy yummy food, delicious craft ales, wines and ciders. Take in some local entertainment and a great evening on the Island. The next is Wednesday, July 12.

CANOE RENTAL PROGRAM OPEN WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS  

WELLAND –  Welland’s popular canoe rental program is up and running 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 June to September. During July and August the centre is open weekdays from 11am to 6pm. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the Welland Canoe Rental Program Facebook page

DON’T MISS JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET

WELLAND – The 2017 music series Jammin’ at the downtown market is now in full swing. Featured performers are: 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. Performances are 9:30am to 10:30am.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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8:25 AM EDT Thursday 13 July 2017
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

At 8:25 a.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms from Sarnia to Woodstock will continue over the next few hours and are moving southeastward to Hamilton and Niagara. Heavy rain with near 50 millimetres in an hour and wind gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are the main threats. Total rainfall amounts in excess of 50 millimetres are possible this morning in localized areas.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Avoid driving through water on roads. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information:
http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

Bingo, Elimination Draw In The Cards To Raise $$$ For Miami-Bound Hoops Team

nd logoWELLAND – Having accepted an invitation to play in a holiday hoops tournament in south Florida, Notre Dame senior boys basketball team is holding a bingo fundraiser in September.

The senior Irish will  be in the All-Catholic New Year’s Holiday Tournament in Miami the first week of January 2018. The tourney is being hosted by Belen Jesuit Prep School. The eight-team tournament features six south Florida teams, a team from New York City, and the Irish.

According to ND coach Mark Gallagher, the Irish will also visit the WOW Center Miami, a home for disabled adults, and will conduct a hoops clinic for its clients.

The bingo is one of two fundraisers scheduled for fall. The date is Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Delta Bingo, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 which includes two single books which contain regular games and the regular jackpot only. Also one $5 voucher for use in the Tap Tix machines.

Tickets can be purchased from Gallagher, 905-788-2636 or Chris Biggar, 905-380-2593 until school starts in September.

The second fundraiser is an elimination draw evening. More details will be released at a later date.

 

Applications Now Being Accepted For College’s Next Many Hands Project

WELLAND – Calling all Niagara-based charitable organizations: Need a small upgrade to your facility or programming?

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Managed by the College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Sport, and faculty and students from the Event Management program, the annual Many Hands Project has been making its mark on the Niagara region for the past 20 years, by providing facility upgrades to local non-profit organizations.

After two decades of success, the College will kick-start its 21st annual Many Hands Project with a new focus on smaller scale projects that involve a one- or two-day facility rejuvenation. Projects will fall within an approximate budget of $5,000 – for example, a new coat of paint, new flooring, a new look to an outdoor space, and/or initiatives that aim to improve programming.

“While equipping our students with the valuable hands-on skills and real-world experience they need to succeed in the industry, we take pride in the fact that our project will continue to build on its legacy of assisting non-profits that contribute so positively to our Niagara communities,” said Christine Blane, professor and coordinator of the Event Management program. “There are many non-profits that could use alternative levels of support and the Many Hands Project has positioned itself to reach out.”

Students from the College’s post-graduate Event Management program will plan, manage and host a fundraising event to support this year’s project. The facility upgrade will be completed by a team of volunteers from the College, the recipient organization, and the community.

Applicants must be a non-profit agency in Niagara that serves the community. Those interested in becoming the recipient of the next Many Hands Project may access an application at www.niagaracollege.ca/manyhands

Applications must be submitted for consideration by August 24, 2017. The selected recipient organization is expected to be announced this fall.

For full details regarding the 2017-2018 Many Hands Project, visit the website at www.niagaracollege.ca/manyhands

Currently celebrating its 50th year as a College of Applied Arts and Technology, NC is a leader in applied education and a key contributor to the economies of Niagara and Ontario. A regional college with global reach, NC offers more than 100 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs. Visit niagaracollege.ca.

(Source: Niagara College news release)